Best Places for Backpackers in Maldives.

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Maldives : rains in paradise

Maldives: Rains in Paradise spectrum on the turquoise waters

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A Million Shades of Blue in The Maldives - Part One

What an amazing destination: The Maldives, and Six Senses Laamu no less. I promise there is no filter on the photos you see below. The water is just that blue! As a travel consultant, one of the perks of the job is getting selected to travel to exotic destinations all in the name of “research”. For the purposes of this trip, you can appreciate “research” meant trying out the various overwater restaurants and partaking in the surprising amount of activities there are to do on an atoll in the middle of nowhere. Although it was only last week, my time in this remote corner of the globe feels like a dream in which I am floating on a cloud of blissed out happiness.

Sally Cochrane

The flight to Maldives

Last September my boyfriend and I embarked on the most wonderful and romantic trip in our life, to a picturesque island Bodu Hithi, on the North Male Atoll, in the heart of the Indian ocean. The flight to Maldives

Alisa Aglintseva

Maldives: Choose a Resort for your Trip knowing the difference

I have been living two years and six months in Maldives, where I have seen and experienced different Resorts and Local Islands. Always people asked me my recommendation for picking the right place and Island for their vacation. Well with a selection of about 130 Resorts it’s not that easy to make a decision.

SibelTuna

MALDIVES: Indian Ocean Begins at Your Front Door

MALDIVES: Indian Ocean Begins at Your Front Door

Yok

City escapade: Enjoy a slice of heaven at Maafushi in 8 unique ways

Situated on the Kaafu Atoll (also known as South Male Atoll) in the Maldives, Maafushi is a long, narrow island just forty-five minutes away from the Male international airport by speedboat, and packed full of fun, good food, amazing marine fauna and beautiful scenery. Only six years ago, this island was a quiet little spot on the map, filled with local fishermen and their families, but since the introduction of the new Maldivian Tourism Act, the local island has transformed and evolved into a bustling tourist attraction, and it has far since earned its boasting rights.

Adventure 师姐 Shi Jie

Maldives: The Tropical Paradise

So me and my fiancee decided to spend our annual vacation in Maldives last July 2016. Our decision was partly influenced by one of our friends who convinced us to take a group booking in one of the travel agencies in Dubai so we can cut the cost of travelling to this sought-after tropical-island nation and tourist destination. It was our first time to travel together outside our own home country – the Philippines since both of us are working in United Arab Emirates.

Piggybear Travels

Budget Travel In The Maldives

The 1200 islands belonging to Maldives are everything that anyone could hope for in an island getaway. The peaceful atmosphere combined with influence from surrounding countries in Asia and Africa, as well as the kind locals and delicious food, the island nation is a beautiful and magical place.

baye-bryant

Maldives: Feeling the Sunny Side of Life - Part 1

I remember day dreaming about the white sands and the emerald waters of Maldives, ages before I set foot into Male! It was my 25th birthday, and I’ve been saving for quite a while to take this trip – Maldives doesn’t come cheap! For a while I obsessively read up on this amazing chain of tiny islands that resemble paradise; reading reviews online on different resorts, going through travel blogs and talking to pretty much everyone I know who has been to Maldives before. I just needed to know if it does have the alluring charm that we see in all the pictures online.

Vindya Vithana

Fantastic place for snorkeling, island Biyadhoo

If you are tired of gray routine days, it’s time for a change and bright colors. Maldives is a place with an abundance of blue sea, azure sky, white sand and green palms. And there is a lot of sea life, which is important for people like me… real snorkelers (snorkeling is swimming with a mask, snorkel and fins).

Sibtravellers

The Maldives on a Budget

Would you like to go to the Maldives but you’re not a millionaire? That’s not a problem! Let me show you how to travel the Maldives on a budget.

german-rodrigo

Top 13 hostels in Maldives.

There are 13 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Maldives.

Midsummer Thulusdhoo

Midsummer Thulusdhoo

Thulusdhoo is a beautiful and peaceful island located in North Male' Atoll, Maldies, only 30 minutes speedboat ride from Velana Nasir International Airport, Maldives. 'Coke & Chicken' Surfers's spots are ample to describe the island of Thulusdhoo - treasured among the ocean lovers across the globe.

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Salt Beach Hotel

Salt Beach Hotel

Salt Beach Hotel located in Maafushi, overlooking the spectacular beauty of crystal clear blue sea with magnificent beach view, a splendid sight of long stretched white sandy beach. Easily accessible with transfer by hotel Speed Boat service from Velana International Airport is just 35 minutes. M

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UI Inn

UI Inn

You can go for a long relaxing walk on the beach at morning or just sit at the balcony and enjoy the greenery view. Hotel UI provides the right atmosphere for the guests. We have a total of 12 fully furnished rooms fitted with LCD TV and Satellite TV (+200 channels). The AC rooms are equipped w

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Batuta Maldives Surf View Guesthouse

Batuta Maldives Surf View Guesthouse

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Maldives Islands, look no further than Batuta Maldives Surf View Guesthouse. The city center is merely 25.0 Km away and the airport can be reached within 90 minutes by ferry and 25 minutes by speed boat. With the city's main attractions s

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Beach Heaven Maldives

Beach Heaven Maldives

"Beach Heaven" Guest House in Huraa Island. It started in 2014 with only 3 rooms, but it is growing by local people's help. Now Beach Heaven has 18 rooms in 4 local houses side by side, (3+5+4+6 rooms) with double bedrooms, bathroom inside each room, air conditioning, ceiling fan, free wi-fi.

