Maldives, the world's largest coral island nation, is known as "God's necklace on earth" and "the lost paradise" and is one of the best vacation destinations in the world.
There are 1192 islands in Maldives, only 200 of which are inhabited and open to global tourism, making island selection a very challenging issue. But choosing an island is not a hassle, just follow these 4 steps to quickly locate one!
The first step in choosing an island: setting a budget
First of all, you need to know the star rating of the Maldives islands and the approximate price of the islands with different star ratings. This set a good approximate budget.
The second step of island selection: travel crowd
Each island in the Maldives has a different group of people, some islands are suitable for families and some islands do not allow children on the island, it is very suitable for couples vacation. Therefore,If you set your travel crowd in advance, you will save a lot of the process of choosing an island!
1、Couples travel: you can consider the service and privacy of the hotel as the main factor in choosing the island. Try to avoid the island with more tourists travel, quiet and comfortable with the other half to enjoy the world of the two of you!
2、Family-friendly tour: It is recommended to give priority to small islands. Smaller islands can easily take care of the physical strength of the elderly and small children, and you don't need to walk far to reach the places you want to go. Islands with family suites and facilities for children are also to be considered.
3、Individual tour: You can consider the facilities and style of the island as a factor to consider. You don't need a lot of people, choose a niche island with fewer tourists and sophistication, and enjoy a leisurely vacation alone as an individual.
The third step of island selection: look at the service
In the completion of the first two steps, after the initial set of needs, the next thing to consider is the service on the island, which is also an indispensable step in the selection of the island! It may happen that you have already chosen the island of your choice and then you find out that it does not have the services you want (e.g. private pool, trailing beach, etc.). Most islands need to consider the following service categories:
1、Wedding services: beach wedding, underwater wedding
2、Children's services: children's club, child care services
3、Butler service: attentive, private, distinguished
4、Internet Popularity: infinity pool, private pool, net bed
The fourth step to choose the island: the way to the island
There are only three ways to get to the island in Maldives:
1, seaplane is to come to the Maldives many tourists must try a "tour" way, because it can overlook the whole Maldives. In addition to some luxury islands, there is a separate VIP lounge, most of the islands are waiting in the public lounge. It also has some not so good experiences, such asNo air conditioning, noise, and the possibility of seaplanes stopping at more than one island at a time. But there's really no better way to appreciate the beauty of the Madai at this angle!
2, Most of the resort hotels have special speedboats to take tourists to the islands, which vary in size and luxury. The speedboats vary in size and luxury. As the distance from Male' airport varies from island to island, the duration of the speedboat ride also varies. The speedboat ride is available for islands within 80 km from Male' and you can get on the island on the same day of arrival. Note that it is easy to get seasick after a long ride on a speedboat! So it is important to prepare seasickness medicine!
3, inland plane is actually the Maldives domestic flights, generally turboprop aircraft. Inland flight range is far, the flight height is high. Seats about a few dozen seats, using radar navigation, 24 hours can fly.
Any island located more than 150 km from Male needs to be flown inland. The flight time is usually about 60 minutes, but there are some closer islands that can be reached in about 30 minutes. The landing place of the inland plane is the airport island and you have to change to a speedboat to go to the resort island. The speedboat time depends on the distance from the airport island to the resort island, usually within half an hour.