The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is your best and most expensive Marriott Bonvoy Hotel to redeem (or earn) Bonvoy reward award nights in the Maldives. In fact, this St. Regis is one of the best hotels in the Maldives for using points.
There are a number of Marriott Bonvoy 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 Marriott 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 is a Marriott Luminous and Stars travel agency, which means we offer extra free benefits at most of these luxury Marriott hotels if you book one or more nights for cash. Book the stay with us, and you will collect your usual Marriott Bonvoy 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, 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. The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is our top Marriott Bonvoy branded pick for the Maldives. 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.
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 these are compulsory round trip speedboat transfer fees (for 2020), which work out around: $745 USD per adult (age 12 years and above), $499 USDper child (aged between 2 – 12 years).
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.
Book a stay with cash here, via our luxury travel concierge to get fabulous free benefits at this hotel on top of collecting your Marriott Bonvoy reward points and benefiting from perks related to your loyalty status.
2. JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
As per the Marriott website in Dec 2020, the resort can be reached via a 55-minute direct scenic seaplane flight from Velana International airport. Welcome Ambassadors welcome you and assist you to the seaplane check-in counter, and accompany you to the dedicated JW Marriott seaplane lounge. The shared seaplane roundtrip transfer rate (for 2020) is $600 USD per adult and $360 USD for children up to 11 years. Prices are inclusive of 12% GST.
Seaplane operates only during day time between 6 am and 3:30 pm, subject to weather conditions. The maximum baggage allowance is 22 kg per passenger and hand luggage should not exceed 3 kg in weight. Any excess luggage is charged at $5.50 USD per kg payable at the airport. For a smooth transfer, you will need to share your arrival and departure flight details with the hotel at least three days before your arrival.
Once you arrive at the resort, find your respite in stylish overwater villas and beach villas with 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.
3. W Maldives
W Maldives is a luxury 5-star private island resort. 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. From the moment you step onto this heart-shaped island playground, welcoming infinite days amplified by the only music curator in the Maldives, playful guestrooms and innovative cocktails and cuisine create a cutting-edge lifestyle experience.
You will need to share your arrival information into Male’ airport with the hotel so they can make reservations on the 15-seater seaplane. When the seaplane isn’t running, the resort can arrange an alternative mode of transportation from/to airport (MLE) via speedboat.
Mandatory return seaplane transfer charges are not included in the room rate (for 2020) and will be charged at the fee of $505 USD per adult and $235 USD per child between 3-11 years old. Rate is per person and valid for a combined seaplane transfer from and to Male International Airport. Rate is inclusive of 12% GST.
Once again, 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.
4. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is beautifully situated on the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, surrounded by the Indian Ocean. This stunning overwater hotel (with overwater rooms) offers an incomparable setting for your Maldives visit.
Retreat to your secluded suite or villa, where you will be greeted by unbroken ocean views, a private deck, and, in select accommodations, a private pool. When you are ready to leave your paradise, sample delicious dining in the restaurants, relax poolside or on the beach, indulge at the wellness spa, play tennis, or explore the resort grounds.
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé at a cost (for 2020) of $250 USD, and 20 minutes by speedboat from the new domestic Dharavandhoo airport in Baa Atoll, depending on the weather conditions.
This resort is slightly cheaper 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. Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Much cheaper in cash price and redemptions, but still with overwater villas, is the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa 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 sets the stage for unforgettable family vacations.
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.
The resort offers water recreations, including diving, snorkeling, and jet skiing. Nourish your well-being in one of the 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. Indulge in a signature treatment in your own spa pavilion at the full-service spa on a private island.
This resort is very much cheaper in points and cash. 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.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.
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