3 Important Tips While Taking a Holiday to Maldives
It’s great that you have finally decided to take a holiday to Maldives to give yourself a break from your busy professional life. However, if you are visiting this ‘Island Paradise’ for the first time, there are some important tips that can allow you to manage your budget, choose the best resort, and the amazing weather during your holiday. Let us quickly start with the 5 most important tips.
1. Managing Budget
Taxes and extras are quite hefty in Maldives. No, things are not just expensive in luxury resort but in standard resorts as well. The reason is that the food and drinks are imported from other countries to Male (Capital of Maldives) and then reach these resorts. Food and drinks are already expensive and then you need to pay an additional tax of around 20% on every bill. Apart from the food and drinks, you also need to pay this extra tax on other activities, like spas, scuba diving, etc.
The new ‘All-Inclusive’ formula is getting very famous in Maldives. It includes complete cost of your stay at the resort, food, drinks, extra services and a lot more. If you are planning to choose this ‘All-Inclusive’ scheme make sure that you make adequate enquiries about the same as every resort offers different things in the package. Right from food, drinks, extra services to the needs of your kid if you are taking your kids as well should be discussed in advance.
2. Choosing the Best Resort
In Maldives, each resort is located on a separate island and each island can be of a few meters to hundreds of meters. Understanding why you are visiting Maldives will allow you to choose the best resort as per your needs. If you are on a honeymoon, choose a resort which is exclusively designed for couples; if you are travelling with family then make sure that you choose a family resort.
Also, if you love snorkeling and scuba diving, also enquire about the coral reefs as some resorts have amazing coral reefs and marine life while others don’t. Boat transfers are the most common means of transport in sometimes the only option. Remember that boat transfers can sometimes take very long than expected due to bad weather. Thus, it is better to leave earlier from the resort if you need to catch a flight to make sure that you reach the airport on time.
The weather in Maldives is extremely surprising. It is very common to experience cold winds and summers. Thus, while packing, make sure that you carry a pair of winter clothes and rain jackets even when you are traveling in summer to ensure that the weather doesn’t play a spoil sport to your holiday to Maldives.
No matter if you are looking for a location for family picnic or honeymoon, Maldives is the perfect location for your dream holiday. Remember these tips while taking a holiday to Maldives as they will surely make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable.