10 Best Maldives Cheap Resorts

The best hotels in the Maldives – to suit every budget


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Updated June, 2024

Our list of the 10 best cheap hotels in the Maldives will certainly be useful to all those who aspire to spend a budget holiday in these honeymoon islands of the Indian ocean, are afraid of the cost involved to fulfill their dream. Daily beach life there is rather affordable; the two main demanding topics on the budget for such a trip are the travel cost itself and the hotel’s rate.

Ranging from modern boutique hotels with trendy design to overwater accommodation options, travellers will be glad to know that they offer great in-room amenities, a convenient location nearby major sightseeing spots and friendly service staff that look out for its guests. These are some of the best budget hotels in the Maldives – truly great spots to stay the night without splurging senselessly, especially if you know where to look.

This list of the 10 best Maldives hotels for less than US$300 will certainly help you to find the right island for your stay in the Maldives at rock-bottom rates. The resorts on display below are cheap yet, however, all of them offer quality accommodation, white beaches and spectacular marine life for a wonderful and enjoyable vacation. Also, reducing your transfer costs, they’ll allow you to take the most of the exciting leisure activities available in the Maldives. Read on to see our personal top picks.

Also check our Best Hotels in Maldives for Under $300 per night and 10 Most Affordable Water Villas in Maldives.

1 Reethi Beach Resort

Reethi Beach Resort
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Beaches, Diving, Value

A lovely, all-round resort, Reethi Beach is a lush island with an unspoilt setting and follows the relaxed Maldivian way of life. In each of its aspects, you will find a piece of all the best that makes this resort so special. On the water, choose from catamaran sailing, canoeing, kitesurfing and waterskiing. Under water, there's superb snorkelling on the house reef, with the chance to spot many species of fish, turtles and octopus – even dolphins have been known to come this close. Diving is another highlight, with house reef dives and multiple trips further afield on offer every day. Reethi Beach Resort has been named one of the World’s Best Budget-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations by Australia’s leading international travel agency Flight Network in 2017.

Water Villas are built over the lagoon on stilts and feature patios with steps leading into the lagoon, soaking tubs, bathrobes, DVD players, bottled water, tea, teakettles, and sun loungers. All rooms have one king-size bed. Two twin beds are also available in Reethi Villas. Design-wise, villas have parquet floors, white walls with watercolor paintings of flowers or rural life, simple wooden furniture, and colorful throw pillows and curtains. Wi-Fi packages can be purchased for a fee. Read Full Review

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2 Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort, North Male atoll

Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort, North Male atoll
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Best Experience:  Couples, Beaches, Activity, Diving, Value

Malahini Kuda Bandos Resort is a tiny island in the North Male Atoll that offers a great-value Maldivian escape. Accessible by short boat ride from Male airport, the resort has 82 rooms in two categories, verity of culinary options with two restaurants and a bar and the other facilities such a spa, gym and water sports center. A stunning white sand beaches, house reef snorkelling and world-class diving complement the resort's modern amenities. Just ten minutes from Male airport, this laid-back island resort promises affordable luxury and a relaxed barefoot vibe. Formerly the uninhabited sister island to the Bandos Maldives resort, Malahini Kuda Bandos has been redesigned as an uncomplicated and relaxing Maldivian escape, with lots of new facilities and modern accommodation. Read Full Review

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3 Embudu Village Resort, South Male Atoll

Embudu Village Resort, South Male Atoll
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Best Experience: Honeymoon, family, Beach, Diving, Value, house reef snorkelling

Embudu Village Resort is an ongoing success story that follows a simple, proven formula. Embudu’s success is based on its proximity to Male, value for money, a homely atmosphere, an excellent house reef snorkeling and top diving. It does not seem like luxury to you, but Embudu Village is one of the most affordable and suited resorts in the Maldives. Visitors do not come here for luxury accomodation or for fine food (although both are worthy of generous praise) - they head for perfect beaches, snorkeling, diving and water sports, which are on par with the best resorts in Kaafu Atoll.  READ FULL REVIEW

