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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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Park Hyatt MLE + Diamond Suite Upgrade gets you nothing as all are considered suites. -AJK



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 #4935 on: October 27, 2019, 01:27:00 PM »
Did those of you who brought along frozen meals (such as from Pomegranate) have an issue bringing in beef entrees if it was clearly labeled as beef?
Unless your beef is porn, pork, or alcohol, you won't have an issue.
And drugs are illegal.

Feel free to Google the Maldives government site. You can bring in Meals. The items that are illegal are quite limited.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4936 on: October 27, 2019, 01:29:14 PM »
I found ski bobbing to be cool as well.

Combination of snorkeling and jetskiing (YouTube it).

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4937 on: October 27, 2019, 03:01:59 PM »
Donít recall having any issues.
Unless your beef is porn, pork, or alcohol, you won't have an issue.
Thanks.

I know alcohol is a big no no which is a real shame but too bad. You either go without or shell out the big money.

I found ski bobbing to be cool as well.

Combination of snorkeling and jetskiing (YouTube it).

This sounds really cool!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4938 on: October 27, 2019, 03:05:41 PM »
I found ski bobbing to be cool as well.

Combination of snorkeling and jetskiing (YouTube it).
Seabobbing?
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 #4939 on: October 27, 2019, 03:28:03 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4940 on: November 16, 2019, 01:37:43 PM »
Just came back from the st Regis a few weeks ago.

Our butler was Tom and was amazing, Nadeeb left and Tom was trained in by him.

It seems they started charging $35++ to warm up your kosher meals. They charged once for lunch and then dinner. It was $35++ even though we heated up for 2 portions.

They will be starting to bring in kosher meals shortly, I donít have more details but our Butler was very excited to tell me.

Snorkeling wasnít too great at the resort, but the scuba diving was really good.

Random note they only have 4 garden villas and the pools are more private then the beach villas.

I was at the Conrad Maldives about 3 years ago in a base room.

To compare a little

1) owb is extremely overrated over a regular villa.

2) the Conrad is significantly larger, they also have 3 islands as oppose to 1 of the st Regis (although 1 is for staff only).

3) I felt that at the st Regis all the beach villas and 2 bedroom villas were extremely close to each other and didnít give so much privacy, and to a lesser extent the base owb as well, compared to the Conrad which being in a base room was excellent privacy and the next step up is a room with a pool that is fully private.

4) diamond status by Hilton is treated higher then a platinum member by Marriot, although I wasnít diamond at the time of the stay.

5) The st Regis rooms were definitely nicer and fancier although I believe the Conrad has been updated since our stay.


6) Both hotels know about kosher and are very accommodating.

7) The reef at the Conrad is significantly better then the st Regis.

8) Both have butler service, however the ability to watsapp your butler at the st Regis is unbelievable!

9) This might sound funny but I found that at the st Regis is wasnít as unique as the Conrad in regards that at the Conrad there are no other islands in sight vs the St Regis is surrounded by other local islands.

Bottom line, the St Regis is definitely more luxurious, however the Conrad is no slouch and now with the points rates at the St Regis vs the Conrad, the value is at the Conrad is much higher and easier to attain in my opinion.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4941 on: November 17, 2019, 09:02:57 PM »
Just came back from the st Regis a few weeks ago.

Our butler was Tom and was amazing, Nadeeb left and Tom was trained in by him.

It seems they started charging $35++ to warm up your kosher meals. They charged once for lunch and then dinner. It was $35++ even though we heated up for 2 portions.

They will be starting to bring in kosher meals shortly, I donít have more details but our Butler was very excited to tell me.

Snorkeling wasnít too great at the resort, but the scuba diving was really good.

Random note they only have 4 garden villas and the pools are more private then the beach villas.

I was at the Conrad Maldives about 3 years ago in a base room.

To compare a little

1) owb is extremely overrated over a regular villa.

2) the Conrad is significantly larger, they also have 3 islands as oppose to 1 of the st Regis (although 1 is for staff only).

3) I felt that at the st Regis all the beach villas and 2 bedroom villas were extremely close to each other and didnít give so much privacy, and to a lesser extent the base owb as well, compared to the Conrad which being in a base room was excellent privacy and the next step up is a room with a pool that is fully private.

