Get In The Know Before Traveling To The Maldives

Find travel information around the Maldives – from its visa requirements, customs, currency, climate and language.

Kids Policy

W Maldives is pleased to announce that children of all ages are welcome in all rooms and suites. Mandatory Kids disclaimer is required for stay in overwater rooms and suites. The safety and welfare of our guests is very important to us. All guests must follow all W Maldives rules and policies governing the safe and proper use of facilities. Children of any age should be kept close and may not be unsupervised.

Extra Person

Extra Bed/Rollaway Bed

- Adult (above 12yrs old) - USD 440 per person, per night
- Children (3-12 yrs old) - USD 220 per person, per night

Baby Crib:

- Children (0-2.99 yrs old) - Free of charge

Extra Bed and crib are subject to availability and may not fit in some room types. Bedding policy strictly apply for Kids sharing the same room with parents. Mandatory Kids disclaimer is required for bookings in overwater room

A free 30-day visa is issued on arrival for all nationalities. Guests must present a valid passport, a ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives and the W Maldives confirmation of reservation.

Retreat Electrical Information
240 volts, using a 3-pin (UK) plug. Step down transformers available on request.

No Drone Policy
Due to safety and privacy concerns for our guests, W Maldives prohibits the operation of unmanned aerial systems or drones, on or above the island by the general public — including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists.
This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the resort area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from W Maldives property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the resort area boundaries. Please contact our WELCOME team if you have any questions regarding the operation of such devices within W Maldives’ area boundary. We, therefore, kindly request you to refrain from flying drones anywhere on the island.

The following items are prohibited in the Maldives and will be retained at the customs service upon arrival: Religious materials offensive to Islam, idols (for worship), pornographic material, narcotics and psychotropic substances, arms, alcohol and spirits, pork and its by-products, dogs and dangerous animals.

All prices quoted and all transactions are in United States Dollars (US$/USD) at W Maldives. Please note that the resort is not able to accept US$ notes from the 1990’s nor any note that is damaged (torn, dirty, pen marks), also note that the resort does not accept any Traveller's cheques. This is due to the rules that the resort faces with the Maldivian banks.

For all purchases and activities in the resort, a 10% service charge is applied as well as a Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 12% and subject to change without prior notification. An additional Green Tax of US$6.00 per person per night is applicable from 01 November 2015.

The climate is warm and tropical throughout the year with cooling sea breezes. Daily temperatures vary between 26°C / 80°F and 32°C / 90°F. Even during the "wind directions" months (south-west from April to October and north-east from December to March) there are seldom more than a few days of rain at a time.

Dhivehi is the official language of the Maldives but English is spoken by all talents at W Maldives.

Time Zone
W Maldives is in the same time zone as Male’, which is GMT +5 hours.

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