Yep, it's real. This wiki article corresponds with the information you have, and searching the island name itself pulls up lots of information about the destination in mind for you: Vaadhoo (Raa Atoll)
Vaadhoo island is famous for the 'sea of stars.' This marine
bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as
dinoflagellates. Woodland Hastings ...
So the answer is: yes, you can, if you really want to. In practice, though, it makes made little sense.
The Maldives are explicitly set up to discourage independent travellers. The only places you can go without a permit are the capital Male, which is pint-sized and notably lacking in all the things that make the Maldives great (white sand beaches, clear ...
We went to the Maldives from Sweden this summer. I checked out prices of regular flights and it was more expensive to just fly in then to buy a package from a tour operator so when it comes to the Maldives I would say that tour operators is the cheap option.
However - if you are nearby anyway (India?) it may be different.
The only way to fly there cheaper is to string separate flights together.
I.e. from Australia it's possible to get there for just over £500 GBP return by flying:
Melbourne→Malaysia • Malaysia→Sri Lanka • Sri Lanka→Male.
Obviously, this is going to be a headache, and the you have the hotel costs. I'm sure the answer above is on the money. So to speak.
Common? Probably not as much as couples going. But it's a common enough query that even CNN has an article on it:
Solo travelers to Maldives have plenty to see and do
Activities even for singles include the local food, swimming, diving, yoga, day trips and more.
Condor fly to Malé from Frankfurt (am Main) and has pretty decent rates. So if you fly from Europe, then it's cheaper to get there than on most packages I've seen in catalogues.
Still, I would also like to ask the for your experience what to do next, when I get there.
It is possible but not formally allowed. You have to ask for permission as a favor and then maybe you are allowed
Camping Approval: Camping is possible, but not formally allowed, only as a favor with no guarantee, depends on how many people, days,...
I've seen this in Byron Bay, Australia, it wasn't quite as pronounced as those photos make it out to be if I recall correctly. It's amazing though, as you swim through the water the glowing intensifies as you move through it.
You don't need a visa for the Maldives. In fact, nobody does, as long as they have a valid passport, confirmed accommodation and a return ticket - you'll get a 30-day visa on arrival.
I planned my trip to Sri Lanka without agencies. I found tickets with Condor Airlines with 1 stop in the Maldives. I have never been before at the Maldives, so I decided to stop for 5 days in Malé. So I have 5 days to explore Maldives as an independent traveler.
I can tell you, that there is no problem for you to plan your trip to Maldives without agency, ...
You can see from the photos that they are long exposures, which will make the "bugs" look a lot brighter than they will appear to the naked eye.
Mission Bay, San Diego, CA Torrey Pines Beach, San Diego, CA
It will be seen all along the west coast, but only when there's a "red tide".
I agree that the Maldives will refuse you entry.
If an airline carries a passenger who is refused entry at a destination or a transit location, the airline is required to return that passenger to the point of departure at the airline's expense (although the airline may later try to recoup the cost from the passenger).
Thus, airlines are very careful to ...
All nationalities need at least 6 months on their passport for a visa:
Should posses a valid passport with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) -(standard ICAO Annex 9, chapter 3.10.1)and should have at least 6 months validity
(Maldive Embassy Website)
You would probably be refused entry. Singaporean authorities don’t check your passport on transit.
I think the times are contradicting because they are for two different ferries. 1430 is for the MTCC ferry, and 1530 appears to be for a ferry branded "Tharika 2". "Tharika 2" definitely departs from near MarryBrown. Also, there doesn't seem to be a ferry on Fridays.
As for getting to the port from airport, the airport ferry will take around 10-15 minutes ...
Wikivoyage is a great usually-up to date reference for this, and in this case:
https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Ukulhas - Nudism is prohibited. Swimming in bikinis is allowed only on the 1 main tourist beach and prosecuted in all other areas, a rule that is strictly monitored and enforced by the locals. Alcohol is banned by law but still can be arranged by ...
Knives, and similar items that might be used as weapons but are not a danger to the aircraft, can be carried in checked baggage. Check with your airline if you are in doubt.
For customs purposes a cooking knife won't be treated any differently from anything else. As long as you are not importing it you won't be charged import duty.
Some countries have ...