10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives

Budget Resorts Maldives
Written by Town & Tourist

The Maldives is stunning tropical paradise, a floating heaven out in the Indian ocean! Crystal turquoise waters make it one of number one places in the world to spot a diverse range of colorful sea creatures, from dolphins to turtles & even rare tropical fishes!

The word “Beauty” is often overused especially when it comes to travel destinations, but the serene atmosphere, clear blue sky’s and warm sunshine make the Maldives one of the most Beautiful places on earth! 

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Wonderful Maldives-Fulidhoo-Island

So you’ve seen the incredible water bungalow resorts, where you can dip your feet in the clear waters every morning & even dive in! But wait…what about the price?? For many they believe the Maldives is just way out of there budget & just too expensive!

To be honest, alot of the resorts are which makes them popular with the wealthy or with people celebrating  really special occasions, such as honeymoons!



But do not weep…town & tourist has come to the rescue, our travel experts have scoured the Maldives to find you the top Budget hotels & resorts to indulge yourself in without breaking the bank!

So dive right into our Top 10 Budget Resorts/Hotel Resorts below!

(Some of these in the Resorts in the list are all inclusive full luxury resorts, while others are simply highly rated guesthouses are simply somewhere to base yourself from just $30/night!)

Best time of Year to visit the Maldives?

The Maldives have a tropical climate and thus are hot and sunny all year round, averaging temperatures of 22ºC-32ºC.

Peak Season is between December-March, so expect higher prices.  Monsoon season is between May and October. At this time of year, you will find better hotel/resort prices yet still great weather. 

10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives:

10. Biyadhoo Island Resort

Located in South Male Atoll, approximately 30 mins from the airport by speedboat is Biyadhoo Island Resort on Biyadhoo Island.

A heavenly paradise surrounded by crystal clean lagoons & fine white sands! The island is also famous for it’s superb tropical house reef which is very popular for snorkelers & divers alike!

Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives - Budget Resort

Biyadhoo Island Resort Maldives – Budget Resort Source: Biyadhoo Island Resort (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

Insider Trip: 

Try the restaurant for some delicious, cuisine. Also the Staff here are really friendly!


Prices start at just $120/night!

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9. Fun Island Resort

Located on the beautiful Bodufinolhu Island, in the south Male Atoll is the appropriately named Fun Island resort, which really is a fun place to be!

Here you can sample various water sport activities from Canoeing, to jet skiing. The rooms are not amazing but the island is, so it’s well worth it for the price.

Fun Island Resort Maldives: Budget Resort

Fun Island Resort Maldives (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

Insider Tip:

Try the Dolphin safari or Sunset Safari.


Prices start at just $110/night! 

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8. Tropical Biosphere Hotel 

Want something real cheap nearby to the above resort? Check out tropical Biosphere hotel, a 3 star hotel at Kamadhoo part of Southern Maalhosmadulu Atoll. A double room here is traditional yet functional putting you in the heart of the maldives at a bargain price. 

Tropical Biosphere hotel Maldives Budget Hotel

Tropical Biosphere hotel Maldives Budget Hotel (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)


Prices start at just $60/night!!!!

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7. Thundi Guest House 

This 3 star guest house is another budget friendly option! Basic Rooms here offer AC, WIFI and beach front balconies with gorgeous sea views. The best thing about this guest house is it’s location on the gourgeous island of Fulidhoo.

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Fulidhoo Guest houses maldives (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

The guest house is also just 250 yards from Fulidhoo Cave and the Reef Tip Faru Kolu. In a

Located on a sandy beach with crystal clear sea water, Thundi Guest House offers simple accommodation in the island of Fulidhoo. The property is 250 yards from the Fulidhoo Cave and the Reef Tip Faru Kolu.

Insider Tip: 

Be sure to try out some diving at Kunaavashi Kandu Diving Point, just half a mile away.


Prices start at just $120/night!!!!

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6. Acqua Blu Rasdhoo

Probably the best value guesthouse in the entire Maldives, welcome to Acqua Blu Rasdhoo. The rooms are simple yet effective, comfy bed, Aircon and clean…what more do you need!

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Acqua Blu Rasdhoo-Budget-Maldives (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

This is the perfect place to rest your head, after a busy day snorkelling, diving or enjoying water sports and even fishing excursions!

Insider Tip: 

The manager Hassan is very helpful & engaging.  The nearby waters offer a great opportunity to see tropical fishes & even sharks while diving!


Prices start at just $30/night! 

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5. Araam Stay

Araam Stay is a brand new 7-story boutique hotel, manufactured from eco friendly materials! The word “Araam” means comfort in the Maldivian Language.

Due to it’s location, the hotel accommodates mostly for short term or in transit travellers. A simple place to crash for a night in Hulhumale.

Araam Stay maldives Budget Guesthouse

Araam Stay maldives Budget Guesthouse (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)


Prices start at just $30/night!!!

Most affordable short stay hotel in the Maldives!

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Location:Unigas Magu Lot 10788, Hulhumale 20021

4. Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Kuredu Island Resort is one which offers a hell of alot more for not much more in price! It is the only resort on the island of Kuredu, in Lhaviyani Atoll

The Resort is a typical Magical Maldives Resort! Expect, gorgeous crystal lagoons, white sandy beaches. Overall, there are 387 rooms, 9 private pool villas, a family suite villa. 50 Water Bungalows and 100 Jacuzzi beach villas!


kuredu-island-resort-and-spa-Budget-Maldives (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

Inside Tip:

Take a seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport, the 40 minute flight is a bucket list experience in itself.


Prices start at just $190/night! 

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3. Reethi Beach Resort

Located on Fonimagoodhoo Island, is the 4 star Reethi Beach resort in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. The staff of Reeth Beach Rsort & and their family all live in a few buildings, known as Fonimagoodhoo village.

At the resort you will find a selection of villas, bars, restaurants and even a spa.

Reethi Beach Resort Maldives on a Budget

Reethi Beach Resort Maldives on a Budget (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

Water Sports & Diving:

This is the perfect place to indulge in some diving & some exicting water sports!

The beach villas here are modern, yet still true to the Maldives culture and the did I mention the on water bungalows…wow! There isn’t as many here as some other resorts so be aware that they sell out fast!


Prices start at $300/night+ and it sells out fast!

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2. Paradise Island Resort

Coconut palms, crystal waters and heavenly white sands! Paradise Island resort truly lives it to it’s name! Located in the North Male Atoll, this relaxed island resort is an unreal destination at surprisingly affordable price!

There is always a fun daily activity, like crab races or Karaoke! Also try the shark or sting ray feeding in the evening for free!

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Paradise Island Resort Maldives Budget Resorts – (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

The resort also offers a complimentary photo shoot, with one photo for free.

Insider tip: 

Stay in the Water villa not the heaven villa you will get a similar experience for a lower cost. The only difference being no hot tub.


Prices start at just $200/night! 

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1. Bandos Maldives

Located just 15minutes (8km) from Male in the North Male Atoll is this exquisite yet affordable gem!
Having undergone recent refurbishment, the resort is now looking amazing! Rooms range from garden hotel rooms, to beach bungalows and even over water villas!

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Bandos Resort Maldives- (10 Best Budget Resorts in the Maldives)

The resort is all inclusive with onsite spa, 5 restaurants and even a kids club!

Insider Tip:

The Jacuzzi Beach villa is unreal!


Prices start at $180/night+  Book well in advance as it sells out fast! (I’m not joking!)

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