White beaches, crystal clear water, luxury at its finest. The Maldives is the best destination for the holiday of a lifetime!
Planning a trip to the smallest Country of Asia requires time and, most of all, a good budget. There’s no such a thing as “a cheap stay” in the Maldives.
Keep reading for the Ultimate Maldives Travel Guide.
Language: Dhivehi. English is widely spoken.
Credit cards/ATM: Major credit cards are widely accepted in the resorts, and ATMs can be found easily in Male and at the airport.
Currency: The currency of India is the Maldivian rufiyaa (Rf) BUT US$ is the commercial currency in hotels and resorts.
Plugs: Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although most resorts supply adaptors. Anyway, it’s always to bring an adaptor like this one.
Tipping: Tips are welcome.
The Maldives is an all-year-round destination.
From December to February it’s high season in the Maldives, which means lots of tourists and high prices. The weather is perfect with blue sky and a lot of sun. Prices peak during Christmas and New Year and many hotels request a minimum stay of 5+ nights.
March, April, and May are the hottest months of the Year in the Maldives with good weather with few clouds.
The low season spreads from June to November when storms and more likely. On the other hand, prices drop (not in August though, when it’s the European Summer holidays).
– Dress. The Maldives is still a quite conservative country, so if you plan to visit any inhabited island avoid too revealing and tight cloth
– Religion. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter mosques.
– Greetings. Men usually shake hands while women usually don’t.
– Take a look at the forecast
– Choose the right resort
– Be careful with hidden prices
Keep reading the TIPS FOR A PERFECT FIRST TIME IN THE MALDIVES.