The first luxury IHG property in the Maldives (if you exclude the Holiday Inn!) is about to open.
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is now taking bookings for arrivals from 1st September.
The bad news is that there are no reward nights currently loaded into the system. This is a shame, given that the cheapest room – Beach Pool Villa – is around $1,000 per night plus taxes.
Hopefully this will change. If reward nights do open up, I would expect the supply for the next year to disappear quickly so you need to be prepared with your plans.
Note that the Beach Pool Villa – the only room category likely to be available as a reward – only sleeps two people. Redemptions are not an option for families unless you can ‘buy up’ for cash to the two-floor Lagoon Pool Villa which sleeps four.
Access from Male is via seaplane, so you will be on the hook for $580 return per adult and $290 return per child, plus taxes, for the transfer. Even as a redemption this isn’t going to be cheap.
IHG Rewards update – June 2021:
Get bonus points: The current IHG Rewards promotion is ‘Triple Your Points’ – our full article is here. It runs from 15th May to 16th August. You receive double base points on your second stay and triple base points on your third and subsequent stays. You can register on this page of ihg.com.
Buy points: If you need additional IHG Rewards points, you can buy them here.
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.