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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 581869 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3705 on: May 11, 2017, 08:45:44 AM »
Also not the place to bring a 1.5 year old toddler

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3706 on: May 11, 2017, 08:48:50 AM »
Also not the place to bring a 1.5 year old toddler
I understand its not the ideal place but is it a terrible idea?  we have already taken her places that the only activity is going to the beach and she was perfectly ok with that so whats the diff??

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3707 on: May 11, 2017, 09:04:08 AM »
I understand its not the ideal place but is it a terrible idea?  we have already taken her places that the only activity is going to the beach and she was perfectly ok with that so whats the diff??
its very different. Its been discussed in this thread before and I'm too lazy to find it or type it. Do some further research before planning.
Start by googling children park hyatt maldives

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3708 on: May 11, 2017, 09:07:25 AM »
I understand its not the ideal place but is it a terrible idea?  we have already taken her places that the only activity is going to the beach and she was perfectly ok with that so whats the diff??
You won't enjoy it as much. You can get a phenomenal beach vacation for 1/5th the price if that's what you want.
Just seems silly.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3709 on: May 11, 2017, 09:27:41 AM »
You won't enjoy it as much. You can get a phenomenal beach vacation for 1/5th the price if that's what you want.
Just seems silly.

+1 Emkay actually has a great (start)  :P of a trip report of I think Sri Lanka that he did with a small child. If you don't want to go all the way to Thailand and you're flying from Israel that could be an option.

The Park Hyatt is even worse than other Maldives resorts b/c can't take a Seaplane and have to take a rundown local flight to another island and then a choppy Speedboat to the PH.  Read Lucky's TR on OMAAT...he travels insane amounts and even he said it was really annoying and draining and he wasn't traveling with a small kid...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3710 on: May 11, 2017, 09:29:13 AM »
You couldn't pay me to take a toddler there and my kids have been on many many flights

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3711 on: May 11, 2017, 09:36:29 AM »
You couldn't pay me to take a toddler there and my kids have been on many many flights
Same here. My kid was in 18+ countries before he turned 2  and there are dozens of places I would go before there in that scenario.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3712 on: May 11, 2017, 01:45:29 PM »
Well I personally took my one year old to PH, and I vehemently differ with all the speculation here.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3713 on: May 11, 2017, 01:53:55 PM »
I understand its not the ideal place but is it a terrible idea?  we have already taken her places that the only activity is going to the beach and she was perfectly ok with that so whats the diff??
You are invited to PM me with any questions regarding bringing your toddler there. Disregard all the naysayers, you won't regret it!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3714 on: May 11, 2017, 02:03:29 PM »
You are invited to PM me with any questions regarding bringing your toddler there. Disregard all the naysayers, you won't regret it!
Noone said regret. It will be phenomenal. Doesn't mean you can't have the same experience for an 8th of the price with more to do.
Well I personally took my one year old to PH, and I vehemently differ with all the speculation here.
As a side note a one year old is worlds apart from a one and a half year old.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3715 on: May 11, 2017, 02:09:49 PM »
As a side note a one year old is worlds apart from a one and a half year old.
She was a year and 4 months at the time to be exact.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3716 on: May 11, 2017, 02:50:08 PM »
I understand its not the ideal place but is it a terrible idea?  we have already taken her places that the only activity is going to the beach and she was perfectly ok with that so whats the diff??


I don't think it's a "terrible idea" and once you get there and pay a ton you'll have a great time.  Sorry to go economist on you but my thing is really understanding the opportunity cost of time and money for the Maldives (or really anything for that matter), personal preferences and possible substitute products.  Others can help you with the first and third and only you know the second.  You figure these three things out and you'll have your answer.

What else could you do with two extra days of vacation, not wasted on travel after you get to Male, and $1200+ on seaplane fees, if you went somewhere else? It will be a great but sub-optimal trip with a toddler.  If your answer to that question doesn't provide something you'd rather do with that extra time or money, then these costs are worth it to you an you should go!

While I was there I kept thinking my older kids would be blown away by the snorkeling, etc. but when we considered returning with them, we instead booked at the Conrad Koh Samui where I can also get amazing views, a quick and free speedboat ride to snorkeling, a bigger private pool, kosher food delivered, and a quick air hop to great communities for Shabbos.  Obviously it's not the same, but for me it was a much more practical, cheaper (I'd have to pay $3000+ just in seaplane fees) and great substitute.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3717 on: May 16, 2017, 01:54:56 PM »
Looking to book our Honeymoon trip soon and wanted to split the time between Thailand and MLE. The plan was to try for CX F to Thailand, spend 10 days there, and then fly to MLE for 5 days before flying EY F back to the US. Any advice on this as a general plan (too much to go to both?) and ideas about the best way to get from BKK (or USM) to MLE? I almost want to pay for the Bangkok Airways direct flight rather than spend time flying through SIN or CMB. Any thoughts?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3718 on: May 16, 2017, 03:08:47 PM »
If you fly thru SIN spend a day or two there

anyways you seem to be thinking it was too much time anyways.
I'm guessing your doing 10 and 5 because of the SPG 5th Night free

so then if you did want to do SIN you would either lose the 5th night or make your trip longer.


also you can stop in HKG
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3719 on: May 16, 2017, 04:10:55 PM »
Looking to book our Honeymoon trip soon and wanted to split the time between Thailand and MLE. The plan was to try for CX F to Thailand, spend 10 days there, and then fly to MLE for 5 days before flying EY F back to the US. Any advice on this as a general plan (too much to go to both?) and ideas about the best way to get from BKK (or USM) to MLE? I almost want to pay for the Bangkok Airways direct flight rather than spend time flying through SIN or CMB. Any thoughts?

Why pay for Bangkok Airways when it's only 20k AF miles for Y or 30k CX points in J. You can't search online but the Air France reps were very helpful and it was a very painless process.