The Maldives – Most Detailed Travel Guide

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ONE OF THE BEST PLACES FOR YOU; THE MALDIVES


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If you have questions like; What are the best places to visit? Where should I go for a honeymoon? Which place has a large variety of activities? Where are the most romantic places? Where should I visit with a low budget? How can i save my money while travelling?

This traveling guide is exactly for you ! We created the most detailed traveling guide about the Maldives for every budget! Keep reading and plan your the best vacation!

The Maldives
is an independent island country in the north-central Indian Ocean which also called The Maldive Islands. It consists of about 1.200 small islands also the Maldives is the planet’s lowest country. It is approximately 1.8 meters above than sea level.


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THE WEATHER OF THE MALDIVES


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The Maldives has stable temperatures all year because it is located near the Equator. The climate of Maldives is tropical equatorial and generally warm and humid. The Maldives spread out large field and has 800km distance from North to South and Equator crossing the country so that weather forecasts might be different between Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern parts.


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(28°C)(82°F)SEPTEMBER
(15 DAYS)
APRIL
(30°C)(86°F)
FEBRUARY
(10 HRS)
MARCH
(30°C)(86°F)
JANUARY
(25°C)(77°F)

(Weather forecast from weatherwidget.io)

MALDIVES WEATHER



BEST TIME TO VISIT THE MALDIVES


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In May and October, you can see heavy rainfalls and storms but don’t worry about the bad weather conditions! Usually, clouds moving quickly and the rain will stop in a short time. Because of bad weather conditions, there will be fewer visitors and prices will be lower than other months in the Maldives and activities won’t be crowded so that you can spend your time more comfortable with low budget.

If you love sunbathing and warm weather, November and April will be the best months for you. In those months, rainfalls will be rare and these months will be the most crowded time of the Maldives.


HAVING A HOLIDAY IN THE MALDIVES


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The Maldives is one of the best places for an island vacation. People are visiting there alone, with their darling or they are coming for their honeymoon. You can see all tones of colors and it contains a large variety of trees, palm trees, clear water, white beaches without rocks, like Heaven.

Every people think The Maldives is a really expensive place to spend time but it is not true. It consists of approximately 1.200 small islands and every budget can find a place!


WEDDING AND HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES


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Is getting married legal in the Maldives?

A wedding between two foreigners in the Maldives is not legal. Most of the people got married in their countries and then arranging a ceremony in the Maldives.

Wedding ceremony

Nowadays, most of the people trying to have a wedding ceremony and honeymoon in the Maldives so that hotels and resorts offering new wedding packages to visitors. Additionally, you can have a ceremony which includes Maldivian culture. In that culture, 20 drummers who wearing traditional clothes playing Bodu Beru (drums) in procession. Also, you can wear those traditional clothes and choose a traditional route for your Bodu Beru procession.

Cost of a perfect wedding ceremony

You must be thinking, having a wedding abroad will be expensive but if you keep reading, you will be shocked! In the Maldives, hotels and resorts offering wedding packages which includes the flowers, the makeup, the cake, the photography, and the venue. You can book bigger packages but you won’t have to do that because even basic packages include primary things for a perfect ceremony and all these things are not more than $4.000!


BEST THINGS TO DO IN THE MALDIVES


Please check our list to see the cost of the activities.


The Maldives - Catamaran Sailing
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Catamaran Sailing

A catamaran is like a canoe which has two parallel hulls on left and right and sails are in the middle. People prefer catamaran because it is roomier than a canoe and more stable while sailing.

Catamarans are very popular in the Maldives because people want to explore all beauties of the Maldives’ oceans like coral reefs and islands. If you experienced you can rent a catamaran for yourself and sail with your family or friends but most visitors prefer sailing with a catamaran guide because they almost know all the places to visit and visitors just want to enjoy the scenery.

Best places to sail on the amazing water with Catamaran
Vilamendhoo, Meerufenfushi, Furaveri, Thoddoo


The Maldives - Canoeing  - traveling guide for every budget
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Canoeing

Canoes are better for who wants to exercise while moving around islands but if you canoeing, you shouldn’t go away from the land because if the weather is too windy, you can get lost or you can’t control your canoe. Also, you should wear a life jacket and helmet every time while canoeing.

But you can still enjoy because canoes are for singles or doubles and you can explore the world’s best sceneries and exercise while chatting with your friend or one of the family members.

Best places to sail on the amazing water with Canoe
Vilamendhoo, Meerufenfushi, Furaveri, Thoddoo


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Paddleboarding / Stand Up Paddle

Paddleboarding is the new trend in the Maldives and it is also called stand up paddle.
While sailing on the Indian Ocean with paddleboard, you can explore underwater and enjoy the sunset while exercising. Also, when you feel tired you can sunbathe on your paddle!

Best places for Paddleboarding
Maafushi, Dhigurah Island, Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima


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Snorkeling

The Maldives has the world’s best reefs and underwater life under clean and pleasantly warm waters so that it is one of the best places for snorkeling and scuba diving.

