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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #90 on: July 08, 2012, 07:11:44 PM »
They happen. Oftentimes they'll just confiscate meat because they can't (or dont want to) tell it's NOT pork.

EDIT: Yeah, like said above.
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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #91 on: July 08, 2012, 07:16:20 PM »
Any suggestions as far as food i.e. what would you guys take? I guess their outlets are 220, so if I bring a sandwich make  or a George Foreman Grill I would need an adapter. Anyone with experience?

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #92 on: July 08, 2012, 07:17:35 PM »
Wow! I'm leaving in 2 days...... I hope W+A has kosher food. Any tips? Please let me know anything that's useful I have no time to do any research.

Are you taking seaplane both ways or one?

A little trip which worked for me, pay seaplane going there and boat+domestic transfer for way back. And then if they have a few empty seats on the seaplane that day they'll upgrade you for free (so that they earn at least some of the money...)

When you arrive and go to the seaplane lounge, they'll be free drinks.. fill your tefilin bag with as many cokes as you can.. once you arrive at the resort they'll be costing $6- or so a piece..

Take their complimentary snorkeling trip, and if you love snorkeling consider taking the paying one as well. Both trips can be cancelled on their scheduled day due to rain. be sure to sign up early as they both do fill up.

Give your villa host a nice tip on arrival and ask him to replenish your fruit basket daily and tell him which fruit you like worked like a charm.

If you get desperate for food, ask them to serve you 3-4 left over meals they have frozen for us. They'll be $40 a pop but better than nothing.. I'll try and write a quick trip report now in the other maldives thread... ENJOY!!

KEEP IN MIND: the weather can be cloudy this time of year, just take it easy and you'll have a good time!

I HAD no problems with customs, brought in lots of cold cuts... could be they thought I was muslim because of beard (many ppl told me salaam aleikum)

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #93 on: July 08, 2012, 07:18:24 PM »
Any suggestions as far as food i.e. what would you guys take? I guess their outlets are 220, so if I bring a sandwich make  or a George Foreman Grill I would need an adapter. Anyone with experience?

Most hotels have adapters, but I'd bring anyway. Bring a universal one so you don't have problems in lounges either.
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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #94 on: July 08, 2012, 07:19:27 PM »
When you arrive and go to the seaplane lounge, they'll be free drinks.. fill your tefilin bag with as many cokes as you can.. once you arrive at the resort they'll be costing $6- or so a piece..


Guilty of that as well :)

Also we brought Starbucks Frappuchino's

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #95 on: July 08, 2012, 07:21:38 PM »
Are you taking seaplane both ways or one?

A little trip which worked for me, pay seaplane going there and boat+domestic transfer for way back. And then if they have a few empty seats on the seaplane that day they'll upgrade you for free (so that they earn at least some of the money...)

When you arrive and go to the seaplane lounge, they'll be free drinks.. fill your tefilin bag with as many cokes as you can.. once you arrive at the resort they'll be costing $6- or so a piece..

Take their complimentary snorkeling trip, and if you love snorkeling consider taking the paying one as well. Both trips can be cancelled on their scheduled day due to rain. be sure to sign up early as they both do fill up.

Give your villa host a nice tip on arrival and ask him to replenish your fruit basket daily and tell him which fruit you like worked like a charm.

If you get desperate for food, ask them to serve you 3-4 left over meals they have frozen for us. They'll be $40 a pop but better than nothing.. I'll try and write a quick trip report now in the other maldives thread... ENJOY!!

KEEP IN MIND: the weather can be cloudy this time of year, just take it easy and you'll have a good time!

I HAD no problems with customs, brought in lots of cold cuts... could be they thought I was muslim because of beard (many ppl told me salaam aleikum)

They have frozen food thats kosher?

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #96 on: July 08, 2012, 07:22:05 PM »
Most hotels have adapters, but I'd bring anyway. Bring a universal one so you don't have problems in lounges either.
Where do I get one of those?

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #97 on: July 08, 2012, 07:22:37 PM »
He probably means HIS meals leftover.

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #98 on: July 08, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »
Are you taking seaplane both ways or one?

A little trip which worked for me, pay seaplane going there and boat+domestic transfer for way back. And then if they have a few empty seats on the seaplane that day they'll upgrade you for free (so that they earn at least some of the money...)

What's the price difference?

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #99 on: July 08, 2012, 07:35:21 PM »
What's the price difference?

for two people you can save about $300 if..
Round trip Seaplane 785
round trip Domestic 477

prices include taxes....

I can't guarantee you'll be upgraded as the return might be full, but if you don't mind taking the domestic route, then save the money and hopefully you'll be upgraded..

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #100 on: July 08, 2012, 07:40:27 PM »
for two people you can save about $300 if..
Round trip Seaplane 785
round trip Domestic 477

prices include taxes....

I can't guarantee you'll be upgraded as the return might be full, but if you don't mind taking the domestic route, then save the money and hopefully you'll be upgraded..
The Hilton rep told me that the seaplane is $75 ow, guess she doesn't have a clue.I'll take your advise. I'm up for some adventures...

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #101 on: July 09, 2012, 01:25:24 AM »
Most hotels have adapters, but I'd bring anyway. Bring a universal one so you don't have problems in lounges either.
unless the grill says 110-240, you need a converter i think

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #102 on: July 09, 2012, 01:34:02 AM »
I just got word from the hotel. domestic flight combine with speed boat transfer at the rate of USD 477 per person for round trip.  Total for 2 person USD 954.
I need to choose btw 1 of these 2 packages maybe I could get some input from you guys:

VIP Package 1: (for HHonors Diamond VIP Members)
Daily breakfast for member and one guest
One bottle of wine
Complimentary daily access to the Spa Hydrotherapy Facilities
Fruit basket upon arrival (regular replenishment for subsequent days)


VIP Package 2: (for HHonors Diamond VIP Members)
Daily Complimentary Happy Hours (selected choice of beverages)
One bottle of wine
One half-day excursion for member and one guest
Deluxe fruit basket upon arrival (regular replenishment for subsequent days)

If your planning on visiting this resort I suggest that you get married before you come; if it's your honeymoon, and you have a marriage certificate this is what you get:

1.      Fruit Basket & 1 bottle of Champagne in the villa upon arrival

2.      One half-day excursion for the couple on selected excursions

3.      USD $200.00 Spa credit per couple per stay to be used for the Spa treatment of the guests’ choice

4.   Romantic turn down with Champagne and Chocolates on the night prior to departure.

Its actually looking better than I thought.... ( Besides that expensive boat ride)

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #103 on: July 09, 2012, 01:47:05 AM »
Choose package two, the daily free cocktails are great.. you can order as many drinks as you want between 6-7 pm... some cost as much as $20 a drink...

Also includes non alcoholic...

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Re: maldives and dubai
« Reply #104 on: July 09, 2012, 07:08:49 AM »
Choose package two, the daily free cocktails are great.. you can order as many drinks as you want between 6-7 pm... some cost as much as $20 a drink...

Also includes non alcoholic...
How do you know that they're unlimited?