Maldives Travel Guide

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Maldives Highlights

  • Pro
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     Crystal clear water, lovely beaches, coral reefs and amazing marine life 

  • Con
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     Restricted to just the island resort you stay 

  • In a nutshell
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     a once in a lifetime experience, im glad to have had the chance! 

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Male Island

See all 91 Male Island Tips
  • Nearby Islands

    Male Island Things to Do

    If you're staying only in Male', you can still easily wander around the few neighboring islands. Firstly, of course Hulhule where the airport is built on. Second, Vilingili island, located to the west of Male'. This is my favorite. It's about 30 minutes away by slow boat and cost only R15 one way. It's just another small island but many many times...

  • Huvafen Fushi

    Male Island Hotels

    North Male Atoll, PO Box 2017, Male

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Souvenir touts in Male

    Male Island Shopping

    The touts are still on the prowl in Male, though perhaps none more unsavoury (in Male or anywhere for that matter) than the rapacious individual who claims to run the Antique & Style Souvenir Mart mentioned by globetrott.This man harrassed us throughout our day in Male, accosting us every time we dared set foot in the main square area of town. The...



See all 27 Kuredu Tips
  • Scuba dive

    Kuredu Things to Do

    You are in the Maldives so it is a bit criminal not to have a peek underwater, it's so lovely down there!There is a dive centre on the island so you can learn to dive there or dive, dive, dive if you are already qualified.The house reef is very good. There is even a small wreck near the jetty and this can be done from shore. The Kuredu Express is a...

  • Use the spa

    Kuredu Things to Do

    There is a spa on Kuredu and it looks fab. The treatment rooms overlook the sea and have a real luxury feel about them. So if you feel like a bit of pampering, then go fo it.A word of warning: prices are on the steep side. Probably slightly more expensive than in your average London salon.Example in Nov 09: full Swedish body massage was $96.

  • Thirsty work

    Kuredu Tourist Traps

    The majority of the accommodation is located approimately 10 to 15 minutes walk away from the restaurants and bars. You are not permitted to take glasses out of bars ( they will not provide paper or plastic cups). So if you are relaxing on the beach at your bungalow and would like a drink you have to go to the bar or use you mini bar and this is...



See all 14 Giravaru Tips
  • Your packing list for Giravaru

    Giravaru What to Pack

    Back packs are ideal. Do not bring too much luggage. Keep this factor in mind that all transportation is through motor or speed boat. Bring beach sandals. Shorts and t-shirts are also required. 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...

  • Giravaru's Disco

    Giravaru Nightlife

    Disco operates at night time. Dj play music of your choice so that you can party and enjoy the drinks. No restrictions on dress as such. Only requirement is that atleast your sexual organs must be covered ;-)

  • Marine life

    Giravaru Things to Do

    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...



See all 2 Naifaru Tips
  • Dont stay bored

    Naifaru Things to Do

    Recent travellers have informed me about the greatest thingd to do on Naifaru, one of the developed cities on Maldives.1. The reclamation area looks like a dessert with huge piles of sand mountains and is a great place to go with kids. They will love it.2. A great variety of shops all over gives you anything needed. You can even order. Self service...

  • just anything

    Naifaru Shopping

    The shop is elegently furnished and is a modern design. Don't be worried about what to give for your friends birthday or your moms anniversary. just chill Anything unique from flowers to jewellery spend less, get more

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See all 4 Hulhule Tips
  • Free return transfer to/from Male

    Hulhule Transportation

    If you have time to spend on Hulhule, you could easily take a quick trip over to Male, the capital island of the Maldives.The Hulhule Airport Hotel operates a free dhoni service over to the capital which takes approximately 10 minutes. Departure times are available from the hotel.The dhoni departs from opposite the domestic terminal at the airport...

  • Seafood Siren!

