Maldives resort offers $30K ‘all-you-can-stay’ package

(CNN) – Move over the all-you-can-eat buffet: the all-you-can-stay-resort package has entered the party.

With a new adult-only offer from Anantara Veli in the Maldives, travelers can use the resort as a personal vacation crash pad – but it will cost you.

The $ 30,000 package includes use of a two-person overwater bungalow on private island property for unlimited use in 2021, with airport transfers and breakfast offered in good part.

There are also discounts on add-ons that include Ayurvedic spa treatments, Maldivian cooking classes, and water activities like diving, snorkeling, and surfing.

While this price is admittedly high, in many parts of the world it is less than the cost of a permanent vacation home. And one more potential bonus: it goes well with the new nationwide loyalty program the Maldives is rolling out in 2021.

In September 2020, officials in the Indian Ocean country announced that a three-tier loyalty program for tourists called Maldives Border Miles would be launched next year.

Although details of how the program will work on a practical level are not yet known, there are gold, silver, and bronze grades that correspond to the amount of money spent in the country and include rewards and perks for frequent visitors.

The Anantara Veli has an infinity pool in case you get tired of the sea for any reason.

Courtesy Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

The geography of the archipelago has contributed significantly to this, as most tourist accommodation is located on private islands or atolls that are remote from the crowded capital city of Malé.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, the Maldives has confirmed 12,059 cases of Covid-19 with only 12 deaths.

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