For a vacay in the Maldives, there is much to look forward to though proper planning helps. Here are a few key tips to help make your island escape even more memorable.

Stay at an Overwater Villa

If you have never experienced staying directly above the water, then don’t miss this chance. In the Maldives, water villa resorts offer specially designed living spaces above the lagoon or sea, perfect for couples or families. What’s more, you can head down to the water for a swim anytime you choose.

Acquire Diving Certification

While there are many water sports here, for underwater adventures, nothing beats scuba diving; you can see vibrant coral, encounter diverse marine life and even explore shipwrecks. Properties such as Reethi Faru Resort have PADI & SSI accredited dive centres which offer all the needed training and certification too.

Pack Some Non-Beach Attire

Keep in mind that the Maldives is a conservative Muslim country and while you can wear short attire and swimsuits (bikinis) on private island resorts, this does not apply to inhabited local islands; with that in mind, pack some clothing items that cover bare shoulders and legs to wear when visiting local islands.

Choose When Best to Visit

While November to April is the peak season with the best weather, you will be faced with higher rates too. The monsoon season is generally from May to October and there is more chance of rain though rates are lower; it’s unlikely to rain the whole time,however, so you can consider a holiday during this time as well.