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What Is A Maldives Package Like – Maldives Travel Guide

What Is A Maldives Package Like – Maldives Travel Guide Maldives Tour Guide,

Have you ever wondered what a tour package to Maldives is like? Probably, you might be eager to visit Maldives sooner and you may want to know about the know-how of taking a trip to Maldives for honeymoon or with family. You might think, “OMG, it is full of islands, that too far away from the airport, too many tourists, quite busier, how I can make my trip”. To be honest, no need of having even a tiny bit of tension or worry! Maldives tourism is hundred percent safer, comfortable, promising and systematic.

I shall discuss with you here about Maldives travel tips and each step of getting to your resort in Maldives and back to your home safely. I shall tell you how to act like in Maldivian airport and at the resort like you have been here multiple times. You should not have to ask what, which or how to anyone else in Maldives. That is what I mean with this scribble. Let’s start from the moment once your flight landed in Velana International airport.

Landing at Velana! Inside the Airport – Checking out

Landing at Velana! Inside the Airport – Checking out

Frankly speaking, compared to other international airports all around the world, the system of checking in & out in Maldives is quite easy and friendly for tourists. No intricacies! Once your flight landed, you all will be led to the arrival port of the airport. There you can see tourists like you in various queues. Attention; you have to stand in the right line. There can be various other lines for like people on job visa, native Maldivians and the like. But you don’t have to get confused. For tourists like you, there will be more than two lines. Also, you don’t have to look much for the right queue. Either you can read the name board before each line or you can just use your commonsense, and get in a line where you see a lot of tourists like you with backpacks and pleasant face, right!

Note that, tourists are granted visa on arrival (probs for a month) unlike non-tourists. For that you have to fill out a slip with details. At the very entrance, probs on the right, you can see the slips for you. Take one! I think having a pen of yourself in hand will help you to get things easier! You know, hundreds of tourists are there. Everyone wants to fill out fast and get in line and to get out of the immigration section asap. You have to fill out basically few sections on the slip (see the slip in the above picture) like your name, nationality, DOB, sex, passport number, country of birth, date of expiry of passport, length of your stay in Maldives, flight number, purpose of your visit (tick at “holiday” as you are a tourist) and your signature too. You have to fill out only these sections. Once you filled it out, stand in line real quick or you can do filling it standing in line itself. Anyway, fill it neatly.

The line straight leads you to the immigration officer where process is real quick. Tell the officer about your resort and stay and that you are a tourist. Keep your resort voucher and the ticket on you. You will be required to present it for you to get tourist visa. So don’t keep them in your luggage. Once you got your passport back, go up to the security section where your carrier bag will be scanned. After that, walk a bit further and wait for your luggage. Once you got your bags, turn left and go up to the exit where officers will have your luggage scanned. You might have to present your passport and resort voucher there too. After that, you are totally done with the procedure. You are going outside where delegation from each resort and others will wait for the guests.


After Checking-out Process - Outside the Airport

After Checking-out Process - Outside the Airport

Now things are pretty more easy. Once you headed out from the airport you are seeing a spacious place with too many people waiting for their guys. There, you can see counters of resorts with number of resort staffs. Every resort has set up counter with staffs for welcoming the guests to their resort. Counters will have a board on the top carrying the name of the particular resort. Staffs will wear the badge of the resort with name. Either the staffs will be standing there with a name board carrying your name.

Or they will come up to you and ask you. Or you can read the name board of the resort and identify the counter of your resort and go up there. They will receive you and confirm the guest and will have you seated on a couch. If all the guests to the same resort you go reported, the resort staffs will take you to the resort. Once you met the staffs from your resort, you don’t have any responsibility. You are quite free. The staffs will take care of you totally. You just need to follow them.

You have to be in time for the safe and comfortable transportation to the resort. Most resorts will have early check-in. And you should not be late to check in to the resort. You have to prepare your flight arrival in a way you will reach Male much before noon. That arrangement might be the best option for an in-time checking in. If you are late, perhaps the next transportation might be delayed up to the evening. Since most resorts and operators provide land only packages, responsibility with the flight is on you. No worry though! No matter how late you are, you will be transported to the resort with all the comfort since the resort counters at the airport are open 24 hours.


Transportation to the Resort – Maldives Transportation between Islands

Transportation to the Resort – Maldives Transportation between Islands

As we mentioned, once you are with the delegation from the resort, they will take care of your transportation in its entirety. Mostly three types of transportation will be there. Speed boat, Sea-plane or domestic flight. Whatever be it, that you have paid for every transportation other than international flight, you should be quite comfort and the staffs will accompany you till the resort. They will do all the check-in and out processes for you for every domestic moving. If your destination resort is nearer, speedboat of the resort itself will take you from the airport. You will be boarded on a luxury speedboat along with other tourists. The boat will be privately owned by the resort. If the transportation is via speed-boat, there is no further procedure or complication. Jetty is just a few feet away from the entrance of the airport. Boat will be awaiting you there. The resort staffs will get you into the boat.

Speed-boat journey to any resort will only take you less than one hour time. If it exceeds, the transportation will be on a sea-plane. In the case of sea-plane journey, the resort staff will take you to the other end of the airport where counter for sea-plane transportation is set-up. At the counter, the process is somewhat the same as the normal flight; but simpler, not much walking or checking. You have to show your passport and your luggage should be verified (a resort tag will be put on your luggage for proper handling on sea-plane). You will get a boarding pass. No tension, the resort staff will be beside you all the time. He will do it all for you.

