Background on visiting the Maldives
As I mentioned in the first post of this series, I’m keeping this trip report pretty brief, and just focusing on the new aspects of the trip. So after checking out of the InterContinental Hong Kong we flew to London in Cathay Pacific first class, then to Abu Dhabi in Etihad first class, and then connected to Male in Etihad business class (which I didn’t write about this time, but it’s a route I’ve reviewed before).
That’s because we were staying at the new St. Regis Maldives Vommuli, which opened last year. This hotel is expensive, and justifiably so — it’s stunning. When the hotel first opened they allowed redemptions for 26,000 Starpoints for overwater villas for a very brief period, which is a great deal. I made a few reservations using this deal, but canceled all but one.
They updated the pricing pretty quickly, and I believe the property now costs 90,000 Starpoints per night. However, historically Starwood has run promotions for 35% off resort redemptions once per year, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we see that at this property in the future.
Getting to the St. Regis Maldives
Like many resorts in the Maldives, the St. Regis is on a private island. Typically for resorts not near Male, there are two ways to get there.
You can take a seaplane on Trans Maldivian Airways directly to the resort; they’re the world’s largest operator of seaplanes, and the benefit is that they drop you off directly at the resort.
Full details are available from the link below:
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