Maldives - our advices for your cruise
Famous for its beaches and seabed, the Maldives appear as a destination where "everything is dream and voluptuousness." The landscape is all clichés that we have about a tropical paradise: the turquoise lagoon, crystalline and warm waters, populated by thousands of multicoloured fishes, the pristine beach that borders each island with its sand corolla, coral dust. You won't find in these islands, cars or pollution; only slight wind stirring the palms of coconut trees, or takes you in a boat to another horizon.
Ideal destination that we must know on board a sailboat, away from the resorts and hotel-islands that make lose much of place's charm
Local currency is Maldivian rupee or rufiya (Mrf), divided into 100 laaris.
It is prohibited to import or export rufiya.
In the Maldives, the most valued currency is the U.S. dollar. However, the euro is accepted everywhere. In hotel-islands, we pay in dollars with card.
You used rufiya only for purchases on the authorized islands inhabited.
At the end of 2004, we're paying 12.75 Mrf for 1US $ and 14.40 Mrf for 1 euro.
These rates fluctuate.
You'll find banks and exchange offices at Hulhulé and Malé airports. In hotel-islands, you can change at the reception.
Valid passport and return ticket
Before you live territory, you have to pay an ecotax of 40 dollars.
Protect you from the sun.
Do not drink tap water.
Do not take the plane less than 24 hours after a dive
Satellite communications are easy. The prefix is 960. All local numbers (fix or mobile) contain six figures.
395 000 Hab
1 667 Hab/sqm
Time zone :
GMT + 5
Head of state :