Travelling To Maldives – Holiday Packages VS Independent Travel

The Maldives are an incredibly beautiful set of islands in the Indian Ocean. Home to stunning white sand beaches surrounded by azure waters, these islands seem to be a part of paradise itself. Tourism is the biggest industry in the Maldives. And with good reason. The country attracts people from all over the world who throng to its islands year on year.

As big as tourism is, travelling in Maldives is not as easy as other tourist destinations. Most of the activity is restricted to island resorts. The capital of Male is one of the few places where tourists can get a true taste of the history and culture of the country. So is it better to book a Maldives package or indulge in independent travel? Here are some factors to consider:

Expenses:

Maldives can be incredibly expensive. From transport to food to accommodation, a holiday on these islands can easily set you back a few lakhs. When you opt for a package however, you can choose to go for one that is all-inclusive. That is, you pay a fixed sum for activities, transport, food and accommodation for a set number of days. This way, you don’t have to worry about daily expenses and can concentrate on having a good time.

Convenience:

If you’re going to the Maldives, what you will most likely be doing is visiting one of the islands and staying in the resort there. It is important to note that most resorts own the whole island, so everything you do, you will do on that island itself. The resort can arrange for sightseeing tours and activities, but to plan such excursions on your own can be quite difficult. You will have to figure out through locals when the different ferries to the various islands arrive and depart. Many of them only function twice a week, making it impossible to pack a lot in a few days. In terms of convenience therefore, it is much better to opt for a Maldives honeymoon package or Maldives tour package.

Activities:

Indulging in various activities, be it sightseeing, water sports or simply exploring the islands can be a mammoth task to undertake by yourself. As explained above, it can be both inconvenient and expensive. You will end up paying much more than you would pay through a package. Besides, chances are you will also miss out on the discounts and other deals offered to tour operators and resorts since they are able to provide customers in bulk. Maybe you could plan your own optional activities during your Maldives honeymoon package or Maldives tour package. However, to plan your entire trip by yourself can be a logistical nightmare indeed.

In conclusion, opt for the tour package and save time, money and yourself from a whole lot of hassle.

Seenu Mathew is a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Travelling and photography are his passions. In this article he examines the many factors that prompted him to opt for a Maldives honeymoon package instead of a self-planned trip.

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