Giravaru Travel Guide

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Giravaru Things to Do

  • Marine life

    Maldives is famous for its coral reefs and marine life. Try snorkeling in Giravaru, its simply fun. Do not worry to see sharks even, they would not say you any thing. All you have to do is just not to tease them!There is a diving school in the resort if you wana learn diving n snorkeling. So meet the locals of underwater world in Giravaru and enjoy...

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  • Sunset

    You should not miss views of sunset any where in Maldives. Like rest of the country, sunset at Giravaru is also something a must see. Its so romantic ;-)

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  • Scuba Diving

    Diving in the Maldives is a must - Dives mainly include drift dives which makes it easier. There is also a wide variety of fish and easy to access. Manta Rays are probably the reason most people would want to dive here. The staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome. Their local knowledge of the dive sites is very good and during dives...

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Giravaru Restaurants

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    The main restaurant at resort provides a wide variety of buffets. The coffee shop which is built over the water is a la carte serving snacks as well as wide variety of drinks through out the day

    Favorite Dish: Any of sea food dish would work.

    Main restaurant

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Giravaru Nightlife

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    Disco operates at night time. Dj play music of your choice so that you can party and enjoy the drinks.

    Dress Code: No restrictions on dress as such. Only requirement is that atleast your sexual organs must be covered ;-)

    Party @ Disco

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Giravaru Transportation

  • Speed Boats

    Transportation by speed boat just take 15 minutes and cost $75 ( one way) for individual traveler. Many resorts including Giravaru have their own speed boats for airport / resort transfers. Guests are usually supposed to pay the tranfer charges.

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  • Transportation by Dhoni

    Dhoni is a local motor boat. You may use it for transportation from airport to Giravaru resort which will take around 45 minutes. For individual transfers charges are $50.

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  • Airport and Male

    There are 2 types of transportation that is available - if you are looking for speed then there is the High Speed Boat or alternatively you can use the local transport called a Dhoanis which travels at about 8 miles and hour. The latter is obviously considerably cheaper. Check with your travel agent before you leave to the type of transport. Also...

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Giravaru Shopping

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    All resorts in Maldives have handicraft and souvenirs shops. You can also find handicrafts in this Giravaru resort but i would recommend you not to buy them from there. Instead pay a visit to capital island Maale and go to handicrafts market which was perviously known as Singapore bazaar. In Maale, you would get same handicrafts at very reasonable rates as compared to resorts

    What to buy: You have to bargain in Maale to buy handicrafts and souvenirs for your loved ones. Pay what you think is worth for the product you plan to buy.

    Handicrafts decorated outside shop

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Giravaru What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: Back packs are ideal. Do not bring too much luggage. Keep this factor in mind that all transportation is through motor or speed boat.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring beach sandals. Shorts and t-shirts are also required.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring your medicines with you on the safe side. Sun burn cream is a must. It would be better if you bring toiletries with you. Otherwise you may have to go Maale to buy them.

    Photo Equipment: Its recommend to bring digital cameras. Still camera are good too but films are very expensive. For under water photos you can rent special cameras from your resort.

    Miscellaneous: Sun glasses and hat are must so do not forget to bring them.

    Beachwear is must

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Giravaru Sports & Outdoors

  • Scuba Diving

    Giravaru tourist resort is well located with easy access to 20 dive sites. Some of them are between the most famous dive sites among experienced scuba divers of the world. The dive school in Giravaru is operated by Jutta and Giovanni and is called "planeta Divers". The dive school offers PADI training and certification.Diving the Maldivian waters...

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  • Windsurfing @ Giravaru Resort

    There are many water sports facilities available at this resort and wind surfing is one of them. Its recommended to bring your surfing gear with you. If you fly to Maldives with Emirates airline then you would get free 10 KG additional allownce to carry your water sports equipment. You can also buy water sports equipment from capital city Maale....

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  • WOW, so many water sports option...

    Well you can enjoy Fishing, Billiards, Canoeing, Sailing, Jet Ski, Night Diving, Night Fishing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Surfing, Water Skiing and Windsurfing at Giravaru resort. Apart from that, you can also enjoy at their beautiful pool or walk around the lovely beach. Sports gear is available at resort on rent by paying nominal charges. But...

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