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Discover affordable Maldives

19th April 2016 Print

When one imagines holidaying in the Maldives, 5 star luxury comes to mind with a premium price tag. Yet there are many ways to enhance an experience on the paradise islands without having to break the bank, meaning a fun-filled summer holiday in the Maldives doesn't have to be limited to the super rich or famous.

From choosing resorts that offer complimentary activities as part of an all-inclusive package, to booking early to make the most of tour operators' special offers, there are various ways to get the best value for money from a summer Maldivian getaway.

The following resorts and packages offer the latest generous deals and affordable treats for all to enjoy, couples and families alike:

Complimentary Activities at Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives constantly strives to give guests the best Maldivian experience possible by providing more free events and activities than many of the more remote islands. With a Weekly Activities & Entertainment Programme (subject to change) that includes an exciting range of complimentary activities, the resort provides a 5* experience at an affordable price. Activities include twice weekly Maldivian cooking demonstrations with an expert chef, adult canvas painting classes, wine tasting and Tuesday cocktail evenings which allow guests to mingle with one another and chat with staff members dressed in traditional Maldivian clothing.

Kuoni offers seven nights with breakfast at the 5-star Kurumba Maldives from £1,249 per person, which includes a saving of up to £588 per couple. Price is based on selected dates for June 2016 travel and includes return flights (including taxes and fuel surcharges), transfers and is based on two people sharing a superior room.

To book, visit and quote tour ref: IO0020.

Get a little extra at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Booking a package holiday (flights, accommodation and transfers) will often work out cheaper than booking separately. Western & Oriental offers guests a little extra when they book to stay at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort. Stay for seven nights and pay for six, plus one child (up to 11 years) will receive 50% off transfers and meals in resort.

Prices start from £3,875 per family based on two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Room on a full board basis, including return economy class flights and speedboat transfers. This offer represents a saving of up to £340 per family and is valid for travel completed between 1 May – 31 July and 1 – 30 September 2016.

To book, visit

'Family Getaway' package at Dusit Thani Maldives

With the year-long 'Family Getaway' offer from Dusit Thani Maldives, families can relish in the breathtaking resort for less this summer as little guests can receive discounts and complimentary treats, all of which enhance the whole family's experience at this idyllic paradise and help to create everlasting memories. Whilst children under the age of 12 can share a room with their parents completely free of charge, other advantages include one in-villa private BBQ dinner, a one-time guided House Reef Snorkel or Turtle Quest Excursion for the whole family, as well as special air transfer rates from Male International Airport to the resort. Furthermore, complimentary activities are offered at the refurnished Baan Sanook Kids Club that inspires fun, learning and creativity in a supervised environment and children are entitled to free ice-cream, soft drinks and fruit juices during their stay.

Prices start from approx £2,366.59 ($3,370) per night based on two adults and two children sharing a Two Bedroom Ocean Pavillion with Pool from 3 – 10 June 2016.

For more information and to book, visit

Buy three nights and get three nights free at Hulhule Island Hotel

Book three nights' stay from approximately £840.50 ($1,198) per couple (plus taxes) in a Deluxe Room with direct access to the beach and get three nights free at Hulhule Island Hotel. Located on the International Airport Island, the hotel offers complimentary airport transfers to/from the airport as well as complimentary breakfast. The hotel also offers thoughtful extras such as complimentary pick-ups and drop-offs for discounted excursions such as fishing trips, diving and snorkelling tours, and seaplane photo flights. The optional island hopping tour offers guests the chance to explore the Maldives further, as they're taken by speed boat to another picnic island or resort where they can make use of the pristine white sand beaches.

To book, email sales[at] and quote 'VFM March 2016' at least 30 days prior to date of travel. The offer is valid for travel until 31 March 2017.

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