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Maldives-tips & pointers

Post by thepinkdevil » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 2:35 pm

Hi, has anyone been to Maldives before? Be going soon in April, hope I will not be spending the whole day reading at the beach. :( So it will be helpful if you can kindly share your experience on:

1) beach activities / water activities?
2) tourist spots?
2) shopping?
3) local food? seafood?
4) to do / not to do?

Thanks. :wink:

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Post by Harold_75 » Sun, 04 Mar 2007 1:22 pm

Hi pinkdevil,
I've been to the Maldives a couple years ago and it's a great place to relax and read on the beach. This is not a party destination (you'll be better off in Phuket or Bali for that) more a honeymooner one.

1) beach activities / water activities?
you have a bit of everything available. A few hotels have greast snorkeling and diving. Some offer sailing

2) tourist spots?
not many, most of the hotels occupy a whole island and you can't travel freely from island to island. The only way to do this is to take a cruise package that hops from island to island.

2) shopping?
Only in Male, otherwise it's within the hotel

3) local food? seafood?
a lot of seafood. most of the chefs in hotels are coming from sri lanka but are cooking all types of food.

4) to do / not to do?
this is a muslim country but within the hotels it's just like any resort in the world. If you go to Male, women need to make sure not to dress "provocatively" (according to muslim rule), shorts and t-shirt will be OK, no swimsuit.

Hope that helps, enjoy your trip

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Post by thepinkdevil » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 2:30 pm

Thanks for the tips, Harold_75. :wink:

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Post by BPSing » Fri, 09 Mar 2007 11:30 am

not the place for party goers, Male only place to really shop, then to not really worth the effort. The hotel activities are expensive but good and really just chill out on the beach and enjoy the tropical fish and cusine

in short its meant for couples

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Post by thepinkdevil » Fri, 09 Mar 2007 11:57 am

a couples's place?? ](*,) (i see black cloud with thunder+lightning above my head now) oh well...

heard that there is a mini submarine, have you guys tried it?

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Post by legend » Sun, 15 Apr 2007 6:26 pm

its a diving paradise ..should be doing some dives there :) im surely planning to dive there someday soon...

are u a diver ? or would like to be one soon .. pm me if u need any guide :)
"Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that possibly can,for it may only come once~"

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Post by thepinkdevil » Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:47 am

I'm back. Anyway thanks legend, I can't swim. :oops: I did try reef snorkerling and it was a fun experience. 8-)

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