TOP 10 Cheapest Resorts in the Maldives

April 23, 2024

Our guide to the top 10 budget-friendly hotels in the Maldives is perfect for those seeking an affordable holiday in this idyllic honeymoon destination. These hotels provide excellent in-room amenities, proximity to major attractions, and outstanding service without breaking the bank. With options ranging from chic boutique hotels to picturesque overwater bungalows, you can enjoy white sandy beaches and vibrant marine life for less than US$ 400 a night. Additionally, choosing locations with lower transfer costs enhances your access to thrilling activities in the Maldives. Here are our top picks for great value stays.

REETHI BEACH RESORT

Reethi Beach Resort

Location: Baa Atoll
Price: US$ 150-300/night
Transfer fee: US$ 540/adult

Reethi Beach Resort offers a serene escape, embracing the relaxed local lifestyle. This verdant island paradise features activities like catamaran sailing, canoeing, kitesurfing, and waterskiing. The resort’s excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities allow guests to explore vibrant underwater life, including fish, turtles, and occasionally dolphins. Named one of the World’s Best Budget-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations in 2017, the resort offers Water Villas with lagoon access, soaking tubs, and traditional décor. Rooms include modern amenities, and Wi-Fi is available for purchase.

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MALAHINI KUDA BANDOS

Malahini Kuda Bandos

Location: North Male Atoll
Price: US$ 225-455/night
Transfer fee: US$ 85/adult

Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort, located on a small island in the North Male Atoll, offers an excellent-value escape in the Maldives. Easily reachable by a brief boat ride from Male airport, this resort features 82 rooms divided into two categories, a variety of dining options including two restaurants and a bar, and additional amenities such as a spa, gym, and water sports center. The resort is surrounded by stunning white sandy beaches and offers activities like house reef snorkeling and world-class diving to enhance its modern comforts. Only ten minutes from Male airport, this relaxed island resort offers affordable luxury with a casual, barefoot atmosphere. Previously an uninhabited companion to the Bandos Maldives resort, Malahini Kuda Bandos has been transformed into a straightforward, relaxing Maldivian getaway with numerous new facilities and contemporary accommodations.

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furaveri island resort

Furaveri Island Resort & Spa

Location: Raa Atoll
Price: US$ 370-640/night
Transfer fee: US$ 400/adult

Furaveri Island Resort & Spa offers outstanding value and is perfect for both couples and families. Located in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives, this new luxury resort is run by a local business, promoting a genuine Maldivian experience while preserving the natural beauty of the area. Accessible by a 45-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, the resort features 107 private villas tailored to individual preferences, nestled among lush greenery, on pristine beaches, or over a vibrant turquoise lagoon. The resort boasts a variety of dining and leisure activities, a rich house reef with diverse marine life, and a PADI five-star certified dive centre offering a wide range of diving and snorkeling programs.

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Location: North Male Atoll
Price: US$ 300-520/night
Transfer fee: US$ 190/adult

Meeru Island Resort, one of the largest 4-star all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives, boasts 286 rooms and suites, including 106 water villas—more overwater rooms than any other Maldivian resort. Popular for repeat visits, the resort caters to all ages with separate areas for families and couples, featuring two swimming pools, two buffet restaurants, and two spas. Recognized as a top family resort, Meeru offers affordable family plans, fun facilities for children and teens, including The Komas Kid’s Club, and multiple dining options to cater to diverse tastes.

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KUREDU ISLAND RESORT

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Location: Lhaviyani Atoll
Price: US$ 240-430/night
Transfer fee: US$ 390/adult

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, located on the north reef of Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, is a favorite among divers due to its stunning natural beauty and abundant marine life. This 4.5-star resort, one of the largest in the Maldives, offers a relaxed atmosphere with 383 rooms, including beach and water villas. Accessible by a 35-minute seaplane flight from Malé, the resort features a dive and snorkel center, water sports, a spa, and golf and tennis facilities. It also boasts a kids’ club and a wide selection of dining options, including the unique 5.8 Undersea Restaurant at the nearby Hurawalhi Maldives resort.

