crystal water beaches
I had been in Maldives during the summer of 2014 and it was like amazing to spend one week over there. Our first entry in Maldives was itself an imagination of landing on sea paradise. Maldives is the home of beautiful crystal clear water beaches and definitely among top 10 beaches around the world.
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If you are thinking to plan Maldives, before you are leaving, you do not require to apply visa for leisure activity. All people from almost all nationality can get 30 days arrival visa free of charge. 30 days visa is more than enough to dig a big hole in your pocket. Country is a bit expensive but nice destination of luxury travel. You will enter the country via Male international airport. Emirates Airline, Srilankan Airline, Singapore Airline, Air Asia and Air India are major airline to fly Male.
You required following documents.
1- Valid passport( Your passport should be machine readable) with 6 months validity.
2- Return flight ticket within 30 days from date of arrival.
3- Confirmation hotel/hostel/resort/guesthouse booking.
4- Sufficient funds during your stay($100 per day).
Point 1 and 2 they will check always but 3 and 4 depends on your luck 😛 If you are lucky enough to satisfy above conditions(visa deny rates are a few) then go and enjoy country before it wash out of a map due to global warming effect of increasing sea level.
Wish you a good luck to enjoy your holidays in Maldives 🙂
Fihalhohi island resort
It was winter of 2014 when we planned to head Maldives for relaxing and beach hunting.We started from Kochi Kerala with #spicejet afternoon flight and reached Male airport around 14:00.You can get 90 days tourist visa is on arrival and easy to stamped in couple of minutes.In Male be careful ! about taxi scams.The taxi drivers drive very slow, so that they can get good bucks from your pocket.It’s nice to get price idea between point to point and be ready for bargaining.You can communicate your resort regarding to transport before landing Male.If you are leaving for some island like Maafushi check ferry time and keep minimum 1~2 hours difference between landing and boarding to ferry.
Once you reached the resort or you are on the way, I am sure that you will feel aroma of Maldives and see floating water villas here and there.We booked our villa in Fihalhohi island resort for 4 days.In resort you can choose number of water-sports and enjoy beautiful view from dawn to dusk.Beaches are clean and crystal clear water with variety of colorful fishes and definitely a good place for scuba diving and snorkeling. If you are trying to spend most of time on beaches specially sand beach excursion then keep some UV spray, goggles , towel and hat to avoid tanning.
Later we stayed at Kaani Beach Hotel in Maafushi for 3 additional nights .In Kaani they provide wonderful buffet breakfast and don’t worry if you are vegetarian there are plenty of options for you.We did island hopping, sand beach excursion and fishing arranged by hotel excluded in stay.Last but not least it was a bit expensive holiday but worth.
I really wish to celebrate our 50th anniversary in Maldives but same time wondering global warming issue which might take it out of map in next 50 years. Global warming is serious issue now and more serious tomorrow , to see day after tomorrow be aware today.let’s take care of the nature before it stop taking care of us.
Kaani Beach Front Line