Hotel Review: JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Vacation paradise can take various forms for different people. Still, the image that comes to mind for many is the dream of an overwater villa hovering over turquoise-blue water. JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is the quintessential example of that, although the Maldives, in general, is not lacking in spectacular overwater villa resorts.

One thing sets this Marriott Bonvoy property apart from the competition; for now, it’s our little secret. Here it is. When redeeming loyalty points for most hotels, the redemption is for the standard room category unless you pay more points for a premium room. In resort destinations, such as the Maldives, the prized overwater villas carry a price (or points) premium that, in many cases, can break the bank. Not here.

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa classifies its overwater villas as one of the standard room categories, which means you can redeem points for one without worrying about paying extra or getting an upgrade. This resort makes its…

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This article was written by Ramsey Qubein and originally published on