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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
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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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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 1099014 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3440 on: January 26, 2017, 09:52:00 AM »
Hyatt doesn't care. It's called a guest of honor or something.
thanks

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3441 on: January 26, 2017, 10:02:28 AM »
Hyatt doesn't care. It's called a guest of honor or something.

Unless he originally booked it for himself.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3442 on: January 26, 2017, 10:03:55 AM »
Unless he originally booked it for himself.
what does that mean?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3443 on: January 26, 2017, 10:08:25 AM »
Either you booked it for yourself (which presumably you did, as they're asking for your *other* traveler), or you booked it for your GofH.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3444 on: January 26, 2017, 10:11:00 AM »
Either you booked it for yourself (which presumably you did, as they're asking for your *other* traveler), or you booked it for your GofH.
i did book it for myself but I added his name.  will that be an issue?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3445 on: January 26, 2017, 10:25:02 AM »
i did book it for myself but I added his name.  will that be an issue?

Change the booking to a guest of honor booking by calling. Its the same room type and same rate but will make dealing with it more straightforward and easy.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3446 on: January 26, 2017, 11:55:34 AM »
Just came back from the st regis and staying at the great room before our flight back with TK, so here some thoughts and comparing it to the Halaveli

The rooms at the st regis are more luxury and fancier. The Halaveli was also amazing, SR is nicer, needed not at all
I preffered the Halaveli pool, as it was infinity and had much more sun, the SR pool was in the back of villa. SR has a hammock
Reef at St regis in front of sunrise villas is dead. YOu can swim out 5 min or go to the reef in front of dive center, thats very nice, but you will not get the same fish view from your villa as in Halaveli
Service was great, butler really tried to help. They were very nice about heating up kosher meals and served it whenever we wanted. I didnt see any need for a butler really, I got the same service in halaveli, besides for unpacking every 5* star luxury resort in maldives will have the same service, just not called butler
The pool and beach are very nice, service was great... probably a little better then halaveli...
I missed a proper beach bar, they have the whale bar, its very nice, but its a real building, I would have preferred a more relaxed setting on the beach, like halaveli
They have a great game room, air hockey, ping pong, pool, playstation... really nice
spa treatment was very good, the bluehole was overrated, we didnt see the "wow factor" in it, especially as they charge for the use, even when booking treatments (we got it complimentary after asking)
Big subject: privacy......
I think everyone looks at it differently, especially with the level of znius the wife keeps... Every room on the sunset side can be looked into, either from the beach or the bridge or some of the other rooms....
room 1-7 can be seen from the other villas across and are quite close to the beach, so avoid
room 9-16 are further away from the beach, so they will not really see any details, but can also be seen by room 1-7
room 13-16 have the best sun, as it will last quite long, even closer to sunset you still have sun, while 1-7 will  not get much sun towards late afternoon
the north side has 100% privacy, but almost no sun, as it rises by villa 18 area and crosses until were it says sunset
The sunset villas will have great privacy ( not the first 5 villas) but will only get sun from lunch time around

We stayed at 516 and it did the job, we had sun and felt quite privat because of distance to peeking spots, but the Halaveli didnt have these issues at all. Sun and privacy was 100%

The St regis was stunning and we had a amazing time. It does not justify a 2500 USD price per night, most OWV with pool are about a 1000 this time of the year in other great 5* resorts. For 135k spg 5 nights its a bargain. If its the same price as other 5* resorts, I would probably try to get a villa that has more privacy for the reasons denverite posted above

All the activities are  expensive and add 22% we did night fishing, one couple massage, one seabob snorkeling tour, one regular snorkeling tour, one discovery scuba dive and that added very quickly to 1000s of dollars incl the seaplane transfer. They didnt charge for heating up the meals, but drinks also added up very quick. evey coke is 8 ++, so 10 dollars a can. they give free water in the rooms.

