Showcasing a wide spectrum of escapes, both on land and within its warm seas, the Maldives is a playground for those of all ages and tastes wanting to escape the rat race of life.

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Consider the weather

November through April is the peak season which does have its pros and cons. In terms of the former, you will experience sunny spells with plenty of motivation to leave behind the comforts of your room or villa. However, regarding the latter, travellers will have to cope with considerably higher prices for lodging and leisure. Thus, having a rough budget in mind is always wise.

Pack well

For private island stays, a good supply of swimwear works best while halving costs concerning water sports, it is recommended that you bring your own diving gear or snorkelling equipment. Sunscreen is a must while avoid packing any religious material. Shorts, shirts, t-shirts and comfortable footwear including sandals and flip-flops ought to feature prominently.

Choose all-inclusive or stay on half board

Emptying your pockets over an all-inclusive package isn’t the smartest as overall costs tend to be on the pricier side. For example, if your resort in Maldives the likes of Dhigali Maldives affords all-inclusive buffet breakfasts and lunches or half-board stays where access to a la carte restaurants and water sports can be availed of, then jump right into it.

Learn a few words in Dhivehi

Having a sound grasp of basic terms and greetings in Dhivehi which is the national language in the Maldives will win you, new friends, at the drop of a hat. For example, knowing phrases such as “Hello” which means “Assalaamu Alaikum” and “You’re Welcome” which translates to “Maruhabaa” will be a great way to connect with your resort staff and those that you meet on the streets.