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05 Tips for Savings on Overwater Bungalows in Maldives – Enjoy the Perfect Getaway

One of the most unique holiday experiences in the Maldives await those enjoying stays at overwater bungalows and depending on the island resort, there are several options to choose from as well. When it comes to selecting such accommodation, here are some tips for great savings too.


Book Through the Official Site

Many travellers tend to peruse Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) when it comes time to choose a resort in Maldives and overwater accommodation. Keep in mind that some of these sites may offer reduced rates though there can be hidden costs as well. Thus, a better option would be to first check the official website of a resort. Many of them feature what are known as 'book direct benefits'; this means that if you book through their website, you receive exclusive rates and benefits including stays at overwater bungalows. All the better if you find a property that has a fully flexible cancellation policy too.


Travel During the Off-season

The peak season here is from November to April with the clearest weather, lots of sunshine and calm waters perfect for certain water sports. As you would expect, rates, as well as airfare, are higher too. An alternative would be to travel during the off-season, from May to October, when accommodation rates are lower; though it does rain, it won't be the whole day through meaning you can still enjoy sun-soaked fun. Additionally, the best time for surfing here is in the off-season, another reason to plan your holiday then!


Check the Types of Overwater Bungalows

Some resorts will offer a range of overwater bungalows to choose from and depending on the rates and their features, you can choose one that suits you better. Such accommodation options can be found at properties like Anantara Veli Maldives Resort where the location of the bungalows also come into play. For example, you will get bungalows that are nearer to the beach for those looking for easy access to the shore, while others will be further away but provide a more romantic and secluded setting. Some overwater living spaces will also come with added private plunge pools and / or feature guaranteed sunset views too.


Consider Long Stay Options

When looking for savings on over water bungalows in Maldives, consider long stay options. Many resorts will provide such packages to encourage travellers to stay longer; the more they extended their holiday the greater the savings; it's a win-win situation for guests who can indulge in more of the sublime experiences on offer! Depending on the property, as much as 45% savings can be enjoyed for stays of seven nights or more along with added benefits; this can include daily breakfast and a chance to upgrade to an all-inclusive meal plan with premium beverages.


Don't Make a Booking Too Early

Before going on to this point, it should be noted that some resorts will have early booking packages that include stays for overwater bungalows, so ideally check ahead. In general, however, remember that resorts may change their rates from time to time so you may find prices being reduced when occupancy is lower. With that in mind, don't book too ahead of time and wait till around 60 to 90 days before your intended holiday; of course, don't wait too long either, lest you miss out on a stay at your dream resort!