I have some ideas, but thought I would ask other's opinions. I am on a very limited budget (£1500pp including flight) so it will probably need to be a package deal. Must be 7 nights AI in July. I want to get the best value for money, comfort (padded loungers, modern decor) and Maldivian experience (snorkellling- even if trips, open air bathrooms, rooms not in blocks etc) I understand there will have to be some compromise. In the islands I list I will also have to be in the lowest room category.
I have three lines of thought.
Plan A - Go to an island I have already been to in that price bracket ie: Ellaidhoo or Biyadhoo, possibly the Atoll Explorer (although worried at last minute cancellations with AE) and Vilamendhoo.
Plan B - Go to an island I would never visit with my husband ie Dhonveli, Hudhuranfushi, Club Ranalhi, Summer Island Village, Kuredu, Meedhupparu.
Plan C - Go to an island I am not sure about to do a recky for possible future visits ie Embudu.
Really I would be looking for an island that I would not normally choose. Things like a TV and a Pool might be a bonus and also possibly a busier island as daughter is quite social and gets bored easily. However it is somewhere I have always wanted to take her and I know she will love the snorkelling.
So where would you choose? Any other budget suggestions?