Who here has been to the Maldives and how much did it cost? Thinking of going here for a honeymoon trip! Also, any tips on traveling here is appreciated!

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Assuming you are in the 48 states....

It's gonna cost you $1-2 k a seat to get to MLE each.

It's gonna coat you $500 each to sea plane transfer to your destination.

Many do Maldives on hotel points not cash so 50-80k points a night. 5th night free or high hundreds to thousands in cash.

F&B is then another expense and expensive and you are captive.

Activities, again and you are captive.

You are starting at $10k if you are paying for rooms. Want a more upscale destination, W or RC instead of Renaissance and you'll be moving up from there.

Why follow the herd down to Greece on holiday, love in the 90s, it's paranoid. Sorry I digress. Why Maldives. For the flex? Other locations you could consider instead that are just as awesome. Lombok or a safari or Mauritius for example but if you only have 5 days and the cash / points then go for it.

like

I’ve wanted to go to the Maldives ever since I found out about it, but you are definitely right about how money might be better used vacationing somewhere else. I’ll look into those other options you listed!

like

I did this for my honeymoon. It’s a country with a lot of different hotels, so you have to find something in your budget. I paid about $800 a night to stay at the Viceroy, which is now the JW Marriott. It was July-August, which is definitely off season. Food was extremely expensive. Cheapest drink at the bar was the local lager beer at $9. This is probably true everywhere. Another driver of cost is seaplane, which you typically go through the hotel to book. Ours were around $600 each RT.

like

You’re right, sex at the Hyatt Place BWI is just as good as the deck of an overwater bungalow in the Indian Ocean.

like

Been to maldives 3 times. Tried out 3 different resorts. 2014 Reethi Beach in Baa atoll, 2015 vilamendhoo in south ari atoll; 2018 mirihi in south ari atoll. Three different budget group.

In order to narrow down what might suit you the most. Could you share some of your “wish list”? For example, do you dive/snorkel? So we can recommend a resort with a nice house reef or better dive center; do you prefer beach villa or over the water (price difference); do you prefer boutique or bigger resort islands?; do you mind paying extra $500 - $600 USD per person to take the seaplane or a short speedboat transfer is ideal (cost way less).

Without these specific, it’s hard to provide an estimate on how much it might cost. There are so many different islands with different price range.

like

You could get flights to and from Bali, transfers to Lombok a week at a nice resort in Bali so many to choose. Back when, I was a big traveller with Stanwood so stayed at the Laguna luxury collection in Bali with a room with direct pool access and a Butler. The resort is surrounded by this huge pool.

On Lombok the Sheraton is great. Though there are now newer options. Sheraton outside the US are mostly a lot nicer. The pool suite there is currently hundreds of dollars a night. Lombok inland tours and the rice fields / Hills are amazing. The water and the Gili isles are great.

like

Going to Cabo in March for a week. Any tips are completely appreciated. First Vacation out of the Country!

Maldives is amazing for couples, terrible for singles. Make sure your resort has free transfer to and from the island from the airport. Remember it’s a dry country unless you’re on a resort so don’t expect night life

Related Posts

What credit card to you recommend pairing well with chase sapphire preferred for maximizing redemption? Pretty new to points and def don’t know a lot! I’m considering one of the Marriott cards bc we love Marriott or an Amex one! Any ideas appreciated 🤗 TIA!!

like

Traveling after being local for a couple of months. Gotta say I dont mind the occasional trip. Like..once every couple months

like

What are everyone’s thoughts on tourism in Hawaii? I’ve heard a lot about the negative impact it has (especially recently). I hesitate to make the trip because of it…curious of what others know/have experienced.

like

Hi 🐠! I have 200k AmEx points accumulated (10 yrs of travel heh) Best suggestions for using or converting them? Am considering Hilton points, seems like gift cards have a worse exchange rate. Thanks!

like

Just curious, what have people used the Marriott Ambassador Service for? Wanted to know if there were things I'm missing out on :p

like

Will be in Miami from Saturday - Tuesday for a mom/daughter trip! Any recommendations? TIA😇

I need 33k more Marriott points for my anniversary next week. Will pay $200 Paypal/Venmo/whatever. Any 🐠 out there want to help out? ❤️

like

new york marriot marquis..if only not because the SPG points, this will be my go to hotel. amazing space, seems the lounge is also good

like

Anyone have an extra black coffee ticket for tomorrow at Brooklyn Mirage?

like

Who else has been ‘carded’ recently for using corporate codes with Marriott?

like

If you cancel a hotel a day before through concur can you dispute the fee they charge?

Looking for a resort to use points at for a girls getaway. Limitation is no zika places so pretty much continental US or Bahamas. TIA!

like

Looking to visit San Juan (Puerto Rico) for labor day as a solo traveler. Anyone else planning to be there around that time?

like

Fellow tcsers, where are you travelling to this and the next weekend??

Any recommendations for resorts in Antalya, Turkey?
I’m planning to meet family there and we’ll have a 5yr old with us too.

like

Hey all! Need a couple book recs for an upcoming beach trip.

Looking for a great non-fiction, relating to travel or world history (not just one moment in time). Could also be about the marketing world or memoirs of a business leader kinda thing.

