We have all seen the holiday brochures with the amazing holiday destinations that we think we can only dream about. Those water villas in The Maldives, like the one in the picture above, look incredible and indeed they are. The cost of staying in a water villa in The Maldives can be very expensive especially on some of the exclusive island resorts in The Maldives but you might be surprised to learn that there are some much cheaper Maldives islands that offer a similar experience at a fraction of the price.
We have done our research, looked at the best water villa deals and come up with a few of the cheapest deals for water villas and water bungalows in The Maldives. They all might not have bathtubs that look out into the Indian Ocean but they will still provide you with a fantastic exotic Maldives resort experience that you will never forget. Some resorts will also have a Spa and you don’t have to be on a Honeymoon to still get the most of this type of holiday!
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The best prices for a Water Villa in The Maldives?
To try and find the cheapest prices for a Water Villa in The Maldives we chose a date in September and costed a holiday for 7 nights from London Gatwick. All the prices included everything including transfers from the airport.
1. Medhufushi Resort Island. The cheapest price we could find for a Water Villa was at the resort island of Medhufushi which is about 40 minutes by sea plane from the main airport Male. The water villas at Medhufushi are built on stilts out over the lagoon. Measuring 60m square, they have air-conditioning and glass fronted bedrooms which make it ideal for watching the sunrise rise in the mornings. Rated as 4.5 stars this resort island has a buffet restaurant and an a la carte restaurant, a freshwater infinity swimming pool and a Spa and Dive centre. 7 nights in September will cost from £1699 per person for Half Board. The supplement for the water villa came out at only £175 per person which in our view is outstanding value for money!
2. Sun Island Resort. Coming in second place for value for money was Sun Island at only £1799 although this price is based on All Inclusive board basis whereas Medhufushi Resort was Half Board. Sun Island is the biggest resort island in The Maldives so it has lots of facilities including a large swimming pool. The water bungalows at Sun Island are also only about half the size of those at Medhufushi Island and the island is not as luxurious but if you want All Inclusive then Sun Island and you don’t mind a busier resort, but with five restaurants to choose from staying in a water bungalow at Sun Island Resort may be right for you.
3. Vilamendhoo Resort Island. Also at a price of £1799 per person for a September stay is Vilamendhoo although this price is on a Full Board basis, although the water villas here have a jacuzzi for 2 people under the stars. Contemporary is style (see the photo) they have wood floors and are well equiped.
There is a short walk along a private jetty to the jacuzzi water villas at Vilamendhoo and they also feature a partially open air bathroom. With a swimming pool, several restaurants, a dive school, an excusion programme and plenty of other facilities this island, which as 30 jacuzzi water villas of a good standard makes a good choice.
4. Meeru Island Resort. One of our most popular islands is Meeru and a week in a Jacuzzi Water Villa in September will cost £1939 per person. Meeru is an All Inclusive island so it makes a good choice for families as drinks in The Maldives are expensive. At 85 sq metres the water villas at Meeru are pretty big and they have a large bedroom, a sitting area with a DVD player, a tea/coffee machine, a spacious bathroom with two sinks, a jacuzzi for two, a private sundeck and your own steps into the sea. Meeru has 5 restaurants and 6 bar. In our opinion Meeru represents good value for money for a medium grade resort island.
5. Kuredi Island Resort. Coming in at number 5 in our list of best prices for a water villa in The Maldives is Kuredu. A week All Inclusive in a water villa will cost £2099 per person in September. From the veranda of every water villa you can watch baby reef- sharks learning to hunt or small rays resting in the quiet lagoon. These Villas have a spacious bedroom and sitting area exquisitely furnished with wrought iron furniture with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and bathrooms with walk in shower overlooking the turquoise lagoon. If you stay in a water villa at Kuredu you get your own restaurant called Sangu so this will give you a more secluded option for those romantic evenings where you can eat and watch the sun set over the horizon!
There are lots more choices of water villa in The Maldives. We have picked the cheapest options which we think represent the best value. If you have stayed at any of these islands please leave a comment about your own experience’s or if you have been to any other island and stayed in a water villa then please also let us know your opinion’s.
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