The local currency is the Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR), which can be divided into 100 Laari. By law, resorts price services in US dollars and require payment in hard currency (or credit card), so there’s absolutely no need to change money if you’re going to spend all your time at the resorts.
The Maldives are expensive compared to many destinations, and there is limited budget accommodation or transport. Resorts charge around $1000 per week per couple for meals, drinks, and excursions, above and beyond the cost of flights and accommodation. Practically anything has an arbitrary 10% “service charge” added and tips are expected on top.
Everybody gets a free 30-day visa on arrival if they have a valid travel document, a ticket out and proof of sufficient funds, defined as either a confirmed reservation in any resort or US$100 + $50/day in cash. This can be extended up to 90 days at Male, but you’ll need to indicate where you’re staying for that long. Visit http://www.immigration.gov.mv for details.
|The following notes are not comprehensive and are intended as a guide only. Before planning your wedding in the Maldives we strongly advise you to contact the Maldivian embassy in your home country or your country’s embassy in the Maldives to obtain up-to-date legal requirements.|
Although the Maldives is a fantastic location for a wedding in Maldives, and there is a large wedding industry, it’s legally not possible for non-residents to get married there. Most couples choose to have a beautiful, symbolic wedding ceremony in the Maldives and do the legal part of their wedding ceremony in their home country.
The advantage of this is that there’s no minimum residency period, and you can enjoy your time in the Maldives without the stress of having to apply for a marriage license, produce documents and have them translated while you’re there.
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