6 Common Mistakes To Avoid On Your Next Trip To The Maldives

by Tania Tarafdar
6 Common Mistakes To Avoid On Your Next Trip To The Maldives

The Maldives comprises more than a thousand islands in the Indian Ocean with emerald waters and beautiful beaches. It is every traveler’s dream to have a getaway on the overwater bungalows. But irrespective of whether it is your first or the tenth trip to the Maldives, there are certain things to keep in mind so that you do not end up paying extra or miss out on the major attractions. Read on!

1. Assuming That The Maldives Is Not Budget-Friendly

Maldives is known to be one of the most beautiful places on this planet. But it is also known to be very, very expensive! But you can visit this paradise at a fair price too! Flight tickets to the Maldives won’t cost you a bomb. Also, it is now possible to get to any island using a local ferry and skip the seaplane or sea boat that would cost anywhere between 100$ to 1000$ per person. Like everything else on the local island, even food can be enjoyed without burning a hole in the pocket. Maldivian cuisine is heavy on seafood and various curries. Almost every hotel has a buffet to offer at an approximate price of $12 (₹840) per person.

2. Not Considering Staying At A Local Island In The Maldives

Staying at the local islands in the Maldives is one of the best ways to travel without doing too much damage to their wallet. Just about five years ago, the Maldivian government gave a go-ahead to open guesthouses, hotels and Airbnbs on the local islands, giving an affordable alternative to expensive resorts! A night at a decent hotel called would cost you about  ₹2500. Turquoise water can now come at an affordable price. Now Stargaze From Your Bedroom At THESE Overwater Villas In Maldives.

3. Skipping The Bioluminescent Glow-In-The-Dark Views

We’re not kidding you – the sea of stars exists, and it is not a figment of your imagination. As if the Maldives islands weren’t already paradise on earth, the island reveals another mystical surprise in the night. Glowing blue waves, lapping the sandy shore, straight out of fantasy land. So where can you spot the sea of stars? It is on the Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives which is one of the islands of Raa Atoll. Although it is a tiny island with just over 500 inhabitants, its Sea of Stars phenomenon has planted it firmly on the global map. Imagine the pictures if you were to get married in this stunning spot.

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4. Visiting The Maldives In Off-Season

Apart from the pristine white beaches, and aquamarine ocean, December to April is the perfect time to visit the paradise island. The average temperature ranges between 29°C to 31°C during these months, making it the ideal beach destination. You can enjoy the sun in its golden glory without being scorched out in the heat.

5. Not Trying The Water Sports

If you’re in the land of blue waters, it would be a complete shame if you aren’t tackling the waves head-on. The Maldives is an adrenaline junkie’s delight and if you’re just a beginner, start with Jet Skiing. Then there is everyone’s favorite, Scuba Diving. With waters as clear as you can ask for, Maldives is one of the most preferred scuba diving spots in the world. Here are 5 Reasons Why Maldives Can Be The Best Place To Travel Amid COVID Scare.

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6. Not Choosing An All-Inclusive Resort

A lot of resorts on the island offer you great packages for stay, food, and water sports. For example, if you wish to try underwater walking which is the most expensive water sport of the lot, you will not have to pay extra. Sometimes cruises are also a part of the package so be sure you look for the best deal. Planning A Trip To The Maldives? 6 Budget Overwater Villas To Book Starting From ₹12,000.

Also, do not wait till your honeymoon to visit the paradise island. It is that one place that deserves to be checked off your bucket long before your romantic vacation.