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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 #4740 on: May 02, 2019, 10:41:23 PM »
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/maldives-travel-advisory.html

Guessing this has to do with Sri Lanka attacks.

I was always wondering, how can an island such as St Regis defend themselves against an attack of multiple persons?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_Maldives_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat?wprov=sfla1

Imagine something of this scale on an island.

Iíd be way less worried about this on the remote islands. The terrorists would have to have boats or planes to get there and the hotel could literally see them coming.  Both the lifeguards we talked to at the Conrad seemed to be former Special Ops guys in the military. Maybe it was a coincidence that they hire Special Forces guys but it felt like to me that they doubled as security.  It would take A LOT for it to come to that at one of these island hotels (terrorist attacks seem to tend to be in places with large populations to maximize damage). Maybe itís wishful thinking on my part or my childhood growing up on military bases but Iíd be shocked if they didnít also have a lockdown plan for their guests and an weapons for their security team.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4741 on: May 02, 2019, 11:38:33 PM »
I'm not telling you to be scared.

Maldives does have a history of  an attack via boats on the main island.

I don't believe a single gun will get you to far with a well organized attack, have you ever seen a video of some ME action?

Before the Sri Lanka attacks, the general assumption was that the people on that side of the planet aren't radicalized, history has shown otherwise. When visiting the main island you see some really religious people. I'm not accusing them of anything, just saying when you have a pool of that many people there will always be fanatics.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4742 on: May 05, 2019, 12:51:58 AM »
I'm not telling you to be scared.

Maldives does have a history of  an attack via boats on the main island.

I don't believe a single gun will get you to far with a well organized attack, have you ever seen a video of some ME action?

Before the Sri Lanka attacks, the general assumption was that the people on that side of the planet aren't radicalized, history has shown otherwise. When visiting the main island you see some really religious people. I'm not accusing them of anything, just saying when you have a pool of that many people there will always be fanatics.

Iím not disagreeing with you about fanatics at all.  If you read upthread Iíve posted about how Iíd rather not go to the Maldives than to have to spend the night in Male. The Maldives actually had the highest per capita number of ISIS recruits of any country in the world! I didnít feel totally comfortable in the airport either (although I didnít feel unsafe per se).  I guess my thing is the logistics of attacking an island that takes a seaplane to get to (I think resorts that are a boat ride from Male would probably be an easier target) and that people assume these resorts are totally unprepared for a terrorist action but on every other level they seem to run like a mini-city and it seems like theyíd have their own security forces embedded in the island level infrastructure as well. 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4743 on: May 05, 2019, 06:25:18 AM »
Iím not disagreeing with you about fanatics at all.  If you read upthread Iíve posted about how Iíd rather not go to the Maldives than to have to spend the night in Male. The Maldives actually had the highest per capita number of ISIS recruits of any country in the world! I didnít feel totally comfortable in the airport either (although I didnít feel unsafe per se).  I guess my thing is the logistics of attacking an island that takes a seaplane to get to (I think resorts that are a boat ride from Male would probably be an easier target) and that people assume these resorts are totally unprepared for a terrorist action but on every other level they seem to run like a mini-city and it seems like theyíd have their own security forces embedded in the island level infrastructure as well.
not to mention that the terrorists probably make a lot of $ from the tourism and wouldnít want to cut that out

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4744 on: May 05, 2019, 09:03:06 AM »
not to mention that the terrorists probably make a lot of $ from the tourism and wouldnít want to cut that out
Since when has that deterred terror?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4745 on: May 05, 2019, 09:20:43 AM »
Since when has that deterred terror?
in their own countries? I think itís a deterrent but Iím just using my head I donít have facts or numbers to back it up

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4746 on: May 05, 2019, 10:25:43 AM »
Since when has that deterred terror?
Sri Lanka was attacked by their own residents.

Hotels cancellation is up 70% and beaches are all empty, do a simple search, and yet they were attacked. Think of it as מאה שערים, the people living there don't want tourists and occasionally attack tourists that dont line up with them.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4747 on: May 05, 2019, 10:02:54 PM »
Sri Lanka was attacked by their own residents.

Hotels cancellation is up 70% and beaches are all empty, do a simple search, and yet they were attacked. Think of it as מאה שערים, the people living there don't want tourists and occasionally attack tourists that dont line up with them.

Again, not defending the government or safety of the Maldives but Sri Lanka is apples to oranges. It is only 10% muslim concentration in a couple small geographic areas within the country.  They seem to want to hit their ďoppressiveĒ Buddhist and Christian government. The Sri Lankan Muslims probably care as much about hotel cancellations as the Palestinians in Gaza care about cancellations in Tel Aviv.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4748 on: May 31, 2019, 07:51:55 AM »
Is anyone planning to go to the WA Maldives? Apparently the 30 minutes transfer costs by boat are very high.

https://onemileatatime.com/waldorf-astoria-maldives-updates/
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4749 on: May 31, 2019, 07:56:43 AM »
Is anyone planning to go to the WA Maldives? Apparently the 30 minutes transfer costs by boat are very high.

https://onemileatatime.com/waldorf-astoria-maldives-updates/
Wow. That kinda ruins the excitment of a cheaper transfer to a hotel. That's not much better than the SR.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4750 on: May 31, 2019, 07:58:03 AM »
Maybe they want to put high barriers of entry... literally 😏
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4751 on: May 31, 2019, 08:48:20 AM »
I got my dispute accepted. $370+taxes/round trip.
Just a simple email to MLEON.RSVN@waldorfastoria.com. They responded within minutes.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4752 on: May 31, 2019, 10:09:58 AM »
I have a stay at the Angsana Valvaru early July in their massive 2 floor villa based for cheap. Anyone interested in taking it over from me? I think I'm going to stay in STR over it. I'm considering splitting my time and hiring a boat to travel the 10 or so minutes between islands.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4753 on: June 02, 2019, 05:21:06 AM »
Any points hotel have base rooms that can accommodate 4 adults and 2 kids? Not OWB obviously.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4754 on: June 02, 2019, 11:38:04 PM »
Any points hotel have base rooms that can accommodate 4 adults and 2 kids? Not OWB obviously.

Not that Iím aware of but can book the Conrad into a OWV as a base room and then ask them the upgrade fee for the family or spa owv suites.  It might be reasonable. Those two options are the exact same layout but the spa suite can often be way cheaper. The second room in that one has two massage tables they put in but instead just ask for rollaways in their place.