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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: $665 RT per person
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3885 on: November 03, 2017, 11:21:40 AM »
So you did the whole certification (academic, confined water, and open water) in 2-3 days?

I asked SR how long it'd take for just the open water referral. They said it's 1-2 hours for a confined water refresher plus 2-3 days of open water diving.

B/c my stay is Wed evening through Mon afternoon, I'm concerned that I'll be hard-pressed to complete the training before Shabbos. And by Sunday morning, it may be to close to my flight to dive.

Have in mind you cannot go diving 24 hours before flying.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3886 on: November 03, 2017, 11:23:18 AM »
Have in mind you cannot go diving 24 hours before flying.
And they won't know your exact seaplane time until the night before.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3887 on: November 03, 2017, 11:57:57 AM »
And they won't know your exact seaplane time until the night before.
Have a 4:20pm Monday departure out of MLE.
Does that basically eliminate the possiblity of diving after shabbos?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3888 on: November 17, 2017, 12:02:05 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3889 on: November 22, 2017, 10:25:53 PM »
Anyone been successful using a Conrad amex offer for the seaplane? Or Hilton gift cards?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3890 on: November 22, 2017, 11:29:55 PM »
Anyone been successful using a Conrad amex offer for the seaplane? Or Hilton gift cards?

What’s the Conrad Amex offer? Why wouldn’t a gift card work to pay a final bill folio from the hotel that included the seaplane or any other charges. HHonors doesn’t give you points for the seaplane but I definitely got 12 ppd from Amex surpass for those charges.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3891 on: November 23, 2017, 11:09:33 AM »
Thanks,
There's a spend 350 get 70 at WA or Conrad, plus the 10 off 50 hilton gc

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3892 on: November 23, 2017, 11:10:31 AM »
Because the seaplane is a third party charge, would that qualify for the 350 spend.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3893 on: November 23, 2017, 11:56:02 AM »
Thanks,
There's a spend 350 get 70 at WA or Conrad, plus the 10 off 50 hilton gc
its only valid at US hotels

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3894 on: November 23, 2017, 12:37:04 PM »
its only valid at US hotels
Darn it! Just realized that the SPG offer is also only at US hotels. Any way to buy gc's in the US and redeem them at SR MLE?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3895 on: December 04, 2017, 05:16:26 PM »
For the SR MLE can anyone recommend a butler?

 From reading several TR's it seems as if there are proactive butlers as well as those that can be avoided...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3896 on: December 04, 2017, 05:29:30 PM »
For the SR MLE can anyone recommend a butler?

 From reading several TR's it seems as if there are proactive butlers as well as those that can be avoided...
I dont think you get to choose a butler

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3897 on: December 04, 2017, 05:36:42 PM »
I dont think you get to choose a butler
I have been communicating with them through email I don't think it would be an issue to request a specific butler upon availability.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3898 on: December 04, 2017, 06:28:49 PM »
You can request one.

Take a look at Trip Advisor and see who keeps getting recommended.

We had Riyaz, who was very good, but fell short of "incredible."  (Super nice guy, and he used *whatsapp* (which was indeed incredible) but he was not as anally retentive about organization/responsiveness as I'd have hoped. E.g., he would readily bring us ice coffees or our KSMLs to our room when we asked, but if he said "be there in 20," it could be 40 or more. Now, that could be the kitchen's fault, but I'd have appreciate the heads up instead of having to ask him at 35 mins where he was. Nitpicky? Maybe, but at $2500/night, these things matter.)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3899 on: December 05, 2017, 02:34:09 AM »
For the SR MLE can anyone recommend a butler?

 From reading several TR's it seems as if there are proactive butlers as well as those that can be avoided...

We had Ismael great guy, got us everything we asked for.