Situated in the gigantic Indian Ocean, The Maldives is a relaxing holiday destination for you to get away from the busy city life to a tropical paradise. The nation is a group of beautiful coral islands that allows you to explore the scenic natural beauty of the crystal clear waters. A trip to Maldives will certainly be a memorable one for you and your loved ones. Plan your trip with special honeymoon packages for couples.
Why Visit Maldives?
The island is home to numerous pristine picturesque white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs. This tropical paradise is a must on the bucket list of anyone who loves to travel and enjoys nature. Maldives offers you lot of opportunities to explore the scenic white beaches, turquoise lagoons, luxury resorts, teal coloured clear waters, jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling, delicious cuisine, waterfalls, meditating in the calm of ocean, beautiful villas and many more. Major attractions include Baa Atoll Bio-luminescent beach, Baros Island, the capital city of Male, Banana reef and Ithaa Undersea restaurant that are surely worth visiting!!
Flying To Maldives From South Africa
You can reach your tropical paradise from Johannesburg to Maldives within 13 hours and 45 minutes. Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Velana International Airport in Male, Maldives via connecting flights. Direct flights are available with South African Airways and will arrive in Maldives in around seven hours from Johannesburg. You can also book flights from Cape town but it will take more time period to reach Maldives. From the airport, a 35-minute drive will get you to the capital city of Male. You can reach your island resort vis sea plane or ferry.
Airlines offering flights from South Africa to Maldives are Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines.
It is important to note the time difference while travelling since The Maldives are 3 hours ahead of Johannesburg.
How Much It Will Cost?
The average price for the two-way journey will range between 60,000-70,000 rupees. It is better to book your flight as early as possible to avail lesser price. You can book your flight through various platforms such as KAYAK, LADYBUG, TripAdvisor, CheapOair, Mytrip, etc.
How Long Is The Flight To Maldives?
Connecting flight from Johannesburg to Maldives will take around fourteen hours to reach your destination as currently direct flight is not available. The Maldives plan to offer direct flights in future.
Maldives VISA & Currency
Free visa upon arrival is provided to the tourists that is valid for 90 days. You just need to have a valid passport for enjoying a vacation on the island. Currency of Maldives is Maldivian Rufiyaaa though USD is also accepted in some parts around the island. Keep extra cash as it can be difficult to avail ATMs nearby in all the places.
Best Time To Visit Maldives?
Maldives is a tropical country and generally observes hot climate throughout the year. Considering monsoon season, the best time to visit would be from January to mid-April as it’s the driest and sunniest time of the year with little thunderstorms and showers. It is advisable to bring light clothes and a raincoat or umbrella while travelling to Maldives.
The Maldives is mainly an Islamic nation and Muslims form the majority of the population. Being an international tourist destination, almost all popular languages are widely spoken in the resorts like English, Hindi, German, Spanish, Japanese, etc. Tourists won’t face any difficulty in finding someone who can communicate a similar language.
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