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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 667004 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2012, 05:44:50 PM »
yup.. now I'm debating which of the hilton properties I prefer.. Also wondering when they'll post, and if I should make a refundable reservation and then rebook once points post.

Re HI I was in Maui and Kauai, but it's funny you take it so personal.. different people different tastes..
My points from last week posted today.

This guy also had his points from today post. Worth checking.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2012, 05:50:19 PM »
Re HI I was in Maui and Kauai, but it's funny you take it so personal.. different people different tastes..
Not personal at all.  Just wondering if you were one of those guys who goes to HNL and decides it's not for him.  To me it's funny that you were so evasive...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2012, 06:05:05 PM »
I know you love HI, didn't wanna insult you  ;)

My points from last week posted today.

This guy also had his points from today post. Worth checking.

YOU ARE RIGHT! They posted already can't believe it!! now I gotta decide quickly between Conrad, where I would pay to get an upgrade to Deluxe Beach Villa.. or Waldorf (where I here the reef isn't great) or Hilton which I don't think is worth it as it's not too expensive making a paid booking...

BTW any way to get the hilton platinum discounts for booking awards if I have no status?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2012, 06:12:11 PM »
Depends on what you want:

Conrad = Beach villa cash and points
Waldorf = Water villa for points
Hilton = Water or beach for cash (don't believe there is any points availability IIRC)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2012, 01:18:40 PM »
Mark Waldorf off your list.. I was just told by a reliable friend that in a month they will be leaving the Hilton group.. gone are overwater villas for points!! I am going just in time..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2012, 01:25:15 PM »
Mark Waldorf off your list.. I was just told by a reliable friend that in a month they will be leaving the Hilton group.. gone are overwater villas for points!! I am going just in time..
Very sad if true.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2012, 01:40:40 PM »
"Please be advised that effective from July 29th, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives will no longer be associated with the Waldorf Astoria brand or Hilton Worldwide."

 :( :( :(

You can still go for 37,500 points per night ($183 at the Daily Getaway Hilton point rate) until then for a King OWB with a pool...huge loss for Hilton!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2012, 01:51:38 PM »
37,500 is for platinum members? or CC holders? I got away with 40k (thanks to some DDusers help)

I don't think conrad offers this level of personal service or the type of privacy.. I'll know next week...


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2012, 02:05:37 PM »
That's what it prices out at when I search as a Gold member.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2012, 11:31:35 PM »
You can still go for 37,500 points per night ($183 at the Daily Getaway Hilton point rate) until then for a King OWB with a pool...huge loss for Hilton!

Huge loss, indeed. (Though I wasn't able to find ANY availability for any 2+ night stay any time between now and then, even for 50K per night, searching as Gold -- what were your dates?)

But, based on your comment, I just had a light-bulb moment:

I'll do it myself in a 5 star hotel in an OWB with a pool for less than half of that and post a TR :D

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2012, 11:36:00 PM »
Indeed.

Alas the joke is on me apparently :P
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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2012, 11:44:01 PM »
Nah, you can still go before 6/28 :)

But, I can't seem to replicate your showing of availability.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2012, 11:46:27 PM »
Nah, you can still go before 6/28 :)

But, I can't seem to replicate your showing of availability.
My mother always told me I was special ;)

And I have until 07/28 but it's still not gonna happen.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2012, 11:50:27 PM »
My mother always told me I was special ;)

And I have until 07/28 but it's still not gonna happen.

Yeah, and my mother always told me I should learn to count the months, and that July is 7, not 6 :P

You think it's crazy for us to go back again in July? My wife wakes up and goes to sleep, and all the whole keeps wishing we were back in MLE. True story.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2012, 11:53:42 PM »
Yeah, and my mother always told me I should learn to count the months, and that July is 7, not 6 :P

You think it's crazy for us to go back again in July? My wife wakes up and goes to sleep, and all the whole keeps wishing we were back in MLE. True story.
Not crazy at all at less than $200/night.  Would love to read the comparison anywho and remember those pre-baby days :D
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2012, 11:57:49 PM »
Not crazy at all at less than $200/night.  Would love to read the comparison anywho and remember those pre-baby days :D

First step: find the same availability you see.

Second step: if unsuccessful, finds Dan's mom and ask her to tell me I'm special, too.

Third step: convince my boss that our last trip to MLE was not really our honeymoon, but a PRE-honeymoon, and because I've been working so hard he should let me go.

Poll -- which of those is going to be the most difficult? :)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2012, 04:00:00 AM »
This trip has worked out pretty funny, I book mileage tix with Qatar and United announces they're no longer going to be offering them...

I book award stay at the WA and Hilton ditches them (or vice versa)

Btw I ended up ordering kosher food from kleins in Australia through the hotel..

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2012, 04:29:48 AM »
I have 150k hh myself, very tempting to go again, but probably would not stay at the waldorf

reading through tripadvisors feedback, it has to many small complaints, trip via seaplane is much more then other resort and  way to long. The resort is very high in the north atoll. The chances of rain in the north atoll during this season is much higher. Dont ask me why, but history shows it.
Is it cheap, yes. But if I go for a few days the diffrence to a other resort (after the seaplane difference) is not that big. During low seadon one can get a good deal at other places as well.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2012, 04:30:35 AM »
How much is the hotel charging you for meals through kleins? Can you order exactly what you want, or they just give you another menu every night?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2012, 04:55:03 AM »
How much is the hotel charging you for meals through kleins? Can you order exactly what you want, or they just give you another menu every night?

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