The Maldives is like a home for over 2,000 species of fish, dolphins, manta rays, moray eels, eagle rays, stingrays, turtles, and the magnificent whale shark. You can be sure, you won’t feel disappointed after explored these beauties.

Best places for Snorkeling
South Ari Atoll, North Ari Atoll, North Huvadhoo, South Male Atoll


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Watching Whale Sharks

Whale sharks are majestic sea creatures which are one of the largest fish in the sea and they are living in the depths of the ocean. Although they are frequently spotted in the Maldives, most of the visitors are unaware of them. While sailing on the ocean with your paddleboard, canoe or catamaran you can spot the whale sharks’ amazing pattern and you can dive to the water to swim with whale sharks and feed them with planktons which can reach up to 12 meters length. Certainly, it will be one of the best experiences of your life.

Best places to Watch Whale Sharks
Velavaru, Meeru, Maafushi, Hulhumale


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Scuba Diving

The Maldives is known as one of the best places for scuba diving and you will have a chance to get close to a large variety of sea creatures including turtles and whale sharks. If you decided to dive on the Maldives’ warm waters, you will be luckier than other visitors after you explored the depth of the Maldives.

If you are not experienced in scuba diving, you can find lots of diving courses and you can explore the depth in a short time. If you already experienced, booking a boat trip will be the best option for you. These boats visiting most of the reefs and they will allow you to explore the depth.

For experienced or inexperienced divers, the best months are from January to April. There will be lots of diving courses or boats to book.

Best places for Scuba Diving
North Male Atoll, Thaa Atoll, Maafushi Island


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Surfing

You can go surfing whenever you want between March and October but June to August has the biggest waves. Although the waves on the Maldives are fast, they have less punch and power. Also, the Maldives has lots of surfing spots and you can find lots of surfing camps.

Best places for Surfing
Huraa Island, Huvadhoo Atoll, Thaa Atoll, Laamu Atoll


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Fishing

The fishing industry in the Maldives is the second biggest industry after tourism due to a large variety of aqua life and local people’s fishing love. There are lots of fishing species here such as parrotfish, squirrelfish, snapper, grouper and tuna.

Like species of fish, there are lots of fishing methods too such as bait fishing, reef fishing, pelagic fishing, mariculture and shore fishing.

Best places for Fishing
Kuredu, Madoogali Island, Vilamendhoo


The Maldives - Spa and Massaging - the most detailed traveling guide
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Spa & Massaging

After lots of amazing activities, you will need to relax and spa or massaging will be the best choice because there are lots of spa & massaging experts on the Maldives. Those experts are experienced about full body massage, spa, detoxes, soaks, therapies and healing meditations. Before start, they will measure your physical and physiological condition and will find the best method to relax you. Also, you will have those therapies on amazing places such as underwater spa center or a special boat.

Best places for amazing Spa & Massaging
Kuda Huraa, North Malé Atoll, Vihamanaafushi


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Yoga & Pilates

After a professional body care such as spa and healing meditations, yoga & pilates will be the right choice to calm your mind. The Maldives’ unique atmosphere and breeze will help your concentration and you will be able to speak with your inner world.

Best places to Yoga & Pilates
Landaa Giraavaru, Baros Island


The Maldives - Nightlife - the most detailed traveling guide
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Nightlife in the Maldives

If you visited a new place, of course you will meet new people and the Maldives has amazing clubs and society to spend time together. The Maldives has a large variety of activities and there is something for everyone. You can have a dinner at underwater parties to chat with your new friends while watching the amazing scenery or if you want to enjoy all kinds of music you can choose jazz clubs or karaoke rooms. If you don’t want to spare your energy you can prefer jungle cinemas on the beach or you can just hold your fishing rod while watching the amazing sunset.

Best places to enjoy amazing Nightlife of Maldives
Kuredu, Lankanfinolhu, Nalaguraidhoo


The Maldives - Maldivian Cuisine
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Explore Maldivian Cuisine

The Maldives has lots of eating options and you can find restaurants or street foods everywhere. No matter whether children or vegan everyone can find peerless foods for themselves. Spices and seafood really important in Maldivian cuisine and they have boundless recipes also they have lots of amazing fruits and sweet dishes. When you finished your dinner, you should taste amazing Maldivian teas or coffees and don’t forget that Maldivian local people are not drinking alcohols. If you want to have a romantic dinner with some alcohol you should prefer beach or resorts.

There is a list of amazing Maldivian traditional foods. Tasting these flavors will be exciting for you

Mashuni: Mashed tuna mixed with coconut, chilli and also onion and served for morning meal with roshi.
Roshi: Flatbread.
Hedhikaa: Typical snacks
Kavaabu: Deep-fried treats made from rice, tuna, coconut, lentils as well as flavors.
Dhonkeyokajuru: Fried banana cake flavored with rose water or vanilla
Sai: Favourite tea of local people


TRANSPORTATION IN THE MALDIVES


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Taxi

If you planning to visit big cities of the Maldives such as Male and Addu, taxies are taking a really important part in transportation. You can go to wherever you want with taxies and it will cost approximately 25 MVR ($1.6)


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Bus

You can prefer busses if you have a lot of luggage but it will be a slow trip and busses have limited routes. It will cost approximately 3 MVR ($0.2)


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Bicycle

You can use bicycles to have a small tour around the beaches or explore islands with an amazing sunset. You can find lots of shops to rent a bicycle.


