GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MALDIVES

Climate:

  • Climate of the Maldives is sunny, warm and humid throughout the year with occasional showers of tropical rain.
  • Average temperature is between 29 – 32 degrees Celcius.
  • Southwest monsoon: Rainy and Windy , usually from May to September.
  • Northeast monsoon: Warm and dry , from  November to April.
  • For more information: www.meteorology.gov.mv

What to Wear:

  • Due to the warm climate in the Maldives it is ideal to wear cotton clothing.
  • Government regulations do not allow public nudity.
  • When visiting inhabited islands and the capital city it is recommended to wear modest clothing, especially women.

Language:

  • Dhivehi is the spoken language but English is widely spoken by Maldivians.
  • Staff in the resorts speaks variety of languages including English, French, Italian, German, Japanese etc.

Customs:

  • By law, it is prohibited to import firearms, drugs, alcoholic beverages, pornographic materials and idols of worship.
  • To import alcohol, an official license is required.
  • Alcoholic beverages are available on resorts.
  • No alcoholic beverages are sold in Malé and inhabited islands.

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