Our comprehensive Maldives travel guide featuring both backpacking and luxury destiantions in the island.

Maldives is known for its luxurious and extravagant resorts that most people think it is only for the affluent travelers. This is not entirely true. You can actually explore and enjoy Maldives on a budget. You just have to plan your travel in advance to get a cheap ticket and affordable hotel in Maldives. If you are looking into splurging in Maldives, you can refer to our Anantara Kihavah escapade.


How to get to Maldives

Finding a cheap ticket to Maldives can be a little tricky but Fly Scoot and AirAsia have promos from time to time which offer cheap fares from Manila to Male, Maldives, transiting in Singapore and Malaysia respectively. You can also use Skyscanner to book your ticket.

From Male Airport, you can go to Hulhumale by bus for US$1.25 or to Male City by ferry for US$1.

If you are traveling with US$ currency, you only need to exchange a little amount to convert to the local Maldivian Rufiya as most establishments (except the bus service) accept US dollar.

When is the best time to Visit Maldives?

Maldives is an all-year round destination but the best time to visit is during summer season for a sunny escapade. 

ACCOMMODATION : Where to Stay in Maldives on a budget

RESTAURANTS : What and Where to Eat in Maldives

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS : What to Do and See in Maldives

TRAVEL ITINERARY : How to Maximize your Stay in Maldives

We hope that you find this BACKPACKING MALDIVES TRAVEL GUIDE useful! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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