How to find the best deal in the maldives

How to find the best deal in the maldives

Posted by Rupal in Island Holidays, Maldives

How to find the best deal in the Maldives in the winter

KURUMBA AERIAL VIEW

KURUMBA AERIAL VIEW

October to March is the busy season in Maldives. The normal Discounts and Offers are difficult to find, especially over the critical Christmas and New Year dates

Here are a few tips to find the best deal in the Maldives:

A ) Special rates for Indian market.
Certain hotels have special rates ONLY for the Indian market, which are distributed through travel agents. These include Paradise island, Kurumba, Holiday Inn Kandooma, Kuramathi, Taj Group Hotels, Club Med, Four Seasons Hotels, Jumeirah Hotels. These special rates are often 25-40% cheaper than “general” online rates.
Please see list of hotels with special Indian rates

KURUMBA BEACH AND KAYAK

KURUMBA BEACH AND KAYAK

B) Avoid the “super” peak period.
Different hotels have a different definition for Super peak dates. For some, it starts from 15th of December going up to 31st January, while others have a very short or no super peak dates ( 24th December to 2nd January or only special meal supplements on Christmas and New year)
This consolidated hotel list has all the information

C) Avoid Resorts with sea plane transfers
Sea Plane transfers are 300-600 USD more expensive per person as compared to hotels with Speed boat transfers (which are in turn closer to the airport)
In case you have go for a resort which requires a sea plane transfers opt instead for a domestic flight plus speed boat combo. This will be USD 200-400 per person cheaper.

D) Scout for early bird offers
Some resorts have Early bird offers for 30/60/90 days pre-booking. These include Club Med, Sheraton, Constance, Kurumba etc.
This consolidated hotel list has all the information

HOLIDAY INN KANDOOMA. VILLA PAVILLION

HOLIDAY INN KANDOOMA. VILLA PAVILLION

E) Scout for hotels which give free nights
Usually very few hotels give free nights in the winter. The Taj group ( Coral Reef and Exotica) are one of few hotel chain which gives free nights in the winter season (along with other freebies). Tierra has access to the special offers

F) Avoid meal plans
Meal plans offer poor value as compared to ordering food a-la carte, in most properties. In almost all cases, you will end up saving money by ordering on the spot. The other option are the all-inclusive resorts ( Club Med, Lily resort, Aadaran Hudurunfushi), which bundle alcohol and activities along with meals

G) Ensure you get the honeymoon / anniversary freebies
Nearly all hotels give extra for honeymooners and anniversaries. Don’t miss out on them!

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