The spectacular beauty of the Maldives is simply unmatched. (Photo courtesy: Conrad Maldives)

The international borders of the island nation of Maldives have opened up a plethora of stay options for Indian tourists. Make your plans to visit the Maldives and choose from an exceptional range of stay options – resorts, cruises, guesthouses and hotels. Read on to learn more about the guidelines to follow and the facilities that tourists can take full advantage of.

Since July 15, 2021, when the Maldives opened its international borders to Indian tourists, there has been a surge in Indian vacation plans. All incoming tourists, including those who have completed the prescribed dose (s) of Covid-19 vaccine and have recovered from Covid-19, must have a negative PCR test result for a sample taken at most 96 (eighty sixteen) hours before departure from the first boarding point during their visit to the Maldives. Opting for direct flights from the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to the Maldives, Indian tourists enthusiastically chart their route to traverse the vast expanse of clear blue waters, powdery white sands and luxurious aquatic adventures.

The Maldives are naturally endowed with geographically dispersed islands. All of the 1190+ islands stretch out beautifully over a length of 871 kilometers. The islands are grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls. Ideally located for a natural distance, prolonging a pleasant feeling of being at one with nature.

Since natural distancing is a big possibility and perfect for today’s social distancing standards, tourists can be completely at home in this island nation. One of the most amazing aspects is the dramatic variation in stay options for travelers. Available to suit all budgets, a tourist can easily select the ideal accommodation choice based on their individual tastes, preferences, occasion, group size and budget limitations.



The One Island One Resort concept is a natural gift in the Maldives

Naturally blessed with a beautiful coastline, the Maldives has islands where a single resort is located on an entire island. Thus, the concept of “One Island One Resort” becomes a fabulous possibility. This makes the standard of social distancing possible and also presents luxurious exclusivity for couples and private groups. Indian tourists can choose from an array of top beach resorts that resemble clubs or posh resorts. Make a judicious selection where your family fun is guaranteed. Couples can make their moments special by opting for secluded resorts where exclusivity can enhance their sense of romance. Each resort has its own leader and team to assist guests, ensuring the highest sense of hospitality.


Ideal for learning about the local culture, a group may choose to stay comfortably in a guesthouse. It is a good idea to understand the guidelines to be followed during the period of booking and staying at guesthouses in the Maldives. Guests are required to wear masks in public areas of the guesthouse. Customers are recommended to use the “TraceEkee” contact finder application to facilitate contact tracing. By adhering to PCR testing guidelines before embarking on the Maldives trip and following social distancing standards, tourists can easily enjoy quaint shops and cafes that provide a vibrant window into the life of a Maldivian local.




Cruise in luxury. Photo courtesy: Conrad Maldives. Photo credit: Justin Nicholas

If adventures at sea bring you great joy, then you must spend a few days at the “Liveaboard”. In case you were wondering what it is, then you are going to feast on the exception: the cruise ships offer dedicated surfing and diving cruises and you can stay on board for several days to sail leisurely to various Maldivian atolls. This adventurous and luxurious way of enjoying the island nation with cruises has also been a popular choice with celebrities. Your stay on a cruise ship can be booked for a spectacular diving vacation. Filled with spacious cabin, private bathroom, chef and crew amenities, the wealthy yachting lifestyle can be experienced with the Liveaboard. It really is a great choice.


For an eclectic group of vacationers, a hotel stay would be ideal. With an incredible choice of rooms that open up to stunning views of the crystal clear sea all around, hotels in the Maldives are very luxurious and paired with modern amenities. For the convenience of meeting many team members or family members in one place, the capital city of Male is a good choice. You can choose the size and standard of the hotels. If you are visiting the Maldives on business, staying in a hotel in Male is convenient. A range of hotels of different sizes and standards are available for a comfortable stay for Indian tourists who enjoy vacationing with family and close friends.


Indians are vacationers at heart. With security protocols in place and the hospitality offered by the Maldivian government to all Indian tourists, proximity to India is a big plus. Plan your vacation as a couple or take your small groups for a special ceremony, the Maldives are ready to welcome you with open arms.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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