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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 #3960 on: December 21, 2017, 12:07:07 AM »
FYI the conrad is very strict in not allowing drones. Somehow they found out i had one (maybe saw in my luggage?) and warned me not to use it.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3961 on: December 24, 2017, 04:04:13 AM »
Problem with the Conrad is that snorkeling off your villa is virtually non existent. Pretty much no underwater life save for the one or two fish that got lost. House reef is on the other island.

But on the flip side, it means you have total privacy

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3962 on: December 25, 2017, 10:40:21 PM »
Problem with the Conrad is that snorkeling off your villa is virtually non existent. Pretty much no underwater life save for the one or two fish that got lost. House reef is on the other island.

But on the flip side, it means you have total privacy

+1...you nailed it. It personally was a positive for me and made me feel so much better knowing people werenít popping into the water to snorkel by the units. From my perspective, if Iíve got to put on the dreaded frum suit and oh so comfortable and appealing swim cap to go snorkel, really who cares if I also have to take a 3 minute golf cart ride to another island to get to their awesome house reef (where I DID see awesome sea life)!  :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3963 on: December 26, 2017, 01:35:04 PM »
+1...you nailed it. It personally was a positive for me and made me feel so much better knowing people werenít popping into the water to snorkel by the units. From my perspective, if Iíve got to put on the dreaded frum suit and oh so comfortable and appealing swim cap to go snorkel, really who cares if I also have to take a 3 minute golf cart ride to another island to get to their awesome house reef (where I DID see awesome sea life)!  :P
3 minute? lol
More like 15-20

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3964 on: December 26, 2017, 07:59:01 PM »
Is it still possible to find anything a Feb trip?
I would do it as NYC-TLV-MLE-NYC

My question is, should I bother reading this thread!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3965 on: December 26, 2017, 08:02:34 PM »
Is it still possible to find anything a Feb trip?
I would do it as NYC-TLV-MLE-NYC

My question is, should I bother reading this thread!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3966 on: December 26, 2017, 09:06:16 PM »
Sure, if your flex.
Aren't you the grammar police?  :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3967 on: December 26, 2017, 09:18:13 PM »
Aren't you the grammar police?  :)

Sorry, "Sure, if ur flex."
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3968 on: December 26, 2017, 09:26:27 PM »
FYI the conrad is very strict in not allowing drones. Somehow they found out i had one (maybe saw in my luggage?) and warned me not to use it.

As for SR although they make it known that drones are not allowed. I was able to fly it out a couple times no problem. One of the employees even flew out their drone to take photos of one of the events.

Problem with the Conrad is that snorkeling off your villa is virtually non existent. Pretty much no underwater life save for the one or two fish that got lost. House reef is on the other island.

But on the flip side, it means you have total privacy

Just left the Maldives and was truly amazing to be able to jump off the villa and snorkel around. Everything there was absolutely stunning and although I have not been to any other resorts in the Maldives I donít regret spending 234k SPG points at all on this place. Was initially worried that 5 nights would be too much but definitely could have stayed there for longer and not been bored. Massive TR will be coming in the next couple weeks.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3969 on: December 26, 2017, 09:41:40 PM »
That is a lot of SPG for 5 nights

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3970 on: December 26, 2017, 09:46:41 PM »
That is a lot of SPG for 5 nights

Earn and burn. No point in holding the points in my account... Although, I guess I could have used it for several trips around the world. But, then again already replenished my stash nearly two times over and glad I ended up going through with it and  staying there.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3971 on: December 26, 2017, 10:29:14 PM »
3 minute? lol
More like 15-20

Itís two teeny islands...didnít take me 15 minutes to walk there....and tip the dude, heíll drive fast!  ;D

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3972 on: December 26, 2017, 10:32:26 PM »
Earn and burn. No point in holding the points in my account... Although, I guess I could have used it for several trips around the world. But, then again already replenished my stash nearly two times over and glad I ended up going through with it and  staying there.

Itís a little OT but most importantly I wanna know how you get 500k spg so fast!  :P

I earn HHonors at 12ppd and spend a ton on my business so can rack up quickly but if you are spending that much, wouldnít you maybe be even better off putting it on a Chase Ink or Reserve with the some bonus categories?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3973 on: December 26, 2017, 11:01:42 PM »
Itís a little OT but most importantly I wanna know how you get 500k spg so fast!  :P

I earn HHonors at 12ppd and spend a ton on my business so can rack up quickly but if you are spending that much, wouldnít you maybe be even better off putting it on a Chase Ink or Reserve with the some bonus categories?
Same here.It is not easy for me to accumulate 500K SPG points since I put spend on several cards through business expenses and personal spend, I have over 500k SPG points, but took me 2 years  :)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3974 on: December 27, 2017, 03:16:18 PM »
Just left the Maldives and was truly amazing to be able to jump off the villa and snorkel around. Everything there was absolutely stunning and although I have not been to any other resorts in the Maldives I donít regret spending 234k SPG points at all on this place. Was initially worried that 5 nights would be too much but definitely could have stayed there for longer and not been bored. Massive TR will be coming in the next couple weeks.
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interesting, im a little nervous that I wont be able to fill all my time there for a 6 night stay?
is there really that much to do? how expensive is it, being as they can charge whatever the heck they want?
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