Drinks in Maldives


The two most popular local drinks in the Maldives are seasonal juices and tea. Juices vary by season and vary nearly as widely with price, but mango and pineapple are two of the most popular.


Tea is also very common among the locals and is available everywhere. For a more unique drink, try raa, which is made from the sap of palm trees and sometimes fermented (so it may be alcoholic, but barely so).

Coffee and soft drinks are available in nearly every hotel and resort in the country as well.

The tap water in the Maldives may be safe, but there is debate on the issue. Most hotels use desalinated water that is purified, but still many of these same hotels claim the water should be avoided.

To be safe avoid the tap water and be weary of anything with ice as it may have been made from the tap water. Salads and fruits could have also been washed in the tap water so be careful with those foods as well.