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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 #270 on: February 27, 2013, 09:30:29 AM »
Thanks

Although, why the determination to return? Are the OWB really worth all the flying and the extra costs?
Seems like s/t I'd want to experience once.

And why MLE as opposed to Bora Bora, or someplace similar where they have OWBs?
MLE has much better award availability and J/F seating than BOB.

The OWB really are all that and then some.  They exceeded my lofty expectations.
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« Reply #271 on: February 27, 2013, 09:31:27 AM »
Dan, How was the weather? sea doesn't seem quite as calm as I thought this season was suppose to be?
The open sea was not calm at all, but as the W has awesome protected snorkeling channels that didn't bother me too much.
Also, similar to HI, the seas are much calmer in the morning.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: February 27, 2013, 09:34:48 AM »
@ Dan... what is a DDF user and how does that relate to the Constance Halaveli?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: February 27, 2013, 09:36:41 AM »
@ Dan... what is a DDF user and how does that relate to the Constance Halaveli?
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« Reply #275 on: February 27, 2013, 09:38:55 AM »
59 comments on the TR and no feedback on the new picture format :P
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« Reply #276 on: February 27, 2013, 09:41:33 AM »
59 comments on the TR and no feedback on the new picture format :P
Wasn't that AJK's suggestion? I loved the underwater pics!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: February 27, 2013, 10:08:04 AM »
The open sea was not calm at all, but as the W has awesome protected snorkeling channels that didn't bother me too much.
Also, similar to HI, the seas are much calmer in the morning.

So I thought it was rough by me bc is was June but now I'm starting to think those still waters you see in pics don't really exist... Wonder if BOB any better

 Good move on the W definitely considered a great option by many

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: February 27, 2013, 10:35:10 AM »
I thought that the color of the water in MLE was really nice, but most of the pics u see are photoshopped

Nicest I've ever seen the water was in the Philippines   

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: February 27, 2013, 10:38:16 AM »
@Dan
Looks stunning there, but it's seems that after 2 or 3 days, it may start to get a tad boring, unless you're really into the ultra relaxed vacation.
Agree or disagree?

Disagree. I was there for 6 nights and didn't want to leave.

Granted, during that time we got SCUBA certified and went on 5 or 6 dives, seeing more underwater life in 10 mins than most people see in a decade.

But the relaxing nature of MLE in an OWB is not to beat.

Heck, if you don't want to solely relax, even doing work while in MLE is glorious.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: February 27, 2013, 10:39:33 AM »
59 comments on the TR and no feedback on the new picture format :P

Personally, I love it.

I'd even take it a step further and put most if not all of the pics throughout. It gives a better flavor to the TR than just chucking them all in there at the end.

I thought that the color of the water in MLE was really nice, but most of the pics u see are photoshopped

Nicest I've ever seen the water was in the Philippines   

Surprised to hear that. I thought no matter how nice the picture, it could not do the beauty of this place justice.

I recall someone saying that it was the only place where the pictures, which normally look nicer than the actual place, did not match to the reality of MLE. I wholly agree.

So I thought it was rough by me bc is was June but now I'm starting to think those still waters you see in pics don't really exist... Wonder if BOB any better

There were at least 3 days when I was there that the sea was as calm as a bathtub...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: February 27, 2013, 10:44:28 AM »
Disagree. I was there for 6 nights and didn't want to leave.

Granted, during that time we got SCUBA certified and went on 5 or 6 dives, seeing more underwater life in 10 mins than most people see in a decade.

But the relaxing nature of MLE in an OWB is not to beat.

Heck, if you don't want to solely relax, even doing work while in MLE is glorious.
Getting Scuba certified makes a huge difference, you had what to be active with.

I know that before 6 days were up I'd get island fever.  Sure I can do my regular work, but at MLE prices it's pretty hard to justify.

You can get nearly the same sense of relaxation on your lanai in the GHK or the SRP.    Oh wait the SRP doesn't have lanais ::)
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« Reply #282 on: February 27, 2013, 10:49:34 AM »
Getting Scuba certified makes a huge difference, you had what to be active with.

I know that before 6 days were up I'd get island fever.  Sure I can do my regular work, but at MLE prices it's pretty hard to justify.

Well, even I'd agree at $1,000 per night, that gets pricey quick.

But when the rate is less than half that, or your blowing points, it's a lot easier to justify.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: February 27, 2013, 10:51:06 AM »
Well, even I'd agree at $1,000 per night, that gets pricey quick.

But when the rate is less than half that, or your blowing points, it's a lot easier to justify.
Reports of getting OWB on just points are few and far between since the WA left Hilton.
I don't think I've ever seen a decent OWB under $500.
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« Reply #284 on: February 27, 2013, 11:58:03 AM »
Reports of getting OWB on just points are few and far between since the WA left Hilton.
I don't think I've ever seen a decent OWB under $500.

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