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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #540 on: April 20, 2015, 05:01:55 PM »
I've seen that June-August is the least popular time for the Maldives because of the weather. Is it that it's just not as good, or is it not worth going in August at all? Because other sites seem to indicate that weather in the Maldives is always unpredictable, and often times you'll have a random downpour here and there, but it usually clears up pretty quickly.
Summer Months have a much higher probability of rain, I've seen reports of almost non stop rain for a week, so YMMV

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #541 on: April 20, 2015, 05:03:24 PM »
Summer Months have a much higher probability of rain, I've seen reports of almost non stop rain for a week, so YMMV

Is the weather in Bora Bora during August better? Or same story?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #542 on: April 20, 2015, 05:04:45 PM »
Is the weather in Bora Bora during August better? Or same story?
BOB has a 180 degree opposite weather, May- September has the least rain

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #543 on: April 20, 2015, 05:09:21 PM »
I went to MLE in May, and we had 80%+ sunshine.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #544 on: April 20, 2015, 05:11:26 PM »
I went to MLE in May, and we had 80%+ sunshine.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #545 on: April 20, 2015, 05:15:32 PM »
I went to MLE in May, and we had 80%+ sunshine.

Guess I'll take a pre-bar trip  :D

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #546 on: April 20, 2015, 06:09:14 PM »
Guess I'll take a pre-bar trip  :D

Not a bad idea :)

BOB is going to have better weather in June, but it's also peak season, which means planes and resorts will be full and award availability scarcer.

Whereas June is low season for MLE with all its attendant benefits and downsides.
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #547 on: April 20, 2015, 06:57:33 PM »
Not a bad idea :)

BOB is going to have better weather in June, but it's also peak season, which means planes and resorts will be full and award availability scarcer.

Whereas June is low season for MLE with all its attendant benefits and downsides.

Read your MLE trip report and part of me wants to ignore the chances of there being rain just so that I can get that Etihad flight experience that you had  ::)

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #548 on: April 20, 2015, 06:58:23 PM »
Read your MLE trip report and part of me wants to ignore the chances of there being rain just so that I can get that Etihad flight experience that you had  ::)

It's almost worth it :P
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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #549 on: April 20, 2015, 07:13:53 PM »
It's almost worth it :P

Then you can just skip the speedboat and plane that costs 500 and turn around when you land in MLE

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #550 on: April 21, 2015, 02:52:37 AM »
I've seen that June-August is the least popular time for the Maldives because of the weather. Is it that it's just not as good, or is it not worth going in August at all? Because other sites seem to indicate that weather in the Maldives is always unpredictable, and often times you'll have a random downpour here and there, but it usually clears up pretty quickly.
Went in July, and besides for rain the day we landed, it was great the other 4 days.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #551 on: April 21, 2015, 12:48:49 PM »
Went in July, and besides for rain the day we landed, it was great the other 4 days.

I went in July and had rain 3 of the 4 days

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #552 on: April 21, 2015, 12:55:34 PM »
I went in July and had rain 3 of the 4 days

So maybe I'll do BOB if I can only go in the summer. Why does it seem that so many more people have gone to MLE than BOB? Any specific reason?

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #553 on: April 21, 2015, 01:34:29 PM »
So maybe I'll do BOB if I can only go in the summer. Why does it seem that so many more people have gone to MLE than BOB? Any specific reason?
MLE is 11.5 times easier with points.

BOB is a PITA with points, especially in the Summer months

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #554 on: April 21, 2015, 01:59:58 PM »
So maybe I'll do BOB if I can only go in the summer. Why does it seem that so many more people have gone to MLE than BOB? Any specific reason?
For us Israeli's, MLE is nice and 'quick'.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #555 on: April 21, 2015, 07:00:36 PM »
Wow! Just binge read entire thread and tr's. Awesome! The first paragraph in tr described me...
Don't wait for the perfect moment; take the moment and make it perfect.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #556 on: May 03, 2015, 08:30:01 PM »
Can you please show the page of his TR?
I only found a TR of him getting there but nothing about the place.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #557 on: May 03, 2015, 08:52:10 PM »
Can you please show the page of his TR?
I only found a TR of him getting there but nothing about the place.
I think that's all there is!
Don't wait for the perfect moment; take the moment and make it perfect.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #558 on: May 04, 2015, 03:52:15 AM »
I think that's all there is!

Ok,thanks.
I will read the others.

By the way from Israel it's very cheap to get there with United miles.

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Re: Honeymoon: BOB, MLE, Or LIH?
« Reply #559 on: November 23, 2015, 09:53:33 PM »
@AJK Time for an update. Please