To preserve its fragile ecosystem, the Maldivian government levies an additional Green Tax of 6 USD per person, per night that may be paid directly to the property you are staying at.
Make sure you pack the following items when travelling to Maldives – Sun screen, mosquito repellant, power adaptor, quick dry towels for the beach days, water-proof bags.
Travellers can also invest in good quality snorkeling gear that fits perfectly, doesn’t leak and doesn’t fog-up.
For travellers heading to the Maldives, it is advised that they stay up to date with all their vaccinations. These include your yearly flu-shot, chicken pox vaccines, polio vaccines, MMR vaccines and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccines.
It is also advised that most travellers get their Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid vaccines as travelling to new countries increases susceptibility to certain diseases.
As the Maldivian ecosystem is fragile, efforts are being made to reduce pollution and destruction of natural habitats. Travellers can make their contribution to helping preserve the natural beauty by engaging in sustainable travel.
Instead of using single-use plastic straws, carry your own collapsible steel straw of request for bamboo straws at the restaurants.
Carry your own water bottle wherever possible. This not only ensures that you know the source of drinking water, but also reduces waste creation that is caused by the purchase of bottles from stores.
Unlike other popular tourist destinations, the Maldives has a dearth of Information Centres. Travellers may find a few at the international airports who will assist with guiding you to your accommodation provider, but they will not assist with booking stays or transportation modes. Make sure to have your stay and transfers booked before you enter the Maldives.