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Complete Guide for the Trip to the Maldives

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Complete Guide for the Trip to the Maldives

Maldives is one of the most beautiful archipelagos located near the Pacific Ocean and has earned the title of tropical paradise in this region. The Maldives is the best option for those who want to go on a luxury trip or honeymoon, and they can spend happy days walking on its white sands and white sandy beaches. But before traveling to any part of the world, having enough information about the attractions in that destination, as well as an overview of hotels and their facilities, are among the needs that travelers must have. In this complete guide for the trip to the Maldives, Eli Gasht intends to provide this kind of information in a comprehensive article. Stay with us for a trip to the Maldives archipelago.

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The geographical location of Maldives

Maldives is an island in the Indian Ocean, located in the southwest of India. This island is located on the underwater plateau of Chagos Laccadive, and the shortest distance to the shores of India is 600 km. This archipelago consists of 1192 coral islands and the land area is equal to 298 square kilometers. Among these, 200 islands are inhabited and 88 other islands have tourist accommodations.

Essential phone numbers for Trip to the Maldives

The country code of Maldives is +960.

The fire brigade telephone number in the Maldives is 118.

The contact number for the Maldives Police is 119.

To call the emergency, you must call 102 so that an ambulance will be sent to you.

What is the weather like in the Maldives?

One of the most important pieces of information you need to get before your trip to the Maldives is the island’s weather conditions. Normally, many rain systems enter the atmosphere of this country. For example, from around the 10th of July to the 1th of September, the first rainy system of the year enters the atmosphere of Maldives, and after that, it is continuously rainy in Maldives from the 10th of November to the 11th of April. From around December to May, the hot season of Maldives arrives. During this beautiful time, the weather of this island becomes dry. During this period, the average air temperature reaches 33 degrees. Winters in the Maldives start around May and continue until December. During this period, there are many rain systems in the sky of Maldives.


What is the best season for a trip to the Maldives?

If you like to trip to the Maldives when the weather is mild and good, we suggest you the winter season. In this season, the air temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius, and the number of tourists in this country decreases. as a result of this, the cost of accommodation and tourism facilities in the islands of this country decreases. But the summers of Maldives are more attractive for most tourists and in this season, a large number of travelers from all over the world enter Maldives.

The cost of staying on the trip to the Maldives

you can easily find a suitable place for your stay at a good price. If you want to stay in beach resorts, the costs will be slightly higher. Staying in hostels costs less, but you can’t have the same expectations you have from good hotels in the city.

Suggested hotels in Maldives

 Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

The 5-star hotel recommended in the complete guide for the trip to Maldives is Centara Ras Fushi, which can be said to be one of the best for young couples. This hotel is only 20 km away from the city’s airport and has a wonderful view. There are 140 equipped rooms in this hotel and you can leave the hotel with bare feet and walk on the white sands. Among the facilities of this hotel are a swimming pool, spa, gym, business room, breakfast, parking, etc.

Phone number: 09606643880

Website: www.centarahotelsresorts.com

Address: Unnamed Road, Maldives

Hotel Jen Male

Another recommended hotel in the complete guide for the trip to Maldives is the 4-star Jen Male Hotel, which is also located in Male, the capital city of Maldives. This hotel is undoubtedly one of the best choices for a family stay. The facilities of this hotel include a gym, spa, breakfast, airport transportation service, free internet, and dry cleaning.

Phone number: 09603300888

Website: www.hoteljen.com

Address: Nasreen Goalhi, Male, Maldives


Lily Beach Resort & Spa at Huvahendhoo

If you are looking for excellent accommodation in the middle of pristine nature during your trip to the Maldives, be sure to take one of the cabins of the Lily Hotel. The special shape and wooden structure of this hotel, with a beautiful view of the blue sea, even take permission from you to blink. You can use the sauna, spa, and beach resort of this hotel during your stay and double the pleasure of your trip.

Phone number: +960 668-0013

Website: www.lilybeachmaldives.com

Address: Dhangethi, Maldives.


Veligandu Island resort

This beautiful hotel is on the list of the best hotels for a trip to the Maldives. The facade and architecture used in this hotel are completely traditional and give you a good feeling. This hotel has 54 villas outside the water but is equipped with a jacuzzi, 10 villas on the water, and 12 beach villas, and you are completely free to choose any of them. Tennis and billiards, swimming pool, fitness center, and special evening entertainment are the facilities that you can use during your stay in this Hotel.

Phone number: +960 666-0519

Website: www.veligandu.com

Address: Veligandu Island, Maldives.

Cost of food in the Maldives

Since Maldives is closely related to the world of water, you will try the most delicious seafood here. You can go to local and international restaurants and order different dishes. In the native cuisine of the Maldives, local rice is seen with a combination of vegetables and different meats.

In the next section of the complete guide for the trip to Maldives, we will mention some of the food prices in this country based on the Numbeo site.

