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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 1160041 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3060 on: September 22, 2016, 01:53:41 AM »
It kind of makes me want to MS HHilton points. Last time was in the Maldives was soo expensive. Well the OWB upgrade and all the scuba diving plus the seaplane and a massage it came out to be way more than if I MS 1.3 mil HHonors points... lol. How often is this auction around?

That's a lot of MS but the last one was in May so hopefully they'll keep doing it twice a year and you've got time to get to work!  :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3061 on: September 22, 2016, 06:56:36 PM »
That's a lot of MS but the last one was in May so hopefully they'll keep doing it twice a year and you've got time to get to work! 
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3063 on: October 14, 2016, 03:54:43 PM »
Hi

I know many of you made multiple bookings at the new St. regis Maldives, if anyone made a booking for an Overwater Villa with Pool for the dates Wednesday Nov 2 to Monday Nov 7 and want to sell it please pm me

Thank you

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3064 on: October 20, 2016, 01:44:47 PM »
Hi

I know many of you made multiple bookings at the new St. regis Maldives, if anyone made a booking for an Overwater Villa with Pool for the dates Wednesday Nov 2 to Monday Nov 7 and want to sell it please pm me

Thank you

I'm looking also for anyones extra booking at St. Regis in December or January. Thanks

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3065 on: October 20, 2016, 01:47:00 PM »
Per forum rules, please post an asking price.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3066 on: October 20, 2016, 04:23:40 PM »
Per forum rules, please post an asking price.

Lol. Since these bookings cost you a trip to Antarctica, you wanna make them worth your while :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3067 on: October 21, 2016, 02:24:49 AM »
I'm looking also for anyones extra booking at St. Regis in December or January. Thanks
i still have 3 nights in OWB Jan 23-26 i will prob have to cancel soon.
what do people here think is a fair $ rate for selling SPG points-reserved OWB rooms in january (price on SPG is $2.2k per night!!)?
also, is it hard to change the name on the reservation/add a name there?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3068 on: October 21, 2016, 10:46:47 AM »
Should be no issue to add a name.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3070 on: October 21, 2016, 05:21:52 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3071 on: October 27, 2016, 11:38:37 AM »
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With regards to your concern about the Zika virus, the Ministry of Health has assured the public that there has been no confirmation of the presence of Zika virus in the Maldives. Also, our island is located far from the main land and does not mix up with the local community.
We also do fogging to kill the mosquitos & insects twice a day and provide mosquito sprays and repellents in the Villa as well.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3072 on: October 27, 2016, 12:11:36 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3073 on: October 28, 2016, 12:26:00 AM »
Very comforting!

It WAS comforting!  They spray the heck out of the islands each night (we could smell it one night walking back to the beach villa which was gross yet reassuring).  Didn't see one mosquito or get a single bite.  Just don't tour any nearby islands.  Also in Singapore I believe Zika was only confirmed in one place amongst a few foreign workers that all lived in the same communal housing.

Makes me want to cry. Cancelling whatever legs I had booked.

I truly hope you didn't/don't cancel a trip to the Maldives because of Zika.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3074 on: October 28, 2016, 07:58:28 AM »
It WAS comforting!  They spray the heck out of the islands each night (we could smell it one night walking back to the beach villa which was gross yet reassuring).  Didn't see one mosquito or get a single bite.  Just don't tour any nearby islands.  Also in Singapore I believe Zika was only confirmed in one place amongst a few foreign workers that all lived in the same communal housing.

I truly hope you didn't/don't cancel a trip to the Maldives because of Zika.
#1 You two are discussing 2 different hotels/islands lol
#2 Care to explain why? I trust the CDC to say it's not advisable to visit MLE more than an MLE hotel/gov. official (who obviously wants tourists) to say that it's safe.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3075 on: October 28, 2016, 10:58:58 AM »
Have you done any research?

From what I've seen there was a *single* case of Zika more than a year ago and that person may not have even been bitten in MLE.

Either way, if you're that concerned with MLE, then I hope you're not considering BOB...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3076 on: October 28, 2016, 02:10:28 PM »
Have you done any research?

From what I've seen there was a *single* case of Zika more than a year ago and that person may not have even been bitten in MLE.

Either way, if you're that concerned with MLE, then I hope you're not considering BOB...
My research consisted of reading the news articles that day that 11 countries were added to the list and reviewing the CDC site about MLE. Nope, no BOB either. Gonna be something like CA/AZ/HI for the next trip.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3077 on: October 31, 2016, 12:04:58 AM »
My research consisted of reading the news articles that day that 11 countries were added to the list and reviewing the CDC site about MLE. Nope, no BOB either. Gonna be something like CA/AZ/HI for the next trip.

I'm not at all belittling your fears but I think they are unfounded.  The Maldives is listed by the WHO as having eradicated Malaria, which is not an easy task for a tropical country to do.  The reason people can speak to different islands (St. Regis or Conrad,etc.) is because in addition to the government efforts all of these high end hotels appear to have intensive in house programs to eliminate mosquitos, if for no other reason than to reduce the nuisance factor for guests.  I grew up in Asia and there are plenty of popular places I wouldn't take my kids but I would love to bring my children on my next trip to the Maldives (to an island hotel, not Male or any local islands) because it is such a secure, totally curated experience, where the hotels do manage every aspect of your transfers and stay (in a good way), including killing all the mosquitos on the islands! ;)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3078 on: October 31, 2016, 06:58:08 AM »
I think I can be convinced, but for better or worse, my wife simply can't be. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3079 on: October 31, 2016, 09:42:43 PM »
It is almost 9AM November 1st @ the St Regis, wonder if they will have a mezuman today.