Best Maldives deals for May: Water villas from US$320 per night
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.
All rates below are per villa for two people.
Large water villa for US$320 per night at Gangehi Island Resort
The Ganghi Island Resort is one of the smaller ones in the Maldives, with a total of only 40 rooms including 8 overwater villas. This helps make it one of the more tranquil private-island resorts in the Maldives, so it's an ideal choice for visitors who are mainly there to relax. The overwater villas are only US$320 per night (US$345 including tax) for two people, and amazingly they are half that price for one person. In spite of the reasonable prices, this resort gets consistently good reviews, so it's one to consider for sure.
4.5-star water villa with half board for US$378 per night at Medhufushi Island Resort
As good as the above deal for the Ganghi Island Resort is, this one might be better because it includes breakfast and dinner for two people each day for only US$378 per night (US$446 including all taxes). The water villas themselves are still quite spacious at 60 square meters, so they are about double the size of a standard city hotel room. Add in the luxury features such as separate shower and bathtub and a large Maldivian swing out on the huge private terrace, and you don't need much else.
Huge 5-star water villas for US$469 per night at Irufushi Beach and Spa Resort
Always one of our favorite resorts, the Irufushi Beach and Spa has its huge water villas at only US$469 per night (US$553 including all taxes). This hotel used to be a Hilton, but it might be better off without that name because it's a proper 5-star luxury resort with very high room rates in season. During the slow months you can take advantage of their promotions, such as the 30% off that brings this rate down, so it's affordable for even the 3-star or 4-star crowds.