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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 #300 on: February 27, 2013, 02:32:33 PM »
Thanks! However even with the 20% off, it is still more expensive at the Halaveli or Conrad...

more expensive then what? Agoda?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: February 27, 2013, 02:34:40 PM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: February 27, 2013, 02:36:13 PM »
Yep

Generally the best paid stays are through them. I still think that you may be able to get an upgrade from the Hyatt in May as its not the main season. Only problem is that it won't be garanteed.

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« Reply #303 on: February 27, 2013, 02:36:16 PM »
That's right. But I'd rather do that than go through SIN and add another 10 hours to my flight...

Do you think I am too close to their winter?

I searched agoda and found the Halaveli for $750/night (OWB with private pool)... Do you think that's my best bet? Any other agent/hotel I should look into?

Winter is their low time.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #304 on: February 27, 2013, 02:37:35 PM »
Winter is their low time.

Contact chuchem for agent's name.

I think he was referring to whether it was a good time to travel to MLE being that its close to their winter season

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« Reply #305 on: February 27, 2013, 02:41:55 PM »
If so, then I don't think its not worth going.

In my case, it def rained some, but it did so quickly.

No full day was ruined by rain -- in fact, one of the best days of SCUBA diving was when it was raining -- we just jumped in and we didn't even notice the rain! :P

The rest of the days were good, and a couple were great.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #306 on: February 27, 2013, 02:42:35 PM »
Generally the best paid stays are through them. I still think that you may be able to get an upgrade from the Hyatt in May as its not the main season. Only problem is that it won't be garanteed.
I am waiting for 10pm tonight to call the reservation desk there but it looks like they do have availability. U sure if I get an email confirm and that I pay the $350 per night in advance it won't be an actual guarantee?

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« Reply #307 on: February 27, 2013, 02:44:18 PM »
Obv if you pay the $350 it will be gauranteed (barring, of course, some tsunami like weather event demolishing them all...)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #308 on: February 27, 2013, 02:45:27 PM »
I think he was referring to whether it was a good time to travel to MLE being that its close to their winter season
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If so, then I don't think its not worth going.

In my case, it def rained some, but it did so quickly.

No full day was ruined by rain -- in fact, one of the best days of SCUBA diving was when it was raining -- we just jumped in and we didn't even notice the rain! :P

The rest of the days were good, and a couple were great.
Great then! I'll definitely ask for more info later on regarding scuba certification as my wife and I have been wanting to do that for quite a while now

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: February 27, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
I am waiting for 10pm tonight to call the reservation desk there but it looks like they do have availability. U sure if I get an email confirm and that I pay the $350 per night in advance it won't be an actual guarantee?


If you pay then its guaranteed. However, if you ask for it and its available when you go there and you have status- i.e. platinum, and its your 3rd honeymoon  ;) then you will probably get upgraded. Its just a gamble to go all the way there and have the overwater rooms sold out

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: February 27, 2013, 02:52:22 PM »
Agoda=Price without tax.
Halaveli direct=Price with tax.
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« Reply #311 on: February 27, 2013, 03:21:33 PM »
If you pay then its guaranteed. However, if you ask for it and its available when you go there and you have status- i.e. platinum, and its your 3rd honeymoon  ;) then you will probably get upgraded. Its just a gamble to go all the way there and have the overwater rooms sold out
3rd honeymoon?! Me???  ::)

Agoda=Price without tax.
Halaveli direct=Price with tax.
good to know then! I might consider Orbitz then! What tax rate are we talking about here?

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« Reply #312 on: February 27, 2013, 03:22:05 PM »
If you click through the original price it should say.
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« Reply #313 on: February 27, 2013, 03:36:36 PM »
If you click through the original price it should say.
Water Villa with Private Pool

USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84
Breakfast Included
Early Booking Saver Rate includes 10% discount!

Compulsory charges:
+ Bed Tax 4 night(s) (Adult x 2)                 USD   64.00
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   892.00
+ Hotel tax and service feesx 4 Nights        USD   617.56

Total = $4,858!!! ahhhhh

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« Reply #314 on: February 27, 2013, 03:37:49 PM »
Hence the PH is probably the best option. Try to negotiate the OWB fee or consider just paying the fee for the first night and hope they let you stay (they will if they're not full)
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