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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 1131392 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5720 on: July 08, 2021, 02:32:31 PM »
how mamy days is the minimum worth the trip? can it be done with a sunday evening flight and back thursday night/friday morning?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5721 on: July 08, 2021, 02:38:54 PM »
how mamy days is the minimum worth the trip? can it be done with a sunday evening flight and back thursday night/friday morning?
A sunday evening flight wont get in until Tuesday morning so thurday evening means 2 nights and only one full real day.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5722 on: July 08, 2021, 03:32:52 PM »
how mamy days is the minimum worth the trip? can it be done with a sunday evening flight and back thursday night/friday morning?

No.

Although @Dan did some ridiculous 48 hours trip to MLE way back when. Emphasis on ridiculous.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5723 on: July 08, 2021, 03:35:42 PM »
No.

Although @Dan did some fantastic 48 hours trip to MLE way back when. Emphasis on fantastic .
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5724 on: July 12, 2021, 04:29:16 AM »
What did you decide on?

Went to WA for 4 nights was beyond amazing. Lives up to the hype.
Very accommodating to kosher. They packed us up a huge bag of fruits and veggies and freshly squeezed juice every morning.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5725 on: July 12, 2021, 04:33:46 AM »
how mamy days is the minimum worth the trip? can it be done with a sunday evening flight and back thursday night/friday morning?

Depends where you are going from?
I went this past week from Israel. Lefts motzie shabbos 12:35 am got to resort Sunday 4:30ish pm
And flew out thurs 4:30 pm landing in TLV 11:30 pm. For me that was worth it.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5726 on: July 12, 2021, 04:38:20 AM »
Went to WA for 4 nights was beyond amazing. Lives up to the hype.
Very accommodating to kosher. They packed us up a huge bag of fruits and veggies and freshly squeezed juice every morning.
You found last minute availability at the WA?



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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5727 on: July 12, 2021, 06:11:02 AM »
You found last minute availability at the WA?

Yes Bh. Thatís what I wanted since I had the points and have diamond status.  Booked SR originally.
Must have been a last minute cancellation.  Occupancy was between 95 and 100% during our stay

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5728 on: July 12, 2021, 06:18:26 AM »
Yes Bh. Thatís what I wanted since I had the points and have diamond status.  Booked SR originally.
Must have been a last minute cancellation.  Occupancy was between 95 and 100% during our stay
Impressive

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5729 on: July 12, 2021, 07:20:17 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5730 on: July 12, 2021, 04:54:48 PM »
Any1 ever do night snorkeling? Worth it?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5731 on: July 14, 2021, 08:08:50 AM »
Yes Bh. Thatís what I wanted since I had the points and have diamond status.  Booked SR originally.
Must have been a last minute cancellation.  Occupancy was between 95 and 100% during our stay
What flight did you take?
Are you on a student visa? did you have trouble flying back to TLV?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5732 on: July 14, 2021, 08:09:48 AM »
Any1 ever do night snorkeling? Worth it?
@israshot , didn't you?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5734 on: July 14, 2021, 08:20:29 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5735 on: July 15, 2021, 12:59:03 AM »
What are some nice options for Shabbos around Maldives in the summer besides for Dubai ? ( Non vaccinated ) traveling from NYC

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5736 on: July 15, 2021, 10:02:13 AM »
I think Sri Lanka may be the closest option, don't know their Covid rules or situation. I believe Thailand is only open to vaccinated tourists, and I certainly wouldn't go anywhere near India if you're not vaccinated.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5737 on: July 15, 2021, 10:05:09 AM »
I think Sri Lanka may be the closest option, don't know their Covid rules or situation. I believe Thailand is only open to vaccinated tourists, and I certainly wouldn't go anywhere near India if you're not vaccinated.
The Maldives also has a ton of rules if your coming from other places so make sure to check it up

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5738 on: July 16, 2021, 06:56:31 AM »
Was night better than day?
I believe it's on my TR.

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« Reply #5739 on: July 16, 2021, 07:03:08 AM »