Water bungalow in Maldives

From the time I had planned for Maldives (which was about 9 months ago), I wanted to stay at a water bungalow. And everyone knows that staying at a water bungalow in Maldives is super expensive. It costs generally around AUD 800 to AUD 4000 per night.

Being a solo traveler, staying at a water bungalow was something which was way beyond my budget. I kept looking for cheap options, every day. Booking.com and Google were my only bet at that moment. I also spoke to many fellow travelers who had traveled recently. But it was all in vain and the answer was same – it is expensive.

Until one night, as a routine I was checking for options and I decided to search on Make my trip. I searched for 2 nights and Make my trip displayed me few results. I brainstormed different ideas (wearing my business analyst cap on 😀 ) and concluded that I had to book the first night at a standard room and the second night at the water bungalow in the same resort.

I finalised on the Ellaidhoo resort by Cinamon in North Ari Atoll. I wouldn’t still call it cheap but it was something in my budget. I am staying here for two nights – one night at a Standard room and the other night at the water bunglow.

The water bungalow including breakfast and lunch is costing INR 22352 (AUD 447) per night. I know it is a lot of money for a single solo traveler. But hey! I am going to Maldives and I am not going to miss an experience of staying at a water bungalow 🙂 . Note: I do have to pay an additional Rs 13500 per night (even for the standard room) as part of the resort tax.


Follow #rakssabbaticaldiaries2019 and #solopassport for stories of my career break and travels.


Heya! Would love to hear your thoughts, leave them below!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.