Find Out About “Official” Maldives Tourism Information Right Here...
It's easy to forget that on a tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean that there are a few precautions to take and even a few things to learn about what you can expect on your Maldivian vacation.
Luckily our helpful guide is at the helm ready to steer you in the right direction, so read on and check this off your checklist...
Maldives Tourism… Travel Insurance
The reality is that with any holiday, we should all consider travel insurance. It’s probably a good idea to think about holiday insurance for your Maldives trip or if your break is a series of multi-trips then perhaps insurance for the whole shebang.
There’s a wealth of information about what your Maldives travel insurance should cover and cost so tread carefully and get all the facts.
Maldives Tourism… Practical MattersYou’ll know all about the currency from our currency page and you'll know that there are free visas issued to all visitors, but here are some quick fire items we haven’t covered elsewhere…
If you're thinking about hiring a car in the Maldives then you should think again, as there is no such thing as car hire since the islands are too small.
The local time in the Maldives is GMT + 5 hours.
The electrical current for that all important hair dryer is 230 volts, 50Hz. We’ve found a combination of two and three pin sockets in use, so we always take a multiplug adapter... well we couldn’t allow Charley to have frizzy hair on holiday!
What did you say? Dhivehi is the national language, but all resort staff speak English and many speak other languages such as German, French, Italian and Japanese.
Maldives Health: You can peruse our vaccinations page for further information but you can always check with the MTPB for current updates.
Most tourist information sites might not mention it, but it’s worth mentioning that there’s one hospital on Malé and first aid facilities are available on all Maldives island resorts. Resorts with Dive schools should always have a decompression chamber available – so look out for this when book your diving holiday in the Maldives.
Our Maldives tourist information top tip for first aid is take along a supply of your own paracetamol/asprin along with your one small first aid kit - you'd be surprised the number of "accidents" that can happen on holiday, especially if you’ve got children, so items like calpol are worth taking as they're not available on resorts.
Maldives Tourism… Communication
The international access code for the Maldives is +960. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 001 for the United States). No city/area codes are required.
You’ll have noted from our resort pages that IDD facilities are available at all resorts. We’ve also found out that card phones are available on all inhabited islands.
If you’ve got a mobile phone, then we should say that it seems that only the major islands are covered by the mobile network; the local operators use a GSM 900 network, which is well-suited with many international cell phone operators…
A word to the wise it’s best to check what your network roaming costs are for the Maldives before you travel as they can be very expensive.
If you simply must stay in touch but don’t have a phone, the Maldives Telecommunications Company Dhiraagu, can provide mobile telephones for daily rental. Or you can use your resort’s Internet.
That's about all the Maldives tourist information you need to know before you go,...
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Of course if there's something we've not covered, you can always contact us and we'll soon fix that!Enjoy your Maldives Holiday!
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