About the Maldives
What To Wear at Milaidhoo Maldives
The Maldives are on the equator where the temperature rarely drops below 27C, even at night. Lightweight, loose, natural (cotton, silk, linen) clothes are recommended.
The dress-code at Milaidhoo is simple: we kindly request no swimwear in our restaurants.
We encourage the barefoot ethos, so you won’t need shoes: a pair of flipflops or sandals will be enough. If you plan to work out in the gym, then please bring a pair of gym shoes with you.
Weather In The Maldives
The Maldives are warm all year round with the temperature between 27C and 31C day and night throughout the year.
January to April are considered the best months as this is the ‘dry monsoon’ when it’s least likely to rain. July to November fall in the ‘wet monsoon’ when it can rain heavily, however even then a daily average of four to seven hours of sunshine is recorded during this season. May and December are transition months between monsoon seasons and often have mixed, unsettled weather.
For detailed information about the weather, please visit the Maldives Meteorological Service website here: meteorology.gov.mv/climateofmaldives
Health and Vaccinations When Travelling to the Maldives
No specific vaccinations are needed to visit the Maldives, other than the general ones all travellers should keep up to date with.
The Maldives doesn't have malaria however dengue fever is known in local villages and in the capital city Male. This is transmitted by mosquitoes which are active in the day time and we recommend use of repellent during the day.
We have a resident paramedic on the island and a first aid centre.
Visa to the Maldives
The majority of travellers don’t need a visa to enter the Maldives. You’ll get a stamp in your passport as you come through immigration and there’s no charge for this. In order to enter the Maldives your passport must be valid for six months after you leave; you must have a hotel reservation; and you must have a ticket out of the Maldives. For a full list of entry requirements visit here: immigration.gov.mv
When you arrive in the Maldives, you’ll be given an entry form to fill out. Half of this will be taken by immigration on arrival. Please keep the other half safe because you’ll need it when you leave.
What not to Bring To the Maldives
Except for resort islands such as Milaidhoo, alcohol is not allowed in the Maldives. This includes anything you may have bought in Duty Free which will be removed from your luggage on arrival.
Please note that we don't allow drones or other similar devices on our island. This is to preserve the peace of the island and privacy of other guests. From time to time we may use our resort drone for photography and will always be happy to share images with our guests.
At Milaidhoo Maldives all pricing and bills will be in US dollars. In the Maldives the currency is called the Rufiyaa (approximately 15 to the dollar) however you won’t need to change your money into Rufiyaa unless you’re planning to spend a lot of time in local islands.
We'd like to remind our guests that nudity (and topless sunbathing for women) is illegal in the Maldives.
Should you visit local islands, we request both male and female guests to wear modest clothing that covers the shoulders down to the knees.