We would like to do a seven day budget boat trip in the Maldives end of March. We received a quote for a Dhoni cruise for 490USD/day for 4 people (122.50USD/p.p.). Since we are only two people we were wondering if we could join a tour somewhere and if you have any ideas how to book a cruise in the Maldives on a lower budget? Or is maybe someone interested in joining us?
Dates: 22-29 March - From/To Male
I was surprised to see two articles on the Maldives posted on the lonely Planet website that referred to the Maldives being one of the most exclusive (and expensive) destinations. It seems that the word is not yet out that the tourism landscape of the Maldives is rapidly changing. A fairly recent development in the Maldives is that the government -as of a few years ago- is for the first time allowing the local inhabited islands to take part in tourism services. A great development, as the…
does anyone know how to organize a speed boat without a hotel?
We have a booking but the hotel hasn't been particularly helpful when it comes to booking a speedboat and we arrive too late to take the regular ferry.
Thanks in advance!
we are an italian couple travelling to Maldives from Sri Lanka 3-7 January.
We want to share a Speed Boat from Malè airport to Maafushi the 3rd January 22:00. The Hotel asks us 150€=180$, this price can be shared with 5 people, now we are in 2. We don't want to wait the day after but either don't want to spend too much. The return is in 7th January at 13:00. If somebody like to share it, message me.
Bye and have a good travel,
Travelling to Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in April 2015. I have read that tips are part of staying in the Maldives. Can anyone tell me what's an expected tip and the times you should or shouldn't tip? Can you buy alcohol bought duty free in Male to your resort? Can you drink the tap water and/or brush your teeth in it?
We are young couple coming to maafushi on 24th of Nov. Looking to take a speedboat for hire. It will be helpful if someone want to share the speedboat.
I am returning back on 28th of Nov which is on friday. Same situation. Please send a mail to <snip>
I work online and need my Dhiraagu 3G connection to work. Currently on Maafushi and would like to move onto a new island for something different. My only requiirements are
- a 3G network
- cheap accommodation ($40-$50/night)
I checked out Fulidhoo but the 2 hotels on the island are a bit out of my price range. I was recommended Thulusdhoo.