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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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Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 391110 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1590 on: November 28, 2014, 01:12:02 AM »
Would not do the Male city tour if I went back today...

I wouldn't either, although that's because it was rather nerve-wracking (being among so many "cousins", none of whom seemed to give a damn about traffic safety, to boot), and unlike Dubai, it's not like there are any breathtakingly major attractions to see, anyway. Unless you count 70 different mopeds traveling on the same stretch of street at the same time in opposite directions at 90 miles an hour to be an "attraction". :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1591 on: November 28, 2014, 08:58:30 AM »
I wouldn't either, although that's because it was rather nerve-wracking (being among so many "cousins", none of whom seemed to give a damn about traffic safety, to boot), and unlike Dubai, it's not like there are any breathtakingly major attractions to see, anyway. Unless you count 70 different mopeds traveling on the same stretch of street at the same time in opposite directions at 90 miles an hour to be an "attraction". :P

And the fact that Dubai is one of the safest places on earth

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1592 on: November 29, 2014, 06:05:33 PM »
Seems like they removed the story
works now. i didnt feel any sort of radicalization when i was there not too long a go.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1593 on: December 03, 2014, 11:22:36 AM »
Some updated info for the PH.

Transfers are now USD 510 per adult USD 416 per child (2-11 years old), USD 156 for infants not requiring separate seat.

They've split the OWB into 2 categories, the ones closer to the end are now more expensive and upgrades to those are now more expensive as well.
Park Water Villa 38-44
Park Sunset Water Villa 45-51
(See attached map)

Upgrade costs are:
Park Pool Villa             
USD 210++ per night ( Low season)
USD 370++ per night ( 21st December 07th January )

Park Water Villa             
USD 365++ per night (Low season )
USD 580++ per night (21st December 07th January )

Park Water Sunset Villa
USD 610++ per night
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1594 on: December 03, 2014, 12:19:34 PM »

Some updated info for the PH.

Transfers are now USD 510 per adult USD 416 per child (2-11 years old), USD 156 for infants not requiring separate seat.

They've split the OWB into 2 categories, the ones closer to the end are now more expensive and upgrades to those are now more expensive as well.
Park Water Villa 38-44
Park Sunset Water Villa 45-51
(See attached map)

Upgrade costs are:
Park Pool Villa             
USD 210++ per night ( Low season)
USD 370++ per night ( 21st December 07th January )

Park Water Villa             
USD 365++ per night (Low season )
USD 580++ per night (21st December 07th January )

Park Water Sunset Villa
USD 610++ per night

Two more points:

1) If you're bringing your own food, they quoted me $20/person/meal for storage and preparation.
2) transfers are through the airline so Hyatt check certs cannot be used for flights but can be used for everything else, including upgrades

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1595 on: December 07, 2014, 02:43:42 AM »
I've got less than 24 hours to cancel my flight (biz Turkish tlv-maldives) so I'm hoping you guys can help me out in a timely fashion!!

The trip is for 4 nights and I want an over water bungalow. I did my research and I came to the conclusion that me and my SO could use our 2x 2 free nights at the Hyatt. There are several issues: #1 500$ per head domestic flight to the remote island, and will need to shell out another 350$ to the hotel per night to guarantee an over water bungalow. Its a ton of money!!! Are there any other options?! We have gold status with Hyatt ... So no diamond. Got points with IHG and starwoods, MR, UR and probably other currencies I don't remember...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1596 on: December 07, 2014, 02:47:44 AM »
I've got less than 24 hours to cancel my flight (biz Turkish tlv-maldives) so I'm hoping you guys can help me out in a timely fashion!!

