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Five Travel Tips for Planning the Perfect Maldives Vacation

The Maldives stand out among the world’s most beautiful island destinations, a hundred little pieces of paradise, located off the south-west coast of India. If your clients are looking for beautiful island resorts, incredible marine life encounters, pristine beaches, and friendly locals, then a Maldives vacation is the perfect spot.

Here are our top 5 tips for booking the perfect Maldives vacation:

Book Early. The Maldives is a premier destination, and your clients will often need to book 90-180 days in advance to get the best accommodation deals. It’s important to remember that airfare only increases for a long haul destination like the Maldives.

Seasonality. Travelling in ‘low’ season between May and October offers your clients some incredible deals and helps keep the cost down. However, they should expect some rain as this is the Maldives rainy season.

Airline Options. From North America, there are many choices to get your clients to the Maldives, most popular routes go through Dubai, Asia, or Europe, offering your clients an excellent stop-over opportunity. This is a great way to break the trip, and can even help with keeping the cost down.

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Meals. Pre-booking meals offers your clients convenience and savings as they pay in their currency, and avoid additional destination taxes and gratuities. Where possible, upgrade your clients to an all-inclusive plan. This eliminates the fear and potential ‘sticker shock’ of final bill with be at check out, allowing them to enjoy the fabulous cuisine many Maldives resorts have to offer.

Ask for a budget. As a once in a lifetime vacation, the average couple will easily spend $10,000+ on a trip to the Maldives, so it’s essential to have a starting point, and a good understanding of what that will get them.

Goway’s Idyllic Islands destination specialists can create customized itineraries that include accommodation, day excursions, meal packages, spa services, inter-island flights, transfers, and international airfares. For more information and sample vacation ideas, visit Goway.com.

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Mike Bertoia

IslandsEscapes Product Manager - At a young age, Mike's family departed on an adventure of a lifetime, moving to Saudi Arabia and travelling throughout the world. When living in Europe as a young adult, Mike decided to create travel memories of his own, which ignited a passion for the industry. He has since travelled to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Maldives with Goway.

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