The Maldive is a place where dreams are made of, especially if you are a wanderer, this
place has got to be on the top of your list and might just pass as your dream vacation. Just the inexplicably perfect pictures make you wanna quit your day to day and live a pesky fantasy life by eloping to this dream island brimming with surreal beauty. Where places are deemed to never live up to expectations of wonder and beauty, Maldives dives in proof that wrong, living up to expectation just like the stock images you see on pinterest of the bright sun, house reefs teeming with fish, transparent blue lagoons, low waters with baby reef sharks and rays and white sand beaches that stretches up to endless miles of blue skies and turquoise waters. Although the images of this dream island might be extremely familiar with you, there are a lot of unexpected surprises this South Asian Nation beholds and because a trip to Maldives is quite an emotional and financial investment, here are few steps that you must abide by on your trip to Maldives:
- MALDIVES COMPRISES OF ALMOST MORE THAN A THOUSAND SMALL
With an individual collection of 1190 islands extending across the Indian Ocean,
Maldives consists of some islands so small that they are barely noticeable on the
google map while others are barely more than a strip of sand protruding out of water with not more than one resort or hotel on them. The island of Male is the most populous island in Maldives.
- SOME MALDIVE ISLANDS ARE MAN- MADE:
Although it is believed that most Maldive islands are formed by Volcanoes, some
islands are man made. For example, the island nearest to the main airport,
Hulhumale Island, is an artificial island made in 2004 by dumping heaps of concrete and sand to form a foundation and now looks like a full- fledged town.
- THE BIOLUMINESCENT BEACHES OF MALDIVES:
Stumbling across a bioluminescent stretch of sea is one of the rarest treats and the most blissful experience that Maldives renders. Seeing bioluminescent phytoplankton light up the oceans and make them reliably glow is rather exciting and can be spotted in the Dusit Thani Maldives in Baa Atoll where the resort’s beach comes alive from the light at night, emitting a starry sight amidst the dark waves.
- WITH A 100 PERCENT ISLAMIC POPULATION, THERE ARE CUSTOMS TO BE
Although it is unlikely for foreign travellers to witness infringements upon vacationing freedom, one must know that Maldives is the only other country in the world with a 100 percent muslim population. And to avoid any hassle, it is well suited to leave alcohol, pork based products, tobacco products without a health warning and any religious book like The Bible behind at home. Other than that, public display of affection, bathing suits, and alcohol drinking in the city is strictly prohibited. Even though resorts in the Maldives have their own vacation – friendly rules, the hotel strictly abide by these conventional islamic rules which also includes proper modest dressing for women and barrs homosexuality. So, if you are a budget traveller, you most likely have to abide by these cultural prohibitions in the populous regions of the Maldives.
- THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MALDIVES:
November to April is the ideal time for you to plan your trip to Maldives, even though
temperatures remain stable all year round. So to get your fair share of the tropical
sun, you must visit before the southwest monsoon roughly coincides, making the
weather rather dry and windy.