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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 #4980 on: December 22, 2019, 09:54:18 PM »
Not sure I understand your answer. I'm talking about paying for an upgrade. I would pay to upgrade to STR OWV or to Sunset OWV. Obviously STR is more expensive than a regular Sunset. But if you pay for Sunset you are guaranteed a Sunset. However if you pay even more for STR Suite you may or may not get the one single one on the Sunset.

So just to clarify my question is: is a guaranteed Sunset villa with the warmer pool better than a most likely non-sunset STR OWV or vice vs?

What are you looking for? privacy? space? view? 
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4981 on: December 22, 2019, 10:53:12 PM »
What are you looking for? privacy? space? view?

View is beautiful from any OWV and they are all nice and spacious for just a couple. Of course, more space is as always nice but not like we'll be cramped otherwise. What talks to me in the STR Suite is the larger pool because we like swimming and would like to do so privately. However we wouldn't be guaranteed a warm sunset pool which we would get with a Sunset OWV albeit a smaller one than STR.

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« Reply #4982 on: December 22, 2019, 11:24:43 PM »
View is beautiful from any OWV and they are all nice and spacious for just a couple. Of course, more space is as always nice but not like we'll be cramped otherwise. What talks to me in the STR Suite is the larger pool because we like swimming and would like to do so privately. However we wouldn't be guaranteed a warm sunset pool which we would get with a Sunset OWV albeit a smaller one than STR.

View- You can get a sunrise view from from non sunset but most are asleep that's why sunset is popular. Regardless I would suggest you wake early one day for sunrise, it's really quiet and beautiful, regardless of room type  walk down the wooden OW path and enjoy it.

View of ocean area is nicer from sunrise side except if you get a ocean facing villa . Non sunrise villa [and non ocean view] has a view of the island.

Pool- you can't really swim in those villa pools, they are for relaxation. Thier is just no room.

Warmth- I think its over blown. I might be wrong on this one.

Privacy- middle sunrise villas are best for privacy. If you'll pay for an upgraded villa such as SR villa at the far end of the walkway you'll get more privacy, but those are expensive. Ocean facing also has  privacy but no sunrise or sunset.

Size- If it's for 2 ppl I dont think it's worth paying more for a SR villa. They are a bit bigger and it's not like you'll need to use that extra space.

Does this answer all?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4983 on: December 23, 2019, 12:37:04 AM »
Does this answer all?

Yes, thank you very much  :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4984 on: December 23, 2019, 02:24:26 AM »
Most likely you won't get a St Regis suite regardless of side.
I inquired and was told they don't upgrade to St Regis suite and above. Now its possible but dont keep Hope's high.

 I think sunset is a better option.

We get upgraded For 2 nights to st regis suite

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« Reply #4985 on: December 23, 2019, 08:43:37 AM »
We get upgraded For 2 nights to st regis suite
Was it a 2 night stay? Was hotel oversold?
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« Reply #4986 on: December 26, 2019, 06:33:58 AM »
Was it a 2 night stay? Was hotel oversold?
Sorry I just saw your reply,

It was a 5 night stay and they gave it to us for the last 2 nights.

Hotel was almost full but I don't think overbooked.

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« Reply #4987 on: December 26, 2019, 09:57:57 AM »
Sorry I just saw your reply,

It was a 5 night stay and they gave it to us for the last 2 nights.

Hotel was almost full but I don't think overbooked.
It's very possible they needed you room or for some other reason out of the norm. My understanding was they usually dont upgrade to that room.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4988 on: December 26, 2019, 10:09:25 AM »
It's very possible they needed you room or for some other reason out of the norm. My understanding was they usually dont upgrade to that room.
I  spoke w another guest and it seems like if you push your butler they'll make it happen as best as they can.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4989 on: December 26, 2019, 11:15:13 AM »
They will upgrade to that room pretty regularly.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4990 on: December 26, 2019, 12:11:46 PM »
They will upgrade to that room pretty regularly.


To St Regis Suite from a base level?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4991 on: December 26, 2019, 02:57:57 PM »
Has anybody been to jw how does it compare to conrad sr? And one thing I'm confused about the sr map when people were showing rooms 13 -16 22-26 was that 526 ,513 or is that a different section

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4992 on: January 10, 2020, 03:40:50 PM »
Whats the deal with the westin ? Looks on par with all the nice ones and its brand new and lower points rate ....why doesn't anyone talk about it?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4993 on: January 12, 2020, 12:03:42 AM »
Also the ic maamunagau opened in September  looks really nice and available for 90k points directly into owb

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« Reply #4994 on: January 14, 2020, 12:06:35 AM »
What do I put into Myzmanim to pull up correct zmanim for STR? I put in the coordinates and nothing comes up. I can put in Male but I don't think that's the correct thing to use because they're on a different time.