Cheap flight tickets to Maldives

Cheap flights to Maldives

The smallest country in Asia, Maldives is home to about 1,200 coral islands and sandbanks divided into atolls. Its biggest cities are Kulhudhuffushi, Hithadhoo, Fuvahmulah, and Malé, the country’s capital. Although there is a total of 10 airports in the Maldives, only four are international airports. You’ll find them in the city of Malé (Velana International Airport), on the islands of Hanimaadhoo (Hanimaadhoo International Airport) and Maamigili (Villa International Airport), and in the atoll Gan (Gan International Airport).

From Kuala Lumpur, you can easily find cheap flights to Maldives. You will most likely touchdown in Malé, the main gateway to Maldives’ stunning islands where the Velana International Airport is located. Since it sits atop its own island called Hulhule, it is one of the most picturesque airports in the world. Imagine a landing strip surrounded by crystal-clear waters. From Hulhule Island, transferring to your final island destination is easy too. Simply arrange island transfers with your accommodation or for a more affordable option, take the public ferry to Malé city proper, where it is more convenient to find your way around.

Why plan a trip to Maldives

Maldives may be Asia’s smallest country as well as the world’s “lowest” country at 1.8 metres above sea level, but it is no doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. In fact, it has been tagged time and time again as a go-to for honeymooners.

There is also no denying the country’s natural beauty. Sightseeing starts as soon as tourists board their flights to Maldives. First off, the capital city’s airport is a spectacle worth keeping your eyes peeled for. If you arrive at the Velana International Airport in Malé’s Hulhule Island, get ready for sweeping aerial views of landing strips in the middle of bright blue waters gently lapping along the airport’s shores. Once you transfer to Malé city proper, make sure to check out its many shops and stores. Visit the National Museum and the city’s many mosques, too.

What’s next after Malé? Beaches, beaches, and more beaches! The islands of Veligandu, Alimatha, and Kunfunadhoo are perfect picks for the quintessential luxury stay in a Maldivian paradise. Laidback Feydhoo and Gan won’t disappoint either. However, if your base is Malé, consider island-hopping to what they call “local islands”. These spots – such as Thulusdhoo, Maafushi, and Gulhi – offer more budget flexibility, although you may have to prepare for long island transfers. Plan your Maldives trip extensively if you choose to go for such an adventurous journey. With a variety of options in terms of cheap flights to Maldives, you’ll have no problem crafting an itinerary anyway.

Something to note: As Islam is widely practised in the country, public beaches require more modest swimwear. Simply put, if you want to rock a bikini, stay in privately owned or managed islands and resorts.

Best time to visit Maldives

Weather situations in Maldives aren’t so complicated. When planning your Maldives trip, all you have to remember is to avoid the rainy season from May to October – unless choppy boat rides and wet sand everywhere is your thing. That said, the best time to book Maldives flights is between November to April. If you want to see the country in all its warm sunny glory, those are the months safest to visit.

Something to note: Although there are only two seasons (wet and dry) in tropical Maldives, rain patterns vary per area. Generally, heavy rainfall hits the northern atolls from May to November, while the same thing happens to the southern atolls from November to March.

Maldives travel budget

The Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR) is the currency in Maldives. As of 28 May 2019, MVR1 is worth RM0.27.

The daily budget for a Maldivian getaway ranges from MVR800 (RM216) to MVR13,000 (RM3,530) or more! Surely there are ways to cut down on expenses, especially with several meals and accommodation options to choose from. On the other hand, the sky’s the limit if you’re looking to splurge. There are more than 200 luxury hotels and resorts in the country, and the average cost of a single meal in any of these posh spots is MRV2,000 (RM540). That’s in comparison to around MVR160 (RM43), which will get you a decent meal in some cities and towns.

Accommodations in Maldives are diverse; average rates are easily compared online. Hotel prices start at around 700 MVR (190 RM) and affordable Maldives flights are available all year round if you know where to look.

Maldives visa information for Malaysians

All nationalities are issued a 30-day tourist visa on arrival in Maldives, given that you have the proper documents. This includes your passport and air tickets to Maldives, as well as confirmation from the resort or hotel you’ve booked with.

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Information is accurate as of 28 May 2019.

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