How much it cost to travel Maldives?
Have you ever wished for a home which is covered by water rather than land, riding a boat rather than a car, feeling the silken water touch your feet, then the islands of Maldives are the perfect place for you. The beauty of marine life is a thrilling & rejuvenating experience which will stay back with you for a lifetime. The islands of Maldives, snuggled between 1200 odd islands, one of the most beautiful places located at the south-west of Sri Lanka and 1000 KM away from the Asian continent. You can’t stop yourself to jump into the water after watching clean blue ocean and wide spreader white sand beaches, that is why Maldives is specially known for its water activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing etc.
Maldives Travel Cost
Airfare cost depends on your place of departure, usually from North America it costs around $1000 with one / two stopover. On an average, tourists spend $60 a day here, about $13 on meals & $7 – $25 on local transportation. Average hotel prices for couples is $84 per day therefore, it takes around $840 to spend one week for couples. There are luxurious options for stay like water bungalow/resorts but it takes more than $500 per night.
For cheaper accommodation you can go through online portals which offers multiple options as low as $40 a day. Getting around the Maldives can be cheap if you use the public ferry, around $5-$25 which goes up to $300-$400 for a private speed boat.
Scuba diving & snorkelling are the major attractions for tourists which expect to cost around $100 and $50 respectively. As per the experiences of past tourist, spending your money on the experiences which you will have in the Maldives is worthy enough.
How can you save money?
1) Book flights from regional airlines
Landing into the Maldives by plane from your homeland would be expensive sometimes. In order to save money, you can book your flight from either Asia or the middle East as they offer cheaper flight rates with great offers such as flat off or cashback.
2) Choose local guesthouse
Homestay accommodation is the best way to save money which you can easily find through websites. Many guesthouses often offer excursions that you can enjoy any time as per your convenience. Scuba diving or snorkelling with your host is a good idea to go as you can enjoy it however long you wish.
3) Use ferries
You can discover Maldives atolls through a public ferry which usually you can get from Male. Fair depends upon the distance of Island ranging from $5 to $25. However public ferry is very cheap but it is infrequent, once or twice in a week only. Do some research about ferries beforehand so you can plan your journey accordingly because without planning island hopping is difficult.
4) Dine out over dine in
Though, average food cost in Maldives is $50, almost budget friendly, but at end of day every cent matter because street food would cost only $20 a day. For example, if you stay for a week there, you can easily save $180 which is not a bad deal.