How to Plan Your Trip to Ellaidhoo

Often regarded as one of the most pristine of the Maldivian islands, a vacation in Ellaidhoo is a dream for most vacationers and honeymooners. Regardless of the duration of the trip, enjoying one’s time in this piece of paradise requires both planning and forethought. From planning activities to securing the perfect accommodation option, here are some guidelines on planning the ultimate holiday to Ellaidhoo, Maldives.

1. Book Flights and Secure Visa

The first order of business when it comes to planning a trip to Ellaidhoo is making flight reservations and securing visa to visit the Maldives on holiday. Certain nations do not require tourist visa to visit the Maldives so it is important to check with your local Maldivian consulate or visit the Maldivian immigration website to see if your home country is allowed visa upon arrival for a holiday that does not exceed 30 days. Booking flights well in advance is another great way to save and also ensure your seat is secure during the holiday season. Those who are on a budget should look into flying in via neighbouring countries the likes of Sri Lanka as it will cost less than a direct flight.

2. Reserve Accommodation

The next step in the planning process is reserving accommodation at Maldives beach resortsof your choice. Those who are heading to Ellaidhoo have the option of staying at the Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon as it is the only resort on the island itself but visitors can also look into staying in neighboring islands close to Ellaidhoo island. Regardless of the rest you select, make sure the venue encompasses all the comforts and amenities expected of a contemporary hospitality hub. Other elements to look for include area excursion options as well as other resort based activities.

Image Credit: Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

3. Look into Activity Options

The next stage is looking into ways of spending your time in Ellaidhoo enjoying the many activities available in and around the island. Consider your interest, whether it’s water sports activities the likes of scuba diving, surfing or jet skiing and make plans to experience the same during your getaway to Ellaidhoo. Those who wish to pick up a water sport can also sign up for lessons with a water sports centre in the area and learn the basics of scuba diving or SUP or Stand Up Paddling and even gain certification. Blessed with pristine water and wind conditions there’s much to do both in and out of the resort in terms of activities, so do some digging and create an activity itinerary for the trip.

Image Credit: Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

4. Contact Tour Operators for Excursions

Outbound excursions are not only a staple among seasoned vacationers in the Maldives but an absolute must when you’re heading to an island as breathtaking and ideally situated as Ellaidhoo. Sunset cruises are one of the most romantic excursion packages available in the archipelago as it allows visitors to catch the daily miracle of the sun burying its head in the water from an unusual vantage point. Island hopping tours are equally popular as one can travel from one virgin island to another picnicking and enjoying the seclusion of the uninhabited islands surrounding Ellaidhoo, Sailing fanatics can also look into the many yacht and catamaran cruises available to holidaymakers through private tour operators and resort hubs.

5. Pack Light

Last but not least, it is then time to pack for your trip to Ellaidhoo and as in all beach vacations, it is important to keep things simple and stick to the basics. In addition to casual clothing items and a bathing suits, visitors will need little else when vacationing in the paradise island that is Ellaidhoo. Ensure the clothes selected are ideal for tropical weather conditions and are made of breathable fabrics. Don’t forget to pack entertainment devices and a good book to keep you company while you work on your tan while a medical kit with basic medical essentials will also come in handy as resort isles are located a ways away from the nearest hospital.