Large 5-star Maldives water villa for US$454 per night for two
The Maldives continues to be the best place to find deals on overwater hotel rooms, and this week we are pleased to be able to report that one of our favorite 5-star resorts is offering a great deal. The Irufushi Beach and Spa Resort, which until recently was one of the most luxurious properties in the Hilton chain, is booking its huge water villas for only US$454 per night for two people.
The reason this is one of our favorites is that it combines the choices and features of the larger package-holiday resorts in the Maldives with the upscale feel of a proper 5-star property. So you get a wide variety of restaurants and bars from which to choose along with all the water sports and amenities you'd hope for, without the mass-market experience of most larger private island resorts here.
A Water Villa at the Irufushi Beach and Spa Resort for only US$454 (plus tax and service) per night for two people, including breakfast daily. Horizon Water Villas, which have a private Jacuzzi on their large sundeck and are farther out into the lagoon, are only US$590 per night for two people as part of the same promotion.
This rate is only available through our booking partner Agoda, and there is no minimum stay required to qualify. Availability is limited so it's best to check your own dates on the Agoda page for the Irufushi.
One of the best Maldives low season bargains
You can check out the resort's page on this site to see all the features and amenities included, and once you do that you'll understand that this is truly in the 5-star category in spite of the 4-star room rate. The important thing you might not realize is that the Irufushi has 80 water villas and 70 island suites, and unlike many other Maldives resorts, they price aggressively to fill the villas in the low and shoulder season.
If you check this same resort for water villas in December or January you likely won't see any availability, or if you do you'll see that they charge nearly US$1,000 per night for these same rooms. Most other resorts only discount by 20% or 30% outside of high season, but this one literally cuts rates about in half, so you get a water villa that you might not be able to afford in high season.
Excellent spa and setting
The Irufushi Beach and Spa Resort has a luxury spa with 20 individual spa pavilions nestled within the lush tropical vegetation for privacy. It also has a total of 10 restaurants and bars spread over the island, so guests can seek something intimate or lively depending on their own mood.
Compare this with anything in this same price range and you'll find that the 85 square meter water villas here are about double the size of others under US$500 per night. This rate is available during September and October, but as they fill up the prices will rise, so it's best to book soon if you are interested.