Holiday Edition: Resort deals for locals and work permit holders
With the Independence Day holidays just around the corner, everyone has been looking forward to relaxing and unwinding over the course of this long weekend. Hotelier Maldives has rounded up a selection of Maldivian resorts that are offering special packages for locals and work permit holders living in the country. The resorts are listed in no particular order and the packages are valid only until the given time periods. All bookings are subject to availability.
Herathera Island Resort
For the price of MVR 1,666, locals and work permit holders are welcome to enjoy a double room on full board basis at Herathera Island Resort. An additional MVR 600 will be charged for an extra person on full board basis. For guests interested in the half board rate, one double room is charged at MVR 1,450 with a third person charged an additional MVR 479. Children aged 0 to 11 years can stay free of charge. Return transfer from Gan will be free if combined with other guest transfers only. The rates are inclusive of tax and service charge and valid until July 31st this year.
Paradise Island Resort & Spa
At Paradise Island Resort & Spa, a double occupancy superior beach room on full board basis, including transfer is at the rate of MVR 3000 for locals and work permit holders. The offer is valid only until the 30th of July. The rate is inclusive of taxes.
Nika Island Resort & Spa
Nika Island Resort & Spa, located in North Ari Atoll offers locals and work permit holders a garden room on full board basis at the price of USD 200 per double room, with an additional 10% service charge and 12% GST. For locals, the return seaplane transfer is USD 100 plus 12% GST, and for work permit holders, return transfer on seaplane is USD 120 plus 12% GST. An additional child or adult will be charged USD 80 per night for both locals and expatriates. This special offer is valid throughout the entire year at Nika Island Resort & Spa.
Fun Island Resort
Fun Island Resort offers standard beach front rooms for locals and work permit holders at the price of MVR 1664 per double room, on full board basis with water by glass, and one soft drink per person during meal times. Combined transfer will be free and subject to availability. Any other mode of transfer will be quoted separately. Child rate is at MVR 476, and a triple room is MVR 2376 per night. These rates are valid throughout the year, except for the New Year period, which falls from 24th December to 7th January. All bookings will be last minute, and subject availability. These rates are inclusive of service charge and tax.
Holiday Island Resort & Spa
At Holiday Island Resort & Spa, the package offers a superior beach bungalow for locals and work permit holders at the rate of MVR 2862, per room, per night. The rate is on full board basis, inclusive of return transfer from Maamigili and taxes. This package requires a minimum stay of 2 nights for both parties. This package is valid throughout the year.
Bandos Island Resort
Bandos Island Resort, located only a few minutes away from the capital island offers locals and work permit holders a double deluxe room, on full board basis for the price of USD 195. This rate is inclusive of taxes and the offer is valid throughout the year.
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
At the rate of USD 185 plus 10% service charge and 12% GST, Olhuveli Beach & Spa resort offers locals and work permit holders a deluxe room on full board basis. Return transfer is charged at USD 69 per person. The special rate is valid until the 30th of September.
Fihaalholhi Island Resort
At the rate of USD 190, Fihaalholhi Island Resort offers one comfort room, at the for work permit holders. This package is on full board basis and includes selected alcohol. For locals, the rate is at MVR 2668 on full board basis. Both rates are inclusive of taxes and transfers. This package is valid until the end of October.
Embudu Village offers a single superior room for USD 98 on full board basis, USD 152 for a double, and USD 205 for a triple room for work permit holders. For locals the rates are USD 98 for a single superior room, USD 148 for a double room, and USD 190 for a triple room. Water villas are sold at USD 210 per double room, and USD 255 per triple room for both locals and work permit holders. All rates are inclusive of taxes. Return transfer rates are USD 15 per adult, and free for children under the of age 12. This rate is valid throughout the year at Embudu Village.
Sun Island Resort & Spa
Sun Island Resort & Spa offers a sun villa or beach bungalow at the rate of MVR 1,730 per single room, MVR 1,980 per double room, and triple room for MVR 2,960 per room per night. Additional charges for a child sharing with parents is MVR 620, and MVR 250 for an infant sharing with parents. All these rates are on a full board basis. Return transfer by FlyMe (domestic flight) is at MVR 1,120 per adult, and MVR 560 per children under 12 years of age and infants under 2 years of age travel for free. The above rates are valid throughout the year and applicable for both locals and work permit holders.
The Minivan 50 package offered at Summer Island Resort is applicable for locals and work permit holders. A single room is at USD 110 per night, double room at USD 185, and a triple at USD 260 per room per night when booked on this special deal. Child sharing with two adults will be charged at USD 55 per room per night and transfer is USD 20 per person. This package is on a full board basis, including evening tea at the Nevi Bar, with tea/coffee and snacks. The package also includes free water, soft drinks and canned juice. The resort has not set a particular time frame for this special package, and the rates are inclusive of all taxes.
Adaaran Resorts Maldives
For locals, Adaaran Club Rannalhi offers a standard double room, at the rate of USD 250. This is including return transfer by speedboat. Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi offers a double beach villa at the rate of USD 175, and an ocean villa for USD 450, including return transfer. Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers a double beach villa for one night, including seaplane transfers at USD 450. All the resorts are inclusive of taxes and offered on all inclusive rates, and are valid until 31st July 2015.
For work permit holders, Adaaran Prestige Vaadoo offers the ‘Discovery Package’ which is a special itinerary set up especially for expatriates who enjoy the underwater beauty. This deal is inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner, taxes and is offered at USD 350 per couple.
For locals and work permit holders, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo offers their 5 Star sunrise water villa at the rate of USD 250 per couple, on bed&breakfast basis. To upgrade to the all-inclusive package, an additional USD 43 per person is charged. This offer includes return transfer.
If you would like your resort’s local and work permit holder package featured on this list, please contact Hotelier Maldives.