4 Important Tips While Planning Your Maldives Holidays
Right from honeymoon couples to families, Maldives is a place on everyone’s list. The luxurious hotels, beautiful beaches, colorful reefs and fishes and the crystal clear sea make Maldives a perfect location for everyone. However, if you are about to visit Maldives for the first time it is better to do enough research to ensure that you have a blissful holidays in Maldives.
Maldives is completely different to the places you might have visited in the past. Thus, making mistakes while planning your holiday here is very common. To help you to avoid making such mistakes, we have created a list of 5 important tips that are sure to help you out.
1. Budget Vacations are Difficult in Maldives
Maldives is filled with many amazing places that you certainly cannot miss if you are taking a holiday here. And everything, right from places to visit, food, drinks and other activities, like snorkeling, scuba diving, boat transfers, etc. are pretty expensive here. If you are here on a budget vacation you might not be able to see most of it. Thus, if you are planning to take a budget vacation here, it is better to wait for a little while and then visit Maldives for a luxurious vacation as only then you will be able to experience the true magic of Maldives.
2. Maldives is NOT a Place for Long Holidays
If you are looking for long holidays then maybe Maldives is not the right choice for you. A vacation of 5-7 days is just perfect. Things can get a bit tedious after 7 days of stay here. Moreover, mostly there is only a single resort on every island and traveling to other island is not only time-consuming but extremely expensive as well.
3. Transport from the Airport to your Resort will be Very Expansive
Visitors first reach Male, the capital of Maldives. Speedboat and seaplane are the only options that you will have for reaching your resort. If you resort is close to male, speedboat will charge around $ 50 to $ 200 per person for a return trip. If you are resort is far away from Male, then seaplane will be your only option and remember that you will have to pay a huge amount for reaching there. Seaplane transfer can easily cost between $ 300 to$ 500 per person for a return trip. Thus, apart from the hotel rates, it is also very important to check the airport transfer rates while planning your trip.
4. Food and Drinks are Expensive and Choices are Limited
As your resort will most probably the only resort on your island, you’ll have to eat your meals at the same resort. A single meal can easily cost $ 50 for a single person, including the tax of around 22%. There are also ‘All-Inclusive’ offers which require you to pay for your meals, drinks and stay upfront. Even this is not cheap in any way but you won’t feel the pain of spending such huge amounts on food and drinks every single time you order something.
Remember these tips while planning your Maldives holidays and you will be well-prepared for your stay there!