Planning to visit Maldives? Note these tips to make it pocket friendly

Maldives is a destination that is perfect for honeymoon trips and family holidays. This pristine island nation could rightly be called a second home of Indian celebrities as they often fly to Maldives to spent some time. From private beaches, luxury resorts and water villas to facilities that suit your budget, Maldives is the perfect holiday destination. Even though a trip to Maldives could be expensive, you could make it budget-friendly if you plan it well. There are many resorts that offer quality accommodation on a moderate budget. Here are some points to note in case you want to visit Maldives without breaking the bank.

Book tickets in advance
Booking flight tickets in advance could save you significant amount of money. It is wise to book them at least 4 – 6 months in advance. The off-season is from April to June, which is the best time to visit Maldives. The ticket fare from Kochi to Maldives would be Rs 8000 – 12,000 per head. However, this could go down in the off season. Besides, most airline companies offer amazing offers when tickets are booked in advance.

Accommodation is indeed an expensive affair in Maldives. However, lots of budget friendly options too are available. In Maldives, most of the luxury resorts are situated in private islands. The luxury resorts here charge up to Rs 30,000 – 5 lakh for a single night.

If you want to choose pocket-friendly accommodation, then you could check into resorts on public islands. There are lots of guesthouses that charge between Rs 3000 – 4000 for a night. Besides, they provide complimentary breakfast too. 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 do not want to stay in resorts can try budget-friendly guesthouses and water villas.

Tourists often rely on speed boats to travel from one island to another. However, these are very expensive. Meanwhile, the ticket fares in public ferries vary between Rs 50 – 200. These ferry boats operate services to most islands. Depending on local ferries is another way to enjoy Maldives on a budget. However, if are staying in a private island, you could travel in speed boats or in seaplanes.

You could choose packages that offer complimentary breakfast along with accommodation. There aren’t many hotels or eateries in small islands like Fulidu. So, all the hotels here charge almost the same rates for food. Meanwhile, there are lots of multi cuisines restaurants in bigger islands like Mafishu. You could choose eateries that suit your budget. The traditional Maldivian cuisine mostly consists of rice and fish delicacies that is almost similar to ours.

Water sports
Water sports activities like snorkeling and diving are expensive. It is better to enquire about the various packages for water sports activities in various beaches before choosing the one that suits your budget. Maldives is a beautiful island destination where you could enjoy the pristine beaches and indulge in some thrilling adventure activities. 

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