The trip is for 4 nights and I want an over water bungalow. I did my research and I came to the conclusion that me and my SO could use our 2x 2 free nights at the Hyatt. There are several issues: #1 500$ per head domestic flight to the remote island, and will need to shell out another 350$ to the hotel per night to guarantee an over water bungalow. Its a ton of money!!! Are there any other options?! We have gold status with Hyatt ... So no diamond. Got points with IHG and starwoods, MR, UR and probably other currencies I don't remember...
You'll pay at least $500+ p/ night for a nice OWB if not more...
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1597 on: December 07, 2014, 02:50:04 AM »
You'll pay at least $500+ p/ night for a nice OWB if not more...
See couple posts posts above me. We are going in may (I.e., off season) so the price difference is 350$ for the OWB upgrade. I've seen this figure elsewhere. Also checks out with price difference on Hyatt website.

Are u missing something?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1598 on: December 07, 2014, 02:58:31 AM »
See couple posts posts above me. We are going in may (I.e., off season) so the price difference is 350$ for the OWB upgrade. I've seen this figure elsewhere. Also checks out with price difference on Hyatt website.

Are u missing something?
Your Hyatt cert is worth $200+ so you're looking at $550.
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1599 on: December 07, 2014, 03:03:12 AM »
Your Hyatt cert is worth $200+ so you're looking at $550.
What r u talking about?! It's the free night you get at ANY Hyatt with the sign up bonus. Its worth the standard park villa (worth around 900$). I'm 100% sure about this
Here's just a couple sources but there's plenty others out there.
http://travelsort.com/blog/best-park-hyatt-to-stay-2-free-nights-with-the-hyatt-visa

http://justanotherpointstraveler.boardingarea.com/2013/07/22/10-things-to-know-about-park-hyatt-maldives/

Again not sure what u r missing?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1600 on: December 07, 2014, 03:13:20 AM »
What r u talking about?! It's the free night you get at ANY Hyatt with the sign up bonus. Its worth the standard park villa (worth around 900$). I'm 100% sure about this
Here's just a couple sources but there's plenty others out there.
http://travelsort.com/blog/best-park-hyatt-to-stay-2-free-nights-with-the-hyatt-visa

http://justanotherpointstraveler.boardingarea.com/2013/07/22/10-things-to-know-about-park-hyatt-maldives/

Again not sure what u r missing?
Please read my post again. Of course the cert you can use at any Hyatt BUT I was pointing out that technically you will pay $550 (and not $350) p/ night because you can easily sell the Hyatt cert for $200+ hence why the Hyatt has a value of at least $200. Add the $350 upgrade fee = $550.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1601 on: December 07, 2014, 03:21:21 AM »
Please read my post again. Of course the cert you can use at any Hyatt BUT I was pointing out that technically you will pay $550 (and not $350) p/ night because you can easily sell the Hyatt cert for $200+ hence why the Hyatt has a value of at least $200. Add the $350 upgrade fee = $550.
Ah I didn't realize u were talking about the value of the cert if I were to sell it. Not really sure how it's relevant cuz of course I would never sell such a thing!

Anyway, I'm just trying to mitigate my out of pocket costs, using a cert for a free night doesn't cost me a penny, so I don't consider if as an out of pocket cost.

So, any other over water bungalow options where my out of pocket costs will be less? I'm looking at 510$ x2 for flight to Hyatt island + 350$ x 4 = 2420$ out of pocket (am I missing any other significant costs?).

Obviously if we could get an OWB without having to pay the 510$ per head to get to an island that would cut the costs drastically...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1602 on: December 07, 2014, 07:51:08 AM »
I'm pretty sure in Dan's TR he explained that this is one of those destinations where you will have to shell out real money to get to, but that's it's an experience that's worth it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1603 on: December 07, 2014, 07:54:33 AM »
I'm pretty sure in Dan's TR he explained that this is one of those destinations where you will have to shell out real money to get to, but that's it's an experience that's worth it.
Yes, it does seem to be looking more and more like the case and may have to bite the bullet.... Just wanna make sure I'm not missing something.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1604 on: December 07, 2014, 08:15:15 AM »
Yes, it does seem to be looking more and more like the case and may have to bite the bullet.... Just wanna make sure I'm not missing something.
i.e. You want Dan to get on here and confirm it :)