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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 684215 times)

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Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4220 on: October 15, 2018, 06:00:52 PM »
To follow up on this: I picked a random day in July (7/9) and looked back 10 years at the historical weather in Male.

July 9:
2009: Sunny
2010: Rainy (1.3 inches)
2011: Sunny
2012: A few showers (.2 inches)
2013: Showers (.5 inches)
2014: Rainy (.9 inches)
2015: Sunny
2016: Some showers (.1 inches)
2017: Showers (.3 inches)
2018: Sunny


August 9:
2009: Rainy (.9 inches)
2010: Rainy (.8 inches)
2011: Some showers (.1 inches)
2012: Some showers (.1 inches)
2013: Sunny
2014: Sunny
2015: Some showers (.1 inches)
2016: Some showers (.1 inches)
2017: Sunny
2018: Showers (.2 inches)

Great data. 
We had been planning on January 2020 for our 25th Anniv trip, but summer would be easier to schedule.  Thanks for this helpful conversation.

Shame this deal doesn’t work past February. 
 

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4221 on: October 15, 2018, 06:09:05 PM »
Some nights are showing less than $300, I saw for $290 a night.

For the top room? I saw lower rooms for $200.

Any by the way, earlier is available too. I won't be giong, but I just booked thanksgiving week for example

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4222 on: October 15, 2018, 06:13:23 PM »
IINM this place is on the same atoll as the STR
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4223 on: October 15, 2018, 06:15:50 PM »
IINM this place is on the same atoll as the STR
Why are people saying this? Park Hyatt or Conrad maybe, but str?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4224 on: October 15, 2018, 06:20:08 PM »
Why are people saying this? Park Hyatt or Conrad maybe, but str?
It's in the same group of islands. Not sure how to best describe it.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4225 on: October 15, 2018, 06:20:08 PM »
Interesting.

When I was looking for places in the Maldives for last summer, I saw the over water rooms for about $250 a night. When I finally wanted to book, it had gone up to around $900 a night. I tried getting cute and opening an old cached web page with the old price and clicked on book. I ended up being charged around $3600 for the 4 night stay.

I tried calling a million times to get them to allow me to cancel and got nowhere. Baruch Hashem, they messed up the listing on Orbitz (which is what I used since they gave another 15% off with a coupon code) and the room description said 28,000 ft instead of 2,800.
I managed to claim that the description was mistakenly misleading since the room is much smaller then posted on Orbitz and finally was able to cancel my non refundable room for free.

Ended up going to the Dhigalli and got upgraded to an OWV with a private pool all for about $230 a night.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4226 on: October 15, 2018, 06:20:45 PM »
It's in the same group of islands. Not sure how to best describe it.

Oh. Makes sense

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4227 on: October 15, 2018, 06:21:46 PM »
Chances of this being honored at this point: near 0.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4228 on: October 15, 2018, 06:24:27 PM »
Chances of this being honored at this point: near 0.
Well if they are too incompetent to fix this, they may just let it slide too. Also, I think many were afraid to book
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4229 on: October 15, 2018, 06:49:08 PM »
Chances of this being honored at this point: near 0.
says who?
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4230 on: October 15, 2018, 06:52:59 PM »
Are we positive this was even a mistake?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4231 on: October 15, 2018, 06:59:58 PM »


I picked a random day in July (7/9) and looked back 10 years at the historical weather in Male.
But is this data meaningful for this particular resort island?
Risk is opportunity

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4232 on: October 15, 2018, 07:00:08 PM »
says who?
The amount of revenue loss they’ll get compared to their size and negative publicity of honored. I booked in case but I’d be surprised if this were honored

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4233 on: October 15, 2018, 07:00:48 PM »
But is this data meaningful for this particular resort island?
Only somewhat. There’s nothing better though since they don’t report weather.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4234 on: October 15, 2018, 07:04:02 PM »
Only somewhat. There’s nothing better though since they don’t report weather.
My apologies for throwing ASOP 23 at you :)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4235 on: October 15, 2018, 08:03:19 PM »
I have booked 6 nights at the Conrad in a standard OWV but am considering doing this (Angsana Velavaru) instead and staying in the In-Ocean Sanctuary Pool Villa. I will only be traveling with my wife, so while the extra space of the sanctuary pool villa would be nice, it isn't completely necessary. While Hilton status helps at the Conrad, Accor status does nothing at this hotel. Has anyone here stayed at this hotel?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4236 on: October 15, 2018, 08:06:47 PM »
I have booked 6 nights at the Conrad in a standard OWV but am considering doing this (Angsana Velavaru) instead and staying in the In-Ocean Sanctuary Pool Villa. I will only be traveling with my wife, so while the extra space of the sanctuary pool villa would be nice, it isn't completely necessary. While Hilton status helps at the Conrad, Accor status does nothing at this hotel. Has anyone here stayed at this hotel?
what do you need status for if you're getting their best room and free breakfast?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4237 on: October 15, 2018, 08:31:03 PM »
Afternoon tea/happy hour mostly  8). There are also small diamond benefits at the Conrad that may/may not still exist, like an evening cruise, daily fruit plate to snack on, lounge access at the MLE airport, etc.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4238 on: October 15, 2018, 09:21:09 PM »
My reservation for the Conrad is on November 4th. 20 days out. They need 21 days to cancel. Now I'm stuck with the Conrad OWB. I guess I will not be enjoying this price mistake.
Just FYI if it helps anyone. We are flying from HKG after the Canton Fair on Cathay Pacific with BA miles in Business, and from Male via Doha to JFK on Qatar booked with AA miles in business.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #4239 on: October 15, 2018, 09:29:49 PM »
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