Maldives 5-star all-inclusive resort with scuba center for US$494 per night
While it is true that staying in an overwater villa in the Maldives is not a cheap vacation option, there are a few luxury resorts that are ideal for smaller budgets. These resorts come with either 4 or 5-star ratings, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, ocean activities that include scuba diving and snorkeling and a number of different dining choices, including a few bar options. These resorts also come with some great reviews, making them standout choices on any roster.
One of these resorts is the Veligandu Island Resort. Based on a private island in the North Ari Atoll, this resort is a great option for those seeking luxury at a budget friendly price. Starting at just US$494 per night for two people, you'll find an all-inclusive overwater villa vacation that will make your family members and friends jealous.
An overwater villa at the Veligandu Island Resort for US$494 (taxes and resort fees extra) per night for two people.
Only available through Agoda, this nightly rate rests right near the starting low season rate, making it an exceptional deal during the high season. With that said, this deal is for the Water Villas during the month of December. If you're looking into staying at one of the 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas available, then you'll find that the nightly rate is a bit more. If you're looking for an all-inclusive option, then you'll find that the Veligandu Island Resort is a great overwater resort to consider, if not book right away.
Privacy and an ocean view
When looking at the resort's 10 Water Villas, you'll find that they are pretty spacious with about 624 sq ft of room in each. You'll also find that they come with a private terrace outfitted with outdoor furniture and views of the ocean beyond. Inside each room is a king size bed, air conditioning, a ceiling fan for added comfort, a sitting area perfect for your morning coffee or espresso and an entertainment center complete with a 36 inch flatscreen TV, iPod docking station and a DVD/CD player. Each bathroom includes double sinks, a hairdryer and various bath accessories that pair perfectly with the whirlpool tub.
Though there are a few bars on-site, you'll also have the option of enjoying your own personal in-room mini bar along with a small refrigerator. Room service is also included.
All-inclusive meal packages, scuba diving and more
One of the reasons that this particular resort is so popular is that each stay includes an all-inclusive meal package along with the option to upgrade to packages that include alcohol and other little extras. As mentioned above, each room includes room service, but you can also choose to dine at one of the resort's restaurants or drink at one of the bars. If you're visiting mostly for the water, then you'll find great delight in the OceanPro SCUBA Center right on-site and the various opportunities to snorkel in the lagoon and at the house reef.
Kayaks, surf bikes and catamarans are also available for your enjoyment alongside beach badminton and volleyball. Because of all the resort offers, including a private white sand beach, a freshwater infinity swimming pool and a children's pool, you'll notice that this resort is designed for both honeymooning couples and families with children of various ages. Speaking of romantic couples, the on-site spa, the Duniye Spa, offers a relaxing few hours with various massage options and treatments designed for both men and women.