Offering quarantine-free travel, the Maldives is perfect for a holiday; to help you plan your trip, here are some insights that first-time travellers should keep in mind.
For accommodation, keep in mind that each resort is on a private island; yes, it’s as blissful as it sounds! Properties like Dhigali Maldives are ideal since they have both beach and overwater villas and cater to families and couples alike; be it various water sports, restaurants, spa rituals or excursions, there’s plenty to enjoy.
For local travel, the main modes of transport are by air or sea which will cost differently. In the Maldives, beach resort options in places like the Raa Atoll can be reached from the capital, Male, via truly breathtaking seaplane journeys. Depending on an island’s location, it can also be accessed by speedboat or ferry.
Keep in mind this is an Islamic country and there are strict laws and rules. For example, you cannot bring alcohol into the country, while in public, at local islands, you must dress conservatively. The good news is that such restrictions don’t apply to private resorts where you can savour cocktails and wear your favourite bikini!
When to Visit
It might sound cliché, but the Maldives is great to visit throughout the year! That said, for the sunniest weather, November to April (high season) is generally the best time. However, you can still enjoy holidays in the monsoon season from May to October since it doesn’t rain the whole day, while rates will be less too.