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AMAZING DEAL – $600 a night water villa with pool at the Intercontinental Maldives!

Latest update: The price for a standard room has now increased to 120,000 IHG points per night, which would cost $600 during one of the very frequent IHG 100% points sales.

The best hotel deal in the Maldives?

Did you know that you can book a fully refundable stay at the Intercontinental Maldives in an Ocean Pool Villa with breakfast and Club benefits for $500 per night! (…even though the normal price is closer to $1300 per night)

What really sets this deal apart is the fact that EVERYBODY gets an included breakfast, afternoon tea and 2 daily hours of free flowing cocktails, cheese and canapes. Not only that but the restaurants at this hotel are charging very reasonable prices for lunch and dinner too.

Having spent inordinate sums of money on food and drink at the Conrad Maldives and even more ludicrous sums at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, I can tell you that this really adds up otherwise!

When I visited in April of 2021 I found that prices at the Intercontinental were on average around 50-70% of what they charge at the two Hilton properties above.

Seaplane transfers are an additional $600++ per adult and $300++ for children. That’s an unfortunate inevitability of staying at any Maldivian resort that isn’t close to the capital (and all of its shipping tankers and long haul airplane traffic).

So how do you book this fully refundable stay in a Maldivian ocean pool villa, with tons of extras for only $500?

 

Step 1.

Log into your IHG account and Check reward night availability at the Intercontinental Maldives by clicking the image below. (If you don’t have an IHG account yet, you can follow the instructions on IHG.com to create one quickly for free)

Select the dates you’re interested in (maximum 5 nights) and in the Rate Preference box, select Reward Nights.

Click search to see if the nights are available. If they are, you’ll see a screen like this:

 

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If your nights are available continue to Step 2. Otherwise search for different dates!

Step 2.

Let’s assume you have no IHG points. IHG Regularly sell their points with a 100% bonus, meaning you can buy the 100,000 points needed for each night, for $500! 

Click the image below to go to the Buy Points page.

Click Pay Now to instantly purchase the points you need

Step 3.

Repeat Step 1. but this time you can complete the booking since you’ll have all the points you need!

 

Step 4.

Start looking forward to a trip in which you can enjoy perfect social isolation in your own little slice of paradise!