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4 Avani+ Fares Maldives

Avani + Fares Maldives resort for stay in 2023

Set to opening 1st April 2023 Avani’s new debut is bringing relaxed contemporary charm to one of the world’s dreamiest island destinations. Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, Avani’s first property in the Maldives, is set to open in a natural playground of soft white sandy beach and every colour of blue imaginable. Located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll, the 5* star resort will be comprised of 176 guest rooms, including standard accommodation and a selection of villas with pools. Every attention will be given to wellbeing, with décor blending genuine pleasures and modernity. Nearby dive site Ahivahfushi Beyru is an Eden for snorkellers and scuba enthusiasts thanks to a plethora of sea life from Hawksbill turtles to reef sharks and manta rays. Special Limited Time rates from $250! READ FULL REVIEW

• 176 studios, beach villas and over water villas
• Wining, dining and partying on the beach
• House reef just steps from the beach
• UNESCO Biosphere Reserve snorkelling and diving
• 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé

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5 Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort
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Best Experience:    Couples, Family, Value, Diving

The most popopular with divers, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa situated on the north reef of Lhaviyani Atoll, an area known for its unrivalled beauty and tropical marine life. With established, laid-back vibe the resort offers guests the ultimate luxury island retreat and is one of the larger islands in the Maldives. Kuredu is accessible by a 35-minute scenic seaplane flight from Malé International Airport. This 4.5-star resort has 383 rooms, including beach and water villas, making it the second largest resort in the Maldives. The island boasts a dive and snorkel centre, a water sports centre, a spa, golf and tennis courses, a kids’ club, and an extensive choice of restaurants and bars. Kuredu guests can also dine in 5.8 Undersea Restaurant at the neighbouring Hurawalhi Maldives resort.

In addition to the standart AIP for the variety of choices it allows, the All-Inclusive Gold package is a popular meal plan at Kuredu. Its inclusions extend far beyond the ‘unlimited drinks’ concept most commonly found at resorts. The benefits included in the enhanced package mostly relate to the ‘dine around Kuredu’ option. In addition to access to all four buffet restaurants and all bars, guests, regardless of the room category, can also go for a late breakfast to Franco’s, delight in an afternoon snack menu, revel in cuisine at the three a la carte restaurants (Franco’s, Beach Shack, The Far East) with a 50 percent discount – and even have lunch or dinner there once a day at no extra cost – and have unlimited pizzas, burgers and ice-cream during specified times. On the activities front, guests are invited to play a round of golf, sign up for an introduction dive, hop on a sunset cruise boat, attend a group windsurfing lesson, use snorkelling equipment and bikes at no extra cost, practise yoga and be active with some non-motorised water sports. Guests can also block 60 minutes of their time for one of the relaxing Duniye Spa treatments from the special menu too! Read Full Review

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6 Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience: Couples, Family holiday, Over-Water Vollas, Spa, All Inclusive, swimming with whale sharks

Given the need for the Maldives in the 5-star family premium all inclusive hotels, Centara built one from scratch in South Ari atoll (dismantling what used to be Machchafushi). Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa is a perfect match for honeymooners, families and groups on incentives trips, and has a reputation for hosting renewal of vows on its idyllic sandy beach surrounded by lazy palms and sparkling azure waters. The hotel does not look like a typical Maldivian resort, but it works brilliantly. Today, Centara Grand competes on an equal footing with Lily Beach and slightly behind Constance Moofushi.

