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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Choosing a Maldives Holiday Resort

If you are planning to go to the Maldives for a holiday vacation, you certainly have to put some thoughts into your resort selection before making any final reservation. Here are the ways to get the right resort on your very first attempt:

Location. You have probably heard this before, particularly when buying a home. Location is still the very first thing you have remember when selecting a resort. Choose a resort that is conveniently located to your itineraries.

Set your budget. A Maldives holiday can become very expensive if you have not carefully considered your budget. Once you set your price, you can substantially narrow down the list of your prospective hotels. Consider an all-inclusive resort; it can work out cheaper overall.

After determining your budget, try to look for a resort that offers activities that you are planning to do while in the Maldives. Are you going for some diving or snorkeling? Do you want do some water sports like jet skiing and parasailing? Some resorts actually offer these amenities. It would be much cheaper if you book from any of them.

Also determine which package is most suitable and fits your needs. Book 'room only' if you wish to spend most of your time outside the resort. Room only is the cheapest rate that resorts offer. 'Room and breakfast' is often the more preferred choice since no one really wants to worry about where to eat at the start of the day. Room and breakfast is best to those who want to spend the rest of the day in other places. 'Full board' includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you just want to relax and spend the rest of the day within the surrounding areas of the resort, then a full board accommodation is a wiser choice. (Note: full board does not include drinks). 'All-inclusive' package includes all meals, alcohol and all/some activities. This suits people who do not want to worry about anything. So if you want to take some activities during the day, spend an evening by the pool and not worrying about the accumulating bills on your credit card, then this one is for you.

Amenities. Most resorts offer one of a kind luxury villas, ocean view rooms and beach villas a few steps away from the ocean. Thinking of total relaxation? Many Maldives resort have spa centers and health related services that will really give you a one of a kind vacation experience. These, of course, come with a price but if you are willing to spend on such luxury, take your pick.


Other Considerations

Season. The best months to visit Maldives are from December to April. These months offer the most hours of sunshine with the least chances of rain. Remember, Maldives is in the Indian Ocean so if you want to escape the chilling winter of America, here is the place to go.

Children. If you are traveling with children, choosing a resort with kid's club is worthwhile. This way, you keep your kids entertained while you relax or enjoy the activities you plan for your vacation.

Romance. If you are planning to spend your honeymoon in Maldives, there are several resorts that have packages for a romantic getaway. Prefer resorts from smaller islands as they are usually more quiet and intimate.

Party mood. As opposed to a romantic getaway, you can definitely feel the party mood on larger islands, especially at night.