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The Exotic Maldives... Everyone Dream of it!

Updated: Jan 12

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Maldives a beach lover paradise, the tropical landscape, white sand beaches, Cobalt blue water, exotic resorts and amazing underwater world which attracts each tourist around the world.

The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi), making this one of the world's most dispersed countries. The country is situated in Indian Ocean.

The Velana International Airport is the principal gateway to the Maldives. International travel is available on a number of major airlines – the capital of country is Male. It’s also the most populated city. In Maldives there are three main ways to travel between islands: by domestic flight, by seaplanes or by boat.

The Local language is Dhivehi.You will be able to communicate in English.

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01. Plan to Maldives.

For any holiday destinations, we required lots of research. So does Maldives. You need to sure about your travel budget, hotel or resorts stay, food and other miscellaneous expenses, and of course the country rule's and regulations to be followed.

Before traveling to Maldives, you should understand your expectations towards the Maldives holidays.

Welcome to Maldives Travel Series on Westmount Tours. Here, we are gonna share some important information and things you must know before visiting Maldives, along with some cool tips that will make your Maldives Holiday a hassle free and a memorable one.

02. Best periods to visit Maldives.

Maldives has a tropical climate all year round and ranges from 24 degree celsius to 33 degree celsius with Sea temp around 28 degrees celcius. 

The best time to travel to the Maldives – is from  December – April and It’s the busiest and most expensive period.

03. Maldives geography.

The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, out of 200 are actually inhabited by people. The islands can be categorised into 4 group's.

a) The inhabited islands: These islands are occupied by the locals and do not allow tourist entries.

b) The local inhabited islands with guest houses: In these islands where locals stays and owned guest houses and rent out to tourist.

c) The uninhibited islands: These islands are untouched once and nobody stays there.

d) Private Resorts Islands for tourist and staff's: This mean the islands owned by the private resorts for there guest's and staff's. Staying here means , staying in middle of the sea. Where you will get full privacy.

04. Stay in the Maldives.

You will get all kind budget stay to luxurious stay in Maldives, which suits your pocket.

a) Staying at local islands - Budget accommodation: It is relatively cheaper and less expensive options for long budget stays in Maldives. But local rule's to be followed.

If you plan to stay at local islands with a guest's house there are few extremely important rule's you have to follow:

- Maldives is a Muslim country, there is no alcohol available.

- Women are banned from wearing bathings suits or revealing clothes.

- Public displays of affection are against the law.

If you take a day trip to any local island, you’ll be expected to follow the local customs. So you definitely need to take care of all these pointers to avoid getting into any trouble.

b) Staying at Private Islands Resort: There are around 130 private island resorts in the Maldives and it's a preferred choice of tourists.

What you can expect from this:-

- No strict rules.

- The local island rule's do not apply on the private island resorts.

- No restrictions on wearing styles.

- Alcohol available.

- Roam freely around the resort and beaches with your partner.

- You will get luxury accommodation, leisure activities and night life.

*** Private Island Resorts: All the privacy and luxury comes with a price which is absolutely reasonable. These islands get the supplies from the mainland via ship which costs a lot. Besides, maintaining a perfectly clean beach, the bottom without sharp dead corals, well-maintained alleys and a lot of greenery with no litter at all, requires attention, care and money and you get what you pay for. 

05. Hunt for best Private Island Resorts:

Before you starts, you should consider the following tips.

aPrivate Island Resorts are comparatively expensive and your travel plan cost depand upon duration of stay, resort distance from Male city airport and mode of transportation from Male airport to private island resorts.

If you plan to stay at Maldives for few days than its best choice to select private island resorts which close to Male city and save some extra bucks on your travel costs.

b) Beach Villas or Over Water Villas:

Beach Bungalows -

Beach villas/bungalows are usually located under palms, with outdoor space which offers more shade and makes things a bit cooler in the heat of the day. Besides, it’s easier to move around and explore other resort facilities. 

Over-water Villas -

Over-water villas are pretty much synonymous with the Maldives and almost every private island resort has them. However, they are overrated! 

