$409 return flights to Maldives with AirAsia
Departures from March to August 2017 from major Australian cities are available.
Last month Singapore's low-cost carrier Scoot was sending sunseeking Aussies to Maldives for just over $503 return.
This month it is Malaysia's low-cost carrier that is taking us to the island paradise with fares almost $100 less than what Scoot was offering. The catch? You'll be flying during rainy season.
It doesn't sound ideal, but if you're a snorkeller, diver or budget traveller who knows a steal when they see one then these prices are pretty on the money.
Perth to Maldives for $403 return is the cheapest fare available with low fares available from other major cities as well. These include Melbourne from $523 return and Sydney or Gold Coast both from $528 return.
These prices are for select flights between 17 March and 8 August 2017 and are for economy seats only.
As AirAsia is a low-cost carrier, this price does not include extras such as checked baggage, on-board meals and in-flight entertainment. These can be purchased during the booking process for an additional fee.
AirAsia charges a $10 processing fee per flight per person on credit and debit card purchases. You can avoid this by paying with PayPal.
These AirAsia fares are not part of any particular promotion and are available until sold out.
How to stay in Maldives for 7 nights from $612pp
We did the math to find out just how budget-friendly a week-long trip to the Maldives on these flights can get. The answer? For a 7-night stay in a 3-star inn including flights, you'll only have to cough up $620. This price is based on the cost of a twin-share room. Here's the breakdown:
Flight: Perth to Maldives from 17 March to 24 March 2017 - $409pp
Accommodation: Ui Inn from 17 March to 24 March 2017 (7-nights) - $406 for a double room deluxe, or $203 per person.
Total: $612 per person
Want to splurge? The 5-star Marina Boutique Hotel has double rooms available on the same dates for $832, or $416 per person.
That's a total of $825 per person for a 7-day luxe getaway.
Sale fares to Maldives
|From||To||Travel dates||Price (return)||Book|
|Perth||Maldives||17 March to 24 March 2017||$409||Search for flights|
|Perth||Maldives||17 March to 2 April 2017||$409||Search for flights|
|Perth||Maldives||25 March to 16 June 2017||$414||Search for flights|
|Perth||Maldives||12 June to 19 June 2017||$414||Search for flights|
|Melbourne||Maldives||24 July to 31 July 2017||$523||Search for flights|
|Melbourne||Maldives||24 July to 6 August 2017||$523||Search for flights|
|Melbourne||Maldives||30 July to 6 August 2017||$523||Search for flights|
|Melbourne||Maldives||2 August to 18 August 2017||$523||Search for flights|
|Sydney||Maldives||24 July to 31 July 2017||$528||Search for flights|
|Sydney||Maldives||24 July to 6 August 2017||$528||Search for flights|
|Sydney||Maldives||8 August to 18 August 2017||$528||Search for flights|
|Sydney||Maldives||8 August to 21 August 2017||$528||Search for flights|
|Gold Coast||Maldives||24 July to 6 August 2017||$528||Search for flights|
|Gold Coast||Maldives||31 July to 6 August 2017||$528||Search for flights|
|Gold Coast||Maldives||31 July to 13 August 2017||$528||Search for flights|
|Gold Coast||Maldives||7 August to 13 August 2017||$528||Search for flights|