If you remember one of my first articles was about my honeymoon in the Maldives. There I was sharing all my experiences and emotions from the trip and all that we did there. This article is quite different. I want to share with you all the tips before you decide to travel there and help you with choosing the right hotel, season, and other important things!
So let’s go!🤩🥳
1. Our honeymoon was in August and we bought tickets for the Maldives
What surprised us? The tickets were not so expensive. When we came there, the staff told us an interesting thing. Actually august is not the season for the Maldives. So prices in this season are cheap. People think that in this season there is always raining. Actually, it was, but only 2 days, the other 6 days it was sunny and good weather. People read everywhere that the season for the Maldives is from November to April. But prices in these periods are high! So we were lucky with the prices and with the weather! So if you want to go in August and think that the weather will be bad, go and don’t think so. The weather in the Maldives can be bad every season. It can be sunny snd suddenly it is raining, it is normal for them. So don’t expect always good weather, it is impossible on the island!
2. Second very important choice is a hotel
In the Maldives, I suggest you take an expensive and good one. Because only in such hotel staff is good, food is good, and there are a lot of entertainments around. So before choosing the hotel you must read about it on the web-sites. Moreover, you should know that each hotel is a separate island: so if the hotel is little, the island itself is little too. We took Milaidhoo hotel. We liked it very much! But it was very very little. We were walking through all-island within 10 minutes. But though it was little, it was expensive and very very good. So I suggest this hotel to you!❤️ On the island, they give you one instructor and a little phone. If you need something you can always call him. Moreover, they make a schedule for you for every day: breakfast, dinner, entertainment, yoga classes. So it is very comfortable and you don’t just sit all day, you do something. That’s why we loved this hotel! Actually, we get bored when the trip is not active. But most people think that in the Maldives you get bored and sit all day. It isn’t so!🤪
3. Prepare for the tropical location
Being a tropical location, it is necessary for travelers to bring sunscreen with them to protect the skin from being damaged. But make sure to not plan on buying the sunscreen from the Maldives, as it is very expensive on the island. I didn’t know that and bought one. I gave around 100 dollars for one… Moreover, Maldives is located close to the equator, so the sun here is very strong, so be ready for such a surprise!
4. Visit “inhabited islands”
For insights into local life, you need to visit one of the officially designated “inhabited islands,” where most of the 400,000 Maldivians make their homes. Until 2009, tourists needed a permit to explore non-resort islands, but today many inhabited islands are open for both day trips and overnight stays. We went to one and had a nice walk there. We saw their local people, local markets, schools, little shops. Everything was very cozy and beautiful.
5. If you are coming to the Maldives then be ready to pay too much!
Here food is very expensive in restaurants. If you are having dinner then be ready to pay around 100 dollars. If you are not staying in the all-inclusive resort then you will pay more than you expect! We took not all-inclusive so we paid for everything, even for cocktails. We only didn’t pay for our breakfast. You can pay here in dollars so bring with you a lot of cash!
Hope it was useful for you! Thanks for reading me!❤️