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Possible routings to MLE and costs:

JFK-AUH-MLE (EY) -- 45/67.5/90 AA
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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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Upgrade from King Beach Villa to King Water Villa US$ 200 + 10% service charge + 12% T GST per night.
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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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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3280 on: January 22, 2017, 02:22:55 PM »
How has he been for you re: kosher?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3281 on: January 22, 2017, 02:28:12 PM »
Heating up the food doesn't really take much. But he has separate pots and pans, labeled meat/dairy and one of the other chefs (chef rami) offered to make us brekkie with what he has. Chef rami also made us tehina and hummus and an avocado salad. He has a whole side of his kitchen dedicated to kosher with a separate cutting board, knives, pots, pans, etc. And they gave us brand new cutlery to eat with as well. They'll go above and beyond for you. So far it's been "you ask, we provide" and I can't imagine that changing. If youre platinum, I'm 99.99% sure you can get him to make you what you want for breakfast for free.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3282 on: January 22, 2017, 06:28:26 PM »
You are all making me jealous. I want in on Maldives pt2. Anyone do a livaboard? Our PH ended up being very expensive due to the dives... Also seaplane ain't cheap.. plus the extra for upgrading to OWB... Saw some very nice livaboards online but wondering if anyone had an experiences with a particular brand / site?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3283 on: January 23, 2017, 12:16:39 AM »
Yes seaplane would be 3.5 hrs minimum.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3284 on: January 23, 2017, 12:29:36 AM »
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.

Do they offer under water cameras with the dives? for an extra fee?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3285 on: January 23, 2017, 12:30:18 AM »
Do they offer under water cameras with the dives? for an extra fee?
Yes you can pay extra for them.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3286 on: January 23, 2017, 12:41:44 AM »
@CZ60

According to Flyertalk Wiki, their saying SR Villa #519 is the best, can you vouch for that?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3287 on: January 23, 2017, 01:00:58 AM »
@CZ60

According to Flyertalk Wiki, their saying SR Villa #519 is the best, can you vouch for that?
I'm not sure if it's a suite or not but it is in the best location. It faces East so you have a great sunrise view and no other villas have a view of it. Ill explain in my TR.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3288 on: January 23, 2017, 01:18:59 AM »
Anyone smuggle in wine for Shabbos?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3289 on: January 23, 2017, 01:36:41 AM »
Anyone smuggle in wine for Shabbos?
The bag that had my grape juice in was flagged so they checked it at customs. I was asked "do you have alcohol in here" but when I showed them it was grape juice, they let it through.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3290 on: January 23, 2017, 02:34:49 AM »
http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5885ac12da68f/VID-20170123-WA0000.mp4
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3291 on: January 23, 2017, 11:29:23 AM »
Depending on how accommodating SR MLE is with Kosher brekkie, I'm currently torn between spending for SPG Plat on Ritz and just paying for breakfast outright.  Assuming brekkie costs $150/day/couple ($55+++ per person), then below are my calculations (assuming (i) spend on Ritz 2x category and (ii) MR can be sold outright at 1.4).  Clearly, mathematically, it's better to just outright pay, even if at the end I'll be Platinum for the next 1-2 years.  But then, the thought of paying $750 for daily fruit and perhaps an omelette is making my wallet hurt, even if it'll be fatter from doing so.  Bizarre, I know.



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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3292 on: January 23, 2017, 11:32:07 AM »
Anyone smuggle in wine for Shabbos?

...and risk whoever knows what thousands and thousands of miles away from home and at the beginning of a vacation in Maldives?  Penalties can range from confiscation of wine to jail time, with a possible denial of entry into the country. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3293 on: January 23, 2017, 11:35:37 AM »
Depending on how accommodating SR MLE is with Kosher brekkie, I'm currently torn between spending for SPG Plat on Ritz and just paying for breakfast outright.  Assuming brekkie costs $150/day/couple ($55+++ per person), then below are my calculations (assuming (i) spend on Ritz 2x category and (ii) MR can be sold outright at 1.4).  Clearly, mathematically, it's better to just outright pay, even if at the end I'll be Platinum for the next 1-2 years.  But then, the thought of paying $750 for daily fruit and perhaps an omelette is making my wallet hurt, even if it'll be fatter from doing so.  Bizarre, I know.




More like $55++++++++++. 10% service charge, 12% GST (no clue what that means) and tip on top of that. But prob around $150/couple as you said

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3294 on: January 23, 2017, 11:36:14 AM »
Depending on how accommodating SR MLE is with Kosher brekkie, I'm currently torn between spending for SPG Plat on Ritz and just paying for breakfast outright.  Assuming brekkie costs $150/day/couple ($55+++ per person), then below are my calculations (assuming (i) spend on Ritz 2x category and (ii) MR can be sold outright at 1.4).  Clearly, mathematically, it's better to just outright pay, even if at the end I'll be Platinum for the next 1-2 years.  But then, the thought of paying $750 for daily fruit and perhaps an omelette is making my wallet hurt, even if it'll be fatter from doing so.  Bizarre, I know.

Bring breakfast from POM, problem solved. My bill is in the mail.

Even if a place says they have a pan/pot for kosher, I don't know how that would be halachickly OK. There's nothing stopping them from using that pot when they need it for something else.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3295 on: January 23, 2017, 11:38:58 AM »
Bring a pan..?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3296 on: January 23, 2017, 11:50:32 AM »
Bring breakfast from POM, problem solved. My bill is in the mail.

1) The most "breakfast-like" food POM offers is like penne vodka or cherry blintzes.  The thought of that every day for 5 days is already making me nauseated.
2) To a smaller degree, there is only limited space in the cooler and on the seaplane.  Sure, it won't cost $750 more, but every extra meal takes up space and adds weight (which adds cost).
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3297 on: January 23, 2017, 11:53:35 AM »
Did you ask if they'll do omelettes or other breakfast food?
There must be places that do that.
If not just make your own and double wrap, there's $750 in your pocket.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3298 on: January 23, 2017, 11:54:32 AM »
Bring a pan..?
Personally I don't think I'd be comfortable unless I did that and was watching the entire process and watching the entire process sounds like it would be awkward.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3299 on: January 23, 2017, 12:02:00 PM »
Even if a place says they have a pan/pot for kosher, I don't know how that would be halachickly OK. There's nothing stopping them from using that pot when they need it for something else.

That's the point I keep thinking. I can't imagine any kashrus authority allowing you to rely on their statement that these pots are kosher and are kept separate.
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