Budget travel is often misunderstood with travelling on a shoestring. Each and everyone’s travel budgets and perception of value for money differ. Estimate your expenses for accommodation, meals, transport, lifestyle experiences and you will find an ocean of opportunities to experience the Maldives.
For most of us, the Maldives is on our travel bucket list, and with good reason. The beautiful weather, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and vast marine life appeal to everyone. It is equal parts a romantic and an adventure destination, with much to do on both land and sea. Better yet, Maldives is a WTTC recognized safe destination and here are some tips to help you get to the Maldives without having to spend all your life’s savings.
While spontaneous travel can be fun, it can also be an expensive endeavour. Planning well in advance allows you to figure out what your budget is, and what options are available to you within that budget. In terms of accommodation, the Maldives has a lot to offer ranging from luxury resorts and private islands to more humble and far more affordable resorts.[Related: Flights to the Maldives – Travelling to paradise »]
Innahura Maldives Resort is one such budget-friendly resort that allows you to enjoy the quintessential Maldives experience without the hefty price tag. While the price might be affordable starting at USD 250 per night on half board, the quality of service and facilities is not compromised. At this 4-Star, all beach bungalow resort, you can enjoy spacious, accommodation with sea views, a stunning restaurant, two bars, a spa, gym and so much more.
On the upper end of value for money spectrum is the epitome of fine living with the Anything. Anytime. Anywhere experience at Kudadoo Private Island By Hurawalhi starting at USD 3000+ per night offering a fully inclusive indulgence with residences and your own private butler.
Your favourite resort may also offer a choice of rooms and villas or great rates for long stays. To max out your planned budget and for a choice of experience, guest can also opt to stay in a combination of beach villa and overwater accommodation to experience the best of both worlds.[Related: Child-friendly resorts & Adults-Only options »]
Opt for an All-Inclusive package for a peace of mind
A majority of the guest to the Maldives select All-Inclusive dining packages to enjoy themselves within a budget. Knowing your full package cost will ensure the freedom for you to experience a la carte dining and to splurge on activities, excursions and spa to pamper within your speculated budget.
The Crown & Champa Resorts collection offer great value for money on its All-Inclusive and All-inclusive-Plus packages which bundles a great range of dining options, minibar and savings on activities.
Most properties also offer Half Board and Full Board.
Visit the resort’s website and social media pages, and sign up for their newsletters. This gives you a chance to learn about the various things you can do at the resort and how much they cost. Additionally, it helps you know about upcoming events that might be happening during your stay. Plus, by following their social media pages, you can start figuring out where you want to take those no filter Instagram photos once you are on the island or which excursion you can take to swim with turtles.
The Maldives also serves as a great solution for small group travel such as friends, extended family travel and is trending as a cost-effective location for intimate destination weddings.
A lessor considers unique experience is the domestic transfer or the arrival to the island. Guest can select resorts based on a scenic seaplane transfer or speedboat transfer. The distance to the resort from the International Airport to one’s island will determine the cost of transfers.
Opt for flexibility in reservations
Booking your resort in advance allows you to save more and take advantage of any special offers that are usually designed for Early Birds. These offers are typically listed on the special offers page of a resort website and promoted on the resort’s social media pages.
To mitigate travel uncertainties thrown at the 2021 and 2022 travel planner, properties of Crown & Champa Resorts offer a choice of special offers, flexible cancellation up to 3 days to arrival and ability to rebook and postpone travel.
The collection offers* up to 30% for stays between Feb – Apr 5, 2021, and up to 25% for stays during Apr 6 – Sep 30, 2021. Kagi Maldives Spa Island also has a limited time 40% inauguration offer.
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* Special offers as at Feb, 2021
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