Flights to the Maldives now taking off from $429 return
Paradise without the price tag? It's possible.
As always, Perth is the winner here with flights starting from $429 when flying in October. Flights in May are also available from $444, which isn't too much more to spend for a last-minute autumn break.
For Sydneysiders, flights start from $478 return, also for October travel, while those shooting off from the Gold Coast stand to pay as little as $491 return. You'll have to pack your bags and put in your annual leave fairly quickly, though, as flights take off in April and May.
All flights include a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, and as AirAsia is a budget airline, these fares don't include checked luggage or meals. If the weather is right, you won't have to pack too much more than your swimmers and a hat, and if you time your flights right you could also get away with tucking into a cheap meal in Kuala Lumpur before boarding for your final destination. Just a thought.
These flights aren't part of any particular sale and are available until sold out.
You can browse for and book your flights via Skyscanner where you can also tinker with times, dates and prices to get the very best journey for you.
How good are these fares?
Our benchmark for cheap flights to the Maldives is $500 and under, and these flights are right on the money.
True, they're not the cheapest flights we've ever seen to the Maldives. That award goes to these $337 return flights. But for less than the price of flights to alternative tropical islands like Hawaii, they're a bargain that can't be denied.
To avoid monsoon season, it's advised that you travel between November and April. While these flights don't sit quite within those dry season dates they do skim them, giving you good shoulder months where the weather may be a little wet but not too extreme.
To give you an idea of what to expect, May welcomes 31°C temperatures and 178mm of rain, while October is slightly cooler at 29°C with 185mm on average.
Maldives flights on sale:
|Perth||Maldives||$429||May, October||Book your flight with Skyscanner|
|Sydney||Maldives||$478||October||Book your flight with Skyscanner|
|Gold Coast||Maldives||$491||May||Book your flight with Skyscanner|
|Melbourne||Maldives||$498||October||Book your flight with Skyscanner|