Maldives resort offers $30K 'all-you-can-stay' holiday

We all know all-you-can-eat buffet, but have you heard of an "all-you-can-stay" holiday? It sounds too good to be true. The luxury Anantara Veli resort in the Maldives has a special, once-in-a-lifetime vacation package - unlimited use of its property for the whole of 2021. Customers will get the use of a bungalow that is perched above the crystal-clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort is also throwing in airport transfers, 365 breakfasts, discounts on spa treatments, cooking lessons, and scuba diving. However, all this comes at a hefty price of $30,000.

The Maldives is an archipelago about 700km southwest of India. It has developed into a luxurious destination. It is famous for its pristine beaches, palm trees and five-star hospitality. Its marine life has put it on the bucket list of adventurous scuba divers. Many of its resorts are on private atolls, making it a perfect choice for holidaymakers who want seclusion and privacy in paradise. The Maldives needs international tourism. It has struggled during the coronavirus pandemic. A tourism spokesperson said the $30,000 is good value and cheaper than staying in an average hotel.