Large 5-star Maldives water villa for US$420 per night for two
Now that it's April, the low-season Maldives deals are going strong, so this week we are featuring one of our favorite properties that is now listed at the lowest rates of the year. The Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa is a gorgeous 5-star resort with 80 water villas that are huge and loaded with luxury amenities.
One reason this one is among our favorites is that they seem to have no problem filling these villas for around US$1,000 per night in the high season, yet they aggressively discount in the low season so those with a 3-star or 4-star budget can comfortably afford them. Right now you can book one of these water villas for only US$420 (plus tax and service) per night in June and July. There are cheaper Maldives water villas, but none anywhere near this category.
A Water Villa at the Hilton Maldives – Iru Fushi Resort & Spa for only US$420 per night (plus tax and service) for two people including breakfast.
This rate is available on many dates in June and July through Agoda.com (owned by Priceline). It includes a 30% Early Booking Saver Rate, so you must book at least 4 weeks in advance to get this rate, and availability is limited. Check the Agoda page for the Hilton Maldives for your own dates.
Serious 5-star with Jacuzzi tubs and more
It's true that the Hilton name is typically associated with 4-star city hotels so you might be skeptical that its Maldives resort is in the top luxury category. But check the reviews and read the details and you'll see that this is easily one of the finest private-island resorts in the region. Each water villa is at least 85 square meters including its private terrace with stairs going down into the lagoon.
You also get an en-suite bathroom with its own private courtyard & i-spa bath and two rain showers. It's a jetted tub/hydro spa and you also get bathrobes for each guest. There is the glass-floor viewing panel and an oversized day bed plus a large gazebo and a mini refrigerator. Each villa has a Bose home theater system with flatscreen TV and premium audio in addition to wi-fi internet access.
Ten restaurants and bars, plus a long list of included activities
Some of the boutique island resorts are lovely, but they typically have only one restaurant and a limited set of activities. The Maldives Hilton has 225 guest rooms so it is large enough to have anything you could dream of. There are 10 restaurants and bars from which to choose, so finding something that fits your tastes and mood will be easy for everyone.
The resort also has a beach, fitness room, pool, tennis court, sailing, fishing, jet skiing, diving, snorkeling, and many more options. Most of these are included in your room rate, though the motorized activities will have an extra fee. And of course there is a deluxe spa with 20 individual spa pavilions, so you can get massages and treatments at a whim and still get all the privacy you deserve.