Maldives has been recognized as one of the world’s tourism paradise. Everything you can possibly imagine about earth paradise are available here, from white-clean sandy beach, clear blue ocean, to the fairytale-like underwater nature.

Oh and don’t forget that Maldives is also famous for its various fancy resorts standing off the beach; framing the limitless blue ocean from its room window. Aah, it really is such an image which makes anyone can’t wait to quickly fly off to Maldives!

The problem is, sometimes “earth paradise” is not friendly to some kinds of people, dude! Especially those who claims to have low budget. Trip to Maldives itself can’t be considered cheap. Not to mention that you need to calculate the budget to travel from Maldives’ city center to your destined resort.

And, those fancy resorts with the view of wide ocean also come with fantastic prices; it could reach more than $1.000. Plus, also calculate the budget for eat and drink, because definitely there wouldn’t be some street food stalls around the resort – not even a minimarket, where you can buy cheap bread or instant noodle to fill up your stomach.

Budget traveller, don’t be sad just yet. Actually in Maldives, there are still a lot of pocket-friendly accomodation. Well although those budget accomodation won’t definitely offer high level of privacy like all  the fancy resorts and cottages.

And, don’t expect a pinch of luxury facilities like private beach and wide ocean to be seen from the room window. But, if you don’t mind with those, then there will be a lot of budget accomodations deserves to be tried out by budget travelers to Maldives. 6 of those can be seen on the recommendation list as below.

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1. Talking About Budget Accomodation in Maldives Wouldn’t Feel Legit Before Mentioning Cokes Beach House, The Best Budget Hotel in Thulusdhoo.

Cokes Beach House, via booking

Don’t think that Maldives consists only of small islands with fancy resorts standing exclusively on each of them. In reality, Maldives also has several atolls with pretty dense population. One of those is Kaafu Atoll, a district in Maldives with Thulusdhoo as its capital.

Cokes Beach House, via booking

As the district capital, Thulusdhoo has several accomodations with much more affordable rates than the luxury private resorts which took the whole island in Maldives. One accomodations that is often mentioned as favorite budget accomodation in Thulusdhoo is Coke Beach House.

One of the reasons of why Thulusdhoo is a favorite resort, is because it is located only 40 footsteps away towards the white-sandy beach. It is very ideal to enjoy the Maldivian charms in budget price, isn’t it?

The atmosphere at Cokes Beach House, via booking
The atmosphere at Cokes Beach House, via booking
The atmosphere at Cokes Beach House, via booking

There are some cool facilties offered by the hotels to its guests, such as many choices of water sports to try. By paying a specific amount of extra charge, guests can try joining a Surf Trip ($2/person), night fishing activity ($75/3 hours), or if you want something free of charge, you can borrow a set of snorkeling equipments for free.

The atmosphere, via booking
The atmosphere, via booking

For the room, Coke Beach House has 4 rooms with publish rate starting from $80/night for low season (between Jan 4 – March 31 and Oct 1 – Dec 20). As usual, you can get the cheaper rate if you make the reservations through various hotel booking sites. Each room has been equipped with fine facilities, from bed with capacity of 3 people, to air conditioner.

Guests can also order a meal package for one time meal ($10/person for breakfast, $12/person for lunch, and $15/per person for dinner), or you can order a more affordable package ($28/person/day for 3 times meal, or $23/person/day for 2 times meal). But if you want to press your eating budget even more, there are many shops in Thulusdhoo; it is something that you will never find if staying at a fancy resort in Maldives.

Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Bathroom, via booking

Just like most hotels and resorts on deserted islands in Maldives, one off the best way to reach Cokes Beach House is by using a speedboat or local ferry. It is advisable for guests to find informations regarding the operational schedule of speedboat and ferry to Thulusdhoo in advance, because some companies don’t operate at certain days.

To ensure your comfort in reaching the hotel, it is suggested to use the airport transfer service from the hotel. The hotel staff will gladly arrange your transportation and adjust it accordingly with other guests in same schedule (if any), so you could share the transport budget from Male to Thulusdhoo.

Address: Core Rate, Thulusdhoo, Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
Check in: 12.00, Check out: 11.00
Rate: starting from $ 71 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, barbecue facility, public lounge, laundry, shops, coffee shop, shuttle service, sport facility (fishing and diving), staffs fluent in English

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2. Faza Inn, Cheap Hotel But Is Not Tacky in Maafushi, Maldives. 

