Maldives is a treasure trove of around two thousand islands. The coral reefs and tropical atmosphere in the country are what dreams are made of it seems. Exotic marine life and local cuisines are to die for. Maldives can be a wow trip. The blue lagoons, the sandy beaches and the baby sharks you can find everything here. But there are some things you ought to know about it.
FOOD IS HEALTHY IN MALDIVES
Usually, when we travel, we are afraid of overeating. The fact that we are vacationing might lead to us having a happy meal. Then we end up gaining extra pounds. In Maldives, you do not have to worry about it.
The meal is made from fresh fish and omega-3 fish oil. There are no artificial ingredients added. Dairy products are avoided. Creamy sauces are cooked to replace milk. You can wolf down your plate without gaining an ounce.
When you are in Maldives, you won’t require any footwear. The reason is you will either be provided flip flops in hotels. The rest of your time will be spent diving in the deep blue sea. Don’t bother packing a huge collection of matching heels. Be comfortable and take a pair which will suit with your outfits. Pack smart.
A trip to Maldives is not an affordable trip. You are going to spend an obnoxious amount of money on this vacay. Keep in mind that the taxes in this country are also high. The resorts have nearly the same price. May it be a three, four or five stars.
You will have to pay an extra of eight percent for goods and service tax. It is because the ingredients in your meal have to be shipped from abroad to Male. You know that Maldives is made of islands. Goods are transported from Male to the resorts. Again you have to pay a tip of ten percent.
FORGET ABOUT PORK
If you didn’t know, let us inform you that Maldives is a Muslim country. The majority of citizens are Muslims which is the reason no pork is allowed inside the country.
When you surf through the menu in this nation, don’t be surprised to find it pork-free. They are strict regarding their no-pork rule. Don’t try to sneak it even. You might land yourself in trouble.
VAIN SEARCHING FOR WHALE SHARKS?
Don’t be too excited when you are cruising. This island country has gained popularity for its whales and manta rays. But it is not a guarantee that you will see them on your trip. No amount of stretching your time in the water is going to tempt these creatures to come out. If you are in luck, you can view a whale or two. Who knows you might even see a manta ray?
BAN ON PDA, BATHING SUITS AND ALCOHOL
We know Muslim countries follow their customs devotedly. When you are in a foreign country, you ought to learn to respect their traditions. Bathing suits are far away, you cannot even wear anything that shows off knees, shoulders, and elbows.
That officially means you need to be covered up. No citizen of Maldives consumes the alcoholic product. It is against their religion. If you are touring with your hubby, forget about the kiss on the beach. Public display of emotion is not allowed. Keep these few things in mind. They will be helpful during your stay.Tags: international travel, things to know, interesting facts, travel tips, Maldives
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