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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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Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
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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 #75 on: July 10, 2012, 11:33:54 AM »
Time to head over to the shidduch thread...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 10, 2012, 11:39:53 AM »
Awesome TR!

Was it worth buying the Aussie food or would you just bring all your own food next time and heat it up yourself?
How old is your daughter?  No safety concerns in an OWB?
How cold was the pool on the OWB? Too cold to swim in?  Is a pool really that essential in an OWB?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 10, 2012, 11:53:43 AM »
theres actually another ddf'er crazy enough to explore auh?
Why 'crazy'? It's a big international destination.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2012, 12:01:40 PM »
Nice tr

I do think the rooms in Halaveli are more private and nicer... AJK what do you think

@Dan  40 Dollars for a good meal for supper, served in a restaurant is for sure worth it. You shlep around the world, go to a nice resort, but want to be cheap on the few meals you have there... I think thats saving at the wrong place


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: July 10, 2012, 12:02:09 PM »
Why 'crazy'? It's a big international destination.

He's kidding. He "Knows" someone else who did it too

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: July 10, 2012, 12:03:32 PM »
Nice tr

I do think the rooms in Halaveli are more private and nicer... AJK what do you think

@Dan  40 Dollars for a good meal for supper, served in a restaurant is for sure worth it. You shlep around the world, go to a nice resort, but want to be cheap on the few meals you have there... I think thats saving at the wrong place
That's why I asked, for a restaurant quality meal I'd gladly pay $40, but I'd rather have homemade pasta and meatsauce than some overpriced airline quality junk.

My wife and I have spent 8 weeks in Hawaii over 3 trips.  It's actually quite nice having a home cooked meal every night, even if we have to heat it up on a burner ourselves.  It's not like I have to carry the food across the ocean, the "shlepping" is the least of the problems.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: July 10, 2012, 12:03:44 PM »
Nice tr

I do think the rooms in Halaveli are more private and nicer... AJK what do you think

@Dan  40 Dollars for a good meal for supper, served in a restaurant is for sure worth it. You shlep around the world, go to a nice resort, but want to be cheap on the few meals you have there... I think thats saving at the wrong place



Not a question of $40 a meal. Odds are the frozen meals you can bring are as good if not better than anything Aussie (no offense to AussieBochur but I think he'd concur regarding Aussie cuisine)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: July 10, 2012, 12:06:23 PM »
Not a question of $40 a meal. Odds are the frozen meals you can bring are as good if not better than anything Aussie (no offense to AussieBochur but I think he'd concur regarding Aussie cuisine)
Now if it was ribs from Katzy's...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 10, 2012, 12:13:04 PM »
The kleins meals were very good. Its not only the food, but when you order from them, like we did ,then they set up a nice table in the restaurant on the beach, have waiter service... proper candle light dinner... we had a soup and some rolls by every meal. No hassle....nice atmosphere...

I just wouldnt have the chuzpa to ask them to serve my meals in the restaurant.... But I guess some wouldnt care doing this....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 10, 2012, 12:27:31 PM »

I just wouldnt have the chuzpa to ask them to serve my meals in the restaurant.... But I guess some wouldnt care doing this....

They'd be happy to do that. Every nice resort I've been to in Asia (and N. America) I give them a couple of boxes with labeled meals and a menu. As long as its organized I have exactly what I want in an restaurant etc.

The kleins meals were very good.

Hmmm. Need to decide if I trust the Swiss about food :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2012, 12:33:40 PM »
They'd be happy to do that. Every nice resort I've been to in Asia (and N. America) I give them a couple of boxes with labeled meals and a menu. As long as its organized I have exactly what I want in an restaurant etc.

Hmmm. Need to decide if I trust the Swiss about food :)

They didnt charge anything to serve it?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2012, 12:40:25 PM »
They didnt charge anything to serve it?

Never. A true Luxury property would never

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: July 10, 2012, 01:22:25 PM »
Great Trip Report!!!!!! What a pity the WA is not part of the Hilton Chain anymore and cannot be booked with points! Besides for the the high category Starwoods what other resorts can be booked with an affordable amount of points?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: July 10, 2012, 01:49:20 PM »
Can the Hyatt be booked w points?

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« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2012, 01:50:22 PM »
Can the Hyatt be booked w points?
22K/night.
Confirmed upgrade to OWB runs about $350 IIRC.
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