How Can I plan Maldives Trip at Budget

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1. Posted by kksharmIndia (Budding Member 2 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I love the Maldives and Want to visit here. I want to visit here in December, is it good time to travel?
Please suggest a budget itinerary for 7 days

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1581 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hi kk and welcome to the forum.

When you say "budget" what cost are you hoping for? You've not exactly gone for a budget destination.

Will you be travelling from Agra?

3. Posted by kksharmIndia (Budding Member 2 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I'll travel from Delhi or Jaipur.

4. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 882 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting kksharmIndia

I'll travel from Delhi or Jaipur.

But no response to the question; When you say "budget" what cost are you hoping for?

Also what are you planning to do whilst on holiday in the Maldives?
Are you planning to do lots of water sports (there isn't a lot of alternatives to water sports and laying on the beach)?

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1581 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I've read that the Maldives has moved a bit beyond just expensive resorts and there are now budget guesthouses, but maybe someone knows more detail?

6. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1309 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Yes, there are guesthouses on some of the islands and very cheap ferries between them too. Rasdhoo is great for diving and about three hours by state ferry from Male. Similarly Maafushi is the same distance from Male and is probably a little busier.

7. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member 165 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

My question is Why do you want to go to the Maldives?

The huge collection of the islands is not a budget destination, to get to the islands by motor boat or plane is expensive and that is without the accommodation on the islands.
The islands I have stayed on are small and for people interested in snorkeling and diving is this your interest?

The main island is Male as the capital is overcrowded and no one interested in snorkeling would stay there if they wanted to see the best sea life.

Perhaps you could explain your interest.

8. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1309 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting jeanie99

The huge collection of the islands is not a budget destination, to get to the islands by motor boat or plane is expensive and that is without the accommodation on the islands.

Budget airline Air Asia flies from Kuala Lumpur to Male daily with fares starting at just over USD100 (MYR443) per person for the four-and-a-half-hour flight.

The public ferry is cheap - for example, from the Villingili pier in south-west Male, a journey of a little less than two hours to Maafushi costs about USD3 per person.

The Seven Corals Guest House on Maafushi has a double ensuite room at USD40 per night at the moment including breakfast for two.

I think that would be "budget" by many people's definition.

9. Posted by jeanie99 (Full Member 165 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

My question was why are you going to the Maldives?

My reason is to snorkel if the House Reef is is not good than I wouldn't go considering the cost.

There are hundreds of islands some have amazing House Reefs some do not Maafushi is one of them. That is the reason why it is inexpensive, but if you are happy snorkeling there that's ok but it is not for me.

For me the reef needs to be pristine for me to travel otherwise there is no point.

I would say if you are interest in diving or snorkeling do your research on the health of the reef.

10. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 882 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Borisborough

[quote=jeanie99]a double ensuite room at USD40 per night at the moment including breakfast for two.
I think that would be "budget" by many people's definition.

I wouldn't call that especially 'Budget' (maybe it is for the Maldives), although it isn't particularly expensive.