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The Maldives Tourism – Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting

By Preetha Manivelan - July 9, 2020
A picture of a beach in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the very beautiful destinations in the world. But what makes it so special? From the white sand beaches beautifully lined with palm trees to the great diving experience that you could get there, everything about the Maldives is unique. If you think the Maldives is only for honeymooners, then you are wrong. Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon or a perfect getaway with friends or a family-friendly destination, Maldives offers you the best. Being home to a huge number of luxurious hotels, stunning resorts, delicious local cuisines and adventuresome activities, the Maldives will provide you with a super interesting vacation. Below is everything that you need to know about tourism in the Maldives and things to do while you are there:

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An amazing picture that was taken in the Maldives
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The best time to visit the Maldives

The Maldives is a destination that you can visit all year round. No matter which month you plan your visit, Maldives will never disappoint you. However, the best time to visit the Maldives is between December and April when the island experiences a pleasant climate with no rain showers, making it the peak season there. You can also visit during other months when the Maldives experiences rainfall from May to August and bright sunshine from September to December.

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Places to visit in the Maldives

There are so many attractions in the Maldives that could literally leave you awestruck. Find below some of the top places to visit while you are there:

  1. Male Island
  2. Banana Reef
  3. Maafushi Island
  4. Mirihi Island
  5. Baros Island

1. Male Island

Male Island should be your first stop. Not just because it has an international airport but because it is one of the best places to visit in the Maldives. Here, you can visit attractions like Old Friday Mosque or Hukuru Miskiy, Hulhumale Beach and the National Museum. Male Island, the capital of Maldives, deserves to be on the top of places to visit for a reason. Visit and discover this beautiful piece of paradise!

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Male Island in the Maldives
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2. Banana Reef

The Maldives tourism is not complete without diving into the waters in Banana Reef. Interestingly, Banana Reef in the Maldives was the first place to get a license for diving and training. Here, you can try activities like scuba diving, snorkelling and jet skiing. For all the adventure junkies out there, Banana Reef will be your best memory at the end of your trip.

A person enjoying a watersport at Banana Reef
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3. Maafushi Island

Maafushi Island has beaches that are like no other. Visiting these beaches can surely be an eye-treat for you and missing this is something you would regret. It is also famous for its exciting watersports. You will witness the amazing combination of blue and white, on this island.

Maafushi Island, Maldives
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4. Mirihi Island

Want to know what real escape feels like? Then you must visit Mirihi Island in the Maldives. The main attractions in Mirihi Island are scuba diving, snorkelling, romantic dinners and spas, of course. Here, you will completely feel detached from the outside life and enjoy the beauty of the Maldives.

Mirihi Island
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5. Baros Island

Baros Island is known for its resorts. With its stunning beaches and pristine waters on the white sand, Baros Island becomes a must-visit place in the Maldives. Here, you can check out the Manta points, Old Lighthouse Lounge Bar and Shark-spotting. Also, one of the best things to do here is scuba diving and make sure you try it out here.

Baros Island
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Things to do in the Maldives

To keep your days at the Maldives more interesting, check out the below-mentioned best things that you could do:

  1. Nightlife in the Maldives
  2. Watersports in the Maldives
  3. Underwater spa

1. Nightlife in the Maldives

We cannot talk about tourism in the Maldives without mentioning the nightlife it offers. When we hear the word ‘nightlife’, the first thing that comes to our mind is the bars and pubs in that destination. But the Maldives is much more than that. Here, you can watch crab racing and jungle cinema in the night. There are so many party places in the Maldives where you can spend your night. Even stargazing is one of the best things to do in the Maldives in the night.

Nightlife in the Maldives
Photo by Ahmed Rizkhaan on Unsplash

2. Watersports in the Maldives

Visiting the Maldives is a great opportunity for diving enthusiasts to experience the best of watersports. Here, you can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, surfing and so much more. However, you can choose any water sport activity you want based on your convenience. One best thing is that you can also get certifications by cracking some levels of tests. The watersports in the Maldives remain as one of the top things that promote tourism of that country.

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Watersports in the Maldives
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3. Dhoni Cruise

Cruising in the crystal clear waters in the Maldives is one of the nicest things to do. While you are there, don’t miss trying out the Dhoni cruise which would take you to all the small islands in the Maldives. It is a traditional way of exploring as Dhoni boat is said to be the oldest type of boat in the Maldives.

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A picture of a Dhoni Cruise
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FAQs about visiting the Maldives

1. What to pack to the Maldives?

Pack some sunscreen, sunglasses, broad-brimmed hats, beachwear, a small bottle of water, flip flops, comfortable walking shoes and light clothing for a casual day.

2. How much money would you need in the Maldives?

You can carry a maximum of 75 USD – 100 USD per day for expenditure. However, you can spend even lesser if you want to keep it budget-friendly.

3. Can you consume alcohol in the Maldives?

Being an Islamic nation, you are not allowed to consume or carry alcohol locally. Only the resorts there have a license to sell alcohol. Please make sure you abide by this rule as they are very strict about this.

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Doesn’t the Maldives sound perfect for a happy getaway? It is indeed an incredible destination that could give you an experience for a lifetime. To plan your trip, head out to the website of Pickyourtrail and check out some awesome packages to the Maldives to enjoy tourism there. Let us know if the package needs to be customized. Leave a WhatsApp inquiry for more options!

Happy travelling!