Our $27,000 Vacation to the Maldives for ~$4,300 & How You Can Do It Too: Part 14 – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

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Daraius and I used our miles and points to have a fabulous honeymoon in Bora Bora.

We heard that the Maldives Islands rivaled the beauty and splendor of Bora Bora, so we planned a trip to decide for ourselves!

The Maldives is known for its luxury resorts, and most resorts have their own private island.  There are beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water.  The islands also have fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving!

We booked 5 nights using Hilton points at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.  The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a 30-minute seaplane ride from Male, the capital of the Maldives.  We booked this trip to make the most of our Hilton points before the Hilton devaluation last year.

Conclusion And Blog Giveaway

You Could Win Some Goodies We Brought Back From Our Trip to Maldives!

Our $27,000 Vacation to the Maldives for ~$4,300 & How You Can Do It Too Index:

The Maldives are located in the Indian Ocean, just south of India.  Getting to the Maldives is a long journey, but the trip is definitely worth it!  Daraius and I have been to many beach destinations such as Bora BoraMaui, and Kauai on miles and points, but the Maldives tops them all!

Traveling to the Maldives is also very expensive, but you can do it for much less than the retail cost!  This trip would have cost us ~$27,000, but we only paid ~$4,300!!

During this trip, I had the most incredible snorkeling experience with tons of colorful coral and fish within arms reach.  We also had an unforgettable lunch at the Underwater Restaurant.

However, the best part was sharing this vacation with our families!  Seeing them so happy made this trip a huge success!

Now it’s giveaway time!  Two lucky readers will receive 1 of 2 prize packs:

Gift Pack #1
  • Elephant Pen Holder
  • Red Maldives Vase
  • Men’s Fish T-Shirt
  • Kids’ Pencil Set
  • Maldives Luggage Tag
  • Women’s Pearl Earrings
  • Maldives Magnet
Gift Pack #2
  • Maldives Coaster Set
  • Kids’ Maldives Hat
  • Men’s Necklace
  • Maldives Luggage Tag
  • Women’s Coin Purse
  • Maldives Magnet

How to Enter

1.  Leave a Comment

You can enter by leaving ONE comment telling me about your dream destination.  I’ll pick 1 commenter who will win Gift Pack #1 after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on Saturday, January 17, 2015 (today).

2.  Tweet

Follow Million Mile Secrets on twitter, and tweet once to @MilMileSecrets telling me about your dream destination.  You have to follow @MilMileSecrets to be eligible.

Don’t forget to include the hashtag “#MMSMaldivesGiveaway”

I’ll pick a tweeter who will win Gift Pack #2 after the drawing closes at 9:00 pm Central Time on Saturday, January 17, 2015 (today).

Good luck!

Fine Print:   I make the final determinations for the giveaway and there’s no appeal in the Million Mile Court.  I’m not receiving compensation and I’m giving away 2 Gift Packs, so please don’t make this hard for me!

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64 responses to “Our $27,000 Vacation to the Maldives for ~$4,300 & How You Can Do It Too: Part 14 – Conclusion & Blog Giveaway

  1. My dream destination is Maldives!!!

  2. Maldives is our dream destination, without a doubt. Thanks for the great trip report and cost savings info – we book marked them all!

  3. My dream destination is anywhere that’ll be easy on my eyes and take my breath away. Since I like someone, it’s wherever this person is, because this person is more than any place can ever be for me. I’m into natural attractions though man-made structures can sometimes be beautiful, too. I pick New Zealand right now because that’s where she is, looking for herself.

    Travel safely, everyone.

  4. My dream destination is hawaii!

  5. Michael H.(oldfox)

    The Maldives looks like a fantasy world. Definitely my dream destination.

  6. kelly mesa schou

    I don’t need to win anything! I just need you to continue to post your experiences! WOW, you have opened my mind to many ideas! THANK YOU so much! Also, I want to tell you how beautiful the both of you are by sharing this experience with both PARENTS! It is one thing to share such a trip with each other, but to have brought your parents and watch them experience such wonders too! You have good souls and your karma with 10 fold! I can’t wait until you start figuring out the points and how to use them with traveling children (hint hint) Congrats on your honeymoon! Cheers!

  7. ME TOO! The Maldives seem just superb and your help and insight as to the best way to go about getting there for “little money” just peaks my interest more!

