Maldives Tour 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. 
*Notes: 

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! 😊