The capital of the Maldives is Malé (pronounced Maa-ley); one of the smallest capital cities in the world.
Maldives bars the entry of alcohol and pork onto its shores. In case, you bring in any of these items, they will remain bonded with Maldives customs authorities until you depart the country. All private island resorts are well-stacked with an expansive selection of liquors, both local and international, for you to choose from.
Each Maldives resort has its own desalination plant. In addition, branded bottled water is readily available.
English is a commonly spoken language in every tourist resort, hotel, restaurants, and also on public transport. Also several tourist resorts have guides from most European countries as well as from parts of Asia.
Maldives is 5 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Temperatures in the Maldives stay at a wonderfully warm 25-30°Cyear-round and only drop a few degrees at night. There are distinct wet (south-west monsoon) and dry (north-east monsoon) seasons; peak season for the Maldives is between December and April. Most travellers see this as the best time to go, but there are other factors to consider when choosing the time of year to travel here – like when to see specific marine life and when you’ll find the best value offers.
Travelers to Maldives do not require visas as they are stamped on arrival.
All major credit cards are accepted in resort islands and in the capital city.