10 Tips about Maldives
Updated: Jan 21, 2018
1. SMALLEST MUSLIM COUNTRY
Maldives is an island country (composed of more than 1000), being the capital the most populated. Surrounded by clean waters, wonderful marine life, Maldives are famous for the expensive and luxury resorts on paradisiac beaches. Not too long ago, the local islands open doors to guest house operations, so nowadays, it is possible to find a budget price and enjoy the best of the Maldives, spending much less.
2. WEEKLY HOLIDAY
Friday and saturday are the days. Specially on fridays, most of the people do not work and everything it will be closed (except some small shops). It's a day for pray, rest and stay with the family.
3. FAMOUS FLIGHT DESTINATION
Maldives are one of the most important world holiday destination. At the airport, it non stop of flights and people arriving and departure. For surfing or diving, this both activities can handle guests all year long...
4. SURF SEASON
We like to say that here its possible to surf every day...you just need a boat to find the right spot at the right tide. From december to february, the waves are small and good for beginners, some days with size shoulder high. From march and april, can start to arrive a better wind direction and the surf conditions gets better too. From may to september, it's the high surf season, and july it's the peak of the surf season.
5. DIVING SEASON
Diving season is oposite from surfing season. Water is clear most of the time, but when start to get more plankton, it is when you can find more manta rays. Anyway sea life in Maldives is incredible and you will enjoy at any time.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which Muslims practice their fasting ritual during 4 weeks, from sun rise until sunset. What it means that you should not drink or carry a bottle of water in public at day time during this period.
7. DANGEROUS ANIMALS
There are not really dangerous animals but some fishes for example, can have poison or bite. Nothing to fear, you can read more tips about risks and how to avoid here: 10 Tips for dangerous animals in Maldives.
8. WATER TEMPERATURE & WEATHER CONDITIONS
The temperature of the ocean in Maldives is quite hot, around 26°C to 30°C degrees. Just be ready for the windy or rainning days, but even that, the ocean still warm.
Maldivian Tradicional food is quite spicy. Curry, chilly and rice are used for cooking almost every local meal.
Maldives currency is called Rufiyaa MRV. In 2017 one dollar went around 15 up to 17 rufiyaas.