Maldives has always been popular choice of those wanting to have peaceful holidays at luxurious resorts and especially the honeymooners. Scuba diving has gained lot of popularity in Maldives during last few years and the divers try to explore lagoons and superb reefs offered by Maldives. It has a beautiful marine life with sharks, turtles, Manta Rays and also the rare Whale sharks. It has a total of 1190 islands but only 100 of these are inhabited. All these offer white sand beaches, absolutely clear water and the swaying palm trees.
But if you are travelling on tight budget or want more adventurous trip, you may prefer to use coupons for Travelguru for Maldives because here everything has to planned and reserved well in advance. Even diving is expensive than places like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand in South East Asia.
Where to stay?
Maldives has around 100 resorts and you can use yatra hotel coupons for booking the same. Rule followed is that every island has a resort. Accommodation at Maldives is expensive because it only has resorts and these ranges from basic bungalows to luxurious villa with private beach. Liveaboard is more affordable to divers than resort where you have to pay extra for dives.
Activities and excursions in Maldives
Once you reach the island resort, there is nothing much to do other than sunbathing, relaxing, fishing and diving. Some of the places are good for sailing and surfing.
Best time to visit Maldives
In Maldives the climate is tropical. Weather is mostly sunny throughout the year and temperature varies from 26 to 32 degrees. Wet season is from May to August with heavy rains sometimes for short time followed by sunny day. There may be waves and winds which restrict diving at certain spots. April to June is the hottest months.
Weather is very dry from December to March with no rains and is the ideal time for visiting Maldives.
Only casual beach holiday clothes such as shorts, cotton t-shirts or the skirts are required. Normally “no shoes” policy is followed at majority of the resorts. Remember to carry the sunglasses, sunscreen and swimming suit. As Maldives is Islamic Republic, going topless is forbidden even in resorts.
Health and Safety
There is no need of any vaccination for coming to Maldives.
Maldives is the safest destination. Every hotel has its island which is crime free. Decompression chambers are there on Bandos Atoll at North Male and also Kurumathi Atoll for diving safety.
You should take travel insurance covering trekking, diving, snorkeling, surfing etc. because accidents could happen.
How to get to Maldives?
Only way to reach Maldives is by plane and normally plane ticket is included in holiday package with resort or the Liveaboard. On reaching Male International Airport you would be transferred to your resort by boat or sea plane. www.savemypocket.in can give you a good idea of travel deals and offers.
Is Visa needed for Maldives?
Free tourist visa which is valid for 30 days will be provided to you on arrival provided your passport is valid for minimum of 6 months on reaching there.