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Top tips for finding the perfect the Maldives hotel
The Maldives are an archipelago of islands in the Indian Ocean. The largest town is Malé, an excellent place to base yourself from which you can explore the rest of the archipelago. Here, the Sala Boutique Hotel will make for a good place to stay.
The main airport serving the Maldives is Velana International Airport on Hulhumale. This island has a busy urban centre and leafy suburbs and promenades you can walk along with the Indian Ocean below. A great hotel to book here is Rivethi Beach Hotel, which will give you easy access to both within a mile.
To experience the authentic non-tourist lifestyle of the islands, visit Maafushi, an off-beat getaway set among fishing jetties and old sailors' huts. It has wonderful private beaches, and the whole town has an old-world charm which you can experience by staying at Rosemary Boutique hotel. In the northern part of the Maldives, you will find Utheema. This island on the Haa Alif Atoll is known for its clear white sands and almost transparent sea waters. Utheema has many local heritage sites like Utheemu Ganduvaru, a place built from timber now over 500 years old, and the childhood home of Mohammed Thakurufaanu, a national hero.
Sample traditional local seafood cuisine in the small town of Feydhoo, which still preserves some of the original dishes of the Maldives, particularly its seafood curries. Foodies may opt to stay at the Equator Village Hotel.
For a completely unusual experience, take a day trip from Malé to the small private island of Niyama, where you’ll find the Subsix underwater bar and restaurant. Here you can dine 20 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean whilst observing the marine life through the restaurant's glass walls.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in the Maldives if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in the Maldives for 3 days.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in the Maldives, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in the Maldives in August and June.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in the Maldives found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $215, while the most expensive was $288.
Book more than 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your the Maldives accommodation.
FAQs when booking a hotel in the Maldives
With its idyllic scenery and climate, the whole of the Maldives is ideal for a romantic couples’ holiday. Veligandu Island is the pick of them all, located on one of the narrowest strips of land in the North Ari Atoll. It offers a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities, most of the latter of the aquatic kind. For the full honeymoon experience, book at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.
The Maldives island of Vihamanaafushi is the preferred place for revellers and holidaymakers wanting to make the most of the archipelago's nightlife. The most famous venue for this is Kurumba Maldives, a hotel that hosts a constant stream of nighttime entertainment. Live jazz is a speciality. The hotel also boasts a spa and a dive centre that allows you to explore the subterranean coastline during the day. Otherwise, head to Kuredu resort island, also very popular with the party crowd. A good choice of hotel on this island is Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.
Most of the annual events and festivals in the Maldives are of a religious nature and follow the Muslim calendar. The Kuda Eid Festival is a 3-day celebration of the end of Ramadan; it’s when the islands break out in traditional dance ceremonies that are interesting for tourists to observe. The festival takes place on all the islands, with the bulk of the festivities centred around the capital of Malé. To be close to the centre of the town at this time, book a hotel like the Samaan Grand.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Maldives.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Malé (89% of total searches to Maldives). The next most popular destinations are Bandos Island (4%) and Malé (3%). Searches for hotels in Bolifushi (3%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in Maldives is Kaafu. Maale and Alif Dhaalu are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Maldives for as cheap as $37 (Malé) in the last 3 days. The average price is $422.
In the last 72 hours, users have found Maldives hotels for tonight for as low as $48 (Maafushi). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $48 (Maafushi) and 4-star+ hotels from $86 (Malé).
Where to stay in the Maldives?
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