SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s global hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has secured some unbelievable rates for the Maldives.
Located in the Indian Ocean just south of Sri Lanka, the Maldives are about as idyllic as islands get. With crystalline seas, white sand beaches, swaying palms, and colorful coral reefs, the Maldives are also home to some of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious resorts.
What many travelers don’t realize is that a Maldives holiday can be done affordably. Luxury overwater villas that command a premium rate in the high season can be booked during the low period for a fraction of their usual price. Some three- and four-star properties offer all-inclusive promotions for less than US$150 per night.
Though summer in the Maldives brings increased rain showers and winds from May to September, these stunning coral islands still experience long stretches of fine weather. Mean temperatures aren’t much different to those of the peak season, and although the sun is generally less intense, there’s still plenty of it – an average of 200 hours per month – around 6 hours of sunshine per day.
Diving is also still possible. Although visibility is reduced a little, dives are less crowded and divers have a better chance of seeing more timid species of fish. The benefits of low season can also be enjoyed at resorts, where beaches are quieter, restaurants more intimate, and staff more attentive.
All agoda.com bookings earn customers Rewards Points, so a summer holiday in the Maldives now can earn savings to reduce the cost of bookings in the future.
AGODA.COM AMAZING MALDIVES SAVINGS
Eriyadu Island Resort 4.5* – From US$119 per night ALL MEALS
DIVER’S DELIGHT. Coral reefs right around the island. Rate includes full board. Valid until October 31, 2011.
Bandos Island Resort 4* – From US$160 per night
DIVER’S DELIGHT. Close to Malé airport, airy beach bungalows and Jacuzzi suites, leisure facilities, spa, more than 40 dive sites nearby. Valid until October 31, 2011.
Filitheyo Island Resort 4.5* – From US$186 per night – HALF-BOARD
AMAZING HOUSE REEF! Great for snorkeling Valid until September 30. http://www.agoda.com/asia/maldives/maldives/filitheyo_island_resort.html
Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa 5* – From US$188 per night
UP TO 25% OFF! Great Hilton value, luxury onsite spa, top leisure facilities, diving, windsurfing, tennis, only 45 minutes from Malé.
Diva Maldives Resort 5* – From US$285 per night
SNORKEL WITH WHALE SHARKS. Beach pavilions or overwater bungalows, great diving, 7 restaurants, water sports, nightlife. Save up to 36%. Valid until September 30, 2011.
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa 4* – From US$280 per night – FREE NIGHT OFFER
GOLF & SPA. This large resort has a 6-hole golf course, kite surf school, dive school, and great reef diving. Pay 6 nights, stay 7 nights. Valid until December 24, 2011.
Soneva Fushi 5* – From US$385 per night
ECO-LUXURY. Six Senses flagship property, eco-friendly, organic dining, observatory, spa, beach bungalows and villas with private pool. Valid October 5, 2011.
Conrad Maldives 5* – From US$368 per night
25% OFF! Amazing underwater restaurant, water villas with infinity pools, absolute luxury and romance. Valid until September 5, 2011.
Zitahli Resorts & Spa Kuda-Funafaru 5* – From US$365 per night
60% OFF! Spacious Luxury over water villas, modern design, breakfast included, limited rooms left at this price. Minimum stay 3 nights. Valid until October 31, 2011.
Beach House Maldives – A Waldorf Astoria Resort 5* – From US$401 per night
WONDERFUL WATER VILLA. Glass panel floors, sandy lagoon, spacious beach cabanas, luxury seaplane transfer, spa, watersports, diving. Save 25%. Valid until September 5, 2011.
Mirihi Island Resort 5* – From US$414 per night
DIVER’S DELIGHT. More than 40 dive sites near this South Ari Atoll resort. Stay in a water villa and save 12% off breakfast and dinner. Valid until September 30, 2011.
Six Senses Laamu 5* – From US$418 per night
NEW ECO-RESORT. Newly opened Six Senses property, water villas, private beach bungalows, luxury spa. Book a minimum of 3 nights and save 33% Valid until October 11.
Constance Halaveli 5* – From US$516 per night
BEST-SELLER! Big discounts on luxury rooms. Amazing water villas – 30% off, minimum stay 3 nights. Valid until October 31, 2011.
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa 5* – From US$495 per night
ABSOLUTE ROMANCE. Water villas, great diving, honeymooners have free access to sister property Anantara Dhigu. Pay 3 nights, stay 4 nights. Valid until October 31, 2011.
Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa 5* – From US$860 per night – FREE NIGHT OFFER
LUXURY FOR LESS. Huge villas, great coral reefs, green jungle, spa, full leisure facilities, exceptional service. Pay 2 nights, stay 3 nights. Valid until August 31, 2011.
Huvafen Fushi 5* – From US$872 per night – FREE NIGHT OFFER
SUPER LUXURY OFFER. Water and beach bungalows with private pools, underwater spa, close to Malé airport, only 40 rooms. Pay 3 nights, stay 4 nights. Valid until October 31, 2011.
Anantara Kihavah 5* – From US$878 per night – FREE NIGHT OFFER
BRAND NEW. Underwater restaurant, all villas have private pool, spa, fine dining. Pay 3 nights, stay 4 nights. Valid until October 2012 (excluding festive season).
Kanuhura Maldives 5* – From US$704 per night
LUXURY CORAL ISLAND. Great fishing and diving, spa, water and beach villas. Pay 3 nights, stay 4 nights. Offer valid until September 30, 2011.
Check Maldives rainfall and up-to-the-minute weather conditions at meteorology.gov.mv .