To fully enjoy the Maldives and meet your budget, it’s always best to plan ahead. Here is a quick guide that will help you prepare for your dream holiday.
Where to Stay
One of the distinctive features of accommodation here is the chance to stay at a totally private island. In Maldives, luxury resort options can be found on their own islands which provide the ultimate escape with the best of comforts. If you are on a tight budget, you can look to stay at guesthouses on inhabited islands or city hotels in Male.
Best Things to Do
Apart from spending lazy days on the beach, the Maldives offers lots of fun experiences and activities at private resorts like Kandolhu Maldives. Snorkelling, diving and other water sports are always popular as are excursions to local islands, sunset cruises, dolphin watching and indulging in spa pampering. Do check to see if such excursions incur an added cost.
In order to get to your private island resort in Maldives, you can make use of seaplane or speedboat transfers which are usually organised by the resort itself. Inter-island ferry services are also available and will generally cost less than private transfers.
Those staying at an island resort will have a number of dining venues to choose from and plenty of variety as well. Some guesthouses will also offer meals (though do check ahead), while local islands like Male are home to restaurants and cafes where you can sample Maldivian cuisine that will be relatively cheaper.