When is the Best Time to Take Maldives Tours?
Maldives is suitable for travelling all year round, with average temperatures of 23-31°C (73-88°F). There are two distinct seasons: dry season and rainy season. The dry season is from November to April, when travelers will enjoy brilliant blue skies and warm sunny days, so it is the best travel time. May to October is the rainy season and also the tourism shoulder season. Travelers will find better deals at this time.
Do I Need a Visa for Maldives Holiday Packages?
Maldives offers a free 30 days tourist visa on arrival to all visitors in possession of valid travel documents, including a passport of at least six months validity and two blank pages, and your return or onward tickets.
Are There Any Special Customs I should Observe in Maldives?
Yes. Islam is the state religion of Maldives. People there do not eat pork or drink wine. Besides, women must wear long skirts and men cannot wear shorts. Foreign tourists do not need to follow these at resort hotels. But when entering the inhabited islands, all the people need to dress decently. In addition, it is illegal to swim nakedly in Maldives.
Is Maldives a Safe Country to Travel?
Generally speaking, it is safe to travel in Maldives. You are suggested to have some safety awareness during your Maldives tour packages. If you are inexperienced in water sports, you should be accompanied by the professional when taking part in such activities.
Is Tipping Customary in Maldives?
Tipping is not compulsory in Maldives, while it has become a habit. For the porter, hotel or restaurant staff, if you are satisfied with their service, tip 1-2 US Dollars each. For the coach who accompanies you in the water sports, if he/she is very nice, you can tip a bit more. For the resort steward, you are suggested to tip 5-10 US Dollars during your Maldives holiday packages. This is just for your reference. All in all, the amount of tip is determined by the service you received.