4 Apr 2022 By Betty Chung

Long-Awaited Bucket List Getaway to the Maldives With Marriott Bonvoy

Far stretched white sandy beaches flanking the turquoise blue Indian Ocean, stilted waterside villas, a romantic candlelit dinner with a glass of Champagne over water – Maldives is all about luxury and a tryst with nature. After a prolonged stretch of time at home, with restrictions on movement and travel lifted, people from Australia can finally break-away and say hello to the sunny side of life at the nation of picturesque islands. With the naturally social-distanced “one-island-one-resort” destination being on everyone’s ‘Must Visit’ list, be it first-timers or destination loyalists, there is something for everyone in the Maldives.  What makes it more exciting, travellers can easily combine their island getaway with a stop-over at Singapore as the destination is only five hours away from the Lion City – it’s time to strike-off that long awaited bucket-list getaway and go island-hopping!

With more than a thousand splendid islands and the 26 coral atolls brimming with marine life, be it a dive into the unfathomable sea or sprawling across the sun-lounger on the powdery sand, the reasons to visit Maldives are unending. The destination lends itself seamlessly to suit all types of travelers from romantic hideaway, multi-generational getaway, best friend trip, diving adventures to a wellness retreat. And if the beauty and charm of the Maldives by itself wasn’t enough to get one packing, these resorts from Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio in Maldives are offering deals that include round trip transfers from/to Velana International Airport and lavish dining options. Travelers will have a variety of options between the curated multi-generational holiday packages at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, the luxury epic stay at W Maldives with one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, the family-friendly Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, and the wellness retreat at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort located at BAA Atoll – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, as they step onto this secluded haven, surrounded by the endless blue of the Indian Ocean.

Paradise with a Mindful Touch at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Located on Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, the luxurious five-star resort makes for a mesmerizing destination that focuses on holistic well-being and enriching, thoughtfully curated experiences. The resort features 60 beach and overwater villas, all with private pools, spacious wooden decks and a wide array of amenities with personalized Thakuru (Butler) service. Eclectic dining experiences are offered throughout the resort’s five dining venues, three full service bars, a wine room, which boasts of an impressive collection of 1,200 labels and private beach dinners. Traveling with children is now even easier with the FAMILY BY JW™ – Little Griffins Kids Club where the children can enjoy 100 exciting activities. As one of the largest kids club in the Maldives, the FAMILY BY JW™ – Little Griffins Kids Club has much to offer.

As part of the Fly & Dine package, guests can enjoy a complimentary Half Board package inclusive of daily breakfast and lunch or dinner at select venues and complimentary return shared seaplane transfers from/to Velana International Airportfor two when they book for a minimum of three nights.

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A Bold, Unscripted, Luxury Experience at W Maldives

Located in North Ari Atoll, W Maldives is a luxury private island resort, setting the stage to fuel the guests’ lust for life. The five-star resort is available for complete island buyout, allowing a group access to 77 private Escapes (Villas) located both on the beach and overwater – each with its own plunge pool and sundeck; six creative gourmet dining venues and lounge bars, overwater treatment rooms at AWAY ®️ Spa, and the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER with reef sharks, in one of  the best house reefs in the Maldives for a quintessential escape. For those who would like to get the best of both island and ocean life, the luxurious two-cabin ESCAPE yacht is ready to sail for day-long adventures, private dive trips, sunset proposals, overnight excursions, or even for exclusive airport transfers. Whether one is overworked, under-slept or partied out, AWAY® Spa promises the outcome needed, in the time available, with the perks to get that glow on. The resort invites guests to keep their healthy routine or indulge as they have the option to do both and DETOX. RETOX. REPEAT.

The Escape! Fly & Dine package includes daily buffet breakfast, daily three-course dinner in a designated restaurant for two, complimentary return shared seaplane transfers from/to Velana International Airport for two, complimentary in-room W MIX BAR for non-alcoholic beverages and complimentary non-motorized activities and snorkeling gear when guests book for a minimum of three nights.

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Break Away at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Located in North Male Atoll on the private Furanafushi Island, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa pays tribute to the island’s opulent and lush vegetation. The island is a haven, a hideout, enriched by private nooks, enchanting views, and manicured gardens. Easily accessible by a 15-minute scenic speedboat journey from Velana International Airport in Male, the resort is a preferred choice for those who favor convenient travel. Offering seven restaurants and bars, two freshwater pools, a tennis court, a 24-hour gym and plenty of on-island activities including Sheraton’s signature Side-by-Side Family Program, the resort is the picturesque destination for honeymooners, families with young children or teens, and solo travellers alike.

As part of the Cruise & Dine package, accommodation in a premium water bungalow or water villa awaits guests, along with an extravagant 5-course dinner at a designated dining venue paired with a selection of premium wines that accompany each course, an indulging couple treatment at the award winning Shine Spa and shared and scheduled round trip transfers for two by speedboat.

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A Wellness Oasis at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Nestled on a beautiful coral island of the BAA Atoll, the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site in the Maldives, the five-star wellness resort is designed by award-winning architects PEIA Association from Italy, featuring 70 spacious villas, four restaurants and bars, the Heavenly Spa by Westin, the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT fitness center and the Westin Family. BAA Atoll is home to a handful of extraordinary and thriving reefs; home to no less than 250 species of vibrant coral and over 1,200 fish species; a bucket-list dream for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort presents a distinct eco-friendly contemporary design with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views with a transformative wellness offering whether you are spending your honeymoon, celebrating a special family event, or enjoying time with a loved one.

The Fly & Dine package includes daily breakfast at Island Kitchen, daily two course lunch and three course dinner at Island Kitchen (International) or a meal credit at The Pearl (Japanese), complimentary return shared seaplane transfers from/to Velana International Airport for two, a daily wellness session, the use of snorkelling equipment and ocean kayaks for up to two hours as well as access to the Westin Kids Club® and WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio.

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To know more about the Fly/Cruise & Dine offer click here and for further details on Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in Maldives click here. For more information, please visit www.marriott.com


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