Prices in the Maldives
the Maldives are quite high prices.
In the calculations for goods and services in the Maldives preferred US dollars (payment can be made, both in cash and bank cards, such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express).
Shopping and souvenirs
In the Maldives, there are no large shopping centers, buteach island discovered the small souvenir shops. In Male you can find a market Singapore Bazaar. Also, buy a variety of gifts you can in the small artisan villages.
Important: in stores are not traded, and local merchants not to reduce prices.
What to bring to the Maldives?
- The national dress, woodwork(Statues, vases), mats made of cane, coconut products, mother of pearl and tortoise shell, shark teeth, boxes with original ornaments, silver ornaments;
- Beauty products for body and hair with coconut oil.
The approximate cost of souvenirs: traditional lacquered wooden bowls can be purchased for $ 20-300, smoked fish vacuum-packed - $ 6-10 / 1kg, miniature replicas of the boats "Doni" - 30-500 $, jewelry made of coral - $ 30-700, decoration shark teeth - $ 10-150, Maldivian hookah - $ 25-50, souvenirs made of coconut shell - $ 1-250, T-shirts with symbols of the Maldives - $ 20-30.
Sightseeing tour of the Male will allow you to admire the historical monuments. In addition, you will visit the National Museum, Sultan Park, which are blooming tropical flowers, fish and vegetable markets.
Excursion to the average price of $ 35-50.
Going on a tour of the Maldives, you will be taken in the fishing village and on some desert island (at your service - diving or snorkeling).
The approximate cost of the tour, designed for half a day - 30-35 $ (the price includes lunch, barbecue).
For lovers of fishing in the Maldives organize morning and evening fishing, lasting 2-3 hours.
The cost of entertainment - 20-30 $ (this price includes a lunch or a barbecue dinner catch you catch).
To move from island to island, you can use the helicopter, seaplane or boat. For example, on a boat "Doni" from island to island, you can cross over 1.5-2 hours.
Regular flights are "Doni" there is between the airport Halule on the island and the capital Malé (1 trip costs about $ 1.5).
With regard to the land movement, then you will come to the aid of motorcycles and bicycles, and cars are available only in the capital (to move around by taxi Male: 1 trip costs about $ 1).
If you buy a tour to the Maldives on the system"All inclusive", the minimum amount of spending on the island could reach $ 40-50 per day for 1 person. If you have extra to spend on food, then your costs will increase at least 2 times.
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