The Centara has a variety of facilities awaits adults and younger guests, and the latter will enjoy a children’s pool and the Kids’ Club with supervised Camp Safari for the youngsters and E-Zone entertainment zone for those in their teens. The resort has an attractive beach pool with a shallow children's section, a beautiful but expensive Thai Cenvaree SPA (guests receive a daily $ 100 resort credit that buys a 30-minute massage) and a fitness center overlooking the ocean, built on stilts over the lagoon. Guests can snorkel right next to the beach on the beautiful reef house, and the nearest site offers interesting rack-diving. A children's club with a playground is provided for free, and the games room offers snooker, billiards, ping-pong and table hockey. Other offers include beach volleyball, a tennis court, a souvenir shop and emergency medical services out from the crowd. Read Full Review

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7 Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Adaaran Club Rannalhi
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Best Experience:  Couples, House Reef Snorkeling, All Inclusive, Activity, Value

Adaaran Club Rannalhi is located in the South Malé Atoll and has everything you need for a perfect holiday in the Maldives - stunning white sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, water sports, all-inclusive meals, and comfortable rooms on the beach or over water. With a unique location, there are much more luxurious hotels around (and more expensive), but relatively easy access to Malé airport and reasonable prices make Adaaran Club Rannalhi a good choice for the Maldives. An Italian tour operator usually fills around half of the rooms at Adaaran Club Rannalh. That percentage is less than the high season, but still the feeling of an Italian club is everywhere in Adaaran Club Rannalhi. If this does not scare you, then this resort is a good value for money option. READ FULL REVIEW

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8 Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives 2024

Best Experience for:  couples, activities, diving, value

With 271 spacious rooms for your honeymoon, friends or family embrace tranquility and bliss at Canareef Resort, where crystalline waters meet endless skies, and white sandy beaches give way to the serene rhythm of the sun and sea. Offering a sanctuary of solace, tranquility, and pure indulgence, Canareef Resort is the very essence of an idyllic Maldivian getaway. Nestled in the Addu atoll of the Maldives, Canareef Resort offers a combination of relaxation and comfort, complemented by breathtaking vistas and enjoyment with an array of amenities designed to satisfy you.

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9 Sun Siyam Olhuveli

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives
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Best Experience for:  Couples, Families, All Inclusive, swimming pool, activities, kitesurfing

Spanning across three paradise islands and, is just 45 minutes by speedboat, Sun Siyam Olhuveli offers accommodations ranging from Maldivian-inspired suites to sleek contemporary villas. Designed to cater to your every whim, the all-inclusive resort has three pools to choose from, including an adults-only infinity pool that never fails to impress, and the lagoon that may entice you into adventure. With various activities, beautiful beaches, and above-average food, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is a good value for money for the Maldives. 164 rooms range from a basic beach villa to high quality Water Villas, and an adjoining rooms for families. Read Full Review

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10 Furaveri Maldives

Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
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Best Experience:   All Inclusive, Couples, Families, Value, House Reef Snorkeling, Beaches

With an excellent value-for-money and ideal for both couples and families alike, Furaveri Island Resort & Spa is a new luxury resort located in Raa atoll, one of the most developing and most remote atolls in the Maldives. The private Furaveri island is an independent brand that is run by the local business and conceptually linked to a long-standing desire to offer guests a culturally authentic, luxurious island experience in an environment that remains true to the natural beauty and spirit of the Maldives. The resort is accessible by a 45-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. The 107 private villas have been specifically designed to meet guests’ individual preferences and are set amongst lush vegetation, in the first row on a sandy white beach or settled above a sparkling turquoise lagoon.The island also offers a great selection of F&B outlets combined with leisure activities. There is plenty to keep everyone occupied and the array of activities and events on offer is endless. Furaveri is blessed with an incredible house reef with turtles, sharks, rays, barracuda, napoleons, tuna and trevally as well as colourful corals. The resort’s PADI five-star certified dive centre offers a full range of PADI programmes, from Discover Suba Diving to PADI Divemaster along with daily dives and guided snorkelling trips. Read Full Review

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11 Kurumba Maldives

kurumba Maldives
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Best Experience:  Couples, Families, Value, Beach, All-Inclusive

The multiple award-winning resort, the pioneer of the Maldives tourism industry, Kurumba Maldives is proud to announce they have been recognised as 2017’s Best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the world by the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year. Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the resort is set on a tropical island in the North Malé Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10-minute speedboat transfer from the airport. Today, the resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from. Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of a dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike. Read Full Review

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