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post Apr 3 2009, 04:00 AM
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Having lived in the Maldives for 3 years, I want to share information about the islands. In essence the islands are the same, all have accommodation, diving, an array of different room types, but until you visit the islands, you can then understand the differences - eg room types, dive sites, board basis packages, atmosphere ect. I aim to share this information with you. My last visit there was in September, but in the coming months, more islands are being opened either from refurbishment or as a brand new island - so do feel free to contribute.

If you want looking to visit the Maldives, and have questions, then please do let me know.


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post Apr 3 2009, 09:04 AM
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Thanks Alison!

What was the coolest thing you did on your last trip there?


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post Apr 3 2009, 03:01 PM
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Many things from - spending the day on an uninhabited island, where my lunch was brought in by boat, relaxing and swimming with no one around.

Snorkeling and diving - both fantastic, the underwater world is just amazing..........

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post Apr 3 2009, 04:46 PM
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I love the Maldives - I was there back in 2004, and it was just beautiful! The island I went to was called 'Kuredu' and it's one of the largest, even having a golf course with driving range!

I'd love to go back one day and try out one of the other islands - they've so many different things to offer. I've seen the one with the underwater restaurant in pictures, and that looks amazing!

Anywhere you go in the Maldives is bound to be paradise, it is glorious!


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post Apr 4 2009, 01:58 AM
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Kuredu are still expanding the island, and have converted more of the beach villas to jacuzzi beach villas. They have also built some pool villas in the centre of the island.

The Conrad Maldives is the one with the underwater restaurant - it is out of this world........

Am sure you will get back there one day soon!!!

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post Apr 13 2009, 12:12 PM
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Flights are available from the UK, Germany, France, Russia, Thailand, Switzerland, Doha, Dubai, Sri Lanka, are just some of destinations you can fly from to the Maldives - these destinations have established links, - there could well be other countries.

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post May 10 2009, 03:08 PM
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Single people do go to the Maldives, especially if they enjoy the diving. Relaxing ect is fab in the Maldives, and in January, you should be fine, - why, as it is not typically honeymoon period which is generally between June and August. So you should be fine.

Why Summer Island? It is one of the older islands and in the Maldives, and has not been refurbed for a few years......... they do offer an all inclusive option, and, the island is popular with repeat guests......

I would also suggest going to one of the larger islands, - Meeru, Kuramathi, Kuredu as examples, more things going on, if you wish, and more chance of other individuals there.........

Hope this helps, feel free to drop me a line if you have anymore questions.
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post May 12 2009, 03:35 AM
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Kuredu offer a wide range of room types, from garden rooms, beach bungalows to beach villas, water villas and villas with jacuzzi. So the chances are, the room type is a garden room or a beach bungalow - I would have a look on the islands website www.kuredu.com to understand if the location of that room type meets your requirements....... they are not perhaps as luxurious as say the beach villa room types. Plus as I recall most UK travel agents do grade these two room types lower - 3*+ I believe....

Kuredu is a large island with lots of activities ect, so perhaps wont be as evident that you are a solo traveller.

If you would like further info or prices do feel free to contact me.
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post May 21 2009, 06:48 AM
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QUOTE(maldivestagent @ Apr 3 2009, 04:00 AM) *

Having lived in the Maldives for 3 years, I want to share information about the islands. In essence the islands are the same, all have accommodation, diving, an array of different room types, but until you visit the islands, you can then understand the differences - eg room types, dive sites, board basis packages, atmosphere ect. I aim to share this information with you. My last visit there was in September, but in the coming months, more islands are being opened either from refurbishment or as a brand new island - so do feel free to contribute.

If you want looking to visit the Maldives, and have questions, then please do let me know.





hi,
I'm from Pakistan,and planing to visit Maldives with family.
Could u please help me in giving the details about Maldives,about the weather that which month is best to visit ..which island must visit ..where should we stay and other details..
waiting for ur reply..
bye
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post May 25 2009, 02:15 AM
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The Maldives does have a 'low season', and it really is from now through until October. However, that said, it is not as defined as some other destinations. In low season, expect some rainfall, it is not usual to have it for days on end. If it rains, it is still warm, it is often cloudy after the rain, but this reduces the humidity, and it is of course still good temperatures, and I would certainly consider travelling to the Maldives at this time.

If you are travelling with children, then perhaps consider larger islands, as they tend to have more activities available, islands such as Meeru, Kuredu, Kuramathi, Bandos, Kurumba, Sun Island all would be suitable, based on activities.

