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Halfway between Africa and Indonesia, the Maldives are made up of 26 different atolls. Best known for luxury overwater bungalows, the Maldives are one of the best places for romantic honeymoons and luxury beach vacations. Underwater sea life is phenomenal here, so snorkeling and scuba diving are quite popular, as are island-hopping excursions from your resort. 


Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Maldives, however keep in mind that smaller islands or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.

Power Points: The Maldives generally uses a standard three pronged UK plug. I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.

Official Language: The official language of Maldives is Dhivehi.

Health: There are no major health concerns in Maldives for travellers, however, There is a risk of insect-borne diseases in the Maldives, including : dengue, Zika virus and chikungunya. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination. The tap water is generally not safe to drink, its recommended to only drink bottled water.

Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Maldives.

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