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There are around 125 overwater resorts around the world, with more than 5,000 total overwater villas. About two-thirds of them are in the Maldives, but Bora Bora, Moorea, and Tahiti have some of the world’s best and most famous of these resorts, with the Caribbean also adding these luxury rooms.
Savvy travelers tend to flock to the Maldives during May and June to find the lowest prices of the year, even though the weather is still pretty much perfect. Room rates tend to go down because most Europeans prefer to spend their summer holidays closer to home, so great deals in the Maldives are easy to find.
In the month of May there are a great many resorts that already offer the lowest rates of the year, so it’s a buyer’s market. Below we’re listing 3 of the best deals we’ve discovered at some of the more dependable resorts. Even if none of these is right for you, once you click around and see the other options, you’ll find something perfect. [read more]
Many savvy travelers like to take advantage of the relatively low room rates in the South Pacific during March and April, as they are typically the cheapest months of the year. Fortunately, the weather is basically the same all year round, so these visitors can enjoy all the luxury at lower rates because most others come from June through August.
Instead of just presenting one deal at a time, we’ll now highlight the best deals we can find for each month in one place. Honestly, these resorts are all extremely nice so choosing by price isn’t a bad idea. The flights are a bit cheaper this time of year as well, so you can save literally hundreds or thousands of dollars by going in April compared to June. [read more]
The Maldives is close to capacity from December through March, but by April we start seeing some interesting promotions. Instead of highlighting just one at a time, we’ll now be picking out the best deals each month so you can choose the best one that fits your style.
One deal below is for a very modest price, while the others are only a bit more expensive for resorts with added benefits. One of them is fully all-inclusive, and the other is a 5-star resort with a private pool on the terrace of each of its huge water villas. These room rates are close to half what they are in December, so they offer excellent value for savvy tourists who also prefer to avoid the peak crowds of the holidays. [read more]
The Maldives still has high season room rates through March, but the low season isn’t far away so we are seeing some nice promotions. This new feature will highlight only the best Maldives deals for each month of the year, so you can save time and narrow down your search with only a few clicks.
Many Maldives resorts rely mostly on bookings from European travel agents who have to charge quite a bit more than the online deals. So by booking online yourself, you get the best rate and the whole holiday is still stress-free because the Maldives makes it all so easy. Once you book a resort, the resort will get your flight details and they will arrange your speedboat or sea-plane journey to the resort, so all you have to do is walk off the jet at the main airport, and they take care of everything else. [read more]
This is the most enjoyable time of year to be looking for Maldives resort discounts because the low season is approaching when every hotel has the lowest prices of the year. This week’s deal is yet another stunner. Meeru Island is offering its two different types of water villas at rates that are literally about half what you’d pay in high season.
Those on lower budgets should enjoy the normal Water Villas at the Meeru Island Resort, which are just at the water’s edge and feature a 2-person Jacuzzi in a private area on the large terrace. But perhaps a better deal is their Jacuzzi Water Villas, which are out over the lagoon and are almost 50% larger. The promotional rates now are US$361 and US$447 per night, and that includes 3 meals a day for two people staying in each villa. [read more]
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.