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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 #4635 on: January 17, 2019, 12:38:48 PM »
The W also has a better reef than the SR.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4636 on: January 17, 2019, 12:48:38 PM »
The W also has a better reef than the SR.
Dont know if this helps but From the research I've done is that the SR has nicer accommodations as its much newer but the conrad has nicer snorkeling and scuba (better location) but I've never been to either

So, maybe I should ask the difficult question (of myself):  If we are not going to scuba and don't really care about snorkeling, is it worth it to go all the way to the Maldives, if what we are seeking is a beautiful, picturesque, isolated, luxurious, warm escape?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4637 on: January 17, 2019, 12:54:07 PM »
So, maybe I should ask the difficult question (of myself):  If we are not going to scuba and don't really care about snorkeling, is it worth it to go all the way to the Maldives, if what we are seeking is a beautiful, picturesque, isolated, luxurious, warm escape?
IMO definitely yes (again never been there!) Ill b there in a few months...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4638 on: January 17, 2019, 01:01:07 PM »
I feel like Im hijacking @Yehuda25s live TR, but hopefully this question is not too far off topic.

Planning a 5-night Maldives stay in January 2020 for our big wedding anniversary.  Must be overwater.  Would love to stay at SR but seems difficult if not impossible to find for points (60k?). However, it seems easy to get Water Villa at Conrad Rangali for 95k.

There are several very favorable TRs on the Conrad, but my sense is that SR is the gold standard.   Are they really worlds apart, or are the experiences and properties comparable?

While I haven't been to the SR, it does appear to be at the top of the list from several perspectives.  That said, I think the CR is in the top-3 and I don't think you'll go wrong...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4639 on: January 17, 2019, 01:03:17 PM »
So, maybe I should ask the difficult question (of myself):  If we are not going to scuba and don't really care about snorkeling, is it worth it to go all the way to the Maldives, if what we are seeking is a beautiful, picturesque, isolated, luxurious, warm escape?
If you don't like being in the ocean it is not worth shlepping there IMHO.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4640 on: January 17, 2019, 01:10:33 PM »
IMO definitely yes (again never been there!) Ill b there in a few months...
While I haven't been to the SR, it does appear to be at the top of the list from several perspectives.  That said, I think the CR is in the top-3 and I don't think you'll go wrong...
If you don't like being in the ocean it is not worth shlepping there IMHO.

Thank you all.  We will do some soul searching and maybe research on other threads. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4641 on: January 17, 2019, 05:04:30 PM »
I feel like Im hijacking @Yehuda25s live TR, but hopefully this question is not too far off topic.

Planning a 5-night Maldives stay in January 2020 for our big wedding anniversary.  Must be overwater.  Would love to stay at SR but seems difficult if not impossible to find for points (60k?). However, it seems easy to get Water Villa at Conrad Rangali for 95k.

There are several very favorable TRs on the Conrad, but my sense is that SR is the gold standard.   Are they really worlds apart, or are the experiences and properties comparable?
I've now went to both, so upon my return next week iy"h feel free to PM me to discuss
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4642 on: January 17, 2019, 05:05:31 PM »
1800? Thought it was more... :(
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4643 on: January 17, 2019, 05:05:42 PM »
Of course I plan on having the info I'm my TR, but IDK if that'll be ready next week
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4644 on: January 17, 2019, 07:28:53 PM »
I've now went to both, so upon my return next week iy"h feel free to PM me to discuss
Thank you. Will do.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4645 on: January 17, 2019, 07:47:11 PM »
If you don't like being in the ocean it is not worth shlepping there IMHO.
where do you suggest someone who wants the privacy but doesnt care for Ocean should go?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4646 on: January 17, 2019, 07:55:13 PM »
Thank you. Will do.
but in short both are really nice and have their pros and cons. Price equal I would give the edge to the SR due to the newer villas (though the garden and the Conrad were brand new as well) but the conrad definitely has pros vs the SR
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4647 on: January 17, 2019, 07:57:21 PM »
where do you suggest someone who wants the privacy but doesnt care for Ocean should go?
what do they care for lol
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4648 on: January 17, 2019, 08:45:15 PM »
what do they care for lol
private beach villa

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4649 on: January 17, 2019, 09:04:50 PM »
private beach villa
I would have to see a SR garden Villa to comment on that, I'll bli neder do so for you before I leave. At the Conrad we did 4 days at each
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