A Beginner’s Guide to Maldives – Preparing for the Perfect Escape

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Planning a holiday to Maldives? Here’s a quick guide with things to keep in mind as you get ready to head to what can only be described as a slice of paradise on earth!

water sports in Maldives| Img by: Jonathan Palombo via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY 2.0

Choosing Where to Stay

For that truly luxurious castaway experience consider one of the private island resorts. Overwater Maldives villas are popular accommodation choices here and are worth trying for first-time travellers. You do get island and city hotels that cost less, though without the seclusion and range of facilities of private resorts.

Getting to Your Resort

The main airport is located on a separate island so find out ahead the costs involved to get to your resort be it by sea or air. Some resorts like Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives have their own speedboat transfers which makes life more convenient.

Local Weather

Like for most countries in the region, the climate in Maldives is tropical with the average temperature ranging from mid 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. The country has two main seasons; November to April marks what is considered the “dry season”, while May to October is the “wet season” where one may encounter brief and occasional showers.

Water Sports Galore

Adventures abound with water sports in Maldives including snorkelling and diving which let you witness the spellbinding array of coral and marine life beneath the waves. Surfing, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, parasailing, jet skiing and banana boat rides are a few of the many other activities one can try here too.



Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+

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