Main things to do in the Maldives
If you plan a trip to the Maldives, you need to plan to do these bucket list activities:
- Scuba diving opportunities with manta rays with some of the best diving sites in the world
- Uncrowded reef breaks for surfing
- Paradisiac destination for snorkeling
- Island hoping to world-class resorts
- Visit a local island and the capital of Malé
If you are a fan of the marine life, make sure to head over to the Ari and Addu atolls to discover Napoleon wrasse, sweetlips, parrotfish, jacks, snappers, whale sharks, manta and eagle rays.
Official Language: Dhivehi is the national language, but the Maldives has been shaped by various languages like Arabic, French, Portuguese, Persian and English.
Currency: The Maldivian rufiyaa is the currency of the Maldives but you will be okay to travel there just with USD bills or paying everything by card at resorts. If you do travel to local islands, it is preferable to have the local currency.
Wi-Fi Availability: Wi-Fi in the Maldives is a given at all good hotels and resort islands. There could be instances that the internet is only available in the lobby area, bars and restaurants or a considerable fee is charged for it depending on the location of your stay.
Electrical Adapters: 220V to 240V, type D and G. Type D is mainly used in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and some African countries. The type G is the UK plug. Note that at all good hotels, you will be able to lend a free adapter, or even better, an international electric socket in your hotel room.
Main travel hub: Capital Male is the jumping off point for most Maldives holidays and getting to your choice of atoll. Most resorts are a quick or longer speed boat ride away, seaplane ride away or short flight away to a domestic airport followed by another speed boat ride.