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In the age of modern technology, it is easy to find out that the Maldives is one of the most coveted tourist destinations in the world. Such distant and such beautiful islands offer ideal conditions for a paradise holiday, a high level of infrastructure, incredibly beautiful tropical nature in the middle of the Indian Ocean. There are tons of materials in our blog, thanks to which you can be convinced of this. To decide on a trip “beyond the land”, you need to study the direction, weigh the pros and cons, make the choice of a hotel in the Maldives and, of course, make sure it is right. We will help to dispel all doubts and myths about distant islands in this article.

Rayyu Maldives photographer
Rayyu Maldives photographer

Many Maldives hotels offer excellent tropical island holiday options. Choose the best of the best at wiotto.com.

 

Myth 1. Maldives is only for the rich

Over the past few years, the Maldives has created many unrivaled resorts with the best service and state-of-the-art infrastructure. Luxurious apartments, gourmet restaurants and luxury in every detail are the main components of 5-star hotels on the Cote d'Azur. All this splendor gives the wrong impression that the Maldives is available only to celebrities and millionaires.

In fact, a week on the islands may not be so exorbitant.

Husen Siraaj
Husen Siraaj

You don't have to stay in the most luxurious overwater villa with a private chef. Maldives - everywhere Maldives sand, palm trees, and national cuisine on the islands are the same.

You can, for example, opt for an all-inclusive resort that will include accommodation, meals at the main restaurant, a couple of dinners elsewhere, some water sports and excursions. At the same time, the rest will not cost fabulous money.

In the last decade, guesthouses have been actively developing on the local islands of the Maldives, which give tourists the opportunity to spend their holidays here not for all the money in the world. Therefore, a budget vacation in the Maldives is quite possible.

Ibrahim Asad
Ibrahim Asad

Myth 2. The Maldives are incredibly distant islands

The Maldives are scattered in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the northern part of the archipelago begins about 700 kilometers from Sri Lanka. In general, you cannot get there by car or train. When you spend many hours in the hustle and bustle of the day, tropical islands seem like a long way off.

In fact, the Maldives is a modern state with a perfectly established tourism, a beautiful capital and an international airport that receives planes from dozens of world airlines.

In addition, flights to the Maldives can be found for $ 500 round trip, so be sure to set up a flight alert, pack your bags and start choosing a hotel in the Maldives.

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Depositphotos

Myth 3. It's boring in the Maldives

The ocean and the tropics are the most important components of the Maldives, without which the local tourism would never be so popular. It all started, first, with the stunning nature. Nevertheless, comfort and entertainment also play an important role.

Lying on the beach sipping an exotic cocktail is a must, but it can quickly get bored. There is always something to do in the Maldives. For gourmets on the islands, restaurants of world cuisines are open; for connoisseurs of the underwater world, the best diving is organized. If you like to be active - excursions, snorkeling safaris, sea cruises, water sports in all their diversity are at your service.

When your travel destination is a complete reboot, Maldives hotels offer spas with unique treatments for relaxation and recovery. The best spa hotels in the Maldives can be found here. And you can come off in nightclubs and bars on the coast. Some interesting ideas on how to diversify your leisure time in the Maldives can be found here. Schedule your daily vacation time, and you will see that there will be no time to get bored in the Maldives.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Myth 4. Maldives is only for honeymooners

The Maldives are renowned as a place where newlyweds can spend their honeymoon in ideal conditions for romance. Today resorts offer young couples a whole package of services for the best romantic getaway

  • The resorts have specialists in organizing wedding ceremonies in the Maldivian tradition.
  • Renewal of vows in the Maldives to the sounds of boduberu will be quite impressive.
  • Romantic sunset cruises, private beach dining, gourmet dining, desert island picnic and more for lovers.

Kandima Maldives
Kandima Maldives

But. The Maldives are very versatile. There are many adult-only or mixed-style hotels for romantic and family vacations.

For the younger generation, many resorts have leisure clubs where children and adolescents can have fun and benefit their development. Animators and teachers work there, all kinds of events are organized culinary master classes, competitions, sports competitions, craft lessons and much more.

Children's clubs also often offer professional babysitting services for the youngest guests. For families with children in the Maldives, snorkeling and diving programs can be provided, a children's pool and water slides are equipped, and restaurants have a children's menu.

A few tips:

  • For a comfortable stay with children, book a villa with a children's room and a not very deep pool.
  • Clarify all the nuances about the placement. The hotel's services may include an extra bed or baby cot free of charge.
  • Choose a safe vacation. Many resorts do not allow families with children to stay in overwater villas for the safety of the little ones.

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Depositphotos

Myth 5. Maldives are dangerous for tourists

Of course, there is a certain degree of probability of getting into an unpleasant situation in the Maldives. Just like anywhere else in the world. On tropical islands, the first thing that can pose any danger is the underwater world of reefs. Not only harmless colorful fish live there, but also some poisonous ones. For example, lionfish, stonefish, stingray, sea urchin and moray eels. But if you adhere to the basic safety rules, which are informed by the sea guides, snorkeling or diving in the Maldives will only bring a lot of pleasure.

As for other troubles, the Maldives is no different from other tourist countries. The victim of a robbery, for example, is more likely to become in your hometown than on an island hotel away from everyone and everything. Maldivians are distinguished by their cordiality and high morality, as you can see for yourself.

Depositphotos
Depositphotos

Myth 6. There is no alcohol in the Maldives

On local islands, including the capital of Male, there is a ban on the consumption and sale of alcohol both for the local population and for tourists. However, there are alcoholic drinks on the resort islands. Depending on the hotel policy, they are served for a fee or alcohol is included in the All inclusive package.

Now you know the main myths about the Maldives that shouldn't be taken at face value. It's time to choose a point on the map. Book a hotel on wiotto.com and embark on an unforgettable journey to exotic islands!

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa
Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

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