The Maldives is a double chain of 26 coral islands, 250 miles southwest of India with a tumultuous political history and beautiful beaches. Today, Asia’s smallest country is a dream vacation spot, particularly with divers.
The Maldives is an ultra-luxury destination where many resorts are on the “who’s who” list of elite experiences. To reinforce this image and the fact that they are a country of islands where usually everything is imported nothing is inexpensive.
If you are importing alcohol you will be caught by the airport authorities on arrival. You will be given a receipt and can reclaim it upon your departure. Alcohol is readily available for purchase at all the resorts, so there is no need to take your own.