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! 


1. STICK TO A SPEED BOAT ISLAND

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!!!

2. GO DURING LOW SEASON

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!

3. USE A TRAVEL AGENT! DON’T BOOK IT THROUGH AN ONLINE BOOKING AGENT.

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!

4. DON’T SPEND ALL NIGHTS OVER WATER! GO FOR A SPLIT STAY

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.

5. CHOOSE FROM OUR EXPERT LIST OF CHEAPEST ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS AND MAKE YOUR LIFE EASY!

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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