Top 10 Things about the Maldives you should Know
But there are also a couple of things that most people don’t know, so here are the top 10 things you should know prior to travelling to the Maldives:
1. There is fish in the water. And by fish I mean sharks!
2. It’s all white beaches, but not every beach is powdery…
3. Don’t bring any high heels!
4. Choose your island wise!
5. The maldivians are moslems!
6. There’s not a lot to do!
And by not a lot I mean barely anything. However this is not a negative thing, it is just important for you to understand. If you’re looking for a party-marathon and fifteen different excursions in the first week, then I wouldn’t suggest you to travel to the Maldives. And if you’re planning a three week vacation I would suggest you to hold on a second and think about it wisely. The Maldives are paradise on earth, you will love the sun, the sea and the beach. But are you sure you will not get bored of paradise at some point? I mean you can even drink that much fresh coconut milk, that you never want to see it again. So just make sure that you choose the right amount of time for your travels and maybe divide 3 weeks into different destinations rather than just one.
7. Go for All-Inclusive!
Most of the holiday packages you can book will include this anyway, but just in case I am adding this point to the list. The Maldives are not as expensive as you might think – if you are travelling on a pre-organised package, however if you’re just looking at the hotel night prices on the resort’s homepage you will get a hearth-attack. Every extra you are booking on site is on the price level of the homepage and therefore way more expensive than what you’d have to pay in advance. As the resorts are all on separated islands, there is no restaurant or possibility for you to eat outside. Also, if you are planning to keep visiting the Maldives again, you could think of other options like renting out a resort or opting for a timeshare. This way, you can ease your nerves with the price part. But again, for timeshare, you might have to invest every month along with other owners of that property for maintenance. If at any point, you feel that you no longer require that space, or have a shortage of funds, you can simply reach out to timeshare exit companies near you. They might help in finding a replacement for you. But, remember to seek this option only when you are a regular to the Maldives!
8. Don’t import Alcohol!
Following point number 7, don’t think you can fool the resorts and bring alcohol with you from the duty-free shop, it will be taken from the customs when arriving in the Maldives!
Besides alcohol there are some more limitations for importation, such as anything related to religion that is not Muslim and could be for anything BUT the own use (e.g. more than one bible) or pork.
9. Take a photo camera with you!
10. There is no weather guarantee!
The Give-Away: Beauty products Biotherm (Value > 120 €) – CLOSED!!!
As I told you in my last give-away, the month of december is very special for me. Therefore I want to share this with you and am offering my second give-away to you all. Last week I was offering Beauty Products, this week I have the Biotherm Skin Oxygen Set. The next give-away on Sunday is a laaarge make-up set from L’Oreal. And the last one on Christmas evening is the most valuable give-away with an amazing hand-made bag! Not telling the brand yet… Trust me it is worth to stick around!
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- Biotherm bag
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My best birthday experience was a surprise trip to Paris by my boyfriend. It was one of the best and most defining experience of our early relationship. Have a great weekend 🙂
Vor 3 Jahren hat mir mein Freund zum Geburtstag eine Reise nach Paris geschenkt. Es war traumhaft. Einen wunderschönen dritten Advent wünsche ich.
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My best birthday experience was for my 30th birthday at chester races ladies day with my family and friends
One of my best birthday experiences was a bbq with all my friends, we laughed, ate burgers and celebrated, it was lovely!
well, I spent one of my best birthday experiences in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah!
My best birthday experience was a big party on my 30th with all my friends and family!
Trip to Venice over 21st birthday
Definitely when my niece was born!
My best present ever was last year when my partner organised front row seats for me to see my favourite singer, George Benson. I don’t think my 50th could be topped. x
My favourite birthday was my 25th. I was thrown a surprise party reuniting me with friends and family I hadn’t seen for years.
For my 18th birthday I took part in a zombie apocalypse thing, where me and my friends got chased around a forest at night by a load of actors dressed up as zombies! Was scary as hell, but proper fun!!
My best birthday experience was definitely this year, I turned 30 and dreaded the huss and fuss and craziness that usually comes with it, I hate being the center of attention but thankfully my beloved other half knows me well so instead of feeling socially awkward at some horrible party on my birthday I got to spend it at Killarney National Park hiking with my boyfriend, just us, the fresh air and nature around us!
To know beeing pregnant
My best birthday experience was going to Amesterdam
When i went to vegas for my 30th, i had an amazing time
My best birthday experience was a surprise break to Prague for my 400th!
40th. .. not 400th! !
My best birthday experience was a trip to the Greek island Skiathos. I just spent the whole day at the beautiful beach, with the man I love.
My best birthday was during my semester abroad, it was heartwarming to see how many people I barely knew came to celebrate with me!
Being taken up on stage during a pantomime and getting a goody bag when I was a kid :).
Tickets to a Liverpool match for my 50th
My best birthday I’d say was last year when I got a 40 second glimpse of my ‘Lovely’ as I call him on video chat…The volume on Bren’s phone wasn’t working but still, it was fantastic to see my wonderful friend smiling after chatting for such a long time…(We have been friends since 2014)
My best birthday was a teddy bear tea party when I was 5 awesome
A theatre trip with my daughters!
My best birthday was when I was 8 years old and received the Poodle puppy which I had longed for. This started a life-long love of Poodles and I have owned them ever since, though sadly my Ringo died aged 14 in October.
a lovely meal with my man
Best birthday was being taken to New York for my 30th – amazing experience.
When for my 24th Birthday, I was for the first time working during my birthday, in the hot Milano in August, I celebrated with a nice lunch and gelato with my colleagues and some friends and then, my boyfriend arrived in the city in the afternoon. We drove until reaching in the evening Monterosso, Cinque Terre in Liguria. It was a surprise and it was a lovely birthday.
The Maldives is by far the best vacation I have had and you are so right on all of the 10 things you mentioned. Happy birthday! I hope you had an amazing day and vacation.
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That looks amazing!
OMG I want to visit Maldives! This is becoming one of the hottest destination and I heard it isn’t expensive.
This is my dream destination and hopefully I can get here soon. I love how you were able to convey the facts about maldives, which would help me set my expectations. It is also served as a a useful guide, especially for someone who haven’t been here and planning to come here. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
I keep seeing these posts that say ‘Maldives is not expensive’ but I’m yet to find an all-inclusive resort package that suits me 🙂 Will keep looking.
I’ve wanted to go to Maldives for some time now. Hopefully I’ll make it sooner than later, and when I do your tips will certainly come in handy. Nice photos!