Hello there! I know it’s been 10 weeks since my trip to Maldives, I just finished my 5th day blog post (too busy!). Some of my friends in Facebook sent private message to me asking how much we spent. So here I will try my best to give the exact details of what I spent during my 6day adventure. (February 5-10, 2016)
NOTE: PLEASE CLICK THE POST-PER-DAY LINK FOR TIPS/ITINERARY/DETAILED PRICE ON FOOD AND ACTIVITIES
Airfare and hotel:
300.00 sgd – Tigerair roundtrip ticket.
750.00 usd – Beachwood hotel deluxe triple room for 5 nights (750/3 = 250 usd per pax) including buffet breakfast
440.00 usd – Rountrip speedboat transfer from Airport to Maafushi Island for 7pax (440/7 = 63.00 usd)
13.00 usd – Lunch
25.00 mvr/1.70 usd – snack
25.00 usd – night fishing
Read Maldives 1st day blog post
100.00 usd – day visit to Adaraan Prestige resort
130.00 mvr/8.70 usd – dinner
Read Maldives day 2 blog post
12.00 usd – late lunch
5.00 usd – snacks
15.00 usd – buffet dinner
Read Maldives day 3 blog post
85.00 usd – half day spa activity (including 3 spot snorkeling, dolphin cruise and lunch at sand bank.)
50.00 usd – parasailing activity (100.00 usd for two, 70.00 usd for solo)
12.00 usd – buffet dinner (discounted all thanks to the Filipino crew at Arena Beach Hotel 🙂
60.00 mvr/4.00 usd – grocery (tried their local non-alcoholic drink)
50.00 mvr/3.40 usd – tip to Filipino therapist (for the spa)
Read Maldives day 4 blog post
13.00 usd – lunch at Thai restaurant
9.00 usd – ice cream (for the sake of free wifi access. lol)
1.00 usd – boat fare from Male City to Airport.
15.00 usd – burger king dinner courtesy of my friend Ben (I won our bet haha!)
10.00 usd – cheapest souvenir shirt that we found (normally 30+ usd for good quality shirts)
8.00 usd – 3 keychain
Read Maldives day 5 blog post
These are the only things that I can remember as of the moment, as it is almost 3 months since our trip, but my total expenses was around 1,400.00sgd – 1,500.00 sgd (including souvenirs, snacks that I wasn’t able to note on my budget list).
- The exchange rate at the time of our trip was 1.00 usd = 15.00 mvr (1.504 sgd = 1.00 usd) (33.00Php = 1 sgd)
- Budget for 1 meal would be around 10.00-15.00 usd
- All activities are optional (obviously), so it will be cheaper if you just stay in the hotel or in the island. lol I mean less activity, the cheaper.
So that’s it. By the way let me take this opportunity to post my first ever video:
gain, let me remind you, you dont need to be rich to travel. Ciao!