10 Best Maldives Cheap Resorts 2023
The Most Affordable Island Resorts in The Maldives
Updated April, 2023
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.
MALDIVES RESORT Packages, Offers & Promotions
- Nova Maldives: 52% off on all meal plans and room types.
- Cora Cora Maldives - 40% OFF, in Premium Inclusions & flexibility
- Hideaway Beach Resort - BOOK DIRECT – 25% OFF
- Anantara Maldives - UP to 35% OFF, Anantara’s special offers
- OZEN COLLECTION - Save 25% on Luxury All Inclusive Plan
- Crown & Champa Resorts Special offers: Up to 30% OFF for stays from now into 2024
- Constance Maldives - UP to 45% OFF, for stays until 29th Sep 2023
- Baros Maldives: 41% off - Special Offer with airport transfers, HB included
- Milaidhoo Island, Baa atoll - 41% OFF (B&B)
- Kuramathi SUPER SAVER: 45% OFF All Meals Included
- Adaaran resorts: - SECRET DEAL OFFER – EXTRA 10%
- VIEW MORE MALDIVES RESORT PACKAGES
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Activities, Solo, Nightlife, Value
Kandima is a "new look" of the Maldives combining wild parties in the beach club, extensive dining options and even a chance to see the dolphin from the bathroom. It's about genuine hospitality with a human face and clever solutions that use the latest innovations, not to mention the playful spirit of a private island. Kandima was a late-comer to the Maldivian tourist market and is markedly different to the classic honeymooner resorts. It's aimed at sports-loving, party-going groups as well as couples and active families, and has a range of accommodation options, from affordable studios to luxury pool villas.
Located on a lush tropical island in Dhaalu Atoll is just a 30-minute flight from Velana International Airport, Kandima offers a choice of 266 stylishly designed studios and villas, with 11 different categories to choose from. The four-star plus resort has first class facilities, boasting the largest pool in the Maldives, tennis courts, an art studio, a marine biology school, a kids club, a game room, a library, a gym, a yoga studio and a spa. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Rates
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 DISCOVERY rates from $315! 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
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Couples, Family, Value, House Reef Snorkeling, Diving
For many visitors Filitheyo Island Resort is one of the best hotels in the Maldives, and definitely a secret dream for everyone who loves diving and snorkeling. Filitheyo Island Resort is located in Faafu Atoll, the undisputed winner among the most unspoiled atolls of the Maldives, abundant in vibrant marine life and healthy corals. Snow-white sandy beach with fringe of palm trees reflected in the turquoise lagoon, comfortable accommodation in the depths of dense vegetation and over the water, delicious food under bright stars, spa, excursions to uninhabited islands, a large choice of activities, and last but not least fascinating diving and snorkeling at house reef - here is an approximate picture of Filitheyo, a brilliant emerald in the crown of the Maldives. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: for activities, diving, Couples, All Inclusive
A paradise for divers and beach lovers, Innahura Maldives Resort, the latest addition to the portfolio of Crown & Champa Resorts. Opened on November 2018 the brand new 3-star island resort is located on Innahura island in south-east edge of Lhaviyani atoll an accessible by a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé Airport. The island resort boasts 78 Beach Bungalows complemented by an overwater bar, main bar and a wholesome buffet style beachfront restaurant. The beach bungalows are perfect for honeymooners, families planning a long overdue get-together, and anyone who fancies a week or two living the good, easy life with as much or as little to do as one’s heart desires. Prodivers dive center, different water sports, work out at the state-of-the-art-gym, play badminton, football or that beach holiday classic, beach volleyball are complement resort facilities. If all the talk of moving around is exhausting, try the total relaxation on offer at Duniye Spa. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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 ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
Best Experience: Family Value, Activities, surfing
Kandooma is the Maldives' most accessible and budget-friendly resort, and your holiday starts the minute you disembark from the plane. Set on a beautiful, palm-fringed island in the South Male Atoll, from the moment you check into one of the resort’s laid-back beach villas, your break is sure to be packed with private beach relaxation, sensuous spa treatments and all the sun-filled fun you could ever want. Whether you’re an active adventurer yourself, or just fancy letting the kids go wild with a complimentary snorkelling session – dive, surf, fun tube or paddleboard, you can do it all at the Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives. Surrounded by world-class dive sites and surfing spots, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma lies 40km south of Velana International Airport, Male and in true tropical paradise fashion. The way to get here is via a 40-minute speedboat ride to the South Male Atoll. Read Full ReviewCheck Availability and Prices
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