You’ve most like seen the pictures on the internet😁, and yes it’s as beautiful as it looks in the pictures😉. It’s also one of the countries you can visit visa free with your Nigerian passport, if you can look past the cost of flight from Nigeria which is about N500,000😳🤔. 
FLIGHT COST: From N500,000 to as high as you can pay till your pocket start to pinch you 🙄. Turkish airline and Emirates are the cheapest (I don’t understand why Etihad is 800k plus). To make the best use of you money combine 2 destinations e.g. Dubai and Maldives on Emirates or Turkey and Maldives on Turkish airline. The cost stays almost the same if combine a short stop over of 3-5 days in the stop over country. I opted for fly dubai airline from Dubai to Maldives. 

ACCOMMODATION: You can find rooms from as low as 22usd (on Airbnb) to private islands as high as 10,000usd per night. (Your bank account will help you make the right decision 😅). Pro tip: When booking a hotel use a card that has no funds in it, it’s always better to pay when you get to your destination, also make sure you call to reconfirm your booking. 

TIP: If you are on a budget book a hotel in the capital city (Male) and if you will like to visit a resort book a day trip to a resort to explore. Day trips to resort start from 50usd. You can ask the receptionist at your hotel. 
For other expenses (feeding, tours etc) budget 50-100usd per day. If you decide to stay in a resort don’t forget to visit a local island.

1. Explore the capital city. You can do this within one hour, it’s a small city. Visit the fish market, fruit market, the mosque. 

2. Take a day trip to a luxury resort. 

3. Take a day trip to a local island. 

4. If at any point “money fall on you ” take a 15 minutes sea plane ride. (Cost: 1000usd for 15 minutes) 

Sea plane.
The sea plane.

5. Book a ride on the whale submarine. (Cost: 75usd for 45 minutes) 

6. Under water scooter excursion. (Cost: 90usd for 45minutes) 

7. Admire the ocean 🙄, it’s not everyday you see water that is fine😅. 



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Hotel Jen by shangri la, you can  find the website here

The view from the room.
The reception.
The reception.
The bathroom
The room
Front of Hotel Jen.
W Maldives: I spent 2 nights here, the experience was amazing. The staffs were polite and put in the effort to pronounce my name correctly. I stayed in an over water bungalow with a private pool. You can book your stay here. Check out my pictures below. 


I ate mostly pasta throughout my stay. I was not so keen on experimenting with food because of how expensive the food was. 

I hope you enjoy your stay in the Maldives as much as I did. 


  1. Amazing reviews. I’m a devout follower of your page.How much is a night there at hotel Jen please? Response will be appreciated.

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