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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 #5280 on: September 02, 2020, 08:16:50 AM »
Bring a toaster oven


1. How do I fit that in my luggage.
2. I would imagine that is not really allowed.
3. If they store my food wont they know something is going on?

You can bring a sous vide circulator.
They are very compact, all you need is a bucket or sink.
Yes, the food takes longer to warm up (about an hour per inch of food thickness), but you can't overcook it, and it can stay at the perfect temperature for hours.
If you get your meals vacuum packed you can dump them directly in the water bath, otherwise ziplock them and suck the air out.

I just used this method for 4 days in an area with no kosher food, and we ate like kings.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5281 on: September 02, 2020, 09:05:41 AM »

You can bring a sous vide circulator.
They are very compact, all you need is a bucket or sink.
Yes, the food takes longer to warm up (about an hour per inch of food thickness), but you can't overcook it, and it can stay at the perfect temperature for hours.
If you get your meals vacuum packed you can dump them directly in the water bath, otherwise ziplock them and suck the air out.

I just used this method for 4 days in an area with no kosher food, and we ate like kings.
That is pretty smart.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5282 on: September 02, 2020, 10:59:52 AM »

You can bring a sous vide circulator.
They are very compact, all you need is a bucket or sink.
Yes, the food takes longer to warm up (about an hour per inch of food thickness), but you can't overcook it, and it can stay at the perfect temperature for hours.
If you get your meals vacuum packed you can dump them directly in the water bath, otherwise ziplock them and suck the air out.

I just used this method for 4 days in an area with no kosher food, and we ate like kings.
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The problem with using a SV while traveling is that it needs a voltage converter for 220v. The Anova for instance is 800/900w, which means it needs a converter capable of at least 1600/1800w, or 2000w considering that the next smallest is typically 1500w. This means that in addition to the SV, you'd be shlepping a 13-pound metal brick along as well.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5283 on: September 02, 2020, 11:01:44 AM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5285 on: September 02, 2020, 11:11:31 AM »
Isn't there usually a shaver 110 plug in the bathroom?
Can it take HD items like a SV or toaster.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5286 on: September 02, 2020, 08:01:56 PM »
Toaster really doesn't take up that much room. Get a new one that isn't very big, put cloths and stuff in it and place it in your suitcase. Toss it before leaving the hotel.
You can also buy a small blech/plata/hotplate which is much easier to pack and will take up very little room in a suitcase and just heat up the food for an hour on that.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5287 on: September 03, 2020, 10:27:03 AM »

You can bring a sous vide circulator.
They are very compact, all you need is a bucket or sink.
Yes, the food takes longer to warm up (about an hour per inch of food thickness), but you can't overcook it, and it can stay at the perfect temperature for hours.
If you get your meals vacuum packed you can dump them directly in the water bath, otherwise ziplock them and suck the air out.

I just used this method for 4 days in an area with no kosher food, and we ate like kings.

menu?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5288 on: September 03, 2020, 10:28:36 AM »
menu?
I bought food from restaurants in Cancun, so I doubt it's applicable here....

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5289 on: September 17, 2020, 02:53:06 AM »
Planning to visit in December. Debating between the St Regis regular overwater villa or the Westin in an “unobstructed” overwater villa. Both cost 100k Marriott points.
On one hand the SR is pure luxury but it seems I’ll get a better room at the Westin.
I’d appreciate any input from the community.
Thanks

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5290 on: September 17, 2020, 02:56:59 AM »
Planning to visit in December. Debating between the St Regis regular overwater villa or the Westin in an “unobstructed” overwater villa. Both cost 100k Marriott points.
On one hand the SR is pure luxury but it seems I’ll get a better room at the Westin.
I’d appreciate any input from the community.
Thanks
Might have good luck emailing SR MLE and asking them if they’ll give you a comp upgrade to a better room. Not unheard of that they would do that even pre corona so it’s possible with less business they might upgrade you (any status could also help). Other options they might give offer is have you pay for an upgrade in cash or points or simply nothing because December can be busy for them.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5291 on: September 17, 2020, 05:01:45 AM »
Planning to visit in December. Debating between the St Regis regular overwater villa or the Westin in an “unobstructed” overwater villa. Both cost 100k Marriott points.
On one hand the SR is pure luxury but it seems I’ll get a better room at the Westin.
I’d appreciate any input from the community.
Thanks
They often have the option for redemption + cash upgrade, where the cash component is very low.

I recently looked into a stay at the STR for January, and the sunset overwater villa was priced at 600k + $350, for 7 nights, that's $50/night for the upgrade

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5292 on: September 17, 2020, 09:29:36 AM »
Might have good luck emailing SR MLE and asking them if they’ll give you a comp upgrade to a better room. Not unheard of that they would do that even pre corona so it’s possible with less business they might upgrade you (any status could also help). Other options they might give offer is have you pay for an upgrade in cash or points or simply nothing because December can be busy for them.

What's a better room?
Sunset Vila or St. regis overwater vila?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #5293 on: September 17, 2020, 09:33:30 AM »
What's a better room?
Sunset Vila or St. regis overwater vila?
They are both better. :)
Sunset has better view.
Str overwater is larger, but very few are on the sunset side

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« Reply #5294 on: September 17, 2020, 12:00:39 PM »
Planning to visit in December. Debating between the St Regis regular overwater villa or the Westin in an “unobstructed” overwater villa. Both cost 100k Marriott points.
On one hand the SR is pure luxury but it seems I’ll get a better room at the Westin.
I’d appreciate any input from the community.
Thanks
I haven't been to the Westin but IMHO id much rather have the Luxury and service that STR offers than a bigger room, besides how much time to u spend in the room there?
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