My eyes ogled seeing the email from the airlines. An all-inclusive return fare from Maldives, for 4 nights, including Visa fare, for 2, really? With pristine white sandy beaches, littoral coral reefs, sky-scraping palm trees, exotic meals prepared with fresh catch from the ocean, Maldives is not just another archipelago of islands on Indian Ocean, but it is THE much sought after paradise for every Indian honeymooning couple, let alone be the world across. The only constraint was a premonition of exorbitant price of picturesque resort stays.

This is when my friend came to my rescue and suggested an island named Maamigili, where locals habitat, would be the perfect choice. Maldives holiday packages are another great alternative to minimize your effort and trust the best of the hospitality industry partners. I researched further to find my sheer delight at a possible whale shark watching experience. The only ordeal remaining was to find the best possible stay, without burning a hole in my pocket and I chose La Cabana Maldives where my friend celebrated her post nuptial days of romance.

Here comes the part of extensive research:

Without further delay, I booked my  nights stay with the guest house La Cabana Maldives since a blend of local culture and exotic experience is what I look forward the most from all my trips. Male was a brisk one night stay with a visit to the famous Grand Friday mosque followed by an early morning flight to Maamigili.

Experiences to cherish

snorkelling at Maldives
Lounging at La Cabana
Lacabana Maldives (4)
Lacabana Maldives areils (6)
Lacabana Maldives Maamigili Breakfast (1) Mas Huni
Mas Huni on the left
Lacabana Maldives Superior Deluxe Room (5)

Have you traveled to Maldives? Explored any of the pristine beaches or an island that was completely to your own? I would look forward to your stories….]

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18 Responses

    1. Thank you so much! I tried to break the super expensive beach resort feel and open a new face of Maldives which is equally enthralling without burning one’s pockets!

    1. So the general idea is Maldives is very expensive and not suitable for those on a shoe string budget. My experience is quiet contrary. A lot can be done and rejoiced even at a smaller budget.

  1. This just added to my bucket list now, as I was way worrying about the inland expensive stay options which was so far the only option . Guess, the plight is over .. And also to mention my wish to dive with such magnificent giants is long pending too. Nice write up !

    1. True. To think you visiting a country that will gnaw hard on the entire travel budget is gross. Reason why Maldives with all the luxury never appealed much. All things made up. Then comes the option to stay in the local island at a better rate with option to observe locals at ease. It is indeed a must go place now. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. That’s the idea behind the post. An obscure cost pretty often turns off potential travellers. La cabana stands out from the crowd and can easily be featured in backpackers’ list!

    1. True that. with a surge of hospitality industry in local islands, budget travel is Maldives is very much affordable these days. Add to that, you wont even have to spend on drinking 😀 saves a lot of money

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