Clear crystalline waters, pristine reefs and islands with white sands and gentle waves are what you’ll find in the Maldives. If you choose to vacation here on your next break, here are some mistakes you should avoid.

Maldives, your perfect holiday destination
Maldives, your perfect holiday destination | Image by Nattu via flickr

Visiting only one island

The archipelago consists of over 1000 small islands; many of which are private and uninhabited save for the resorts on them. Typically, you’ll find one resort per private island so even if you don’t plan to stay in multiple resorts over the course of your vacation, make sure to go explore the other islands on a day trip or ferry as each one has something unique to offer.

Assuming that the Maldives will break the bank

The Maldive’s overwater villas and luxurious resorts give this a reputation of being ultra-lavish and expensive. However, if you plan accordingly, you can save a lot of money and still have a dreamy, luxurious vacation. Why not choose resorts such as OZEN LIFE MAADHOO as they have so many special offers with amazing inclusions?

Not going until your honeymoon

The private overwater bungalows, isolated sand floats, sunsets and beaches all point to a “dream honeymoon destination”. But it doesn’t have to be limited to that. The Maldives can be an amazing place to visit with your family and friends too. It’s also a perfectly safe and fun destination for a girls’ trip or an office trip.

Skipping the bioluminescent views

You’ve seen the glowing, bioluminescent beaches that light up the night on Instagram right? Well, there are plankton beaches in the Maldives too. In addition to this, there are so many enchanting and interesting creatures calling these serene waters home such as manta rays and whale sharks. Make sure you wear reef-safe sunscreen at all times while you’re out.