10 Awesome Budget Resorts in Maldives!

With a very low ground surface and a majority of the land area lying below the average sea level, Maldives is the flattest country on Earth! This lack of topography makes this nation one of the most vulnerable to rising sea level and coastal flooding. It's beautiful coral reefs are another reason why this gem is expected to inundate in the near future. 
 

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If you haven’t been here yet, you are missing out on one of the best experiences of life! And no, seaplanes and over-water bungalows do not make Maldives  an expensive place. Here’s my list of some of the best budget resorts in Maldives that you can totally cash on! 

1. Island Vista Inn

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With the blend of traditional Maldivian Style and environmental theme, The Island Vista Inn has set a standard in the hospitality industry of Ukulhas. The rooms are spacious and breezy and the resort arranges special excursions of big game fishing, snorkeling, sunset cruise and night fishing amongst many others. Guests can also enjoy a screening of the latest 3D movies in the guest house and a gaming console for all the gaming lovers. 

Price per night: 110 USD onwards 
 
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2. Sun Island Resort & Spa

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Nestled on the Nalaguraidhoo island, the Sun Island Resort & Spa is set in the South Ari Atoll. Check into this marvel, to escape into an exotic world of breathtaking possibilities, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. Here, every moment is free to shape into your personal version of paradise. Cruise along their stunning sapphire lagoons by jet-ski, canoe, windsurf or catamaran, the world is yours! Or, you could even choose to simply let the ocean breeze caress you to sleep as you sway gently in your hammock. 

Price per night: 181 USD onwards 

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3. Eureka Athiri Inn

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Athiri Inn’ is a reasonable beach-front boutique hotel, surrounded by long, cleaned, beautiful, white colored sandy beaches. The island is encircled by a crystal clear lagoon with thousands of multicolored fishes and varities of living creatures, making your stay here a thorough delight. This resort offers some fun activities like the Manta cruise, a sandbank picnic, and even a romantic sunset dinner.

Price per night: 55 USD onwards 

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4. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa

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Here’s your chance to dive into absolute serenity! Located at less than 20 minutes from the Ibrahim Nassir International Airport by speedboat, the Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa is set on a pristine island blessed with tropical beauty in North Malé Atoll. An adults-only retreat, the resort is ideal for couples and honeymooners. Delight in the sensational views of the Indian Ocean offered from the beachside and overwater accommodations. The villas are light and airy with wooden flooring and natural fabrics. The magical underwater world of some of the top dive sites in the Maldives can be reached within less than half an hour by the dhoni. This is the perfect tropical escapade you ever thought off! Don’t miss out on their amazing spa.

Price per night: 373 USD onwards

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5. Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach

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The first eco-friendly hotel in Hulhumale’, Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach is located at the prime beach front area and at a 10 minutes’ drive from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. This luxury boutique hotel is ideal for travelers, holiday makers, business travelers and environment conscious and responsible tourists. Supporting the 3R initiative by actively Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, this hotel takes some serious measures in helping the environment, realizing the topographical crisis Maldives faces. Choose your stay here, as an attempt to help the depleting environment. 

Price per night: 100 USD onwards

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6. Kaani Beach Hotel

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This economic 3-star venture is located on the Maafushi Island. The Kaani Beach Hotel is perfect for a sunny-beach-getaway, surrounded by coconut palm trees and pristine blue waters. Activities on-site include scuba diving, picnics on islands, dolphin watching, and snorkeling, that will enhance your stay here. The best part of this hotel is the rooftop sundeck, where you can just lazily sunbathe as you enjoy the panoramic views! They also have an in-house dive school. 

Price per night: 125 USD onwards 

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7. Rani Beach Resort

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A luxury boutique hotel and spa in Maldives Islands, the Rani beach offers world-class relaxation and unforgettable experiences. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests can enjoy a comfortable stay here. My favorite thing about this resort is that they have a facility of bicycle rentals, which I suggest you must use! How cool would it be to explore the island on a bicycle! Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep and balconies/terraces that offer splendid views of the ocean. The hotel even has a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a garden. Don’t forget to take on their fabulous sunset cruise.

Price per night: 53 USD onwards

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8. Biyadhoo Island Resort

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The Biyadhoo Island Resort is located at just 30 minutes from the airport by a speedboat. This is a tropical haven enclosed within the turquoise folds of the Indian Ocean, offering fascinating glimpses of the simple, yet breath-taking beauty of Maldives. Fringed by a crystalline lagoon and powdery white sandy beaches, Biyadhoo is blessed with lush tropical vegetation and famed to have the best house reef in the whole of Maldives! Popular among the diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, the island will provide peace and tranquility to your worn-out soul.

Price per night: 141 USD onwards

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9. Mango Surf House

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Located on the island of Himmafushi, the Mango Surf House is an affordable and complete solution for surfing and watersports in Maldives. This resort was initiated to serve as an accommodation to surfing and water sports enthusiasts. They are perhaps the best guide in Castilian surf spots being well acquainted with the area. Your guide from the resort will strive to offer you the best surfing experience. The reef walk is easily accessible from this place.

Price per night: 200 USD onwards

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10. Fihalhohi Island Resort

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Fihalhohi Island Resort gives you the opportunity to dive into a world where crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean are a constant setting. Perfect for travelers seeking a relaxing environment that offers a great selection of accommodations and dining options, access to excellent diving spots, and countless leisure activities. This 3-star Maldivian resort provides guests with modish rooms and water bungalows for complete comfort and an exceptional array of facilities that offer the finest luxuries the island can give include restaurants like Palm Groove, bars, diving center, and spa.

Price per night: 197 USD onwards
 
 
Many times, our preconceptions hinder us from exploring some of the best experiences of life. With this list of such awesome budget resorts, you got to start planning your Maldives escapade now! 
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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