4) diamond status by Hilton is treated higher then a platinum member by Marriot, although I wasnít diamond at the time of the stay.

5) The st Regis rooms were definitely nicer and fancier although I believe the Conrad has been updated since our stay.


6) Both hotels know about kosher and are very accommodating.

7) The reef at the Conrad is significantly better then the st Regis.

8) Both have butler service, however the ability to watsapp your butler at the st Regis is unbelievable!

9) This might sound funny but I found that at the st Regis is wasnít as unique as the Conrad in regards that at the Conrad there are no other islands in sight vs the St Regis is surrounded by other local islands.

Bottom line, the St Regis is definitely more luxurious, however the Conrad is no slouch and now with the points rates at the St Regis vs the Conrad, the value is at the Conrad is much higher and easier to attain in my opinion.

Thanks so much. This direct comparison is really helpful!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4942 on: November 26, 2019, 03:25:36 PM »
Seabobbing?
did it when i was there its really epic u can dive down 30 40 feet without having any free dive experience, you gotta have a really good set of snorkeling gear
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4943 on: November 26, 2019, 03:27:18 PM »
You did 30-40 feet? When I did 10 i really felt the pressure - canít imagine 40. But I was going fast

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« Reply #4944 on: November 26, 2019, 03:27:54 PM »
Just came back from the st Regis a few weeks ago.

Our butler was Tom and was amazing, Nadeeb left and Tom was trained in by him.

It seems they started charging $35++ to warm up your kosher meals. They charged once for lunch and then dinner. It was $35++ even though we heated up for 2 portions.

They will be starting to bring in kosher meals shortly, I donít have more details but our Butler was very excited to tell me.

Snorkeling wasnít too great at the resort, but the scuba diving was really good.

Random note they only have 4 garden villas and the pools are more private then the beach villas.

I was at the Conrad Maldives about 3 years ago in a base room.

To compare a little

1) owb is extremely overrated over a regular villa.

2) the Conrad is significantly larger, they also have 3 islands as oppose to 1 of the st Regis (although 1 is for staff only).

3) I felt that at the st Regis all the beach villas and 2 bedroom villas were extremely close to each other and didnít give so much privacy, and to a lesser extent the base owb as well, compared to the Conrad which being in a base room was excellent privacy and the next step up is a room with a pool that is fully private.

4) diamond status by Hilton is treated higher then a platinum member by Marriot, although I wasnít diamond at the time of the stay.

5) The st Regis rooms were definitely nicer and fancier although I believe the Conrad has been updated since our stay.


6) Both hotels know about kosher and are very accommodating.

7) The reef at the Conrad is significantly better then the st Regis.

8) Both have butler service, however the ability to watsapp your butler at the st Regis is unbelievable!

9) This might sound funny but I found that at the st Regis is wasnít as unique as the Conrad in regards that at the Conrad there are no other islands in sight vs the St Regis is surrounded by other local islands.

Bottom line, the St Regis is definitely more luxurious, however the Conrad is no slouch and now with the points rates at the St Regis vs the Conrad, the value is at the Conrad is much higher and easier to attain in my opinion.
is conrad the one with the under water restaurant?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4945 on: November 26, 2019, 03:27:56 PM »
And you only need good goggles. Donít really need snorkeling gear...

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« Reply #4946 on: November 26, 2019, 03:28:42 PM »
You did 30-40 feet? When I did 10 i really felt the pressure - canít imagine 40. But I was going fast
i have same issue, my wife and our guide did i have some insane footage (somewhere ;D)
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« Reply #4947 on: November 26, 2019, 03:29:56 PM »
And you only need good goggles. Donít really need snorkeling gear...
ye ye eyes and nose mine kept leaking
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4948 on: November 26, 2019, 03:53:50 PM »
is conrad the one with the under water restaurant?
Yes

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4949 on: November 27, 2019, 01:19:54 AM »
I found on Marriott.com  that there is an option for alternate transportation to the jw via ďTrans Maldivian Airways; reservation requiredĒ but then it just gives you a link to the website of that airline but there doesnít seem to be a search flights option on that website. Does anyone know what airport is the one at or near the jw? I did see mention of them building a new airport earlier on this thread. I also found on frequentmiler mention of alternative option is 30 min domestic flight plus transfer by luxury speedboat but no idea where to start . Any info?