Huge 5-star Maldives water villa now only US$406 per night per couple

As I search out the best promotional deal of the week, the resort names can get familiar because some consistently offer the best rates. But this week the featured deal is an amazing resort that I haven't written about in quite a while, which just happens to be offering a 30% discount off its already reasonable rates for some of the largest water villas in the Maldives.

The Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Maldives Resort is a boutique 5-star resort with 30 water villas (which they call ‘Aqua Villas') and 20 Island Villas. The most stunning feature of this luxurious resort is that the water villas are about the size of a suburban house at 186 square meters including a huge private deck. In this price range in the Maldives you'll normally get 50 to 60 square meters so this is a degree of spaciousness and luxury that most of us normally don't even daydream about.

The Deal

A Deluxe Aqua Villa (water villa) at the Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Maldives Resort for two people at US$406 per night (plus tax and service) including breakfast. A Super Deluxe Aqua Villa which includes a plunge pool on the private deck is only US$497 per night (plus tax and service).

The Details

This rate is available only through Agoda for stays in June and July and it includes a 30% discount. There is no minimum stay required to qualify, but a limited number of water villas are available at this price so check your own dates on the Agoda page for the Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Maldives Resort for rates.

Perfect for a romantic splurge

It's worth mentioning up front that the Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Maldives Resort is mostly a couples resort and they don't even allow children under 12 to stay in the water villas for safety reasons. On top of that, there is no Kids Club or babysitting so this is a romantic hotel that gets few or no children. This all makes is ideal for some people, and the promotional rate for huge 5-star rooms makes it even better.

If you are on the fence about whether this newer resort is right for you then jump over to the resort's page on this site and watch the 2-minute water villa tour at the bottom. The tour is for one of the Super Deluxe Aqua Villas with plunge pool, but that's really the only difference. You'll see the Jacuzzi tub, the outdoor rain shower, plus the main bed with a day bed looking out over the lagoon.

Five restaurants and bars to choose from

With only 50 guest villas you'd normally expect only one restaurant and one bar on a private-island Maldives resort like this, but this one has two restaurants, two bars, and a poolside cafe. Considering that there are only about 100 guests on the island when it's totally full, you can imagine how posh it will be to have so much choice at any time of day.

The resort also has a freshwater pool on the island as well as great diving and snorkeling, a beach, a fitness center, and several more activity choices. The spa here is also an absolute delight with a wide variety of massages and treatments available. This promotional rate won't last long so hopefully at least a few readers will get in on it.

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