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 ...
This document states:
All tourists are required to hold a negative PCR test for COVID-19 conducted 96 hours prior the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enroute to Maldives.
If the tourist makes a transit during the journey, the initial PCR test will be valid if the transit does not exceed 24 hours.
If the tourist makes a ...
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.
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,...
You will not be allowed to move between islands, you are only allowed to stay on one island for the period of stay. I doubt you will be able to visit Maafushi either as for the time being only resort islands are open for tourists.
The guidelines published on the official website - VisitMaldives.com
It's allowed to travel between all tourist facilities unless they are not under monitoring.
But you have to apply for permission. It can be done by your hotel (actually, it's the only way) and free of charge. It's not a problem to get it.
More details on Maldives Reopening Guideline
Legally, if you are a Muslim who is 18 years old or older, you can technically buy alcohol, but it is banned for the local population, though alcohol is served at most resorts and liveaboard boats. So, hotels and other locations might give you alcohol, but don't expect it at most local bars and locations (especially many airports).
As a rule, no. Virtually all Maldives resorts are self-contained on private islands and allow only guests and staff. For this reason there is also no public transport to any of them, you need to arrange with the resort to pick you up or charter your own boat (very expensive).
That said, hotels do love free advertising, so if you contact them in advance and ...
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 ...
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'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 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 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 ...
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.
From all the resources I could find,
https://www.atolltransfer.com/ferry-routes-c17sd was updated 01 September 2018,
this one https://www.mtcc.com.mv/content/comprehensive-transport-network also was updated either 16th June 2018 or 01 September 2018.
There is some additional site which provides speed boats from Maafushi to Male and back
I'm going to counter jpatokal's answer here. There are resorts in the Maldives which allow 'day pass' visitors to visit the resort, including the over-water villas (though, obviously, not entering them). If you are specifically asking about sailing up to the island, landing and taking photos, then the answer is almost certainly a big fat 'no'!
This is not ...
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 ...