How to book a villa in the Maldives -

May 10, 2023


How to book a villa in the Maldives - has over 170 hotels in the Maldives. The catalog contains the best and most popular resorts, as well as guesthouses on local islands. Wiotto has specialized in the luxury segment for over 8 years. Therefore, mainly, you will find private resort islands on the site. The site has the ability to book hotels in the Seychelles, Mauritius, Cyprus, Indonesia, but it is with the Maldives that Wiotto has worked since the beginning.

How to choose a hotel in the Maldives

It may seem to an inexperienced vacationer that hotels in the Maldives are all the same: one resort occupies one small island, there are water and beach villas, a lagoon around the island and the All inclusive. However, when faced with the choice of a hotel in the Maldives, it becomes clear that the resorts are different and it is quite difficult to choose one hotel.

What to look for when choosing a hotel

  1. Distance from the island to the capital Male. It is there that the international airport is located, from where vacationers will have to transfer to the resort. This can be done by speedboat, local airlines, seaplane or, very rarely, by ferry. Depending on the vehicle and distance, the transfer can take anywhere from 10 minutes to two hours, and can cost anywhere from $50 to several tens of thousands. By the way, in the Wiotto catalog there is a filter “Near Male”, as well as filtering by transfer type, which will help you sort out the resorts.
  2. Food system. At the resorts in the Maldives offer a wide range of food systems - from breakfast only to Ultra All inclusive. Some resorts offer all possible types of meal, but there are also a large number of hotels that offer one or more types of meal. For example, only breakfasts, or only Premium All inclusive. If you get to a hotel where only breakfast is included in the price, then you will have to pay separately for other meals in restaurants. This should be taken into account when planning a vacation and budget. Often, All inclusive may not include alcohol, or limited to a few drinks, and so on. There are no grocery stores or markets on the resort islands, only restaurants. The number of restaurants on the island is also important. There are resorts with a wide choice of restaurants and cafes - from 10 to 25 establishments of various cuisines, but there are also small islands with one or two restaurants. Some packages may include not only food, but also spa services, snorkeling equipment, diving lessons, excursions and much more - as a rule, these are premium packages such as All inclusive, Ultra All inclusive and the like. You can ask your questions about meals in the Maldives in the online chat Wiotto - managers will be happy to help you choose a resort.
  3. House reef. If your goal is snorkeling and diving, you should carefully consider the choice of hotel and house reef. Not all islands can boast a lagoon with a rich underwater world. There are many reefs with bleached corals and a poor variety of fish. The most interesting is Baa Atoll, a large proportion of which is part of the Hanifaru Marine Reserve, protected by UNESCO. There are also islands with colorful and lively house reefs on other atolls. The Wiotto catalog has a “House Reef” filter that will help you select resorts that have a house reef. Wiotto managers will help you choose one of the proposed list in the online chat.
  4. When choosing a villa, pay attention to where it is located - in the garden, on the beach or on the water. Please check with the manager when booking if you would like a Sunset or Sunrise view villa, with a pool or jacuzzi, freestanding or adjacent to other villas. There are many nuances - it is better to discuss them in advance so that there is no disappointment upon arrival. Often tourists choose to relax for a few days in a beach villa, a few - on the water. Great option if you want to try both options.
  5. Adult only. This category is for adults only. Age restrictions are different - from 14-18 years old, depends on the policy of the hotel. Also, there are hotels that partially restrict the stay of children. For example, part of the island is only open to those over 18 years old.
  6. Holidays with children. A large proportion of tourists in the Maldives are families with children, from infants to teenagers. Please note that not all hotels accept families with children and not all hotels offer Kids Club services. As a rule, the Kids Club is free to visit. Babysitting services for children under 4 years of age, as well as the services of coaches for various sports, etc. may be paid. There are resorts focused on children - there are entire children's towns on the island, many circles, even the infrastructure is thought out for children, there is a children's menu in restaurants. In contrast, there are resorts where you can check in with children, but the choice of entertainment for them will be limited. The “Kids Club” filter in the Wiotto catalog will help you with your choice.

How to choose a hotel directly in the Wiotto catalog

  • In the Wiotto search field, indicate the country - Maldives, travel dates and the number of vacationers.
  • In the drop-down list of hotels, specify the desired filters. For example: Seaplane transfer, Underwater restaurant, Spa, Pool villa, Nightclub, etc.
  • Choose your favorite hotel. If necessary, get advice about the hotel from managers in the online chat.
  • On the hotel page, select a villa, type of food and type of transfer.
  • Press the "Reserve" button.

Booking conditions

Depending on the conditions of the hotel, the reservation must be paid 5-30 days before check-in. If you book a hotel earlier than 5-30 days, the entire period of the reservation will be assigned to you.

If you cancel your booking earlier than 5-30 days, you don't have to pay anything, just tell the manager that you want to cancel the booking and indicate the reason. If you paid for the reservation earlier than 5-30 days, then you will be refunded in full, unless your bank may charge for their services. If the cancellation occurs between 5-30 days prior to arrival, the hotel will charge a penalty - the closer to the date of arrival, the greater the penalty.

After paying for the reservation, the Wiotto manager will send you a confirmation of the hotel reservation, as well as a confirmation of the transfer. To do this, the manager needs to name the dates of your flight to Male and back. Upon arrival at Velana International Airport (in Male), you will be met by a representative of the company and taken to your transfer to the hotel. It will be a speedboat, a seaplane or a local airline.

Carlos Diaz
I believe in making the impossible possible because there’s no fun in giving up. Travel, design, fashion and current trends in the field of industrial construction are topics that I enjoy writing about.

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