Maldives all-inclusive 4-star water villas for $735 per night

Paradise awaits you in the Maldives where you’ll find island after island catering to those seeking relaxation, adventure and a break from the ‘real’ world. With sea breezes, clear warm waters teaming with wildlife, pure white sand beaches and friendly residents, it’s hard to imagine anywhere better.

There are also numerous top notch resorts to choose from. For those looking for a resort on a smaller budget, you’ll find that the Adaaran Prestige Ocean Villas Resort is perfect with overwater rooms available for only US$735 per night for two people. [read more]

Maldives 5-star water villas for US$631 per night

The Maldives, due to its location and tropical weather, is a chosen destination for international travelers throughout the year, and for good reason. With gentle breezes, crystal clear water teaming with tropical fish of all sizes, long stretches of white sand beaches and friendly locals, there are few better places in the world to spend your vacation. For those wishing to experience the beauty of the islands on a tighter budget, you’ll find a best friend in the Gangehi Island Resort with overwater rooms available for only US$631 per night for two people.

This small, private 5-star resort is a great choice for couples and solo travelers who wish to experience all that the Maldives has to offer without having to experience it alongside a long line of other vacationers. [read more]

Maldives 4-star water villa with half board for US$595 per night

Consistently throughout the year, the Maldives offer great deals on overwater villas, and the Kuredu Island Resort and Spa is no exception. Considered to be one of the best resorts in the Maldives for privacy, guests will find themselves surrounded by ocean and a private beach for only US$595 per night for two people.

Even though the resort is classified as a 4-star, you’ll feel as if you’re lounging in a 5-star resort property. With a wide range of restaurants and activities (developed for both kids and adults) you’ll find plenty to do and see without the tourist feeling that most large resorts offer. If you rather a vacation filled with seclusion and privacy, you’ll find plenty of that as well. [read more]

Best Maldives deals in January: Water villas from US$535/night

January is the heart of high season in the Maldives, with the highest rates of the year in the just after the beginning of the month. But if you can go even a week or two later, you can get some pretty tempting deals on water villas.

As usual, we have searched all the deals for the month of January, and have come up with 3 that are very good considering the season. One is for a perennial favorite resort with Jacuzzi water villas for only a bit more. Another is for an all-inclusive resort that should be great value for those who like to indulge while on holiday. [read more]

Best Bora Bora & Moorea deals for December: Overwater bungalows from US$436

As long as you don’t need to be in Bora Bora during Christmas week itself, the island offers good value even though the weather continues to be nearly perfect all year round. December is one of the more affordable months in Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora, and overwater bungalows in Bora Bora are actually available at (a bit) under US$500 per night, which isn’t true most of the year.

In Moorea the deals are even a bit better, as is usually the case, so those with tighter budgets should probably consider the first resort on the list below for only US$436 per night. These same suites (they are all essentially suites rather than rooms) will cost about US$200 more per night during June, July, and August, so savvy travelers like to take advantage of the deals for a December visit. [read more]

About overwater bungalows and water villas

First introduced in the South Pacific only a few decades ago, the overwater bungalow is now one of the hottest trends in the resort world. Honeymoon couples have been staying in these iconic rooms since the beginning, but now they are popular with families and adventure travelers as well.

For many people, the South Pacific island of Bora Bora is the most famous destination for overwater bungalows, but it’s actually the Maldives, which is just southwest of India, where most of these huts-on-stilts exist. The Maldives has more than 80 resorts that feature water villas (as they are typically known there), with several new private-island resorts opening every year.

In the South Pacific you will find almost a dozen resorts on Bora Bora, another five on Moorea, and two on Tahiti that have over water villas. There are about 10 additional overwater resorts on other South Pacific islands stretching all the way to Fiji and New Caladonia.

There are also about a dozen overwater bungalow resorts in the Caribbean, mostly off the coast of Central America, with nearly all of them being diving-oriented “eco resorts.” But a few luxury overwater bungalows exist and more are being built on St. Lucia and other islands in the popular areas of the Caribbean, and this website will be the best place to look for information on all of them.