10 Cheapest Hotels In The Maldives Using Points and Miles

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The 10 cheapest hotels to book in the Maldives using loyalty points and miles (including Marriott Bonvoy rewards, Hilton Honors points, and World of Hyatt points) are probably the Radisson Blu and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. There is no cheap Hyatt in the Maldives. There is only the ultra-luxury Park Hyatt.

Wherever you decide to stay, in the Maldives, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more.

Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:

  • Room upgrade to next category
  • Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
  • Complimentary Welcome Gift
  • $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

1. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

One of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in the Maldives, which is much cheaper in cash price and redemption price than the other Marriott Bonvoy hotel choices on these dreamy islands, is the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa which provides overwater villas in the stunning North Malé Atoll.

Surrounded by a shimmering turquoise lagoon, pristine white sandy beaches, and swaying palms, this 5-star star family resort is located 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport. The resort offers water recreations, including diving, snorkeling, and jet skiing. There are 176 beautifully designed hotel rooms, overwater bungalows, and ocean view villas, many equipped with private plunge pools. Indulge in diverse and delectable fare at seven restaurants and bars, featuring international cuisine, signature cocktails, and stunning views of the North Malé Atoll. There are also private spa pavilions at the full-service spa on a private island for ultimate relaxation.

A big advantage of this hotel is that it is located just 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport, which means no expensive seaplane transfers are required. Instead, you can grab a free 15-minute speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport.

This resort is very much cheaper in points and cash than your other Marriott Bonvoy Maldives hotel options. You will need to spend between 40,000 and 60,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 6 hotel. It is worth remembering that the base rooms here are not overwater, so your base point redemption won’t get one of those in-demand overwater villas. You will need to upgrade your room (using points or cash) to book one of those memorable overwater villas.

2. Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives is a great point redemption option and only recently opened. While it is one of our cheapest Maldives hotels on points and miles, all villas, either beach or overwater, have a private swimming pool.

With seven restaurant options and breakfast being included in your redemption price, a points-based stay can work out rather well, although do bear in mind that transfers are pricy, costing around $450 per adult and $225 per child (2-11 years) for a return trip.

Radisson Rewards has the maximum rate of point redemptions set at 70,000 points per night, so this is your price, plus around $10 in taxes per night. Radisson Rewards is an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner at the generous rate of 1:3.

3. SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

The tropical resort of SAii Lagoon Maldives sits on a private island 15 minutes by boat from Male International Airport. Across the footbridge lies The Marina Crossroads Maldives, where you will find dining, upscale shopping, and spa treatments.

While this is not the most luxurious Maldives resort featured, it offers excellent value, and reviews rave about the staff and the fantastic and fresh breakfasts. The Elephant and Butterfly at Hard Rock is also a highlight as you dine on the beach.

There is a wide range of activities and a dive center available. Enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving among the colorful marine life of the Maldives. There’s a resident turtle, Emma, who lives nearby, and in the early evening, you can sometimes spot dolphins from the Saii infinity pool.

A stay here costs from 119,000 Hilton Honors points per night, and this is the cheapest Hilton in the Maldives for loyalty point redemptions.

4. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is currently the second cheapest Marriott Bonvoy hotel in the Maldives on points. This resort is beautifully situated on the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, surrounded by the Indian Ocean.

This stunning overwater hotel has overwater rooms that offer unbroken ocean views, a private deck, and some rooms also have a private pool. Delicious dining is available in the restaurants, relax poolside or on the beach, indulge at the wellness spa, play tennis, or explore the resort grounds.

If you are burning your Marriott Bonvoy points, you will need to spend between 50,000 and 70,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 7 hotel.

5. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is part of the Hilton group and the second cheapest Hilton when redeeming points in the Maldives. This resort is stunning and contains the world’s first undersea residence.

The other 150 villas and suites are equally surreal, with private sun terraces, plunge pools, and stairs leading straight into the Indian Ocean. At the overwater spa, alchemists work their magic using pure Himalayan salts and essential oils. Curated experiences include a coral adoption program led by a marine biologist and mastering the art of noodle rolling with celebrity chef Jereme Leung. Conrad is a luxury Hilton Honors brand, so you can look to redeem your Hilton points here if you want an alternative to paying the rack rate.

Due to the very special nature of the accommodations at the Hilton properties in the Maldives, only some resort(s) can offer upgraded accommodations. Elite Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond Members get alternate benefits:

Hilton Honors GOLD MEMBERS, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Benefits:

  • One bottle of Sparkling wine9 upon arrival
  • Chocolate & Fruit amenities upon arrival
  • Daily Happy Hour9 at Vilu restaurant for you and sharing guest in same villa from 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Hilton Honors DIAMOND MEMBERS, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Benefits:

  • One bottle of Sparkling wine9 upon arrival
  • Chocolate & Fruit amenities upon arrival
  • Daily Happy Hour9 at Vilu restaurant for you and sharing guest in same villa from 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Book a stay with cash here, via our luxury travel concierge to get fabulous free benefits at this hotel on top of collecting your Hilton Honors reward points.

6. JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

We love the JW Marriott Venice and the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is equally luxurious. This family friendly resort edges the azure waters of Shaviyani Atoll.

Stylish overwater villas and beach villas offer plush bedding, private pools, and decks with stunning views of the shimmering Indian Ocean. Delight your palate with distinctive Japanese, Italian, and global cuisine, along with treetop dining and buffet breakfasts at diverse dining destinations. Discover a wide variety of activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, jet-skiing, and sailing. Children can also enjoy their own adventures in the Maldives at the Little Griffins kids’ club.

If you want to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points here for an overwater villa, you will need to spend between 70,000 and 100,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 8 hotel.

7. W Maldives

W Maldives is a luxury 5-star private island resort that is part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool, a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking reefs. Playful guestrooms and innovative cocktails and cuisine create a cutting-edge lifestyle experience.

If you want to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points here for an overwater villa, you will need to spend between 70,000 and 100,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 8 hotel.

8. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is part of the Hilton brand and is therefore worth considering if you are part of the Hilton Honors loyalty scheme. You will be able to redeem your points here, and this is a truly great resort.

This Private Island features a stunning three-bedroom beach villa, two-bedroom overwater villa, four-bedroom residence, five swimming pools, spa, gym, watersports, and a private entertainment clubhouse. The 32,000 square meter island sanctuary comes complete with a dedicated chef and personal concierge to attend to all your needs.

Due to the very special nature of the accommodations at the Hilton properties in the Maldives, only some resort(s) can offer upgraded accommodations. Elite Hilton Honors Gold and Diamond Members get alternate benefits:

Hilton Honors GOLD MEMBERS, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Benefits:

  • In-villa VIP welcome bottle of wine and fruit basket
  • Complimentary selection of beverages crafted by mixologist and sommelier from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Peacock Alley
  • 50% special offer on selected beverages at Nava Beach Club from 10:00 – 11:30 pm

Hilton Honors DIAMOND MEMBERS, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Benefits:

  • In-villa VIP welcome bottle of wine and fruit basket
  • With a selected 60-minute massage, enjoy a complimentary additional 30-minute back and shoulder massage at Waldorf Astoria Spa
  • Complimentary selection of beverages crafted by mixologist and sommelier from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Peacock Alley
  • 50% special offer on selected beverages at Nava Beach Club from 10:00 – 11:30 pm

If you want to redeem your Hilton Honors points here, the standard redemption rate is currently 120,000 per night, but these redemptions are rarely available. Much more widely available is the premium room reward at 799,000 points per night.

Book a stay with cash here, via our luxury travel concierge to get fabulous free benefits at this hotel on top of collecting your Hilton Honors reward points.

9. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

The Park Hyatt is your best and currently your only option if you want to redeem (or earn) World of Hyatt points in the Maldives. Tucked away from the teeming resorts of the dense northern atolls, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa provides a pure barefoot-luxury experience in the deepest and most conserved atoll in the Maldives. From one of just 50 villas, each with a private deck and direct access to the sea, you can immerse yourself by snorkeling the house reef, going dolphin watching, getting certified at the PADI Dive Centre, and exploring the best dive sites in the atoll; practice yoga at sunrise or learn local recipes in a hands-on cooking class. Dining choices include The Island Grill and The Dining Room, or opt for intimate dinners at The Drift or The Bar.

To get to the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, the hotel will book round-trip transfers between the international airport for a fee. The shortest flight from Male Domestic terminal to Kooddoo Domestic Airport is approximately 1 hour, and this is followed by a short speedboat journey of approximately 30-40 minutes (weather dependent), so you’ll need to take both a commercial flight and a boat ride to get there, and the plane ticket is not cheap at around $500 per person, round-trip.

Book a stay with cash here, via our luxury travel concierge to get fabulous free benefits at this hotel on top of collecting your World of Hyatt reward points.

10. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

This is our top Marriott branded pick for the Maldives and the best hotel in the Maldives using points and miles. As you swoop in on your seaplane transfer, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort appears as a mammoth lobster on the azure waters. This private island getaway, remote even for the Maldives, has daring architecture and rich and diverse marine wildlife that can be enjoyed from the dive center, where marine biologists catalog the biodiversity (dolphins and mantas have been spotted). Hop on a Jet Ski or Seabob, get a lava shell massage in the overwater spa, try antigravity yoga, or charter the Azimut yacht for a sunset cruise. Each of the 77 villas has its own butler for personal pampering.

If you want to redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points here for an overwater villa, you will need to spend between 70,000 and 100,000 Bonvoy points per night as this is currently a rewards category 8 hotel, but do remember that redemption nights are not always available, and even when they are, you still have to pay for your seaplane transfers, which always add to the price of a Maldives holiday, particularly at remote resorts.

To get to the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, the hotel will book round trip transfers between the international airport for a fee. Bear in mind the compulsory round trip speedboat transfer fees (for 2020) work out around: $745 USD per adult (age 12 years and above), $499 USD per child (aged between 2 – 12 years).

If you are paying for your stay and collect points, our luxury travel concierge offers fabulous free benefits at this hotel on top of collecting your Marriott Bonvoy reward points.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.

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