  • For a meal in a cheap restaurant, you have to pay 72 rufiyaas.
  • For a meal for two in an average restaurant, you have to pay 416 rufiyaas.
  • The price of McDonald’s menu in Maldives is relatively cheaper and is 150 rufiyaa.
  • It costs 4 rufiyaas to buy mineral water, and if you want to drink a cup of coffee, you have to pay 40 rufiyaas.

Recommended restaurants in the Maldives

 Sala Thai restaurant Sala Thai Restaurant

The recommended restaurant in the guide for the trip to the Maldives is Sala Thai restaurant, where you can enjoy a variety of Thai and Asian dishes, and its prices are also moderate. The working hours of this restaurant are every day from 12 noon to 11 pm. It should be noted that the interior of this restaurant is also quite similar to Thai restaurants.

Address: Buruneege Hithaffinivaa Magu, Malé, Maldives

Belle Amie Bistro Restaurant

There is an almost international restaurant in Malé, the capital city of Madeu Island, where you can serve a variety of Chinese, Indian, European, Sri Lankan, International, Asian, vegetarian, and diet food. The working hours of this restaurant are from 7 am to 11 pm and its price level is also average.

Address: Kenery Magu, Male, Maldives

Transportation cost in the Maldives

  • The cost of a single ticket is 10 rufiyaa
  • The cost of a monthly transport ticket is 800 rufiyaa.
  • The cost of a taxi is 25 rufiyaa when you sit in it, and 40 rufiyaas is added to the amount for each kilometer. If you want a taxi to wait for you, you have to pay 100 rufiyaas.
  • The cost of one liter of gasoline in this city is 3 rufiyaa

Tourist attractions in Maldives

Male National Museum National Museum

One of the most important tourist destinations on your trip to Maldives is the National Museum, which is also located in Sultan Park of Male city. This museum has a valuable collection of valuables and antiques that show the history and culture of this island. The opening date of this museum is November 19, 1952.

Address: Lily Magu, Male, Maldives


 Fulhadhoo Beach

This beach is located on an island with the same name and it is almost 2 hours away from Male by high-speed boat. Fulhadhoo Beach is almost uninhabited and only 250 people live in a village in the eastern part of the island. When you see this beach, you think that you have reached a paradise where no one has ever set foot there. Unique white beaches, palm trees, and lagoons with turquoise and clear water will host you in this part of your trip to the Maldives.

Maadhoo Beach

Maadhoo Beach is located on Kuda Finolhu Island in the south of Male Atoll and is an uninhabited island. One-day tours are organized to this route where you can have a different picnic on this beach, walk on the white sand beaches and enjoy watching the crystal waters of the island. There are interesting hiking trails in this area that will take you on an island adventure on your dreamy trip to the Maldives.

Artificial Beach

This beach is an artificial beach in Male where residents and tourists go for swimming and walking. the main reason for the popularity of this beach is the water games and activities that can be done there.

Address: Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male, Maldives

 Banana Reef

Banana Reef is one of the most famous places that you should visit during your trip to Maldives. West of Farukolhufushi Island in North Male’s reef is where divers and swimmers can enjoy watching the coral reef known as Banana Reef. The reason for this name is that these rocks are shaped like bananas. This place is ideal for both beginners and professionals; It has caves, arched rocks, and soft corals. In the center of this rock, there is a large arched rock formed by ocean currents. Spectacular and colorful aquatic species live in this area. This coral reef is a marine protected area.

 Atoll Transfer

Due to the specific geography of the Maldives and the fact that very few of its islands are connected by land, you should use boats and ships for sightseeing. In this part of your trip to Maldives, you can board a boat and explore the surroundings and the city of Maldives.

Address: Shaheedh Kudanevi Thuththu Maniku Hingun, Male, Maldives

 Grand Friday Mosque

The Grand Friday Mosque is located in the Islamic center of Male and you can visit it during your trip to Maldives. It can be said that this is one of the attractions of Male, the largest mosque in the Maldives and perhaps in South Asia, and its space is so large that it can accommodate up to 5,000 people. This mosque with a simple yet modern structure was opened by Mamoon Abdul Qayyum, the president of Maldives, in 1984.

Address: Medhuziyaarai Magu, Male, Maldives


Shopping in Maldives

One of the attractive parts of every trip is the shopping part. We suggest you visit the local markets in Male, the capital of the Maldives. Where you can find and buy various types of stuff from Thailand, China, and India. In the local markets of Maldives, all kinds of delicious fish and food, spices, decorative items, wooden items, cloth, Indian perfumes, etc. are sold. So we suggest you do not lose this interesting part of your trip to Maldives.

Shopping centers in the Maldives

1.  Male Local Market

Address: Haveeree Hingun, Male, Maldives

2.  Male Fish Market

Address: Fish Market, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male, Maldives.

Final words

In this article from Eli Gasht, we explained to you all the essential tips for a trip to Maldives. You can be sure that the trip to the Maldives is a very good choice for a Honeymoon or family trip.

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