In 2010 Maldives President Nasheed promulgated a law that for the first time in their history has allowed the islanders to build guesthouses and hotels and to stay in simpler (and definitely less) classic resorts.
Here are my 10 personal rules for a really (really) cheap trip to this wonderful archipelago
Are you looking for a magnificent resort on a deserted island, where you pictures surrounded by elegant and gentle waiters who use a mojito and a pina colada chain Go to the agency or the great sites and leave this article forever!
Beware of the season the end of December to mid-April is high season (obviously dearest); May and November are the months of monsoon change, which is more risky at the climatic level, while from June to October is a low season when the weather is normally nice (but potentially ugly) = lucky. But forget the Christmas and New Year holidays Prices are usually 150% cheaper!
Armed with pc tablet and much patience with 46 months advance on vacations, open skyscanner.co.uk and search on flights from Milan, Rome and Bologna to Malé (the capital); if the costs are high, try again in the next few days. Once you find a flight at an attractive price, go to the airline’s website.
Alternatively, visit the qatararways emirates sites at etihad omanair and aeroflot, the world’s best airlines that serve the Maldives trade and occasionally fight to the shots of promotions, which go took literally on the fly I traveled to the archipelago at prices between 530 and 630 €, not bad at the bottom …
Remember that the best arrivals are those around 9am in the morning and depart from 11.00 am these times allow you to easily take a speed boat to and from your island without long waiting or overnight at Hulhumale.
Go on booking or airbnb and look for accommodation on the islands of the North Island of Malé, Malé Sud or Alif Alif atolls these will allow you to avoid the cost of an internal flight and to take a ferry (very slow but very cheap) or a convenient speedboat for the island you choose. Do not forget to check out the structure reviews and compare them with those published on tripadvisor.it; you will also find the quality of bikini beach, the possibility of excursions and, in the case of a diving center on the island.
Go directly to the site of the facility and check the availability of direct offers for long or long-term bookings by paying a deposit (often save 10% of the published quotas); make sure you book your transfers.