Just south of the Indian subcontinent, there is a chain of gorgeous islands known as the Maldives. In recent decades, traveling to the Maldives has become immensely popular because they offer you an unforgettable experience. The crystal blue waters of the island are just teeming with a variety of ocean life and there are white sandy beaches abutting the resorts and private bungalows. This luxury destination also offers people a world-class diving experience and is a fascinating place to visit. However, you should have some knowledge about the place before you travel to the Maldives. Listed below are some tips that can come in handy:
All resorts in the Maldives are on their own island, which range between 2.5 km to 250 km. Each resort is isolated, which means that you can only access the facilities of the resort during your stay like sports facilities, bars, restaurants, entertainment etc. You will have about 106 resort islands to choose from and each one is more breathtaking than the last. While most people don’t leave the resort, you can explore the area by going on a cruise, which is the most popular way to travel in the Maldives.
When to Visit
There is a benign climate in the Maldives as temperatures throughout the year fall between 26C and 30C. There is a monsoon season in the month of November, but tornadoes are fairly uncommon in this region. The season can continue in December, but rain usually comes in short, afternoon bursts. Christmas and New Year are the most expensive times to travel to the Maldives. The months of January, February and March are the perfect months for visiting the Maldives as the water is calm as glass and the sky is blue. It is the best time to look for only exclusive travel Maldives packages. However, if you want to go when the cost is low, April is your month.
When you travel to the Maldives, there are certain things that you definitely want to do and some of them are:
- Spend a day touring the National Museum
- Charter a boat for going on a fishing expedition or sign up for a fishing safari
- Do some surfing offshore and enjoy the waves
- Explore the beautiful coral reefs of the island by going snorkeling or scuba diving. You can also take a look at the reefs from the popular Whale Submarine
- Charter an air taxi and then plane hop from atoll to atoll to see all 26
- Explore the southernmost city in the Maldives called Addu City, which is its second largest town
- Don’t forget to participate in some watersports such as water skiing and wind surfing
- Taste the delicious traditional Maldivian food at the many cafes and hotaa’s of the island
- Have a picnic in Sultan’s Park, which is built on the grounds of a former palace
Bear in mind that the Maldives is an Islamic Nation and you should respect their traditions and culture. Modest dressing is recommended when you venture off the resort and explore the area, which is entrenched in culture and has a rich heritage.