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1st time visit to Maldives

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1st time visit to Maldives

Hi good people. We are looking to come to the islands late November , if you could advise us is it possible to stay B&B ? We aren’t looking for 5* or Michelin food. , not really wanting to go all inclusive as we like to eat out, meet local people etc. Could you advise what sort of budget for dinner etc. Does street food exist?thanks for any help offered. Gary

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Fornebu, Norway
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1. Re: 1st time visit to Maldives

Sounds like you a planning to visit a local island? (And not a resort island)

Just be aware that there will be sharia law, no alcohol, pork products etc.

Have you decided on which island you are going to?

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2. Re: 1st time visit to Maldives

Hi thanks for your reply, we haven’t decided which island but we will definitely want a ‘resort’ island if the local islands have the sharia law. Are most of the resort islands based in all inclusive? We were hoping to go b&B or even use something like HomeAway?

Northumberland...
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3. Re: 1st time visit to Maldives

As I mentioned in your other thread, you need to tell us your budget as this is key to being able to suggest resorts which have various meal plans.

Perhaps you need to do a little more research about the country. There is no street food or Homeaway etc on resort islands. In The Maldives a resort is one hotel to one island and all of your meals and activities will be on this one island. They are very small and most activities are water-based eg snorkelling, diving.

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4. Re: 1st time visit to Maldives

Thanks again for your help,

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