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Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 1155489 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1521 on: November 11, 2014, 06:02:27 PM »
I would really not recommend you go for 2 days to maldives

1) transfer costs will add to much for only 2 nights
2) you loose to much time getting to and from resort
3) the chance of rain spoiling one day isn't small and by you that would be 50% of your vacation

Stay longer in thailand and keep it for another day

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1522 on: November 11, 2014, 06:07:46 PM »
I would really not recommend you go for 2 days to maldives

1) transfer costs will add to much for only 2 nights
2) you loose to much time getting to and from resort
3) the chance of rain spoiling one day isn't small and by you that would be 50% of your vacation

Stay longer in thailand and keep it for another day
I went for 2 nights and it was heaven.  Just having 2 nights isn't a reason not to go.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1523 on: November 11, 2014, 06:51:45 PM »
I disagree

-you also did it as a blogger, so you can write a tr about it

-not everyone sits on millions of miles, so flight costs for 2 days do matter

Even without that, I just disagree... the maldives is a place to relax and with 2 days, you just relaxing before packing again

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1524 on: November 11, 2014, 06:53:39 PM »
-you also did it as a blogger, so you can write a tr about it

I dunno... he's so far behind on TRs I've begun questioning that assertion...  ;D
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1525 on: November 11, 2014, 06:54:33 PM »
Obviously longer is better. But time isn't a luxury everyone has.
Besides, for me it was more about the snorkeling.  More than 2 days of doing nothing and I go stir crazy.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1526 on: November 11, 2014, 06:55:11 PM »
I dunno... he's so far behind on TRs I've begun questioning that assertion...  ;D
I've got dozens to write. Because I don't travel to write TRs. Need inspiration to sit down and write them.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1527 on: November 11, 2014, 07:01:37 PM »
Isn't that in the job description?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1528 on: November 11, 2014, 07:02:53 PM »
Isn't that in the job description?
So is dragging out TRs into 59 parts and writing pointless captions.
Sue me.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1529 on: November 11, 2014, 07:04:38 PM »
So... here's an idea:

Write them without the parts? Without the pointless captions?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1530 on: November 11, 2014, 08:14:41 PM »
3 days/2 Nights is fine IMHO

When I was there we had met a couple that was there for 23 nights for their honeymoon. Bet they had their divorce papers signed and sealed when they got back home

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1531 on: November 11, 2014, 08:17:38 PM »
3 days/2 Nights is fine IMHO

When I was there we had met a couple that was there for 23 nights for their honeymoon. Bet they had their divorce papers signed and sealed when they got back home
Yup, that's what we had.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1532 on: November 11, 2014, 08:30:20 PM »
From the few trips I've had to "exotic" destinations it seems that the European guests tend to spend a much longer time at a single destination than the Americans. Might be wrong though

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1533 on: November 11, 2014, 10:54:55 PM »
To make clear, I'm looking for a 2 week trip, with stops in MLE, Thailand & other cities. 2 nights at MLE is fine with me, but as AJK wrote, I hope the weather plays along.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1534 on: November 12, 2014, 12:54:17 AM »
Which activities does the Halaveli offer? And for that matter for which activities should I look out for when looking at a resort?

Besides snorkeling...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1535 on: November 12, 2014, 02:02:14 AM »
I would really not recommend you go for 2 days to maldives

1) transfer costs will add to much for only 2 nights
2) you loose to much time getting to and from resort
3) the chance of rain spoiling one day isn't small and by you that would be 50% of your vacation

Stay longer in thailand and keep it for another day
I went for 2 nights and it was heaven.  Just having 2 nights isn't a reason not to go.

I'm with chuchem on this one. Unless you are absolutely certain that you are the "ants in your pants" type, I see nothing good coming out of such a short trip, especially during monsoon season. Yes, Dan got lucky, having two gorgeous days there; but generally, the chances of something going wrong on such a short trip is extremely high. Many factors are not in your favor, and you have precious few days to allocate for screwups.

When we went during monsoon season, the first two days were so bad, that one night we called the reception to point out that our entire villa was literally shaking from the rain and wind, and ask if we should we be concerned (they told us it's normal). And then... the weather cleared up into the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery I have ever seen in my entire life. :D

Now, imagine my trip would have been over at that point, because I had decided to stay for only 2 days...
Bet they had their divorce papers signed and sealed when they got back home
Never mind that - we probably would've shot ourselves if our only two days would've been ruined like that. :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1536 on: November 12, 2014, 02:18:41 AM »
PH MLE now includes 37KG of total luggage per pax for free.
i got 33 from the conrad

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1537 on: November 12, 2014, 02:18:53 AM »
No 10/12% tax/resort fees on top of the $300?
there are

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1538 on: November 12, 2014, 02:24:46 AM »
there are
$750/night.

That's a savings of nearly 20% or $600.

But, hey, its your money.
With the tax and fees it will be $800 plus...

Anyhow I am really leaning to the Anantara Veli Resort. The OWB w/ pool is just 9 months old and the room is 125 sq.m plus a nice size deck. The reviews on TA are excellent and the pictures look very nice as well.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1539 on: November 12, 2014, 03:09:10 PM »
What's the story with the WA were they sold or what? I'm not seeing it online  :-\
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