《 MALDIVES ▪︎🇲🇻▪︎MAAFUSHI 》 "The Sunny Side of Life " - Literally 🤗 🤗 Visa : Free and On arrival for Indian citizens. Others please check the requirements before fly Currency and Sim : USD or Maldivian Rufiyaa. Sim card can be grabbed from shops just outside of the airport When to Visit : • High/Dry Season = Dec > March • Low/Wet Season = May > Oct • Peak Weather Season = Nov > April Getting there : If you are travelling from Kerala, there are direct flights to Velana International Airport.Maafushi is really close to Male and one of the most popular local island destinations there are plenty of departure times from both the airport and Male City. Depending on your budget (and time frame) there are 3 main options to get to Maafushi, these run from both Male City and also from the International Airport; • Local Ferry – this is the cheapest but slowest option, taking about 1.5 hours but only costing $3USD • Local Speedboat – the best balance of time and cost, it takes around 35 mins and is $25 per person • Private Speedboat – if you dont want to wait around for the public options or are travelling in a group a private speedboat transfer will take 25mins and is around $150 Stay in Maafushi: As one of the most popular local island in the Maldives to visit and the fact it’s such a short distance from Male there is a good range of accommodation on Maafushi – from quaint little guesthouses to full blown hotels, so no matter what your budget you’ll be able to find something. As a backpacker I stayed in a guesthouse for a cheap price. Things To Do in Maafushi : There are million things to do in the island, the list below is what I chose to do. Bikini Beach - Maldives is a Muslim country so it’s respectful to cover up (especially shoulders and knees for the ladies), so don’t expect to wander around in just bikini or boardies! However most local islands (Maafushi included) have a dedicated bikini beach where you’re all good to shed some layers, swim and top up your tan! Dolphin Watching – there are thousands of dolphins who call the atolls of the Maldives home and one of the easiest ways to see them is a dolphin watching cruise – perfect for those who dont want to get wet either! If you find them the local spinner dolphins always put on a show Turtle Snorkelling and Dolphine watching – there are a couple of reefs off the island home to an abundance of turtles, so if you want to chill with these awesome little dudes this is the perfect day trip Budget For Maafushi : So how much should you budget for your stay on Maafushi and how much is everything going to be • Local ferry from Male – $2 • Speed boat from Male – $25 • Guest house – $40 per night (inc taxes) • Mid range hotel – $70 per night (inc taxes) • Local style meal – $5 • Western style meal/dinner buffet– $10-15 • Dolphin and Turtle snorkel trip – $35 • Snorkelling day trip – $20 So in short, You gonna love Maldives
Visited on Nov 2019
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