The cost for Maldives trip will depend on the package you select and the island resort you choose for stay mostly. I can give you a idea about my trip cost and what all was included in that. I think in same budget as mine you can have a decent trip too.
I had visited the Bandos Island Resort & Spa, one of the many resorts from which you can choose based on your budget. It was a 3 nights-4 days trip there from India. I will give an idea here how it feels to be in an island resort of Maldives through my stay in Bandos.
RESORT VISITED : Bandos Island Resort & Spa
TOTAL COST APPROX : ( $1200) for 2 people [ Bookings done online including to and fro flight tickets from India ]
PACKAGE SELECTED : Half Board ( includes Breakfast and Dinner along with the room)
Please check out my Maldives trip here and I bet you can’t resist booking your vacation there soon !!
Maldives is a place where you can enjoy better if you select an island resort to stay and enjoy for few days instead of hopping around much. There are over 105 island resorts in Maldives and mostly each island is one to two square kilometers in area. Each of these islands is like a stand alone resort providing all the facilities from private beach , adventure activities , food , lodging as well as transportation.
Most of the resorts provide pick up from airport for which you need to inform them your fight landing timing 48 hours before.They will also drop you back to the airport once your vacation is over and give a reminder the last night at what time your ferry will leave depending on your return fight timing.
Maldives trip is more of a relaxing holiday that you can enjoy with your spouse or family. It is a great option if you are planning a honeymoon too.
Breakfast Only : It includes Breakfast along with the room.
Half-Board : It includes Breakfast and Dinner along with the room stay. It is a cost saving one and good one to opt for as a melange of spread is provided for breakfast and dinner that can keep you going for rest of the day. Alcohol not included.
Full-Board: It includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along with the room stay. Alcohol not included.
All-Inclusive: It includes unlimited food along with the room stay . Including unlimited alcohol.
Transport: The resort you book generally has its own ferry waiting in airport for transporting guests from airport to the resort every 30 minutes or so. You can opt for an sea plane too if possible.
This cost is generally not included in the packages and needs to be paid separately.The cost will vary depending on how far your resort island is from the airport.
Rooms : Different types of rooms like Garden Villa, Deluxe rooms, Water Villas etc. are available which can be selected based on the budget.
Activities : Activity gears along with guide/trainer can be rented/hired/booked or bought directly from the resort. Snorkeling ,Scuba Diving,Surfing and Night Fishing are the common options. Snorkeling kit rent is around $20 for 24 hours and Scuba charges around $137. Resorts will have indoor games like table tennis and swimming pool.
Food: Other than the complementary ones available with the package , food is available for buying from a number of restaurants scattered in the resort area.
Alcohol: Maldives is a strict Muslim country so alcohols are only available in the resort pubs. Alcohol is not sold outside and there are restrictions in carry them along too. But it is easily available inside resorts.
Water: The most important thing is water which is a bit costly there and it will be around $11 for 1 litre. Everyday per person 1 litre will be provided by resort as complimentary.
Offers: Checkout for offers while booking as seasonly offers like kids stay free and complimentary romantic candle light dinner by the beach are available.
Currency: Mainly USD is the currency accepted throughout. International cards are also accepted.
Weather and Best time To Visit: It is a tropical country so best time is December – March.
I guess I have given you a rough idea now about Maldive through my words. So why not have a live trip view from the link shared above.. Happy Holidays 🙂