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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 #165 on: October 10, 2012, 05:36:54 PM »
There are alot of travel agents that an get resorts in the maldives for much less. Dont even look on Halavelis official rates, nobody would consider booking there. Even agoda was much cheaper when I compared. I used richard from purelymaldives.co.uk he has good connections with alot of hotels.... I paid in June 500 Dollars a night in Halaveli, thats incl tax without transfer

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: October 29, 2012, 12:57:35 AM »
I have 5 ticketed SQ itins to MLE, but that doesn't mean much.

I noticed in the past you seemed a bit hesitant about MLE - being a Muslim country.  Is there something that changed your feelings on this, or did the pros just overcome that?  I'm curious as I am a little conflicted myself about traveling to DXB and MLE.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: October 29, 2012, 08:57:47 AM »
I noticed in the past you seemed a bit hesitant about MLE - being a Muslim country.  Is there something that changed your feelings on this, or did the pros just overcome that?  I'm curious as I am a little conflicted myself about traveling to DXB and MLE.
It is a Muslim country, but they're not Arabs they remind me of Indians. I understand where you guys are coming from, but you wont feel the hatred from the locals. It's ironic that when traveling Europe or Israel your more likely to encounter antisemitism, as I did, from Arab Muslims, but not in MLE.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: October 29, 2012, 11:00:17 AM »
I noticed in the past you seemed a bit hesitant about MLE - being a Muslim country.
Link?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: October 29, 2012, 11:14:48 AM »
Link?

Likely talking about your back and forth with chuchem (I think?) about BOB vs. MLE.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: October 29, 2012, 11:31:48 AM »
Link?
I don't remember if there were other threads, but here's one...
Plus BOB isn't a muslim country...
But maybe you didn't mean it that way and I read too much into it.

In any case, I'm curious how others here view the situation. Let's discuss DXB for a moment - from some quick searching, it appears that although Israeli stamps in a passport are not a problem, Israeli passports or Israeli citizens are denied entry (e.g. see http://www.dubaifaqs.com/israeli-stamp-passport-dubai.php, though this is not an official site). If that is in fact policy of the UAE, some people may respond negatively to that.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: October 29, 2012, 11:40:37 AM »
But maybe you didn't mean it that way and I read too much into it.
My point was all else being equal I'd choose the non-Muslim option.  I don't think there's anything to worry about in MLE but I'll let others who have been to DXB chime in about that.  They're likely to say it was no big deal.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: October 29, 2012, 01:15:12 PM »
My point was all else being equal I'd choose the non-Muslim option.  I don't think there's anything to worry about in MLE but I'll let others who have been to DXB chime in about that.  They're likely to say it was no big deal.

Dubai was no issue whatsoever.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: October 30, 2012, 07:32:11 AM »
Congrats to the Conrad for winning the best resort in the Maldives!
As low as 37k per night with HH and AXON

http://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-maldives-leading-resort-2012

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: October 30, 2012, 11:26:09 AM »
It's seems like the W=A won last year, and with them you could have gotten  an OWB for 37k HH...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: October 30, 2012, 12:34:40 PM »
As low as 37k per night with HH and AXON
+$350 buyup for OWB.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: October 30, 2012, 03:52:03 PM »
Congrats to the Conrad for winning the best resort in the Maldives!
As low as 37k per night with HH and AXON

http://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-maldives-leading-resort-2012

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: October 30, 2012, 04:48:48 PM »
+$350 buyup for OWB.
Just saw a blog post by someone who preferred the beach vs the OWB due to the outdoor shower and other details. For each their own, although if I go this year, I can't see myself paying extra for the OWB.

No review, no nothing?
I saw a link below the headline to their review, but didn't read it.

Slightly OT, anyone know if the $500 transfer fee is charged for an infant in lap?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: October 30, 2012, 04:52:06 PM »
+$350 buyup for OWB.

FWIU the buyup is sometimes negotiable...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: October 30, 2012, 04:54:38 PM »
Just saw a blog post by someone who preferred the beach vs the OWB due to the outdoor shower and other details. For each their own, although if I go this year, I can't see myself paying extra for the OWB.
I saw a link below the headline to their review, but didn't read it.

Slightly OT, anyone know if the $500 transfer fee is charged for an infant in lap?
What in the world is the point og going all the way to a place like MLE or BOB if not for the OWB?
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