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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: $745 RT per person

Author Topic: Maldives Master Thread  (Read 1199839 times)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6080 on: February 08, 2024, 01:14:24 AM »
TL;DR?
The decks and pools of both reef and OWV are both over water. But the reef villas are on land so it's more quiet (no noise from buggies driving on bridges etc) and at Reef there is also a nice backyard shower, which you don't have at OWV. Reef is also more private because the back of the villa is surrounded by backyard+ wall, which you don't have at OWV.

I got to try both and not only wouldn't pay for an upgrade, but would also decline a free upgrade to OWV

#firstworldproblems

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6081 on: February 08, 2024, 09:51:37 PM »
The decks and pools of both reef and OWV are both over water. But the reef villas are on land so it's more quiet (no noise from buggies driving on bridges etc) and at Reef there is also a nice backyard shower, which you don't have at OWV. Reef is also more private because the back of the villa is surrounded by backyard+ wall, which you don't have at OWV.

I got to try both and not only wouldn't pay for an upgrade, but would also decline a free upgrade to OWV

#firstworldproblems
I hear. At the SR MLE I stayed at the family OWB (which is basically akin to a reef villa in this context) and a true OWB - the OWB is the true experience and its not even close IMO
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6082 on: February 08, 2024, 09:53:16 PM »
Anyone know details regarding kosher options for Gold free breakfast at WA? Stayed and the Conrad over covid and they were incredibly commutative and accommodating but Im having trouble getting useful details from the WA.

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6083 on: February 08, 2024, 10:15:56 PM »
The decks and pools of both reef and OWV are both over water. But the reef villas are on land so it's more quiet (no noise from buggies driving on bridges etc) and at Reef there is also a nice backyard shower, which you don't have at OWV. Reef is also more private because the back of the villa is surrounded by backyard+ wall, which you don't have at OWV.

I got to try both and not only wouldn't pay for an upgrade, but would also decline a free upgrade to OWV

#firstworldproblems

Interesting.

I hear. At the SR MLE I stayed at the family OWB (which is basically akin to a reef villa in this context) and a true OWB - the OWB is the true experience and its not even close IMO
Agree.
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6084 on: February 09, 2024, 12:54:57 AM »
The decks and pools of both reef and OWV are both over water. But the reef villas are on land so it's more quiet (no noise from buggies driving on bridges etc) and at Reef there is also a nice backyard shower, which you don't have at OWV. Reef is also more private because the back of the villa is surrounded by backyard+ wall, which you don't have at OWV.

I got to try both and not only wouldn't pay for an upgrade, but would also decline a free upgrade to OWV

#firstworldproblems
also more private the reef villas which is a big factor

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6085 on: March 04, 2024, 10:37:56 PM »
Conrad Muraka looks insane. Pity you can't book with points!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6086 on: March 05, 2024, 01:29:26 AM »
Conrad Muraka looks insane. Pity you can't book with points!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6087 on: March 17, 2024, 04:22:41 PM »
For anyone looking to go to the Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands, they are very accommodating with the kosher food. They have a chef who worked in Dubai for lots of kosher clients so he is very knowledgeable in kosher cooking. As well he told me since the hotel opened in 2021 he has cooked for over 45 kosher guests. The hotel has all the pots pans cutting boards and all the cooking utensils as well as they have kosher ingredients from a chabad in australia. They will send you a full kosher menu along with the prices as well  the kosher certificates from the chabad ( I will attach these two as well ) However if there's something off the menu and you want it you can have the chef prepare it for you as long as he has the ingredients. He is very workable and accommodating I will attach his WhatsApp number for those that wants it.
They say they will charge 250 per a day for the chef as a service free besides for the prices of the food however when I tipped the chef I asked him if he was charging me 3 days or four days because I was there for four days but three nights and he told me since i was a easy guest he won't charge me the 250 per a day. (he is the one in charge of putting that charge in so if you are nice and tip him 200$ its very likely he won't charge you.










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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6088 on: March 18, 2024, 02:32:56 AM »
Thanks.
So officially the chef cost $200 per day on top of food price?

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6089 on: March 19, 2024, 10:33:26 AM »
I would guess part 2 is missing?

For sure nice to have, but you need to have a mashgiach in kitchen and without pots being locked up after every use, the pots and pants have a din treif!

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6090 on: May 29, 2024, 06:12:29 AM »
For those heading out to WA MLE - they are now allowing boat transfer to be booked for 100k HH, instead of ~$900.

https://experiences.hiltonhonors.com/adult-shared-yacht-return-transfers/isynmv1/aucd/5066390

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6091 on: May 31, 2024, 09:35:48 AM »
For those heading out to WA MLE - they are now allowing boat transfer to be booked for 100k HH, instead of ~$900.

https://experiences.hiltonhonors.com/adult-shared-yacht-return-transfers/isynmv1/aucd/5066390

The ability to book with points comes and goes - FYI

Just booked this and it is a fantastic value even if you need to purchase the points.  With 100% bonus was able to purchase 200,000 points for $1,000, so got the boat transfer for two for half the regular price (which is ~$1,000 each after taxes)

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6092 on: May 31, 2024, 09:38:37 AM »
Just booked this and it is a fantastic value even if you need to purchase the points.  With 100% bonus was able to purchase 200,000 points for $1,000, so got the boat transfer for two for half the regular price (which is ~$1,000 each after taxes)
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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6095 on: June 19, 2024, 12:46:10 PM »
Which other countries near maldives have same vibe private pool over water or in thialand

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6096 on: June 19, 2024, 09:50:47 PM »
Which other countries near maldives have same vibe private pool over water or in thialand

Why specifically near Maldives? You can try Bora Bora for over water villas

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6097 on: June 19, 2024, 10:17:43 PM »
"Maldives postpones ban on Israelis fearing law could include Israeli-Arabs"

https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-806669

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Re: Maldives Master Thread
« Reply #6098 on: June 19, 2024, 11:17:01 PM »

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