While over-water villas do offer a unique point of view and your own private steps into the ocean, they are usually set on the far end of the resort, making them a waking tour to other resort facilities. 

06. How to get to the Maldives:

You first land at the Male International Airport. Depending on how far your private island resort is, you will be transferred to the island by seaplane, by a speedboat or by taking a domestic flight. 

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- Items banned from entry: Before you even take a flight to Male you need to know about the items banned from entry.  To avoid any hassle or confusion at the airport, don’t carry pork products, alcohol, tobacco and any religious texts to Maldives.

- Vaccinations: You don’t need any special vaccinations to travel to the Maldives.

- Visa: Maldives follows Visa-on-arrival policy. So, visitors to the Maldives do not need to apply for a visa pre-arrival, regardless of their country of origin. Just make sure you have a valid passport, proof of onward travel, and money to be self-sufficient while in the country.

- Flight to Male: Most visitors arrive at Malé International Airport, on Hulhulé Island, adjacent to the capital Malé. The airport is served by flights to and from India, Singapore , Sri Lanka, Dubai,  Istanbul, and major airports in South-East Asia, as well as charters from Europe. British Airways offers direct flights to the Maldives around 2–3 times per week.

- Currency / ATM: Maldivian currency is Rufiyaa(MVR), but tourists can pay in dollars and by credit cards. You will find ATM and currency exchange counters at the airport itself but you may not need local currency. Banks or ATMs do not exist in some islands. Payment with the card can be made at the resorts. However, It’s’ a good idea to bring some extra cash as well.

07. What to expect from Maldives: Maldives is a land of dreams. You will get stunning views, tropical climate, Cristal clear water and amazing underwater world sightseeing, exotic sea food and most amazing water sport activities. So be prepared.

We tried to cover all the important information in this video. However, if you think we have missed any vital information, please feel free to share it in the comments section.

Westmount Tours always there to assist you.

For any queries you can mail us on "support@westmounttours.com", or visit "www.westmounttours.com".

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Maldives a beach lover paradise, the tropical landscape, white sand beaches, Cobalt blue water, exotic resorts and amazing underwater world which attracts each tourist around the world.

The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometres (35,000 sq mi), making this one of the world's most dispersed countries. The country is situated in Indian Ocean.

The Velana International Airport is the principal gateway to the Maldives. International travel is available on a number of major airlines – the capital of country is Male. It’s also the most populated city. In Maldives there are three main ways to travel between islands: by domestic flight, by seaplanes or by boat.

The Local language is Dhivehi.You will be able to communicate in English.

01. Plan to Maldives.

For any holiday destinations, we required lots of research. So does Maldives. You need to sure about your travel budget, hotel or resorts stay, food and other miscellaneous expenses, and of course the country rule's and regulations to be followed.

Before traveling to Maldives, you should understand your expectations towards the Maldives holidays.

Welcome to Maldives Travel Series on Westmount Tours. Here, we are gonna share some important information and things you must know before visiting Maldives, along with some cool tips that will make your Maldives Holiday a hassle free and a memorable one.

02. Best periods to visit Maldives.

Maldives has a tropical climate all year round and ranges from 24 degree celsius to 33 degree celsius with Sea temp around 28 degrees celcius. 

The best time to travel to the Maldives – is from  December – April and It’s the busiest and most expensive period.

03. Maldives geography.

The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, out of 200 are actually inhabited by people. The islands can be categorised into 4 group's.

a) The inhabited islands: These islands are occupied by the locals and do not allow tourist entries.

b) The local inhabited islands with guest houses: In these islands where locals stays and owned guest houses and rent out to tourist.

c) The uninhibited islands: These islands are untouched once and nobody stays there.

d) Private Resorts Islands for tourist and staff's: This mean the islands owned by the private resorts for there guest's and staff's. Staying here means , staying in middle of the sea. Where you will get full privacy.

