Maldives is notorious for being really expensive. Were talking about approximately USD800-1200 a night for these gorgeous luxury resorts. But dont strike it off your bucket list just yet! Its possible to visit Maldives and not go broke with these 5 accomodations which are relatively cheaper at USD100-200 a night. Plus, these accomodations are on local islands so youll be able to have an authentic Maldivian experience at an affordable price! Time to start planning your next beach getaway with your friends and families .
Just in case youre wondering, heres why Maldives should be on your travel list!
Note: The prices of the accomodations are based on our Agoda search for the period of 22-26 February 2016. Also, the accomodations are situated on local islands where halal food is?available and alcohol is prohibited. But we encourage our readers to confirm before dining there!
Aveyla Manta Village
Located in the heart of?Maldives only UNESCO marine biosphere reserve, this beachfront hotel offers magnificient views of the crystal blue waters. Best of all, this accomodation is just a short ride from Hanifaru Bay, one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world as youll be able to get up close with the?spectacular manta rays (only from June to November)!
Price: From USD 122.39
#HHWT tip: Choose the seafront view room if you are willing to spend a little more, its worth it!
Crystal Sands Beach Hotel
Crystal Sands Beach Hotel is situated really near the ferry terminal, so youll be able to get to your hotel very conveniently if youre taking a ferry from the airport. If you dont want to worry about your meals during your trip, Crystal Sands Beach Hotel offers a half-board or full-board option too!
Price: From USD 135
Kaani Beach Hotel
With its prime location, youll want to stay in Kaani Beach Hotels beautiful Maldivian style seaview rooms! The hotel offers various activities such as snorkeling trips, diving trips, dolphin cruises, fishing trips and more!
Price: From USD 105
#HHWT tip: ?Request for a room on the second floor facing the beach, youll want to watch the sunrise and sunset!
Arena Beach Hotel
Arena Beach hotel is known for its attentive staff that goes the extra mile and the reasonably-priced dinner buffet under the stars! The hotel also organizes daily snorkeling and fishing trips, as well as resort excursions.
Price: From USD 110
#HHWT tip: Choose the sea-view rooms if possible!
Okay, we cheated because this hotel is more than USD 200 but we had to include it because its really value for money! Located on an almost untouched forest on Hanimadhoo island, this relatively new eco hotel is framed by turqoise waters and a gorgeous half-mile long sandy beach. With delicious buffets helmed by the hotels Italian chef, youll definitely be well-fed at Barefoot Eco hotel! Plus, as the name suggests, youre more than welcome to go barefooted anywhere in the hotel .
#HHWT tip: The Barefoot Eco Hotel has a conservation center with resident marine biologists so we highly recommend embarking on diving/snorkelling trips with them!
Price: From USD 245.92
It is possible?to stay at a more luxurious resort and at a cheaper price if you make your bookings early! The peak season in Maldives is usually from December to May due to the dry weather so if youre thinking of heading there during this period, start searching for your accomodation now.
During our search on Agoda for the period of 22-26 Feb 2016, here are some of resorts which?are heavily discounted:
Rihiveli by Castaway Hotels & Escapes
Price:?USD 288.90 for a standard beach bungalow (usual price at USD 1000)
Kuredu Island Resort and Spa
Price:?USD 416.67 for a garden bungalow, all inclusive (usual price at?USD 812.51)
Gangehi Island Resort
Price:?USD?375 for a garden view villa (usual price at?USD 802.50)
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Price:?USD 378.57 for a Beach Villa with full board (usual price at USD 600)
Kihaad Maldives Resort
Price:?USD?391.23 for a Reserve Beach Villa (usual price at USD 1000)