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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:25:37 AM »
Local SIM card purchased at the airport will provide me with good cell service at the SR Maldives? Or what other feasible options does someone with At&t and an iPhone have for cell service when traveling?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:01:04 PM »
thabnks for that. ill look into it. are the cash upgrades always avail. as long as the room is avail? or is it subject to award availabilty...
Not sure. Perhaps someone more informed can help. But, it might be sunniest to each hotels policies/ availability. Check FT(flyer talk) as each resort should have its own thread with some good info just in the wiki.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:56:57 PM »
yes. but it seems like its cheaper to book a lower standard room and then pay $ to upgrade?
knowing that, what would you suggest?
Youíll have to evaluate the cash upgrades vs points for each property. I try to use points as much as I can before I use cash. Unless, of course, itís just ridiculous to do otherwise. Should also consider buying discount GCís for your property to pay for your upgrade.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:26:37 PM »
im planning a trip to the maldives in june, would love to about  your experience with hotels. i would like to stay at a villa with a pool, dont care for the owb much, which hotel has the best option for points/nights+upgrades? the conrad seems beautiful although i think the st regis is much nicer.
planning on flying from tlv-ist-mle in J still looking for the best availability. united only has practical flights on the outbound. inbound comes up as 3 stopovers... dont think i can hack that:)
thanks guys!

Point balances? Assuming you have enough for St Regis, Conrad, Hyatt....?

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Actually not. What he needs is either a converter or a transformer depending if it's electric/electronic and what it is.
Drone(Mavic), Laptop, Burner, phone... what else do people usually plug in when traveling? No one else has any adapter/converter/transformer or burner they can recommend?!

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I believe you'd call that an adapter.
Assumed I was missing something. Thank you for pointing it out.
 Any adapter or burner recommendations?

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hotels usually provide converters
Just to clarify... By converter I donít mean international outlet converter. I mean watt converter so as to avoid short circuiting the burner and perhaps my drone and such...

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How do I go about finding a proper converter for the single burner if I will be in several places throughout Middle East and SE Asia?

Also is this the burner that was recommended for roughly $10?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:00:05 PM »
OK just finished reading all 266 pages of this thread along with several trip reports and still can't decide between Phuket or Koh Samui (and maybe even Krabi) for my beach destination in Thailand! Seems that most people on this thread recommend Koh Samui but I would also like to visit the phi phi islands for a day trip.

Will be in Thailand from Monday 1/1/18- Sunday 1/7/18.

CKS is only available for 95k points a night 1/1-1/3. I booked it for 1/1-1/3 just incase it gets full as the other dates are not available.

 Will be in Bali beforehand so I will either be flying in Sunday night (12/31) or early Monday.

Option 1)  on 1/1 or 12/31 arrive in HKT and go straight to the phi phi island day tours (is there anything else to do in HKT?). So as not to waste points staying at CKS just for the night I would stay in HKT and then fly to CKS the next morning. Be at the resort all day Tuesday and do late checkout Wednesday fly out that night to BKK for a night. Then Chiang Mai for shabbat (already booked at the LE CNX)

Option 2) Arrive USM on 1/1 leave late on 1/3 to Phuket or Krabi for the night and on 1/4 do the phi phi island tour stay the night and go to CNX for shabbat. This would cut out Bangkok which from reading through the thread seems perfectly fine and in fact advised but I feel as though its a waste to go to Thailand and not spend at least half a day or some time in Bangkok city.

Any other advice?

BUMP

Also any thoughts as to whether Krabi is preferred over Phuket as Krabi also has Phi Phi Island tours?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:36:42 PM »
I dont think you get to choose a butler
I have been communicating with them through email I don't think it would be an issue to request a specific butler upon availability.

Also DP if anyone was interested... Easily got the mandatory Christmas eve dinner waived through email.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: December 04, 2017, 05:16:26 PM »
For the SR MLE can anyone recommend a butler?

 From reading several TR's it seems as if there are proactive butlers as well as those that can be avoided...

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:48:52 PM »
OK just finished reading all 266 pages of this thread along with several trip reports and still can't decide between Phuket or Koh Samui (and maybe even Krabi) for my beach destination in Thailand! Seems that most people on this thread recommend Koh Samui but I would also like to visit the phi phi islands for a day trip.

Will be in Thailand from Monday 1/1/18- Sunday 1/7/18.

CKS is only available for 95k points a night 1/1-1/3. I booked it for 1/1-1/3 just incase it gets full as the other dates are not available.

 Will be in Bali beforehand so I will either be flying in Sunday night (12/31) or early Monday.

Option 1)  on 1/1 or 12/31 arrive in HKT and go straight to the phi phi island day tours (is there anything else to do in HKT?). So as not to waste points staying at CKS just for the night I would stay in HKT and then fly to CKS the next morning. Be at the resort all day Tuesday and do late checkout Wednesday fly out that night to BKK for a night. Then Chiang Mai for shabbat (already booked at the LE CNX)

Option 2) Arrive USM on 1/1 leave late on 1/3 to Phuket or Krabi for the night and on 1/4 do the phi phi island tour stay the night and go to CNX for shabbat. This would cut out Bangkok which from reading through the thread seems perfectly fine and in fact advised but I feel as though its a waste to go to Thailand and not spend at least half a day or some time in Bangkok city.

Any other advice?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:30:58 PM »
No idea. Will check.

Thank you so much!
 Any update?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Thailand Master Thread
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:07:42 AM »
OK, sent it to him.

Any chance that code still works?

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This was our breakfast every day from hermolis incl hot eggs (right corner) and fresh OJ from Hotel

How does one go about arranging this?

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