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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 721091 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4040 on: January 04, 2018, 11:51:02 PM »
I stayed in an OWB and it was very nice but I disagree that it "wasn't worth going" if we hadn't stayed in one.
Originally I had booked an OWB and they offered to upgrade us to a beach villa with a pool which looked amazing. Eventually I convinced them to upgrade us to the OWB with a pool but had we stayed in the beach villa, it still would have been an amazing vacation.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4041 on: January 04, 2018, 11:52:20 PM »
Nobody is saying a Beach Villa won't be amazing.
I just wouldn't travel to one of the farthest corners of the world unless it was for an OWB. And the lack of a pool OWB is one of the reasons I haven't been to the PH MLE yet.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4042 on: January 06, 2018, 08:19:07 PM »
Anyone have Hyatt Diamond/Globalist status that is willing to help me book the PH Maldives next week would be greatly appreciated.  Plz pm me

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4043 on: January 07, 2018, 03:32:25 PM »
I guess I'll just use my own account, have Discoverist Status with them.
What's the major benefits I'm losing out on at the PH by using an account with Discoverist over globalist?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4044 on: January 09, 2018, 08:56:44 PM »
I guess I'll just use my own account, have Discoverist Status with them.
What's the major benefits I'm losing out on at the PH by using an account with Discoverist over globalist?
TIA
No (space-available) free upgrade to beach pool villa and no free breakfast.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4045 on: January 09, 2018, 10:04:56 PM »
No (space-available) free upgrade to beach pool villa and no free breakfast.
+1 They will not upgrade to Beach Villa if not Diamond.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4046 on: January 09, 2018, 10:06:01 PM »
I guess I'll just use my own account, have Discoverist Status with them.
What's the major benefits I'm losing out on at the PH by using an account with Discoverist over globalist?
TIA
Feel free to PM me with any questions regarding the PH. My wife and I enjoyed it IMMENSELY and I have no doubt you will too!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4047 on: January 09, 2018, 10:07:38 PM »
Just a few pointers from our recent trip to the PH MLE.

First of all we went with a one and a half year old baby (Gasp!!) and contrary to everyone here on DDF's opinion, we had an absolutely AMAZING time!!

Now obviously it would have been more relaxed without her, but hey, its no different than any other vacation with a child, if not better being that there aren't many activities here, just mostly relaxing at the beach.

My kid thoroughly enjoyed playing in the pool and on the beach.

Now about the OWB, I know this may get me kicked off DDF, but I fail to see the major novelty that everyone goes crazy about. Is it cool, something you can't find in too many places around the world? Yes. But personally I would rather a villa on the beach, with a private pool, under a minute walk to the Jetty with gorgeous snorkeling.

If there were more people on the island, it may make a difference to have your "private" place to go snorkeling, but being there are only 50 villas on the whole island, there are never more than 40-50 people on the island at a time, so whatever it is you feel like doing, you will never see more than 5-10 people (usually just 1 or 2 actually) there.

I was offered the OWB even though I was with a baby, as long as I signed a waiver. But after looking at it, my wife and I both said we would rather stay in our villa, as IMHO it was cooler (as in not so hot) , less buggy, and more relaxed.

I understand people are nervous to bring children as travel time is very long, but being that we went from Israel it cut travel time in half.

It would make sense however if you are going with a child to go to an island closer to Male, as the PH is really a pain to get to. (45 min plane ride + 30 min boat ride)

But the PH was absolutely stunning and the service truly impeccable, as noted in CS91 TR. I honestly cannot imagine anything nicer! I'm baffled as to why people don't view the PH as their #1 choice.

But I really can't believe that we almost didn't go because of the folk around here that think it's absolutely crazy to go with a baby.

 So for anyone thinking of going with a baby and getting nervous, just go. You'll thank me later.
Sorry for the delayed response, but this is what I was referring to when I mentioned my "mini TR"

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4048 on: January 17, 2018, 02:37:58 PM »
Sheraton Maldives
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Como Cocoa Island

Can you get kosher food from the hotel? Just trying to figure out which room rates to book, with or without bfast. TIA
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4049 on: January 17, 2018, 02:40:14 PM »
Sheraton Maldives
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Como Cocoa Island

Can you get kosher food from the hotel? Just trying to figure out which room rates to book, with or without bfast. TIA

Why only those two? If you want only a speedboat away for Male there is also a Holiday Inn to use free nights.

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« Reply #4050 on: January 17, 2018, 02:41:39 PM »
Why only those two? If you want only a speedboat away for Male there is also a Holiday Inn to use free nights.
I'm just asking for a friend, these are what he likes I guess.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4051 on: January 17, 2018, 04:01:36 PM »
I'm just asking for a friend, these are what he likes I guess.
Why go all the way to the Maldives and stay at a HI?

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« Reply #4052 on: January 17, 2018, 04:19:06 PM »
While this existential conversation is truly riveting, if anyone might have an answer to the question I'd really appreciate it :)
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« Reply #4053 on: January 17, 2018, 04:23:15 PM »
While this existential conversation is truly riveting, if anyone might have an answer to the question I'd really appreciate it :)

I don’t know if anyone actually is going to be able to help you because most of us wouldn’t  travel all the way to the Maldives and stay at these hotels...not being judgemental, just stating a fact.

Lucky, on OMAAT, did a TR of the Sheraton and you could start with that.

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« Reply #4054 on: January 17, 2018, 04:42:09 PM »
I don’t know if anyone actually is going to be able to help you because most of us wouldn’t  travel all the way to the Maldives and stay at these hotels...not being judgemental, just stating a fact.

Lucky, on OMAAT, did a TR of the Sheraton and you could start with that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4057 on: January 21, 2018, 07:03:49 PM »
So 95k for OWB is the new standard?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4059 on: January 29, 2018, 03:54:09 PM »
Kosher Food Gemach officially open in St. Regis Maldives!
When our butler brought us to our room we happened to notice in his golf cart was Shibolim spelt matzah crackers that someone had just left behind. As my husband tries to keep away from wheat this was a nice surprise.  So we decided when we left to  leave some of our extra food if anyone can use.  We left some cans of corn, Tradition soups and in the freezer double wrapped mashed potatoes from Sri Lanka Chabad.  If you can use any of the food ask as our butler Saddam who said he would keep it for a a few weeks? months?.  If you have any extra food when you leave you can give it to him to add to the food gemach.
BTW, you can ask for a specific butler and a specific room. They try to accommodate if they can. Before we went I saw that Saddam was highly recommended, especially as he is great about taking care of our kosher meals.  The only thing he is not good with is that he didn't let us know about the extra activities that they offer. Not sure if because thought wouldn't be interested or not so you need to ask him if anything extra going on (ie: exercise class, free drinks, tennis).