If you are a solo traveller and looking for a luxury experience to treat yourself to on your next vacation, the Maldives is most probably the first destination that comes to mind and for good reason too! So, if you’ve made the decision to holiday in paradise with the best company, yourself, here are some pointers to help you get started with your plans.

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Selecting your accommodation 

Sit back and think for a bit…what sort of leisure activities are you after for this solo trip? Would you like to hop a seaplane to your resort or would you prefer to take a speed boat from Male? Are you looking for an experience at Maldives overwater villas or beach villas? The archipelago certainly offers a wide choice when it comes to accommodation, so your choice would be easier to make if you can narrow down the experiences, conveniences, and spending. For instance, resorts like Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives, located closer to the main island offer convenient speedboat transfers from the airport; it also features beach and overwater villas that provide a luxurious hideaway and a spa with plenty of pampering too.

Plan your experiences 

The Maldives is a holiday destination where you could enjoy your stay by simply doing nothing if you wanted to! Nonetheless, there are many experiences the country offers which you definitely ought to try as well. From underwater escapades when diving and snorkelling to water sports like jet skiing and windsurfing, as well as excursions including sunset cruises on a dhoni and fishing, there is so much to choose from. You can either go all out on a thrilling solo oceanic adventure or pick some intimate experiences just surrounded by the waves.

Pack your bags 

Apart from the essentials like sunscreen, a hat and sunnies to stay safe under the bright sunshine, and of course your colourful swimwear, here are a few extras to consider.

  • A GoPro underwater camera
  • International adapters for chargers
  • Aloe gel to soothe the skin after a day in the sun
  • Light pieces of clothing and a few dresses or trousers and  T-shirts if you plan on visiting local islands

Learn some phrases in the local language 

To add just a little bit more excitement to your solo Maldives holiday, why not learn a few local phrases and words so you can comfortably communicate with the locals? Greet someone with a simple “Asalaam Alaikum”, show appreciation with the word “shukuriya” and an informal goodbye with the word “dhanee”.