How to Save On a Vacation to the Maldives

Relaxing on the beach sipping some bubbly at Centara Ras Fushi
Relaxing on the beach sipping some bubbly at Centara Ras Fushi

The Maldives is becoming the perfect NEW romance and adventure destination for couples and honeymooners with well over 120 resorts to choose from, offering Overwater Bungalows similar to French Polynesia and catering to all clientele from budget to luxury. IslandsEscapes Experts at Goway can assist you putting the perfect Maldives vacation package together for you and your clients. While the Maldives is perceived to be an expensive destination out of reach for someone on a budget which can be true, there are definitely ways your clients can save making it possible to experience this bucket list destination.

Water Villa and a beautiful sunset at LUX South Ari Atoll
Water Villa and a beautiful sunset at LUX South Ari Atoll

Qualifying you clients, knowing what their interests are and the budget they are working with is vital to creating the perfect Maldives vacation package for your clients allowing our team here at Goway to offer the best value and inclusion possible working within their budget.

For long haul destinations like the Maldives booking your airfare early is key for your clients to take advantage of the best possible pricing. Airfares typically increase as seats sell and the closer you get to departure so the earlier you book the better your fare will be. Eight to ten months in advance is the best time to book.

Unique underwater dining experience at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Unique underwater dining experience at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

As Maldives is not known as an island hopping destination but rather a one island stay, the longer the stay can reflect in the savings your clients will receive. Also getting around the islands can require a seaplane, domestic flight and or a boat transfer which can get expensive so it is most common to stay at one resorts for the duration of your clients vacation to take advantage of specials such as stay / pay promotions, dollar or percentage off value, free room or meal plans upgrades and of course honeymoon promotions such as the bride stays free just to name a few. Your Goway Islands Expert will be able to assist in offering the best possible offer for your clients stay.

Seasonality can also play a big part in the cost your clients will encounter, if they have flexibility shoulder season can be a great time to travel and still be outside of peak rainy season (Mid-April, May and October) deals can be as much as 50% off high season rates as well as many specials include free meal plan upgrades.

Experience off roading on the Sundowner Safari in Dubai
Experience off roading on the Sundowner Safari in Dubai

With the Maldives being located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, everything is shipped. What does that mean to your clients, it means the cost of a bottle of water can upwards of $11USD including tax and gratuity, a typical dinner will cost your clients around $115USD per day, so it is highly recommended to pre-purchase a meal plan or even better upgrade your clients to an AII-Inclusive package if possible so your clients can have ease of mind knowing they will not have any unexpected costs after departure at check-out as well they will can save on the mandatory and local taxes of 22% on avg. they will be paying locally.

See: Maldives on Sale

Our last suggestion on how your clients can save and still make it to this bucket list destination it is to incorporate a stop-over along the way. To get to the Maldives your clients are going to have to transit via an international gateway such as Dubai which give them the opportunity to have the same duration of vacation at a fraction of the cost. Check out Goway’s Dubai and Maldives Vacation Incl. Airfare where you can incorporate some adventure like the Sundowner Safari as part of your stopover.

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