The Maldives, an archipelago of 26 ring-shaped atolls, is an unusual holiday destination.
It is boasting of ivory-white beaches located on top of a vast underwater mountain range known for its scenic beauty having around 1190 islands and sandbanks encircled by a lagoon blessed with transparent waters.
A well-preserved reef structure.
A natural habitat for the most exclusive and spectacular underwater life.
So if you are passionate about travel and are planning a vacation in the Maldives, here is your chance to gain an insight into this unique country.
By exploring island villages, watching cultural performances, sourcing local handicrafts, and the National Museum, tasting local cuisine, and visiting heritage sites.
Travelers seeking relaxation can unwind at one of the islands with spectacular hotels in the region to suit every budget while saving on the best of the lot with the amazing price markdowns on hotels booking websites.
Best time to visit
To ensure you receive the Early bird discounts, do your bookings well in advance for a budget trip to the Maldives.
The weather is most favorable from November until March, but you also get to see the high price tags as this is considered to be the high season.
Lock in your travel dates in the shoulder seasons such as April and October, when the weather will be mostly sunny and prices cheaper or low season (May-Sept).
The Maldives is home to some of the most budget hotels offering better facilities and better rooms at prices lower than competitors.
Below is a selection of the best budget islands and guesthouses in the Maldives, which are not heavy on your pocket, affordable with basic amenities, including reliable WiFi.
For $30-60 a night, you’ll receive a clean, modern, and spacious room with air conditioning, a hot shower, free breakfasts, snorkeling gear, a bottle of water each day, twice daily room cleaning.
A leading watersports hub, these islands also offer great diving, surfing, canoeing, and ocean facilities.
A quick reckoner to find economical accommodation in the Maldives is through Hotels.com and it also compares room rates from accommodations on Agoda.com, Booking.com, Airbnb.com, Expedia.com and Prestigia.com to name a few, and all that just at the click of a button, ensuring that you have a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank.
Best Value Hotels In Maldives Nightly price Per night Special Deals
Explore Island Inn, Kanifushi (Lhaviyani Atoll), Maldives $30/night ( hotels.com) $121 for four nights.
Mariana Inn, Maldives 68 Km to Musikee Fushi 68 km to Emma Fushi Island $40 Free WiFi $44 Free WiFi & Breakfast $161 for four nights $177 for four nights.
White Tern Maldives 97 km to Musikee Fushi 96 km to Emma Fushi Island Free parking, Air conditioning, Payment- Amex, Mastercard, Visa, 24 hr room service $45 $180 for four nights.
Novina 7.3 km to Musikee Fushi 7.9 km to Emma Fushi Island $67- Free WiFi $79 – Free WiFi, Breakfast for 2 $91- Free WiFi, Breakfast & Dinner included $267 for 4 nights $315 for 4 nights $365.
Huvandhu Dhangethi 6.1 km to Maafushivaru Island beach 6.1 km to Maafushivaru Airport Transfer, Free Parking, Air conditioning Free Continental Breakfast, 24 hr room service $48 $192 for four nights.
Rangali Etos Guraidhoo kafuu atoll 25 km to Musikee Fushi 25kms to Emma Fushi Island Free Wifi, 24 hr check-in, Payment Mode- Credit card or cash, Airport Transfer $70 $280 for four nights.
Mala Boutique Inn, Dhangethi 6.1 km to Maafushivaru Island Beach Airport Transfer, Gym, Free beach shuttle $54- Breakfast at extra Charge $5.00 pp $63- Free Breakfast, Free gift on Arrival, Welcome Drink $81- Free breakfast, dinner, Free Gift on arrival, Welcome Drink $216 for four nights.
Milano Sky Inn, Maafushi 0.3 km to city Centre 27 km to Male $55 – Free WiFi & Breakfast $220 for four nights.
Summer Reef, Hulhumale $50- Free Wifi & Free Parking $68 $198 for 4 nights $270 for 4 nights.
Miharvaru Inn, $22 (Agoda.com).
Surf Deck, Reef View, Thulusdhoo, North Male Atoll $22 (Agoda.com)Free Breakfast $47- Free Breakfast.
Beach Arena Inn, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives 31 km to Maafushi 3.4 km to Male $63 – Free WiFi & Breakfast for 2 $252 for four nights.
Asaa View, Alifu Alifu Atoll, Maldives $27 Free Wifi & Breakfast.
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa 0.2 km to City centre 0.2 km to Kuredu beach Free WiFi $346 (Hotels.com) $296 (Zenhotels.com) $264(Agoda.com) $357(Booking.com) $1,346 for 4 nights.
Reethi Beach Resort, Fonimagoodhoo Island $315(Hotels.com) $315(Booking.com) $252(Agoda.com) $367(Prestigia.com).
MAAFUSHI ISLAND- IDEAL FOR SNORKELLING, BEACHES, AND RELAXATION
Maafushi Island is the most popular island for budget travel in the Maldives.
Plenty of guesthouses and the prices here are competitive & start from as little as USD$40 a night during the low season.
Maafushi has a beautiful bikini beach lined with palm trees & has many water sports on offer.
Day trips such as diving, snorkeling, fishing, and surfing excursions can easily be arranged, plus day trips to nearby resorts.
Maafushi Island is located close to the airport – 25km away in South Malé Atoll & is reachable via a 40minute speedboat journey.
Some Value Hotels in Maafushi Island
Reyvah Inn, Valu Magu, Maafushi, 450 m from Centre, beach nearby $47 + taxes, Breakfast Included I night 2 Adults.
Salt Beach Hotel, Maafushi, 400 m from center $54 + taxes, Continental Breakfast Included, No prepayment needed one night 2 Adults.
Venturo, Maldives 50m from Centre, Beach nearby $51.81 + taxes, Including Breakfast 1 night 2 Adults
Leisure Boutique Hotel, 100m from centre $50 + taxes, Breakfast inclusive $85 + taxes, Breakfast & dinner inclusive 1 night 2 Adults
Hulhumale Value Hotels– Beaches, beach walks, and the seaside Meri Maldives $77, fabulous breakfast, non- refundable one night 2 adults
Huvan Beach Hotel, Airport shuttle available $70 with Balcony, Continental breakfast costs $7 per person $90, Deluxe room with Balcony & sea view one night, two adults
House Clover Hana $85+ taxes $95+ taxes 2 Adults
The Avenue & Spa, 550 m from centre $78 + taxes 1 night 2 adults
Somerset Inn, 5 km from centre $84 + taxes 1 night 2 adults
Thulusdhoo– Relaxing, Surfing and snorkeling Eden Blue, 200m from center $60+ Taxes breakfast included $42+ taxes including breakfast one night two adults one night one adult
Dream Inn Maldives– Sun beach Hotel, 100m from the beach $72 breakfast included $85 breakfast & dinner 1 night 2 adults
Vinorva Wave, 200m from centre $40+ $11 taxes 1 night 2 adults
Palm Lodge, 200 m from centre $40 + $15 taxes and charges 1 night 2 adults
So plan your trip to some of the less frequented locations at the Maldives for an enchanting calm and relaxing vacation where your mind body and spirit benefit from the serene. It’s even a great destination during the holidays.