There are only a few places in the world that manage to work their charm and leave a lasting impression on the visitors and Maldives is one of those few places that is truly one of the most beautiful and tropical destinations to visit in the world. This small island nation comprises a total of 1192 islands with each one of them unique and beautiful in their own way. But not all islands are accessible to the public; some of them are still uninhabited. Apart from that, the country boasts of tropical views, crystal clear blue waters, and spectacular underwater marine life which include sharks, rays, and fishes of all different types. The Maldives has long been considered as a perfect romantic getaway destination and it is rightly said so because there are a plethora of fun things you can do in the country.
However, before visiting any new nation for the first time, it’s incredibly important to know about a few things prior to your trip which can help you have a hassle-free, safe and comfortable vacation in this beautiful nation. Listed below are a few travel tips that will ensure to provide an amazing traveling experience in the Maldives.
Plan your vacation according to the weather
The weather is one of the important aspects of travel and you wouldn’t want to visit any country when it witnesses the worst climatic conditions. Although the country sees pleasant weather between November and April, this is also the peak season where prices for everything from accommodation to activities are sky-rocketed, and also every tourist destination remains packed. The best time to visit the country will be the time between peak season and offseason as the weather during that time is also quite pleasant and the crowd also gets pretty less.
Pack your things wisely
As you are visiting a tropical land, you should pack some obvious things like tropical friendly clothes, swimsuits, toiletries, emergency kit, and all other products. Also make sure that you don’t pack certain things like tobacco, pork, or alcohol along with religious books in your luggage. One of the most important accessories to carry is an underwater or water-resistant camera so that you can capture everything that you see and experience under the blue waters of Maldives. You can also pack some snorkeling, diving, or surfing gear so that you stick with your budget and also to cut down extra expenses.
Don’t forget to visit the bioluminescent beach
The Maldives is home to some of the most spectacular beaches. While every beach in the country is unique and stunning in their own way but there are a few beaches that just stand out in terms of its beauty and unique features. Baa atoll houses several bioluminescent beaches that look absolutely breathtaking and fascinating to look at night. This is once in a lifetime experience and the cause behind this effect is the presence of plankton that emits luminescent toxins under the sky during the night which looks so unreal and beyond amazing at the same time.
Make sure to spend at least one night in a water bungalow
Water bungalows are one of the main highlights of the country and when in the Maldives, you certainly cannot miss out on gaining experience of staying in a water bungalow for at least one night. While every other accommodation option in the country is pretty awesome but there’s something very special and different about residing in a bungalow that is sitting over crystal clear blue waters. Being able to wake up to a stunning view of the blue water and the sun rising from within the water is just so surreal.
Bikinis are not allowed everywhere
Even though the Maldives is a tropical destination and you must be waiting to wear your favorite swimsuits and bikini but there’s one thing you should know that bikinis are not allowed to be worn everywhere in the Maldives. You wouldn’t want to accidentally disregard their conservative culture which is why, always avoid wearing bikinis, skin-tight clothes at the local islands. However, you can totally wear them if you’re staying in one of the island resorts.