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Frequently Asked Questions About Maldives | 360 Degree World

What about Maldives visas?

Travellers to Maldives do not require prior visas as they are stamped on arrival. With your valid passport and a hotel confirmation, you will be granted a 30 day visa on arrival. Do however note that if your passport expires within the 30 days, you cannot extend your stay beyond the expiry date. Also, tourist visa holders are prohibited from work and employment.

What is the capital of the Maldives?

The capital of the Maldives is Malé (pronounced Maa-ley). It's one of the smallest capital cities of the world and a large chunk of the Maldives' populations resides here and in the adjoining island of HulhuMalé.

Do I get some special treatment for my honeymoon trip?

Resorts in the Maldives are custom made for honeymooners. Most hotels offer something special, either in the form of a fantastic deal or in terms of complimentary honeymoon freebies.

Can I bring liquor into the Maldives?

Maldives bars the entry of alcohol and pork onto its shores. If you bring in any of these items, they will remain bonded with Maldives customs authorities until you depart the country. All private island resorts have an extensive collection of alcohol and spirits for you to choose from. Therefore, there is no need to bring in any in the first place.

Is the Maldives a safe place for me to visit?

Maldives is by far one of the safest places for you to pay a visit. The moment you arrive at the airport and exit through the departure gate, you will notice your host or representative carrying a signage of the property you have booked at. Once you find the person, you are then escorted and assisted right through to the transportation mode you would take to reach your hotel.

Is water potable?

Each Maldives resort has its own desalination plant. In addition, bottled water is readily available and most resorts sell international brands of water such as Perrier, Evian, Voss.

Will I have language and communication problems?

English is a commonly spoken language in every tourist resort, hotel, restaurants and also on public transport. So communication in English is not really an issue. Also many tourist resorts have guides from many European countries as well as from parts of Asia.

What about credit cards?

All major credit cards are accepted in resort islands and in the capital city. 

What is the time zone of Maldives?

Maldives is 5 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

How is the Maldives' climate like?

The Maldives enjoys two monsoons - northwest monsoon from November to March, which is hot, humid and dry, and the southwest monsoon from June to August with tropical rain showers. The average temperatures hover around 29 to 32 degrees celcius.

Do I get any local assistance or guide?

Since we have our tie ups with the hotels and resorts directly, your local point of contact will always be the hotel you are staying at (in the case of Maldives). In exceptional circumstances, when a service has been organized with an outside party, we will provide you with the local contact details. Usually, this is seldom required as all your activities, excursions, sightseeings etc would be organized by the hotel and its staff. In the event of an emergency, you can always contact us directly or have us contacted through the hotel.