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A group of coral islands scattered in the midst of Indian Ocean, the beaches, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna – these are the very simple realities that beckon tourists from far and wide to these tiny islets making it a heavenly getaway.
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Cellular service for tourists
Most of the resorts in Maldives enjoy uninterrupted mobile network connectivity. Dhiraagu is one of the key network providers in Maldives, and SIM cards can be purchased at the airport.
Wi-Fi and wired Internet is available in most of the hotels and resorts.
Alcohol is prohibited in Maldives and you can only purchase and consume it within the premises of the resorts that have acquired permits for sale/consumption of alcohol.
Most of the food and beverage outlets add a service charge in the final bill, so tipping is not necessary. However, small tips for good service are always appreciated.
To enter Maldives no pre-arrival visa is required.
Maldives is a SAARC country and therefore there is a special agreement to allow easy travel. Visa is issued on arrival at Male Airport for a 30 day stay- Visa is gratis. The traveller must hold a passport valid for at least six months, confirmed onward/return air ticket, onward country visa and have enough funds to cover the expenses for duration of the stay in Maldives (US$100 + $50 dollars per day) or a confirmation of reservation in a tourist resort or a hotel.