Do’s & Don’t’s while you’re in the Maldives

Do’s

Dive:

As one of the world’s top destinations for diving, don’t miss out on exploring the underwater wonders of this island paradise. Apart from the magnificent beaches, and the idyllic coral isles, a totally different world awaits just below the surface. All resorts are equipped with dive centers, and for first timers, beginner courses will be available upon request.

Surf:

Surf’s up people! For all the surfers out there, pick up your boards and ride out to meet the waves! The Maldives offer excellent surfing opportunities, and is slowly becoming a top destination for surfers. Whether you are a beginner or a professional surfer, there are many world class surf spots for you to explore. Limited crowds, crystal clear waters and endless sunshine, truly a surfer’s paradise.

Tan:

The Maldives boasts some of the best beaches in the world. Powdery white sands unlike any other. Team it up with the tropical island beauty and the azure blue lagoon which surrounds it, there is nowhere else you would rather be. Kick back, relax and soak up the sun, but don’t forget your sunscreen.

Cruise:

Surreal sunsets on the Indian Ocean, sublime cocktails listening to the ocean waves, take a cruise in these magical islands with your loved one. An unforgettable experience it truly is.

Explore:

The Maldives has countless sandbanks jotted throughout the atolls. Fancy having lunch on a sandbank? A piece of paradise of your own for a day. Explore the reefs beyond the shoreline, or take in the view from above on a seaplane. Take on an adrenaline filled adventure on a fishing expedition, and try your luck in hooking on a marlin. There’s more to the Maldives than you would expect.

Immerse:

Visit a local fishing village and get to know the locals and the essence of true Maldivian island life. Experience the local traditions and cultural heritage. If you hear drum beats, that only means one thing. Boduberu! Don’t miss out on a local Boduberu performance, it is quite an experience. If you ever get the chance, try the local cuisine. Garudhiya and Fihunumas is a must try!

Don’t’s

Nudity:

Topless sunbathing or public nudity is strictly prohibited in the Maldives. If you are visiting local islands or the capital city of Male’, wearing bikinis are not allowed, as the locals may get offended. However, you are free to wear your swimwear in your respective island resorts.

Drink:

As a 100% Muslim country, tourists are not allowed to bring in any alcohol to the country. It will be confiscated by the customs on site. In addition to this, it is prohibited to consume alcohol on local islands. All tourist resorts have permits to import and sell alcohol, so don’t worry, the resorts have fully stocked bars ready to serve.

Buy:

Be mindful when purchasing souvenirs. Turtles and corals are protected in the Maldives, so refrain from purchasing items made from turtle shells or corals, as you will be heavily fined. Help us protect the environment and the animals that live here. Take nothing but memories, and leave nothing behind but your footprints.


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