We are glad to Announce our first cheap Holiday possibilities in the Maldives Island. With the new goverment policies we can give the opportunity for more clients to our tropical destination.
Many years Maldives have been embraced as the Paradise on Earth and it is still . However its been always reputated as an exclusive and expensive destination, which makes it difficult to come and embrace the Maldives for budget traveler and student travelers.
Today we are proudly able to facilitate and start to offer accommodation and activities for cheap price and also let the clients come and experience our diverse culture at the closest possible.
The first of its kind for the Budget / Student travellers to come and explore Maldives and have an adveturouse vacation in Maldives. Our guest house at the Native Village Velidhoo at North Male' , is named Jazz.
We offer the possibility of holiday making in Maldives for cheapest price. The holiday in Local island is unlike the resort more interactive with the locals . We set this program and over 70% of your holiday stay payment and other activities you pay would go directly to the local community.
This way you are supporting the community to make money out of your accommodation and experience with them.
We can arrange activities , Fishing Trips , Picnic , Island Hopping , BBQ on your stay at the island. it sure will be on of its kind holiday . We will do all this for a cheap price. we encourage to have groups to make these activities affordable for all clients as we can charge little from each client and charter locals dhoni to arrange activities directly.
We can take room only per person $45 / day .
other activity prices to be adviced soon
Velidhoo (Dhivehi: ވެލިދޫ) is one of the inhabited islands of the Noonu Atoll.
The origin of the first settlers of the Velidhu Island still remains a mystery. The historians date early settlers back to 5th century BC with the Aryan immigrants coming from neighboring countries India and Srilanka. According to early settlers the Veliduans we found today mix up of people from the near two islands in the atoll. The Magoodhoo and Tholhendhoo Island and today Velidhu is found as the island with highest population count within the atoll. The Veliduans' language is Dhivehi.
The island has a lot of historic monuments too and one of them is the presence of a tree (velidhu bodu nikagas), a tree which has been there for more than 5 centuries recorded. The island is said to be one of the greatest fishing area in the Maldives, Specially the Noonu Atoll within the atoll.
Much of the history of Velidhu is yet unknown but research and studies are being done and ongoing to find the mysteries hidden.
As fishing is very good we offer night fishing, big game fishing (full day) or traditional fishing, we can visit historical sites, we organize BBQ's on uninhabited islands, we organize Maldivian nights with Maldivian buffet and traditional music (Boduberu) and folk dance. We also have an uninhabited island where people can spend some time and experience how it is to feel like a true Robinson.
Like all islands in the Maldives we offer snorkeling and diving and soon hope to offer jet skiing and other related activities.
Sea plane $180.00
Speed boat $150.00
Dhoni $ 60.00
All rooms with airconditioning, hot and cold water and tv, diving can be provided on all locations.
Tips for guests
Visas, passports, entry
For the Maldives you don't need a visa. You need a valid passport that is at least a month valid upon arrival. Upon arrival you will get a tourist visa / stamp which is valid for 30 days. In addition you will receive a a so-called embarkation card in the the aircraft. On this card you must fill in the name of the boat "The Blue Dolphin" as your place of stay. If you are travelling to one of the tourist islands or a hotel then you must fill out the name of that island or hotel as your place of stay. Everyone is picked up by us personally, we will be waiting after the customs and sliding doors with a sign which says "Blue Dolphin safari boat".
The Maldives is an Islamic country where alcohol and pork import are not allowed. The goods are seized and you will get them back when you leave the country. There are no penalties, but it will cause a lot of delay. Customs is explicitly looking for bottles (alcohol) in the suitcases (X-Ray). Chips, cashew nuts, chocolate and other sweets can be taken into the country without problems (in your suitcase). Vaccinations are not necessary, the country is free of malaria and very clean, also the crime rate is extremely low. You will notice that the Maldivians are very friendly and helpful.
In the Maldives, the Maldivian Rufia (MRF) is the currency which is linked to the dollar, fixed exchange rate is 12.75 MRF for 1 US$. You can pay anywhere in dollars (small banknotes!) but they do not always have dollars as change. It is not very useful to exchange Rufia's in advance because most exchange offices do not have them and dollars are accepted everywhere. In the Maldives, it is not possible to exchange dollars or get dollars out of the cash machine (only Rufias) and they only accept new notes!
Mobile phones work almost everywhere in the Maldives but charges are approximately € 10,- per minute. It can be useful to purchase a prepaid SIM card at the airport (approximately U.S. $ 5,-) because then calls and text messages will be much cheaper.
The Maldives are located almost at the equator and the sun can be very strong, so strong that people get sunburned in the shade. At 5:45am the sun rises and at 6:15pm the sun sets.
How to get here
There are some regular flights to the Maldives, listed below. Once you arrive in our International airport on 3 kilometer from our capital you will have to travel by speedboat or waterplane to get to one of the local islands where the guesthouses are situated. Because the distance is too great a normal dhoni is not an option.
FLIGHT TO MALDIVES
Arriving on: Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dubai via Colombo Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Journey Time: 2hours 50 minutes
Connections From: DUBAI, HEATHROW, GATWICK, COLOMBO, ROME, PARIS, ISTANBUL, FRANKFURT, ZURICH, HONG KONG, DUSSELDORF, AMSTERDAM
Sri Lankan Airlines
Arriving on: Daily
Journey Time: 1 hours 10 minutes
Connections From: COLOMBO, PARIS, ROME, MILAN, FRANKFURT, ZURICH, HEATHROW, SINGAPORE, TOKYO, OSAKA, HONG KONG, MUMBAI, MUNICH, DELHI, TRIVANDRUM, DUBAI, TAIPEI
Arriving on: Daily
Journey Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Connections From: SINGAPORE, PARIS, ROME, MILAN, LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA, FRANKFURT, ZURICH, HEATHROW, SINGAPORE, TOKYO, OSAKA, HONG KONG, MUMBAI, CHENNAI, DELHI, DUBAI, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, JAKARTA, KUALA LUMPUR, TAIPEI
Arriving on: Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Journey Time: 50 minutes
Malaysian Airline (Kuala Lumpur)
From: Kuala Lumpur
Arriving on: Saturdays and Mondays
Journey Time: 4 hour and 35 minutes
Connections From: KUALA LUMPUR, NEW YORK, ZURICH, HEATHROW, SINGAPORE, TOKYO, OSAKA, HONG KONG, MUMBAI, MUNICH, DELHI, DUBAI, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, JAKARTA, TAIPEI, NEW YORK
Thai Airways (Bangkok)
Arriving on: Twice a week
Journey Time: 5 hour and 35 minutes
Connections From: BANGKOK, NEW YORK, ZURICH, HEATHROW, SINGAPORE, TOKYO, OSAKA, HONG KONG, MUMBAI, MUNICH, DELHI, DUBAI, SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, JAKARTA, KUALA LUMPUR, TAIPEI, NEW YORK
Qatar Airways (Dhoha)
Arriving on: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Connections From: ABU DHABI, BANGKOK, BAHRAIN, BEIRUT, CAIRO, DHAKA, DAMASCUS, DUBAI, JAKARTA, JEDDAH, KHARTOUM, KUWAIT, LONDON, MANILA, MUNICH, MUSCAT, PARIS
Arriving on: Sunday
Connections From: Mumbai (India) Monday
CHARTERED FLIGHTS TO MALDIVES
From: Milan, Rome
Air Tours International Airways
Scheduled Carriers to Maldives
From: Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart
From: Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart