The Maldives is well-known as an upmarket tourist destination. However, over the recent year’s budget holiday options have become widespread. Nowadays it is possible to discover the sunny side of life without breaking the bank.

Recent years have seen an increasing number of budget guest houses being built up in many inhabited islands.  These guest houses are distributed across the 26 natural atolls of the Maldives. Hence, all the atolls of the Maldives can now be explored by spending just the fraction of the cost. Since only 187 islands of the 1190 islands are inhabited, there are hundreds of unexplored islands available for you to explore during your budget holiday.

Most of the guest houses are built in traditional designs and furnished with modern lavishness. A holiday in the Maldives is not complete without exploring the mesmerising underwater landscape. Budget holidays give you access to underwater beauty and many other amusing activities. Through budget holidays, visitors can enjoy scuba diving, fishing, beach BBQs, snorkelling and many other water sport activities.

Guest houses offer full board and half board meal options. Additionally locally run restaurants are present in most of the major islands. Indulge in the local cuisines and taste the mastery of Maldivian cooking.  

Subscribers to budget holidays in various guest houses acquire the opportunity of interacting with the islanders. Hence, budget holidays are the best way to experience the real flavour of Maldivian life. Experience the rich culture, music, dance and Maldivian craftsmanship prevailing in different parts of the country.

Guest house operators also offer excursions to uninhabited and habited islands. Therefore, Budget holidays are great for visitors preferring island hopping. Travel between the islands in traditional Maldivian boats called Dhoni and explore the diverse islands independently.

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