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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 #1065 on: July 28, 2014, 01:09:21 PM »
Can confirm that having a private pool at the W was great.  Though now I want to try the PH to compare :)

W for 46.8K SPG on a 5 night stay is actually not a bad deal if you can talk them into an OWB upgrade.  Otherwise that adds $180/night.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1066 on: July 28, 2014, 04:32:04 PM »
Get back to me once you go back and experience a private pool. I also thought, like you, it was silly when I have the real stuff only feet away.

I was wrong.
We had a private pool (smallish though) when we were in Thailand, and got upgraded to a (Angelina Jolie) villa at a place outside of Chiang Mai. I had fun drinking beer in it and watching the nearby river, but that was about it.

At this point in my life, as I only age, it's tough seeing myself having similar opportunities in the future.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1067 on: July 28, 2014, 04:33:41 PM »
Can confirm that having a private pool at the W was great.  Though now I want to try the PH to compare :)

W for 46.8K SPG on a 5 night stay is actually not a bad deal if you can talk them into an OWB upgrade.  Otherwise that adds $180/night.
46.8k per night? Surprised that the OWB upgrade is such a low cost, although all of their villas look stunning.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1068 on: July 28, 2014, 05:34:56 PM »
46.8k per night? Surprised that the OWB upgrade is such a low cost, although all of their villas look stunning.
Yes.
They charge almost the same for the regular villas as their OWB, so upcharge isn't too bad.

Really an awesome resort.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1069 on: July 28, 2014, 07:52:36 PM »
Can confirm that having a private pool at the W was great.  Though now I want to try the PH to compare :)

W for 46.8K SPG on a 5 night stay is actually not a bad deal if you can talk them into an OWB upgrade.  Otherwise that adds $180/night.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1070 on: July 29, 2014, 03:22:20 PM »
Debate:
1. does it make sense to stay for shabbos there?
2. should i take the standard villa as i have it for free and then one night on OWB paid ? or better not go
3. Should i give up MLE , and go to fiji / Bali instead, but in this case i would not have SQ suite return .

A little late but maybe still helpful...

1. We did shabbat there and it was amazing. All depends and how you like doing Shabbat and if your comfortable with it.
2. If you stay Hyatt GET DIAMOND beforehand. You'll get free breakfast, drinks, and fruit, as well as being upgraded to a pool villa for free. We did pool villa for three nights and OWB for 1, but it only cost 150 to upgrade to overwater because they calculate the difference between the pool villa and OWB as the upgrade fee. We liked both types in different ways, but upgrading to OWB for us the last night was amazing. Glad I didn't pay for it for the whole time though.
3. Can't help you here. GL.


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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1071 on: July 29, 2014, 04:16:44 PM »
A little late but maybe still helpful...

1. We did shabbat there and it was amazing. All depends and how you like doing Shabbat and if your comfortable with it.
2. If you stay Hyatt GET DIAMOND beforehand. You'll get free breakfast, drinks, and fruit, as well as being upgraded to a pool villa for free. We did pool villa for three nights and OWB for 1, but it only cost 150 to upgrade to overwater because they calculate the difference between the pool villa and OWB as the upgrade fee. We liked both types in different ways, but upgrading to OWB for us the last night was amazing. Glad I didn't pay for it for the whole time though.
3. Can't help you here. GL.



What were you able to eat/drink from the free breakfast and drinks? What was kosher? Were the drinks free all day, or just in the morning? Anything with alcohol?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1072 on: July 29, 2014, 04:36:29 PM »
The maldives is one of the most expensive places on earth. If you cant afford it and have to turn every dollar and are worried about free drinks, don't go... save up and one day you can do it properly and enjoy it

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1073 on: July 29, 2014, 04:45:08 PM »
The maldives is one of the most expensive places on earth. If you cant afford it and have to turn every dollar and are worried about free drinks, don't go... save up and one day you can do it properly and enjoy it
Just asking a question...hopefully IsrealGuy can answer

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1074 on: July 30, 2014, 06:27:20 AM »
why does the PH get such a bad rap on this thread. From reviews online it seems pretty decent

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1075 on: July 30, 2014, 08:05:55 AM »
why does the PH get such a bad rap on this thread. From reviews online it seems pretty decent
IIRC, GL only goes there and it has been multiple times he has gone.

Not that he is the barometer, just saying.
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Maldives Master Thread
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1077 on: July 30, 2014, 09:39:36 AM »
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1078 on: July 30, 2014, 10:53:58 AM »
why does the PH get such a bad rap on this thread. From reviews online it seems pretty decent
Because chuchem has ingrained in all of use that if you don't have a private pool you may as well not go :)

But I agree, the reviews seem outstanding.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1079 on: July 30, 2014, 10:57:47 AM »
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/wap/Item.aspx?type=0&item=183521
Not a great time to go
Thulusdhoo island has local population.  Those Israelis are idiots.

On a true resort island there is practically no local population and you definitely wouldn't encounter a sign like that.

I wouldn't venture in Male though like I did last year.  At least now at this point in time.

I wouldn't worry for safety, but if you don't your tax dollars to support a country giving donations to Hamas perhaps look into Bora Bora?
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