Most of the travelers from different countries are allowed to get a Visa on arrival in Male, Maldives. However, for further information, you can directly get in touch with your point of contact, who can assist you better. You can also check out the official website in case you need to know more.
Make the Maldives a part of your Asian backpacking trip and experience the lesser explored beachside of South Male. Head to the beaches of Male, Guraidhoo, Maafushi, and Gulhi and get to explore the Coral Reefs of Maldives, living like a local in the countryside homestays, taking up water sports such as diving, surfing and more. Take this exciting gap year travel making the most of coconut palm-fringed islands, sparkling white beaches, tranquil lagoons, turquoise blue waters of Maldives.
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It's your choice! You can explore the country as a solo traveler or hop around with your favorite people if they are willing to join you as well. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.
The islands of Maldives are pretty safe for solo travelers. You’ll find a lot of travelers, roaming around in the city. We believe that your safety depends on you to a large extent, hence you need to be a little cautious. We'll have our coordinators who'll be there at your service, 24/7. So you need not worry about safety.
You might come here alone, but you'll end up meeting some amazing people. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to the Maldives, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!
You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.
You'll need money for your personal expenses, additional tour costs, meals etc. It'll be sufficient if you keep around 100 USD for a week. Still, it would be good to discuss it with our Program Advisor once.
While Dhivehi is the official and most spoken language of the Maldives, you won’t face any language barrier, since our English-speaking coordinator will be there with you, 24/7.
Since it's a tropical country, you should pack light cotton and linen clothes. The Maldives is a Muslim country, in you need to dress conservatively while in a public place. However, at the guesthouse beaches, you can put on your beachwear. So don't leave them behind! Carry your slippers, shades, hat and sunscreen lotion - because they'll be much needed! Pack light and don't stuff too many things - you'll most likely find everything on the islands.