    Hulhule Restaurants

    A selection of dishes is available at this restaurant - they suit both budget and palate.I had a wonderful plate of seafood and each item was delicious, fresh and full of flavour - a great last meal in the Maldives!! Any of the seafood - wonderfully fresh and full of flavour!

  • Visit the capital - Male

    Hulhule Things to Do

    Thought you were arriving to/departing from Male? Well, you'd be wrong. It might be called Male International Airport but its actually on the island of Hulhule in the Maldives.If you find yourself with time on Hulhule, why not make use of the free dhoni provided by Hulhule Island Hotel which departs from opposite the Domestic Terminal and takes...



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  • Watch the fishing boats return

    Hudhuranfushi Things to Do

    There is a nightly fish feeding session on the island of Hudhuranfushi. It takes place each evening at 9:00pm on the main arrival jetty.It tends to attract a large crowd and you will find yourself jostling with other tourists who are all trying to get the best vantage point for photographing and videoing the show. The lack of light doesn't make for...

  • Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi

    Hudhuranfushi Hotels

    Goalhi No. 3 Majeedhee Baazaaru,

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Nightly fish feeding session

    Hudhuranfushi Things to Do

    Evenings in the Maldives tend to be fairly low key and the island of Hudhuranfushi is no exception.As such, the nightly fish feeding session which takes place each evening at 9:00pm on the main arrival jetty, draws a large crowd of spectators. We went along to watch on a couple of evenings during our week long stay in November 2013.The feeding...



See all 9 Embudu Tips
  • all u need is ...............

    Embudu What to Pack

    no shoes needed, u need a few pieces of swimwear and be warned topless bathing is not allowed ladies!!!dont take loads of clothes, u will not need them, just make sure that u wera a vest/shorts/sarong when in the restaurantif u are planning to go into male, make sure u take something that covers to your ankles and your shoulders, it is a strict...

  • underwater = amazing!!!

    Embudu Things to Do

    Now to underwaterOMGI have never ever seen anything like it……..It is amazing, we were told by other people who have been to the maldives before that the coral isnt as good as on other islands but it certainly has as much fish etc that u could ever look at, I don’t know what we saw as I don’t know what they were, but they were amazing, we saw...

  • snorkelling was great

    Embudu Things to Do

    About snorkellingYou can get access to the reef v easily its only 20 ft away, u leave via channels that have been dug out and are not to swim over the coral, if u go out via the main jetty the current automatically takes you left across the front of the water bungalows, u actually don’t need to swim it just takes u, its not fast but its great, you...



See all 1 Thulusdhoo Tips
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    Political preferences painted on Thulusdhoo homes 4 more images

    by SWFC_Fan Written Mar 9, 2014

    During our day trip to the local island of Thulusdhoo in November 2013, our guide explained to us how the local population display their political allegiance by painting the exterior walls of their homes.

    This might include the logo of their chosen party, the colours of their favoured party or, in most cases, a number which signifies the political party that they voted for in the recent elections.

    It was quite common to see two or three homes next to each other, each one supporting a different political party.

    This makes for some very colourful streets on the island!

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See all 16 Batala Tips
  • Bare-footed pilots

    Batala Local Customs

    We were so surprised to find out that the pilots of the sea-planes don't wear shoes!I don't know if on the photo this can be seen, but believe me!

  • From Male to Bathala

    Batala Transportation

    Bathala is an island sold exclusively by an Italian tour Operator: Azemar, so the vacations are all-inclsive and therefore in the price transport from Male to Bathala is included.You can choose to get there by boat or by sea-plane.If you go by boat, be prepared for a rather long trip: it is almost 2 hours by fast-boat. And if the sea is rough, it...

  • Snorkeling

    Batala Sports & Outdoors

    Snorkeling is how I spent my days in the Maldives - possibly I spent more time with my head underwater than overwater. The colours of the fishes near the reef - and the variety - was simple endless and unbelievable: I wish I knew the English names for them. My favourite, however, is the baby batfish in the picture: it stayed all its time under the...


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