Do’s And Don’ts For Your Maldives Holidays!
The Maldives is the dream destination for many of us, and is rightly termed as a “Heaven on the Earth”. A Maldives tour package is all about crystal clear beaches, sunbathing & making fairy castles on the sand. With the heavenly underwater world, unrivalled luxury above the seas level and adventurous water sports activities where you can test your adrenaline rush, Maldives holidays are hard to forget.
It is not for nothing that so many people opt for Maldives Honeymoon tour packages.The Maldives offers serenity, peace and quiet against the constant bustling cities. If you are fond of snorkelling or trying it for the first, then the Maldives is the place for you. Gazing the starry sky with your loved ones on the sandy beaches is a moment to be cherished. Maldives Tourism has not left any stone unturned to give some unforgettable memories with your better halves on the scenic crystal beaches of the Maldives. It will always be advisable to plan a trip to the Maldives in advance, that is, to book flights & resorts before 3-4 months prior to your travel. This will help in managing your Maldives vacation cost, and not be quite a burden to your pockets.
There are some essential travel tips for roaming around the Maldives, which if followed will surely ensure an effortless & enjoyable trip.
1. Don’t engage in PDA on inhabited islands
The Maldives is an Islamic country and observes very strict rules in terms of modesty and being respectful which includes keeping your hands to yourself in public. If you have booked a Maldives tour package for your honeymoon, it is very important for you to know that however private your resort is, you can’t kiss in public or hold hands when outside the resort. Homosexuality is against the law even though tourists haven’t reported any problems it is advised to take care of what you do and not indulge in any public display of affection irrespective of your gender or orientation for the locals may find it deeply offensive and may report you to cops. While you are in your resort you are free to be romancing with your partner but when outside your resort please take care of the rules and regulations and keep yourself out of trouble.
2. Covid-19 Maldives Travel Guide
The Maldives is a favourite tourist place for many of us, and especially during these pandemic times. And, the best part of this place is the free visas on arrival. But, this is COVID 19 Maldives Travel Guide,which everyone needs to adhere to for a pleasant stay here. As per the COVID 19 rules, tourists need to submit the sample for the PCR test. This report should be 72 hours/3 days or less old than the date of departure to the Maldives. Infants are exempted from this requirement.
If anyone is tested positive on the entry to the Maldives, they must follow the rules HPA measures & are restricted for an inter-island transfer.
Also, the following things should also be done: (This should be done 24 hours prior to your travel to The Maldives)
- A self-declaration form should be submitted 24 hours before your travel to the Maldives. This is an electronic form & should be submitted through the online site of Maldives Immigration;
- Someone who has COVID-19 related symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, or breathing problems in the last 14 days, or have come in contact with a COVID-19 suspect in the last 14 days, should restrict themselves to travel here;
- It is mandatory to download the “TraceEkee”- a contract tracing app;
3. Don’t bring banned items on your Maldives trip
Maldives Tipswill surely help you a lot with packing the appropriate things for your tour. Just like any country the Maldives also bans any arms and ammunitions or illegal items such as drugs, guns, and nuclear weapons but being a Muslim country Maldives has an additional list of things that are prohibited such as alcohol, pork, religious materials for distribution, and dogs.
4. Don’t expect free or speedy Wi-Fi
Maldives is a remote chain of islands and therefore has limited network and connectivity; do not expect a free WIFI or a speedy internet service so if you are someone who is taking work to Maldives please be prepared for WIFI issues, especially at public places.
5. When in Maldives do dress modestly on inhabited islands
When you are in the Maldives which is a conservative country please keep in mind that locals are very particular about what to wear on your Maldives trip. Women are expected to cover their arms and legs and men should not wear shorts. Bikini or sunbathing are strictly prohibited on non-resort islands. However, once you are in your resort you can relax in your swimsuit without any worries. This Maldives Tipis a must to adhere to for a hassle-free journey.
6. Do remove your shoes at the door of a home or mosque
Make sure you enter a mosque barefoot as it is prohibited to enter any mosque with shoes on. As a matter of courtesy, guests do not enter any residential area with shoes on either. If you do not understand what to do, then it is advised that you look around what the locals are doing before entering a residence and follow them or take their advice on the same.
7. Do be extra respectful during Ramadan
Muslims fast during Ramadan and the majority of Islamic countries have strict rules regarding behavioural conduct in public during Ramadan. If your Maldives Tour package is booked for Ramadan days then please be aware that smoking, drinking water, or eating publicly during Ramadan may not be looked at as casually as it is during a general day. Since most of the locals are fasting during those days to show your respect it is expected that no food or water should be consumed in public. To eat and drink indoors is perfectly alright. A lot of restaurants are closed as well during those days so please check before making any plans.
8. Do choose your souvenirs carefully
Crafts and items made from coral or turtle shells are available in the Maldives for purchase but it is illegal to export them so even if you buy them in the Maldives you will be asked to leave them or not carry them back to your country. Be sure of what you buy as souvenirs in the Maldives.
9. Do bring lots of sunscreen on your Maldives tour
Needless to say, Maldives gets plenty of sunshine as it has a beach but the Maldives being on the equator specifically gets direct sunlight at 90 degrees thereby the risk of sun damage on your skin increases all the more if you do not carry a strong sunscreen.
It is always advisable to check the weather conditions before going to any place. The Maldives gets a lot of tourists from all across the world and since it is remote everything is a bit more expensive. Make sure you book your Maldives holiday tour packagesbeforehand to get better deals and offers. For further details on Maldives tour package, please visit Flamingo Transworld Pvt Ltd website or feel free to contact us.