The islands offer a variety of board basis, some offer Bed & Breakfast through to all inclusive. There are some good offers available. Depending on the size of your family, you may need to consider obtaining two rooms, as the destination is quite strict on how many people sleep in each room/villa.

Hope this info is of some help - please feel free to contact me if you require further information........

Best regards

Alison





hi,
I'm from Pakistan,and planing to visit Maldives with family.
Could u please help me in giving the details about Maldives,about the weather that which month is best to visit ..which island must visit ..where should we stay and other details..
waiting for ur reply..
bye
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Hy travelling solo.
if you are visiting maldives now its better to visit floating resorts(safari boats).
It gives almost same services but you can keep moving from one remote island to another where you can enjoy many different white sandy beaches.
if you wish to know nuch about flaoting resorts drop me a mail.
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post Aug 17 2009, 02:43 AM
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Am sure you will have a fantastic time on Kuredu, what room type did you opt for? The diving in the area is very good. If you have any questions between now and the time you go, feel free to contact me.
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post Sep 16 2009, 12:02 PM
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Hello everybody,

I am writting you because me and my boyfriend recently have received a job offer as a Guest Relations Officer in Maldives. The company is called Holistic Travel.
We had some doubts about this offer and I am trying to find out advices and opinions of people living in Male, Maldives.
If anyone knows or has heard about this company, please give me all the details you can.They are supposed to assure accommodation, meals and health ensurance.
And anyone that can advise me about the living conditions, safety, transport,etc...we are supposed to be hosted in some flats in Male and we will be working in the airport.

Also I would like to know if someone could let me know some web sites where I could find flats or houses for rent.

We are planning to accept this offer, just that I would like to know that everything presented is also true.

Thank you very much!

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post Sep 22 2009, 09:15 AM
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Firstly, congratulations on being offered jobs in the Maldives.

I do not know of the Company personally. Perhaps contact the Maldivian Tourism Board, - they may be able to assist you further.

You mention that you will be situated at the airport - which islands are you representing. Also, are they providing you with accommodation, as you mention about cost of rent ect, as it is very expensive in Male for an apartment. Is the accommodation either in Male or on the resort island (assuming it is close by) included?

Quite a lot of the jobs for the Maldives are advertised with British Recruitment Agencies - where did you find out about this position.

Look forward to hearing from you.
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post Sep 22 2009, 09:47 AM
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QUOTE(maldivestagent @ Sep 22 2009, 09:15 AM) *

Firstly, congratulations on being offered jobs in the Maldives.

I do not know of the Company personally. Perhaps contact the Maldivian Tourism Board, - they may be able to assist you further.

You mention that you will be situated at the airport - which islands are you representing. Also, are they providing you with accommodation, as you mention about cost of rent ect, as it is very expensive in Male for an apartment. Is the accommodation either in Male or on the resort island (assuming it is close by) included?

Quite a lot of the jobs for the Maldives are advertised with British Recruitment Agencies - where did you find out about this position.

Look forward to hearing from you.



Hello,

Thank you for your answer.

Could you provide me the contact information for the Maldivian Tourism Board?

As I said, we will work at the beginning in the airport and live in Male. We found the offer through a recruitment agency from Romania.

Can you give me more details about living in Male? Any useful information you might have?

Thanks,

Iunia

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post Oct 15 2009, 03:42 PM
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Hi,

I'm planning to do few months backpacking in south Asia and thought of visiting Maldives by taking flight from Colombo, however the hotel fees are very high... could you advise/recommend any low budget hotel/hostels?
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post Oct 16 2009, 09:28 AM
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How about this one?

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g2...Lodge-Male.html


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post Jan 2 2010, 03:03 AM
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Accommodation in the Maldives is quite expensive. If staying in Male, the capital, then there is some low budget accommodation, but also, very few facilities. You do need to have accommodation on arrival to complete your visa forms ect (no charges). Then you would need to get a dhoni boat over to the capital.

I would look to try and stretch your budget so that you can stay on a resort island, as this has a very different feel to it than the capital, and will be much more enjoyable as this is what the Maldives is all about.

If you contact the Maldivian Tourism Board they will be able to provide you with the latest list of accommodation in Male.

Enjoy!
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post Mar 19 2010, 03:54 PM
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Good to hear that you had such a good time on Kuredu Island - if you want to go again in the future, feel free to contact me for suggestions.....
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