When one imagines holidaying in the Maldives, 5 star luxury comes to mind with a premium price tag. Yet there are many ways to enhance an experience on the paradise islands without having to break the bank, meaning a fun-filled summer holiday in the Maldives doesn't have to be limited to the super rich or famous.

From choosing resorts that offer complimentary activities as part of an all-inclusive package, to booking early to make the most of tour operators' special offers, there are various ways to get the best value for money from a summer Maldivian getaway.

Kurumba Maldives constantly strives to give guests the best Maldivian experience possible by providing more free events and activities than many of the more remote islands. With a Weekly Activities & Entertainment Programme (subject to change) that includes an exciting range of complimentary activities, the resort provides a 5* experience at an affordable price. Activities include twice weekly Maldivian cooking demonstrations with an expert chef, adult canvas painting classes, wine tasting and Tuesday cocktail evenings which allow guests to mingle with one another and chat with staff members dressed in traditional Maldivian clothing.

Booking a package holiday (flights, accommodation and transfers) will often work out cheaper than booking separately. Western & Oriental offers guests a little extra when they book to stay at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort. Stay for seven nights and pay for six, plus one child (up to 11 years) will receive 50% off transfers and meals in resort.

With the year-long 'Family Getaway' offer from Dusit Thani Maldives, families can relish in the breathtaking resort for less this summer as little guests can receive discounts and complimentary treats, all of which enhance the whole family's experience at this idyllic paradise and help to create everlasting memories. Whilst children under the age of 12 can share a room with their parents completely free of charge, other advantages include one in-villa private BBQ dinner, a one-time guided House Reef Snorkel or Turtle Quest Excursion for the whole family, as well as special air transfer rates from Male International Airport to the resort. Furthermore, complimentary activities are offered at the refurnished Baan Sanook Kids Club that inspires fun, learning and creativity in a supervised environment and children are entitled to free ice-cream, soft drinks and fruit juices during their stay.