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6 Tips to Travel Maldives on the Cheap - Enjoy the Maldives on a Budget

The Maldives is one of the most popular tropical destinations in South-East Asia and also one of the most expensive travel destinations in the world.


Travel during off-season

There are two main seasons in the Maldives, namely the high season and the low season. The high season is when the weather is warm and dry and the sun is shining from dawn to dusk. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities but there are many people who come into the islands from around the world and it gets very crowded. The offseason is also nice and warm but there are few showers from time to time. The Maldives is a tropical country so the sun is out and bright during most of the months of the year. The low season falls from April to December when there are fewer people and the prices go down drastically on everything from Maldives luxury resorts to tickets, restaurants and even water sports.


Watch out for cheap plane tickets

Due to the decrease in the number of people who come to the country airlines host many offers and discounts for those who travel to the Maldives during the low season. These offers are not available for many days so it is important to be on the lookout to find the best deals that come your way. Most offers are available closer to the dates so it is a good idea to keep checking the prices on a daily basis. Some of the offers are made with the hotels and resorts so you are able to find good deals for lodging and the return air tickets.


Find hotels on good deals

Most hotels and resorts such as Adaaran Prestige Vadoo offer discounts during the low season. If you book in advance you are able to get great discounts which are unbelievable prices but great deals for those who are travelling to the Maldives on a budget. If you are unable to meet the prices of the hotels and resorts in these beautiful islands there are Airbnb's and homestays that offer comfortable spaces for those who are on a tight budget but wish to travel and enjoy the sunny islands.


Take the speed boat

The seaplanes are delightful but extremely expensive. If you wish to go island hopping remember to take the speed boat. It is just as exciting and a lot cheaper than taking the seaplane. The seaplanes do not necessarily work according to a time table so finding them is also a task. Speed boats, however, are available at any given time.


Shop at the markets

The shopping malls in the Maldives are delightful but extremely expensive. Shop at the local markets where you can find many locally sourced and made products within the Maldives itself.


Try the street food

You should try some of the local cuisines when you travel to any country and street food is known to be the best in most countries. If you are on a budget, trying out the different varieties of street food that are available is one of the best options you have and you will not even feel like you are making a compromise.