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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2017, 01:05:11 PM »
Haha! No, I don't think on this trip there will be time, but maybe on the next one. Who knows what the story will be with Qatar next week anyway?

That's true, it's so crazy! Are you flying Qatar on any of your legs?

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2017, 01:04:16 AM »
That's true, it's so crazy! Are you flying Qatar on any of your legs?
Nope, just curious if anyone is. I'm not flying any of the ME3.

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2017, 05:16:39 PM »
The Premier Villa at the Conrad...Truly Spectacular:

I'm not gonna write too much in this installment.  We didn't do that much in our 5 days at the Conrad and mostly spent the last three days in the villa.  In the whole OWV debate I would absolutely say that you are TOTALLY MISSING OUT not to pay for even a couple nights.  Just the feel of seeing the water from all around, the privacy and views are simply spectactular and priceless.  Barry Lincoln has some great snaps of the inside of the unit in his TR below, so I'm just gonna post ones of the view and other shots:


http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=64846.30




From the road heading over to the Quiet Island and up to the units:








The highest level Sunset Villa next door:







View from the deck:










From the edge of the private pool...it's THAT private:






Although we could always call a golf cart to drive us across the bridge to the main island, one of my favorite things about the resort was the dhoni (native word for these boats) that ferried people between the islands.  I loved seeing them on the horizon and riding on them.  They were just such a classy touch, adding to the ambiance of the place.










Watching the dhoni's glide across the water at the daily happy hour for HHonors Diamonds at Vilu:



Some nice sashimi the chef prepared for us (he let my husband pick the fish, check the scales and put everything on glass plates for us):




Lovely views and total peace and privacy make the very long travel and expense of coming here totally worthwhile...

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2017, 05:23:58 PM »
Good times!! Exactly a year ago...

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2017, 05:26:39 PM »
Thanks for continuing the TR!

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2019, 05:32:40 PM »
Going down a rabbit hole of TRs. This was a great one!
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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2019, 12:13:14 PM »
Going down a rabbit hole of TRs. This was a great one!

Thank you!!

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2019, 10:51:16 AM »
Ah! I just read your trip report again and can't help feeling my hart strings pulling me back to the Maldives.
The only thing I still don't get even after staying in one is the big deal people make out of the OWB.
I think a nice villa on the beach with a private pool is just as good and you get the bonus of sand which can be very fun.

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2019, 11:46:37 AM »
Ah! I just read your trip report again and can't help feeling my hart strings pulling me back to the Maldives.
The only thing I still don't get even after staying in one is the big deal people make out of the OWB.
I think a nice villa on the beach with a private pool is just as good and you get the bonus of sand which can be very fun.
There are nice beach villas in thousands of places.
There are nice OWBs in a small handful of places.
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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2019, 10:03:53 PM »
There are nice beach villas in thousands of places.
There are nice OWBs in a small handful of places.
So what? The fact that it is rarer doesn't make it better.
At the end of the day what do you get from an OWB that you don't get from a beach Villa that makes it worth a couple hundred dollars extra per night?
We stayed in an OWB with a private pool and it was very nice but I think the beach Villa with pool would be nicer.

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2019, 10:15:06 PM »
Why travel 25 hours for something that can be had much closer?
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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #56 on: December 19, 2019, 11:19:24 PM »
Ah! I just read your trip report again and can't help feeling my hart strings pulling me back to the Maldives.
The only thing I still don't get even after staying in one is the big deal people make out of the OWB.
I think a nice villa on the beach with a private pool is just as good and you get the bonus of sand which can be very fun.

I enjoyed the aquatic life that is visible from a hammock especially under moon light.

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2020, 07:34:59 PM »
So what? The fact that it is rarer doesn't make it better.
At the end of the day what do you get from an OWB that you don't get from a beach Villa that makes it worth a couple hundred dollars extra per night?
We stayed in an OWB with a private pool and it was very nice but I think the beach Villa with pool would be nicer.

I totally disagree because of two words PRIVACY and VIEWS! 

If I'm in a beach villa that is private (which is what I want to comfortably swim in the pool) then it is going to have a high hedge and no view whereas at my Conrad OWV I had the most stunning view of the water, horizon and sea life AND it was totally private...that is priceless to me (and I think to many women).  :)

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2020, 09:30:17 PM »
Why travel 25 hours for something that can be had much closer?

Where would you go for beach villas and just as good service/ambiance/privacy/seclusion that's closer to the US? Not a challenge, curious...

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Re: A little different Maldives TR
« Reply #59 on: February 26, 2020, 09:01:51 AM »
Where would you go for beach villas and just as good service/ambiance/privacy/seclusion that's closer to the US? Not a challenge, curious...
Interested as well. Especially if points can be used.