Category: Maldives

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Maldives on a budget

Our Maldives video diary

  We spent 2 weeks in the Maldives in November 2014, doing lots of snorkelling and some scuba diving. The weather in the Maldives is tropical so unpredictable. It can be stormy with heavy rain one minute, and sunny blue skies the next. Thoddoo Island is located 67km away from Male, the Maldvian capital, in the north Ari atoll. The weather was ...
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Maldives on a budget

How to visit the Maldives on a budget?

The Maldives has always been one of those luxury tropical getaways we’ve always dreamed of visiting but dismissed due to the high costs. But, since 2009, the Maldivian government officially allowed tourists to stay with the local population rather than just on the privately owned pricey resort islands. This has allowed backpackers and budget travellers to enjoy the pristine waters ...
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The gay Maldives!

Is the Maldives a safe gay destination?

The Maldives is a Muslim country and unfortunately carries all the usual Sharia Law ‘decoration’ with it like: it is illegal for Maldivian citizens to be non-Muslim women must be covered up at all times – even when going for a jog or swimming in the sea alcohol is illegal gayness of any sort here runs the risk of the ...
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Papaya on the beach

Thoddoo island: a paradise island for fruit lovers

We spent 10 days in the Maldives in November 2014 on Thoddoo island. Since 2009, the Maldivian government dropped the ban from allowing local islands to operate guesthouses, therefore breaking the monopoly enjoyed by millionaire resort owners and bringing tourist dollars into the rural economy. This has made budget travelling to the Maldives accessible for backpackers like us. Staying on ...
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