Anyone ever been to the Maldives?

  • medguy_

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    Apr 21, 2014 11:27 PM GMT
    Just wondering if anyone has anything to say about it as a destination. Im going to Sri Lanka and my friend really wants to do a side-trip to the Maldives for 9 days since its "close". But every time i read about it there is always mention of honeymoons and tacky romantic things. I dont dive so i'll probably just hang out at the beach. Is this worth the detour?

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    Apr 22, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
    haven't been, but know some folks who have. It's a great place for SCUBA - which is why they went. Not known for being very friendly to gay people.
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    Apr 22, 2014 1:55 PM GMT
    I wish I did for you but as you eluded to, it's an immensely popular destination with Europeans and Asians, especially for honeymoons.

    If you're going to be in Sri Lanka, the Maldives really is an "easy" detour; there are numerous flights between Sri Lanka and the Maldives, almost like an air shuttle.

    I was curious about going there to a couple years back and decided to see what hotels they had on the island. My advice to you is to splurge, if you can, on a luxury hotel there since it's less likely to be tacky.
  • medguy_

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    Apr 25, 2014 6:05 PM GMT
    thanks guy! i decided to stop in London to see a friend instead, on my way back from Sri Lanka ;)
    i'll save the Maldives for my honeymoon lol