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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 #315 on: February 27, 2013, 03:47:44 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)
I will definitely try that tonight when I call them. I am not willing to put $4k down (excludes the seaplane transfer) just for 4 nights even though the PH does not have the pool... I am just wondering how they are going to react on the phone when they see a 4 nights reservation, and I request an upgrade just for the first night... It's not like I am calling the gold passport line, it is the actual front desk that I am contacting...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: February 27, 2013, 03:49:26 PM »
Who cares?
Just say you only need the OWB for 1 night and don't care if you are moved.
When you arrive ask kindly if you may be able to stay, but don't be surprised if you need to move as there are just 14 OWBs there.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: February 27, 2013, 03:51:20 PM »
Who cares?
Just say you only need the OWB for 1 night and don't care if you are moved.
When you arrive ask kindly if you may be able to stay, but don't be surprised if you need to move as there are just 14 OWBs there.
That would definitely hurt! btw the 20% orbitz code does not apply to Halaveli since it is a "postpaid" hotel (e.g. all payments are made at checkin)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: February 27, 2013, 03:51:59 PM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: February 27, 2013, 03:53:16 PM »
A pool is very nice, but I don't think it's a dealbreaker.
Definitely not worth shelling out thousands of dollars over.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #320 on: February 27, 2013, 03:57:06 PM »
Halaveli:
USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84

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!!!

PHM:
4 nights=88,000 points.
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   900
Upgrade 1 night=$350
Upgrade 4 nights=$1,400.

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,608 or 4.1cpp
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4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,558 or 2.9cpp
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #321 on: February 27, 2013, 04:03:58 PM »
Halaveli:
USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84

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!!!

PHM:
4 nights=88,000 points.
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   900
Upgrade 1 night=$350
Upgrade 4 nights=$1,400.

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,608 or 4.1cpp
or
4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,558 or 2.9cpp

Yes that is definitely the best option, I definitely don't want to spend that much on 4 nights. I also heard that the island where the Hyatt is located on is really nice.

I also checked the Sheraton Full Moon and I got an OWB for $2,600 including taxes for 4 nights... (The coupon worked on that one). This hotel is very well rated on tripadvisor

And I checked the Halaveli on hotels.com using the coupon you just gave me and I got a water villa for $3,500 including taxes for 4 nights...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #322 on: February 27, 2013, 04:06:18 PM »
Question is whether Halaveli can be gotten for cheaper then $821 a night. Didn't AJK pay around $500? Assuming he can get that price and taking into consideration the potential value of the 88k points ( approx $1700 if he sells UR for 1.9) then its a no brainer. Question is if some agent can get it for cheaper...


Halaveli:
USD 821.21 x 4 Nights                               USD   3,284.84

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!!!



PHM:
4 nights=88,000 points.
+ Roundtrip Sea Plane Transfer (Adult x 2)  USD   900
Upgrade 1 night=$350
Upgrade 4 nights=$1,400.

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,608 or 4.1cpp
or
4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,558 or 2.9cpp

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #323 on: February 27, 2013, 04:06:53 PM »
$3,500 including the transfer?

I haven't heard such good things about the Sheraton.
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« Reply #324 on: February 27, 2013, 04:07:57 PM »
Question is whether Halaveli can be gotten for cheaper then $821 a night. Didn't AJK pay around $500? Assuming he can get that price and taking into consideration the potential value of the 88k points ( approx $1700 if he sells UR for 1.9) then its a no brainer. Question is if some agent can get it for cheaper...
Contact Chuchem's agent.  They couldn't do anything for me, but I went at the height of high season.

Also check Jetsetter daily, they run limited time flash sales for the Halaveli every now and then.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: February 27, 2013, 04:10:10 PM »
$3,500 including the transfer?

I haven't heard such good things about the Sheraton.
No it doesn't include transfer... I don't think Orbitz nor Hotels.com show the transfer fee when you look only for hotels

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #326 on: February 27, 2013, 04:12:14 PM »
So then the new numbers would be:

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,158 or 3.6cpp
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4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,108 or 2.4cpp
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: February 27, 2013, 04:15:21 PM »
Contact Chuchem's agent.  They couldn't do anything for me, but I went at the height of high season.

Also check Jetsetter daily, they run limited time flash sales for the Halaveli every now and then.
I just sent him a PM, we'll see. If I can keep the total close to $3k (including seaplane) then I'll go for Halaveli otherwise I'll go for the Hyatt; unless there are other hotels that were not mentioned yet...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #328 on: February 27, 2013, 04:16:27 PM »
So then the new numbers would be:

Total 1 night upgrade= 88K+$1,250. Savings= $3,158 or 3.6cpp
or
4 night upgrade=88K+$2,300. Savings= $2,108 or 2.4cpp --

This one seems crazy as he will be shelling out 5 grand if you count cash value of UR for the Hyatt...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #329 on: February 27, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »
Dan, nice TR. Just curious if your paying $1k a night is the PH the best option?