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Weather and Alcohol in Medhufushi

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Weather and Alcohol in Medhufushi

Hi all,

we are thinking of booking our Honeymoon to Medhufushi in Aug 08.

Could someone please let me know what the weather is like in Aug, does it rain often?

I've read on this site that alcohol can be quite expensive. Is it not possible to buy alcohol from duty free in Male and take it over to the island?

many thanks in advance


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1. Re: Weather and Alcohol in Medhufushi

Aug is in the wet season but weather is not predictable but you need to be prepared if you go then that you may get rain or if lucky and get none.

The Maldives is a Muslim county so alcohol is only permitted on the holiday resorts and can only be purchased on the way out in duty free at Male. If you take duty free in it will be confiscated at customs and returned on your departure. As you live in London the prices for Alcohol on the resort islands is similar to what you pay here.


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2. Re: Weather and Alcohol in Medhufushi

Hi KrisLondon and SG,

We are going to Medhufushi for 7n HB, we were planning to bring a bottle of baccardi with us - would that be confiscated ?

Would we be able to buy large mineral water bottles ? Are there shops anywhere that we can easily get to ?

Thanks :)


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Yes it would be confiscated. The only shop is on the island they will not sell mineral water this comes from the bar.You must understand each resort is a self contained unit and you can't travelling around the Maldives except on organised trips from your resort which are just other resorts or local islands. Your too far away to go to Male.



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4. Re: Weather and Alcohol in Medhufushi

just back from medhufushi,drinks were pint san-migel $7.70,coke330ml $5.50,shot of sprits $6.60.water1.5 $5.50.there is two happy hours when drinks our 2 for 1 .weather in august mixed,we had a great time on this 5star island.

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5. Re: Weather and Alcohol in Medhufushi

On Medhufushi you can drink tab water. All the European staff do it and we did it - no probs at all. Saves you loads of money in the restaurant which you can spend on alcohol instead.

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