Spotlight : W Retreat and Spa Maldives

The W Retreat and Spa Maldives is a fantastic looking property. Unfortunately SPG does not provide any deals booking high-end properties such as this one using points. It's usually a hefty 90,000 (!) Starpoints per night. Cash prizes start at $850 for the property. You can book it with our partner hoteltravel.com.

How to get there?

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 at once 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: W Retreat and Spa Maldives website