Confused about travelling solo to the Maldives? Get your answers here

Date : 05 Mar 2021
Categories: Maldives Islands

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.” 

This quote by Freya Stark has been the source of deep motivation for many, especially those who are willing to travel on their own. 

When we talk about the Maldives, the honeymooners’ paradise, a solo trip doesn’t come to anyone’s mind. Not even experienced solo travellers think about exploring the island nation on their own. But just picturise this once: You walking on white, silky sand near the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by swaying palm trees, and witnessing the most gorgeous sunset ever! Isn’t it alluring? And why do you need someone else to experience all this splendor of the Maldives? You can go there on your own and appreciate the oozing natural beauty alone. For the perfect ‘me time’, the Maldives is a great place to unwind, far from the hustle-bustle of your daily life. Most of the people view it as a honeymoon destination but is so much more beyond that. Go there and find out yourself!

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A perfect remedy for your soul

You may be a solo traveller by choice. We all need some alone time wherein we can be in just our company. And if you are not giving yourself enough time, then planning a solo trip to the Maldives is everything that you need. In this lovely paradise, you can talk with strangers, make new friends, learn about Maldivian culture, relish authentic seafood, try your hands on various exciting water sports, get a relaxing massage session, and a lot more beyond your expectations. Be sure of experiencing some of the best days of your life when you are holidaying there. 

There are over 1000 low-lying coral islands gathered into 26 atolls in the Maldives. These comprise local as well as resort islands. Almost 99 per cent of Maldives is water. If you want to see an unexplored island having lovely sights, then you can do so, and that too on your own!

The Maldives gives a free tourist visa on arrival for 30 days. You can visit there in the low season (from April to October) if you want to avoid the excessive costs. It is one of the safest countries for solo travellers. You can easily commute via public ferries. Their timings are available online. To reach your resort, you can easily book a speedboat or a seaplane transfer directly. You can explore the local islands on foot or by renting a bike. Trying the Maldivian cuisine on local islands is a must if you are a foodie (or otherwise). If you love seafood, then the place is a paradise for you. However, there are so many options available for vegetarians and vegans as well.

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You can indulge in a lot of fun activities in the Maldives. It is the hub of water adventure activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, sea walking, kayaking, and a lot more. The country is home to coral reefs, sea turtles, manta rays and fishes. One can also choose to go for surfing, sandbank tours, island hopping, boat parties, dolphin watching, etc. And if you just want to relax, then its stunning beaches are perfect for you.

Almost everyone dreams of visiting the Maldives. It’s on their travel bucket list. But going there on a solo trip is an adventure of a lifetime that not many pursue. You may get overwhelmed while researching about the places to visit and things to do. That’s absolutely fine. The Maldives has gained huge popularity for being a luxurious honeymoon destination but solo travellers can also go there on a budget. However, don’t consider it as a backpacking budget destination. It will always hold a very special place in your heart owing to its breathtaking corals, azure waters, and lush greenery. You can explore its local islands like Hulhumale & Mafushi. You can also visit the incredible resort islands.

You will stumble upon unexplored natural views leaving you spellbound while you travel to the local islands. You may meet other solo travellers belonging to different nationalities with whom you share having similar vibes for this amazing place. 

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If you want to feel the lavishness that the Maldives offer to its visitors, then you can visit the resort islands for a day trip. You can also choose to stay at a budget accommodation available on some resort islands. You will have a lot to explore there including the splendid views of the overwater villas, mouth-watering food, enthralling activities like cooking classes, spa sessions, fish feeding, musical nights, and a lot more. 

When in the Maldives, don’t miss having a glimpse of its rich marine life at any cost. Snorkeling and scuba diving are awesome experiences and these can be the highlights of your vacation as well. Just dive into the crystal clear waters and swim with manta rays, vibrant coral reefs, colorful fishes, sea turtles, etc. You are sure to fall in love with the underwater world when in the Maldives! 

Top 10 things to do in the Maldives

  • Scuba diving at Maaya Thila
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise
  • Go for an island hopping tour
  • Visit the glowing beach on Vaadhoo Island
  • Surfing
  • Indulge in a spa treatment
  • Stay at an overwater bungalow
  • Take a stroll at Hulhumale Beach
  • Explore Male, the capital island
  • Take a helicopter tour

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Top 15 places to visit in the Maldives

  • Male Island
  • Kanuhura Island
  • COMO Cocoa Island
  • Halaveli Island
  • Emboodhu Finolhu Island
  • Dhigu Island
  • Baros Island
  • Whale Submarine
  • Seagull Cafe, Male
  • Artificial Beach 
  • Tsunami Monument
  • Majidhee Magu
  • Mirihi Island 
  • Huvahendhoo Island
  • Rangali Island

The land of islands is among the loveliest places to see in the world. If you want to experience tranquility and solace at their best, then start planning your solo trip to the Maldives today. Go and witness its unrivaled luxurious aura!

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