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Filitheo

Filitheyo Island Resort

Location: Faafu Atoll
Price: US$ 240-430/night
Transfer fee: US$ 390/adult

Filitheyo Island Resort stands out as one of the premier destinations in the Maldives, particularly cherished by diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Nestled in Faafu Atoll, it is renowned for being among the most pristine atolls, teeming with vivid marine life and thriving corals. The resort features a stunning white sandy beach lined with palm trees, mirrored in the crystal-clear turquoise lagoon. Guests can enjoy comfortable accommodations nestled amidst lush vegetation or perched over the water, savor exquisite meals under the stars, indulge in spa treatments, embark on excursions to uninhabited islands, and choose from a plethora of activities. Adding to its allure, Filitheyo offers exceptional diving and snorkeling experiences at its vibrant house reef, making it a true jewel in the Maldives’ crown.

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Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Location: South Male Atoll
Price: US$ 400-800/night
Transfer fee: US$ 180/adult

Adaaran Club Rannalhi, situated in the South Malé Atoll, offers everything necessary for an ideal Maldives vacation—pristine white sand beaches, clear turquoise waters, a variety of water sports, all-inclusive dining, and comfortable accommodations either beachside or overwater. While there are more luxurious and expensive hotels nearby, Adaaran Club Rannalhi’s relative proximity to Malé airport and its reasonable pricing make it an appealing option. An Italian tour operator often books about half of the resort’s rooms. Although this occupancy is lower during peak season, the resort maintains a distinct Italian ambiance. If this aspect doesn’t deter you, Adaaran Club Rannalhi presents excellent value for money.

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canareef resort

Canareef Resort Maldives

Location: Addu Atoll
Price: US$ 230-380/night
Transfer fee: US$ 400/adult

Canareef Resort invites you to experience the ultimate Maldivian retreat, featuring 271 spacious rooms perfect for a honeymoon, family vacation, or a getaway with friends. Embrace a world of serenity and bliss where the azure waters kiss the endless horizon, and soft white sands transition into the calming rhythm of sun and sea. Located in the picturesque Addu atoll, this idyllic sanctuary combines tranquility and pure indulgence with comfort and relaxation. Surrounded by stunning views, Canareef Resort offers a wealth of amenities designed to cater to your every desire, ensuring a memorable and rejuvenating stay.

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summer island maldives

Summer Island Maldives

Location: North Male Atoll
Price: US$ 300-400/night
Transfer fee: US$ 180/adult

The Summer Island Maldives Resort, a 4-star facility reopened in early 2015, offers a tranquil and relaxing beach holiday. This value-focused resort features 156 spacious rooms, an infinity pool, a luxury spa, and modern amenities including a gym, yoga room, and library. Situated on a private island in North Male Atoll, it boasts white sand beaches, blue seas, and both beach bungalows and water villas. Activities include water sports, with excellent conditions for windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Just 15 minutes by seaplane or 50 minutes by speedboat from Male, Summer Island is perfect for those seeking a serene getaway or a romantic honeymoon, despite being less luxurious than nearby alternatives like One & Only Reethi Rah.

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sun siyam olhuveli

Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives

Location: North Male Atoll
Price: US$ 300-400/night
Transfer fee: US$ 180/adult

Spanning three idyllic islands and accessible by a 45-minute speedboat ride, Sun Siyam Olhuveli provides a range of accommodations from Maldivian-inspired suites to contemporary villas. Designed for your complete satisfaction, the all-inclusive resort features three swimming pools, including a stunning adults-only infinity pool, alongside a captivating lagoon that invites adventure. Offering a variety of activities, pristine beaches, and exceptional dining, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort delivers excellent value in the Maldives. The resort’s 164 rooms vary from simple beach villas to luxurious Water Villas, with adjoining rooms available for families.

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