5 THINGS NOT TO DO IN MALDIVES AS A TOURIST
Maldives — the country renowned for its pristine beaches, exotic palm fringed islands and mesmerizing coral reefs and many such tempting things. Maldives is considered to be one of the world’s best destination where dream vacations come true. Yes, Maldives is exactly how you see it on those stock images and google images, beautiful, clear, exotic and divine.
Once you decide that you want to plan a vacation in Maldives, the first and foremost thing you ought to do is find yourself a good tour operator. Finding a good and helpful guide for your trip will make it hassle free and smooth. Crown Tours Maldives is one of the leading travel tour operators in Maldives and with over 3 decades of experience, they are a team of experts who are dedicated to giving you an awesome experience in this amazing island country!
Maldives is a beautiful Islam country with the most beautiful cultures in the world and this is why when you are on a vacation in Maldives, you just shouldn’t go around bumming on a beach as you’d do in a western country. There are certain values to hold and certain rules (not so hard and fast, do not get scared!) to abide by in order to respect the customs and traditions of the country. You will do well to follow these customs while your stay as a tourist here.
Let us not confuse you any further. Below we give you a list of 5 things which, as a tourist, you shouldn’t do in Maldives suggested by Maldives travel and tours operators Crown Tours Maldives;
- DO NOT TAKE OFF YOUR TEE
Okay, we are talking about public local island beaches and this custom certainly sounds absurd to you. But come on guys! It’s an Islamic country. There are certain morals and values to uphold. You cannot expect to roam around in a bikini in the public places and expect the people there to take it easy. But of course, you can get into your beloved sexy bikini on the beach and catch some tan while you are in your resort. While in public places, just get into a tank top or a spaghetti top and a pair of sexy shorts and you should do fine. Also nude sunbathing is an absolute no no in Maldives.
2. NO ALCOHOL
Yes, guys, you heard it right. No alcohol. Although the island resorts provide cocktails and alcoholic drinks, it is highly prohibited to carry alcohol with you in public local islands. Although upon arriving at the airport, they do have a customs counter where you may surrender alcoholic beverages, thus you may claim them again at the airport upon departure from Maldives. Claim stubs will be provided accordingly. Moreover, it is against the law to drink in a public place. Avoid the sheer embarrassment of being caught in this act and please don’t carry alcohol with you to Maldives. Also, other signs and symbols of worship, pork and tobacco without the warning sign in it are not allowed on this Island. For more details, please click on this link — Your Free 30 days Visa Awaits
3. CARRYING SHOES ARE NOT NECESSARY
Maldives is a land full of crystal clear sands and you feel the beauty of it while walking barefoot on the beaches on those soft sands. Moreover, your shoes will get wet or be filled with sands. It is advisable to avoid carrying shoes there. Carry slip on sandals, or flip flops for a relaxed experience. We will also recommend you avoid heels unless you’re totally obsessed with them. Men can carry comfortable flip flops. Who would want to carry extra baggage, right?
4. AVOID EXCESS DISPLAY OF INTIMACY IN PUBLIC
Maldives is considered to be a conservative country. Too much display of intimacy in public local places isn’t considered as decent and people might object. Avoid getting into trouble during your short stay there. Let your holiday be a memorable one thus.
5. NEVER SNORKEL WITHOUT A SUNSCREEN LOTION.
This is important guys. Snorkeling, as much as fun it seems, should be done with at least a generous amount of sunscreen lotion. Otherwise, you’ll burn yourself in the heat and the tan you get is dreadfully painful. So enjoy the marine life, but with proper skin care and protection!
So follow these tips to avoid any inconvenience during your trip to Maldives. Have a good holiday!