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Maldives on a Budget« on: April 22 2007 05:04:00 »
Is the Maldives on a budget possible? All I get are quotes from what appears to be way overpriced resorts ($1400+ US per week) - or are they all priced like this? Thinking of going there beginning of August for a week. Do I go north or south atolls for this time of year? Can anyone recommend a cheap resort where surfers get picked up by the boat daily for trips to the reefs? I would prefer to contact the resort myself than have to go through these surfing vacation operators. Any help appreciated.
RE: Maldives on a Budget« Reply #1 on: April 22 2007 07:04:00 »
dude I think the airfare is like 1500.00
RE: Maldives on a Budget« Reply #2 on: April 22 2007 21:04:00 »
not when you're flying from sri lanka - then its only 340. Too used to cheap indo trips, then to have to pay $1400 for nothing but a guy with boat for potentially crowded waves....
RE: Maldives on a Budget« Reply #4 on: April 22 2007 23:04:00 »
Hard to do Maldives on a budget easiest cheapest & best wat to do maldives is a probably a trip through sri lanka then a surfboat there around a grand aussie a week check worldsurfaris out there your best bet
RE: Maldives on a Budget« Reply #5 on: April 23 2007 11:04:00 »
On a budget doesn't work so well because of the need of a boat to get to the breaks(unless staying at one of the surf resorts - which are not budget). The currents are very strong and it is not possible to just paddle to a spot from the next island.
RE: Maldives on a Budget« Reply #6 on: April 23 2007 18:04:00 »
I run a small surf travel company called Liquid destination. My tours are $4000 (aus) for 10 nights on a boat down south. I don't know if $4000 is exactly considered budget but the Maldives areas down south aren't exactly budget destinations. If you want a chat about where to go or some advice flick me an email on [email protected]
(even if it's no my tours i might be able to help)
RE: Maldives on a Budget« Reply #7 on: April 25 2007 03:04:00 »
There is a budget surfing company that offers cheap rates, especially when you come with a group, USD 60 per day. Staying in a guesthouse and doing daytrips.