If you are exploring the Maldives for the first time, and you are thinking about the things that you should consider first, this article will help you.
The Maldives is a group of islands located in the Indian Ocean. It is a majestic collection of tropical islands, complete with sprawling beaches, clear blue skies, fantastic views, coral reefs in the ocean, great food, wonderful hospitality, and excellent hotels for you to stay in. The resorts in the Maldives are situated within their own islands, ranging in size from two and a half to one hundred fifty kilometers across. This means that the amenities that the hotel that you will be staying in, such as restaurants, sports facilities, bars, and entertainment areas, are the only ones that you will get to use during your entire visit.
Most of the hotels in the country offer boat rides to nearby fishing village islands. All in all, there are approximately more than one hundred hotels for you to choose from when visiting and exploring the Maldives. However, if you want to experience the authentic feel of the archipelagic nation, the best choice will be to consider staying in one of the guesthouses available in five islands that offer reasonably priced rooms.
The major international airport of the Maldives, the Hulhule Airport in the capital Male, sits on its own island. Therefore, to get to your hotel where you will be staying, you will have to take modes of transportation such as a boat, a domestic flight, or a seaplane, depending on the distance of your hotel from the airport. If your resort requires you to board a seaplane to get there, it is essential to know that seaplane services are only available during daylight, so if you happen to arrive too late, you will have to spend the night at Male to wait for the next seaplane schedule.
With the Maldives being known for its glorious beaches, underwater life, and watersports, there is so much to do when exploring the Maldives, especially if you are a diver. Hotels usually do not offer an excursion or tour, except for the few instances wherein they will offer a visit to a local inhabited island. Therefore, if you are not into sports or into a quiet time under the golden sun with a book in hand for extended hours during the day, then this may not just be the place for you.
When looking for a place to stay, the price is the top consideration. Luckily, Maldives offers choices for different people with different budget limits. When it comes to accommodation types, Maldivian hotels offer various room types. However, you should be wary of any changes you may make such as a room upgrade or a switch for a better view since this usually significantly affects the total cost of your vacation.
Also, you should also carefully check the amenities that the hotel you choose offers since no excursions will be made outside and you will mostly have to make do with the hotel’s amenities during your stay.