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Cheap Maldives Guide
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MALDIVES EXPERIENCE for 4 nights and 5 days with 1 night 2 days HONG KONG SIDE TRIP.
Day 1: HULHUMALE ISLAND
09:30 pm: Arrival. Immigration clearance.
10:00 pm: Bus to Hulhumale City-2$/2pax
10:30 pm: Meet and greet with our airbnb host.
11:30 pm: Rest and Sleep.
*Accommodation: Airbnb-1,940 php
*Booked via airbnb app.
TOTAL EXPENSES: 1,990 php (995/head)
Day 2: THULUSDHOO ISLAND
07:00 am: Buffet breakfast at h78- 12$/2 pax.
08:00 am: Prepare and packing of things.
09:40 am: Motorbike from apartment to male ferry terminal.-free of charge courtesy of our host.
10:00 am: Ferry to male city-0.72$/2 pax.(20min.)
11:00 am: Speed boat to Thulusdhoo Island
11:45 am: Arrival at Thulusdhoo.
12:00 nn: Hotel check in.
12:30 pm: Lunch- 150 mvr/2pax
01:00 pm onwards: Swimming, enjoying the facilities of the hotel and visiting nearby guesthouses.
07:30 pm: Dinner- 205 mvr/2 pax
09:00 pm: Rest. Sleep.
*Accommodation: Season Paradise Hotel-228$/11,472 php Inclusive of one way speed boat transfer, buffet breakfast, buggy island tour and free use of bicycle.
*Booked directly at the hotel’s website.
TOTAL EXPENSES: 13,236 php (6,618/pax)
Day 3: MAAFUSHI ISLAND
07:30 am: Buffet breakfast. (free)
09:00 am: Swimming and enjoying the beach and infinity pool.
11:30 am: Island tour (buggy tour)
01:30 pm: Lunch- 80 mvr/2 pax
02:30 pm: Local ferry from thulusdhoo to male city- 64mvr/2 pax.
04:15 pm: Arrival at male city. Explore male city.
06:00 pm: Snack-115 mvr/2 pax
07:00 pm: Speedboat to Maafushi island- 20$/2pax
07:45 pm: Arrival at maafushi. Hotel check-in.
08:00 pm: Buffet dinner at crystal sands hotel. Costs 10$/head but we got it for free. saved 20$ for dinner.
09:30 pm: Went to the beach to see stingrays and baby sharks.
10:30 pm: Rest. Sleep.
*Accommodation: Royal Pearl Inn-2,700 php *Booked via expedia.
TOTAL EXPENSES: 4,552.31php (2,276.16/pax)
Day 4: MAAFUSHI ISLAND
07:00 am: Wake up. Buffet breakfast (free)
08:00 am-06:00 pm: Centara Ras full day tour-all inclusive. (RT Speed boat transfer, Unlimited cocktail and mocktail drinks starting from 11:00 am. Free use of kayak,canoe and infinity pool. Free use of beach towels. Free buffet lunch.) – 240$/2pax. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
07:00 pm: Arrival at maafushi island.
08:00 pm: Dinner at the hotel- 150mvr/2 pax.
09:30 pm: Rest and Sleep.
*Accommodation: Salt Beach Hotel- 3,200 php
*Booked via expedia.
TOTAL EXPENSES: 15,761php (7,880.51/pax)
DAY 5: MAAFUSHI ISLAND
07:00 am: Wake up. Buffet breakfast (free).
08:00 am-01:30 pm: Half day tour package (Snorkeling: Biyadhoo, Turtle reef. Sandbank visit. Dolphin watching.) Rates are inclusive of snorkeling equipments, water, soda, fruits and breads.) Copies of pictures and videos are also provided.
Rate for half day tour is 30$/2 pax.
02:00 pm: Arrival at maafushi.
02:15 pm: Packing of things and hotel check out.
03:00 pm: Lunch and snack-370 mvr/2pax.
04:00 pm: buying of souvenirs(ref magnet, mug, necklace- 25$/2pax.
05:00 pm: Departure from maafushi to the airport. Takes 45 minutes.
