[Updated 16 July 2019]

The Maldives is notorious for being really expensive. We’re talking approximately USD800 (RM3,280) to USD1,200 (RM4,930) per night for these gorgeous luxury resorts in the Maldives. But don’t strike it off your bucket list just yet! It’s possible to visit this island paradise and not go broke with these accommodations which are relatively cheaper at USD100 (RM410) to USD200 (RM820) a night.


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Plus, these accommodations are on local islands so you’ll be able to have an authentic Maldivian experience at an affordable price! Time to start planning your next beach getaway with your friends and families 😉 Just in case you’re wondering, here’s why the Maldives should be on your travel bucket list! 😍

Disclaimer: The prices of the accommodations are based on our Agoda search between July and August 2019. While the accommodations are situated on local islands where halal food is available and alcohol is prohibited, we still encourage our readers to check with the eateries before dining!

 1. Arena Beach Hotel

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Arena Beach Hotel is known for its attentive staff that goes the extra mile and the reasonably-priced dinner buffet under the stars! The hotel also organizes daily snorkeling and fishing trips, as well as resort excursions. 🤗


Credit: Arena Beach Hotel on Facebook

Price: Starting from USD57 (RM234) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free villas: Yes

Highlights

  • Private beach
  • Spa services
  • Dolphin watching tour
  • Glass-bottomed boat trips
  • Snorkelling

#HHWT tip: Choose the sea view rooms if possible!

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2. Kaani Beach Hotel

With its prime location, you’ll want to stay in Kaani Beach Hotel’s beautiful Maldivian style sea view rooms! The hotel offers various activities such as snorkelling trips, diving trips, dolphin cruises, fishing trips and more! 😍

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If you love watching the sunrise and sunset, we recommend requesting a room on the second floor, which is facing the beach. Imagine drawing the curtains in the morning and waking up to the awesome sunrise and lapping waves!

Kaani Beach Hotel Maldives

Credit: Kaani Beach Hotel on Facebook 

Price: Starting from USD68 (RM280) per night

Halal dining options: No options on-site. Halal restaurants nearby

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free villas: On request

Highlights

  • Dolphin watching tour
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Various water sports and tours available

Book now! 

3. The Barefoot Eco Hotel 

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Located on an almost untouched forest on Hanimadhoo island, The Barefoot Eco Hotel is framed by turquoise waters and a gorgeous half-mile long sandy beach. With delicious buffets helmed by the hotel’s Italian chef, you’ll definitely be well-fed at Barefoot Eco hotel! Plus, as the name suggests, you’re more than welcome to go barefooted anywhere in the hotel 😊

The Barefoot Eco Hotel

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#HHWT tip: The Barefoot Eco Hotel has a conservation centre with resident marine biologists so we highly recommend embarking on diving/snorkelling trips with them!

The Barefoot Eco Hotel Dolphin Tours

Credit: Barefoot Eco Hotel on Facebook 

Price: Starting from USD73 (RM299) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free villas: Upon request

Highlights

  • Private beach
  • Bowling alley
  • Spa services
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Water sports and tours available

Book now!

4. Crystal Sands Beach Hotel

Crystal Sands Hotel Maldives Maafushi

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Crystal Sands Beach Hotel is situated really near the ferry terminal, so you’ll be able to get to your hotel very conveniently if you’re taking a ferry from the airport.


Credit: Crystal Sands on Facebook 

If you don’t want to worry about your meals during your trip, Crystal Sands Beach Hotel offers a half-board or full-board option too! 🤗

Price: Starting from USD52 (RM213) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free villas: Upon request

Highlights

  • Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Canoeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Water sports and tours available

Book now!

5. Aveyla Manta Village


Credit: Aveyla Maldives on Facebook

Located in the heart of Maldives’ only UNESCO marine biosphere reserve, the Aveyla Manta Village offers magnificent views of the crystal blue waters. Best of all, this accommodation is just a short ride from Hanifaru Bay, one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in the world as you’ll be able to get up close with the spectacular manta rays (only from June to November)! 😍


Credit: Aveyla Maldives on Facebook

Price: Starting from USD58 (RM238) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free villas: Upon request

Highlights

  • Private beach
  • Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Water sports and tours available

#HHWT Tip: Choose the seafront view room if you are willing to spend a little more, it’s worth it!

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6. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives


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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is renowned for its family-friendly appeal, and we know your family getaway in the Maldives will be a pleasant one here. Whether you choose a beach villa or an overwater pavilion, each room is decked out with a comfortable bed, ensuite bathroom, flat-screen television, work desk and more.

Price: Starting from USD105 (RM431) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosques on the island: None

Alcohol-free villas: None

Highlights

  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Fitness centre
  • Live entertainment
  • Kids activities

Book now!

7. Plumeria Maldives


Credit: Plumeria Maldives on Facebook

If you’re looking for a touch of affordable luxury in the Maldives, book a stay at Plumeria Maldives. Choose from three types of rooms, ranging from beach villa to a super deluxe room and deluxe room sea view. Step into the room, and you’ll find a cosy bed, Wi-Fi, safety locker and ensuite bathroom being provided in every air-conditioned space.