Faza Inn, via booking

If you ignore the existences of luxurious resorts which are often being the image of Maldives, then you can see that Maldives actually has plenty budget accomodations scattered all around the islands.

One of the island with pretty high concentration of budget hotel and cheap guesthouse is Maafushi, an island populed with about 2600 people (survey in 2004, source: wikipedia) that could be reached in 30 minutes using speedboat from Male International Airport (or 90 minutes using ferry). It is estimated that there area more than 30 guesthouses in Maafushi, and one of those which deserves to be checked on is Faza Inn.

Faza Inn, via booking
Faza Inn and the surrounding beach, via booking

There are some reasons why Faza Inn is considered sexy to be checked on by budget travelers. First, the location is only 2 minutes of walking from the nearest beach, and it is only 5 minutes from Maafushi Shopping Center and boat club in Maafushi. Second, it is because the accomodation consists of 2 floors. The upper floor has a terrace where guests can sit back and enjoy the scenery facing the open blue ocean. How awesome could that be?

Area around the entrance, via booking
Lobby and receptions, via booking
Interior hotel, via booking
Terrace at upper floor, via booking

Faza Inn ini offers 5 rooms with different capacities, each rooms were designed with minimalistic concept and is dominated with wooden furniture. Generally, the hotel and room interior at Faza Inn is pretty clean and comfy. Even the rates offered are pretty affordable, which is starting from $ 50 for low season. The images of room atmosphere are more or less like this:

Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Bathroom, via booking

As a conclusion, here are some facilities and the ambiences that you can find around Faza Inn:

Playground facility, via booking
Activity center, via booking

Address: K. Maafushi, South Mali Atoll, Maldives
Check in: 11.30, Check out: 10.30
Rate: starting from $ 50 /night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, business center, money changer, bike rental, restaurant, room service, shops, public lounge, barbecue facility, babysitting, library, outdoor activity (fishing, diving, and other water sports).

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3. Meanwhile, For the Area of Guraidhoo Island, Sun Suite Maldives is One of The Favorite Accomodations for Budget Travelers.

Sun Suites Maldives, via booking

Move on to another island, there is Guraidhoo Island at 32 kilometers away from Male International Airport. This island is one of the most developed islands in Thaa Atoll, an administrative district in Maldives.

The facilities at this island are quite complete, from the education facility to health facility, with very good harbor facility. Due to that, no wonder that Guraidhoo Island often becomes the transit point from other islands around before heading to Male (capital of Maldives).

Island, via booking
Sun Suites, via booking

At Guraidhoo, there are several budget accomodations. One of the interesting one to try is Sun Suites Maldives, a guesthouse located only a few footsteps from the beach. This guesthouse doesn’t only have the cheap rates, which is starting from $45 per night (for low season), but also because it has complete facilities. For example, this guesthouse has a lounge facility for guests to use, and barbecue facility to enhance your vacation atmosphere in Maldives.

Ambience at Sun Suites, via booking
Ambience at Sun Suites, via booking
The fresh ambience of guesthouse, via booking

Other extra, this guesthouse also has terrace at second floor offering the views towards the beach and the ocean. Guests can taste the authentic Maldivian culinary with various menu offered in the guesthouse’s restaurant. And, after satisfied enjoying the beach and ocean view for a far, you can get on to the beach to enjoy various activities offered by the hotel, such as morning or night fishing acitivity, visiting other islands, observing dolphins, snorkeling, and diving.

Terrace doubles as dining area on the second floor, via booking
Beach and banana boat, via booking

For the room, the room interior at Sun Suites Maldives were designed in minimalistic style. Guests don’t need to worry about getting sweaty because each room has been equipped with AC. Each room also features chairs at the cute terrace, so you can sit back beautifully in front of your room if you feel bored with indoor atmosphere.

Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Room facade at Sun Suites, via booking
Seating area at the room terrace, via booking

Address: Vadige, Kaafu, Guraidhoo Island, Maldives
Check in: 11.00, Check out: 10.00
Rate: starting from $45/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, room service, shared kitchen, laundry, money changer, public lounge, barbecue facility, locker, restaurant, tour, garden, outdoor activities (fishing, diving, water sport)

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4. Still in Guraidhoo, There Is Royal Inn Guraidhoo With The Ambience Just As Good As A Star Hotel.

