If your idea of paradise involves long walks
on a quiet beach, swimming or snorkeling in crystal blue
water, and lounging in a luxury hut in a private island resort,
then a Maldives vacation is for you.
Where Is the Maldives?
The Maldives is a group of islands in the Indian
ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka and India. Considered the
flattest islands on earth, less than 10% of their whole
area is land.
Of 1100 islands ( more or less ), only 200 are inhabited —
87 of which are the property of private island resorts.
What To Do During Your Maldives Vacation
A Maldives vacation is really all about luxury
holidays with lots of relaxation and beach exploration
. Night life is almost non-existent ( be aware of the curfew
) and even tours are limited to day trips.
If you find all the relaxation a bit too dull already though,
there are a few activities that you can do.
1) Go to Male and experience the
local lifestyle. Popular places that people check out are
the fish and local market and the city mosque.
2) Take an inter-island tour usually offered by your hotel
3) Go around the island by renting a Dhoni
( a traditional fisherman’s boat ) . It’s not
all that expensive and you get to take part in a cultural
experience as well..
4) Resorts usually have facilities where you can go
night fishing. If you are into this, why not spend
the night catching fish? You can even have your catch cooked
by the resort’s chef.
5) If you don’t dive, this is the best place and time
to learn it.
6) If you like views from above, there are helicopter
tours available for you to see Maldives from a high.
Packing Tips For Maldives Vacations
It’s easy to get the following things in
the Maldives but they can be ridiculously expensive. If this
is a concern for you, then it’s probably not a very bad
idea to bring them along.
- Aqua Shoes
- Snorkeling gear
- Loads of camera film
or a large memory card for digital cameras
- Waterproof camera
disposable ones are great
- Flip flops
- Bandages & antiseptic cream
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to get scraped by
lots and lots of them
- Mosquito repellant
- Antiseptic cream
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