The Maldives are a perfect destination for honeymoons and family vacations. This pristine island nation could rightly be called the second home of Indian celebrities, as they often travel to the Maldives to spend time there. From private beaches, luxury resorts and overwater villas to facilities that suit your budget, the Maldives is the perfect vacation destination. Even though a trip to the Maldives can be expensive, you can make it economical if you plan it well. There are many resorts that offer quality accommodation on a moderate budget. Here are a few things to note in case you want to visit the Maldives without breaking the bank.
Book your tickets in advance
Booking airline tickets in advance could save you a lot of money. It is wise to book them at least 4-6 months in advance. The low season is from April to June, which is the best time to visit the Maldives. The price of the ticket from Kochi to the Maldives would be 8,000 to 12,000 rupees per person. However, that could drop during the offseason. In addition, most airlines have amazing deals when tickets are booked in advance.
Accommodation is indeed an expensive affair in the Maldives. However, there are also many budget options available. In the Maldives, most luxury resorts are located on private islands. The luxury resorts here charge up to Rs 30,000 to 5 lakh for a single night.
If you want to choose affordable accommodation, you can check into resorts on public islands. There are a lot of guesthouses that charge between Rs 3000-4000 for a night. In addition, they also offer free breakfast. Water Breeze Guest House and Salsa Retreat are some of the best options here. Meanwhile, Maafushi, Dharavandoo, and Ghuraidhoo are some of the best public islands. Those who don’t want to stay in the resorts can try budget guesthouses and water villas.
Tourists often rely on fast boats to travel from island to island. However, these are very expensive. Meanwhile, ticket prices on public ferries vary between Rs 50 and 200. These ferries provide services to most of the islands. Relying on local ferries is another way to enjoy the Maldives on a budget. However, if you are staying on a private island, you can travel by speedboat or seaplane.
You can choose packages that offer free breakfast as well as accommodation. There are not many hotels or restaurants on small islands like Fulidu. So, all of the hotels here charge almost the same rates for food. Meanwhile, there are plenty of multi-cuisine restaurants in the bigger islands like Mafishu. You can choose restaurants that suit your budget. Traditional Maldivian cuisine consists mainly of rice and fish specialties which are almost similar to ours.
Water sports activities like snorkeling and diving are expensive. Better to find out about the different water activity packages on the different beaches before choosing the one that suits your budget. The Maldives is a beautiful island destination where you can enjoy pristine beaches and indulge in thrilling adventure activities.