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Travel News Distribution powered by eTurboNews: provides tropical hotel deals in the fragile Maldives provides tropical hotel deals in the fragile Maldives ( SINGAPORE –, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is providing sunny winter deals on hotels in the Maldives, one of the most beautiful – and endangered – countries on Earth.

Known for its pristine white beaches and turquoise water teeming with colorful marine life, the group of over 1,000 islands (200 of them inhabited) off the southwest tip of India has long been a destination for those seeking a healthy dose of tranquility, a unique cultural experience, or a remote, romantic getaway. But the very thing that gives the Maldives its stunning beauty – its proximity to the ocean – is also what will eventually bring the nation to an end. The Maldives is the lowest country in the world, averaging only 1.5 meters above sea level, and is thus extremely sensitive to rising ocean levels.

Indeed, the problem has become such a pressing one that many experts believe the entire nation will be underwater by the end of the century, which has resulted in the Maldivian government drawing up preliminary plans to move its entire population to a “New Maldives,” most likely land bought from Australia with money earned from the nation’s healthy tourism industry.

But beyond the stunning ocean scenery, the Maldives offers a unique culture that has been influenced by over a thousand years of maritime trading with a variety of cultures including Arab, Indian, and Portuguese, resulting in a culture that is similar to nearby India and Sri Lanka but with its own unique twists on traditions from dozens of countries. Even the national language, Divehi, is unique. In addition, the capital of Male is a virtual floating city, a densely-populated marvel of civil engineering which takes up the entire boundary of the largest island, necessitating several unique solutions to things like energy generation and consumables management.

With all this to offer, it’s a very real tragedy that the Maldives are slowly disappearing. But with the following deals from on some of the nation’s best hotels, this year is a perfect time for a winter getaway to one of the most picturesque nations in the world.

Niyama By Per Aquum 5*
(50% Super Low Rate stay, valid until December 23, 2012)

The Beach House at Iruveli Maldives 5*
(50% Super Low Rate stay, valid until December 25, 2012)

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort 5*
(40% off, valid until December 26, 2012)

Hilton Maldives Irufushi Resort&Spa 5*
(Book 5 days in advance for a 25% discount. Valid until December 31, 2013, booked before February 14, 2013)

Constance Halaveli Resort 5*
From November 22 to December 22: Stay at least 3 nights and get 30% Discount (Per Night)

Lux Maldives 5*
(Stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Valid until October 31, 013)

Gangehi Island Resort 5*
(Up to 50% discount on selected room types, inclusive of Full Board meal plan. Valid for stays until August 31, 2013)

Angsana Velavaru 5*
(30% discount for 3 night minimum stays, valid until December 23, 2012)

Eriyadu Island Resort 4*
(Minimum stay of 4 nights on Full Board meal plan, get the 4th night free. Valid for stays until December 26, 2012)

Equator Village Resort – All Inclusive 3*
(Rates for All-Inclusive meal plans starting from $121 excluding taxes. Valid until April 30, 2013)

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