Where to stay near Malé, Maldives Airport for one night

Maldives is proudly noted as the water villa capital of the world, and one of the planet’s most desirable holiday destinations, for many different and exciting reasons. However, it should be noted that a Maldives vacation can be a bit confusing because of the long flights into and out of the country and the fact that each visitor then has to take a sea-plane or speedboat to another island to reach their choosen resort.

If you are reading this article you have probably just realized that you are going to have to spend a least one night near the Malé International Airport on your way in or on your way out.

Where to stay near Malé, Maldives Airport for one night
Cheapest Maldives water villas with glass floors

The Maldives, with their tropical inspired water bungalows, spa escapes and adventurous activities, beckon travelers of all kinds from around the world. Because of this, you’ll find lots of competition between resorts with each one trying to outdo the next by offering the best of the best through a variety of resort amenities and views. One of the most talked about amenities that helps to separate certain overwater resorts from others is the presence of glass floors.

Cheapest Maldives water villas with glass floors
Why you don’t need a travel agent for a perfect Maldives water villa holiday

all due respect to offline travel agents and the hard work and expertise they can provide, those traveling to the Maldives for a private-island holiday don’t really need them, and will almost certainly save money without one. If you’ve only ever booked luxury holidays with your friendly neighborhood travel agent, then you might as well carry on doing that. But if you don’t have a travel agent and unsure of the value they bring, read this article and you’ll discover that you are probably better off without them.

Why you don’t need a travel agent for a perfect Maldives water villa holiday
Bora Bora weather by month

Daytime and evening temperatures in Bora Bora, as well as throughout French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. Since Bora Bora is even closer to the equator it tends to be even more consistent than Tahiti and Moorea, which are about 140 miles (230 kilometers) to the southwest.

Most people would describe the climate to be nearly perfect in Bora Bora, at least for a week or two at a time.

Bora Bora weather by month
AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort: Pro review with videos & photos

The AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort opened in 2011 with much higher room rates and the early reviews were quite poor, but they have been getting steadily better ever since, and room rates are now very appealing for a “water villa.” So I booked myself 2 nights here as part of a short trip to Malaysia, after two nights in Kuala Lumpur.

The AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort has 392 water villas, which made it by far the largest such resort in the world until a nearby competitor called the Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson recently opened with 522 water villas.

AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort: Pro review with videos & photos
6 Tips to save money booking an overwater bungalow

Unfortunately for many of us, overwater bungalows and water villas are expensive, sometimes shockingly expensive. So it’s a common question about how to book one of these beautiful rooms at a discount, and there’s some good news about that below.

If you are booking a honeymoon trip and, for example, you want to stay at the same resort where the Kardashians stayed in Bora Bora, then you might have to pay full price.

6 Tips to save money booking an overwater bungalow
Overwater bungalows in Honduras

Honduras is definitely a country on the upswing with its tourism industry, featuring excellent weather most of the year in addition to extremely reasonable prices for everything. The islands just off the coast of Honduras even contain 3 eco-resorts that have overwater bungalows, though they aren’t a proper substitute for the honeymoon-style resorts in Bora Bora of the Maldives.

If you are looking for a deluxe 4-star or above room with air conditioning and an entertainment center then you won’t find such a thing anywhere but French Polynesia or the Maldives, but those who are looking for an active vacation and affordable all-inclusive rates will find a few very good choices here.

Overwater bungalows in Honduras
Tahiti and Moorea weather by month

daytime and evening temperatures in Tahiti, as well as throughout French Polynesia, are incredibly stable from month to month. You’ll observe on the temperature chart below that each day of the year is almost identical to each other day. Moorea Island is only 9 miles (17 km) away, so the climate and weather are basically identical, and there are better Moorea overwater bungalow resorts to consider as well.

Tahiti and Moorea weather by month
Editor’s Choice: 6 Best cheap Maldives water villa resorts

With nearly 80 different private-island water bungalow resorts in the Maldives, it would be very easy t spend a week or more sorting and combing through all the prices, features, and guest reviews to find the one that suits you best at a decent price. Because we have spent many months sifting through this information, we’re publishing our “Editor’s Choice” resort recommendations to save you time finding the best resort and deal.

Editor’s Choice: 6 Best cheap Maldives water villa resorts
Bora Bora 5-star overwater villas with glass floors for US$928 per night

Bora. These two words may be small in size, but they hold special meaning to many. In fact, the phrase ‘Bora Bora’ brings to mind swallow tropical water, drinks in the sand, mountain views and picture perfect moments to last a lifetime. Not only is Bora Bora a dream for many, but a popular wedding and honeymoon destination for visitors from around the world.

Surprisingly, Bora Bora can also serve as a family destination for those seeking a family getaway during the summer or a tropical reunion.

Bora Bora 5-star overwater villas with glass floors for US$928 per night