A small island country in South Asia, Maldives archipelago is the most desired holiday and post-wedding destination. You can’t resist going to this fascinating place with pristine turquoise waters, white sand, and picturesque landscapes. This place is highly populated with tourists all the time and that’s why it is super expensive. The Maldives majorly runs on tourism and has established itself as a secluded and luxurious holiday getaway. If you wish to travel to this exotic destination without burning a hole in your pocket, then we have some hacks for you. We’ll guide you how to save on flights, how to save on hotel accommodation and local sightseeing.
Read on to plan the most affordable trip to the Maldives!
SAVING ON FLIGHTS
Traveling by flights is always convenient and a great experience! It is luxurious and moreover, what feels better than flying between the clouds? But sadly, a flight to the Maldives can cost up to 1000$ on a regular interval which is like burning the bank account to a good level. Taking direct flights to reach a particular destination always costs more than what you expect. It’s always advised to look for halts and stops so that you spend some time on the way and save money on the whole. Making your journey a little longer saves a lot of money and helps you find some very cheap deals. Also, you’ll get to see another place during the halt! Such a great deal, isn’t it?
SAVING ON ACCOMMODATION
Traveling to an exotic destination like the Maldives is not a cheap deal. You tend to spend most of your hotel accommodation because there are so many luxurious resorts built right in the middle of the sea. It’s like living in the water. But as spectacular as they look, they come with a very heavy price tag. A luxurious accommodation ranges from 800$ and that’s definitely not your pick. So, you should look for guesthouses on local islands rather than privately owned islands. They offer half the price but are equally beautiful. With such picturesque landscapes, they are definitely a steal! Bargain on the guesthouses and you’ll save a lot.
SAVING ON TRANSPORTATION
If you’re staying at a private island, going sightseeing will not be that cheap because of limited conveyance options. But if you’ll go by our choice and pick the local island resort to save some cash, there will be many options. The local ferry system is very famous for conveyance and a very delightful experience too. It is highly affordable and convenient and takes you around just 10$. However, the ferry takes a long time if you have that much to spare. If you don’t want to waste time in local travel, then pick the speedboat which costs around 35$. Book it in advance to save time!
SAVING ON FOOD DELICACIES
It’s not necessary to have your meals at an exquisite resort or fancy restaurant always. The Maldives offer a variety of local places with stunning scenic beauty that food becomes even more delicious. You can have the joy of tasting the local cuisines like seafood and special drinks. Eating traditional Maldivian food costs almost nothing and is one of the cheapest ways to save on food. Fish, curry, coconut, and rice are must-try in Maldives. Just grab your food at a local restaurant or order takeaway and chill at the shore.
SAVING ON EXCURSIONS
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After all that you have saved on, you should save on excursions too. The ultimate aim is to have fun and if it can be affordable then why not? Look around and talk to locals to know about the ongoing events at various places. That is the best first-hand information you can get. They have a special whale shark season which you can witness if you arrive at that time of the year. Some guesthouses also arrange your local outings so it is always a good idea to book that particular guesthouse. They arrange fishing trips and also take you to sandbanks so that you can hop around on the beach and have fun.