Unbelievably Affordable Resorts in the Maldives (Yes, They Exist!)

Shruti Sivakumar

Last updated: Nov 20, 2018

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The white sand and clear waters of Maldives make for the perfect tropical getaway. Imagine relaxing and enjoying the views of this beautiful island while sitting under a cosy shack, or diving into the ocean and being mesmerized by the beautiful marine life. Has a holiday to Maldives always been on your mind? But every time you think of it, your pocket pulls you back thinking about the how much it’s going to cost. The struggle of finding a decent budget hotel is real, and we completely understand that. And so, we bring you the top 5 budget hotels in Maldives that will ensure you have a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank.

So, pull out your flip-flops and beachwear and dive into a fabulous beach vacation.

1. Masaaree Boutique Hotel


This boutique hotel located on the Maafushi Islands is truly a home away from home. This safe haven is nestled in a quiet and serene location that will enhance your holiday experience. The hotel staff are extremely friendly, helpful and polite. The beautiful wooden furniture and welcoming atmosphere combined with modern facilities like a flat-screen TV, minibar, and free Wi-Fi, gives this place a warm home-like environment. The hotel has an in-house restaurant that serves a delicious breakfast.

Room Costs: Starts at INR 3900* per room

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2. Aveyla Manta Village


This hotel has 16 rooms spread across two floors. You can savour a buffet breakfast every morning and enjoy various activities that are offered by the resort. A diver’s paradise, this hotel offers activities like diving, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing and a lot more!

Reaching Ayeyla Manta Village is made easy by the hotel management as they provide free transport from the airport. The minimalistic and modern design of the hotel has everything a star-studded hotel has to offer right from a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, safety deposit box to a beautiful en-suite bathroom. You can also indulge yourself at the in-house spa, dine under the stars, or watch the sunset from the deck.

The private beach and the owners of the hotel being diving instructors are an added bonus, making this the perfect place for a memorable holiday.

Room Costs: Starts at INR 4,425* per room

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3. Batuta Maldives Surf View


Located on the serene Thulusdhoo Island, your vacation begins the moment you reach the hotel. This beachfront property is about a 30 minutes’ speedboat ride from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. The five rooms on this property come equipped with air-conditioning/ceiling fan, wardrobe, free Wi-Fi and bathrooms with modern fittings. You can sample delicious Maldivian and international cuisine at the hotel’s in-house restaurant. What makes this hotel special is its close proximity to the city’s main attractions such as Cola Surf, Chickens Surf Point, Lohis Surf and more.

Room Costs: Starts at INR 3467* per room

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4. Bibee Maldives


This boutique guesthouse provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms as well as public areas, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, and luggage storage.  You can choose between a standard double room, deluxe double room and deluxe triple room for your stay. Irrespective of the room you choose, your stay at Dhiffushi Island is sure to be comfortable and hassle-free if you choose Bibee Maldives. And don’t forget to indulge in a traditional Maldivian style breakfast that is served at the restaurant of the hotel. The in-house restaurant also offers a wide range of fish and seafood options for lunch and dinner.

Dhiffushi Island is surrounded by shallow lagoons and a rich and diverse marine life, making water sports such as diving and snorkelling a lot of fun.

Room Cost: Starts at INR 3517* per room

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5. Seahouse Maldives Topdeck Hotel


This affordable hotel is only ten minutes away by speedboat from Male City and is only 1.5 km from the Male International Airport. The hotel is a steal if you wish to stay close to the city at an affordable price. The rooms come equipped with a wardrobe, ironing facility and a work desk; the bathrooms have modern fittings and also house a hairdryer.

While at the hotel, you can pamper yourself with traditional massages and also try you hand on the barbeque grill. Some of the other activities you can enjoy at the hotel are banana boat rides, sailing, rowing and foot reflexology.

Room Cost: Starts at INR 4455* per room

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*Hotel tariffs are subject to change