04. Stay in the Maldives.

You will get all kind budget stay to luxurious stay in Maldives, which suits your pocket.

a) Staying at local islands - Budget accommodation: It is relatively cheaper and less expensive options for long budget stays in Maldives. But local rule's to be followed.

If you plan to stay at local islands with a guest's house there are few extremely important rule's you have to follow:

- Maldives is a Muslim country, there is no alcohol available. - Women are banned from wearing bathings suits or revealing clothes. - Public displays of affection are against the law.

If you take a day trip to any local island, you’ll be expected to follow the local customs. So you definitely need to take care of all these pointers to avoid getting into any trouble.

b) Staying at Private Islands Resort: There are around 130 private island resorts in the Maldives and it's a preferred choice of tourists.

What you can expect from this:- - No strict rules. - The local island rule's do not apply on the private island resorts. - No restrictions on wearing styles. - Alcohol available. - Roam freely around the resort and beaches with your partner. - You will get luxury accommodation, leisure activities and night life.

*** Private Island Resorts: All the privacy and luxury comes with a price which is absolutely reasonable. These islands get the supplies from the mainland via ship which costs a lot. Besides, maintaining a perfectly clean beach, the bottom without sharp dead corals, well-maintained alleys and a lot of greenery with no litter at all, requires attention, care and money and you get what you pay for. 

05. Hunt for best Private Island Resorts: Before you starts, you should consider the following tips.

aPrivate Island Resorts are comparatively expensive and your travel plan cost depand upon duration of stay, resort distance from Male city airport and mode of transportation from Male airport to private island resorts.

If you plan to stay at Maldives for few days than its best choice to select private island resorts which close to Male city and save some extra bucks on your travel costs.

b) Beach Villas or Over Water Villas:

Beach Bungalows - Beach villas/bungalows are usually located under palms, with outdoor space which offers more shade and makes things a bit cooler in the heat of the day. Besides, it’s easier to move around and explore other resort facilities. 

Over-water Villas - Over-water villas are pretty much synonymous with the Maldives and almost every private island resort has them. However, they are overrated! 

While over-water villas do offer a unique point of view and your own private steps into the ocean, they are usually set on the far end of the resort, making them a waking tour to other resort facilities. 

06. How to get to the Maldives:

You first land at the Male International Airport. Depending on how far your private island resort is, you will be transferred to the island by seaplane, by a speedboat or by taking a domestic flight.

- Items banned from entry: Before you even take a flight to Male you need to know about the items banned from entry.  To avoid any hassle or confusion at the airport, don’t carry pork products, alcohol, tobacco and any religious texts to Maldives.

- Vaccinations: You don’t need any special vaccinations to travel to the Maldives.

- Visa: Maldives follows Visa-on-arrival policy. So, visitors to the Maldives do not need to apply for a visa pre-arrival, regardless of their country of origin. Just make sure you have a valid passport, proof of onward travel, and money to be self-sufficient while in the country.

- Flight to Male: Most visitors arrive at Malé International Airport, on Hulhulé Island, adjacent to the capital Malé. The airport is served by flights to and from India, Singapore , Sri Lanka, Dubai,  Istanbul, and major airports in South-East Asia, as well as charters from Europe. British Airways offers direct flights to the Maldives around 2–3 times per week.

- Currency / ATM: Maldivian currency is Rufiyaa(MVR), but tourists can pay in dollars and by credit cards. You will find ATM and currency exchange counters at the airport itself but you may not need local currency. Banks or ATMs do not exist in some islands. Payment with the card can be made at the resorts. However, It’s’ a good idea to bring some extra cash as well.

07. What to expect from Maldives: Maldives is a land of dreams. You will get stunning views, tropical climate, Cristal clear water and amazing underwater world sightseeing, exotic sea food and most amazing water sport activities. So be prepared.

We tried to cover all the important information in this video. However, if you think we have missed any vital information, please feel free to share it in the comments section.

Westmount Tours always there to assist you.

For any queries you can mail us on "westmounttours@gmail.com", or visit "www.westmounttours.com".

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