We have put together some of the most commonly asked questions so that you don’t have to look anywhere else.  Feel free to browse through the FAQ or drop us a line if you need further assistance.

Where is the Maldives?

The Maldives is made up of approx. 1,190 individual islands across 26 naturally formed atolls in the Indian Ocean. The closest neighbors are India and Sri Lanka.

When is the best time to visit the Maldives?

The Maldives is a destination with warm temperatures all year-round. The most ideal temperature is from December to February. March to April is also a great time visit, especially for surfers. This is high season in the Maldives, where resorts are usually fully booked and prices are higher than the rest of the year. Also, Christmas till New Year is the busiest and most expensive part of the high season.

Between May till November, it is still warm but you may experience cloudy skies, higher humidity, and rainfall. For this reason, this is the low season in the Maldives where prices drop to the lowest with the best deals.

Do I need visa to visit Maldives?

The Maldives provides free 30-day visa for all nationalities.

What are the Covid-19 Procedures in the Maldives?

Effective from 13th March 2022, PCR is no longer required to enter the Maldives.

However, all travelers are required to submit the Traveller Declaration within 96 hours to the flight time, during arrival and departure to and from the Maldives

You may click the link below to fill out your Traveller Declaration Form:

Can Only Vaccinated Travellers Travel to the Maldives?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers can travel to the Maldives

Which resort should I pick?

We know it is overwhelming to decide which resort to book especially if there are a plethora of options to choose from on the internet. But you have to start with your budget. Set a budget per night and from there, we can help suggest resorts that are within your budget range and that are suitable for your interests.

What should I pack?

Overall, you just need a valid passport, lots of sunscreen, summer clothes and a camera to capture all your lovely moments here in the Maldives!

The Maldives is a tropical destination with warm climate all year around. For this reason, we would advise our travellers to pack a range of loose, cooling and light garments. If you think you would need a pair of heels, forget about it! You might even be spending most of the time barefoot. So, leave those uncomfortable heels at bay and pack flipflops, sandals and gym shoes. You will also find yourself often lounging by the pool or swimming in the turquoise waters. So, don’t forget to pack your favourite bikinis or swimwear.

What Kind of Outlet (Electric) is used in the Maldives?

The commonly used sockets used here in the Maldives is UK 3 pin flat plugs. Usually resorts/hotels provide adaptors but If you carry any other plug, visitors are advised to bring a universal adaptor.

What is the Luggage Allowance on Domestic Flight?

The standard permissible allowance for Domestic Flight is 5kg for hand luggage and 20kg for checked-luggage per person. The weight of any bag should not exceed 30 kg.

Is it true that Seaplane cannot fly at night?

Yes! Seaplane needs daylight to fly and so can only fly from sunrise to sunset. When booking your international flights, we would recommend the below:

Arrival: If you would like to reach the resort on the same day, please plan to arrive the Maldives by 15:30 (Local Time). If you are unable to find an international flight, our travel advisors will also assist in arranging your one-night stay in Male’ or Hulhumale’. Then on the next day, the resort will arrange the flight first to the resort.

Departure: Seaplane can cater travelers who have their scheduled international flight departure time after 9 am. However, there are certain exceptions. Therefore, feel free to check with our travel advisors.

Do you provide COVID-19 travellers insurance?

Travelling during a pandemic can feel complicated. However, it doesn’t have to be. Here in the Maldives, Allied Insurance Company has recently introduced and launched “COVID 19” travel insurance for tourists in association with the Ministry of Tourism.

You may click on this link for more information.

Please note that Lily Tours Maldives does NOT have any association with Allied Insurance Company or its affiliated parties. Your well-being, safety and security has always been our top priority.

What is the time difference in the Maldives?

The Maldives is +5 from GMT. Some resorts follow a local “island time” though to maximize the daylight.