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Discover Maldives

The Maldives are the perfect place for honeymoons and couples looking for a luxury island vacation. This country of 1,000 islands has everything a person could want in a tropical island — clear water, white sand beaches, palm trees, warm sunny days, and lots of great diving. It’s as close to heaven as you can get. While the Maldives have always been thought of as an expensive, honeymoon /couple place to visit, it’s actually an incredible budget traveler destination.

  • Best Time To Visit

    The best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April. The Maldives have two dominating seasons: a dry season (associated with dry northeast winter monsoons) and a wet season (associated with moist southwest monsoons and strong winds and storms). For divers, both dry and wet seasons have the advantage during the dry season visibility is excellent as currents begin to flow in November.

  • Transportation

    There is three option of transportation in Maldives. First option quite expensive but it is the most easy and fast way to go to the resort, is to hop on a seaplane transfer. Second option is to charter a speedboat, which is less expensive than a seaplane. The third option is to take a supply boat across the waters. Supply boats are the slowest transportation but also the least expensive.

  • People & Culture

    Maldivian culture is rich and varied, and influenced by the cultures of the people of different ethnicities who have settled on the island over the years. The culture of Maldives is influenced by the proximity of the island nation to India and Sri Lanka. The state religion of the country, Islam, also dictates various cultural aspects of the people. Elements of African culture can also be observed in the Maldivian culture. Pre-marital sex is not allowed and punishable. Divorce rates in the country are high. Prostitution is illegal in the country and homosexuality has been criminalized. As a visitor to the Maldives, it’s important to respect the country’s Muslim traditions and laws. Most travellers stay in resorts, they can freely operate and norms are relaxed to accommodate foreigners.

  • Food & Drink

    Since Maldives is mostly surround by sea, it is not surprising that fish is the most important staple of the Maldivian diet. The cuisine found in the island nation is a mix of Arabic, Indian, Sri Lankan and Oriental influences. Still you can try internationally cuisine entirely possible to eat your way around the world while staying in luxury at one of these resorts. Sample Japanese teppanyaki, fine Italian cuisine, the spicy flavours of India and Thailand, traditional Chinese, fine upscale dining, or just a casual snack. Of course, seafood plays a major big role in here but those who prefer their food to come from dry land will still have plenty of options.

  • Language

    Dhivehi

  • Currency

    Maldivian Rufiyaa

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