You just need to hear him and follow him. Once you are done, he will take you to a car or bus of the resort itself which will take you to the sea-plane terminal. Once you reached the terminal, he will lead you to the deck where you can await your sea-plane in a perfect over-water lounge. The resort staff will let you know once your sea-plane is ready to go. Then it is a direct flight to the resort. Sometimes, the staff will come with you; sometimes not. The flight might land in other resorts as well if they have to pick up any other guests.

The third transportation is domestic flight. The same as the normal flight with one difference that the resort staff will do it all for you! Procedures are the same, you know that. He will obtain the boarding pass for you. Once your flight arrived, you can board. Once you landed on the destined domestic airport the above-said things will repeat.  Read it! Either speedboat or sea-plane will take you to the resort. The procedures will be the same as above.


Once You Reached the Resort! Checking-in to the Resort

Once You Reached the Resort! Checking-in to the Resort

If you reached your destination, you will be welcome on the arrival lounge by staffs. You will be given a good-smelling and wet and cool towel for you to wipe up your face. You will be provided a special cooling drink. Then you will be lead to the welcome lounge of resort when your luggage will be transported to your villa on a buggy. At the welcome lounge, your personal butler will meet you and introduce himself to you. He will give you the detail about your stay and the resort. Don’t forget to get his number. You will be provided the cards or keys for locking and unlocking your villa. Most probably, it will be cards. After that, you will be taken to your villa by a buggy.


Inside Your Villa – Tips about the stay in Maldives

Inside Your Villa – Tips about the stay in Maldives

Your luggage will already be got inside. Inside your villa, you can find the itinerary for your stay or you will get it from the welcome lounge. You should plan your days and nights as per the itinerary. First of all, you should factor in the time of the resort. The resort time might be different from the Male time by couples of minutes to one hour. You will have a clock inside your villa with the resort time. Throughout the stay, you should look this time; not your phone. (Though once you reached Male the time on your phone will change already if it was not in the flight mode). You can ask your butler if there is any difference in time.

If you did not follow the resort time, there might be the risks of you missing out on your meals or activities since everything at resort are planned for set time. Note that primary restaurants at resorts work with a set time. They can’t provide food after the particular time. Meals and the activities for which you have paid in advance when booking will be shown in the itinerary. If you plan on any new add-on activities other than your itinerary, you can have it on payment. Hopefully, you will be careful about the resort time at such circumstances not to miss anything.

Inside your villa, there will be a map of the resort which marks the direction and position of all the key-places at the resort like spa, diving center, kids club and the restaurants. You can call up your personal butler or the reception anytime from your in-villa phone and you can ask for a buggy anytime for your transportation to other places like spa and dive center. You call the reception in case if you need in-villa dining without going to the restaurant. It would be better if you understand all the amenities inside your villa. You will have slippers, robes, towels and umbrellas there. You can make ISD calls from the phone for which you will have to pay. You will have complimentary fruits and wine on the table upon your arrival. You can have them. For most villas, there will be mini-bar provided where vines and beers are stored. They are not complimentary! You can have them on payment.


Be Informed That

Be Informed That

You need to be careful about the resort time if there is any difference between the Male time and the resort time. Plan your activities with consideration to the time. Don’t miss out on anything.

If you missed out on the meals at primary restaurants, you can have foods at other non-primary restaurants at the resort for which you have to pay though.

If you would like activities other than in the itinerary, you can have it on extra payment.

Also, you can have non-complimentary items in your villa like mini-bar on payment.

Don’t forget to get to know about all the room facilities once you entered your villa. You can make ISD calls from the phone inside your villa on payment.

You can’t go to other villas other than yours, especially via backsides. Those who stay in beach villas need to consider this. You will have public beach at the back of your residence. You should not enter to the private backyard of other beach villas.

You are supposed to safely return the keys or cards for locking and unlocking the villa.

You can call up your personal butler or the reception anytime if you want any help or info. Also you can demand a buggy for your transportation at resort.


Resort Checking-out

Resort Checking-out

The night before your checking-out date, your personal butler will see you and give you information about the timing of check-out and probably he will give you paper with instructions. Checking-out procedure will begin before noon (hopefully, you have arranged your flight for a comfortable time after the check-out. That means, when booking your round-trip flight you have to be careful about the timing of check-out as well so that you won’t be miss the flight, neither will you have to rush).

Check-out process will start when the room boy comes to take the tab of used non-complimentary items like mini-bar and snacks. Then a buggy will come to take your luggage to the arrival lounge when you will be transported to the welcome lounge. At welcome lounge, you need to settle your payment for those add-on services and products which were not included in the itinerary and were not complimentary. You are supposed to return back safely those keys or cards for locking and unlocking your villa.


Transportation Back to the Airport

Transportation Back to the Airport

Here also, you don’t have to worry about the transportation. This too is totally on the resort. Basically there will be three options for the transportation. If the airport is nearer, the resort’s own speedboat will take you to the airport. Or sea-plane will come and pick up you. This time, no complexity! You just need to get aboard and the sea-plane will land you at the airport. Sometimes, the resorts use their own private sea-planes for the transportation. Or they will take you to nearest domestic airport via boat or sea-plane from where you will get domestic flight to Male International Airport. No tension about the procedure here at the domestic airport. The resort staff will accompany us everywhere. He will get us through the procedures.

Once we reached the domestic airport, we will enter inside past the security and we just need to show our passport at the counter. We will get our boarding pass within minutes. Procedures are so quick and comfortable. Even after you reached Male airport, the resort staffs will come help you if you have any need.

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Have a nice journey to Maldives. Thank you!


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