5 Step Guide to Maldives on a Budget !

5 Step Guide to Maldives on a Budget !

All of us love the Maldives and it is THE MOST LUXURIOUS BEACH DESTINATION without much debate! But it is also quite expensive if you really eye on the ultra-luxurious five star resort! To be frank as a Maldives expert, over the years we have discovered that you can also experience a decent 3 – 4 star resort with a limited budget as well! 

The truth behind the scenario being where ever you go in the Maldives it is STUNNING! The beaches are softer than the soft can get, sand is white, lagoon is crystal clear and snorkeling is amazing! Because that is what’s so special about Maldives. So here are 5 things you could do and experience a Maldives resort for four nights just around US$ 1,995 for the entire trip, everything included for 5 days 4 nights. Between two people that is just US$ 998 per person! 

Speed Boat Resort - Maldives

Speed Boat Resort - Maldives


The transfers back and forth from the islands can be very costly, especially if you are eyeing at a sea plane resort. This is the first red light. If you are on a budget avoid sea plane resorts! Stick to resorts in Male Atoll – which are accessible by a quick speed boat transfer within 30 – 50 minutes. And the best part is if you are catching a budget flight which reaches airport late in the night you don’t have to spend the night in Male. You can get to the resort the same day!!!

Maldives Beach Holidays

Maldives Beach Holidays


When it says it is the low season in Maldives please don’t think it is the low season because the weather is bad. It is called the low season because European travelers which is the biggest market of the Maldives avoid going there as it is summer in the Europe, they’d rather explore Europe itself during the season so the resorts cut their rates down almost by 50% - 60%. From May - August you are sure get a really crazy deal which includes everything under the sun and the moon resort could offer!

OV Holidays | Maldives Luxury Travel Agent

OV Holidays | Maldives Luxury Travel Agent


If you are thinking all these online booking engines are 100% transparent and are giving you the lowest rate you are thinking wrong! A travel agent would always, always be able give you better rates at all times. After direct bookings from the resort website (which will be the most expensive) travel agents bring in most of the business to resorts. They will always be very flexible with travel agents and even if you find a good deal online travel agents are most likely beat that rate! Also agents usually don’t have hidden charges in fine print like online booking engines do. I can’t assure for other travel agents but OV Holidays definitely do!

Beach Villas VS Water Villas

Beach Villas VS Water Villas


Water Villas are stunning and unique to a very few destinations, but if you want to save a little more just go for half and half. Spend half of your holiday in a beach villa and half of the holiday over water. Beach Villas in the Maldives are actually more private because of the thick natural vegetation around the villas compared to the water villas. That also makes beach villas more intimate and cozy. Water villas are the highlight so make sure to experience it for at least one night during your holiday. Point is Water Villas are more expensive than the beach villas but beach villas in no way tone down the experience you will have.

Best Discount Offers

Best Discount Offers


Centara Ras Fushi - 4 Star Deluxe

This is an adults only All Inclusive by the Global Thai Brand – Centara headquartered in Thailand. Perfect for couples or families with young adults above the age of 12.  This resort offers and All Inclusive meal plan which covers all meals, all beverages including alcohol, and non-motorized water sports which is almost everything you need to make a holiday in the Maldives just perfect! This is our TOP Pick for a budget holiday and you can get an unbeatable deal – Check out the super low August slash sales details here – 4 Nights All Inclusive Package for 2 at USD 2,000

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives – 4 Star

Another resort by the local brand which has excellent reviews – the Sun Siyam Resorts. They have 4 resorts in the chain and Olhuveli Beach & Spa is also a 4 star resorts which has an extremely extensive All Inclusive Meal Plan. This meal plan includes, from all meals to snacks to beverages to alcohol to spa to motorized water sports like Jet Ski all for an unbelievable price. The resort underwent major renovations in all the villa categories so the resort looks really fresh and chic. This is our 2nd favorite All Inclusive resort which is really affordable.

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef – Entry Level 5 Star

An entry category five star by the same chain of resorts – Sun Siyam Resorts which allows you to enjoy all inclusive benefits that are unbeatable especially if you are on the honeymoon. This resort even offers villa upgrades if you are on your honeymoon as part of the honeymoon benefits. The villas start at somewhere between USD 400 – USD 450 per night if you travel in the low season.

Kuramathi Maldives - Entry Level 5 Star

Not exactly a quick transfer away it takes about 50 minutes but it is worth it. A massive island with over 10 restaurants and bars, champagne lofts, coffee shops and the best part is the basic meal plan offered to any resort is Full Board which covers all your meals and you will only have to spend on your beverages. If you aim it for the right time you are most likely to bag a free upgrade to an All Inclusive Meal Plan.

Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi - 4 Star

A very quick speed boat transfer away from the Velana International Airport, the resort is famous for arranging 5 days – 7 days packages inclusive of excursions and meals and the water bungalows go at some really unbelievable prices.

By OV Holidays | Maldives Luxury Travel Agent
On July 24, 2018


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COVID-19 Travel Updates

First and foremost, our hearts are with those who have been affected by COVID-19.
We are also delighted to let you know that all International Travellers are welcome in the Maldives again with effective Covid-19 related government protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. On-arrival visas are still available for all tourists, and visa extensions are available for any long-stay holidaymakers. For your free 30-day on-arrival tourist visa, you have to provide:

  2. A confirmed hotel booking, sufficient funds and confirmed return ticket.

  3. Health Declaration Form x 2 (on arrival and prior to departure)

  4. A negative PCR test conducted less than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enroute to the Maldives.

  5. Infants less than 12 months old are exempt from this requirement. Travelers who have a transit of 24 hours or more during their journey are required to redo their PCR test prior to arrival in the Maldives.

  6. Under current circumstances, tourists may visit other operational resorts subject to prior approval from the Ministry of Tourism. You are advised to inform the prior so that we may facilitate the approval process via the resorts.

To help you book with confidence, OV Holidays provides you the following:

  1. Exceptional Cancellation Policy

  2. COVID-19 Refund Request

  3. Amazing Discounts of up to 50% for New Bookings

  4. Minimal Deposit Fee & Zero-Interest Installment Plans

  1. Dedicated hotline for bookings within 14days of arrival

  2. Personal Destination Specialist to assist round the clock

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patience and kind understanding at these trying times.
We will continue to monitor the events unfolding and keep you updated on the changes to these procedures so that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
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