For hardcore backpackers, no trip is impossible.
It’s all about having the knowledge, experience and a little bit of luck to get you from point A to point B. With the vast beauty of the world, all you need now is point a place on the map.
Today, we’ve landed on Maldives — the renowned archipelago boasting of 19 atolls and 1,190, mostly uninhabited coral islands.
Here’s how you can backpack this magnificent place on a budget.
- Book flights ahead of time
One of the biggest expenses you can cut back on is your flight. It’s all about timing and patience. You need to book as far ahead as possible and keep a watchful eye on discounts and deals.
- Hunt for vouchers
From your airline to Airbnb, there are tons of ways you can limit your spending and save more on the trip itself. Be sure to take some time hunting for vouchers or use your points if you’ve amassed enough.
- Stay in Maafushi Island
If you have a limited budget, staying in a guesthouse in Maafushi Island is your best bet. It’s accessible from the capital and has tons of accommodation and restaurant options. The best part? These guesthouses are mostly owned by locals. So you don’t have to worry about ridiculous rates.
- Schedule a cheaper excursions trip
The trick is to book one straight from the guesthouse you’re staying in. This will instantly get you cheaper rates. Tip: Ask what’s included in the excursion trip. You’d want one that also offers lunch, a drink or a few other extras.
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