7 Things to Expect When Visiting Maldives Local Islands

Maldives is the definition of paradise to many with its turquoise water, white sandy beaches, and abundant sea life. Little known to the world until the 1970s, its resort islands are now world-famous and attract tourists from all over the world. Before 2009, people can only stay on resort islands, but now you can stay on local islands as well.

As a Muslim country, there a few rules that you should be aware of but the internet has blown a few points out of proportion. Having stayed on the island of Gaafaru with Mirian Sky Hotel for 6 days, I came to learn a few things as well as bust a few myths. So here are the 7 things to expect when visiting a local island in Maldives:

Maldives Local Islands, What to Expect

1) It’ll take money or time to get there

View from public ferry near Gaafaru, Maldives

The Gorgeous blue sea near Gaafaru – photo from the public ferry!

Unless you are staying close to the capital, otherwise you’d have to splash some dosh and or time to get around. Maldives is one of the most dispersed countries…

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