05:45 pm-08:00 pm: Free time.
08:00 pm: Dinner at the airport- 12$/2pax.
08:30 pm: airport check in. immigration clearance.
11:05 pm: Flight departure.
TOTAL EXPENSES: 4,580.42php (2,290.22/pax)
***OVER ALL MALDIVES EXPENSES including hotel accommodations,tours,transporations, foods, snacks and souvenirs: 20,059 pesos per head or 40,119 pesos for 2 pax.
1.) I highly recommend ICOM TOURS for your excursions. Meron silang facebook page na pwede doon na magbook ng transfers kapag gusto niyo sa maafushi mag stay which is nirerecommend ko din na island kasi ang ganda ng vibes doon. nakakarelax and mura mga guesthouses. Nagbook ako sa expedia without breakfast kasi mas mura kako pero pagdating sa hotel included na pala breakfast doon basta guest ka nila, buffet pa.
2.) Nagpapalit lang kami ng 50$ sa maldivian rufiyaa pang public transpo. 1$=20 rufiyaa. Pwede gumamit ng USD pang purchase ng goods tas babaryahan ka ng local currency nila.
3.) Nakakatuwa mga guesthouses nila, ang taas ng standards nila sa interiors, linens, beds and toilet. Lahat super linis talaga lalo na yung toilet nila. Pati tissue nila sa mga kainan high quality na tissue ang gamit. Para sa mga occ occ, matutuwa kayo!
4.)Yung expenses namin pwede pa maging 10-12k lang per head ang all in expenses mo for 5 days basta mag stay lang sa isang island or gumamit ng airbnb para sa accommodation. Sa hulhumale 1,940 pesos lang per night for two pax considering na peak season pa yung punta namin. So possible pa na bumaba pag lean season magpunta.
5.) Yung gastos sa Maldives abot kaya basta depende lang sa lifestyle mo. Ako na actual na nakaexperience, kayang ibudget ang 10-12k para sa mga nagtitipid ng to the highest level excluding airfare. Pag naka promo ang flight nagrerange ng 13k roundtrip via tigerairways. so possible na yung 27-28k mo eh maexperience mo na ang malaparaisong maldives kasama na din jan ang travel tax na binabayaran natin sa airport natin.
6.) Sa immigration, so far smooth naman lahat yung from manila to maldives ko. Mejo kinakabahan lang sa immig sa pinas kasi unpredictable mood nga nila pero so far okay okay naman sakin. Pinakita ko lang lahat nung booked hotels and flights ko. Malaking factor din talaga kapag may mga tatak na passports mo. Tinanong lang sakin ano work ko and sino kasama ko. Sinagot ko lang ng tama at tinatakan na. Sa velana airport sa maldives, wala ng tanong tanong. brinowse lang passport ko tas tinatakan na. Pag may lumang passport kayo na may mga tatak, idikit niyo lang sa bagong passport niyo. It helps din.
7.) Nag fly ako via cathay pacific air. It was a free ticket na binigay ng Couchsurfing guest ko na chinese from California last 2 years ago pa. Yung pag hohost ko ng mga travelers na ibat ibang lahi eh hindi ko inakala na yun pala ang makakapagpadala sakin sa maldives.
8.) So yun, since ang cathay pac sa hk ang stopover, opted to stay for one pa sa HK.. Stayed at Regal Oriental Hotel for 4,430 (promo) tapos may club lounge access pa and free RT hotel airport transfers, all day free food and snacks and unli cocktails and wines pa during the night. Para sa mga gusto mag staycation, I highly recommend this hotel as well. magbook directly sa website ng hotel for promotions.
HAPPY TRAVELING EVERYONE! 😊
Guam Travel Guide
Guam Travel Guide from Philippines
Hey guys! How are ya! Hahaha
March 16 – 20
Manila March 16 10PM via Philippine Airlines
Guam March 17 2AM via Philippine Airlines
Guam March 20 7AM via Philippine Airlines
Manila March 20 10AM via Philippine Airlines
There are only Three Airlines that flies to Guam from Manila. via Philippine Airlines via Cebu Pacific ( the cheapest ) and United.
