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When it comes to go a vacation, we always look forward to the best options to save money. Maldives is a place that has the perfect combination of nature and architectural beauty, be it the beautiful beaches and the resorts or the mosques that define the place in a much deeper way.
The holiday packages play a very important role in deciding the duration of the vacation. It is a myth that Maldives is just for the rich. Yes, Maldives is not just a place of your dream trip. If you research in advance about the good holiday packages consisting of wide range of budget hotels, beautiful and nearby sightseeing places, and easy transport facilities, you can have a lifetime experience at Maldives in budget of your choice.
Here are some of the useful tips to help you have a budget friendly trip to Maldives:
Plan an off-season trip to Maldives
Maldives is a place that is equally beautiful throughout the year. However, a vacation during off-season costs less than the high-season. You can save up to 50% on your holiday package. The flights are cheap and even the hotels are easily available in lesser prices. The time between April and November, especially July and August are the cheapest seasons for resorts in the Maldives.
Choose a budget hotel
The stay at the iconic Maldives resorts might not fit everyone's pocket as the booking charges are really high at the peak time. However, if you are planning an off-season trip, the stay becomes wallet-friendly and equally enjoyable. So book hotels from wide range of online websites that offer almost half prices during off-season starting from Rs 2,800/-. Also, there are some resorts that offer day passes for around Rs 3,500/- onwards.
Reach Maldives at the right time
Book a flight that will drop you to Maldives in the morning or in the night so that you can have full day to enjoy or start afresh from next morning. There are many flights that cost less in off-season for round-trip. You can book wound-trip flights from India starting from Rs 15,000/- onwards.
Use public transport for travelling
Maldives tourism is still in its growing phase and is not as expensive as it seems. You can travel all by yourself as the ferry system of Maldives is economical and convenient. You can take ferry from Male to Hulhumale would cost you around Rs 30/- for 20 minute journey. The charges for the other places range from Rs 200/- onwards.
Reasonable local restaurants
The local food is mostly seafood and you will get plenty of local food restaurants that serve for Rs 300/- onwards. Those who are not non-vegetarians, the vegetarian food is also available in the local restaurants in the same price.
Maldives is an Islamic nation and hence does not sell alcohol officially. However, there are some expensive hotels where you can find it in not-so pretty prices. So, it is better to ignore unnecessary expenses on alcoholic drinks and enjoy the time focusing more on the beauty of the place and its weather.
Things to keep in mind
The people of Maldives are very friendly so be respectful to them. Since, Maldives is an Islamic country, there are certain rules you must follow like bikini or swim wears are not allowed everywhere. Hence, to have a comfortable stay in Maldives, here are some things that you must keep in mind:
- Keep the currency exchange slip as you will need the same when you will return back to your country
- Pack some snacks, general medicines, sunscreen lotions, sun-glasses, etc.
- Obey the rules of the local authorities to avoid unnecessary trouble
We hope these tips will help you in planning you budget holiday to Maldives.