Maldives : sunset obsessions, tips and more

It was more than thirty minutes past sunset, I kept staring into the pearl skies and the endless sea, lost in deep thoughts when Swagatika interrupted me.

There is something about the sunsets in Maldives; it gives me a deep sense of positive solitude. We set up our bean bags on the shore, enjoying post-sunset vibes, talking about random things in life- away from the city, work and all the routine hustle and bustle.

Maldives… This island country is way more beautiful than I would’ve ever imagined. There are about a hundred islands developed as resorts, each one different from the other. The color of the water mesmerized me…. It is crystal blue when the sun shines, pale blue during the sunset, vivid blue in the middle, turquoise blue near the shore and so many other shades in between. I’d never seen so many shades of blue.

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Our Water Villa with this balcony

The clear water gives clear glimpses of marine life. Just sit on a pier for fifteen minutes and you can see at least fifty varieties of fish and other sea creatures.

We spent our days island-hopping, dolphin watching, snorkeling and shopping on local islands. Some days, we’d start our day with Aqua yoga, build sand castles, go shell picking along the shore and take sunset dips in the Indian Ocean. Nights were incredibly entertaining with endless music and learning new dance moves from people from all over the world.

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Posing with Swagatika and the Full moon :))))

Here are few tips to keep in mind if you are planning to visit the Maldives

Visa:

This Beautiful Tourist country offers a friendly visa policy to most of the countries. For Indians the Visa is on Arrival.

Stay options:

Resorts are the most common option in Maldives. All resorts offer pickup and drop to the airport for a fee. They also organize day activities, musical nights and engage their clients in many ways.

If you are looking for inexpensive options, the locals can host you. Checkout options on Airbnb… Nothing can beat staying with locals and enjoying this beautiful country like a local 🙂

Currency:

Though the currency in Maldives is Rufia, all the resorts and local stores accept dollars. I highly recommend carrying dollars before leaving for the Maldives, as currency exchange is little difficult after landing. If you have a Forex card or a card with less conversion cost, there’s nothing like it.

How to dress:

Swim wear is allowed in the resort, but if you wish to visit the capital city or any islands inhabited by locals, dress modestly. Try to go in fully covered clothes as a token of respect to their local culture.

 

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10 thoughts on “Maldives : sunset obsessions, tips and more

  1. Love love love your experience and tips. Thanks k you for sharing and for making us travel with the pictures.
    Unfortunately we don’t have tips yet because we’ve never been to the Maldives yet but very soon hopefully 💙

  2. Thank you for sharing wonderful information & tips about Maldives we will visit a trip soon to Maldives
    Thank you

  3. Hi ,, Thanks for your wonderful experience shared with us …

    we are going to knot very soon and looking for best place for our honeymoon ….. finally we selected Maldives even though i have contacted many agents but all are with different rates and different form.

    could you please establish where u stayed and how to make easy way to stay one night in water villa and rest of days in some other place , how we can transport (change))from first hotel to an other? bcoz i heard from airport to resort we have to travel by boat or seaplane, if am check out next day that i want change normal villa i can get it near by or same resort itself or i need to go back near airport ?

    thanks

    1. Sending good wishes to you and your partner.
      I stayed in paradise island resort. 3 nights in a water bungalow and one night in a water villa. This resort is 20 min ride by speed boat. Resort will arrange pickup and drop to airport (100$ per person will be average cost)

  4. Hi ,, Thanks for your wonderful experience shared with us …

    we are going to knot very soon and looking for best place for our honeymoon ….. finally we selected Maldives even though i have contacted many agents but all are with different rates and different form.

    could you please establish where u stayed and how to make easy way to stay one night in water villa and rest of days in some other place , how we can transport (change))from first hotel to an other? bcoz i heard from airport to resort we have to travel by boat or seaplane, if am check out next day that i want change normal villa i can get it near by or same resort itself or i need to go back near airport ?

    thanks

  5. Hi !!!

    loved your write up and experience. It seems you have enjoyed a lot. Pics are great too.

    I am also planning my honeymoon at maldives. Please can you suggest how one should book the paradise island resort. Which travel website would you recommend or should we book through hotel website?

    Thanks.

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