Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'

Ocean exploration, swimming with sharks or enjoying a beachside dinner are experiences you should try when visiting Maldives.

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Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Maldives Islands are made up of nearly 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. Owning white sand beaches and deep blue waters year-round, from a small, remote country in Asia, Maldives has become the world's largest tourist and vacation destination.

Not only are the beach resorts from affordable to high-end, but this place also offers many exciting sports activities on the beach, the paragliding sightseeing service from the sky or dinner in the romantic space.

With an average temperature of 23 - 31 degrees Celsius. The best time to travel to the archipelago is from November to April when the weather is warm and full of sunlight. The rest of the year is the rainy season, especially in July and August. This is the time when Maldives lacks the most tourists, the weather can hinder your experience.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'

Move in Maldives

There are many islands in the Maldives, so the main means of transportation are Dhoni boats, ferries, speedboats and seaplanes. In the city like Malé, visitors can travel by bus or taxi.

Ferries are the cheapest means here. From Velana Airport on Hulhule Island to the capital of Malé takes 10 minutes to travel, the ferry price is about 40 MVR (VND 60,000). Tickets moving around the island are about 30 - 75 MVR (45,000 - 110,000 VND). Ferry routes operate from 6 am to 6 pm, but cannot reach private resort islands.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
More popular vehicles in the Maldives are high-speed trains, usually resorts will arrange to take visitors. Singular routes are high priced, about 3,500 MVR (VND 5.2 million) per trip.

To increase the attractiveness of your trip, you could choose Dhoni, a traditional Maldives boat. Rental price per unit per day is from 1,000 to 1,500 MRV (1,500,000 - 2,250,000 VND). Going Dhoni boat watching the sunset at sea is an activity to try in Maldives.

Where to stay in Maldives?

During the 5-day 4-night trip, guests have two accommodation options: Hotels in Malé Island and private island resorts. Room rates in Malé are quite cheap, from 52 USD (1,200,000 VND) per night.

From Malé, visitors can move to resorts on private islands. However, visitors should book in advance to avoid out of rooms, especially during high season. In Maldives, there are many resorts ranging from budget to luxury, from 200 USD (4,600,000 VND) per person per night. Prices usually include shuttle trains, meals, experience at sea.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Club Med Kani and Club Med Finolhu are two resorts loved by many tourists, positively rated on TripAdvisor. In particular, Kani is a 4-star resort, built on Kanifinolhu island, about 30 minutes from the international airport. With exclusive fun activities, sports and room rates from $ 250 per person per night, this is the ideal choice for families during vibrant summer vacation.

Club Med Finolhu is a luxury resort on Gasfinolhu island. There are 2 main room systems of 75 sea bungalows and 135 rooms on the island, in the direction of sunrise or sunset. In addition to full-service entertainment, the resort also provides butler service and in-room meals. The price per night is from 455 USD (more than 10 million VND) per person.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'

Interesting experiences in Maldives

After moving to the resort from Male capital, visitors begin their new journey with exciting experiences at sea. Highlights include swimming with sharks. The shark season here starts from January to March every year, during this time the sea is also the quietest. On the journey, visitors have the opportunity to meet whale sharks, or hammerhead fish, jaguar sharks and Blacktip coral reef sharks.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Besides, scuba diving and snorkeling to explore coral reefs is also an experience to try. After traveling by Dhoni boat to the diving area, visitors are guided to get down to the deep blue waters. Besides exploring the ocean, meeting the Maldivian marine creatures, visitors will learn more about the natural characteristics and how to protect them. Visitors from 8 years old can participate in this activity.

To create memorable memories for family vacations, visitors can experience their own diving or coral reefs together. These are two exclusive activities at the Club Med resort. The whole family can together explore the colorful ocean world and contribute to the protection of the flora and fauna system here.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
The whole family can also play paragliding, kayaking, hovercraft. With the thrilling game on the water flyboard, the tour guide will monitor. Children from 5 to 12 years old are accompanied. From a height of 15 m above the water, you can capture the wild beauty of the Maldives.

When the sunset falls, visitors walk by the beach, listen to the slight sound of waves patting on the white sandy beach, take a Dhoni boat sightseeing or enjoy a cozy dinner at the resort's restaurant. In the Maldives, visitors can enjoy dishes made from fresh seafood, or request Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Indian dishes.

Other exciting experiences include dining under the ocean , going Whale submarine, surfing, playing shore sports such as football, basketball ... After the activity, the whole family can together enjoy relaxing moments by the beach spas.

Discover Malé capital

Malé is the financial and commercial capital of the Maldives, located on Kaafu Island, with a relatively small area of nearly 6 km2. However, this place is the main concentration point of the Maldives with high-rise buildings and lively life.

Here, transportation is mainly taxi and bicycle, you can also walk, stroll around the bustling streets of the city. Planning in the form of chess board, the city concentrates many apartment buildings and office buildings on the main roads. This is where visitors can learn about the culture and lifestyle of Maldives people through food, markets and attractions.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
Although quite small, Malé still has many places to visit such as the Sultan Park, the royal museum and mosques. Visitors can go to the main market, where trade Indian Ocean aromatherapy and food, fruit and even new catches of fish.

In Malé capital mainly serves Indian food. You can go to Midtown Seagull Café, a two-storey restaurant with an old tree shade, which serves dishes like fish curry, snacks and ice cream.

Notes when traveling Maldives

Maldives is a Muslim country, so tourists should adhere to local rules, especially in the capital of Malé. Here, open clothes, pork, alcohol and depraved culture are completely prohibited.

Guests do not need to apply for a visa before arrival. Maldives grants 30-day free visas to nationals. However, passports need to be valid for at least 6 months.
Notes for visitors first time traveling to Maldives 'paradise'
November to April is the peak season of Maldives, so travelers should book hotel and resort rooms in advance from one to two months. To get rid of the crowd, you can also travel in the remaining months, the room and service prices will be cheaper but there may be rain.

People use Dhivehi language, but many people also speak English, especially in resorts.

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