Questions tagged [maldives]

The Republic of the Maldives, sometimes referred to as the Maldive Islands or simply the Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean.

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Is the Sea of Stars real?

I fairly frequently see pictures online of this semi-mythical glittering beach in the Maldives. However I can't find any accounts of people having actually visited it and reported on how it was. Can ...
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Can you go to the Maldives without assistance of a travel agency?

Organizing your travel without agents is almost always cheaper and more fun. But does that also apply for Maldives? Can I just travel to the Maldives? Do you have some tips or experiences to report?
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Is wild camping allowed in the Maldives?

Are there any places in the Maldives in which we can legally camp?
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What is the ferry schedule from Male to Thulusdhoo in the Maldives?

I am looking into options for public ferries from Male to Thulusdhoo on a Friday or Saturday. The information I researched so far is a bit confusing: There is the official MTCC schedule, which ...
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Will they serve alcohol to a Muslim in the Maldives?

I read everywhere that alcohol beverages are prohibited in the Maldives. However, they also state that it's allowed to sell it in the resorts to non-Muslims as the resorts are private properties. Is ...
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Maldives Visa On Arrival, full page or a regular size stamp?

I was wondering, what's the size of the VOA of the Maldives? is it a full page sticker visa, a full page stamp visa or a regular size stamp? The size of the visa is a game changer in some cases.
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Observing Cultural Norms on 'Local' Islands in the Maldives

My partner and I are looking at going to the Maldives next year, and in an effort to keep the costs down, we are looking at spending time on local islands (some or all of Thoddoo, Rashdoo, Ukulhas and ...
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Is it common and does it make sense to travel to the Maldives as a single person?

Since many years ago I have wanted to visit the Maldives. I was amazed by the nice beaches, clear waters, and nice resorts with a hut over the sea. However I am afraid after one or two nights I will ...
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Visa for the Maldives

Next month I plan to visit the Maldives for 7 days. I have an Indonesian passport, but I live in Malaysia and I have a visa. Do I need apply for visa to go to the Maldives?
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Which island in the Maldives should we stay to see the 'sea of stars' and also do all activities! [closed]

My husband and I are thinking to go to the Maldives for our honeymoon. So I was searching places to visit in the Maldives; I got a list of places and things to do. After more research I came to know ...
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Can I bring a cooking knife to the Maldives?

My sister and I are travelling to Maldives the paradise Island. We want to bring cooking knife and some cooking paste for our cooking. Can we check in our sharp cooking knife in our check in luggage? ...
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Transit 6 hours with passport validity less than 2 months

I am prepared to fly to Maldives from Bali next week and the major issue for me is my passport validity is less than 2 months. The tour package is already booked and not refundable. I have two options ...