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Maldives is home to 1,190 islands, and of those only 202 islands are colonized. It is one of the most famous travel spots in the world. Maldives is known for its sandy white beaches, lush vegetation, pristine lagoons and enchanting scenery. Many people just dream of such beautiful destination, visiting the Maldives islands is a dream that is waiting to come true.
In this guide, we will help you to plan your trip, from choosing the best resorts to must do activities and some money saving tips.
Basically, the islands are for everyone.
Just thinking of a Maldives vacation might sound expensive to a lot of people, but actually it’s not. If you want, you can easily spend a week or two here at a very low and reasonable budget, or if you want you can go all haywire. This guide will show you both sides of Maldives, be it the luxurious style of living or just an affordable vacation.
Getting to the Maldives used to cost a great amount of time and money, with flights upwards of $1000 and a bunch of layovers. But not anymore, now the tickets are cheap and some airlines provide non-stop flights to Maldives.
Now a day’s local airlines are offering very cheap and reasonable flights to the Maldives. For example, Emirates Airline from Dubai to Velana International Airport costs as low as $300 USD.
Once you arrive at Velana international airport, you could take a public ferry or a seaplane to travel to another island. The public ferry from the airport to Malé(capital of Maldives) departs every 15 minutes, and it costs around $1 USD. It takes around 20 minutes for the ferry to reach Malé.
There are other ways to travel to the other islands, renting a speedboat or fly on a domestic plane to reach the further away islands.
The cheapest way to travel from one island to
another will be by taking a public ferry. It would cost anywhere from $5 to $20
USD depending on how far you will be traveling. If you want to visit an island
that is very far from Malé then you will need to do island hopping. Ferries
usually don’t run every day to far away islands, so if you are in a real hurry
then you could take on a domestic flight which would cost around $150 USD or
you could rent a speedboat for $250 USD a day.
Once you have arrived at the Velana international airport, you don't have to worry about your stay. Maldives provides a variety of accommodations choices. You have an option of staying at a hotel, resort, guest house and liveaboards.
Want to stay at a Resort? If you are looking for lavish style of living (most visitors travel to Maldives for this reason), Maldives will not disappoint you. Maldives offers many 5 star resorts with breathtaking views.
Maldives is known for its luxurious style of living. Luxury means money, but since 2009 it has become cheaper to stay at Maldives. Since 2009, the Maldivian government has allowed local home owners to rent out their homes to others. So, now you could live at the Maldives for as low as $50 USD per night.
Another way of living on Maldives is on a
Liveaboards. Liveaboards are best for tourist who came to Maldives to explore
the underwater life.
The Maldives islands consist of only 1% of land and the rest is covered with water, it is not surprising that fish is Maldivians favorite meal.
The food at Maldives are mostly influenced by a mix of Indian, Arabian and Sri Lankan cuisine. Almost all the resorts on the Maldives islands offer diverse international menus as well as conventional Maldivian dishes. Eating in the city of Malé gives tourists the best opportunity to try real, local food.
Fihunu Mas is one of the most popular dishes in Maldives.
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