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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.
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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

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Airport transfer fee: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 1155540 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2040 on: October 22, 2015, 04:00:11 PM »
You should check with the store in Singapore how they package the meals.

I'm definitely going to do that.  Their website says they can arrange for travel meals but I'll be very specific when I speak to them.  Are you even going to try to have them bring some Australian meals for you at the Conrad or just planning to bring everything you'll need?

I'm not going until next year so I have plenty of time before then.  I just booked all now because I was able to get biz class seats on Singapore for all the dates I wanted and since it's about 30 hours from Denver I really wanted to book those flights!

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Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2041 on: November 04, 2015, 07:19:29 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2042 on: November 04, 2015, 04:36:49 PM »
Maldives declares state of emergency
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/04/asia/maldives-state-of-emergency/

It seems like though if you're just arriving in MLE and hopping straight on a seaplane to your private resort island it should be fine...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2043 on: November 05, 2015, 03:29:01 AM »
It seems like though if you're just arriving in MLE and hopping straight on a seaplane to your private resort island it should be fine...
It ain't a real state of emergency

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2044 on: November 05, 2015, 05:36:04 AM »
It ain't a real state of emergency
Not yet, but they seem to be in a downward spiral.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2045 on: November 24, 2015, 03:20:03 PM »
But slightly more inconvenient to have to shlep it there and have a very short connection in DOH so scared of my bags not making the connection and all the food going bad. Trying to do a little cost/benefit analysis.
Food from Australia was ok. tastes like random take-out food. Though you are guaranteed to have it and you wont need to worry. I split it 50/50. I got milk from Australia that was deff worth it. I took all my food in a carry on. Froze it before hand. Put it in this http://www.amazon.com/Polar-Bear-Coolers-Pack-Cooler/dp/B003KU22PI it was mostly frozen when i got to Maldives 48 hours later
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2046 on: November 24, 2015, 03:21:40 PM »
When you arrive, ask your host for an extra mini bar fridge. 
Please note the mini bar fridges in PH like in most hotels are chillers not actual fridges.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2047 on: November 24, 2015, 03:25:54 PM »
No way I'd go to MLE and stay at PH over Conrad.

Among other reasons, if you do get an OWB at Conrad, you'll get a plunge pool, which isn't offered at PH.

Depends on you situation....


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2048 on: November 24, 2015, 03:27:20 PM »
Food from Australia was ok. tastes like random take-out food. Though you are guaranteed to have it and you wont need to worry. I split it 50/50. I got milk from Australia that was deff worth it. I took all my food in a carry on. Froze it before hand. Put it in this http://www.amazon.com/Polar-Bear-Coolers-Pack-Cooler/dp/B003KU22PI it was mostly frozen when i got to Maldives 48 hours later

Yep, that cooler is awesome. Been using it for at least 3 years. IIRC, I was the one who mentioned it on here first ;)

No way I'd go to MLE and stay at PH over Conrad.

Among other reasons, if you do get an OWB at Conrad, you'll get a plunge pool, which isn't offered at PH.
Depends on you situation....


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2049 on: November 24, 2015, 03:37:17 PM »
Yep, that cooler is awesome. Been using it for at least 3 years. IIRC, I was the one who mentioned it on here first ;)
Depends on you situation....



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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2050 on: November 24, 2015, 03:44:06 PM »
Yep, that cooler is awesome. Been using it for at least 3 years. IIRC, I was the one who mentioned it on here first ;)
It's on the shopping list  :)
So you just put the entire POM box in the duffle and checked it?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2051 on: November 24, 2015, 03:45:11 PM »
It's on the shopping list  :)
So you just put the entire POM box in the duffle and checked it?
I put all the food in the bad with lots of ice packs. Really works well.

Plan on doing this for my trip here in January.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2052 on: November 24, 2015, 03:47:00 PM »
No, I take it out of the box, line bottom with blue ice, put meals in, put another layer blue ice, etc etc, then line the sides.

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« Reply #2053 on: November 24, 2015, 03:47:42 PM »
It's on the shopping list  :)
So you just put the entire POM box in the duffle and checked it?
Just took the ice packs out of the Pom box and put that and the food in the duffle. I took it as a carry on. Couldn't afford anyone loosing it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2054 on: November 24, 2015, 03:49:45 PM »
Then you're...


I hope they don't let it snow in MLE.

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« Reply #2055 on: November 24, 2015, 03:51:46 PM »
You best hope not... though, if the sun is out, it might be quite beautiful.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2056 on: November 24, 2015, 04:56:27 PM »
Isn't the 48 pack too big for carry on?

ETA: Why blue ice specifically?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2057 on: November 24, 2015, 04:59:33 PM »
Isn't the 48 pack too big for carry on?

ETA: Why blue ice specifically?

I always have checked my 48 pack.

Blue ice is just convenient. Also is reusable. What else did you have in mind?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2058 on: November 24, 2015, 05:15:11 PM »
Well, after a couple bad experiences with delayed bags, I only carry on my frozen stuff. I have the 24 pack, but it's a bit small for a long trip.
I was wondering if you tried different types of ice packs, and found those to be the best? On my last trip I used 9lbs of dry ice. I put it into the polar bear sunday evening, then put the frozen food in monday morning. When I opened the cooler tuesday night the dry ice was gone, hot dogs were half defrosted, but burger patties and cold cuts were still pretty solid. So I'm not sure the dry ice was any better than freezer packs. How long does your stuff last?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #2059 on: November 24, 2015, 05:18:17 PM »
Have never gone wrong with blue ice.

I have 3-4 large ones and 10 or so smaller ones and pack as I said above.

Easily lasts 18-24 hours.
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