The Maldives is famous for being a breathtakingly beautiful destination that attracts thousands of tourists each month. The private islands with white sands surrounded by turquoise waters hold many surprises including but not limited to luxury resorts that resemble paradises on earth and colourful coral reefs teeming with life below deck. Here are a few tips to enjoy this fabulous destination without breaking the bank.
The flight to the Maldives can typically be expensive but if you’re smart about it you can get a much more affordable rate. You can opt for an option such as Qatar Airways economy class, which was voted the best economy cabin consistently. You can also try planning your trip in the low season to get the cheapest travel packages.
Getting around the Maldives
Once you land at the Male International Airport the final leg of your journey will be from there to your resort. Since this is an archipelago of many islands, you’ll either have to take a seaplane or a speedboat. Generally, speedboats are much cheaper than planes but you can only opt for one if your resort is closer to Male.
The best time to visit
You can find amazing deals and the best rates if you avoid their peak season from November to February. The low season lasts from May to Late October. Although it’s named the low season, the Maldives has a wonderful tropical climate with balmy temperatures throughout the year. The rainy season lasts from May to October but it’ll only last for a part of the day leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the beaches.
What to do here
There are so many wonderful activities and excursions on offer here so don’t get caught up in planning and filling up your itinerary. Most of the fun activities such as snorkelling and paddle boarding are free upon arrival. If you’re not into adrenaline-packed adventures, you can leave out the places to visit in Maldives and simply relax at your resort such as the Adaaran Select Meedhupparu.