The Maldives used to cater just for honeymooners. But, now it offers a treat for solo travellers, backpackers and couples alike. The crystal blue waters invite you to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy your well earned holiday! If you want to know what it is like to spend 7 days in Paradise at a Maldives beach resort read on below.
DREAM YOUR DREAMS WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED, BUT LIVE YOUR DREAMS WITH YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN. -UNKNOWN
The Maldives offer everything you’d expect to find on a tropical island. It is also the only 99% Muslim country in the world. Thus, it is much more conservative in the common areas; people are not getting around in their bikinis and alcohol is not permitted. It’s important to respect the local culture and ensure shoulders and knees are always covered.
* Some beaches on the islands do cater for tourists, so do your homework before visiting
Luckily, visiting the Maldives does not require a visa. You can visit the Maldives for 30-days as long as you have:
Further details can be found on the Maldives immigration website.
Maldives has a year-round tropical climate, heavily impacted by monsoon patterns.
Check out overviews of the islands we visited:
You have a couple of options when staying in the Maldives:
We budgeted for $213.30 USD/day (for 2 people). Actual was $279.21/day x 7 days = $2,234 total.
All costs include 10% GST & an extra 12% surcharge.
We were over budget because we decided to turn this trip into our honeymoon (8-years later). As a result, we opted for an all-inclusive package at the Maldives beach resort Eriyadu, which included all our food and drinks for 7 nights. Costs outlined below:
*includes speed boat to and from the island; excludes flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Malé, Maldives & flight from Malé, Maldives to Kochi, India
**includes massage; excludes diving
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