What To Expect in Your Maldives Vacation

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.

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Most Romantic Hotels in Seattle

Seattle is the largest city in the United States with diverse tourist attractions and huge parkland to enjoy.  It is also the home big tech industries such as Amazon and Microsoft. As you may know people always travel to Seattle for business but what you don’t know is that it is also a favorite destination for couples.  Whether you are newlywed or just about to be wedded, here are some of the most romantic hotels that you can stay in Seattle.

Mayflower Hotel

Built in 1927, Mayflower Hotel remains charming as it was first built. Centrally located in Seattle, this hotel is a perfect choice for couples who want to stay close to the city. It is just a 10-minute walk to Pike Place Market and closer to many other attractions. Each room features tiled floors, luxurious bathrobes and soaker tubs. If you have a romantic escapade, you can take your date to a wine reception held every Wednesdays from 16:30 through 17:30.

Hyatt at Olive 8

Hyatt is a modern hotel located near the University of Washington. Aside from being close to many public facilities, it offers a great accommodation for couples who simply want to relax. You can try the swimming which offers an iconic view of the city. The plush lounge chairs and modern rooms are something you can look forward to in this hotel.  Each room is very modern and stylish with iPod docking stations and a flat-screen TV. You will definitely enjoy your stay in this hotel.

Kimpton Palladian Hotel

Kimpton is another great hotel in Seattle. You are going to love the romantically designed rooms with pop-art pillows and claw footed bathtub. The hotel is near the Pike Palance Market and 1 kilomter from Space Needle. This hotel also features a seafood restaurant called Shaker +Spears, which offers sumptuous dishes. You can even dine and date here with your significant other.

Hotel Andra

Hotel Andra is a luxury boutique located at the heart of Seattle’s downtown area. If you want easy access to many facilities and shopping malls in the area, this is an ideal place for you. The hotel is also just a 6-minute walk from the Pike Place Market and Westlake Shopping Center, which means that you are going to have fun with your significant lover here.

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