Fiction wise I also like fantasy, paranormal, and romance. Some fave book series are the Black Gryphon from Mercedes Lackey, Game of Thrones, and From Jamaica Lane series. Similar books?

like

Is there a way to go between terminals at jfk after security? My flight is in terminal 1 but I want to go to the Amex lounge in terminal 4

like

Hi, Anyone travelling from India to USA in 3 weeks?

like

For Big City moms (NYC, Chicago, SF): what is your favorite city strollers? I am considering buying vista uppababy (or bugaboo cruz) as primary and a yoyo (or mountain buggy nano) as the light, foldable for traveling. Didn’t hear people having good experience with mockingbird; but would love survey this group

like

Going to Barcelona and Maldives for honeymoon in late October-early November. Any tips/suggestions for both and experiences anyone want to share? Going to Barcelona first and then Maldives

like

More Posts

How old were you when you became a junior?

likefunnyuplifting

I want to sit on somebody’s face from this bowl and rapture their hypothalamus. Goodnight 💤

funnylike

Hello fishes,

What is the salary range for the process advisor role in Barclays.

like

Hi all,

Once we quit
Tata Consultancy, after how many years can we re-apply? Is there official notice for same? Are there any TnC?

Thanks

like

What color is your stethoscope?

like

Me: time for bed!
Brain at 2am: do you know what your biggest mistake was this year?
Me: no, what?
Brain at 2am: ...
Me: no, what?!?!
Brain at 2am: let's just review them all, shall we?

likefunny

What’s the best OHM fork? Anyone in any?

like

Working as a penetration testing role(Security), Anyone know any company that allows 90 days notice period.?

like

How are you all feeling about the war in Europe and it's potential to turn into a nuclear disaster? Happy Tuesday 😅

As a moderate libertarian, perhaps leaning more to the right, do you feel comfortable being you and having your own identity? Or do you feel you must be a die hard liberal within your office?

like

Is there anyone from Deloitte Global ? Have a few questions to ask. Happy to DM. TIA!

like

Hello I am international candidate graduating in December'22 in the US, looking for referrals in consulting/ data analyst or similar roles. Happy to connect and discuss ? #referrals #jobhunt

like

Hi Fishes, what is the hierarchy structure at Novartis?

like

My LWD in TCS was Aug 19th. Date of exit in epfo portal is not updated yet. Should I update the date of exit in epfo portal or TCS will do it?

like

Has anyone completed the Sustainability and Climate Risk Certification offered by GARP? Needed some inputs around study materials and practical benefits.

like

Best men’s polo t shirt?

like

Cyber Security vs Analytics? Which technology skill set is more in demand in the Life sciences?

like

Any fishies have advice for people who are extremely self-conscious? I just moved to a new city and everyone here is like beautiful and super fit, and I’m not too confident about myself or my appearance and it’s kinda bringing my spirits down :(

like

Hi fishes,

I need a job in QA for manual and automation.

Please refer me in MNC.

Turnips are 546 for next hour!

likehelpful

Additional Posts in Travel Tips & Secrets

Random question for anyone who has ever exchanged/gotten a replacement away travel suitcase. Is there any flexibility to get a different color? My interior zipper broke and I stopped in a store to ask if they do repairs and they said to bring it in and they’ll just replace it. I wouldn’t hate switching the color but feel weird asking for some reason

likesmart

Best bang for your buck resort in Maldives?

like

What are the most underrated destinations in Canada?

like

Help!! My bestfriend is doing two months abroad and was trying to fly into turkey when they told her she couldn't because her passport expired within three months.

She went to the US Embassay in Athens knowing she had a month left of traveling, and gave her an emergency passport and punched holes in her exsisting one. Now no country will let her in with her emergency passport.

Can her mom get her a passport in the US and ship it to her? Is there anyway around this?

Thank you!!

like

Company wants me to travel to Austria for training/meetings/etc. I'm a US permanent resident. I applied for a Schengen business visa thru VFS in Miami. It's been pending with the Austrian consulate in DC for almost 2 months now because they said they need confirmation from the AMS in Austria if I need a work permit/work visa to be there. Both myself & the CEO of my company have tried contacting the AMS there multiple times with no response. Sort of stuck in limbo. Any advice?

like

Anyone got money saving tips for 6flags great adventure? Trying to plan a trip to go on a weekday to avoid needing a flashpass. Any other tips?

like

Hello everyone 👋 I am planning on traveling to Athens for the lst week of February and was wondering if anyone has any good tips for a solo traveler. I really live greek food and amthe architecture and would love to experience the local culture

like

What are the best places in Europe to visit in December (with kids)? I'm thinking of spain but not sure if it too rain arround December

like

Newbie here, what’s a good credit card for travel. Starting new job that requires a bit of travel and I’ll be expensing it / being reimbursed. I know I’ll eventually want to get Pre-check. From what I could found it looks like Amex Platinum, chase sapphire or platinum and or the capital one venture card would be my best option. Anyone have personal experience with these cards? Pros and cons

like

Best New Years trip for two

like

Anyone recently traveled to Cebu? Is US vaccine card accepted as vaccine verification?

Suggestions for New England road-trips/sightseeing? Going to be there for three weeks until mid October.

like

I will be traveling with my 15 lb dog. He is a smidge too big to be under seat. Anyone know the requirements for bringing a pet onboard? Does he need to be a certified support animal? What about as checked luggage. Is it as stressful as I’ve heard? This is for LA to a small airport in Europe so there will be at least one unavoidable connection

like

Can I use Marriott suite nights on hotel stays I’ve booked through company travel website?

How long does it usually take to hear back after you apply to global entry?

like