We are going on an amazing trip to the Maldives, Unforgettable impressions of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
The Maldives is 22 Atolls, which encompass 1200 islands. They group these islands into 20 Local government areas. Only some of the islands are inhabited. The Maldives is part of South Asia.
A Wider Look at the Maldives as a Vacation Spot.
The Maldives is hot and sunny all year round, so there is no time when you cannot visit, although you may wish to avoid the monsoons between May to October. The annual average temperatures are between 23ºC and 35ºC. Experts tend to agree that the absolute best time to visit is between November and April.
The Maldives have “phytoplankton,” which absorbs blue and green light, and this is what makes the water appear so transparent. On some beaches, you will see that the ocean has a blue glow at night.
The most famous beaches for this are on the Vaadhoo or Mudhdhoo Islands. When your feet step onto the wet sands, it will cause a glow. This glow is due to dinoflagellates. It’s stunning, but some species of dinoflagellates are toxic, so beware.
You are not going to need a Visa to enter the Maldives before you get there. On arrival, they will give you a free 30 say visa as long as you have a machine-readable passport with at least six months left on it.
What not to do and what to avoid:
- The Maldives is an Islamic country, and there are some things you have to consider before you come.
- You can practice your religion inside your house, but do not invite anyone else to join you.
- Alcohol is generally not allowed. However, in designated resorts, it is permitted, but do not take any drink out of the resort.
- Do not bring your stash of alcohol for your personal use either; that’s illegal too.
- In the resort areas, you can wear a bikini (well the ladies can), but be careful elsewhere.
- It is strictly forbidden to export turtle shells, coral, and shells not bought through legal (official) outlets.
Some people worry about sharks, spiders, and similar creatures. Here is what you need to consider.
Alligators: Some parts of the Maldives are known for Alligators. Splashing in water makes them think of animals in distress and could provoke an attack. In any case, it probably best to avoid swimming where there are significant risks of alligators.
Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes are a huge bother on some islands, but on others, you may not even see one. There may be a risk of Dengue Fever on some islands.
Sharks: Grey reef sharks are quite common in the Maldives. They mostly eat fish, but they do eat other reef animals. Sharks have never attacked humans in the Maldives. You will more commonly see baby sharks, but they are not dangerous.
Spiders: There are several species of spiders. Common spiders are the Brown Huntsman, and Lynx spider.
Snakes: The most common snakes are Pelamis Platurus and Hydrophis Platurus. These are the sea snakes that you come across when snorkeling. If you leave them alone, they are harmless.
Jellyfish: The Crown Jellyfish is common in the Maldives. It is an edible fish.
Other fish: Watch out for these aggressive fish: Lionfish, Moray Eel, Triggerfish, corals, Sea Urchins, and Stingray.
Which Island to Choose.
The best island is Male, especially for honeymoon couples. This island is where the international airport is located. So you will be sure to pass through at the very least.
The unfortunate thing about the Maldives is that they are one of the more expensive tourist destinations. Wherever you go in the Maldives, it will be for a beach vacation. The Maldives is not the place to come if you want a cultural experience or sightseeing tour.
Luxurious resorts can cost between $300 and $1,000 per night, although if you look for a less tourist-orientated island, you can cut $100 per night of the bill.
Since this type of vacation is found anywhere in the Maldives, if you are looking for a more economical option, then it may be worth considering one of the less commercialized islands where you can pay less for your hotel room. Additionally, if you catch the public ferries between the islands, you can also slash the costs. A private speed boat to take you to an island may cost you $75, depending on the length of the journey, but if you travel by public ferry, you will pay just $2.
One island that is more budget-friendly is the island Thulusdhoo. It is the perfect island if you are looking for a mix of relaxation and beach activities. The island is located within the North Malé atoll and is 30 minutes from the International Airport. Beach activities can be enjoyed at “Bikini Beach” or you can choose to laze on the beach in a hammock strung between two palm trees.
Other budget-friendly islands are Thoddoo Island, Dhigurah Island, Dhiffushi Island, Dharavandhoo Island, Maafushi Island, Ukulhas Island, Rasdhoo Island, Guraidhoo Island, and Hulhumale’ Island. You have 1200 islands to choose from, why not do some research and find an island that nobody else visits.
Travel there Now, You May not have a Chance Later.
For the people of the Maldives Climate Change is a reality which means that their country might well have disappeared under the ocean before many of them reach old age. It is predicted that the Maldives has just thirty years left.
In addition to the problems of rising levels in the ocean, the Maldives also faces beach erosion, the bleaching of the coral, dredging, loss of biodiversity, a growing population, together with a shortage of drinking water and soil degradation.
Before we lose this beautiful country and no longer have the chance to enjoy the tranquil environment, you should think about joining us as we are going on a fantastic trip to the Maldives. Unforgettable impressions to enjoy and cherish.
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