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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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Park Hyatt MLE + Diamond Suite Upgrade gets you nothing as all are considered suites. -AJK



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 #540 on: March 14, 2013, 03:37:56 PM »
Is that the Halaveli?? Nice!!  :P

It is.

I don't think it was the presidential suite- description said that it was deluxe lagoon view room- 1100 Square Feet!

You're right, my point only was it was not the standard room.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #541 on: March 14, 2013, 03:39:26 PM »
Plus free transfer, so $1,000 savings there compared to other resorts.

The hotel is 15 mins away from MLE airport by speed boat.

Comparable resorts by location do not charge $1000.00 for speed boat transfer.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #542 on: March 14, 2013, 03:40:35 PM »
Taj Exotica is one of the best in the Maldives

True, but if I remember correctly I was told it was located near MLE and had constant noise of planes landing and taking off.. things you wouldn't otherwise know by looking at their sites..


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« Reply #543 on: March 14, 2013, 03:41:45 PM »
True, but if I remember correctly I was told it was located near MLE and had constant noise of planes landing and taking off.. things you wouldn't otherwise know by looking at their sites..



It is. See above.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #544 on: March 14, 2013, 03:42:23 PM »
True, but if I remember correctly I was told it was located near MLE and had constant noise of planes landing and taking off.. things you wouldn't otherwise know by looking at their sites..


Nice vid... but I could only look at the color of that water!!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #545 on: March 14, 2013, 03:42:29 PM »
You're right, my point only was it was not the standard room.
Who cares? Jetsetter is selling that room.

The hotel is 15 mins away from MLE airport.

Comparable resorts by location do not charge $1000.00 for speed boat transfer.
Most resorts that can be reached by speedboat are crappy.
The fact that you need to take a plane to get to your resort isn't something people do for fun, they do it because most good resorts require that transfer.

Thus if this has reviews on par if not better than the Halaveli an honest comparison of cost would include the transfer fee, which would negate almost the entire price difference for a much nicer looking villa.
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« Reply #546 on: March 14, 2013, 03:43:18 PM »
True, but if I remember correctly I was told it was located near MLE and had constant noise of planes landing and taking off.. things you wouldn't otherwise know by looking at their sites..


Interesting, that is a factor.
Though you'll have seaplane noise at all resorts, though near MLE it would be much more often.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #547 on: March 14, 2013, 03:43:45 PM »
It is. See above.

Its 4 miles away from MLE airport so pretty close but don't forget- there are no sea planes at night and during the day your snorkling or diving somehwhere so its probably not a big deal

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #548 on: March 14, 2013, 03:44:19 PM »
Get back to me with the $600/night price is honored.
I'm not going to waste the time trying to get something honored that I don't need, but hopefully someone will try.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #549 on: March 14, 2013, 03:45:09 PM »
Most resorts that can be reached by speedboat are crappy.
The fact that you need to take a plane to get to your resort isn't something people do for fun, they do it because most good resorts require that transfer.

Thus if this has reviews on par if not better than the Halaveli an honest comparison of cost would include the transfer fee, which would negate almost the entire price difference for a much nicer looking villa.

Taking a seaplane is part of the experience, IMHO.

But, you're right in that you should calculate the xfer as part of the cost of the hotel. Then again, my xfer was included for the Halaveli.

I'm not going to waste the time trying to get something honored that I don't need, but hopefully someone will try.

Wasn't directed at you specifically, but at DDF generally.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #550 on: March 14, 2013, 03:47:47 PM »
Its 4 miles away from MLE airport so pretty close but don't forget- there are no sea planes at night and during the day your snorkling or diving somehwhere so its probably not a big deal
or taking videos of planes above you ....  ;D

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #551 on: March 14, 2013, 03:50:39 PM »
Taking a seaplane is part of the experience, IMHO.
-1, a necessary evil. After 2 days of flying the last thing I need is waiting for another flight that will make stops before getting me to my hotel room.

It was fun and all I guess, but I wouldn't willingly pay $500 and do it for no reason.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #552 on: March 14, 2013, 03:53:49 PM »
Interesting, that is a factor.
Though you'll have seaplane noise at all resorts, though near MLE it would be much more often.

IT's not so much the seaplanes as much as the regular planes...

The waldorf was a great deal... it's so far away there isn't a plane in the sky...

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #553 on: March 14, 2013, 03:57:04 PM »
The seaplanes give off more decibels than a 777. Carry-on your QC15s!
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #554 on: March 14, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »
The seaplanes give off more decibels than a 777. Carry-on your QC15s!

+1- they are unbelievably loud. I think that some of them give you noise cancelling headphones