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Buying Liquor in Maldives

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Buying Liquor in Maldives

What is the situation in Male now in 2014 bringing liquor in or where is the best place to purchase in Male?

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1. Re: Buying Liquor in Maldives

Look at the FAQ related to alcohol, and search for the previous threads about alcohol: you can't being it into the country: it's forbidden and they will confiscate it when they look at your lugagge through the X-rays. You can't buy alcohol in Maldives, but you'll be able to have it in the resorts.

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2. Re: Buying Liquor in Maldives

Hi and welcome to the forum.

The situation hasn't changed. You cannot bring in alcohol and the only place you can buy it is on the resort islands. You will not find it available in Male or on the local islands. Please be aware that it is actually illegal to attempt to bring it with you. All bags are Xrayed as you leave the arrivals hall and if you have any alcohol it WILL be found and confiscated (and not returned). They also have the power to throw you in jail if they feel so inclined!!

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3. Re: Buying Liquor in Maldives

no booze .. no purchase in male ... the resorts will be happy to sell it to you . simple .

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Didn't listen to them. Always in a Male resturant ask for the wine list ... It is a bit of fun for the waiters.

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even IF there are waiters running some little side business and even IF the OP is willing to risk legal trouble for a glass of booze and even IF the OP is disrespectful enough of the local culture to buy liquor on the black market and even IF black market booze was cheaper than the legal stuff at the resorts - I doubt that he will be provided with entire bottles to snuggle back to the hotel .

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7. Re: Buying Liquor in Maldives

The resorts are the resort, and you can find alcohol there. In local islands (Guest houses), budget travellers find budget accomodation but have the downs of sharia law (so no alcohol, being covered in the Island,...), not that clean beaches, no reef in many islands,...

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8. Re: Buying Liquor in Maldives

Where are you going David?

Suggest you remove your email address.

John

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"Hotels/inns" are mostly to be found on Male & Hulhumale - also no alcohol and these are really set up for tourists in transit who need to stay over for a night.

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10. Re: Buying Liquor in Maldives

Deffo still the same. The only place you can buy booze in Male is in the airport duty free on your way home !