Best Hilton In The Maldives On Points

Tips : Accommodation

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is your best and most expensive Hilton Honors Hotel to redeem (or earn) reward award nights in the Maldives. In fact, this hotel is one of the best hotels in the Maldives for using points.

There are two excellent Hilton hotels in the Maldives, each with their own benefits, be it family-friendly, exclusively overwater, focusing on romance, and so forth. We pick your best Hilton Award night redemption options below while also bearing in mind the eyewatering cost off transfers at some resorts in the Maldives.

Our luxury travel concierge offers extra free benefits at luxury Hilton hotels if you book one or more nights for cash. Book the stay with us, and you will collect your usual Hilton Honors reward points in addition to our free benefits. Unfortunately, we cannot offer free benefits on point only redemption bookings.

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, Hilton, 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. 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.

A shared return transfer on the resort’s yacht (for 2020) is $600 USD subject to 23.2% tax and service charge per adult, Children aged 6 to 11 are charged at $300 USD subject to 23.2% tax and service charge with complimentary transfer for children below 5. Obviously, bear this in mind when booking, as this is a fairly hefty fee to add on, particularly if you are redeeming your stay on points.

Due to the very special nature of the accommodations at the Hilton properties in the Maldives, only some resort(s) are able to 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 evening selection of beverages crafted by mixologist and sommelier at Peacock Alley
  • 50% special offer on selected beverages at Nava Beach Club late in the evening

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 evening selection of beverages crafted by mixologist and sommelier at Peacock Alley
  • 50% special offer on selected beverages at Nava Beach Club late in the evening

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.

2. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is part of the Hilton group and an exotic playground full of possibilities. Seriously, does it get more over the top than 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 are truly inspired, from a coral adoption program led by a marine biologist to 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.

The hotel will arrange all transfers to and from the resort by seaplane. You can also make use of the luxurious Conrad Lounge at the Malé International Airport Seaplane Terminal before or after your transfer to the resort. The return transfer from Malé (for 2020) costs $526 USD per adult, $263 USD per child under 12. Prices subject to 12% T-GST.

Due to the very special nature of the accommodations at the Hilton properties in the Maldives, only some resort(s) are able to 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

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

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.

If you are booking on points, usually this Hilton offers a discount and more availability on points at around 95,000 Hiilton Honors per night for December 2020.

3. SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton

Not quite as luxurious but still worth considering is SAii Lagoon Maldives which 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. It also features as one of our cheapest Maldives hotels on points and miles.

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 one of the cheapest Hilton in the Maldives for loyalty point redemptions.

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