Can you Backpack in the Maldives?
Who doesn’t want to work in one of the most beautiful countries in the world? Thinking of waking up to a breathtaking sunrise that can only be topped by sunset, beaches with clearer and blue water almost directly at your doorstep, and hundreds of different species of ocean life. For me, a scuba diver, this is a place for my bucket list – to relax and work from the Maldives!
I know that working in the Maldives is not all rainbows and butterflies. You may be surprised to learn that there are serious downsides to working in this tropical earthly paradise – which I will surely ignore …
The possibilities of tourism in the Maldives lie in beautiful green islands with white sand beaches, clear blue lakes, unusual marine life, and sunny weather, discovered in the 1970s.
The Republic of Maldives is a country in the Indian Ocean consisting of about 1200 small islands and sandbanks are divided into 26 natural atolls. The sea occupies a country of over 90%. Most of the island does not exceed the length of the area is 5 m2 and 2 km.
Each island along the way is protected from coral reefs adjacent to the open sea with a picturesque lake with clear blue waters and a white sandy beach. The underwater life there offers great views. Interestingly, the highest point above sea level is 2.4 meters, the lowest natural point in any country in the world.
All this natural beauty with sunny weather throughout the year with dry and wet season changes makes the Maldives the perfect luxury destination and the main motivation for a holiday there.
The Maldives boasts of a rich culture of music and dance. Some of the cultural music and dances can trace their roots to distant continents. Resort islands organize cultural performances to entertain their guests regularly during which you can observe islanders performing traditional music and dance items.
One of the most famous Maldivian cultural displays which involve singing and dancing is called the “Bodu Beru”. The Bodu Beru performers, numbering around 20 will be wearing the traditional garb of sarongs and white sleeved shirts.
Bodu Beru performance is guaranteed to make you sway along with the drumbeats. Other traditional music and dance items include; Dhandi Jehun, Langiri, Thaara, and Gaa Odi Lava. Most of these items involve rhythmic music and dances using various cultural props.
Tourism development was booming, and from the first resorts in 1972 it now has over a hundred of them along with other accommodation facilities. From the beginning, the Maldives has been a very luxurious destination for wealthy people and has become one of the most expensive tourist destinations in the world.
The Maldives consists of 26 natural atolls consisting of double island chains. By the way, the Maldivian language is delighted to contribute to the English word “atoll”, which is derived from the Maldivian word “atholhu”.
By the same token, the Maldives was on a list of people around the world, and because of the very high price of a one-week vacation, people were left only to postpone their dream holidays in this destination. In line with this, it is generally known that third world governments support luxury tourism rather than allowing cutting budget sectors because they simply see more possibilities to do so.
Have you ever dreamed of getting a PADI diving license? Do you want to practice diving or amazing underwater photography? The Maldives consists of 26 atolls (ring-shaped coral reefs), which are themselves home to over 1192 individual islands.
This is a lot of places you can explore underwater and on land. However, tourism in the Maldives is strictly controlled, which means that tourists must remain on registered tourist islands or a boat.
For me, the best is that most resorts offer water sports equipment for free or at least for a discount. If you are considering getting a diving certificate, the best time to do this is really when you live in the Maldives.
The best time to dive in the Maldives is largely year-round, however, the rainy season is between May and November, which means that visibility is not as good as it will be throughout the dry season. However, if you choose to go to the Maldives during this time because prices are dear lower, you will get a chance to see large numbers of manta rays clustered at Manta Point in Paros.
However, there are many concerns and prejudices such as activities, which can be performed by backpackers, prices, transportation efficiency, religion, community preparation, etc.
In each resort, there is usually a small stretch of beach reserved for staff usually referred to as beach staff or colleagues. Some are great, others not great, but all offer a taste of some of the true Maldives waters and a place to relax and enjoy nature at its best or at least enjoy a cup of coffee.
Also, the biggest problem for independent travelers in the Maldives was the inadequate transport infrastructure and because the islands spread along with long distances in the open sea, cheap transportation is difficult and a critical time consumer doing long travel with unrealistic words.
The ferry network connects Malé to the last Capitol from other atolls, where you can switch and reach the inhabited islands. The guest house helps to estimate the approximate times for phrases with almost non-existent timetables. A study found that there is uncertainty about public transport in the Maldives and suggests that the use of seaplanes that can range from $200 to $600 per person or expensive speedboats is inevitable.
Yes, of course, there is free WiFi for staff. But keep in mind that there are hundreds of other people sharing the same wi-fi connection and you can see the problem. Because you work on an island, getting your connection from service providers is not available.
You can either buy a portable wi-fi router (less expensive) or buy mobile data and use your phone as a router (expensive). If you want to watch movies while you are down, it’s best to just ask IT to transfer movies to a USB flash drive.
The extensive concentration of guesthouses and resorts throughout Male ‘and the nearest atoll is perhaps the result of a practical decision of the government from the past to develop tourism facilities around existing infrastructure.
Most guesthouses can be reached by a local ferry for $3 and a long 4-hour and 90-minute journey to Maafushi. The most popular ever visited most center back then Maafushi Island followed by Thulusdoo, Hulhumale, Himmafushi, Huraa, Dhiffushi, and Malé.
Maafushi is described as a friendly island with a population of 1,200 and is supposed to be the fastest-growing independent travel destination. While the archipelago is still far from the hippie trail, the sight of their backs around Mali and neighboring Maafushi Island is growing thanks to a new policy to attract budget travelers.
Maafushi was mentioned as the first destination in almost all the reviewed articles and even on TripAdvisor discussion forums.
One of the biggest complaints of people working in the Maldives is the food that is served in the cafeteria. For most resorts, it’s Curry, Curry, Curry all day. This is spicy curry, curry, curry all day. If you’re not eating spicy food, it can be a big problem.
Even if you like curry, eating the same kind of food three times a day is likely not the ideal situation. While most resorts serve a variety of foods for those not accustomed to eating curries all the time, as well as for non-Asians, many staff cafeterias are not caught up. be ready.