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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 #1650 on: December 26, 2014, 01:00:04 PM »
Is it $15/person/meal/day? Meaning if you are there for 8 days you pay for the meal on the last day $15 * 8? And the seventh day 15 * 7? and so on..?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1651 on: December 26, 2014, 01:06:44 PM »
He is asking if they charge per meal stored. I.E. if you store two meals for one day is it $30?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1652 on: December 26, 2014, 01:24:01 PM »
He is asking if they charge per meal stored. I.E. if you store two meals for one day is it $30?

Like I wrote, its per person per day.

Here is my email exchange:

I asked about kosher food on the phone when I first called to upgrade to OWB. They responded with :
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If you wish to get your own food the cost would be USD 20++ per person per meal ,which includes the storage and the service.

I emailed back with a question about getting a fridge in the room and they responded:
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Yes we can store the packed and frozen food items in the kitchen . The charges for food storage, reheating and defrosting would be USD 15++ per person per day. Please note we only have minibar available which is not a functional refrigerator. This will not keep food items cold to the same standard as a refrigerator.

At this point I called up because i was totally confused and asked on the phone. She then explained that the $20 was for service (service = being served in hotel on their "kosher" dishes") and she said she would email with confirmation of price for just food storage without the "service"

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We are pleased to confirm the rate USD 15++ for the storage and service if required.

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Just to confirm, this means it would be $15 per person per day to store, defrost and heat up the packaged meals and then we would be able to just eat the food in our room with our own cutlery and utensils and not be charged anything else?

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Warm Greetings from Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa!

 

Yes the charges would be USD 15++ per day for storage and service .

 

We look forward to welcoming you to park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1653 on: December 28, 2014, 06:33:38 AM »
Crazy.  And AU food is expensive as it is.

Why not just bring food?
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We brought our food from Israel for lunches and dinners, and ate a prodigous amount of fruit, veggies, and fruit drinks for breakfast which held us over most of the day.

A burner and pan/pot is your friend. Only takes a few minutes to prepare s/t simple. If I want a culinary experience, I'll have it when I'm back home.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1654 on: December 28, 2014, 07:38:04 PM »
Has anyone done any of the activities at the PH? Any recommendations?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1655 on: January 02, 2015, 07:42:10 PM »
Will be in Maldives mid-Feb, and we will be staying at Park Hyatt on points.  Booking now before devaluation.  We will be there for 3-4 days.  Is this enough time to enjoy?  Also, what am I looking at in $$ damage besides the $510 pax from Male to hotel?  I hear that I should expect to pay $100-150 per person per day???  That's outrageous!  Is there no grocery store there?  haha  Also, is it best to do all points or points and cash?  TIA  Will be reading TRs but want to get info from all others who have experienced this amazing place.   

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1656 on: January 03, 2015, 06:15:32 PM »
Will be in Maldives mid-Feb, and we will be staying at Park Hyatt on points.  Booking now before devaluation.  We will be there for 3-4 days.  Is this enough time to enjoy?  Also, what am I looking at in $$ damage besides the $510 pax from Male to hotel?  I hear that I should expect to pay $100-150 per person per day???  That's outrageous!  Is there no grocery store there?  haha  Also, is it best to do all points or points and cash?  TIA  Will be reading TRs but want to get info from all others who have experienced this amazing place.
Maybe look to buy signup nights from someone here. Those go for ~$250 or so and may be a better alternative than using points.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1657 on: January 04, 2015, 01:45:45 AM »
Will be in Maldives mid-Feb, and we will be staying at Park Hyatt on points.  Booking now before devaluation.  We will be there for 3-4 days.  Is this enough time to enjoy?  Also, what am I looking at in $$ damage besides the $510 pax from Male to hotel?  I hear that I should expect to pay $100-150 per person per day???  That's outrageous!  Is there no grocery store there?  haha  Also, is it best to do all points or points and cash?  TIA  Will be reading TRs but want to get info from all others who have experienced this amazing place.
Haven't experienced it yet myself but going in May. I think 150$ is a fair estimate. You could bring your own food, and that would probably save up a lot of money. The whole island is a Hyatt resort so anything you will buy is via them. If you want to do things like scuba, boat rides, etc those are all thru the hotel and you will be paying as such...
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Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1658 on: January 04, 2015, 11:20:36 PM »
Man some of the people on FT are super cynical; a few helpful. I sent the same exact comment on their site, and a couple said not to go if I'm going to penny pinch or to just go elsewhere because I'm not the type. What the? it's not like I can't afford it. Just being smart and stretching out my hard earned (and much easier earned) $$$. FYI C&P isn't available.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1659 on: January 05, 2015, 08:21:23 AM »
Maldives is one of the places I agree to: if you have to ask how much it costs you can't afford it

It's expensive, you can't go buy drinks in walmart, the resorts have no competition for all the extras, like dives, cruises, drinks.... you will have to pay what they charge

If you are stretching your budget to get there and will not be able to enjoy a coktail without thinking twice, maybe wait still a little to go there

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1660 on: January 05, 2015, 08:38:45 AM »
Maldives is one of the places I agree to: if you have to ask how much it costs you can't afford it

It's expensive, you can't go buy drinks in walmart, the resorts have no competition for all the extras, like dives, cruises, drinks.... you will have to pay what they charge

If you are stretching your budget to get there and will not be able to enjoy a coktail without thinking twice, maybe wait still a little to go there

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1661 on: January 22, 2015, 10:36:16 PM »
Just got back from an amazing 6 days in the PH. We brought our own food and the chef kept in the fridge for us and reheated whenever we wanted. There was a lot of confusion when we tried getting prices in advance (see upthread) but in the end they only charged us only $15/day per person for storage and reheating, irrespective of how many meals we had. Because we brought our own utensils/cutlery there was no other charge, even when we ate in the restaurants a few times. They claim to have kosher dishes, etc and they'll serve the food on that for you and that would then be an additional $20/person/meal but I wasn't going to just trust them that it was actually kosher and didn't care for it. We called our hostess to let her know when we wanted our food and whether we wanted it in our villa or by the restaurant and she took care of letting the chef know. By the second day of our stay all the restaurant staff knew exactly what to do for us and would just bring out our meals to the table as soon as we got there.

One of the funniest moments of the trip was while waiting for our transfer flight in MLE. I was wearing a jeans, tshirt and a baseball hat (I do not have a beard) and someone comes over to me and says "are you from dansdeals"?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1662 on: January 22, 2015, 10:38:12 PM »
One of the funniest moments of the trip was while waiting for our transfer flight in MLE. I was wearing a jeans, tshirt and a baseball hat (I do not have a beard) and someone comes over to me and says "are you from dansdeals"?

and?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1663 on: January 22, 2015, 10:43:32 PM »
and?

I responded with "i'm not dan, if thats what you mean" and she laughed

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1664 on: January 22, 2015, 10:48:34 PM »
I responded with "i'm not dan, if thats what you mean" and she laughed
What made her think you had anything to do with dansdeals ?