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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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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #990 on: June 18, 2014, 07:32:07 AM »

Wow, I emailed the Gili about kosher meals, and here are the chef's 2 emails to me so far.

Now I just have to ask Rots if the halachos of kashrus apply outside of EY.

Good afternoon Mr. Drago

Would like to take the opportunity to thank you for choosing to book your maldives experience with us.

Rest assured that we have considerable experience catering or kosher clientele and I'm confident you will be pleasantly surprised with the availability of suitable items for you to find during all meal periods.

Before you arrive however I believe it would be good for us to establish to what extent you keep kosher, in the interest of being forthcoming, we do not have a kosher kitchen per se and we would find it difficult to cater for a complete Glatt Kosher diet.

Previously we have had very good results serving a wide selection of the organically produced vegetables from our island garden as well as a selection of some of the worlds freshest seafood, which can be double wrapped and baked to your preferences.

As I mentioned, we have a fair amount of experience in this area and I would be delighted to meet with you on arrival to the island to discuss further.  On the other hand, should you require kosher certified meals, there is still time to arrange this which we can source from a variety of suppliers in Europe or Australia.

Please let me know and I will do whatever I can to ensure you have a fantastic vacation.

Culinary regards
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Good Afternoon Mr. Drago
 
I have sent through an enquiry to our suppliers who should get back to me directly with price lists for Kosher meals,  I will forward that on to you as soon as I have a response.  The cost of these meals is usually quite standard however the cost of freight sometimes makes it an unattractive option.
 
With regards to your breakfast selection, I can simply say you have chosen the right place for your vacation.  I have attached to this message 2 photos which I snapped from the breakfast buffet this morning of or “fresh fruits” station.  Typically we have between 30-40 types of fresh fruit available daily for you to choose from, these fruits as well as an extensive array of organic vegetables are also available juiced from out live “juicing” station.
 
As for eggs etc, no need for you to bring your own pan, I have plenty of new/unused pots pans and utensils in stock for just this eventuality and we would be happy to cook to your requirement each day.  As for fish, we have the standard breakfast fish (smoked salmon, smoked trout, herring etc) available daily but again, we’d be happy to bake or steam something for you (double wrapped) from our large selection of fresh, local caught seafood.
 
I have also noted that your stay will include one Friday.  Please let us know if there is anything we can arrange which you’d like to have for Shabbat.
 
As always, feel free to come back to me with any other questions or concerns.  I will forward on the pricing lists as soon as I have received them
 
Culinary Regards
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Wow indeed. Quite impressive.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #991 on: June 18, 2014, 08:48:36 AM »
that is extremely impressive

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #992 on: June 18, 2014, 12:13:19 PM »
#blownaway
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #993 on: June 18, 2014, 12:32:46 PM »
While very impressive, on cruise ships it is almost commonplace to have chefs who know the ins and outs and are prepared to help in any way.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #994 on: June 18, 2014, 12:40:40 PM »
While very impressive, on cruise ships it is almost commonplace to have chefs who know the ins and outs and are prepared to help in any way.

Cruises see probably 10x the amount of kosher-observant Jews that the Maldives see.

That's like saying it's easier to keep C"Y in Brooklyn than it is in Fargo, North Dakota.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #995 on: June 18, 2014, 12:49:44 PM »
Drago that's amazing! 
In regards to the pots and pans that's what takes the cake. Knows his stuff. Just ask ur rabbi what to do.

Personally I will ask bit IMHO I think ull need to turn on the fire to make the eggs and fish though this is amazing!

Also u should find out who bakes the bread and so on (pas akum is 100% Muter)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #996 on: June 18, 2014, 01:25:06 PM »
Cruises see probably 10x the amount of kosher-observant Jews that the Maldives see.

That's like saying it's easier to keep C"Y in Brooklyn than it is in Fargo, North Dakota.
I wasn't putting down the Maldives. Rather pointing out a great benefit of a  cruise.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #997 on: June 18, 2014, 02:11:34 PM »
Random question: I notice that a recurring theme with many resorts, is the severe limit they put on the amount of luggage you can bring on the air taxi from MLE without paying an arm, a leg, and a first-born child. Supposing I would want to go to the Maldives en route from Israel to America (or vice versa), when I have tons of stuff... is there anywhere in MLE itself to store my bags for a few days?

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« Reply #998 on: June 18, 2014, 02:18:27 PM »
Random question: I notice that a recurring theme with many resorts, is the severe limit they put on the amount of luggage you can bring on the air taxi from MLE without paying an arm, a leg, and a first-born child. Supposing I would want to go to the Maldives en route from Israel to America (or vice versa), when I have tons of stuff... is there anywhere in MLE itself to store my bags for a few days?

I emailed that question couple months ago to the Conrad, this is what I got back -

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #999 on: June 18, 2014, 07:21:36 PM »
I emailed that question couple months ago to the Conrad, this is what I got back -

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1000 on: June 22, 2014, 01:26:51 AM »
Here's the menu I received from a place in Australia.
Shipping is separate.

Has anyone heard of this place?


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« Reply #1001 on: June 22, 2014, 01:30:55 AM »
Here's the menu I received from a place in Australia.
Shipping is separate.

Has anyone heard of this place?
Who gave your the menu? A hotel?
Looks very similar to the menu i got from the PH under the same hashgocha

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1002 on: June 22, 2014, 01:32:39 AM »
Who gave your the menu? A hotel?
Looks very similar to the menu i got from the PH under the same hashgocha
Yea, check my post from a few days ago in this thread for more details.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1003 on: June 22, 2014, 02:16:27 AM »
Yes, I had food from them at Halaveli
Please note shipping and import cost will add at least another 100% per meal and if the hotel wants to add something to make money on you it will cost more
Meals were very good. They dont always have all food available, so if you order, the hotel most likely will come back with a list what they dont have as of  now
It comes from Kleins gourmet catering. I had someone stay at the Hyatt and also had that food. The Hyatt added about 150% to these prices. Think thats very fair, considering what a effort it takes to arrange.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1004 on: June 22, 2014, 02:18:17 AM »
Yes, I had food from them at Halaveli
Please note shipping and import cost will add at least another 100% per meal and if the hotel wants to add something to make money on you it will cost more
Meals were very good. They dont always have all food available, so if you order, the hotel most likely will come back with a list what they dont have as of  now
It comes from Kleins gourmet catering. I had someone stay at the Hyatt and also had that food. The Hyatt added about 150% to these prices. Think thats very fair, considering what a effort it takes to arrange.
Good to know!

Thanks!