Things to consider before going to Maldives:
Book your tickets in advance to get good deals. We travelled from India and had booked our flights through spicejet well in advance. This saved us a lot of money which we could spend on the other things.
Visa is on arrival and is free for 30 days.
Transport in Maldives:
You will land in male if you are flying and from Male, you will be taken to your hotel depending on the island that you would be staying.
You can book this with the resort and is the most expensive way of reaching the resort. The experience will be amazing as the plane would travel in the low altitude over the sea.
Again, you can book this through your resort or there are many speed boats just outside the airport. This will save you time if your island is far from the airport.
This is the cheapest means of travel and is a little time consuming. However if you plan well, you will be saving a lot of money. There are fixed routes that the ferry takes and will mostly cover all the known islands.
Depending on the budget of your travel, you can choose from a variety of luxury resorts to basic hotels. There are plenty of islands that offer pleasant stay in Maldives and all the islands are equally beautiful. You just need to consider the amount of luxury that you are looking for.
What to wear:
When in Male, it is advised to stay covered to respect the culture. However, most of the resorts allow you to wear whatever you want. There are few bikini beaches on islands where you are allowed to wear a bikini.
Pack cotton clothes if not for the beach as it will be sunny most of the time.
Carry a pair of flip flops, sunglasses, sun screen and a hat.
Most of the resorts/ hotels provide you an umbrella, snorkel kit for the beach.
When to travel:
Anytime of the year is a good time for Maldives. However, there will be showers during August to October. It will be sunny during the day and mostly will rain only in the evenings. December to April have sunny days and is considered the best time to travel.