Average temperature on the Maldives is 29 degrees Celsius. Should you choose to make your reservation with a hotel or resort of your choice, please contact them directly. You can make payment via bank transfer or arrange a money transfer through Western Union. The country consists of a network of beautiful coral islands and the sea between them, with a land surface area of 1% of the country’s territory. The country’s territory covers an area of 90,000 square kilometres and consists of approximately 1,200 coral islands. Please contact us for a full holiday quotation including transfers, excursions and other related inquires. Regardless of how you contact us, be assured that we will reply to you within 24hrs. Can I make a booking directly to the hotel’s reservation office? I want to know the availability for a particular resort? Please bring this voucher with you when you arrive. Also, if you wish, we can send you a copy of your service voucher. The Ministry of Human Resources Employment and Labour can provide work visas. Between May and November it's still warm, but the skies can be cloudy, humidity is higher and rain is more likely. There are two or three merchants that can provide you with limited cash. Generally all islands in the Maldives provide immense natural beauty and all resorts offer their own unique style. Most resorts located in Male’s atoll are accessed by speedboat. Working or engaging in employment while visiting with a tourist visa is prohibited. In the Maldives the currency is called "Ruffia" or Rf. All resorts, liveaboards and most souvenir shops accept major cards and cash payments in US dollars. Christmas and New Year is the busiest and most expensive part of the peak season period. Will I be able to use my electrical equipment in the Maldives? None of these shops are, however, able to provide you with cash from your credit card and there are currently no ATMs or cash machines in the Maldives. At the moment, the main transport method is by motorboat, speedboat and seaplane.
If you do stay for a night at the airport hotel, or in Male’, you will be transferred the following morning to your resort from the airport. What sort of diving spots are available in the Maldives? A diver should therefore be able to dive from the shore, from a motorboat as well as being able to handle a drift dive. Today, smaller vessels are mostly used for leisure, and fishing tours, while larger vessels now operate as dive centres.
One third of the country’s population, about 75,000 Maldivians, live in Male’. Most major hotels provide hair dryers and other amenities. Don't forget an extra bottle of your preferred suntan lotion, hats, sunglasses, water socks (for reef walkers) and any common insect repellent. Yes, almost all people living in the Maldives understand and speak English. If the airport tax has not been paid beforehand, you may need to pay USD 12 at the airport. Most visitors enjoy the native lagoons, just as the locals do.