Tips for Tourists
Location Tips for Tourists of Maldives
Maldives is located southwest to Srilanka on the equator & in the middle of Indian Ocean.
Capital of Maldives
Male’ is the capital city of Maldives. Male’ can be reached via a 5 minutes speedboat ride from the International Airport.
Climate Tips for Tourists
Sub-tropical, with two monsoons, hot, moist and dry in an upper east storm (November to March) and blustery in the southwest storm (June to August) Average temperature around 29 – 32 degrees Celsius.
Best time to visit
* December to April
This is dry season in Maldives and has the best sunshine. Maldives expects a large number of visitors during this period & Normally all resorts are fully occupied. Advance Bookings are highly recommended.
* Christmas & New Year Period
The busiest season in Maldives for all Resorts in Maldives. Rates are extremely higher for accommodation during this period of the year, just like all other popular destinations. Advance Bookings are highly recommended.
* May to November
The low season with cheaper room rates & plenty of special offers & add-ons. You may experience shower rain lasting not more than 10-20 minutes during this period of the year.
Airport Tips for Tourists
Velana International Airport also known as Male’ International Airport (formerly Ibrahim Nasir International Airport) is the International Airport for all Arrivals to Maldives. It is located on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll nearby the capital Island Male’.
Visa Tips for Tourists
All arrivals to Maldives with a valid passport (minimum 6 months validity) are granted Free Visa for 30 Days on Arrival.
No visa arrangements are required. Caution: Full thirty day visa is not a right of the passenger to claim, but lies at the discretion of the Immigration to issue not more than thirty days and any period less than thirty days. For further information please contact us.
Prohibitions Tips for Tourists
No arrivals to Maldives should be in possession or be carrying Alcoholic beverages, Drugs, Idols for worship, pork products, exclusives, and weapons.
Such possessions while traveling to Maldives is considered offensive and is punishable by law.
Dressing Tips for Tourists
Usually, Casual. Shirts and cotton garments are suitable. In Male’, the capital island and other inhabitant islands it is suggested that ladies wear humble attire without exposing excessively, Bikinis are worn only in island resorts.
Every resort is a selective island that has all courtesies contained and created on the island.
Resorts offer Speedboat, Luxury Yacht, Seaplane or Domestic Flight Transfers.
Transfer types may vary based on chosen Resort & its location.
Dhivehi is the dialect talked in all parts of the Maldives. English is generally talked by Maldivians and guests can without much of a stretch make themselves comprehended getting around the capital island.
In resorts, an assortment of dialects are talked by the staff including English, German, French, Italian and Japanese.
The Local currency is MRF. Rufiyaa certified receipts come in categories of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1000.
In Resorts USD or EUROS are dominant currencies used. All Resorts accepts payments in USD or Euros.
Credit Cards accepted by Resorts: America Express, Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, JCB and Euro Card.
GMT +5 hours
From Sunday to Thursday 7.30 – 14.30 in the administration area and by and large from 9.00 to 5.00 in the private part, albeit most workplaces in the private division open for a half day on Saturday.
Weekend falls on Friday and Saturday.
Communication Tips for Tourists:
New innovations and worldwide satellite connections allow Maldives to have a modern correspondences framework. IDD offices are accessible on all resorts and card telephones are accessible on every inhabitant islands. Dhiraagu, the Maldives Telecommunications Company likewise gives cell phones today by day rental. It is also the Internet supplier in Maldives.
The electric system is 230-240 Volts -AC