12 Best Cheap Resorts In The Maldives - Updated 2024

Shamika
Shamika 
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With breathtakingly beautiful private cottages built on stilts over the deep blue ocean and miles of beaches with powdery white sand and crystal-clear water, the archipelagic country of Maldives is a dream destination for travellers around the world. There are a lot of interesting things to do in this charming nation of islands. If you want to immerse yourself in the rich culture of this Indian Ocean archipelago, visit Malé. The capital city is brimming with museums, contemporary art galleries, and ancient mosques. Adventurers must visit the island of Dhigurah, home to whale sharks and dolphins. If you wish to explore the natural beauty of this island nation without paying exorbitant prices, check into one of these best cheap resorts in the Maldives.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. Equator Village Resort (from USD 162)

Have a blissful vacation at this beachfront resort that boasts a huge outdoor swimming pool and a private beach area. It’s one of the most affordable resorts in the Maldives and is ideally located only 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from Gan International Airport. With the airport shuttle service, you can easily get here.

The resort caters to all of your needs and offers first-rate services including complimentary WiFi access. You can choose to play tennis or relax in the on-site spa. Along with a variety of activities including cycling and fishing, the property also offers water sports facilities such as diving. There is a restaurant on site that serves a variety of cuisines to meet your gastronomic needs. 

The air-conditioned rooms provide you with a gorgeous sea view along with cable TV, an electric kettle, and a mini-bar. There is a seating area just outside your room where you can enjoy a cup of tea.

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Equator Village Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Addu Atoll (seenu)
547.14 km (340.0 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden

2. Biyadhoo Island Resort (from USD 129)

This 3-star resort, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and dazzling blue waters, provides attractive beachfront lodging and a range of water sports. You’ll get round-trip speedboat service from the Malé International Airport. One of the best places to stay in the Maldives, this property boasts a spa where you can unwind with a relaxing massage and a semi-open-air restaurant that provides a wide range of fresh seafood and cuisines from around the world.

The rooms have traditional wood furnishings and you can enjoy serene views of the surrounding flora. In addition to having safe tea/coffee-making facilities, all units have air conditioning. You can spend your afternoon windsurfing or snorkelling in the pristine waters. The library is a wonderful place to relax after a busy day.

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Biyadhoo Island Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Biyadhoo
33.99 km (21.2 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

3. Hondaafushi Island Resort, Vaikaradhoo (from USD 245)

Situated in Vaikaradhoo, this amazing island resort offers everything you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Start your day with a refreshing workout at the on-site fitness centre, then enjoy a buffet breakfast at the resort restaurant, followed by a walk down to the beach where you can soak up the sun and salt. The hotel also offers free WiFi throughout the premises, a 24-hour front desk, and a bar where you can enjoy delicious handcrafted cocktails.

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Hondaafushi Island Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Hondaafushi Island, Haa Dhaalu Atoll
288.57 km (179.4 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry

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4. Jeym Lodge, Thoddoo (from USD 72)

Situated in Thoddoo, this beautiful resort features rooms with a private balcony offering panoramic views of the island and the coastline as far as the eye can see. The hotel offers a restaurant offering delicious continental breakfast every morning and a complimentary airport shuttle for your convenience. The rooms are decorated in serene and earthy tones, lending them a sophisticated yet cosy vibe, and each room features a flat-screen television, a tea and coffee maker, and a seating area.

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Jeym Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Moon Light Goalhi Blue Berry
68.97 km (42.9 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry

5. Kanborani, Huraa (from USD 75)

About 60 m (197 ft) from Huraa Bikini Beach, this hotel in Huraa offer cosy and comfortable accommodations. Select rooms come with a private balcony, where you can enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the sea views. Complimentary toiletries and free WiFi are available in each room.

The hotel also has a shared terrace area and lounge, barbecue facilities, and water sports facilities for an additional charge. The staff is extremely helpful, and there’s a 24-hour desk that can help you in booking nearby tours to make the best of your stay on the island.

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Kanborani

Wifi Available

Address: Huraaveli
14.48 km (9.0 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry Internet services

6. Unima Grand, Male City (from USD 139)

Situated close to the Male Ferry Terminal in Male City, this hotel is a practical and comfortable option for a fun vacation in the Maldives. The location is ideal in terms of accessibility to nearby water sports facilities, including snorkelling, canoeing, diving, fishing, and windsurfing.

