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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 #3465 on: January 26, 2017, 10:50:40 PM »
Noted, I will pack a sling shot.

As if you could hit the Mavic with a sling shot. Or a shot gun, for that matter.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3466 on: January 26, 2017, 10:52:04 PM »
As if you could hit the Mavic with a sling shot. Or a shot gun, for that matter.
Not to shoot the mavic. To shoot the pilot/operator. Duh!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3467 on: January 26, 2017, 11:01:19 PM »
Noted, I will pack a sling shot.

Not to shoot the mavic. To shoot the pilot/operator. Duh!

LOL

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3468 on: January 26, 2017, 11:50:53 PM »
So far I have CX J (50K AS) return flight and 3 nights Conrad Rangali (95k HH) booked for honeymoon in Sept.

I was emailed an offer for WV/SWV Upgrades $100/$200.

Thinking to continue with EK J (50K AS) outbound flight and do the SWV Upgrade.

How does that all sound so far?

Will I be utterly disappointed with the Conrad in comparison to SR and Haveli??


Any advice from you fine folks would be appreciated!!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3469 on: January 27, 2017, 01:37:58 AM »
So far I have CX J (50K AS) return flight and 3 nights Conrad Rangali (95k HH) booked for honeymoon in Sept.

I was emailed an offer for WV/SWV Upgrades $100/$200.

Thinking to continue with EK J (50K AS) outbound flight and do the SWV Upgrade.

How does that all sound so far?

Will I be utterly disappointed with the Conrad in comparison to SR and Haveli??


Any advice from you fine folks would be appreciated!!
To put things a bit in perspective, MLE is one of the prettiest places on the planet. The Conrad is a top rated resort! Are the the villas in the SR a bit more luxurious? maybe. But the notion that you would be "Utterly disappointed" is completely and utterly out of whack!!

I went to the PH which gets alot of slack around these parts, and I honestly cannot fathom any nicer (And yes I have been to many 5 star resorts..)

You will definitely enjoy the Conrad immensely, and thinking about what you may be missing at the SR and thereby dampening your vacation is a true shame.

This has been taken completely out of context. We are talking minimal differences in over the top, exorbitant luxuries!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3470 on: January 27, 2017, 01:44:09 AM »
To put things a bit in perspective, MLE is one of the prettiest places on the planet. The Conrad is a top rated resort! Are the the villas in the SR a bit more luxurious? maybe. But the notion that you would be "Utterly disappointed" is completely and utterly out of whack!!

I went to the PH which gets alot of slack around these parts, and I honestly cannot fathom any nicer (And I have been to many 5 star resorts..)

You will definitely enjoy the Conrad immensely, and thinking about what you may be missing at the SR and thereby dampening your vacation is a true shame.

Thanks for the positive vibes!

I'm guessing it won't be completely horrible. I do have somewhat of a budget, and the SR seems pretty harsh with the 22% fees everywhere.

Just confirmed EK J. JFK-CMB-MLE.

Decided to stop in Sri Lanka for 2 nights beforehand to spice things up!

Is that a good idea or will I regret not just spending the additional time at the Conrad? :o

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3471 on: January 27, 2017, 01:48:57 AM »
Thanks for the positive vibes!

I'm guessing it won't be completely horrible. I do have somewhat of a budget, and the SR seems pretty harsh with the 22% fees everywhere.

Just confirmed EK J. JFK-CMB-MLE.

Decided to stop in Sri Lanka for 2 nights beforehand to spice things up!

Is that a good idea or will I regret not just spending the additional time at the Conrad? :o
Horrible?!? It will be one of the most amazing vacations you will ever take!!

How many days do you have at the Conrad now?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3472 on: January 27, 2017, 01:53:50 AM »
3 nights.

Only EK CMB-MLE flight option is 830pm, so gonna lose a night in MLE. Then the seaplane to Conrad the next morning.

We are pretty adventurous and appreciate the path less traveled.. I figured 6 nights at Conrad would become a bit too stagnant/pricey.

I'm guessing I'm in the minority for that thought process.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3473 on: January 27, 2017, 01:58:45 AM »
3 nights.

Only EK CMB-MLE flight option is 830pm, so gonna lose a night in MLE. Then the seaplane to Conrad the next morning.

We are pretty adventurous and appreciate the path less traveled.. I figured 6 nights at Conrad would become a bit too stagnant/pricey.

I'm guessing I'm in the minority for that thought process.
I spent 4 nights there (Call me crazy, but i enjoy a normal Shabbos, with davening and normal Seudos etc.. not myself in a hotel room with Pom meals) and DW and I felt it was the perfect amount of time.

Although I should note that I flew from Israel, which cut travel time in half. Many people feel if they are traveling 20+ hours to get there, they want more time.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3474 on: January 27, 2017, 01:59:26 AM »
3 nights.

Only EK CMB-MLE flight option is 830pm, so gonna lose a night in MLE. Then the seaplane to Conrad the next morning.

We are pretty adventurous and appreciate the path less traveled.. I figured 6 nights at Conrad would become a bit too stagnant/pricey.

I'm guessing I'm in the minority for that thought process.
I flew on the longest flight in the world and spent and did 2 nights in MLE and then spent Shabbos in SIN.
No shame in that IMHO. There's no right or wrong amount of time to spend in an MLE resort.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3475 on: January 27, 2017, 02:01:28 AM »
That's comforting to hear.

Looks like I have about 7 months to be indecisive about what what I will eventually end up doing.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3476 on: January 27, 2017, 02:03:54 AM »
3 nights.

Only EK CMB-MLE flight option is 830pm, so gonna lose a night in MLE. Then the seaplane to Conrad the next morning.

We are pretty adventurous and appreciate the path less traveled.. I figured 6 nights at Conrad would become a bit too stagnant/pricey.

I'm guessing I'm in the minority for that thought process.
Drop the cmb to mle portion of your itinerary and pay for a coach ticket in the morning. You don't want to spend overnight in Male.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3477 on: January 27, 2017, 02:05:35 AM »
I was thinking about that as well.

Multiple 4500 avios options throughout day, no?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3478 on: January 27, 2017, 02:06:14 AM »
Have any DDF'ers flown a drone there yet?
FT consensus seems to be that it would be an invasion of privacy to fly one. Sounds like they might have a valid point.
Hotel doesn't allow it.

Yet the entire time we were there, the official hotel photographer had one in the air every day near the pool /beach area. Dw thinks she's gonna be famous now...:)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #3479 on: January 27, 2017, 02:07:01 AM »
I was thinking about that as well.

Multiple 4500 avios options throughout day, no?
+1 or just pay the few bucks