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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 742992 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #320 on: February 27, 2013, 03:57:06 PM »
Halaveli:
USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84

Compulsory charges:
+ Bed Tax 4 night(s) (Adult x 2)                 USD   64.00
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   892.00
+ Hotel tax and service feesx 4 Nights        USD   617.56

Total = $4,858!!!

PHM:
4 nights=88,000 points.
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   900
Upgrade 1 night=$350
Upgrade 4 nights=$1,400.

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,608 or 4.1cpp
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4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,558 or 2.9cpp
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #321 on: February 27, 2013, 04:03:58 PM »
Halaveli:
USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84

Compulsory charges:
+ Bed Tax 4 night(s) (Adult x 2)                 USD   64.00
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   892.00
+ Hotel tax and service feesx 4 Nights        USD   617.56

Total = $4,858!!!

PHM:
4 nights=88,000 points.
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   900
Upgrade 1 night=$350
Upgrade 4 nights=$1,400.

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,608 or 4.1cpp
or
4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,558 or 2.9cpp

Yes that is definitely the best option, I definitely don't want to spend that much on 4 nights. I also heard that the island where the Hyatt is located on is really nice.

I also checked the Sheraton Full Moon and I got an OWB for $2,600 including taxes for 4 nights... (The coupon worked on that one). This hotel is very well rated on tripadvisor

And I checked the Halaveli on hotels.com using the coupon you just gave me and I got a water villa for $3,500 including taxes for 4 nights...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #322 on: February 27, 2013, 04:06:18 PM »
Question is whether Halaveli can be gotten for cheaper then $821 a night. Didn't AJK pay around $500? Assuming he can get that price and taking into consideration the potential value of the 88k points ( approx $1700 if he sells UR for 1.9) then its a no brainer. Question is if some agent can get it for cheaper...


Halaveli:
USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84

Compulsory charges:
+ Bed Tax 4 night(s) (Adult x 2)                 USD   64.00
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   892.00
+ Hotel tax and service feesx 4 Nights        USD   617.56

Total = $4,858!!!



PHM:
4 nights=88,000 points.
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   900
Upgrade 1 night=$350
Upgrade 4 nights=$1,400.

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,608 or 4.1cpp
or
4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,558 or 2.9cpp

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #323 on: February 27, 2013, 04:06:53 PM »
$3,500 including the transfer?

I haven't heard such good things about the Sheraton.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #324 on: February 27, 2013, 04:07:57 PM »
Question is whether Halaveli can be gotten for cheaper then $821 a night. Didn't AJK pay around $500? Assuming he can get that price and taking into consideration the potential value of the 88k points ( approx $1700 if he sells UR for 1.9) then its a no brainer. Question is if some agent can get it for cheaper...
Contact Chuchem's agent.  They couldn't do anything for me, but I went at the height of high season.

Also check Jetsetter daily, they run limited time flash sales for the Halaveli every now and then.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: February 27, 2013, 04:10:10 PM »
$3,500 including the transfer?

I haven't heard such good things about the Sheraton.
No it doesn't include transfer... I don't think Orbitz nor Hotels.com show the transfer fee when you look only for hotels

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #326 on: February 27, 2013, 04:12:14 PM »
So then the new numbers would be:

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,158 or 3.6cpp
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4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,108 or 2.4cpp
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: February 27, 2013, 04:15:21 PM »
Contact Chuchem's agent.  They couldn't do anything for me, but I went at the height of high season.

Also check Jetsetter daily, they run limited time flash sales for the Halaveli every now and then.
I just sent him a PM, we'll see. If I can keep the total close to $3k (including seaplane) then I'll go for Halaveli otherwise I'll go for the Hyatt; unless there are other hotels that were not mentioned yet...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #328 on: February 27, 2013, 04:16:27 PM »
So then the new numbers would be:

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,158 or 3.6cpp
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4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,108 or 2.4cpp --

This one seems crazy as he will be shelling out 5 grand if you count cash value of UR for the Hyatt...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #329 on: February 27, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »
Dan, nice TR. Just curious if your paying $1k a night is the PH the best option?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #330 on: February 27, 2013, 04:19:00 PM »
Definitely not.

PH has no pool for one... and once your paying $1,000 a night, you should have one.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #331 on: February 27, 2013, 04:19:31 PM »
This one seems crazy as he will be shelling out 5 grand if you count cash value of UR for the Hyatt...
5K? Huh?
88K is worth $1,580 at 1.8 (never mind the risks of selling for now). Plus $2,300 is $3,880, or $520 less than the Halaveli.
At that point it's a close call.  Really depends on how you value your UR points and how you value a pool.

Personally I'd risk just upgrading 1 night in the off-season and very closely watching the inventory.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #333 on: February 27, 2013, 04:46:47 PM »
Does this help you?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25857.msg426257#msg426257
I just checked it, and Halaveli has no availability and the other hotels like Conrad are expensive... but thanks for the input!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #334 on: February 27, 2013, 04:50:10 PM »
Personally I'd risk just upgrading 1 night in the off-season and very closely watching the inventory.
Even if it was your first trip to the Maldives?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #335 on: February 27, 2013, 04:51:38 PM »
Even if it was your first trip to the Maldives?
Yes, given that it's the off-season and that you'll check availability for 2 rooms daily.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #336 on: February 27, 2013, 04:52:12 PM »
I just checked it, and Halaveli has no availability and the other hotels like Conrad are expensive... but thanks for the input!
Even w/ the 20% discount, it was still higher than the other website?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #337 on: February 27, 2013, 08:26:47 PM »
This just popped up in my google reader feed. Clicked on the link ( http://chabad.info/index.php?url=article_en&id=30282 ) but looks like article was removed.

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« Reply #338 on: February 27, 2013, 08:28:18 PM »
Heh. Was wondering who was going to be the first to comment on the flag.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #339 on: February 27, 2013, 10:41:31 PM »
Just called the front desk at the Hyatt...
1) No price or discount if you want to upgrade multiple nights... it is 22k + $350 per night
2) They charge your credit card 30 days before your arrival (but you can get your CC charged even earlier just to have the guaranteed OWB)
3) Transfer is also being charged 30 days in advance and it is $486 per person RT. The transfer is a domestic flight from MLE and then a 25min speedboat ride... kind of a bummer...
4) Next thing to try if I really book the Hyatt is, as suggested, to upgrade only the 1st night...