  8. Wonderful article! Definitely makes me want to visit Maldives. My dream destination is Sydney, Australia.

  9. Traveling through Europe by Rail. Seeing a number of countries!

  10. Still hoping for Europe this spring!

  11. My dream destination used to be Bora Bora, but after reading and seeing all of the details of your trip, I have to say it is now the Maldives…Thank you for sharing everything!

  12. Fav. destination for this year is Mexico, Thanks for detail report for your trip, we are going in details for saving money, thanks again

  13. For me it would be Paris with the hubby! We still need to wait a few more years for our son to get older so we can go without him!

  14. I would love to cruise the Greek Isles to soak in the History and Sun!

  15. My dream vacation is Fiji. look forward to soaking my eyes in the turquoise waters.

  16. My dream vacations are Maldives and Bora Bora

  17. Either Maldives or Bora Bora

  18. Dream vacation is a river cruise in Europe!

  19. We celebrated our 5th Anniversary at Maldives(Constance Moofushi Island Resort and Spa) and now we are planning for 10th Anniversary in Maldives. We collect magnet for each places we visit but we couldn’t find Maldives magnet in resort shop, my wife will be very excited if win Maldives magnet.

  20. My dream destination is Seychelles

  21. My dream destination is Paris!

  22. New Zealand is my dream destination!

  23. Bora Bora and more Bora.

  24. Bora bora is my dream destination

  25. I dream of visiting Greece and seeing a sunset in Oia, Santorini.

  26. My dream trip is a tour of Ireland with my bride.

  27. Nandan Dasgupta

    Either Iceland or Finland!

  28. Dan Gutierrez

    The Ngorongoro crater in the Serengeti, Tanzania

  29. Flying through the Himalayas into the Paro airport in Bhutan. In addition, I also live in Austin, so you can save on shipping.

  30. i’d love to go to the galapagos!

  31. my dream destination is Bora Bora!

  32. My dream trip includes a 2-week European cruise and some time on either side to explore. I’ve never been to Europe.

  33. Hargobind Vohra

    I would love to go to India! And London!

  34. the Maldives looks great but Manchu Pichu is early onto my list then NZ and Australia

  35. My dream is a Northern Lights trip to Lapland!

  36. My dream destination would be to visit Saint Petersburg, Russia and explore the Hermitage and all the Russian palaces.

  37. I’d love to go to the top of Mt. Everest. They should install an elevator.

  38. My dream vacation is Galapagos Islands and I am accumulating enough points to go there next year.

  39. We’re in the final stages of planning for a trip next January to Antarctica, our seventh continent.

  40. We plan to go to Bora-Bora and then maybe we can follow in your footsteps and go to the Maldives

  41. Hawaii! And Maldives!

  42. Probably a trip scuba diving in Palau in the South Pacific!

  43. Maldives!

  44. Allyson Prock

    My dream destination is Seychelles. Everything about it looks amazing!!

  45. Maldives!

  46. The Maldives are on my Bucket List!

  47. My partner and I took advantage of the Etihad fare mistake late last year and will be traveling to Dubai in September! I am so excited! While this is sure to be an amazing experience I find myself being called to Iceland!!! One day…

  48. My dream destination is to visit the Great Wall of China. This would be another checked off the list. I want to see an old part of the wall that hasn’t been restored.

  49. Thailand!

  50. Travis Swanson

    We are going to Sri Lanka and the Maldives next month and that is our dream vacation!

  51. I would love to explore China!

  52. We did Tahiti last year Bora Bora is scheduled for early 2016!

  53. We are going to the Maldives in May

  54. I would love to go to Cambodia for Angkor wat and the food

  55. My dream destination is Bora Bora!

  56. My dream vacation is to take my wife to the Greek isles

  57. Santorini greece is my dream vacation!

  58. Dream destination: Petra, Jordan.

  59. My dream destination has to be Bora Bora. (But Greece comes a very close second.) I’ve never considered the Maldives, but after this series, it’s definitely on my list to check out.

  60. The Maldives is our dream vacation, but ulitimately it is anywhere I am with my husband on a nice beach

  61. Fiji and Bora Bora.

  62. Thanks for all the details !! Hope to go to Maldives some day !!

  63. Barcelona – tapas, vino. jamon etc.

  64. My dream trip is a photographic journey throughout the Galagago Islands. One on one with nature up close!