Hi C Monster and all,
We went to Banyan Tree in Maldives lats Dec for our HM.
Lets see if I can help with yr qns:
1) Beach bungalow or beach front villa, would be one where yr room is facing the beach and so when u open the door to step out, its the sandy beach u step on and the sea u see.
When we stayed in the beach front villa, we can see the beach and sea when we are on the bed and u can hear the waves and all, very relaxing.
water villa shld be those above the sea...../water.
standard deluxe would be those doesn't face the beach and just a chalet like room.
2) Full board means all meals provided and usually its buffet style, some days they offer set meals. However beverage not included. Half board means no lunch.
3) I think it depends which island/resort u wanna go, so can't say which is better.
4) I ám not very sure if u can stay in Male itself coz its really small.
And not too much to do there anyway.
Hi Page up,
Nope Banyan Tree doesn't offer water bungalow, but I can tell u tt the beach front jacuzzi villa is superb! one of my fave moments was dining by the beach outside the villa. with yum seafood cooked right in front of u and wine, on the beach, where u hear the waves and under the stars and with yr loved one, its one spectacular romantic night. hee hee