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Maldives traditions and customs

Maldives traditions and customs

Maldives traditions and customs Quid Don't be surprised to see Maldivians chewing. The betel quid is composed of pieces of areca nut mixed with tobacco and lime; everything is wrapped in a betel leaf (a kind of climbing pepper tree that looks like hops). Its […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Maldives

Entry formalities and useful contacts Maldives

Entry formalities and useful contacts Maldives Entry formalities Un passport valid at least 6 months after the end of the stay is required. You must also present your return or onward ticket, and a confirmation of hotel reservation or, failing that, […]

Where to eat, food and drink Maldives

Where to eat, food and drink Maldives

Where to eat, food and drink Maldives Kitchen The cuisine must be the one served in your island hotel. There may be two or three restaurants in the larger resorts serving Italian, Chinese or Western cuisine. Meals are most often presented in the form of […]

Activities, sports and leisure Maldives

Activities, sports and leisure Maldives

Activities, sports and leisure Maldives Nautical sports The Maldives are the undisputed paradise for water sports. Scuba diving In each island-hotel, the nautical center offers introductory scuba diving courses for beginners, and sea trips for those who […]

Geography and landscapes Maldives

Geography and landscapes Maldives

Geography and landscapes Maldives The Maldives archipelago includes 22 atolls. An atoll is a string of islands, islets or rocks rising from the water. The size of these atolls varies. That of Huvadhoo, the largest in the world, covers 2 km². Each atoll […]

Maldives Identity Card

Maldives Identity Card

Maldives Identity Card - Name : Ré Situation : practically in the center of the western top of the Indian subcontinent and Area : 298 km² Population :  Density Capital : S Number of î Language : divehi or Maldivian, close to Sinhala with a mean Literacy […]

Health and Safety Maldives

Health and Safety Maldives

Health and Safety Maldives Health Vaccinations No vaccine is mandatory, but it is advisable to check that you are up to date with your universal vaccinations (DTCP, MMR in children). If you come to stay in precarious hygienic conditions (which in practice […]

Recommended routes Maldives

Recommended routes Maldives

Recommended routes Maldives Since the opening of the country to tourism, the Maldivian government has chosen to preserve its population. Unless there is an exemption (excursion organized by a resort), the inhabited islands are prohibited for tourists. None […]

Practical life on site Maldives

Practical life on site Maldives

Practical life on site Maldives Menu There are maps on site, often more decorative than precise, which allow you to locate the different atolls. The best map (1: 300), produced by the British Admiralty over 000 years ago, measures almost three meters. It […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Maldives

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Maldives

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Maldives The hotels The l & rsquohôhôhôtel formula to welcome vacationers and protect the population from the misdeeds of tourism. Wild tourism and homestay accommodation are prohibited. The îhôci offers […]

Money and budget Maldives

Money and budget Maldives

Money and budget Maldives Money, banks, exchange The local currency is Maldivian rupee or rufiyaa (Mrf), divided into 100 laaris. In January 2020, 1 € = 17 Mrf and 100 Mrf = 5,90 €. It is forbidden to import or export rufiyaas. The most popular currency […]

Transport and travel Maldives

Transport and travel Maldives

Transport and travel Maldives Inter-island transport Boat Le dhoni, a traditional boat, is the most common means of local transport in Maldivian waters. This boat, about ten meters long, is built according to centuries-old methods in coconut wood. Its shallow […]

Climate and weather, when to go Maldives

Climate and weather, when to go Maldives

Climate and weather, when to go Maldives The climate of the Maldives is tropical. The outside temperature fluctuates all year round between 26 ° C and 34 ° C and that of the water is 28 ° C on average. The sun shines 2 hours per year, but rainfall reaches […]

Culture and arts Maldives

Culture and arts Maldives

Culture and arts Maldives Music and dance Maldivian culture may seem quite poor and folklore of little interest to some Westerners. Le bodu beru, the most popular dance, seems to be inspired by East African folklore. It was usually performed after a hard […]

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