Top 5 Things to Know Before Traveling to the Maldives
The mere mention of the Maldives, the legendary archipelago in the Indian Ocean, conjures images of turquoise waters, pristine white-sand beaches and luxurious overwater villas. But before you pack your bags for this bucket-list destination, here are the top things you need to know before traveling to the Maldives:
Snorkeling and scuba diving are legendary
Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you explore clear waters full of breathtaking coral reefs and vibrant marine life, including turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and colorful schools of fish. Plus, the water is so warm that no wetsuits are needed. But there's still plenty to do if water activities aren't your thing: relax on the white sand beaches, indulge in spa treatments or admire the stunning Maldivian sky on a sunset cruise or stargazing excursion. Pro tip: Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort offers complimentary snorkel masks and fins to use for all guests along with a variety of other ocean sports.
All-inclusive is easiest
When visiting a remote destination like the Maldives, booking an all-inclusive package like this Honeymoon Getaway package lets you relax and enjoy without worrying about additional costs. If you book a stay at the Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort you'll arrive on the island via a short 30-minute seaplane ride from the capital of Malé. Along the way, you can enjoy picturesque views of various islands overhead before landing at your resort getaway.
Book far in advance
The Maldives is a highly sought-after destination, so booking well ahead of time is recommended, especially if you want to travel during peak season (November to April). Look for early-bird discounts for bookings made several months in advance. Be sure to plan ahead to secure the best deals.
Seaplanes are the primary method of transportation around the archipelago, so you'll need to keep your luggage reasonably lightweight. Luckily, light clothing made from breathable fabrics, cover-ups and swimwear is all you need for basking in the warm, tropical breezes of the Maldives. And don't forget to pack sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself against all that sunshine.
Be conscious of cultural and religious considerations
Respecting the local culture and customs wherever you travel is essential. When visiting the Maldives, remember that it's a Muslim country, so dress modestly whenever visiting religious sites. Public displays of affection are frowned upon, and it's best to refrain from such gestures outside the resorts. Also, alcohol is only permitted in designated tourist resorts.
The Maldives is a dream destination offering unparalleled beauty and luxury. The islands promise a once-in-a-lifetime vacation adventure with its stunning beaches, world-class diving and snorkeling, and extraordinary resorts.
Book your stay at Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort now to make memories in this tropical paradise.
Create extraordinary moments that turn into cherished memories. From spontaneous beachside concerts to intimate sunset dining experiences, our resorts are buzzing with happenings that will take your breath away.
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