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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: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 647556 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1880 on: June 01, 2015, 06:00:23 PM »
Was it worth the extra money for the OWB every night?

How was food?

Worth *every* penny. I mean - we saw the OWB in the pics and we thought it looked cool. But there's no picture that can describe the feeling of sleeping in an OWB. The sounds, your senses everything! Also, it's really cool that you can just slip out of your room and into this oasis. We literally woke up and walked outside to the sound of dolphins. Incredible.

As for the food: *disclaimer we don't eat kosher... It was pretty good. The options become sort of limited at the one restaurant. I am a big foodie, so it takes a lot to really wow me. We never ended up trying breakfast cuz we were diving. The best food was hands down the 5 course private dinner. It was fun and romantic but expensive - but it was fun to splurge. I think I read for people who shomer kashrut that they can heat up your food for you for like $15/day.

As for pics, we have so many haven't had a chance to go through them all. Most of our pics on the resort look incredible - too good to be true, but it looks pretty much like in pics online. We took a professional photographer to dive with us. The pictures are pretty incredible but I am slightly disappointed they don't have a red filter.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1881 on: June 03, 2015, 12:00:42 PM »
Would like to know what people think.

Planning on staying at the Conrad for five nights. Should i use all points and get 5th night free, or mix two free nights and three point nights?

I have enough points to cover the five nights and can use the free nights at a different hotel when i am not staying five nights.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1882 on: June 03, 2015, 12:04:09 PM »
Would like to know what people think.

Planning on staying at the Conrad for five nights. Should i use all points and get 5th night free, or mix two free nights and three point nights?

I have enough points to cover the five nights and can use the free nights at a different hotel when i am not staying five nights.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1883 on: June 03, 2015, 12:46:11 PM »

Would like to know what people think.

Planning on staying at the Conrad for five nights. Should i use all points and get 5th night free, or mix two free nights and three point nights?

I have enough points to cover the five nights and can use the free nights at a different hotel when i am not staying five nights.

Wouldn't it make sense to get 5th night free since its limited time promo?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1884 on: June 03, 2015, 12:46:44 PM »
Wouldn't it make sense to get 5th night free since its limited time promo?
Not limited time.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1885 on: June 03, 2015, 12:53:06 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1886 on: June 03, 2015, 04:33:07 PM »
I have enough points to cover the five nights and can use the free nights at a different hotel when i am not staying five nights.
Why wouldn't you do that?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1887 on: June 08, 2015, 09:29:44 PM »
Uh oh. You're getting in trouble for not staying at halavelli.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1888 on: June 09, 2015, 03:20:20 AM »
I understand the Maldives is an expensive vacation, just trying to gauge it. After everything how much do people usually end up paying total out of pocket?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1889 on: June 09, 2015, 04:54:27 AM »
I understand the Maldives is an expensive vacation, just trying to gauge it. After everything how much do people usually end up paying total out of pocket?
The biggest variable is the OWB, since that can be prohibitive.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1890 on: June 09, 2015, 04:58:16 AM »
The biggest variable is the OWB, since that can be prohibitive.
Seems like everyone does it, whether or not its needed is a different discussion. I can make my own chesbon but its not gonna add up so I want to know what people end up with out of pocket

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1891 on: June 09, 2015, 06:56:41 AM »
It's gonna depend on how long you're going for.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1892 on: June 09, 2015, 06:57:41 AM »
It's gonna depend on how long you're going for.
thats obvious

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1893 on: June 09, 2015, 07:01:40 AM »
So I'm not sure what the question is. You know all the possible expenses. (Food, sea transfer, owb, activites etc.) Only you can decide what you want to do.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1894 on: June 09, 2015, 07:08:32 AM »
So I'm not sure what the question is. You know all the possible expenses. (Food, sea transfer, owb, activites etc.) Only you can decide what you want to do.
I can make my own chesbon but its not gonna add up so I want to know what people end up with out of pocket

have you ever even been there?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1895 on: June 09, 2015, 07:11:26 AM »
Planning it as we speak.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1896 on: June 09, 2015, 07:15:20 AM »
Planning it as we speak.
so bookmark it and respond when you come back from it  :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1897 on: June 09, 2015, 07:20:05 AM »
I could tell you right now. $30,000. I'm going for a month. :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1898 on: June 09, 2015, 09:54:10 AM »
what do you do about kosher food in the maldives? can you bring in the ready food?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1899 on: June 09, 2015, 06:18:18 PM »
what do you do about kosher food in the maldives? can you bring in the ready food?
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