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Possible routings to MLE and costs:

JFK-AUH-MLE (EY) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-DOH-MLE (QR) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
JFK-FRA-SIN-MLE (SQ) -- East Coast: (Including 15% off booking online) 46,750/91,375/116,875; West Coast: 89,250/144,500/229,500
JFK-DXB-MLE (EK) -- 42.5/82.5/150 AS
JFK-IST-MLE (TK) -- 42.5/70/90 UA (United routing allows a stopover in TLV)
JFK-VIE-MLE (OS) -- 42.5/80 UA
JFK-LGW-MLE (BA) -- 45/90/135 BA
JFK-ICN-CMB-MLE (KE) -- 60/107.5/137.5 KE
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 57.5/85/112.5 AA
JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 50/70 AS
TLV-IST-MLE (TK)-- 20/35 UA
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Conrad Upgrades:

Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Beach Villa US$ 210+ 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Superior Water  Villa US$ 250 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Retreat Water Villa US$ 400 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Deluxe Water Villa US$ 480 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
Upgrade from King Beach Villa to Family Water Villa US$ 720 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night. ( 2 bedrooms)

Airport transfer fee: $560 including tax

PH Upgrades:

Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Pool Villa $USD 252.56++ per villa per night
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Villa $USD 405++ per villa per night ( Villa Number 38-44)
Upgrade from Park Villa to Park Water Sunset Villa $USD 610++ per villa per night ( Villa number 45-51)

Airport transfer fee: $520 RT per person
 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3825 on: August 18, 2017, 06:49:29 PM »
A Stop over in Singapore or Thailand or both is a wise thing to do if you were never there. Tiger Air has some very cheap fares from MLE to SIN, then from SIN to Thailand has very cheap fares too.
Would it be best to visit them before or after MLE? Also looking more for Biz classes for the longer flights. And what is the typical flight from the states (preferably LAX but can leave from NYC) I'm mainly currently concerned whether I should be taking advantage of this Aeroplan bonus or not?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3826 on: August 18, 2017, 07:01:52 PM »
Would it be best to visit them before or after MLE? Also looking more for Biz classes for the longer flights. And what is the typical flight from the states (preferably LAX but can leave from NYC) I'm mainly currently concerned whether I should be taking advantage of this Aeroplan bonus or not?

I would visit SE Asia first then rest up at the SR, not in a position to answer about the Aeroplan bonus deal, I would let the experts chime in, but have a  look @ https://www.awardhacker.com/ to get an over view of what points will cost you.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3827 on: August 19, 2017, 11:02:05 PM »
I would visit SE Asia first then rest up at the SR, not in a position to answer about the Aeroplan bonus deal, I would let the experts chime in, but have a  look @ https://www.awardhacker.com/ to get an over view of what points will cost you.

If you have more spg points, the least points on a great product, with great availability from Lax would be using Alaska miles on Cathay Pacific, via Hong Kong.  You could also pick up food there.  On the way back you could return via Singapore and they also have good availability via Seoul to LAX.  Either one of these would not use Air Canada miles. 
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3828 on: August 20, 2017, 06:40:26 PM »
Shalom!
Does anyone have any experience with spending the night at MLE?
I'm considering LAX-HNK-MLE with CX on 9/11 that lands at 845pm MLE.
From what I've been reading, seaplanes don't fly at night plus it would be ridiculous to be paying for a room at the W that late at night.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3829 on: August 20, 2017, 06:41:29 PM »
If you have more spg points, the least points on a great product, with great availability from Lax would be using Alaska miles on Cathay Pacific, via Hong Kong.  You could also pick up food there.  On the way back you could return via Singapore and they also have good availability via Seoul to LAX.  Either one of these would not use Air Canada miles.

Thank you so much! Appreciate the advice :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3830 on: August 20, 2017, 10:02:53 PM »
Shalom!
Does anyone have any experience with spending the night at MLE?
I'm considering LAX-HNK-MLE with CX on 9/11 that lands at 845pm MLE.
From what I've been reading, seaplanes don't fly at night plus it would be ridiculous to be paying for a room at the W that late at night.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.

My BIL just did it two weeks ago for the exact same reasoning and said it was fine although "Male is definitely third world.". The Conrad arranged the hotel and transfers for him and he said it went very smoothly.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3831 on: August 20, 2017, 10:04:49 PM »
Thank you so much! Appreciate the advice :)

No problem.  There are also direct flights to MLE from Bankok and Kuala Lumpur if you wanna make a whole Asia trip out of it.

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« Reply #3832 on: August 21, 2017, 01:45:41 AM »
Shalom!
Does anyone have any experience with spending the night at MLE?
I'm considering LAX-HNK-MLE with CX on 9/11 that lands at 845pm MLE.
From what I've been reading, seaplanes don't fly at night plus it would be ridiculous to be paying for a room at the W that late at night.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.

Stayed at some no name hotel near the airport not in MLE its self, it was ok for 1 night the resort hotels will take care of your to/from transfers.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3833 on: August 27, 2017, 12:04:50 AM »
Thanks for the input.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3835 on: September 07, 2017, 10:52:46 AM »
Great news. Too bad gone are the days of 37.5k/night stays...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3836 on: September 07, 2017, 11:09:12 AM »
Great news. Too bad gone are the days of 37.5k/night stays...
95k a night is not too bad if they even offer that

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3837 on: September 07, 2017, 11:44:06 AM »
95k a night is not too bad if they even offer that

Right now Hilton is a having an amazing Flash sale in asia...deals at Conrad Maldives and Koh Samui are insane, with 50% off...totally worth paying outright plus you'll earn so many points & you can combine with Citi 4th night free.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3838 on: September 12, 2017, 01:12:54 AM »
Honeymoon Begins in 6 Days!!!!

So far I have NYC-CMB EK J (82.5K AS) Outbound flights

4 Nights Trekking around Sri Lanka

CMB-MLE Sri Lankan Air Y Cash flight

5 nights Conrad Rangali (95k HH) booked for honeymoon in Sept.
(2 Nights in a Beach Villa/3 Nights in a SWV)

MLE-LAX CX J (50K AS) Inbound flights

How does that sound??

Any last minute advice from you fine folks would be highly appreciated!!

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« Reply #3839 on: September 12, 2017, 11:44:12 AM »
Honeymoon Begins in 6 Days!!!!

So far I have NYC-CMB EK J (82.5K AS) Outbound flights

4 Nights Trekking around Sri Lanka

CMB-MLE Sri Lankan Air Y Cash flight

5 nights Conrad Rangali (95k HH) booked for honeymoon in Sept.
(2 Nights in a Beach Villa/3 Nights in a SWV)

MLE-LAX CX J (50K AS) Inbound flights

How does that sound??

Any last minute advice from you fine folks would be highly appreciated!!

Sounds awesome, well done and Mazal Tov!  If you email the Conrad ahead they will be very helpful with your frozen meals. You bringing food from NY or  from Chabad in Sri Lanka?  They will also bend over backward to make you breakfast, double wrapped fish and potatoes, sashimi, whatever you like and feel comfortable with. Barry Lincoln left Pam with the chef for omelettes and I left roasted seaweed with a hechsher so hopefully it's still there for you. :)

And I'd love to see a TR!