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Nestled southwest of Sri Lanka and India, Maldives is an archipelagic nation located in the Indian Ocean and also the smallest country in Asia.
Maldives is located south of India’s Lakshadweep Islands in the Indian Ocean. Both nations established diplomatic relations after the independence of Maldives from British rule in 1966. India was one of the first nations to recognise Maldives’ independence.
Maldives is a low-lying island country in the north-central Indian Ocean. Its closest neighbours are India, about 600 kilometres north-north-east, and Sri Lanka, about 645 kilometres north-east. It is made up of around 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks.
While the national language is Dhivehi, most Maldivians can speak English with no problems. In fact, many staff at various Maldives resorts can speak French, German, Mandarin, and other international languages.
Prices do drop quite a lot in the wet season – say May to November – but the Maldives is still expensive. It is not just the cost of accommodation but also the cost of food and drink. Then there are taxes and service charges which can add 20% to the cost of food and drink and other services.
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Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements
A valid passport, along with an onward/return ticket and sufficient funds, is required for entry. A no-cost visitor visa valid for 30 days is issued upon arrival. … Visit the Republic of the Maldives, Department of Immigration and Emigration for the most current visa information.
According to experts, it is feared that world’s 5 most beautiful islands, including the Maldives, will disappear by the end of the 21st century. Scientists have claimed that these islands will be submerged in water in less than 60 years and this will happen only due to global warming.
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Breadfruit, mangoes, papayas, limes, bananas, pumpkins, watermelon, taro, and chili peppers are also valuable crops.
It may be known as a tropical paradise, an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. But the traditional image of the Maldives hides a dirty secret: the world’s biggest rubbish island. Some of the waste is incinerated but most is buried in landfill sites. …
It is an offence to import the following items into Maldives: explosives, weapons, firearms, ammunition, pornographic material, materials deemed contrary to Islam including ‘idols for worship’ and bibles, pork and pork products, and alcohol. Alcoholic drinks are only available on resort islands.
Yes, unmarried couples can go to The Maldives. While it is a popular destination for honeymooners, The Maldives remains equally sought-after by unmarried couples too. There are no such rules that ban unmarried couples to go to the Maldives and share a room at a resort together.
1, yes the Maldives resort islands are very safe for solo female travellers. Many visitors to the Maldives travel solo including female’s.
The best time to visit the Maldives is from November to April. The island nation is warm and sunny year-round, but consists of a dry season and a wet, rainy season. There are pros and cons to visiting in each season.
The average price for one person for accommodation in the Maldives is MVR1,449. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in the Maldives is MVR2,897.
Tourists are allowed entry without quarantine upon arrival. … You should reconsider travel to Maldives if you do not have sufficient funds to cover any additional quarantine period. The Maldives Ministry of Health has established a website, COVID-19 Local Updates, to track the status of the disease and provide updates.
One of the main causes of poverty in the Maldives is limited development. Being in the middle of the Indian Ocean on several hundred small islands, far away from the main continent, does not allow for any new industries to spring up, such as mining, oil or natural gas.
Due to their underwater scenery and clean water, the Maldives is ranked among the best recreational diving destinations of the world, with over 60 local dive sites across the islands. It was also reported to be the world’s most desired honeymoon destination, according to a global survey by Agoda.com.
The Maldives is a Muslim country. As such Sharia Law applies which means that alcohol is forbidden. All bags are screened on arrival and any alcohol found is confiscated and you may be fined.
You are not allowed to bring liquor to the Maldives. If you have bought liquor, beer and related items containing alcohol from a duty free shop while on route to the Maldives, these products must be bonded in the airport’s customs department upon arrival. These goods will be returned before departure.
In resorts, the only place in Maldives where alcohol is legal, there is no shortage of opportunities to drink at any time of day, with fine wines, cocktails, beers and champagne all available, although at significant cost unless you’re on an all-inclusive package.
Steeped in rich culture and tradition, the Maldives culture is heavily shaped by Indian, Sri Lankan, Malaysia, Arab, Persian, Indonesian and even African influences. Maldivians are incredibly warm, welcoming and friendly people who will go above and beyond to make your holiday truly unforgettable.
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