The Real Deal Vacation package to the Maldives includes round-trip airfare from San Francisco on Singapore Airlines; seven nights in a beach villa at Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef Resort on tiny Hembadhu Island; daily breakfast; and speedboat transfers between the airport and resort, from $2,849 per person. Air and hotel taxes and fees are included.
When Apr. 11-Jun. 9, 2012 ($2,849); Aug. 30-Oct. 25, 2012 ($2,999); Jun. 10-Jul. 18, 2012 ($3,099); Jul. 19-Aug. 29, 2012 ($3,249); Oct. 26-Dec. 9, 2012 ($3,399); Dec. 10-Dec. 13, 2012 ($3,649); Mar. 1-Apr. 10, 2012 ($3,849).
Gateways San Francisco (from $2,849); Los Angeles (from $2,899); Houston (from $3,149); New York (from $3,199). Additional gateways available.
The Fine Print All hotel, air, and U.S. departure taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $1,050. There is an additional $60 surcharge for weekend departure. Use promo code MLEESC when booking. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
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Why It's a Deal According to a recent Kayak search, round-trip airfare from San Francisco to the Maldives starts from $1,360 including taxes and fees in early May (Singapore Airlines). A seven-night stay at Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef Resort with daily breakfast starts at $1,818 per person including taxes, with an additional $152 per person for airport transfers—a total of $3,330 per person for the entire trip. This vacation package gives you the same perks for $481 less.
More Additional nights at Vivanta start from $268 per person, per night. Add a two-night stopover in Singapore that includes two nights at the Regent Hotel, daily breakfast, round-trip airport transfers, and all hotel taxes and fees included for a total of $399 per person (add $10 for Mar. 31-Dec. 31).
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