We had a amazing time and paid very little for the room, but still had a expensive 5 days, but we did enjoy it 100%



Great Info

BTW, where did you stay last time you went to the Maldives?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3447 on: January 26, 2017, 11:57:42 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3448 on: January 26, 2017, 11:58:22 AM »
Just came back from the st regis and staying at the great room before our flight back with TK, so here some thoughts and comparing it to the Halaveli

The rooms at the st regis are more luxury and fancier. The Halaveli was also amazing, SR is nicer, needed not at all
I preffered the Halaveli pool, as it was infinity and had much more sun, the SR pool was in the back of villa. SR has a hammock
Reef at St regis in front of sunrise villas is dead. YOu can swim out 5 min or go to the reef in front of dive center, thats very nice, but you will not get the same fish view from your villa as in Halaveli
Service was great, butler really tried to help. They were very nice about heating up kosher meals and served it whenever we wanted. I didnt see any need for a butler really, I got the same service in halaveli, besides for unpacking every 5* star luxury resort in maldives will have the same service, just not called butler
The pool and beach are very nice, service was great... probably a little better then halaveli...
I missed a proper beach bar, they have the whale bar, its very nice, but its a real building, I would have preferred a more relaxed setting on the beach, like halaveli
They have a great game room, air hockey, ping pong, pool, playstation... really nice
spa treatment was very good, the bluehole was overrated, we didnt see the "wow factor" in it, especially as they charge for the use, even when booking treatments (we got it complimentary after asking)
Big subject: privacy......
I think everyone looks at it differently, especially with the level of znius the wife keeps... Every room on the sunset side can be looked into, either from the beach or the bridge or some of the other rooms....
room 1-7 can be seen from the other villas across and are quite close to the beach, so avoid
room 9-16 are further away from the beach, so they will not really see any details, but can also be seen by room 1-7
room 13-16 have the best sun, as it will last quite long, even closer to sunset you still have sun, while 1-7 will  not get much sun towards late afternoon
the north side has 100% privacy, but almost no sun, as it rises by villa 18 area and crosses until were it says sunset
The sunset villas will have great privacy ( not the first 5 villas) but will only get sun from lunch time around

We stayed at 516 and it did the job, we had sun and felt quite privat because of distance to peeking spots, but the Halaveli didnt have these issues at all. Sun and privacy was 100%

The St regis was stunning and we had a amazing time. It does not justify a 2500 USD price per night, most OWV with pool are about a 1000 this time of the year in other great 5* resorts. For 135k spg 5 nights its a bargain. If its the same price as other 5* resorts, I would probably try to get a villa that has more privacy for the reasons denverite posted above

All the activities are  expensive and add 22% we did night fishing, one couple massage, one seabob snorkeling tour, one regular snorkeling tour, one discovery scuba dive and that added very quickly to 1000s of dollars incl the seaplane transfer. They didnt charge for heating up the meals, but drinks also added up very quick. evey coke is 8 ++, so 10 dollars a can. they give free water in the rooms.

We had a amazing time and paid very little for the room, but still had a expensive 5 days, but we did enjoy it 100%

Thanks for the really thoughtful comparison of experiences and detailed info to help people choose units.


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3449 on: January 26, 2017, 12:17:53 PM »
BTW, where did you stay last time you went to the Maldives?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3450 on: January 26, 2017, 12:19:38 PM »
Just came back from the st regis and staying at the great room before our flight back with TK, so here some thoughts and comparing it to the Halaveli

