Maldives: Budget Travel and Itinerary on the Tropical Paradise

So a lot of our friends are asking us if how much did we totally spend in the luxurious Maldives. Some are saying they can’t travel there because its too expensive, some says they don’t have enough money because of the pricey accommodations! Hell no, you can search the net; there’s a lot of blog out there that can give you so much tips on how to save for your upcoming vacation without getting broke! This is based on our experience.

So basically we got the tour package from Holiday factory and I can say it is way cheaper. Inclusions in the package are Airfare, Hotel with breakfast, roundtrip hotel transfers and free ferry ride to Cinnamon Dhonveli. We will also give you our itinerary from our recent trip!

Note that this is from Dubai to Maldives.

Male City, Maldives

Dubai to Maldives

If you’re from Dubai, you can book a direct flight ticket via Fly Dubai but from Maldives to Dubai, you have to take a connecting flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka and from there straight to Dubai. Our travel agency was the one who booked our flight with their partner airline which is Fly Dubai.


Note that these expenses are on a sharing basis. Also, we went to Maldives 3 months ago, so some prices do change also. Our expenses if converted into pesos it will be roughly around 65,000 pesos for two people, very cheap indeed that’s 32,000 per person.


**This prices may vary from time to time. This expense is based on our personal experience. Prices for tours will also depend on the resort that you will visit.


**This itinerary is based on what we did on an actual day. You may do your personal itinerary if you want too.


Day 00 – 2 AM (Dubai time) Departure from Dubai to Male

Day 01 – 8 AM Arrived at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (Male International Airport)

9 AM arrived at Hotel Lonuveli

10 AM checked in, take a bath, and rest for a while

11 AM lunch inside the hotel

12 PM took our Male City Tour (by the way the tour is only for 1 hour)

3 PM ferry ride back to Hulhumale

6 PM went out to search for a restaurant to eat

9 PM sleep


Day 02 – 9 AM to 5 PM Cinnamon Dhonveli Resort Day tour.

7 PM back to Hotel Lonuveli

8 PM dinner

11 PM waited for our friend who is coming to Maldives as well.

12 AM rest

** Please read our blog about our day tour at Cinnamon Dhonveli Resort
Resting like a boss
when le boyfriend knows how to get good shot…


Day 03 – 9 AM to 7 PM Yacht Cruising

We went to a snorkelling place using a yacht provided by our tour guide. The tour includes free snorkelling gear and buffet lunch prepared by our guides.

Day 04 – 8 AM departure from Male to Dubai


When you ask us again if we are going to Maldives again the answer is big yes. Definitely, Maldives is not only about luxury but it can be travel with a budget without getting broke. Maldives will definitely get a big place in our hearts.

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