Maldives is the meaning of heaven to numerous with its turquoise water, white sandy sea shores, and plentiful ocean life. Mostly secret to the world until the 1970s, its retreat islands are currently world-popular, attracting various tourists from all sides of the earth. Prior to 2009, travelers can just remain on resort islands but now you can stay on local islands as well, which makes your vacation even more exciting!
It is worth noting that Maldives is a Muslim country and there are a few rules you should know. Having stayed in Maldives, we came to learn a few things as well as bust a few myths, the first being that you can actually have a budget holiday in this wonderful paradise. So here are a couple of things to expect when visiting a local island in Maldives.
It will take money and time to get to Maldives
Maldives is one of the most dispersed places on the planet, with 289 square meters of land with just barely more than 200 occupied islands.
You can get the neighborhood ships, which are genuinely modest, from Male Ferry Terminal, which can take from 30 minutes to 14 hours relying upon your goal. If you want to reduce the travel time by 1/3 you can opt for a speed boat or a sea plane which is a more expensive alternative.
There are designated Bikini areas in Maldives
Many people are not aware but Maldives is a Muslim country and as we said, there are rules that you need to abide for a memorable vacation. You don’t want to be banned in such a beautiful country.
With this regard, it is essential that you know the bikini spots in the island. It is illegal for one to wear swimwear just outside of assigned swimsuit seashores on a neighborhood island. While everyone is allowed to wear bikinis, you may be required to cover up your shoulders or your bottom when you’re out of the water and when outside the bikini beaches.
We love the slower pace and spontaneity of this country
Things were definitely more relaxed and spontaneous on the local islands. Whatever we wish to do is decided a night before or the morning of the day and we were often surprised with a side trip along the way. Most of all, you can do anything with your time here and because of the laidback aura, you will be surprised just how many things you can accomplish in a day. For example, you can snorkeling and turtle watching in the morning, island hopping after lunch, and then do a side trip to the sandbank. At dinner you can have BBQ on a local island or have a sunset beach dinner and still have a lot of time to do other stuff after that.