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Maldives is on the bucket list of anyone who loves to travel but most of us are also under the impression that its home to expensive villas, luxury resorts, water sports and more. But what if it isn’t so and in fact, you can have a cheap vacation to Maldives. Would you believe if I tell you that you can afford a wonderful trip to this picturesque exotic island? But how? Worry not because we’ll let you know how to save money during your Maldives holiday trip.

Maldives on a budget

Yes!!! You heard it right! You can travel to Maldives on a budget. Maldives is one of the most sought after holiday destinations for couples and families and globetrotters alike.

Who doesn’t want to bask on the sunlit sandy white beaches of this tropical paradise called The Maldives?

Either you are a digital nomad, solo traveler or planning a trip with your loved ones, Maldives has it all for you to offer a memorable vacation. Pondering on the expensive resorts and villas can make you hesitate a bit but there is no need to worry because in this article we will spill all the secrets for a cheap vacation to Maldives just for you.

We will tell you all about Maldives vacation cost, cheap Maldives tour packages, budget vacation for Maldives and much more. So let’s get started, shall we?

Lessen your Maldives vacation cost

To get to Maldives you need to book a flight ticket for Male, the capital city of Maldives. There are some key tips that you must follow to lessen your Maldives vacation cost and we are here to guide you.

  • Plan in advance! Yeah, it's always better to plan your trip beforehand to save money and to avoid the last-minute hustle. Book your flight tickets as early as possible to avail discounts on flight tickets and also you will get more flight options.
  • Go for advance booking of cheap Maldives tour packages instead of deciding on your stay after reaching your destination. You can get multiple all-inclusive Maldives budget packages by travel agencies to save food and other costs.
  • You can even visit Maldives in low season i.e. April on wards as the cost will be much lower and you can get less crowd as well. But, do keep in mind the weather warnings as the island is likely to get rain and thunderstorms during these months.
  • If you are already in Asia, you can travel Maldives on less budget as you’ll get cheaper flights from Sri Lanka, Malaysia and other south Asian countries.
  • Try to book a morning or afternoon flight otherwise you’ll have to spend a night with an added budget in Male and can proceed to your island resort or stay only the next day.

How to get a cheap stay in Maldives?

There are two ways to stay at Maldives: Budget or luxury!If you are travelling solo and more interested in experiencing the local life on the island, you can stay at a local island and can find hotels on a budget in Maldives, unlike the private luxury resorts.

The government of Maldives has now allowed the locals to open hotels or home stays for the tourists and you can find a cheaper and comfortable stay in these islands. You can even get AirBnB guesthouses in the local islands as well. Instead of an over-water villa, you can simply walk up to the nearby clear teal colored water beaches and collect beautiful memories.

Also, there are many popular islands in the Maldives such as Maafushi or Fulidhoo or Ukulhaas where you can find decent budget hotels and guest houses where you can enjoy the beauty of Maldives in all manners.

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But if you are on your honeymoon or you are looking for some 'me time' or privacy, private island resorts are the best option for you. Maldives has a number of private islands mostly suited for tourists and you can surely get cheap resorts in Maldives as well depending on your preferences. If you are looking for cutting down your Maldives vacation cost, then opt for beach side resorts or beachfront suites rather than an over-water villa.

For a more affordable stay at Maldives you can book cheap Maldives tour packages in advance and get better discounts. There are numerous agencies offering all-inclusive Maldives vacation packages that are on a budget and tourist-friendly.

If you plan your journey in advance with all the tips mentioned here on a cheap vacation in Maldives, then you will realize these islands are much affordable than you think.

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How to get cheaper food and travel in Maldives?

With independent accommodations in the local islands, you will get local restaurants with a totally different experience than a high-end private luxury resort. You can enjoy the local cuisine wholeheartedly and also on a budget! But, if you are staying in a private island resort, the best option is to look for an all-inclusive package to ease the load on your pockets. Most of the food items in the Maldives are rice and fish-based but you will find vegetarian options as well in the restaurants.

Research your local travel options in advance to save money while vacationing in Maldives. The best option for cheap travel is sticking to local ferries (no service on Fridays) while going to different islands. You can check the timings and destination of ferries on the internet. You can also opt for shared speed boats as a private speed boat and seaplane will surely be a costly affair. Do check if your pre-booked resort has a mandatory option of airport transfers via speed boat as it can incur a higher travel cost.

Things to do in Maldives on a budget

Apart from the breath-taking beauty of the island beaches, you can enjoy a lot of activities in Maldives on a budget. For a day, one can roam around and explore the capital city, Male and witness the architecture, wander through the local markets and parks and explore the life of the natives.

The main attractions though of The Maldives are definitely the water sports i.e. snorkeling, jet skiing, surfing, scuba diving, etc. While booking your stay at any resort, make sure to notice any complementary offers on such activities. If you are planning to stay in the local guesthouse, then ask for native operators to get lesser prices on water sports activities or excursions.

So, if you are ready to explore this heavenly island nation, plan your trip now! You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to book tickets for your dream vacation.


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