Royal Inn Guraidhoo, via Royal Inn Guraidhoo/facebook
Royal Inn Guraidhoo, via Royal Inn Guraidhoo/facebook

Beside Sun Suites Maldives, there is another budget hotel in Guraidhoo which is too awesome to missed out, it is Royal Inn Guraidhoo. This guesthouse is famous for its very good service, just like its motto: “We are Royal Inn. We give Royal service”, which is proven by how high are this hotel rates at various hotel booking sites. Even the owner itself is famous for its friendliness, and sometimes they do the pick-ups themselves for their guests who just landed in Maldives.

Royal Inn Guraidhoo is located not far from the nearest beach. Just walk a little bit outside the hotel area, guests would have been able to enjoy the clean white-sandy beach and spreading wide blue ocean. For you who loves doing many kinds of water sport, you can use the facilities provided by the hotel such as snorkeling, diving, and more. Even if you want to expand your exploration area, you can join the circling tour to other islands.

Beach, via booking
Snorkeling, via booking
Relax at the beach, via Royal Inn Guraidhoo/facebook
Relax at the beach, via Royal Inn Guraidhoo/facebook

It is not just its outdoor activities that have many varieties, the atmosphere at this guesthouse is also fun. This guesthouse has barbecue facility, so guests can have a little party or have fun while barbecuing. This hotel also has a restaurant and small shops at the hotel area.

Receptions and lobby, via booking
Restaurant, via booking

For the room, this hotel has 4 rooms entirely designed with the ambience that will remind you of a 2 or 3 star hotel. Not only clean and modern, the rooms at Royal Inn also features many facilities to support the guest’s comfort such as tea/coffee-making facility, flatscreen TV, AC, and fridge inside the room. The starting rate is around $50 (for low season). It seems like Royal Inn Guraidhoo really deserves to be checked out by all the budget travelers.

Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Coffee and tea maker, via booking
Bathroom, via booking

Address: Bahaaru Magu Road,Neeloafaru Magu, 08080, Guraidhoo, Maldives
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $50/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, laundry, money changer, restaurant, shops, public lounge, room service, babysitting, 24-hour receptions, garden, outdoor activities (fishing, diving, watersport)

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5. If Looking For A Budget Hotel With Complete Facilities, Zest Cabana in Maafushi Is Pretty Interesting Too To Check On.

Zest Cabana, via booking

Budget hotel doesn’t always need to have a sweet atmosphere. It is proven that in Maafushi, there is a hotel with pretty affordable rates but the facilities are quite complete and interesting. One of the example is Zest Cabana.

Zest Cabana, via booking

Zest Cabana is one of the guesthouse with awesome atmosphere and facilities. The guesthouse is on the same level as a 2-star hotel and it has some facilities that might be rare to find in other budget hotels, such as bar and saloon.

And, for travelers who have vacation in Maldives with kids, this hotel also provides a babysitting facility and a children playground. The guesthouse interior is pretty homey with tropical-style modern minimalistic nuance, which will make every travelers comfy to stay for a long time in the hotel.

Interior hotel, via booking
Interior hotel, via booking
Interior hotel, via booking

Besides having quite a complete facility and comfy guesthouse atmosphere, the rooms at this hotel were designed with the atmosphere which is just as comfy as well. With springbed and room equipped with various facilities such as AC and other stuffs, guests can expect a comfort of resting after finishing many kinds of outdoor activities in Maldives.

Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Room atmosphere, via booking
Bathroom, via booking

As a conclusion, Zest Cabana also offers various outdoor sport facilities for the guests. You can try to do snorkeling, diving, or trying other watersports, either using machines or not. And, you can also relax yourself at its private beach.

Yes, even though it might be different compared to the private beach at the fancy resorts with the rates of hundred dollars per night, this Zest Cabana’s private beach is considered a great facility. Especially because this hotel rate is considered affordable, starting from around $55 per night (for low season).

Address: Roashanee Hingun Road, 08090 Maafushi,Maldives
Check in: 12.00, Check out: 12.00
Rate: starting from $55/night (weekdays, low season) Check Latest Rate?
Facilities: WiFi, airport transfer, shared kitchen, barbecue facility, room service, shuttle service, babysitting, nightclub, dry cleaning, laundry, coffee shop, bar, money changer, saloon, library, bike rental, ATM, shops, public lounge, karaoke, massage, garden, children playground, private beach, water sports (with-machine and without-machine), outdoor activities (fishing, diving)

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