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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

SR:
Airport transfer fee: $665 RT per person
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1485 on: November 11, 2014, 01:02:40 AM »
I meant there are two really close to each other.  I also looked into antara veli. I think the other one is nicer.kihava is nicer. 
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What's ur budget? 4k?  Are you selling points and paying some out of pocket?
kihava is way too expensive. Im not selling any points.

Its not about the budget, its about setting my mind that I am going to pay $5,000 for 4 nights  :o
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1486 on: November 11, 2014, 01:07:22 AM »
That seems like an inordinate amount of money, particularly around these parts.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1487 on: November 11, 2014, 01:19:53 AM »
That seems like an inordinate amount of money, particularly around these parts.
You paid around that for 6 nights, no?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1488 on: November 11, 2014, 01:24:35 AM »
I paid ~$450/night at Halaveli.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1489 on: November 11, 2014, 01:31:59 AM »
That seems like an inordinate amount of money, particularly around these parts.
Thats the rates.. What should I do..  :-X

Im not going to the Maldives and stay in some crappy hotel.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1490 on: November 11, 2014, 01:44:16 AM »
Have you looked into the Conrad?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1491 on: November 11, 2014, 02:58:54 AM »
I paid ~$450/night at Halaveli.

As chuchem pointed out, that was years ago, before the Halaveli became as popular as it is now. At this point, $900 per night is no longer considered "double the regular rate".

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1492 on: November 11, 2014, 09:54:06 AM »
I don't buy it.

I went in May, which is the low season, and they were running promos. I think I paid for 5 and got 6. It has nothing to do with Halaveli becoming more popular. If anything, the economy has improved and the promos aren't needed to fill beds.

I still think he can do better at the Conrad.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1493 on: November 11, 2014, 10:19:24 AM »
I don't buy it.

I went in May, which is the low season, and they were running promos. I think I paid for 5 and got 6. It has nothing to do with Halaveli becoming more popular. If anything, the economy has improved and the promos aren't needed to fill beds.

I still think he can do better at the Conrad.
Conrad is hell expensive for my dates. ~$1,300/night
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1494 on: November 11, 2014, 11:23:33 AM »
Conrad is hell expensive for my dates. ~$1,300/night
you can use points

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1495 on: November 11, 2014, 11:27:01 AM »
I don't buy it.

I went in May, which is the low season, and they were running promos. I think I paid for 5 and got 6. It has nothing to do with Halaveli becoming more popular. If anything, the economy has improved and the promos aren't needed to fill beds.

Potato, potato.

Call it whatever you want... Bottom line is that May 2015 is looking to be more expensive than May 2012, and it's not because people aren't doing the legwork that you did - it's because things changed, and that price is simply not to be had anymore.

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« Reply #1496 on: November 11, 2014, 11:33:53 AM »
Potato, potato.

Call it whatever you want... Bottom line is that May 2015 is looking to be more expensive than May 2012, and it's not because people aren't doing the legwork that you did - it's because things changed, and that price is simply not to be had anymore.

What I'm saying is one should not be content paying $1,000+ per night, i.e.  overpaying, if there are better options, regardless if it's 2015 or 2025.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1497 on: November 11, 2014, 12:02:38 PM »
Between Viceroy and Halaveli what would be a better choice? The total cost including seaplane transfers for Halaveli is $4,696 and for Viceroy is $4,480.

Is one of these more private than the other?
Halaveli - no question. But if you rather not spend that much the viceroy has stay 3 get the 4th free which was amazing for me... its a brand name hotel and was very good. i still believe halaveli is top notch.

\@AJK we had this same discussion when i went, its flat out more expensive, and i went in rainy season - august.
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« Reply #1498 on: November 11, 2014, 12:16:09 PM »
@AJK we had this same discussion when i went, its flat out more expensive, and i went in rainy season - august.


And?

What I'm saying is one should not be content paying $1,000+ per night, i.e.  overpaying, if there are better options, regardless if it's 2015 or 2025.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1499 on: November 11, 2014, 12:46:49 PM »
What I'm saying is one should not be content paying $1,000+ per night, i.e.  overpaying, if there are better options, regardless if it's 2015 or 2025.

Exactly. But if someone is quoted, say, $900 per night, it isn't fair to say "you can do better, I only paid $450 a night"; it would be more realistic to say "you can do better, there are places you can get for $600 a night", or some other number more relevant to the way things are now.