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A fancy island resort in the Maldives is offering guests the chance to stay in paradise for up to a year. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort’s ‘Unlimited Stays in Paradise’ package lets guests book unlimited nights for a one-off fee.Included in the deal is an overwater bungalow, daily breakfast for two, transfers between the island and…

A fancy island resort in the Maldives is offering guests the chance to stay in paradise for up to a year.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort’s ‘Unlimited Stays in Paradise’ package lets guests book unlimited nights for a one-off fee.

Included in the deal is an overwater bungalow, daily breakfast for two, transfers between the island and Velana International Airport whenever needed, and use of the fitness centre and main pool.

There are a number of added extras available, from scuba diving and sailing to jet skiing and dolphin watching.

Guests will also get a 25 per cent discount on food and spa treatments during their stay.

The price for a year’s unlimited stays for two people comes to $41,000 inclusive of all taxes and service charges, which if you were to stay all year would work out at $112 a night – or $57 per person a night.

You’d be unlikely to want to stay for every single night of 2021 on the island, but for millions around the world who worked from their bedrooms in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, being marooned for the following 12 months probably seems like an attractive option.

There are a few terms and conditions for anyone thinking of signing up though.

The two guests who will be staying in the bungalow must be named when the payment is made and only they are allowed to stay.

A statement from the hotel says: “Return to your Maldivian overwater bungalow as often as you please and soak up the turquoise lagoon, magical sunsets and the tropical beauty.

“Laze on your sun deck as colourful fish swim in the crystal clear waters below.

“Elevate working from home to a new level, or up sticks and escape to sunnier climes to enjoy some R&R whenever the fancy takes.”

The Maldives started welcoming tourists once again on July 15, after being forced to close borders during the pandemic.

Australian’s still can’t travel to the Indian Ocean nation, but once international border restrictions begin to ease, taking up the offer may be possible.

Anantara Veli caters exclusively to adults, one of the Maldives’ few kid-free resorts.

It has 67 overwater and ocean bungalows, and is 30 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished with permission

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