The hotel also offers free WiFi in all areas, a free airport shuttle and car hire facilities. After an active day out, relax in the on-site spa centre that offers a variety of facial and body treatments and salon services.

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Unima Grand

Wifi Available

Address: Roashanee Magu
5.19 km (3.3 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

7. Portia Hotel & Spa, Dhiffushi (from USD 58)

Located close to Male International Airport in Dhiffushi, this three-star hotel offers a luxurious beachfront accommodation featuring standard and deluxe rooms with a private balcony and sea views. The hotel provides a complimentary airport shuttle, free WiFi throughout the property, and a wellness centre that offers facial and body treatments to soothe and relax your tired muscles after a long day of water sports. The on-site restaurant features a continental breakfast, and you can also relax on the sun terrace.

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Portia Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: beach road Dhiffushi Portia Hotel
32.02 km (19.9 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Ironing service

8. Rosemary Boutique, Maafushi (from USD 97)

Situated in Maafushi, this four-star hotel offers upscale facilities for discerning guests at a reasonable price. You can enjoy free WiFi throughout the property. Kick-start your day with a delicious continental breakfast, followed by fun sports activities such as cycling, walking tours, snorkelling, diving, and fishing at an additional charge.

Finally, enjoy the themed dinner nights at the on-site restaurant and soothe your tired muscles at the spa centre. The hotel also provides an airport shuttle for an additional charge, as well as express check-in and check-out service.

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Rosemary Boutique

Wifi Available

Address: Ziyaaraiy Magu Road
30.67 km (19.1 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry

9. Athens View Hotel, Guraidhoo (from USD 180)

Situated just 100 m (328 ft) from Guraidhoo Beach, this 3-star hotel offers cosy rooms ideal for families or a group of friends. A continental or buffet breakfast is served every morning. Free WiFi is available in all areas for your convenience. There’s also a 24-hour front desk and a terrace, where you can enjoy views of the island and the beachfront.

There are cooking classes available on site for an additional charge. Those looking to be a bit more active during their holiday can indulge in outdoor activities, such as diving, canoeing, hiking, and fishing.

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Athens View Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Lainoofaru Magu Alivaage
35.87 km (22.3 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

10. Kaani Palm Beach, Maafushi (from USD 108)

This four-star resort offers breathtaking views of the sea since it is located right on Bikini Beach in Maafushi. The hotel has an infinity pool overlooking the beach, and an on-site restaurant that offers al fresco dining with seaside views and a continental breakfast every morning.

Guests can indulge in water sports nearby for an additional charge. The hotel offers family rooms if you are travelling with young children, and each room features a minibar, a flat-screen television and free WiFi.

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Kaani Palm Beach

Wifi Available

Address: Beach Front
30.65 km (19.1 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

11. Huvan Beach Hotel at Hulhumale' (from USD 78)

Offering three-star accommodation with free on-site parking, free WiFi and an on-site restaurant, this hotel is perfect for couples, solo travellers and small families. It is steps away from Hulhumale Beach. Each room is equipped with modern amenities, including a flat-screen television and a minibar. Select rooms come with a balcony. In addition, the hotel provides an airport shuttle for your convenience, a mini-market, and barbecue facilities for an additional charge.

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Huvan Beach Hotel at Hulhumale

Wifi Available

Address: Kaanimagu Lot 10710
749 meters (0.5 ft) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

12. Mookai Hotel, Male City (from USD 78)

Situated a short boat ride away from the nearest international airport, Mookai hotel offers apartment suites and individual rooms with an en-suite bathroom. You can enjoy a tea and coffee maker in your spacious room, along with a minibar and free WiFi. After a long day of exploring the Male City, unwind in the rooftop pool or sauna. There’s also a fitness centre, a steam room, and a hot tub on site for your relaxation.

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Mookai Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Meheli Goalhi
5.09 km (3.2 mi) from Central Park (Hulhumalé)

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

Enjoy a blissful vacation in the Maldives

A vacation in the Maldives invokes a relaxing image of soft white sands under your feet and crystal-clear waves lapping up around your ankles as you take a walk down the beach. Fulfil your dream by booking a stay in cosy and affordable accommodation.

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