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Paradise Island Resort, Maldives

The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands. Maldives officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. Maldives offers variety of sightseeing and leisure activities. The archipelago of the Maldives is the main source of attraction to many tourists visiting the island country.

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Interesting Facts About Maldives

  • The world’s first underwater cabinet meeting was held here, to highlight climate change and rising ocean levels.
  • The island was formed by an exiled Indian prince – Sri Soorudasaruna Adeettiya - according to legend.
  • The Maldives is comprised of more than 1190 coral islands.
  • You will only find alcohol in hotels and resorts as the country is an Islamic nation.
  • The literacy rate here is close to 98 percent.

Currency

The currency in Maldives is the Maldivian Rufiyaa and is non-convertible, so it cannot be purchased in advance. The currency is available in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Rufiyaa notes. Coins come in denominations of two and one rufiyaa as well as 50, 25 and 10 larees. Taxes. Many Maldives resorts and tour providers also accept US dollars. Each resort in the Maldives accepts major credit cards including MasterCard, Visa and Amex.


Taxes

The supply of goods and services in Maldives is subject to a tax (GST) at the rate of 6% on the value of goods and services. The supply of tourism goods and services is subject to 12% tax on the value of goods and services.

Green Tax is levied on tourists who stay in tourist resorts, tourist hotels, and tourist vessels. It is levied at a flat rate of 6 United States dollars (USD) per day of stay. Maldivians and resident permit holders are not required to pay Green Tax even if they stay in resorts, hotels, and vessels.