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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 #420 on: March 04, 2013, 10:22:22 AM »
OK! Just confirmed my 5 nights at Halaveli for May 8-13! Total cost $3,846 including tax and transfer for both of us for 5 nights! I added a night since Turkish only flies 3-4 times a week from TLV. Total cost per night = $569 without transfer / $770 with. 

For the flights, I followed my original plan which is TLV-IST-MLE (11 hrs total flights & connection) for 70k UA miles + $60 each in I roundtrip.

The whole thing hurts, but like many have said: trip-of-a-lifetime...


Nice!!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #421 on: March 04, 2013, 10:57:56 AM »
OK! Just confirmed my 5 nights at Halaveli for May 8-13! Total cost $3,846 including tax and transfer for both of us for 5 nights! I added a night since Turkish only flies 3-4 times a week from TLV. Total cost per night = $569 without transfer / $770 with. 

For the flights, I followed my original plan which is TLV-IST-MLE (11 hrs total flights & connection) for 70k UA miles + $60 each in I roundtrip.

The whole thing hurts, but like many have said: trip-of-a-lifetime...

It'll be a great trip. Still going in May?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #422 on: March 04, 2013, 11:00:02 AM »
It'll be a great trip. Still going in May?

"OK! Just confirmed my 5 nights at Halaveli for May 8-13! Total cost $3,846 including tax and transfer for both of us for 5 nights! I added a night since Turkish only flies 3-4 times a week from TLV. Total cost per night = $569 without transfer / $770 with. "

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #423 on: March 04, 2013, 11:01:12 AM »
It'll be a great trip. Still going in May?
Yep! May 8-13. Flying out on the 7th.

Btw thank you guys for all the tips/advice! I really appreciate it!

Can't wait!!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #424 on: March 04, 2013, 11:30:03 AM »
"OK! Just confirmed my 5 nights at Halaveli for May 8-13! Total cost $3,846 including tax and transfer for both of us for 5 nights! I added a night since Turkish only flies 3-4 times a week from TLV. Total cost per night = $569 without transfer / $770 with. "

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Thanks.

Yep! May 8-13. Flying out on the 7th.

Btw thank you guys for all the tips/advice! I really appreciate it!

Can't wait!!

Plan on getting SCUBA certified?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #425 on: March 04, 2013, 11:33:17 AM »
Thanks.

Plan on getting SCUBA certified?
Of course! :) but you kind of scared me when you told me it was very expensive. Especially since I am doing it for my wife and I. I am calling the diving center tonight, and I'll make a plan on completing those online classes in advance

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« Reply #426 on: March 04, 2013, 11:41:19 AM »
Of course! :) but you kind of scared me when you told me it was very expensive. Especially since I am doing it for my wife and I. I am calling the diving center tonight, and I'll make a plan on completing those online classes in advance

If you do it, make sure and ask for Tobias. He was absolutely spectacular.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #427 on: March 04, 2013, 11:43:00 AM »
If you do it, make sure and ask for Tobias. He was absolutely spectacular.
Will do! Thanks for sharing! Anything else I should know about relating to the stay there in general? :)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #428 on: March 04, 2013, 11:46:22 AM »
Of course! :) but you kind of scared me when you told me it was very expensive. Especially since I am doing it for my wife and I. I am calling the diving center tonight, and I'll make a plan on completing those online classes in advance
IIRC it was about $800pp at the W.
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« Reply #429 on: March 04, 2013, 11:47:51 AM »
IIRC it was about $800pp at the W.
Wow! That's insane! Considering that I usually pay about $120pp for a single dive... But I guess that's an investment...

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« Reply #430 on: March 04, 2013, 11:48:21 AM »
Will do! Thanks for sharing! Anything else I should know about relating to the stay there in general? :)

Mentioning my name to the GM guarantees a 2 category room upgrade :)
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« Reply #431 on: March 04, 2013, 11:56:26 AM »
@AJK from a watervilla to ?????

Enjoy Halaveli, cool to see how many guys went because of me. Ask to have a villa at end of jetty uneven numbers. On the even numbers, you have all boat traffic in front, not that its alot, but privacy does get disturbed....

Maybe they still have a kosher Ice cream from me in freezer :-)

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« Reply #432 on: March 04, 2013, 11:58:11 AM »
@AJK from a watervilla to ?????

Enjoy Halaveli, cool to see how many guys went because of me. Ask to have a villa at end of jetty uneven numbers. On the even numbers, you have all boat traffic in front, not that its alot, but privacy does get disturbed....

Maybe they still have a kosher Ice cream from me in freezer :-)

To the Presidential Suite, duh...

I actually preferred the even numbered villas. We switched from odd to even after the first night. The water is much prettier and I loved watching the sea planes land and take off.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #433 on: March 04, 2013, 12:01:25 PM »
Mentioning my name to the GM guarantees a 2 category room upgrade :)
Really!? Good to know ;)

Btw have you looked at those 3800 sqf beach villas?? Compared to the "tiny" 1000 sqf water villas ;)

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« Reply #434 on: March 04, 2013, 01:05:53 PM »
Really!? Good to know ;)

Btw have you looked at those 3800 sqf beach villas?? Compared to the "tiny" 1000 sqf water villas ;)

Would never have traded my OWB for a Beach Villa. Even if it was 10x the size.
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