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Tips for Booking an Overwater Villa in the Maldives - Information that Will Help You Make Significant Savings

Everyone loves to stay at a luxurious overwater bungalow in Maldives but only a few of us can or are willing to spend exorbitant amounts of money on this lavish indulgence. If you desire to stay at a stunning overwater villa in Maldives without losing a major portion of your savings, the tips given in the article below will be of great use to you.


Choose the timing of the visit

When travelling to Maldives you have to pick the time wisely if you need to make savings on your tour. Do your research well about the peak and off seasons for tourism before making travel plans. During the peak season, the rains are quite rare but even during the off-peak season rains will seldom be a frequent or heavy enough to ruin your vacation. So if you are willing to face the risk of an occasional shower you can opt to travel in the off-peak season and save about 20% to 40% on accommodation. Luxury water villas in Maldives will be within your budget this way.


Book a longer stay

Most often than not we limit the number of days in our holiday in an attempt to reduce costs. We take only the room rates and the length of stay into consideration and arrive at the conclusion that shorter stays are relatively cheaper. But factor in the deals of the hotels into the equation and you might find with the right offers, a longer stay will often cost you less. Look for hotels that offer discounted rates on longer stays or a free night's stay on an extended holiday. Hotels such as Velassaru Maldives frequently run such promotions.


Book a mix of rooms

Needless to say, the delight and joy of finding yourself in an overwater villa will wear off soon so try to make savings on the tour by booking two types of rooms. You can consider staying in a relatively cheaper room and then moving to an overwater villa to end your holiday.


Look for hotels that offer room upgrades

When you browse through websites such as TripAdvisor you will come across reviews written by quite a number of guests who claim they received room upgrades. Hotels that have more overwater villas than regular rooms regularly over book the average rooms and offer upgrades to guests at a small fee or for free. If you are fortunate you might be offered an upgrade if you book an island room at such a hotel. An upgrade will of course not be a guarantee but you can try your luck!


Avoid booking too early

We have always been advised to book early when travelling to highly popular tourist destinations like Maldives to avoid disappointment. But if you are willing to take a risk, you can wait until 60 to 90 days before the arrival date to make a booking and enjoy a discounted rate. The pricing strategy of hotels is quite similar to that of airlines so you will be able to make savings on last minute bookings.

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