WHEN TO GO: Main swell season is March to October but you can score all year. AIRPORT: Male (MLE) ACCOMMODATION: See our recommended guide overleaf. LANGUAGE: Dhivehi, but everyone speaks English too. CURRENCY: Maldivian Rufiyaa RUBBER: None. It's boardies, bikinis and rashies. WATCH OUT FOR: Having too good a time. Some local camps are on islands with a Muslim heritage so expect to dress modestly while in villages. Some camps may not serve alcohol but they will tell you on their websites.
AFTER DARK: Everything happens during the day here so get up at dawn if you can and make the shot of every day. Camps will entertain you, and there is noting like an apres-surf beer on a boat at sunset, but it is not the place to go if you expect to go clubbing.