Maldives is an island country cuddled in the Indian Ocean and is to the south-southwest of India. The territory spans an area of 90,000 square kilometers. The Male’ is the capital city traditionally called Kings Island where the ancient royal dynasties ruled. The Maldives is enchanting with its white sandy beaches, long stretches of sea, exotic marine life, and bountiful palm trees. Maldives is attention-grabbing for its vibrant culture, and pristine shores offering serenity, soothing, and crystal clear waters. Not to miss the aquatic sports, a plethora of attractions, and secluded hours for a rejuvenating spa. Nightlife is exciting with bar hopping, and clubs, in addition, watch crab races, and jungle cinema. The country is regarded as the most stunning island gateways and a great itinerary for travelers.
Maldives tour packages will provide detailed itineraries at affordable prices.
If you are considering touring this beautiful destination with a friendly budget here are some ideas exclusively for you.
Book Your Flight Wisely
A trip by air to the remoteness of Male was costly but in recent years the average fare has come down. Check out flights and schedules that offer discounted airfares. Book your tickets two months in advance to get steep discounts.
Pick Sim Card at the Airport
Roaming data will be costly once you use the internet on a phone outside of Wi-Fi hotspots. Pick up a local pay-as-you-go sim card at the airport upon arrival. These cards cost less and store plenty of data for two weeks.
Travel During the Low Season
Maldives receives its peak of visitors from December to April as the island boasts of dry weather, with little or no rain showers. The prices of hotels and guest houses are inflated at this time. Maldives is economical to travel from May to October end as it’s the rainy season and guesthouses offer discounts of up to 50%
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Choose a Guesthouse Rather Than a Resort
A fantastic guest house with air-conditioned rooms and basic amenities will significantly cost less than a resort. Guest houses provide benevolent hospitality and a great lodging experience. They will provide you with food, drink, and activity options. You can pick your restaurants and select your diving crew.
The Public Ferry Is Best for Budget Travelers
If you wish to travel on your own and have a budget opt for a public ferry(MTCC). They connect all local islands and prices are economical. They have a scheduled timetable. There are a couple of departures per day and Friday there is no service available. You can consider chartering a dhoni-a Maldivian boat made of timber to hop between uninhabited islands and stop at beautiful beaches. Few dollars per ride will save a fortune compared to speedboats or seaplanes.
Buy Souvenirs Only at Local Islands
The souvenirs at private hotels are expensive. A smart way to shop for gifts is to go on island hopping tours and buy clothes, handbags, and handicrafts from local stores on public islands. You will find all items at affordable rates on which you can bargain.
Dine with Local Eateries
Every island has beachside dining for couples, especially the hotels that are located on the seafront. The beach shacks and local stalls will serve you freshly cooked delicacies at cheap rates compared to the cost of upscale restaurants on private islands. Take a look at Maldive’s local food tours. Here you get to visit local islands and a Maldivian family, you can taste homemade food and learn recipes for Maldivian cuisines.
Pre-Book Your Water Sports and Spa Activities
An adventure enthusiast, you will enjoy Kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, diving, or snorkeling trips. However, they are costly if you rush at the last hour. So when you book your hotel make sure to book activities in the Maldives. Most hoteliers will provide discounts and complementary activities for you. The same goes for spa treatments. Some of the all-inclusive islands in the Maldives will give you steep discounts on their therapies. The rejuvenating spa therapy is an attraction for tourists all over the world.
At World Travel Awards 2022, the Maldives won the title of the World’s leading destination for a third consecutive year. This prestigious award has proven its reputation as a leader in the travel industry. So explore the serenity and in-depth beauty of Maldives at affordable rates.