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How to organize a budget holiday in the Maldives

The Maldives is often associated with expensive holidays, available only to a certain group of people. But the costs can be seriously reduced and make the trip quite affordable, if you know certain tricks.

Inexpensive holidays in the Maldives are usually organized independently. The main and main item of expenditure of the entire holiday – it’s tickets. Getting to the paradise islands is not so easy. The Maldives is a tropical country located on the picturesque atolls of the Indian Ocean. The capital, Male, is the country’s main airport, which receives the bulk of international tourists, in the southern part of the island of Gan is another international airport, but Kazakhstanis are better and most convenient to fly to Male airport.

Leave the hope that you will find a burning ticket to the Maldives in high season. This is not possible, any advertising signs that say otherwise should alert you. If you want to organize a budget trip to these paradise islands, do it yourself. Or wait for the “off-season” when travel agencies begin to form more profitable offers.

In order to buy a ticket cheaper, you must take care of its purchase at least three or four months before the trip. It’s simple, the sooner you buy tickets, the more you save.

It is very possible to save on living on paradise islands, if you also take care of it in advance. The islands have luxury resorts, luxury villas and five-star hotels that offer affluent clients a paradise vacation. But you can easily stay in a regular hotel, guest house or hostel at a price that suits you. After all, white sand, blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the tropics are equally excellent in expensive resorts and local islands.

For example, on the island of Guraido, located in southern Mali, holiday prices are quite low. Locals will be happy to rent you rooms for 12,000 – 15,000 tenge per day. Mostly surfers and budget travelers come here. Most of the beaches here are wild, which gives the impression of complete desolation.

On the island of Omadou, located on the atoll of Ari, you can find budget housing in the range of 10,000 – 14,000 tenge per day. This island has beautiful white beaches and lush tropical vegetation. On the island of Maafushi, which is closer to the airport in Male, you can also find budget accommodation at an affordable price.

The tourist season in the Maldives lasts from November to April, during which time there is dry, sunny weather. But if you want to save on accommodation and tickets, it is better to go to the islands in the low season. The rainy season begins from April to October. But do not be afraid, the rains are usually short-lived and come mostly at night. The weather is kept at +26 … + 30 degrees. At this time, prices for housing and recreation will be lower than in winter, which provides an excellent opportunity for vacation on paradise islands for budget tourists.

No visa is required to visit the Maldives for up to 30 days. Also keep in mind that it is strictly forbidden to import any alcohol into the country, even if you bought it at the airport in Duty Free stores.

All kinds of corals, oyster shells, etc. cannot be exported from the country. If you bought something as a souvenir, then to avoid problems at customs, be sure to take a check confirming your purchase. It is also not allowed to break and collect living and dead corals in the ocean and near the shore, to damage shells and raise them to the surface, to engage in spearfishing and fishing off the coast of the islands.

In addition, every tourist over the age of two who is vacationing in the Maldives is required to pay an airport tax of $ 25 before departure if it is not included in the ticket price.

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