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JFK-HKG-MLE (CX) -- 50/70 AS
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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: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 1178862 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1400 on: November 03, 2014, 12:20:17 AM »
Not even close.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1401 on: November 03, 2014, 12:37:27 AM »
Not even close.

My bad, just googled it.... thailand

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1402 on: November 03, 2014, 03:11:50 AM »
Is it worth calling up the GM at Halaveli to budge for a good price? Promise a nice review on TA... Or I am wasting my time?

Don't. Not only won't it help, but the last thing we need is to ruin yet another fine establishment on this earth, by giving them the impression that the Jews are the penny-pinchers who are always haggling for every little thing. Especially if you're bringing kosher food, 1) you will need some non-standard favors from them anyway, and 2) they'll for sure know you're Jewish. The Halaveli still likes Jews as of now; please don't screw that up for the rest of us just to save a few bucks. :P

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1403 on: November 03, 2014, 03:31:02 AM »
Yes, please don't screw it up... I found this place and want to go back one day and not get greeted with....

Small advice with the maldives, if you gotta ask how much it costs or try getting a discount, you can't afford it

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1404 on: November 03, 2014, 08:11:09 AM »
IIRC Gary has one.
like 5.

I want a private pool.

chuchem said up thread that its going for $1,000 p/ night these days.  :(

I found cheaper than that here.
I am not sure if you read my mle tr but I took chuchums advice and as much as I will continue to listen to him I felt a pool was useless why sit in the pool when ur over looking the most gorgeous water you'll ever see. Esp with the creatures you can watch too. That's my personal opinion on the matter.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1405 on: November 03, 2014, 09:31:09 AM »
What's the temp in the ocean?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1406 on: November 03, 2014, 09:32:42 AM »


Small advice with the maldives, if you gotta ask how much it costs or try getting a discount, you can't afford it
i respect your opinion.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1407 on: November 03, 2014, 09:33:07 AM »
I am not sure if you read my mle tr but I took chuchums advice and as much as I will continue to listen to him I felt a pool was useless why sit in the pool when ur over looking the most gorgeous water you'll ever see. Esp with the creatures you can watch too. That's my personal opinion on the matter.

Ten reasons why you should still have a private plunge pool, even in an OWB:

1) The pool is fresh water, not salty, and is a great for when you feel like getting wet without getting salt in your mouth/nose/eyes every time a wave catches you off guard.
2) The pool is usable even when the ocean has big enough waves to be uncomfortable, and is perfectly fine even during high tide or low tide.
3) The pool feels safe even at night when the ocean is dark and foreboding, and you never know what kind of sea creature may sneak up on you.
4) The pool is private, the ocean is not.
5) The pool is always clean (well, clean enough :P).
6) The pool is great place to rest between snorkeling runs - you can still be in water (so you don't dry up, and have to get used to the water again), yet aren't getting marinated in the salt water like a piece of karpas.
7) The pool often has a bench or ledge built-in that you can sit and chill on for as long as you like - unlike the ocean, where it's either hang on to your staircase, or tread water.
8 ) As lovely as it is to have an amazing diversity of sea creatures swimming around your villa, sometimes (like right after seeing a shark go by) you may feel less-than-inclined to share the water with said diversity of sea creatures.
9) The pool temperature can be managed, even when the ocean cannot.
10) One word: CANNONBALL!!!! >:D

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1408 on: November 03, 2014, 09:35:03 AM »
Agree 100%
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1409 on: November 03, 2014, 09:44:49 AM »
Small advice with the maldives, if you gotta ask how much it costs or try getting a discount, you can't afford it
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1410 on: November 03, 2014, 09:46:09 AM »
What's the temp in the ocean?
Warm.

I would love privacy but what does that have to do with me wanting a private pool? I just wanna be able to go from the ocean into the cool pool!

90% privacy is fine  ;)

And IIRC I read up thread that the the pools is the OWB at Halaveli are really private.
Anyone swimming/snorkeling in the ocean by your room can see your pool, not sure how they can be "really private" like a walled in pool villa.

I agree the pool is really nice, perhaps it's worth an extra $150 per night, but more than that seems hard to justify to me.  Especially because the pools are very small, not something you can swim in like the one at LMKL.  If the PH is more than $150/night cheaper than other options then it's worth considering IMHO.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1411 on: November 03, 2014, 10:15:11 AM »
If you are in the pool and someone swims in the water, he cant really see much, maybe your head if you are at the edge

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1412 on: November 03, 2014, 11:49:45 AM »
Warm.
Anyone swimming/snorkeling in the ocean by your room can see your pool, not sure how they can be "really private" like a walled in pool villa.

I agree the pool is really nice, perhaps it's worth an extra $150 per night, but more than that seems hard to justify to me.  Especially because the pools are very small, not something you can swim in like the one at LMKL.  If the PH is more than $150/night cheaper than other options then it's worth considering IMHO.
12.5k + $150 + $350 +1 taxes and fees will be about $780. Just $100 cheaper than Halaveli.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1413 on: November 03, 2014, 11:52:07 AM »
12.5k + $150 + $350 +1 taxes and fees will be about $780. Just $100 cheaper than Halaveli.
How much is the total with all taxes for both?
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1414 on: November 03, 2014, 11:57:24 AM »
what about the conrad?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1415 on: November 03, 2014, 11:58:14 AM »
If you are in the pool and someone swims in the water, he cant really see much, maybe your head if you are at the edge

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But what about the video cameras ;)

And will you always be underneath the water and not walking to the pool?

The chance that someone will pass by or look out of window and see her is a problem. For a men, it makes a diffrence as he will not see other girls. I doubt you will find a rabbi that allows it for a wife. Do whatever you want, but dont fool yourself that its mutar.

I would think that a camera is a problem as well. Its for sure not znius for a wife to be undressed were someone can see her, even if its only on a digital screen.

Not sure if there is Mehadrin food but I've heard that there are video cameras at every pool

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1416 on: November 03, 2014, 12:02:48 PM »
How funny. I just found that thread last night....
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1417 on: November 03, 2014, 12:21:29 PM »
But what about the video cameras ;)

And will you always be underneath the water and not walking to the pool?

#GoodTimes

I still stand by my statement. Find me a rabbi that allows a wife to go in a swim suit were other people might see here... or security cameras are around...
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1418 on: November 03, 2014, 12:25:19 PM »
I still stand by my statement. Find me a rabbi that allows a wife to go in a swim suit were other people might see here... or security cameras are around...
As I said, do what you want, I dont care, but dont convince yourself its beheter
You're proving my point.
If someone wants real privacy it needs to be in the LMKL pool villa, not an OWB.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #1419 on: November 03, 2014, 12:38:59 PM »