You can get really good last minute deals in Europe. Have a look at the last minute and cheap flights web pages. I know that First Choice and Monarch (both chartered flight companies) do regular flights to the Maldives. The packages are normally for two weeks stay.
There is a free 30 days Visa upon arrival for all visitors. But you must have a minimum of US$30.00 per person per day or confirmed hotel reservation. If you are staying with a Maldivian friend; they (the resident) would need to sign some immigration documents stating that you would be staying with them, all this can be done at the airport on arrival. almost 10 years ago
you can come to maldives at anytime you want , say example you want to come to maldives in december 2009, so you should first of all make reservations .you should make reservations for 3 things
first of all you have to book a room from any resort for that you can visit this site also http://www.visitmaldives.com/
then you can try making reservation from the seaplane company in maldives, there are 2 seaplane companies which offers traveling to specific resorts from the airport, the seaplanes are like taxis in the maldives,its just next to the runway, which is TMA(trans maldivian airways) and MAT (maldivian air taxi)
if u are departing from europe you can check lufthansa ,emirates,qatar airways and srilankan airlines :>
so the final reservation will be i guess from the airline which you are departing from. over 9 years ago
I attache a link where u can book cheap places, or at least find out bout cheap lodges and try and contact them by skype.
None of them is a resort, and more like a hostel or backpacker place. Great if u intend to go surfing or kite surfing, diving.... Only thing u have to take in account is that they are all in villages. Which means u have to wear discrete clothing while walking in the village since it is a muslim country.
U can fly low rates with Emirates or Quatar airways and take a ferry or speed boat to the island.
Enjoy ur time there.... it is paradisiac! about 7 years ago