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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 #1335 on: October 29, 2014, 08:07:12 PM »
You have a point..

Though for that I can go a beautiful hotel in downtown Brooklyn, just 15 minutes with the city bus. Not sure why you make is run to Manhattan.

I didn't know you live in Brooklyn, not everyone lives in Brooklyn, I don't. There is nothing like a relaxing stay in Manhatten - Bueatiful hotels, great restaurants, lots of shows, tons of movie theaters great shopping - it's the ultimate. I work there every day but all I experience is my office maybe a resturant for a business lunch. To enjoy it all in a vacation is amazing.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1336 on: October 30, 2014, 12:22:49 AM »
Do I really need to dig up a receipt from TMA?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1337 on: October 30, 2014, 03:44:22 AM »
All Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Diet Sprites are kosher world wide, according to sources in the OU. Acc to R'Landau from Bnai Brak, Coke and Diet Coke are good around the world.  Once you get into specific flavors, those are country/area specific.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1338 on: October 30, 2014, 06:45:26 AM »
I thought Coke from South America isn't kosher and in fact, the only place in the USA where they serve non kosher coke is in the coke factory in Atlanta which serves SA coke
Coke is kosher in Brazil and Argentina, so definitely not a blanket SA rule if that is true.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1339 on: October 30, 2014, 07:04:31 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1340 on: October 30, 2014, 08:29:13 AM »

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1341 on: October 30, 2014, 08:34:28 AM »
Which part?
Many rabbis in Asia do not drink Coke because of kosher problems.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1342 on: October 30, 2014, 09:00:09 AM »
Correct, but then again my vacation starts Monday mid day. I wanna have a full Monday morning in the Maldives. I wanna wake up Monday morning in a OWB ready to go Toyvel in the ocean :)

Lately when my kids wake me up in middle the night, or for that matter decide to get up 5in o'clock in the morning, I am imagining my self the few day that Ill ayh have in the Maldives. It will be sleeping relaxing time. Can't wait.

I can imagine... :)

But... that's still not the way to do it. Taking a bumpy speedboat in the pitch-black (assuming the hotel will even be willing to arrange that altogether) and arriving at your resort in the dead of night, where the employees will barely whisper to you as they take you to your villa so as not to wake up anyone else, will thoroughly kill the experience for you. Unless you enjoy a roller coaster in the pitch-black, and arriving somewhere where you can barely see what's around you until the morning, it's simply not worth it.

It's not just about "waking up to tovel in the ocean"; everything - even the seaplane ride, with its beautiful views of the ocean and the other resorts along the way - is part of the experience. Likewise, arriving to a full gorgeous view of the resort, and being welcomed by the staff and then driven around a bit on golf car as they show off their property before taking you on a glorious ride up the jetty to your little palace in middle of the ocean is something not to be missed. You don't want your first "real view" of the place to be in the morning, all on your own and starting from your villa, and working your way outward - it's like starting a movie from the exciting part, and then working your way back toward the beginning.

And lest anyone think I have no clue what I'm talking about, and that I'm just making this up... I had a similar experience at the Blue Palace in Crete, Greece (I really should write TRs more often :P). They had given us a beautiful villa with a breathtaking view of Spinalonga Island - but we arrived at night. So instead of building up the excitement as we went along, we were treated to a golf cart ride in the dark, and a quick tour of our suite, where the hotel employee told us "in the morning you will have a nice surprise, we have selected an excellent view for you" (at the time, I had not known about the Spinalonga Island view). And as if that didn't kill it enough, when morning finally came, trying to transition from a dim hotel room to peeking into the bright sunlight to see this "surprise" was significantly less enjoyable, on account of almost losing my eyesight in the process. :o

So take my word for it, avoid arriving in MLE at night at all costs. And if it can't be done, then look into the possibility of staying at the airport overnight (in fact, try for the Hulhule Island Hotel or the Sunny Break Hotel, so that you don't even have to leave the airport island itself) and taking the very first possible seaplane in the morning. You'll not only save money; you'll enjoy the experience of approaching the resort much more as well.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1343 on: October 30, 2014, 10:19:29 AM »
Thanks Moshe for the detailed post 😊

You're right, arriving at night is not really what I plan on doing as you explain... But I don't want to check in Monday morning either. I just found a routing that gets me in MLE Sunday 11:30 AM! I'm in middle of deciding which route to take.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1344 on: October 30, 2014, 10:46:13 AM »
Thanks Moshe for the detailed post 😊

You're right, arriving at night is not really what I plan on doing as you explain... But I don't want to check in Monday morning either. I just found a routing that gets me in MLE Sunday 11:30 AM! I'm in middle of deciding which route to take.

The 11:30 AM one. Duh.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1345 on: October 30, 2014, 11:45:55 AM »
But I don't want to check in Monday morning either. I just found a routing that gets me in MLE Sunday 11:30 AM! I'm in middle of deciding which route to take.

What is your hesitation with landing late morning? Perfect time for check-in.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1346 on: October 30, 2014, 12:13:32 PM »
What is your hesitation with landing late morning? Perfect time for check-in.
I landed at 11 ish and got to my room about 3 ish. (dont forget your seaplane might not take off the minute you land, we waited in the hotel lounge in male for aroun 2 hours until another commercial flight arrived.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1347 on: October 30, 2014, 01:24:16 PM »
What is your hesitation with landing late morning? Perfect time for check-in.
No hesitation at all. I think I am going for it.... I just wanna make sure I go through all other possibilities as well. Ill post my other routings soon.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1348 on: October 30, 2014, 01:42:08 PM »
I will ask my source in the OU, who is the lead mashgiach for Coke

This is the response I recieved:
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1349 on: October 30, 2014, 02:14:36 PM »