Along with being known as a honeymoon capital, the Maldives is also known for its luxury resorts. Therefore, many live under the assumption that they cannot afford a trip to this island nation. However, that can be the furthest from the truth.
Cost of a Flight
Many may begin planning their Maldives vacation by looking at properties such as Atmosphere Kanifushi. However, before looking at accommodation, it is advisable for visitors to book their airfare. While the cost can vary based on the season, airline and departure location, it is possible to look for budget-friendly options. In addition to comparing the prices of various airlines, it would also be a good idea to purchase tickets in advance. But if booking from London or New York, a ticket would range from $500 to $1500.
Cost of Accommodation
Being known for its luxurious Maldives water villa resorts, accommodation in Maldives can even be $50,000 per night. These options would be ideal for high-end visitors who are looking to have an exclusive experience. But there are also more budget-friendly options available such as guest houses and small hotels. While more budget-friendly, guest houses and small hotels in the Maldives still offer the opportunity for an affordable vacation in this paradise.
Cost of Food
The Maldives can be a dream for budget travellers as local restaurants offer inexpensive yet tasty meals. It is possible to get an entire meal for around $5. However, Maldives also offers high-end options including international cuisine prepared with the freshest seafood. These meals at luxury establishments can even exceed $100 per person.
Cost of Souvenirs
Similar to accommodation and food, the cost of souvenirs can range from $5 to $100. It all depends on the item and the place from where it would be purchased. It is possible for tourists to purchase affordable local handicrafts from markets if they do not wish to visit high-end stores.