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- F&Q’s for planning a Maldives package
- Top recommended resorts for Honeymooners in Maldives
- Top recommended resorts for family in Maldives
Yes , Negative RT – PCR test issued not more than before 72 hours is mandatory enter Maldives for tourism.
On 18th Feb 2021 Indian govt came up with the latest update that effective 23rd Feb 2021 if any international tourist is coming to India then self declaration is required to be filled on Air Suvidha portal and RT PCR test report is required to be uploaded on that. The RT-PCR negative test in English should be issued not more than 72 hours before departure from Maldives.
Conclusion – One has to get tested at resort Island only and is required to pay directly at resort for the test.
Cost of Covid 19 test in Maldives Island resorts
As of 23rd Feb we have gathered the cost from the Island resorts for Covid 19 tests . Please click here to get check the cost .
Please be noted – LestacWorld holiday planners does not have any control on cost and procedure of test . The payment of test is also required to be made directly to resort.
In light of this announcement effective Tuesday 2 March 2021, it is required for all guests checking in to the resorts to provide a valid travel insurance document stating that all quarantine costs associated with a positive Covid-19 result will be covered by the insurance for all guests.
OR proof of purchase of the Allied Inbound plus Insurance quarantine cover 24 hours prior to arrival to the Maldives(basic cover is not sufficient, Allied Inbound + is required)
(One can check the recommended policy cover by resorts here : https://myallied.mv/type/inbound-allied/new )
We have seen people misunderstanding Maldives as a destination ! Maldives is quite different if compared with other tourist spots like Bali, or Thailand . All these tourist destinations have oceans but are built on mainland instead Maldives is a combination of Atolls which is surrounded by water from all 4sides .
Once one is transferred from Male airport to Island resort via Speed boat or sea
plane then one will have access to only those things which are present on that island .
Maldives is famous for its over water luxurious villa’s which one won’t find easily around the world .
There will be no distance travelling or cab pick ups ,one will be enjoying the luxury and nature of in resort .
There are water sports activities starting from basic level to advance which mostly resorts or third parties in the atoll organises .It is always recommended to plan or fix these activities on the spot as those are dependent on weather conditions .
All island resorts have their own restaurants sometimes many inside the premises . Food is easily available through island resort.
It is always recommended to have meals included in your package once you are travelling to Maldives ! No one would want to worry about food bills while enjoying the most beautiful moments of life .
Maldives is all about spending pleasurable leisure moments with a luxury lifestyle and families enjoy this destination a-lot.
There are many Kid friendly resorts in Maldives and they love to serve you with your family !
It is not allowed to carry alcoholic beverages from any other country to Maldives as it is a Muslim country but the positive part is 🙂 resorts do serve you drinks while you are on Island
Water villa’s are built over the water and not on the beach or land . There are some resorts in Maldives in which water villa is built half on land and on water.
All other categories are structured on land 🙂
Half board package means inclusive of Breakfast and Dinner which will be served by Island resort
Full board package means inclusive of Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner which will be served by Island resort
All inclusive package generally means Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner and selected alcoholic drinks included by island resort.
Sometimes , there are few other activities that are included in the “All inclusive package” which needs to be verified by resort.
If one is staying in anIsland resort , then it will always be sea-boat/sea plane transfers which can’t be mismanaged .One should always plan these transfers before arrival.
As for Island resort it will always be sea transfers so timings do matter.
It is always recommended to arrive or depart in day time and not when it is dark around .
Most of the resorts has well-stocked and equipped clinic together with full time resident doctor. There are also hospital facilities in the capital city of Malé,
ATMs are located at a few places on the capital island of Malé and also at the Airport departure area. These ATMs usually accept Visa and MasterCard cards. Please note that there are no ATM’s on the resort islands.
As Maldives is on very high demand in 2021 , resorts have very rigid payment policy . They will demand the full payment at least 20-25 days before travel date .
Any company nor any individual will have any control over these payment policies of resorts.
Flights charges is required to be paid on full at the time of booking even if package is booked months before.
One should always be prepared about payment policy before finalising the deal .
Once you arrive at Male airport , after completing all necessary formalities you will have to reach to Island resorts counter . As per the survey there will be the waiting time of at-least 1:30 to 2 hours till you get your transfer facility .
Although it takes only 45-60 minutes to reach to any other island in speed boat.
Please note no company, agency or individual can give you confirmation on getting early transfer facilities as it only works on first in first out basis .
Sea plane might give you a different experience if you are opting for it . It is not required, recommended and sometimes does not operate for a resort you are seeking .
Where speed boats gets allotted to travellers within 2-3 hours of landing at Male airport , sea plane takes minimum 4-5 hours to get allotted .
Maldives is a country made of many different atolls . Atoll is a small piece of land surrounded by sea from all sides ! The evolution of these atolls takes millions of years that created when volcanoes split lavas under the sea until the time the lava surface comes up above the sea level, Flora also plays an eminent role in lava becoming atolls . Top recommended resorts in Maldives are built on these atolls.
Maldives has so many of these atolls where luxurious resorts are built and operated . These resorts are known as Island resorts and is quite famous among the tourists of around the world .
Maldives is usually loved by honeymooners / romantic couples as this destinations gives everything they want – to enjoy with their partners .
Top recommended resorts for Honeymooners in Maldives
Please note we have figured out about these resorts with our and customer’s experiences , ratings and recommendations . Every customer has their own preferences and choices so it is very important to check if particular resort meets with your requirement or not 🙂
Sun Island resort & Spa
Sun Siyam Olhuveli
Oblu by Atmosphere
Paradise Island resort & SPA
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Angaga Island Resort & Spa
Reethi Faru resort & Spa
Centara Grand resort & SPA
Top recommended resorts for family in Maldives
SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton
Sun Island resort and SPA
Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi
Holiday Inn resort Kandooma Maldives