Maldives in a Budget


Maldives and budget typically don’t go together. This beautiful island nation in Indian Ocean has that alluring charm but appears to be out of reach. With tourism contributing to 30% of the country’s GDP and 100+ resorts thriving in a 300K population country, Maldives has branded itself as a luxury destination with many couples heading here for honeymoon. In fact, non couples are probably rare here since my friend and I were recognized by the hotel staff as “two single ladies”. Located in Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka, Maldives is just a couple of hrs by flight from these countries. (more…)