Guam is a Territory of USA so you need a US Visa before going. 🇺🇸
This is a small island. Meaning this territory has lots of beaches.
If you’re a Filipino dont be scared to get lost because there are lots of Filipinos living here. I get confused with the chamorros and filipinos because they are all the same. So you need to speak with english. and check their accents first. 😅
This is a SOLO travel. I have no idea where to go, where to eat, all i know is that i have booked a return flight and a place where to stay. And all i know that there is a nearby beach. Thats it.
The place where I stay is very near at the airport. I got it from AirBNB. and i guess the cheapest. I got it for only 3300 ( with a promo code ) because per night is 2500 special thanks to the code. ps. my host has “no wifi”. but its ok. You get what you paid for. Hotels and Inns in Guam are so expensive. Dont know why. It ranges from 3000 per night. Taxi’s are very expensive as well around 10 USD for a very short distance.
That why I have a challenge to myself. 100 USD challenge. For all the things I need.
Foods. Transpo. Etc. except pasalubong. 😜 is pasalubong is mandatory? Hahaha
I havent done much here in Guam because of my challenge. The more places you want to see the more expenses you get.
March 17. Since my arrival is very early. 2am. I intended to sleep at the airport until 9am. I ask my host if I can check in early and she said “yes”. Usually check in is 2pm.
I intend to get a taxi because its my first time. It cost me 13USD for very short distance. Its good that the driver is a filipino. 😀 he said that there is a nearby Denny’s Resto.
Good thing my place where I stay has a nearby 24HR convinient store.
Since my place has no wifi. Another challenge for me is #nowifichallenge. 😭
Had my breakfast at Denny’s for 16USD. I get the cheapest one. With extra rice. Hehehe
So my first destination is to look for a beach. Since there is no wifi and i have no idea where to go because i didnt do research. In short. ‘nga nga’ 😃 nothing. so in this case i have to ask someone. One by one.
So for my first destination is Ypao Beach.
All i know from my place there is a nearby beach. Good thing.
There is a store nearby at the beach that has a free wifi. My first check in at around 4pm hehehe to tell everyone im fine. ☺️
Since im tired already and havent slept very well, I decided to continue my journey the next day.
When i woke up. It rains very hard. So i dont know should I go out or not.
I dont have any umbrella. Good thing my host lended me one. So the journey must go. Hahaha. Journey talaga or should i say my adventures in Guam.
Guam is a Tropical Place. ( correct me if im wrong ) . Just like Philippines.
Sometimes it rains, Sometimes its sunny!
I took a bus going to Micronesia Mall. One way bus fare is $4.
There is a unli bus ride for $12 ( photos below ) or 2 days $15 ( with free wifi )
First place i visit Two Lovers Point. Bus Ride is $10. Includes entrance fee.
Second Mall Hopping. Big Malls in Guam are Micronesia Mall, K Mart and GPO. ( they have a free wifi )
Its sunday! Im a Catholic and attending a Mass is a must.
They said that everytime you go on a first time visit in a Church.
You can make a wish!
There is a nearby Church in GPO. They have lots of schedules. So no need to worry.
PS day 3 is raining very hard again.
After that, mall hopping again until my check out. Since i have 2 day pass. Unli ride.
My flight back to Manila is early 7am Guam Time. So i need to be at the airport as early as 4am. I decided again to sleep at the airport ( para hindi sayang ang pera )
I bought my dinner at the mall because airport food is so expensive. I decided to walk from my place to airport since its very near but to my surprise there is a filipino couple who dines at mcdonalds that who let me join them in their car and dropped me off at the airport. mam. sir. Thanks very much. ☺️
Again! If you want to explore more of Guam. You need to pay more. In DOLLARS! Hahaha this is just an intro so you have an idea. 😉
– A nice map can be found at the entrance of GPO.
– KMart is a 24 HR Store.
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You may even get more credits as you use the app and then FREE NIGHTS like I do.
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