Suggestion to save on your trip to Maldives
All inclusive, please! The Maldives is an island with limited land resources, so you can only imagine how much it costs to build a resort, maintain it, and make it attractive to tourists. The high cost of real estate, high taxes imposed on foreigners, added to the fact that just about everything is imported are some of the top reasons why the destination is so expensive.
Many of the top-rated properties offer “half board” or “full board” options, in which breakfast and dinner or all meals are offered as part of the nightly rate. Keep in mind, however, that only fewer packages include liquor too. We bought a full board package, which included liquors and even the mini-bar with appetizers, water, beer and wine were replaced daily.
If you’re staying in a resort, the best option is DO opt for an all-inclusive package that will cover your meals throughout your stay. If you want to have more freedom on your major meals, be aware that a complete meal for a couple, with appetizers, desserts and cocktails will range around $300. In addition, there is 22% of taxes + tips. We preferred to choose an intermediary room, but with a complete gastronomy experience and this was a happy choice.