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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
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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 1100033 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3260 on: January 19, 2017, 11:03:00 AM »
Are you on a plat account? Did they offer free fruit for breakfast?

Not plat.. They gave us a huge bowl of fruit in the room when we walked in. I'll let you know if they replenish tomorrow :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3261 on: January 19, 2017, 11:29:42 AM »
See you there next week :-)


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3262 on: January 20, 2017, 11:37:50 AM »
All,

I am interested in a late Nov/Early Dec stay at the StRegis only if any of you are willing to trade/barter/sell.  Please let me know - looking for 4-6 nights.  Please PM and we can discuss it further. 

Thank you,

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3263 on: January 20, 2017, 12:19:21 PM »
Idk of what you're comfortable with acc to halacha but the chef here told us he has a set of pots/pans on the side that are kosher and cooks witg them for kosher people in a separate kitchen  - seems like they are dairy but we didn't go full details yet. Going to speak to the chef tonight to decide how he's going to cook the red snapper we got on the sunset fishing :) full details in TR

Sounds awesome, so excited to hear about it!  In either or both units, do you feel really private on your deck area?  Comfortable to swim?  Or were lots of people snorkeling around the units?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3264 on: January 21, 2017, 10:39:11 AM »
Sounds awesome, so excited to hear about it!  In either or both units, do you feel really private on your deck area?  Comfortable to swim?  Or were lots of people snorkeling around the units?

Barely anybody snorkeling around. Over three days, there have only been 2 instances of people snorkeling around our villa.

In the north side villas, there is more privacy as they are on the "outside" of the circle so no one from other villas has a chance at seeing you. The east side villas, where I am now, have limited visibility of other villas. Only if I'm standing at the edge of my villas can I see the edge of other people's villas. You'd have to really try to look at other people to see anything.  I don't think anyone can see us in the pool as the pools are one step out of the villa.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3265 on: January 21, 2017, 08:08:54 PM »
Barely anybody snorkeling around. Over three days, there have only been 2 instances of people snorkeling around our villa.

In the north side villas, there is more privacy as they are on the "outside" of the circle so no one from other villas has a chance at seeing you. The east side villas, where I am now, have limited visibility of other villas. Only if I'm standing at the edge of my villas can I see the edge of other people's villas. You'd have to really try to look at other people to see anything.  I don't think anyone can see us in the pool as the pools are one step out of the villa.

Are they even entertaining the idea of upgrading you to the Sunset Villas? on Flyertalk  someone posted they were upgraded to a Sunset Villa and said he was a platinum.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3266 on: January 21, 2017, 10:54:59 PM »
Are they even entertaining the idea of upgrading you to the Sunset Villas? on Flyertalk  someone posted they were upgraded to a Sunset Villa and said he was a platinum.

We didn't ask because we didn't want one. We wanted sunrise villa, which we got. For sunset, we're usually out either by the beach/pool/restaurant area or by the whale bar. The first night we went sunset fishing which was amazing as well. But out of the 77 villas here, there can't be more than 35 occupied. At most. If we're going by the number of different families /couples I've seen, that number  would be 10-15. Getting upgraded shouldn't be so difficult if the place isn't full.

And as a side note, the entire day is sunny, not one cloud in the sky. Then at sunset, it's almost like the clouds know that it's time, and they come and make for the most surreal sunsets with the most amazing colors that you could only dream about.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3267 on: January 22, 2017, 11:18:25 AM »
Does anyone know if the seaplane is the only option to the St. Regis? 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3268 on: January 22, 2017, 11:47:16 AM »
Yes, afaik.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3269 on: January 22, 2017, 01:13:38 PM »
At St regis now....
Big thanks to CZ60 for taking Pom meals for me. Was nice meeting you today. Also met another jewish couple here from spg deal, saw on dd
I started at villa north side, but it has almost no sun on deck, so we changed to sunrise...
I have sun almost the entire day, but privacy does suffer. People from the beach villas and also from some other water villas can clearly see in. Its quite a distance, so not a major issue, but full privacy is gone. You will only get that north side or a few sunset villas
they didnt want to upgrade us to sunset (no status) also claimed they were full
Our luggage only arrived with a seaplane 3 hours later, because of weight issues on the seaplane. Was a pain, not hotels fault
Service is very good and they are very helpful with kosher food, storing and heating it up, serving were ever and when ever
The villas are very nice and modern. The pools are in the back of the porch and alot in the shade because of it

Coming from the halaveli, were the rooms were also very nice (more privacy and  better pool) the service was also amazing, I dont see anything that justifies the huge price difference yet. If it would be the same price, were would i stay? will answer in 72 hours :-)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3270 on: January 22, 2017, 01:15:54 PM »
Heh, seems like a big DD DO over there.

Post pics please!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3271 on: January 22, 2017, 01:34:57 PM »
Does anyone know if the seaplane is the only option to the St. Regis?

Yes seaplane would be 3.5 hrs minimum.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3272 on: January 22, 2017, 01:49:30 PM »


The morning view from my deck

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« Reply #3273 on: January 22, 2017, 01:51:19 PM »


Some panorama action for y'all :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3274 on: January 22, 2017, 01:54:18 PM »
Seems like it's not nearly as private as the W.

How's the snorkeling?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3275 on: January 22, 2017, 01:54:55 PM »
Wow!!! Is that from your room?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3276 on: January 22, 2017, 01:59:13 PM »
Seems like it's not nearly as private as the W.

How's the snorkeling?
Not great as the coral is completely bleached from the construction. They're saying it's going to take a few years until it gets back. You have to go to the edge of the reef to really see stuff. But at the edge you can see quite a lot. We saw some black tip sharks, some dory fish (not sure of spelling), rainbow fish, needle nose rainbow fish, one(!) eel, and a bunch of other smaller fish. We night snorkeled as well and saw a huge hermit crab, some very pretty starfish, and some other stuff. So far we didn't see any octopi or turtles (dw keeps dragging me out in hopes of seeing them). One day left!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3277 on: January 22, 2017, 01:59:59 PM »
Wow!!! Is that from your room?
Yep! The door between my room and the deck outside

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3278 on: January 22, 2017, 02:02:44 PM »
We went scuba diving for first time ever today and it was amazing. They took us to a reef about ten minutes out and it was spectacular. Live coral with a ton of amazing colorful fish. We saw some clams as well. They have a snorkeling trip to that area as well (costs some money) but I would highly advise to go once just to see what's out there.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3279 on: January 22, 2017, 02:11:14 PM »
And PS for all those that know (knew) the chef at the Conrad that took care of them re kosher, well if his name is Chef Ayyoub, he's now the head chef here. They took a lot of staff from the four seasons, some from the W, and a mix from the other luxury hotels. By my count thus far, most are from the four seasons. 305 total staff here. There were 56 guests here Sunday, going to be 40 Monday. A ratio I can get used to :)