Frequently Asked Questions on Maldives Holidays
Which is the best time to visit the Maldives?
Sun-kissed year long, the Maldives is a string of coral atolls with beautiful overwater bungalows and stunning infinity pools. A tropical paradise on earth, the Maldives houses white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons. The average temperature varies from 23ºC-31ºC. and the best time to visit the Maldives is between November to April. There will be very little or no rain showers during this time, making it an ideal destination for tourists to travel. If you're looking to travel in a budget, May-August is your best bet since it's mostly defined by the monsoons. During this time, the activities will be lesser in number, however, you can always chill by the beach and enjoy a drink or two in your resort.
What is the ideal time to spend in the Maldives?
Generally 3 nights 4 days or 4 nights 5 days is the ideal time to spend in the Maldives lazing in the luxury of your resort and discovering its pristine white beaches and clear waters.
Is the Maldives a good place for family travel?
The Maldives is one of the world’s most attractive destinations, and it is also a common destination amongst families. Kid-friendly resorts in the Maldives are in abundance where families can relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Top family-friendly resorts like Olhuveli - Sun Siyam, Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Adaaran Hudhuranfushi & Paradise have kid-friendly activities and family-friendly facilities. While kids can make the most of their Maldives holidays inside the recreational arena or taking a walk on the beach and swimming during the day, grown-ups can try their hands on fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Kanuhura Resort is yet another family-friendly Maldives resort that houses a plethora of activities such as beach volleyball, scuba diving, tennis, yoga classes and much more. Almost all the resorts in the Maldives have their own groovy nightclubs and outdoor sports activities to keep families entertained.
How many days should I spend in the Maldives?
The Maldives is every couple's dream place and it's no lesser of a paradise for being travelling with family too. The idyllic beaches, colourful fish, reefs and crystal clear waters never fail to entice the eyes of the beholder. While 7 nights and 8 days will be perfect for a romantic getaway to the Maldives, if you're travelling with family or you're one of those people who's into water sports - 10 days and 9 nights should be more than enough. In this period, you can relax by the waters, bring out your adventurous side with some scuba diving or snorkelling done and also try out the varied Maldivian cuisines.
How do you get to your resort in the Maldives?
Most resorts offer a speed boat transport from the airport to the resort. For resorts which are far off from the airport, they offer a domestic flight from the international airport to the domestic airport and then a speed boat transfer from the airport to the resort. Some other resorts offer an upgrade of a sea plane transfer, which is a very unique experience, although it is an expensive affair that costs about $200-300 per person.
What are the various meal plans available in Maldives?
In the meal plans available, the Half board meal plan is the most economical and pocket-friendly meal plan which includes breakfast and dinner. The other option is the Full board meal plan that is ideal for families with kids as all the meals are sorted in this plan. The last option is the all inclusive meal plan which is a perfect meal plan for alcohol lovers that provides unlimited access to alcohol.
What are the things to know before travelling to Maldives?
You cannot carry alcohol into Maldives. There is drinking water scarcity in Maldives, so spend water wisely. Your rooms will be replenished with only two water bottles in a day. While booking your Maldives trip, make sure your transfers are already booked, because if they are not, it gets very difficult to arrange for them later.
How does the visa process work for Maldives?
Travellers can enter Maldives with a valid passport. For Indians, it is free visa on arrival to Maldives on arrival at Male. All you need to do is just furnish the return flight ticket and hotel confirmation.
What are the best things to do in Maldives?
Maldives is famous for its watersports due to its amazing underwater visibility. Snorkelling, scuba diving and surfing are good sports that can be indulged in while on your Maldives vacation due to its exotic large variety of coral reefs and beautiful marine life. You can also directly take up excursions at your resort at your own expense while on your stay.
What about the currency?
Most resorts widely accept US dollars. About $400 per person is a good cash to keep in hand, in case you want to indulge in a spa, take up a meal plan if not already taken, or go for some activities while there.
Is Maldives a good destination for a family vacation?
The Island is best suited for all kinds of travellers, be it family, friends or couples. Extra research has to be put in while booking the resort as there are specific family friendly resorts that provide activities that are suitable for families with kids making it a memorable holiday for them.