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!
Today’s give away is a lovely set of Biotherm:
- Biotherm Skin Oxygen – Depolluting Cleanser
- Biotherm Skin Oxygen – Cooling Gel
- Biotherm bag
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