While some may feel traveling to the Maldives is very pricey, that doesn’t have to be the case, and here are some tips for a budget-friendly vacay.
Choose a private island resort with a premium all-inclusive plan which will cover your costs minus hidden extras or surprises! VARU by Atmosphere is one option to consider that has such a plan; it not only includes all meals but unlimited cocktails and mocktails, premium alcohol, spa rituals, various water sports, excursions, and more.
Enjoy Free Activities
While water sports can be costly, some of them are offered on a complimentary basis or as part of the premium plans at Maldives all-inclusive resorts as mentioned above; choose one that includes complimentary snorkeling equipment and non-motorized water sports, unlimited snorkeling excursions, discounts on diving and excursions such as sunset fishing or sunset cruises.
Check Transfer Options
Keep in mind that since the country is made up of numerous islands, transport to a private resort is either by seaplane or speedboat; this will be an added expense with air travel costing more. Consider staying at a resort in the North Male Atoll that can be reached by speedboat once you land and which will cost relatively less.
Consider the Off-season
Rates and airfare during the peak season (November to April) are understandably higher but fear not, the Maldives is a great year-round destination! Consider a holiday in the cheaper off-peak season (May to October); while there is rain during this period, it won’t be the whole day and there’s time for sun-soaked fun too.