Maldives Promotion House – Agoda Company Pte Ltd (www.agoda.com) is a leading Asia-based, online hotel reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices. Agoda.com is part of Priceline.com. For this summer they have deals that start off from as low as USD119.
Nestled in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is about as idyllic as islands get. With crystalline seas, white sand beaches, swaying palms, and colourful coral reefs, the Maldives is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful and luxurious resorts.
What many travellers 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 USD 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, with an average of 200 hours per month, which is around six 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.
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Eriyadu Island Resort (Ranked at 4.5*) – From USD119 per night with all meals included. It is also a diver’s delight. Coral reefs are right around the island. Rate includes full board meals. Valid until October 31st, 2011.
Bandos Island Resort (Ranked at 4*) – From USD160 per night. It is also a diver’s delight. Close to Malé International Airport, with airy beach bungalows and Jacuzzi suites, leisure facilities, spa, and more than 40 dive sites nearby. Valid until October 31st, 2011.
Filitheyo Island Resort (Ranked at 4.5*) – From USD186 per night including half board meals.
It also has an amazing house reef. Great for snorkelling. Valid until September 30th, 2011.
Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa (Ranked at 5*) – From USD188 per night and up to 25 percent off. Great Hilton value, luxury onsite spa, top leisure facilities, diving, windsurfing, tennis, and only 45 minutes from Malé.
Diva Maldives Resort (Ranked at 5*) – From USD285 per night. Snorkel with whale sharks. Beach pavilions or overwater bungalows, great diving, seven restaurants, water sports, and nightlife. Save up to 36 percent. Valid until September 30th, 2011.
Kuredu Island Resort & Spa (Ranked at 4*) – From USD280 per night with a free night offer. A golf & spa resort. This large resort has a six-hole golf course, kite surf school, dive school, and great reef diving. Pay six nights, stay seven nights. Valid until December 24th, 2011.
Soneva Fushi (Ranked at 5*) – From USD385 per night. Eco-luxury, Six Senses flagship property, eco-friendly, organic dining, observatory, spa, beach bungalows and villas with private pool. Valid until October 5th, 2011.
Conrad Maldives (Ranked at 5*) – From USD368 per night at 25 percent off. Amazing underwater restaurant, water villas with infinity pools, absolute luxury and romance. Valid until September 5th, 2011.
Zitahli Resorts & Spa Kuda-Funafaru (Ranked at 5*) – From USD365 per night at 60 percent off. Spacious Luxury over water villas, modern design, breakfast included, but limited rooms left at this price. Minimum stay three nights. Valid until October 31st, 2011.
Beach House Maldives – A Waldorf Astoria Resort (Ranked at 5*) – From USD 401 per night. Wonderful water villa, with glass panel floors, sandy lagoon, spacious beach cabanas, luxury seaplane transfer, spa, watersports, and diving. Save up to 25 percent. Valid until September 5th, 2011.
Mirihi Island Resort (Ranked at 5*) – From USD414 per night. It is also a diver’s delight. More than 40 dive sites near this South Ari Atoll resort. Stay in a water villa and save 12 percent off breakfast and dinner. Valid until September 30th, 2011.
Six Senses Laamu (Raked at 5*) – From USD418 per night. This is a new eco-resort. Newly opened Six Senses property, water villas, private beach bungalows, and luxury spa. Book a minimum of three nights and save 33 percent. Valid until October 11th, 2011.
Constance Halaveli (Ranked at 5*) – From USD516 per night. This is an Agoda Best Seller. Big discounts on luxury rooms. Amazing water villas at 30 percent off, minimum stay three nights. Valid until October 31st, 2011.
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa (Ranked at 5*) – From USD495 per night and absolute romance. Water villas, great diving, and honeymooners have free access to sister property Anantara Dhigu. Pay three nights, and stay four nights. Valid until October 31st, 2011.
Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa (Ranked at 5*) – From USD860 per night with a free night. A luxury for less resort. Huge villas, great coral reefs, green jungle, spa, full leisure facilities, and exceptional service. Pay two nights, stay three nights. Valid until August 31st, 2011.
Huvafen Fushi (Ranked at 5*) – From USD872 per night with a free night. A super luxury offer. Water and beach bungalows with private pools, underwater spa, close to Malé International Airport, only 40 rooms. Pay three nights, stay four nights. Valid until October 31st, 2011.
Anantara Kihavah (Ranked at 5*) – From USD878 per night with a free night offer. A brand new resort. Underwater restaurant, all villas have private pool, spa, fine dining. Pay three nights, stay four nights. Valid until October 2012 (excluding festive season).
Kanuhura Maldives (Ranked at 5*) – From USD704 per night. A luxury coral island. Great fishing and diving, spa, water and beach villas. Pay three nights, stay four nights. Offer valid until September 30th, 2011.