A visit to Maldives is the most fascinatingly memorable experience, even for those who have trotted the world. Maldives is a group of 26 ring shaped atolls, made up of 1192 coral islands in the Indian Ocean and is famous for its white sandy beaches, pristine clear blue lagoons and coral reefs. It is a couple’s paradise with Villas offering complete privacy to the romantics. It is equally popular amongst thrill seekers and those who want to relax. Numerous spa help you relax and rejuvenate. People of Maldives are known for their hospitality. Maldivian culture is distinctly influenced by Indians, Sri Lankans and Arabs. Male is the capital city of Maldives and Male International Airport is the main airport used by tourists. The temperature is around 30 degrees throughout the year.
|Popular Marine Activities||Canoeing, Catamaran sailing, Fishing, Flyboarding, Free diving, Fun Tube riding, Jet ski, Kayaking, Parasailing, Surfing, Underwater scooter rides, snorkelling, Glass bottom boat ride|
|Must Visit Destinations||https://pixabay.com/images/search/maldives/Male, Addu Toll, Addu City, Maafushi, Hithadhoo, Naifaru, Maamigili, Thinadhoo, Fulhadhoo, Bandos, Baros, Reethi Beach|
|Various Accomodation Options||Private Villas, Hotels, Guesthouses, Resorts and Live in Boats.|
|Best Rated Resorts||Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Kanuhura, The Residence Maldives, Mirihi Island Resort|
|Best Hotels in Maldives||Cheval Blanc Randheli, Lux South Ari Atoll, Kanuhura Maldives, Park Hyatt Maldives, Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives, Baros Maldives.|
|Popular Places Serving Indian Cuisines||Bombay Darbar, Tandoori Flames, Baraabaru, Symphony Restaurant, Lemongrass Fifth Restaurant|
|Restaurants offering Unique Underwater Dining Experience||Ithaa Undersea Dining Establishment at Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, Subsix at Niyama Private Islands Maldives, SEA Dining Establishment|
|Best Places for Shopping||Centro Mall, Brandloom by Enmark, Island Bazar, M Souvenirs, Angolo Souvenir shop.|
|Best Dive Sites in Maldives||Hanifaru Bay, Baa Atoll and Blue Hole, Baa Atoll are best dive sites in Maldives.|
|Best Islands for Snorkelling||Maalhosmadulu Island, Amilla Beach Villa Residences, Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Bandos Island, Bandos, North Male Atoll, Baros Island, Baros, North Male Atoll, Fihalholi, Fihalholi Island Resort, South Male Atoll ,Biyadhoo, Biyadhoo Island Resort, South Male Atoll|
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A group of coral islands scattered in the midst of Indian Ocean, the beaches, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna - these are the very simple realities that beckon tourists from far and wide to these tiny islets making it a heavenly getaway.
Maldives has a low crime rate and therefore considered relatively safe. However, petty crimes like pick pocketing or bag snatching are common. It’s advisable to always be cautious of your surroundings and avoid visiting isolated areas.
Maldivian (Divehi) is the main language of Maldives.
There are no special health requirements required to enter the Maldives unless if you are arriving from a Central African or South American country where yellow fever is endemic. In which case, you will be required to present an international certificate of inoculation against yellow fever
The national currency of Maldives is Rufiyaa (MRf) and Laari (L)(1 Rufiyaa – 100 Laaris)
The Maldives is located at the top of the equator and enjoys warm weather all year round. Temperatures average 28°C. Storms blow through the islands between June and August and you can experience 8 hours of sunshine between November and April.
Male' is the world's smallest capital and one of the overcrowded cities. If you are visiting Male' you would see a large flag waving over the skyline. Take note of its location. Once arrived, head to the flag you saw while arriving and on the way you will see President's Office. If you walk straight, few minutes past the flag, you can find Fish Market and Local market. Then you can come back near the flag, around are souvenir shops. The mosque with large golden dome is called the Islamic Centre. There is a board with notice for tourists who wish to enter. Next the Islamic Centre is the headquarters of the Maldives National Defence Force. Taking pictures of MNDF is not permitted. Just ask a friendly local and you will find the national museum, old Friday Mosque and Presidential Palace in walking distance. There are many restaurants around if you need a snack or refreshment.
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Maldives Visa Requirments
- Maldives offers online Visa (Electronic Travel Authorization) for 30 days, extendable up to 90 days in total for Indian citizens who present evidence of sufficient funds and who stay in a resort or hotel or present a letter from a local sponsor. Anyone staying more than 60 days without proper authorization faces heavy fines and deportation.
- A valid passport, along with return ticket and sufficient funds, is required for entry.
Requirements for Visa
- Valid passport with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 6 months validity.
Confirmed return ticket out of Maldives
Confirmation of reservation in a Tourist Resort or a Hotel.
Have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay in Maldives. (US$100 + $50 dollars per day)
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