Price: Starting from USD97 (RM398) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosques on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free villas: None

Highlights

  • Diving and watersports
  • Private spa treatments
  • Fitness centre

Book now!

8. Season Paradise


Credit: Season Paradise on Facebook

Rising early for the sunrise and ocean breeze is the best way to spend your holiday, and you can get this slice of paradise at Season Paradise. Situated in Thulusdhoo, the capital of Kaafu Atoll, it’s a popular place to surf. As one can expect, watersports are huge highlights at this beachfront resort. Whether you’re planning to jet ski or kayak all afternoon, you can do it easily here.


Credit: Season Paradise on Facebook

Otherwise, you can lounge away by the open swimming pool with a fantastic book and a spectacular beach view that the Maldives has to offer.

Price: Starting from USD92 (RM378) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosques on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free rooms: Yes

Highlights

  • Watersports
  • Paddleboarding
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Jetskiing

Book now!

9. Kiha Beach


Credit: Kiha Beach on Facebook

If exploring the emerald waters of Baa atoll is among your must-do in the Maldives, you’ll enjoy your stay at Kiha Beach. Just a short walking distance from the beach, you might find friendly manta rays and whale sharks when you snorkel in the waters. So take advantage of the variety of watersports you can do while at Kiha Beach. After a day in the sun, retreat to your comfortable room complete with cosy white linen beds and work desk.


Credit: Kiha Beach on Facebook

If you’re yearning for a sun-kissed glow, step out on the balcony and listen to the sounds of swaying palm trees and lapping waves. It’ll be a vacation unlike any other.

Price: Starting from USD129 (RM530) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosques on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free rooms: Yes

Highlights

  • Diving
  • Island hopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Watersports
  • Sandbank picnics
  • Fishing

Book now!

BONUS


Credit: Gangehi Island Resort on Facebook

It is POSSIBLE to stay at a more luxurious resort and at a cheaper price if you make your bookings early! 😉 The peak season in the Maldives is usually from December to May due to the dry weather so if you’re thinking of heading there during this period, start searching for your accommodation now.

10. Gangehi Island Resort


Credit: Gangehi Island Resort on Facebook

Only 20 minutes away from Male airport, this luxury Gangehi Island Resort is situated near one of the most beautiful reefs in the world. Here you can enjoy the luxurious beach life in privacy and even dive with manta rays and whale sharks! 😮


Credit: Gangehi Island Resort on Facebook

Price: Starting from USD82 (RM336) per night. The usual price is USD 600 (RM2,465) per night

Halal dining options: Yes

Prayer facilities/mosque on the island: Yes

Alcohol-free villas: Upon request

Highlights

  • Private beach
  • Bowling alley
  • Spa services
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling
  • Water sports and tours available

#HHWT Tip: Look out for cheaper rates between December and May!

Book now!

If you’re planning your honeymoon or would like to pamper yourselves, these are the luxury resorts in the Maldives you need to look at. And yes, they’re all Muslim-friendly! 😄

11 comments

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  • […] #HHWT Tip: Looking for more accommodation options? Check out more Muslim-friendly budget resorts in Maldives! […]
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    Hie, am a local here and my advice for travellers is, try to stay at local islands, like mentioned in the article. You can stay at Baa Atoll (Manta rays bay, world top 10 beaches, atleast 2 beaches in Baa), its just a speed boat ride away from airport. Resorts offer very limited things, you can get the same comfort and more activities if you choose an island. If you need any advice, please feel free to lemme know. 
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    I'm looking for somewhere in the Maldives where I can take my wife and kids. I am looking for segregate pools etc , hope you can help, thanks.
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      Hi! We have an article on Muslim-friendly resorts in Maldives which has accommodations with private pools :) You can read all about it here: https://www.havehalalwilltravel.com/blog/breathtakingly-gorgeous-muslim-friendly-resorts-in-maldives/
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    Nice article ! According to me the best way to discover Maldives ( snorkeling, local island, sandbanks, fishing....)  is the cruise option. With our family we hire every year a private cruise boat ( they call it safari boat) . This is the most interesting way we found to discover this beautiful country as we became bored of being stuck on a resort for week. Food onboard is Halal and very good ( crew will prepare food according to your wishes )private cabins are all equipped with private shower and toilets, snorkeling & fishing equipment is free. We always book with a local travel agency (www.cruise-maldives.com) .Last year we paid 140 $/person per night ( full board, taxes included, private boat, equipment and all excursions included).  Advantage of a cruise is that you will really see so much of this beautiful country and experience the real Maldivian life!
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      Hi! Wow, that does sound like the best way to discover Maldives 😄 Thank you so much for sharing that information with us! It makes us want to go on a cruise now 😆
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  • […] This tiny jewel north of the Sabahan town of Sandakan might just be that little slice of heaven that you’re looking for to get away from it all. Can you believe that this isn’t in the Maldives? […]
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    I really appreciate this post. I'm interesting in planning a trip to the Maldives, but navigating the hotels is looking to be difficult. I will take your suggestions on and look into them.
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