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Amazing View Guest House

Amazing View Guest House

Amazing View Guest House is near by the beach and close to the local shops. The property can arrange bicycle if guests like to ride by themselves to go one place to another within the Island. Neighbors are very friendly. No any noise around calm and quit area. Amazing View Guest House officially

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Summer Home Kelaa

Summer Home Kelaa

Summer Home Kelaa is a newly built Guest House located in the north end of Maldives at Kelaa island. It’s just 3 minutes walking distance from one of the most beautiful beach in the Maldives, where snorkeling, fishing and in short 'island life' is it’s finest. Summer Home offers modern 3 rooms w

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Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo

Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo

Whether you are looking for a vibrant island trip or a relaxed beach break Canopus Retreat can provide your home away from home. Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo boasts well decorated modern 07 luxurious Ocean View guest rooms, with 04 Standard Deluxe Double/Twin rooms and 01 Family Deluxe room with th

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Mathiveri Inn

Mathiveri Inn

Mathiveri means greatness. There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, so come explore, indulge, experience and enjoy the greatness of the simple island of Mathiveri. Mathiveri is a place for everything with population of 830 people, and everything in its place. Experience the island lif

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Local Island Inn

Local Island Inn

Here is your opportunity to experience the Maldives in a way that is totally unique. Local Island Inn is well known to offer that. This is an experience the resorts just cannot offer with same spacious rooms and almost all amenities that a resort can offer but, with the touch of the true Maldivi

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Ithaa Beach Maldives

Ithaa Beach Maldives

We ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional, friendly and courteous service. To maintain a clean, comfortable and well maintained premises for our guests and staff. We provide at a fair price - well-prepared meals, using only quality ingredients. We also make sure that all guests are tre

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Le Vieux Nice Inn

Le Vieux Nice Inn

Le Vieux Nice Inn is a chic European designed Inn offering a level of style and sophistication unsurpassed in the Maldives. Set on Hulhumale Island the largest man-made island in the Maldives connected to the airport. We are adorned with a vast white sand beach and splashing turquoise bay. Our guest

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Bibee Maldives

Bibee Maldives

Restaurant in the ground, first floor with sea view serves European, Indian, Chinese and Maldivian Dishes and on the rooftop open air terrace serve private dinner. Bibee Maldives will give you the opportunity to do many activities similar to any luxury resort for a budget price in this guest hous

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Maldives Travel Guides

A Week In Tropical Paradise: Dos Palmas Island, Palawan

The Planning. My family and I always make it a point that we get to travel at the least once in a year. I’ve been dreaming to visit Palawan since forever, but my family was never a fan of beaches. So I thought I would have to wait until I’m…

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Fantastic place for snorkeling, island Biyadhoo

If you are tired of gray routine days, it’s time for a change and bright colors. Maldives is a place with an abundance of blue sea, azure sky, white sand and green palms. And there is a lot of sea life, which is important for people like me… real snorkelers…

> Read More

Maldives: Choose a Resort for your Trip knowing the difference

I have been living two years and six months in Maldives, where I have seen and experienced different Resorts and Local Islands. Always people asked me my recommendation for picking the right place and Island for their vacation. Well with a selection of about 130 Resorts it’s not that easy…

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My trip to Kuala Lumpur

Aug 2016 Making of the travel plan First things first, I love to travel. I dream about travelling all the time. There were so many obstacles in my way when I was planning this trip. When I finally boarded the plane I couldn’t believe it. I was about to get…

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Maldives: trip to Male and Bodu Hithi

Last September my boyfriend and I embarked on the most wonderful and romantic trip in our life, to a picturesque island Bodu Hithi, on the North Male Atoll, in the heart of the Indian ocean. The flight to Maldives The flight to paradise was not an easy one. I have…

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Hotelier's off duty adventure: Samal-Talikud Island Hopping

Hoteliers are known to be soldiers in the hospitality industry. The demand of work makes us almost impossible to enjoy our social lives. Fellow employees became our family, and when time allows us to take a break, we pack our bags and go straight to the beach! We usually enjoy…

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City escapade: Enjoy a slice of heaven at Maafushi in 8 unique ways

Situated on the Kaafu Atoll (also known as South Male Atoll) in the Maldives, Maafushi is a long, narrow island just forty-five minutes away from the Male international airport by speedboat, and packed full of fun, good food, amazing marine fauna and beautiful scenery. Only six years ago, this island was a quiet…

> Read More

Budget Travel In The Maldives

­A natural wonder and home to mesmerizing sunsets, white sand beaches, fresh seafood and plentiful marine life… Paradise? Yes. The 1200 islands belonging to Maldives are everything that anyone could hope for in an island getaway. The peaceful atmosphere combined with influence from surrounding countries in Asia and Africa, as…

> Read More

Maldives: The Tropical Paradise

THE PARADISE EVERYONE IS DREAMING OFF..  So me and my fiancee decided to spend our annual vacation in Maldives last July 2016. Our decision was partly influenced by one of our friends who convinced us to take a group booking in one of the travel agencies in Dubai so we…

> Read More

Maldives: Feeling the Sunny Side of Life - Part 1

I remember day dreaming about the white sands and the emerald waters of Maldives, ages before I set foot into Male! It was my 25th birthday, and I’ve been saving for quite a while to take this trip – Maldives doesn’t come cheap! For a while I obsessively read up…

> Read More

A love letter to Rio.

My first and (so far) only true Love. I label myself a classical carioca, genuinely satisfied being born in this amazing city, and proud of my personality shaped by her incredible atmosphere. Oh, you don’t know what carioca means? Is time to visit Rio, my dear friend! Carioca is the…

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Travel Guide: The Underground River in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

From the crystal-clear turquoise waters to the jaw-dropping rock formation, it’s no surprise Palawan is climbing its way up to fame that equals other world’s famous islands, such as Santorini, Maldives and French Polynesia. “Palawan is the Philippine’s answer to paradise.” – Planetware “…one of the world’s wonders of nature….”…

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