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A budget-friendly trip to the Maldives: all tips in a row!

When you ask different people where they really want to travel next, count on the Maldives definitely come up a few times. I understand this all too well, because it really is one of the most beautiful places on our fantastic planet. Most people think that this destination is only for people with a lot of money or honeymooners, but it is certainly possible to make a budget-friendly trip to the Maldives. I myself was often asked whether we had not lost a lot of money? The answer to this: no, it really is possible! Wondering how best to tackle this? I share all the tips for the cheapest possible trip to the Maldives.

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Cheap trip to the Maldives

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Everyone knows that the Maldives is pricey, but if you look closely you will see that it can also be much cheaper. Such a luxury resort is beautiful to see, only you usually pay the main price to stay a few days. In addition, it is often also the case that there is only one provider for excursions on the island, so that they can determine the price for the activities they offer. How can you put together a cheap trip to the Maldives? Combine a trip to the Maldives with, for example, a trip to another country, stay on a budget-friendly backpackers island or save on your plane tickets by being flexible about travel dates.  

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Combine a trip to the Maldives

Do you want to go to the Maldives? Then I advise you to combine this with a trip to another country. This is the cheapest option and often also great for a change. This is how we combined our three-week trip to Sri Lanka with the Maldives. We started our trip in Sri Lanka and flew from Colombo to Male to enjoy the last 5 days of our holiday here. Personally, we also found this to be a good combination in terms of variety culture and beach/relaxation. The connection from Sri Lanka to the Maldives is very good, but other Asian countries are also very popular for this paradisiacal place to combine. Take for example Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) or Thailand

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Budget friendly backpackers islands

In addition to the many luxury resort islands, there are also islands in the Maldives that are very popular among backpackers. For example, we stayed on the backpackers island of Mafuushi. A small, but attractive island with several hotels. On this island you pay for an overnight stay between €30 and €180 per night. So you can choose how luxurious and expensive you want to make it. To reduce costs even more, I advise you to travel together! This way you can easily split the costs! Besides Maafushi, the islands of Fulidhoo, Thulusdhoo and Guraidhoo are very popular and also islands where you can stay for a reasonable price.

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Maafushi, Maldives
Maafushi, Maldives

Cost of flight tickets for the Maldives

As mentioned before, flexibility is key for a budget-friendly trip to the Maldives. For example, it can sometimes save a few tens if you leave a few days earlier or later. Therefore, keep the websites such as Cheaptickets and Skyscanner closely monitor!

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Flight tickets to the Maldives
Flight tickets to the Maldives

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