Best Maldives deals in December: Water villas from US$484/night
December marks the beginning of the high season for resorts in the Maldives, so finding appealing bargains gets more difficult. If you are hoping to visit during Christmas and/or New Year's week, you are going to pay high prices and it's best to book as soon as possible. But if you are able to come earlier in the month you have some interesting deals to consider.
Below we have the 3 best deals for December we could find, and as always they are only at reliable resorts that consistently get great reviews. One of the deals this month is for a full-board water villa, with a larger Jacuzzi water villa option only a bit more expensive. The other two are in the same price range with only breakfast included, but all of them are worth a look.
Best Maldives water villa deals for December
The three resorts listed below are offering nice discounts on water villas in December.
Chaaya Island Dhonveli
Water villas with full board from US$484 per night for two people
Even for the Maldives, the Chaaya Island Dhonveli is an unusual resort. It has 60 overwater bungalows in two different classes in addition to 88 island rooms, but its own surfing beach is one of the main attractions here. In December they are offering their water bungalows at US$484 per night (plus tax), including breakfast. This rate doesn't include the surfing package, but that shouldn't be a problem for most guests.
The water bungalows here are 66 square meters including a large private terrace out over the turquoise lagoon below. They also come with whirlpool bathtubs and bathrobes for each guest, so this is a proper luxury experience in spite of the modest room rate in December.
Meeru Island Resort & Spa
Water villas with full board from US$512 per night for two people
When it comes to “best deal” water villa resorts in the Maldives, the Meeru Island Resort & Spa makes the list pretty much every month of the year, including December. This resort has 106 overwater villas, which is more than any other resort outside of Malaysia, and this allows them to offer aggressive discounts when other resorts can't.
In December they are offering their standard water villas for US$512 per night (plus tax), and their larger Jacuzzi water villas for just under US$560 per night with three meals per day for two people. The Jacuzzi water villas are the best deal for most guests, so it's helpful that there are 77 of them and only 27 of the smaller ones. Meeru Island also gets consistently great reviews in spite of its size, so it's always one to consider.
Water villas from US$502 per night for two people
Offering a discount of 29% off their normal rates in December, the LUX* Maldives Resort is a 5-star hotel with 87 water villas. Even the smaller class of water villas is 71 square meters including a generous private terrace, so they are really like suites rather than like any hotel room you've stayed in before.
In December the discount gets the rate down to US$502 per night (plus tax) for two people, which is an excellent price for a 5-star resort this time of the year, much less one perched over a clear-water lagoon. You get a separate shower and bathtub and bathrobes for each guest, just to give you an idea of the sort of amenities you can expect. The reviews here are consistently good as well, so this is an easy one to recommend.