If the mention of a holiday to the Maldives conjures up images of luxury-profuse resorts that require you to shell out more pounds than you can afford, you are not alone. A majority of holidaymakers associate Maldives and recognise it from the gorgeous water villas standing alone in the middle of turquoise blue waters, with nothing else to see or hear in the distance but the transparent waters of the Indian Ocean. While these private island resorts built are very much the face of the Maldives Tourism, budget travellers need to know that they are not all that encompasses a great stay at this breathtaking island.
To make the Maldives holiday more accessible for budget travellers, we have put together a list of five places where both you and your pocket are at ease:
Located on the South Ari Atoll and priced at £75-150 a night, Ranveli Village is one of the best places in the Maldives to get a great bang for your buck. Located just 35kms away from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé, the patrons are required to take a thrilling 30 minutes seaplane ride from the airport followed by a boat transfer to reach the resort. All 56 rooms here are surrounded by white sand and lush tropical vegetation apart from being equipped with all basic amenities including.
Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach
An eco-friendly hotel situated in Hulhumale, a stay at the Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach can be yours for as less as £75. Just 10 minutes away from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, this luxury boutique hotel faces the pristine beach lined with palm trees. The rooms here are divided into Sky Suite, Family Room, Holiday Room and Comfort Room categories but the resort is singular in its approach to sustainable tourism centred on Reducing, Reusing and Recycling.
Biyadhoo Island Resort
Finding itself at a convenient distance of just 30 minutes from the international airport, Biyadhoo Island Resort is a tropical paradise spreading over 25 acres. Surrounded by white sand beaches and healthy reefs, Biyadhoo Island Resort is also popular for its great snorkelling and diving opportunities. Starting at just £115 for a night’s stay, the resort arranges for all plush experiences that you would expect on a Maldivian holiday, including a barbecue dinner on the beach, dolphin watching cruise as well as sunset cruises on a traditional dhow.
Kaani Beach Resort
Located on the Maafushi Island, this beach hotel is a perfect economic sunny escape in the Maldives. The international airport is just 30 minutes away by a speedboat and the resort arranges for all the usual luxury offerings such as fishing and snorkelling trips at a much lower price. For all modern amenities and a great view of the palm trees and pristine blue waters, the guests will have to pay only around £95.
Kuredu Island Resort and Spa
If a stay at an upscale resort is requisite of a Maldivian holiday for you, but you wouldn’t want to upset your budget, you can reach the middle ground at Kuredu Island Resort and Spa. One of the top-rated properties in the Maldives, the resort features over 330 accommodation options for guests divided into categories such as pool villas, water villas, beach villas, honeymoon suites as well as beach bungalows as. Priced at £75-150 a night, and offering facilities such as soccer field, golf course, two spas, and three pools; Kuredu Island Resort is quite a catch for that money.