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Top Money-Saving Tips For a Maldives Trip – Make the Most of Your Vacay!

Saving up for a trip to the Maldives? The good news is that it's the kind of destination where you can have all the relaxation and water sports you desire! Savvy travellers will also find a number of ways to cut down on costs providing more savings to spend on other holiday indulgences.


Plan in Advance

Planning ahead is always a good idea to not only help you be better prepared but to scope out great deals too. Many resorts in Maldives have advance purchase offers which come with discounts for early bookings. Additionally, advance planning means you have more time to checkout airline and accommodation rates and see what best suits your budget, consider added excursion costs and compare traveller reviews.


Consider Price Comparisons

As mentioned, planning ahead is a good idea because you can find the most suitable accommodation as well as the best available rates. It's always better to also compare prices, though remember to keep in mind added costs which sometimes are hidden on third party hotel booking websites. Make sure to crosscheck with the rates on official sites of island resorts which can be cheaper or may even have exclusive inclusions when you book directly with them.


Be Mindful of Transfer Costs

When holidaying in Maldives you need to be mindful of transfer or transport costs which can be relatively expensive; be it transfers from the international airport in Male or excursions to Maldives tourist attractions, transport is normally via speedboat or seaplanes. The greater the distance, the greater the costs with seaplanes charging more. With that in mind, island resorts that are within easy reach of Male and its airport will have less added costs for transport. However, do remember some places in the Maldives such as the Raa Atoll and the Baa Atoll may be further off, but do offer unforgettable and secluded island escapes too.


Look For All-inclusive Options

Some Maldives resorts provide all-inclusive options which are cost-effective not only because all meals are provided, but because additional benefits are included as well. Do remember that resorts are most often located on private islands so you will be anyway eating all your meals at the various dining venues there; thus, all-inclusive plans make sense since they can be cheaper. Added to this, is the fact that resorts such as Adaaran Prestige Vadoo feature complimentary extras in their all-inclusive offerings like snorkelling equipment, Wi-Fi access and beach dining along with spa and diving discounts too.


Plan for Off-Season Travel

One of the benefits of travelling to Maldives is that you can look forward to enjoying yourself even in the off-season; this period is generally between May and November and is marked by the arrival of the monsoon rains. Do remember that it is not likely to rain the whole day and in some instances, the monsoon weather is actually conducive for better surfing and even for manta ray sightings. The added benefits of off-season travel include cheaper resort rates, fantastic deals and relatively lower airfare.