ALL ABOUT THE MALDIVES
If there is any place on earth where everything is perfect, then this is the Maldives. Imagine the turquoise ocean, white beaches, the azure sky – and absolute infinite happiness. Enjoy a paradise vacation on a yacht in the heart of the Indian Ocean in the most amazing coral state.
Distance from Sri Lanka
Velana International Airport ( MLE )
GMT +5 hours
Visa to the Maldives
A tourist visa for up to 30 days is issued free at the airport. Your passport should be valid of at least 6 months after the end of your trip. You may be asked to show a return ticket with the date of departure or documents confirming your hotel/yacht booking.
Attention! There is a prohibition in the Republic of Maldives. Carriage of alcohol is a criminal offense. Even if alcohol is bought in Duty-Free, it would be confiscated in the Maldives. You can buy alcoholic drinks only inside hotels, in restaurants and bars.
You can’t bring spearfishing guns, pork, religious objects, narcotic substances, pornographic materials, fire weapons, chemicals, or explosives into the country.
Weekend days – Friday and Saturday – do not affect the operation of island-hotels.
Dogs are not allowed to enter the country. Your dog can be confiscated for the duration of your vacation.
The official language of the Republic of Maldives – Dhivehi – belongs to the Indo-Iranian group of languages. The second official language is English. Staff of the Maldives hotels speaks English, and there is Russian-speaking staff.
The tourist season is all year round, but the high season is from October to May. The air temperature is 28-32°C, the water temperature is 24-28°C. Storms are extremely rare.
there is no public transport here
tourists and locals use air taxis, seaplanes and boats
tourism in the Maldives appeared only in the 70-s of the last century
in the Maldives, they arrange crab races where you can win alcohol. The cost of a bet is 5 dollars.
you can cross any Maldivian island in 1.5 – 2 hours on foot
there are no snakes or dangerous insects here