The paradise lost is found again, and its name—Maldives.

Nestled halfway between Indonesia and Africa, the world’s lowest-lying nation welcomes you to its white sandy beaches, sparkling turquoise tides, and thousands of beautiful islands. From coral reefs to lagoons to scuba diving, Maldives is a country stranded in time—beautiful, majestic, and welcoming you with open arms.

Social Conventions

The dress code in the Maldives is mostly informal. However, the local Islamic population might get offended by nudity and scanty clothing in public places, and the Government enforces rigid standards. Bikinis and other scanty beachwear are not acceptable in Malé or on any other inhabited island. When entering a mosque, it’s customary that the legs and the body are covered.

Language

Dhivehi is the native language. However, English is widely taught and spoken.

Currency

Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) is a non- convertible currency only available in the Maldives. US dollars is an acceptable legal currency, pegged at USD 1.00 = MVR 15.42. All major credit cards and currency notes such as Euro and Sterling Pounds are also accepted.

Foreign Exchange

Banknotes and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged at the Velana International Airport and the foreign exchange bureaux in Malé. Credit cards are also accepted.

Internet

Tourist establishments have Wi-Fi access, usually for free.

Experience Maldives

The Maldives has 26 naturally occurring atolls. There are no traditional cities in the Maldives, and from the travel point of view, the country is divided into two parts:

Male Island

The capital city of Maldives and home to a great local culture.

Male Island

Private Islands

Discover your kind of paradise with 1,190 islands to explore.

Private Islands

Experience Maldives

Underwater Restaurants
Underwater Restaurants
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
Snorkeling with Sea Turtles
Diving with the Whales
Diving with the Whales

Surfing
Surfing
Romantic Dinners
Romantic Dinners
Rejuvenating Spas
Rejuvenating Spas

From crisscrossing coral reefs in, a glass-bottomed boat, to taking a nap in your private overwater bungalow, experience life like never before.

Things to know

Reaching Maldives

Male International Airport (MLE) is the main airport, which connects the Maldives to all major countries in South-East Asia including India. These are the three international airports in the Maldives apart from the Male International Airport.

Gan International Airport

Gan International Airport
Gan Hanimaadhoo International Airport
Gan Hanimaadhoo International Airport
Hanimaadhoo Maafaru International Airport
Hanimaadhoo Maafaru International Airport

There are quite a few domestic airports as well which serve atolls like Laamu, Dhaalu, and Gnaviyani to name just a few.

Minimum No. Of Nights

It depends on individual to individual, but most travellers prefer between 3 to 7 nights. On an average, 4 to 5 nights are sufficient, and the vacation can split the stay with two nights at the beach property, and two nights at the water villa. Or you can spend two nights at each of the property and one night at the water villa. You can plan your visit whatever way you like!

Visa Requirements

No prior visa is required to enter the Maldives, and a free 30-day visa is granted to all visitors who meet immigration requirements upon arrival.

Visitors of all nationalities in possession of the following would be granted entry into the Maldives:

  • A valid international travel document issued by a sovereign state’s government.
  • A valid return air ticket and necessary visas to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter.
  • A valid minimum of US$30.00 per person per day or confirmed hotel reservation for the intended period of stay in the Maldives.

Weather & Climate

The Maldives is hot and sunny all year round. The best time to visit is between November and April. The monsoon runs from May to September, peaking in June.

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