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Budget Travel Tips For Maldives Holidays

The islands of the Maldives make for some of the most breathtakingly beautiful destinations on the planet. Home to such picturesque scenery, a rich culture and fascinating experiences, Maldives packages are anything but an economical travel choice. However, there are some ways to enjoy a trip to the Maldives without emptying your bank account or making a huge dent in your wallet. Read on to know some great money-saving tips that will help you have a cheaper Maldives holiday:

Before Your Maldives Holiday

A lot of planning will be required for your budget Maldives holiday, of course. So, here is what you need to do before booking your trip.
* Book regional: For a budget journey to the serene beaches of Maldives, you do not need international flight bookings. Local or regional airlines offer much more economical flights. Therefore, expand your search to include flights from Middle East, Sri Lanka or Kuala Lumpur. Do not rush to book local transportation, either. Local ferry transport is frequent and it is available at really affordable prices.

* Book affordable accommodation: This seems obvious, but what it means is that you will need to find a well-informed travel agency to identify the right accommodation for you. After all, you cannot book the most basic hotel. You need a decent, well-equipped accommodation that can cater to your transport needs too.

During Your Maldives Journey

Maldives has 1,190 islands and some have suitable accommodation for tourists. Each island is a magical destination on its own. However, there is very little realistic information about Maldives travel. So, here is what you will need to know to manage your daily needs.
* Find the right restaurant: Just like the lavish resorts on different islands, restaurants are expensive too. Thus, you need to select the right restaurant for your meals. Otherwise, your entire travel budget will vanish faster than you can say ‘check, please’!
* Follow the local rules and regulations: If you have ever visited the Middle East, you understand the rules of social conduct in a Muslim country. You need to respect local culture. Otherwise, you will land in trouble. Fines and penalties could end up costing you much more than you expect on your Maldives packages.

So, make smart choices before and during your Maldives tour and you too will be able to breathtaking photographs and amusing tales of its marine life, beaches, and culture, all despite travelling on a budget.

Seenu is a graphic designer who has been associated with Cox & Kings for over 6 years. Before he moved to Mumbai, Seenu lived in Kerala and was a regular participant in the snake boat races of Aranmula. He recently returned from one of the Maldives packages, wherein he visited some great destinations, all on a budget. In this article, he shares various tips for budget travel in the Maldives for the benefit of fellow travellers.

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