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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

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5824 on: January 26, 2022, 04:19:40 AM »
Stayed in banyan tree once- Coolest most amazing place I've ever been!
But now I'm looking for the "villa in the middle of water " chill.
Not sure if they have that in Mexico? Do they?
https://www.karismahotels.com/el-dorado-spa-resorts/palafitos-overwater-bungalows

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5825 on: January 26, 2022, 01:33:06 PM »
Thanks for all the info! I will check these out.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5826 on: January 26, 2022, 01:44:26 PM »
Here's my question.
Is there anywhere closer than the Maldives where you can find the same hotel style rooms that are sitting in the water with privacy in front of your villa??
19 hours flying time from NY is quite the trip!
Thnx!!

GIYF. there are a bunch of places in Caribbean/Mexico area that offer over-water bungalows. what i dont know is whether or not any of them accept points.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5827 on: January 30, 2022, 01:39:18 PM »
Starting my research again...... >:(
1) Conrad has availability for 95K for beach villa, If I understood from the wiki I can book and for $200 (approx) get confirmed OWB?
2) Can I use free night certs for booking and then pay upgrade or wont work?
3) if Arriving on 3PM flight, enough item to make sea plane? (Website states, "Guests arriving on Malé international flights between 6am and 4 pm may transfer by seaplane.")


Thank You
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5828 on: January 30, 2022, 07:09:41 PM »
Starting my research again...... >:(
1) Conrad has availability for 95K for beach villa, If I understood from the wiki I can book and for $200 (approx) get confirmed OWB?
2) Can I use free night certs for booking and then pay upgrade or wont work?
3) if Arriving on 3PM flight, enough item to make sea plane? (Website states, "Guests arriving on Malé international flights between 6am and 4 pm may transfer by seaplane.")


Thank You
Bump! (looking to book asap)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5829 on: January 30, 2022, 07:52:07 PM »
Starting my research again...... >:(
1) Conrad has availability for 95K for beach villa, If I understood from the wiki I can book and for $200 (approx) get confirmed OWB?
2) Can I use free night certs for booking and then pay upgrade or wont work?
3) if Arriving on 3PM flight, enough item to make sea plane? (Website states, "Guests arriving on Malé international flights between 6am and 4 pm may transfer by seaplane.")


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1) I don't know offhand their upgrade charge, but call them..


2)same as #1? As long as the upgraded room is available they'll happily put you there for a fee..

3) generally it depends on the arrival time, even if delay a bit it's fine, but if some sort of serious delay happens you'll be sleeping in male overnight (I wouldn't not land at 3pm for that reason, most of the time it's a non issue)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5830 on: January 30, 2022, 08:28:27 PM »
TY!
Sunrise water Villa is Over the water?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5831 on: January 30, 2022, 11:44:10 PM »
Starting my research again...... >:(
1) Conrad has availability for 95K for beach villa, If I understood from the wiki I can book and for $200 (approx) get confirmed OWB?
2) Can I use free night certs for booking and then pay upgrade or wont work?
3) if Arriving on 3PM flight, enough item to make sea plane? (Website states, "Guests arriving on Malé international flights between 6am and 4 pm may transfer by seaplane.")


Thank You
Look at the dedicated wiki on FT. It's very detailed with all the information you need about upgrade cost to each different room type, transfer times and room description

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5832 on: February 01, 2022, 09:01:11 PM »
Has anyone stayed in the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru over Shabbos?
I try to sound as intelligent as possible.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5833 on: February 02, 2022, 03:25:49 PM »
Conrad: Any issues with bringing in frozen kosher food?  DO they check suitcases? (cooler bag)

Do they have 110 outlets for warmer or need converter?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5834 on: February 02, 2022, 03:48:07 PM »
TY!
Sunrise water Villa is Over the water?
if i understood right from FT it's overwater but no private pool only a jacuzzi

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5835 on: February 02, 2022, 03:50:52 PM »
Conrad: Any issues with bringing in frozen kosher food?  DO they check suitcases? (cooler bag)

Do they have 110 outlets for warmer or need converter?
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i Emailed them last week and they confirmed that they can heat up meals

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5836 on: February 02, 2022, 04:27:09 PM »
Do hot logic mini

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5837 on: February 02, 2022, 05:27:28 PM »
Do hot logic mini
Thats what I plan on doing:). Do I need converter? And do u know if rooms have small fridge?
Do the hotels provide free snorkel equipment? As i dont want to shlep…
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5838 on: February 02, 2022, 06:20:57 PM »
Thats what I plan on doing:). Do I need converter? And do u know if rooms have small fridge?
Do the hotels provide free snorkel equipment? As i dont want to shlep…
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i went to wa don’t know Conrad but definitely need a converter

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5839 on: February 08, 2022, 11:46:43 PM »
Planning a trip and interested in people's thoughts about the Radisson Blu vs WA. I can stay with Radisson points or I can buy Hilton points for the WA. I don't know much about the Radisson but it is new and looks decent. Would the difference between the 2 make it worth it to shell out money for the WA?

Oh, and has anyone stayed at the Radisson and can report on how it was? There's not much out there in terms of reviews.