The rooms at the st regis are more luxury and fancier. The Halaveli was also amazing, SR is nicer, needed not at all
I preffered the Halaveli pool, as it was infinity and had much more sun, the SR pool was in the back of villa. SR has a hammock
Reef at St regis in front of sunrise villas is dead. YOu can swim out 5 min or go to the reef in front of dive center, thats very nice, but you will not get the same fish view from your villa as in Halaveli
Service was great, butler really tried to help. They were very nice about heating up kosher meals and served it whenever we wanted. I didnt see any need for a butler really, I got the same service in halaveli, besides for unpacking every 5* star luxury resort in maldives will have the same service, just not called butler
The pool and beach are very nice, service was great... probably a little better then halaveli...
I missed a proper beach bar, they have the whale bar, its very nice, but its a real building, I would have preferred a more relaxed setting on the beach, like halaveli
They have a great game room, air hockey, ping pong, pool, playstation... really nice
spa treatment was very good, the bluehole was overrated, we didnt see the "wow factor" in it, especially as they charge for the use, even when booking treatments (we got it complimentary after asking)
Big subject: privacy......
I think everyone looks at it differently, especially with the level of znius the wife keeps... Every room on the sunset side can be looked into, either from the beach or the bridge or some of the other rooms....
room 1-7 can be seen from the other villas across and are quite close to the beach, so avoid
room 9-16 are further away from the beach, so they will not really see any details, but can also be seen by room 1-7
room 13-16 have the best sun, as it will last quite long, even closer to sunset you still have sun, while 1-7 will  not get much sun towards late afternoon
the north side has 100% privacy, but almost no sun, as it rises by villa 18 area and crosses until were it says sunset
The sunset villas will have great privacy ( not the first 5 villas) but will only get sun from lunch time around

We stayed at 516 and it did the job, we had sun and felt quite privat because of distance to peeking spots, but the Halaveli didnt have these issues at all. Sun and privacy was 100%

The St regis was stunning and we had a amazing time. It does not justify a 2500 USD price per night, most OWV with pool are about a 1000 this time of the year in other great 5* resorts. For 135k spg 5 nights its a bargain. If its the same price as other 5* resorts, I would probably try to get a villa that has more privacy for the reasons denverite posted above

All the activities are  expensive and add 22% we did night fishing, one couple massage, one seabob snorkeling tour, one regular snorkeling tour, one discovery scuba dive and that added very quickly to 1000s of dollars incl the seaplane transfer. They didnt charge for heating up the meals, but drinks also added up very quick. evey coke is 8 ++, so 10 dollars a can. they give free water in the rooms.

We had a amazing time and paid very little for the room, but still had a expensive 5 days, but we did enjoy it 100%
Wasn't worth paying to upgrade to sunset?
What did you say to get Blue Hole for free?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3451 on: January 26, 2017, 09:45:30 PM »
Before arriving it was 350 ++ to upgrade, thats like 430 dollars, almost a double up to the point value
At the resort they said, they are full and we got used to our room quite fast. I didnt want to be without sun until 12 oclock, as would have happened in sunset, so we didnt push for it.
Didnt say anything special, after our couple massage, that cost 550 dollars i thought lets try...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3452 on: January 26, 2017, 10:13:38 PM »
Couples massage was $550?

Gonna bring my own masseuse for that price.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3453 on: January 26, 2017, 10:18:25 PM »
Couples massage was $550?

Gonna bring my own masseuse for that price.
take a day trip to Cnx and come back!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3454 on: January 26, 2017, 10:19:27 PM »
take a day trip to Cnx and come back!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3455 on: January 26, 2017, 10:20:16 PM »
Have any DDF'ers flown a drone there yet?
FT consensus seems to be that it would be an invasion of privacy to fly one. Sounds like they might have a valid point.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3456 on: January 26, 2017, 10:21:25 PM »
Yes.
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« Reply #3457 on: January 26, 2017, 10:23:02 PM »
Footage?
Any comments from neighbors?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3458 on: January 26, 2017, 10:24:01 PM »
take a day trip to Cnx and come back!

Why go there when it's easier to fly in my fav masseuse for the day!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3459 on: January 26, 2017, 10:30:46 PM »
Have any DDF'ers flown a drone there yet?
FT consensus seems to be that it would be an invasion of privacy to fly one. Sounds like they might have a valid point.

Had someone doing that in Seychelles and I called hotel security. They told me that its a huge issue with the Chinese kids who come along with their parents on vaca and have nothing to do so they snoop around with their drones and then post it on social media