If you’re taking a holiday to the Maldives for the first time, an unforgettable getaway awaits! Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan for your trip.
Plenty of Islands
Instead of having one large landmass, the Maldives features over a thousand small islands; resorts are each on private islands and are well worth staying at. These include properties like Anantara Veli Maldives Resort which offers accommodation, dining, spa treatments, water sports and excursions all on one island.
Over Water Bungalows
For your first holiday to the Maldives, over water bungalow accommodation is not to be missed. These signature living spaces have been built right over lagoon waters; you can wake up to the sights and sounds of the sea, have a dip in a private pool and even head down to the lagoon below for some snorkelling!
A Muslim Nation
This is a Muslim nation and it’s important to understand the local culture; remember that it has strict laws that include not bringing pork products or alcohol into the country and dressing conservatively at local islands. However, such rules don’t apply to private island resorts, where wearing bikinis and serving alcohol are allowed.
Depending on the resort’s location, speedboat or seaplane transfers will be needed and will be an added cost. They both offer memorable experiences so to enjoy the best of both worlds, consider staying at a resort in the South Male Atoll which can be easily reached by speedboat and offers seaplane tours too!