Spotlight: Ayada Maldives Resort

Ayada Maldives Resort is a nicely looking resort in the Maldives. It's not part of any chain but with prices under $250 almost an economy version as far as resorts in the Maldives go.

Instead of paying $2,000 for a ticket to the Maldives you can use award tickets.

United Mileage Plus gets you to the Maldives (via Istanbul) for 80,000 miles in Economy and 120,000 miles in Business. A great way (among others) to accumulate United Mileage Plus miles is through the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.

Not sure how award tickets work? Read our guide.

Not sure how to apply for several credit cards to accumulate enough miles? Read our guide.

Disclaimer: Our editorial team has not stayed at the resort – we judge solely on the quality of pictures. If you have been there please report back.

Pictures courtesy of travelstar1.com.