Malé, Republic of Maldives (PRWEB) June 09, 2012
The Maldives’ number one diving holiday website Maldives Dive Travel is broadening its appeal by offering guesthouses as well as safari boat accommodation, making paradise affordable for divers and non-divers alike.
The successful dive tour operator has teamed up with some of the best guesthouses in the Maldives in order to cater to a growing demand from travellers of all kinds for low-cost holidays in the tropical archipelago.
Maldives Dive Travel’s new range of budget accommodation on dry land complements its existing repertoire of cheap liveaboard accommodation on the high seas. With the expansion into the guesthouse market, Maldives Dive Travel now caters to anyone hunting for a great deal, whether they are a diver or simply a sun-seeker looking for a spot of relaxation.
“We’re delighted to announce that Maldives Dive Travel is now offering guests the opportunity to book guesthouses on local islands,” says Maldives Dive Travel’s CEO, Barbara Reif.
“Now our guests can get a taste of Maldivian island life whilst staying in relaxing, clean and comfortable surroundings - or even round off a fantastic diving holiday on a safari boat with a few extra nights on land,” she adds.
By staying on an inhabited island in the Maldives, travellers get the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality and unique culture of the Maldives at a fraction of the price of a resort. Due to the sea-faring and trading heritage of the Maldivian people, Maldivian culture is a fascinating melting-pot of influences from India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East and Africa. Fisherman use age-old pole and line methods of fishing to bring in the day’s catches, women weave traditional reed mats, craftsmen create beautiful lacquer-work ornaments and performers beat large ‘bodu beru’ drums and rhythmically shake in time to the sound in a truly mesmerising spectacle.
The friendly people, laid-back lifestyle and sandy streets of local islands have a unique charm, while those looking to fill their days with adventure will discover there’s plenty to do. Each of the guesthouses provides a range of activities and excursions without the expensive price tags that resorts demand. Guests can experience diving, snorkelling, fishing and watersports, as well as trips to private sandbanks and beaches where bikini restrictions do not apply.
The guesthouses have been hand-picked by Maldives Dive Travel experts for their locations, amenities and prices in order to offer guests some of the best value accommodation in the country. They are scattered across the length of the entire archipelago, including the islands of Hanimadhoo, Omadhoo, Gan, Ribudhoo and Hulhumale. With air-conditioned rooms, comfortable beds, internet access and a range of activities right on their doorstep, travellers will find they have everything they need for a tropical island holiday to remember.