Do's and Don't when travel to the Maldives
Maldives one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, Maldives is a wonderful tropical island that consists of white sandy beaches, amazing sea waters, and exotic, colorful coral beaches. The Maldives is an Islamic country, the visiting tourists are also expected to follow as well as respect their traditions while visiting it.
The Maldives is not only the smallest country in Asia but also the world’s smallest Muslim country that is popular for its religious intolerance. Tourists can spot real killer whales, false killer whales, dwarf sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, striped and spotted dolphins as well as pilot whales. There can be as many as 200 dolphins in one school of dolphins. The Maldives is also popular all around the world as one of the best places to spot Whale Shark, the largest fish in the world. Male, one of the world’s densest cities is said to be one of the safest destinations in the world.
The islands, while isolated, are well protected and deemed very safe which makes for a carefree holiday in paradise. The business days and hours in the Maldives may differ slightly from those in your home country. Weekdays are from Sunday to Thursday with the weekend being Friday and Saturday. Shops generally open after 9 am, close for prayer in the afternoon. The Maldives is a wonderfully unusual holiday destination. Their currency, known as the Maldivian rufiyaa, is equally unique to the Maldives, although American dollars are widely accepted. Traditional Maldivian cuisine centers largely on fresh fish, coconuts, and starches, such as rice. The national dish of the Maldives, Garudhiya, is a clear fish broth, made using tuna.
What's not to do in the Maldives:
- 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 Honeymoon tour package to the Maldives you need 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.
- 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
- The Maldives also bans any arms and ammunition 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.
- The 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.
What's to do in the Maldives:
- When you are in the Maldives which is a conservative country please keep in mind that locals are very particular about how you dress. 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.
- Make sure you enter a mosque barefoot as it is prohibited to enter any mosque with shoes on.
- If your Maldives Tour package is booked for Ramdan 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.
- To eat and drink indoors is perfectly alright. A lot of restaurants are closed as well during those days.
- The Maldives gets plenty of sunshine as it has a beach. It is always advisable to check the weather conditions before going to any place. The Maldives is 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.
What to carry in the Maldives:
- 2-3 bright swimming suits will contrast beautifully with the turquoise water.
- Sun hat to protect your head from the strong sun.
- Sun cream, face cream, and body glow.
- Sunglasses are awesome and they protect your precious eyes from the bad glares and radiation.
- Beach bag where you can put your book and a lip balm when you’re heading to the beach.
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