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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 1128013 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3340 on: January 24, 2017, 11:50:10 AM »
To be fair if you trust a fine in America works, in Muslim countries it's probably the death penalty or something...

Is all Halal milk necessarily kosher?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3341 on: January 24, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »
Is all Halal milk necessarily kosher?
No.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3343 on: January 24, 2017, 08:40:55 PM »
No http://sprudge.com/dubai-camel-milk-cappuccinos-a-favorable-alternative-to-cow-42941.html
Was going to say, there are places that serve their beverages and pastries made with camel milk in the mall. Though they advertise it like it's something special, I wouldn't trust that everything is cow milk.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3344 on: January 24, 2017, 11:19:58 PM »
This is not the hechsher thread and not everyone keeps cholov yisroel and not everyone that posts on DDF is Jewish etc..

+1!

On a separate note I haven't be online in a couple days and now it's a few pages back but CZ60 and Chuchem are you guys basically saying that at the SR if you want a unit that is much more private and no one can see on your balcony then you are trading for sun and your unit's balcony will be in the shade almost all day?  Wasn't sure if I misunderstood.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3345 on: January 24, 2017, 11:23:57 PM »
+1!

On a separate note I haven't be online in a couple days and now it's a few pages back but CZ60 and Chuchem are you guys basically saying that at the SR if you want a unit that is much more private and no one can see on your balcony then you are trading for sun and your unit's balcony will be in the shade almost all day?  Wasn't sure if I misunderstood.
Exactly right unless you can get villa 519

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3346 on: January 24, 2017, 11:51:44 PM »
Exactly right unless you can get villa 519

Wow, that sucks but thanks for the info.  I think the privacy issue would be a deal breaker for me.  I'm curious to know how your wives felt (and I don't want to start a whole halachic argument like about the food) because bottom line is everyone has different comfort levels and I'm really just curious how they felt because one of my main draws over BOB or other places was getting the OWV and beautiful views without having to wear a tichel and frummie burquini on my own deck...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3347 on: January 24, 2017, 11:58:47 PM »
Wow, that sucks but thanks for the info.  I think the privacy issue would be a deal breaker for me.  I'm curious to know how your wives felt (and I don't want to start a whole halachic argument like about the food) because bottom line is everyone has different comfort levels and I'm really just curious how they felt because one of my main draws over BOB or other places was getting the OWV and beautiful views without having to wear a tichel and frummie burquini on my own deck...
For the east side villas, you'll have issues. For the most part, if anyone was on their deck and wanted to peek, they would be able to if you were on the outer half of your deck towards the water (the deck is huge- first half closet to room has a table with two chairs and the pool. Second half, closer to water, has 2 lounge chairs, and 1 Giant lounge chair- my personal favorite- with steps and a ladder down to the ocean) . Inner half, mostly fine, maybe some soft spots at the edges. If you can get a sunset villa, it would help but the better snorkeling is on that side so you might (probably wont) get a few snorkelers. North side is completely private but the sun issue killed it for me so we moved.

Hope that helped

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3348 on: January 25, 2017, 09:10:19 AM »
For the east side villas, you'll have issues. For the most part, if anyone was on their deck and wanted to peek, they would be able to if you were on the outer half of your deck towards the water (the deck is huge- first half closet to room has a table with two chairs and the pool. Second half, closer to water, has 2 lounge chairs, and 1 Giant lounge chair- my personal favorite- with steps and a ladder down to the ocean) . Inner half, mostly fine, maybe some soft spots at the edges. If you can get a sunset villa, it would help but the better snorkeling is on that side so you might (probably wont) get a few snorkelers. North side is completely private but the sun issue killed it for me so we moved.

Hope that helped

Yes, super helpful info!  I'd totally rather have privacy and be in the shade! ;)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3349 on: January 25, 2017, 09:22:28 AM »
Yes, super helpful info!  I'd totally rather have privacy and be in the shade! ;)
you can do that at home. No reason to shlep to the other side of the world.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3350 on: January 25, 2017, 09:27:17 AM »
Gotta say, the W is sounding much better than this place.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3351 on: January 25, 2017, 09:32:32 AM »
Gotta say, the W is sounding much better than this place.
For curiosity purposes, can you elaborate what makes you say that?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3352 on: January 25, 2017, 09:38:23 AM »
Had privacy with private pool with sun, amazing coral reef and sealife, free minibars with snacks and drinks across the island, etc.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3353 on: January 25, 2017, 09:40:09 AM »
Had privacy with private pool with sun, amazing coral reef and sealife, free minibars with snacks and drinks across the island, etc.

Fair enough. I need to start working on rebuilding my spg balance. I know where I'm going next  ;)

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« Reply #3354 on: January 25, 2017, 09:41:16 AM »
Had privacy with private pool with sun, amazing coral reef and sealife, free minibars with snacks and drinks across the island, etc.
yes but how many points did the W set you back and how much did you have to pay for the OWB? The real reason why everyone is going here is for the good price in the OWB

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3355 on: January 25, 2017, 09:46:34 AM »
Here at YehudaDeals we only do A+ which makes everything basically free.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3356 on: January 25, 2017, 09:50:36 AM »
Other than the airline product, still see zero reason to go to the Maldives over BOB if you live in the US

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3357 on: January 25, 2017, 09:52:13 AM »
Other than the airline product, still see zero reason to go to the Maldives over BOB if you live in the US

Amen, though the diving is also considerably better in MLE.

While we're excited for EY Apt, PH AUH, SR MLE, CX F, now that we've done BOB, MLE doesn't seem to measure up.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3358 on: January 25, 2017, 09:54:14 AM »
Other than the airline product, still see zero reason to go to the Maldives over BOB if you live in the US
Or just go to both

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3359 on: January 25, 2017, 09:56:48 AM »
yes but how many points did the W set you back and how much did you have to pay for the OWB? The real reason why everyone is going here is for the good price in the OWB

Exactly.

IIRC, Dan paid like $1000-1100 per night in MLE at W.  This stay is about $450/night.
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