good for few days relaxation, value for money is very poor , organization are interested in money making than servicing customers , you are totally depending on weather condition, you will be really unlucky of you meet bad weather conditions, thus taking away the main reason you are visiting the island, i.
e. diving and water sports.
Thoddoo Island (local island) and Ari Atoll. Definitely the best and most beautiful places in the Maldives.
If you go with kids, Meerru resort in the Male atoll is easy.
there are not only luxury resorts, but also guest-houses on local islands that allow to get to know the Maldives to people with low budget.
This is THE place to snorkel and dive. White beaches just like in the prospects.
An amazing place with really nice people and the most incredible resorts if you like sun relaxing snorkeling.
I hope we can avoid losing them to the rising oceans
I recommended Gulhi Island for who want to feel calm and quite nature and Ari Atoll to see the whale shark
I opine Maldives are way overrated. In terms of nice and clean beaches, clarity of water their are ok but unfortunately in the absence of hills and mountains, their beauty is not complete.
Many islands in Maldives, u can join their hotel packages, they provide many activities u want with reasonable price,is worth
bring your favor food and drinks with you to Maldives.. also besure bring few high limit credit card or lots cash
Maldives islands are a great destination, but the airport facilities are really poor and services totally overpriced.
It is simply beautiful. Once you have visited the Islands, you would want to come back again for sure.
This was our first honeymoon destination we planned and it was worth every penny. After viewing almost all resorts on Maldives for 8 full months, this was booked before 6 months for the best possible rate and for the best excursions and activities which was either all inclusive or for discounted rates.
Food was a 5 start service which was all inclusive was set as a 3 course menu which was delicious and different menu everyday every time for 5 nights and 6 days. We had the privilege to enjoy Onam on the resort which is festival in Kerala in India with a delicious dessert called Payasam which is a traditional one. The water villa stay was amazing amidst the blue-green clear waters surrounding it, the fishes of every kind with baby sharks and with the coral reefs around it, felt it was a different world altogether. No ill treatment from any staffs, all wishing everytime we pass by them, very courteous and polite, and very informative people. The only downside of this place or Maldives as a whole would be the unpredicted weather which can change within minutes or a day can sometimes ruin a plan but otherwise its all perfect for family and honeymoon vacation. Thank you Reethi Beach Resort.. it was just perfect.
Definitely 2 nights are not enough for Maldives. Resorts offers lots of tours and the water and facilities offered by the resorts are truly inviting.
1. bring snorkeling equipments 2. bring water resistant camera 3. brings lots of light and relaxed clothes 4.
change your money to small notes so you are ready to give tips 5. open your heart :)
The islands were very beautiful. Each island boasts a different variety of landscape which can definitely catch your attention.
The water was very clean and clear to the point that you can see the fishes and corals even when lit at night. The view of the ocean was breathtaking. You can see different shades of blue specially during the sunny day. It is quite amazing how nature was really made. Maldives is a definite Beach Fun Adventure.
Male is the business end of the islands. Busy,.......crowded and interesting (at least I thought) only for the odd temple or market but the walking tour we took was plenty.
The islands are like another world, one of the only places in the world where the island IS the hotel in most cases. Completely isolated and private. Magic
The Maldives lives up to its reputation and does not disappoint. It is a most beautiful place and the people are delightful.
Speed boat is always the option for traveling from one island to the other. Take boat trips going around the islands are what almost every visitor does as nothing else to do on the island besides staying on the beaches.
Foods are not nice but no choice unless you can find a way to cook for yourselves
We travelled with a baby so didn't really do any excursions but just the island alone for us was enough.
We took beautiful walks, collecting shells and seen some amazing sea life The perfect place to be.
Since you must stopover before heading to the resorts, should get to know more about how the locals live and what they do for living.
Maldives is amazing place. Blue crystal clear waters, white sands and beautiful beaches. A stunning collection of virginal coral islands is a great for divers or snorkellers.
Snorkeling at the Banana Reef, Dive at Lion reef, discovering "sexy" beach and if you not so good swimmer - avoid some reef/ ocean because had bad experience when swimming to discover shark, the wave was extremely big that could pushed you away from your group, breathless and could even made you drowned.
Adventure within your limit.
Book for a decent s,tay if you want to enjoy the trip to Maldives. Snorkeling and diving a must if you visit the islands.
We preferred Maafushi to a resort partly as cost about half but also liked real community and choice of restaurants.
We spent about £100 per day for 2 on meals, scuba diving, trips and airport transfer. Take a wad of $20 notes, local currency can be got at ATM at airport but not necessary. Super place for a few relaxing days in hot climate, but only go if you want to spend time diving, water ski-ing or other water based activity. Very worthwhile as an add on to a Sri Lanks holiday but wouldn't pay for airfare from Europe just to go here.
we stayed at Velassaru for 2D1N and a day trip to Anantara Resort. Everything in the private islands we've been costs a fortune.
. but the service of the staff and the facilities were superb. you get what you pay for. Maldives is indeed a romantic getaway for couples. i felt weird roaming around the islands with friends while we were surrounded with many couples. hehe. . the talcum powdery sand, pristine crystal clear water, Maldives truly offers a picturesque scenery. i'll come back with my husband (if i happen to find one). . :)
Maldives is truly a heaven with its white sand beaches and numerous diving spots. It has some of the most beautiful beach resorts where you can go and relax.
Cannot even express with the words. So, only one word to advise: "A paradise you must go before you die!!" (just don't care about the cost).
The finest nature is waiting for you and when you leave, it will give you the greatest memories.
Maldives rock :) Must visit again and again. It have the most beautiful waters and reef I've ever seen.
I love the Maldives islands...recommend a long stay and island hoppings. I will come back again to Maldives.
Male has nothing much to do or see, maybe the more interesting thing is the Submarine tour and make sure you chose the seats on the right.
No alcohol is allowed on Male, and only near the airports or the island resorts you can get some alcohol. Would recommend to head over to the resorts and enjoy your holidays there.
There are many islands, with each being a little different from the others. You could get hotel to arrange excursions to visit some of the other islands around the one that you are staying to snorkel or dive to see the live corals, different fish, turtles and manta ray.