Le Meridien Maldives
Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa located on the Lhaviyani Atoll is the latest luxury addition to the Marriott portfolio. The hotel is opening up later this year, and they are now taking reservations starting from September 2021.
Maldives is a popular vacation destination and this latest Le Meridien resort gives you that picture perfect getaway. Set in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll nestled on Thilamaafushi Island, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is a canvas inspired by the formation of the Atolls, fringing reefs and marine life.
Spanning nine hectares, the island is an eco-conscious haven abundant with indigenous flora and fauna and is enveloped by a shimmering lagoon and coral reefs bursting with vibrant marine life including pods of Manta Rays and turtles. Savor the sights, sounds, aromas, and tastes of the destination with six restaurants & bars and Explore Spa by Le Méridien. Celebrate the art of travel with a curation of immersive discoveries that showcases the unique environment, above and below the waves. Inspired by the essence of the Maldives, combined with a passion for culture, cuisine and design, the resort is a playful sanctuary for the curious and creative traveler to discover the European spirit of savoring the good life.
Book with Points
If this seems like the dream vacation that you’ve been looking for, then it gets even better if you can book with points, as first reported by Miles Value. Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa is a Category 5 Marriott property. That means that you can book for just 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points off-peak, 35,000 standard, and 40,000 for peak. If you book a 5-night stay with points, it could cost you as little as 24,000 points per night, since the 5th night is free.
Additionally, you can use your 35,000 Marriott credit card Free Night Award at this resort, which makes it even better. That’s probably the best use you can get out of them, since you can also select a Sunrise Overwater Villa as a Standard room. You are getting a value of over 2 cents per Marriott point.
There are no resort fees currently for this property. But that does not mean that it will be a cheap stay. You will have some serious out of pocket costs. There’s a price of $420 per person for seaplane transfer to the Lhaviyani Atoll. Additionally, you need to pay for meals, drinks and activities on the resort. These expenses can quickly add up.
If you are looking for a great Marriott Bonvoy point redemption, then the Le Meridien Maldives is probably as good as it gets. This is a no brainer as well for those who are planning a trip to the Maldives. At 24K points a night for a 5-night stay, the price is hard to beat.
If you need more Marriott Bonvoy points, usually the best option is applying for Marriott credit cards. Those cards also come with free night certificates. Many people could have a few laying around from not traveling for over a year. And, while usually not a good option, you can also transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards.
Just keep in mind that while the stay might be a steal, you will have out of pocket expenses. With $420 transfer per person and food, drinks etc., it can get really expensive.