The Maldives is a truly spectacular destination – although it is not exactly ideal for a holiday location high budget conscious, the various Star Resorts offer a wide variety of travelers the opportunity to enjoy most of the trip.
Here are a few things to consider when deciding on a Maldives resort:
o Determine what your budget is – it will immediately narrow down your list of potential resorts.
o Decide what you are likely to be interested in instance For example, the Maldives is a great place for diving – if you are going to spend a lot of time diving, you must be aware that different resorts have different value diving facilities. Some resorts are naturally better than others. You will want to choose the best package for diving (it is possible to get diving packages so that you do not have to spend a fortune on extra diving expenses every day). Some resorts offer plenty of activity and entertainment while others offer very cool and less activity (perfect if you just want to bend the sand towards the crystal blue water).
o Decide what kind of package is best for you – Most resorts are quite expensive when it comes to eating and drinking, but a bed and breakfast package (room and breakfast only) is seen first at a lower price, after paying for all meals and Drinking it can actually be more expensive than any included package.
o The whole board can be quite a good choice in the whole case as all the food is provided, although the guest still has to pay for the drink (a good choice for those who do not drink too much alcohol). On the other hand if you enjoy a tipple or five, all inclusive options may be the best package for you as drinks at most resorts can be expensive to sin.
o Some resorts may cater to certain nationalities – for example Italian, German or Japanese clients. This can be a problem if you prefer to mix but are unable to speak the dominant language.
o Most resorts offer different types of accommodation – decide which one is best for you. For example, a standard beach villa will usually be a few meters away from the sea while an underwater villa is located in the water. Swamp villas can be beautiful and offer a chance to see marine life swimming from the window – but they are quite valuable.
o Travelers with children should try and, if possible, choose a resort with a children’s club – there is a difference between resorts in providing facilities that can entertain children.
o If you want to spend a day exploring the capital city as a trip, you don’t want to choose a resort that is not too far away – some resorts do not offer it for a day trip so you want to check it out first.
o You may also want to consider the time of year you want to go – the best time for weather is between December and April, when there is the most sunshine and the least rainfall. These months, it’s no surprise to learn that prices tend to be higher.
o Some resorts (even the most expensive ones) may not offer private TVs in the rooms – this is usually intended to promote the island’s “no news, no shoes” feeling. Very few people come to watch TV in the Maldives but if you feel any comfort that you can’t live without, contact your travel agent before booking to see if your chosen resort has any offers.
o If the look, feel and architecture of your home is important to you, you can research and find the best resort for you – some may be more modern, almost like a quality hotel room, others traditionally built with a three-story roof and even a partial Open air bathroom.
o Romantics and honeymoons will find that a few smaller islands are more comfortable, intimate and quiet, but can feel more crowded and more crowded on any side of the adults