Deluxe Maldives water villa for US$338 ($381 w/Jacuzzi) per night
Exactly as we had hoped and expected, some Maldives resorts are now showing lower off-season rates than they had only a week or two ago. This means that in June and July, which are the slowest months in the Maldives, you can now find the lowest prices of the year by even more.
This week's new deal is at the 4.5-star Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa, which is offering Deluxe water villas for only US$338 per night for two people, and Jacuzzi water villas for only US$381 per night. These rates are about $50 lower than anything we've seen this whole year at this resort, so it's an ideal time to book if this one sounds interesting to you.
A Deluxe Water Villa at the Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa for US$338 per night (plus service and tax) for two people. A Jacuzzi Water Villa is US$381 (plus service and tax).
This promotional rate includes one free night, and is only available from Agoda, our booking partner in the Maldives. Breakfast for two is included in the room rate. Availability is limited so check the Agoda site for the Olhuveli for your own dates.
Family friendly and large Jacuzzi villas
The Olhuveli Beach Resort is an interesting combination in that it's popular with honeymooners (it even has 5 special Honeymoon Water Villas), but the island itself is well suited for families. With such a modest price it's no surprise that it does well in both markets, but it's worth noting because some people prefer an adults-only resort while others love the family atmosphere.
The water villas are all quite large compared to normal hotel rooms, and of course the Jacuzzi Water Villas are even larger with a private Jacuzzi out on the deck. Most resorts have the Jacuzzi rooms starting at well over US$500 per night, so these for only a US$43 per night premium are very popular.
Seven restaurants and bars
Another advantage of this resort is that it has 4 different restaurants, including an overwater eatery, and 3 additional bars. Many of the resorts in this price range have exactly one buffet restaurant, so the choice offered here is a welcome addition in this range. There are also two freshwater infinity pools and a long list of water sports, most of which are included in the room price, so it's unlikely anyone will be getting bored here.
The resort is only 34 kilometers from the main airport, so you arrive by speedboat rather than seaplane, which also saves money. The speedboat costs about US$250 per person both ways, while sea plane rides normally start at about double that. The lowest prices are in limited supply and it's unlikely prices will drop any more, so if your dates are available it's worth booking straight away.