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Gone are the days when Maldives was the place only for the riches. Yes, you heard it right because if you will smartly plan your holiday to Maldives, you can save a lot! Maldivian tourism is growing rapidly making sure that everyone gets the chance to enjoy their vacation in a budget-friendly way.
Maldives is the most geographically dispersed country in the whole world and is the most desired place for a holiday. Maldives is about relaxing, fun-loving activities, sightseeing, shopping, sunbathing, chasing angelic reef fish through corridors of coral, donning a snorkel are the most popular activities among the tourists.
Here are some of the affordable ways for you to sightsee in Maldives for less, without lessening your happiness!
Book a Guesthouse
It is a myth that the luxurious stay at the beach resorts is a must to have fun in Maldives. The fact is that the stay at the local islands is more in demand. There are guesthouses at local Islands available at affordable prices and near to most of the sightseeing places of Maldives. The rent for 1 day starts from Rs 2,000/- onwards.
Save on travelling
Tourists mostly opt for public transport facilities during their stay in Maldives because of the affordable prices and good connectivity. The travelling via Ferry (charging Rs 30/- onwards) is quite fun as the guides are very friendly and the travelling is quite a different experience. Also, if you want to travel by road, the taxi fare are Rs 110/- for 1 km which is quite affordable for those who want to travel privately.
Have Fun at Local Islands
When in Maldives, make sure you experience the cultural and fun-loving activities with the local people. Maldivian public is very welcoming but most of the places would not entertain alcohol as it is against the law. The best part is that you do not have to pay for getting in touch with people, know their culture and get a close view of their life!
Virgin Islands excursion overview
After getting a good catch head to a deserted island in the Maldives, take a walk along the pristine beaches and enjoy a swim in the azure waters. The untouched nature that surrounds you in Maldives is incomplete without experiencing the sunset. The lifetime experience of spending some time on the beach all by yourself does not cost anything. You are free to spend as much time as you want and this feeling is just priceless!
Explore the hidden Maldives
When you are in Maldives, do not forget to visit mosques, historic places, monuments, architectural buildings, and the street market of the Male city. You do not have to spend much money on the travelling as the buses or taxis as easily available on reasonable travel prices charging from Rs 30/- onwards.
Try local restaurants
The basic lunch-meal (including a drink) in the business district costs around Rs 700/-. However, the cost of a plate for both (vegetarian & non-vegetarian) is Rs 300/- onwards.
Go for morning fishing
Spend some time with the local audience to experience the joy of catching and cooking your own fish. Fishing is really fun when you know how to do it and local people will surely help you in learning it. All you have to do is get a fishing rod on rent and do fishing for free!
Boat tours and water sports
The submarine tour tops the list of a to-do list. The amazing experience of whale/dolphin watching, shark diving, water skiing & jet skiing etc. are some of the most popular activities that people do in Maldives. The charges for all the activities are almost same.
- Enjoy snorkelling is around Rs 3,000/-
- Scuba diving that would cost Rs 4,600/- onwards (per person)
*Please note that the above charges do not include the taxes. The Maldivian currency is Rufiyaa and 1 Rufiyaa = 4.32 INR.