5-star Maldives overwater bungalows at US$364 for two, including breakfast

While scanning for the best current deals at Maldives private-island resorts I've come across an astonishing one this week, which should be perfect for some people but not right for others. Right now the Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is offering its Over Water Bungalows for US$364 per night for two people, including breakfast, on selected dates.

What makes this one quite amazing is that this is a romantic 5-star resort that is very popular for honeymoons and couples getaways, and the best price we've seen previously is US$480 per night for these same villas. It's all part of a 35%-off sale going through Agoda at the moment, so it won't last indefinitely.

The deal

An Over Water Bungalow at the Anantara Veli Resort & Spa for US$364 per night for two people with breakfast included.

The details

This deal is only available through our booking partner, Agoda, which always has the best deals in the Maldives. It includes a 35% discount and is available for selected dates in the coming months. If you'd like the same room but with free cancellation the price jumps to US$560 per night, so this deal is aimed at people who are certain of an upcoming trip. Check your own dates on the Agoda page for the resort.

Romantic retreat with more resort options just across the lagoon

The thing that makes the Anantara Veli Resort so special is that it has 50 overwater villas and no rooms at all on the island, so it has a boutique feeling that is ideal for couples who prefer not to have families all over the place. However, there is a sister resort, called the Anantara Dhigu Resort, just across the lagoon and you can reach it on a free 2-minute boat ride.

There are several restaurants and many facilities on each island, so you can easily spend your entire stay just on the Veli island, but if you want a bit more variety you can check out the restaurants and bars on the other island for no extra charge. This is the only Maldives resorts that operate this way, so it's a fantastic feature, especially at this price.

Luxury at a surprising price right now

The Anantara Veli Resort has 36 Overwater Bungalows in its regular category, and they are all quite large at 62 square meters, and filled with luxury amenities such as separate shower and tub, sofa, daybed on the sundeck, satellite flatscreen TV and such, but they also have 14 Deluxe Overwater Bungalows that are also part of this promotion, going for US$494 per night.

The Deluxe bungalows are much larger at 92 square meters, and come with a 2-person Jacuzzi tub, and a 2-level private sundeck among the added features. This promotional rate puts them about the price that the normal bungalows are in low season, so it's like a free upgrade to the decadent rooms that we all dream of but can rarely afford.

Photo gallery of the Anantara Veli Resort

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