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Ferry

The ferry is one of the cheapest ways of transporting in the Maldives. Over a 5 hours long journey to explore the beauties of the Maldives will cost around 45 MVR ($3)


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Speed Boat

If you have limited time in the Maldives, you can prefer speed boats to have a fast journey to explore more places but it can cost you up to 3.500 MVR ($226) which is depending on the distance and luxury of the island.


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Yacht

If you have a high budget, you should rent a yacht to explore isolated islands and reefs. A yacht which is for 6 guests will cost around 55,000 MVR ($3.500) per day.


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Traditional ‘Dhoni’

If you want to learn more about the traditions of the Maldives, you can prefer ‘dhoni’ to take a tour around the islands. It will cost 1.250 MVR ($80) for a day. Also, you can rent special dhoni for your romantic honeymoon.


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Seaplanes

Seaplanes are flying at low altitude and they offer you amazing bird-eye views but they are out of the service at nights. This unique once in a lifetime experience will cost around 5.000 MVR ($325)


COST OF A HOLIDAY IN THE MALDIVES


Suggested daily budget for per person

Low Budget: 2.300 MVR ($150)
Medium Budget: 6.000 MVR ($400)

Accommodation

Hotels are really rare in the Maldives so that you should find a suitable resort for you. If you want to rent a one-room resort it starts at 900 MVR ($60) per night. Most resorts have double-room packages and it will cost around 1.500 MVR ($100). No matter whether it is one-room or double most of resorts have free air conditioner and Wi-Fi. Also, you can prefer guesthouses to pay less and stay with local people. Usually, guesthouses are include breakfast and have a private bathroom in each room. It will cost around 600 MVR ($40).

Transportation

Usually, resorts include transportation costs but if you will stay on guesthouses transportation will cost around 160 MVR ($10) daily for per person.

Activities

We created a list to show you the costs of activities.

Catamaran Sailing: It takes minimum 60 minutes and it starts at 770 MVR ($50) for 2 – 4 person.

Canoeing: Starts at 380 MVR ($25) for 60 minutes (per person)

Paddleboarding / Stand Up Paddle: Renting a paddleboard starts at 380 MVR ($25) for 60 minutes (per person)

Snorkeling: 3 hours snorkeling journey starts at 1.400 MVR ($90) for per person.

Watching Whale Sharks: If you want to just watch the whale sharks, it will cost around 760 MVR ($50) for per person. Also, booking a package to snorkeling with whale sharks will start at 3.000 MVR ($200) for per person.

Scuba Diving: Diving to reefs starts at 1.700 MVR ($110) for per person.

Surfing: If you experienced, 60 minutes surfing starts at 380 MVR ($25). If you are not experienced with special surfing course (3 hours) it costs around 2.600 MVR ($170) for per person.

Fishing: If you want to join a boat tour for fishing it starts at 3.000 MVR ($200) for per person.

Spa & Massaging: There is lots of spa and massaging techniques in the Maldives but usually they start at 1.500 MVR ($100) for per technique. Additionally, you can book beauty services and hairstyling.

Yoga & Pilates: 1 Day yoga, pilates and meditation packages start at 760 MVR ($50) for per person.

Nightlife: Underwater parties will cost 1.100 MVR ($70) for 2 people. Jazz clubs start at 900 MVR ($60) for 2 people. If you want to drink some alcohol in bars it will cost 800 MVR ($50) for 2 people.

Food

Usually resorts include meals and drinks but if you want to taste Maldivian restaurants and street foods, it approximately costs 80 MVR ($5) for each meal. If you want to visit luxury restaurants it costs around 300 MVR ($20) for each meal. While staying in guesthouses, you have to eat outside or cook yourself. Buying your own groceries and cooking will cost 150 MVR ($10) for 1 day.


TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY


Split your flights

When you got closer to Asia, you can find lots of regional airlines and they will be cheaper than other airways. Firstly, you should book a flight to Asia or Middle East then you can find lots of cheaper flights to the Maldives.

Stay on guesthouses with locals

When you compare prices of guesthouses and resorts, you can save 300 MVR ($20) daily and staying with locals will be more beneficial to learn more about the Maldives and their culture.

Carry extra dollars

Some Maldivian restaurants or shops accept dollar so that if you pay with the dollar it can be cheaper than MVR.

Use Ferries

To explore more islands in the Maldives you should prefer ferries to save money. Transporting from an island to another one will cost around 45 MVR ($3) also you can book a 5 hours ferry trip around islands for the same price!


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