The Maldives has been a far-fetched destination that I always dreamed of visiting one day (but didn't think it could actually happen), and I'm positive I'm not alone in that. Its turquoise blue waters, pristine white sand beaches, and luxe resorts with overwater villas makes it a top bucket list vacation, whether you're planning a honeymoon, family vacation, or just a tranquil solo getaway. After doing my research and reading tips on The Points Guy, I realized that this dream can actually very quickly become a reality. How? By simply racking up credit card points for things I would normally be spending money on anyway, and by taking advantage of sign-up bonus points when you get a new card.
Now, I'm no financial expert, but when I got accepted for the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card, the process to redeem my points and use them for travel rewards was super easy. I ultimately was able to score a roundtrip flight to the Maldives for just $327 (originally around $1,200). Keep reading for my step-by-step breakdown on how you can do it too and where to stay once you're finally there!