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Old 22-04-2016, 09:54 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Maldives

thinking of Club Med - Kani or Finolhu Villas

Finolhu Villas worth the extra premium?

app $3k more for 2 pax, $4k vs $7k

any others to recommend? any on going promo now?

planning to go oct 16
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Old 24-04-2016, 02:08 PM   #2
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tried expedia, trivago, agoda all dont have

anyone got lobang or know any ongoing promotions to sic

my current best lobang is via uob travel

thanks
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Old 24-04-2016, 04:12 PM   #3
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stack with Shopback, get 8% on Expedia
if registered for DBS GOSF, can get at least 10%
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Old 24-04-2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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not listed in expedia lei

how to book thru them?
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Old 24-04-2016, 07:37 PM   #5
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sorry, thot u meant Club Med was in Expedia only no promo ...

I have been to Club Med Kani, many years ago. That time, rooms dont have hot water one, but its naturally heated from the sun (quite sure they have upgraded).
I would say the food is good, with free flow of wine, oven baked pizza, wide buffet spread. Could not remember how the rooms were. They offered 1 free scuba dive per day, but their dive operations a little laid back. White beaches were fantastic.
If not wrong, Kani is the one closer to the airport (& maybe sold to Chinese investors now?).
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Old 24-04-2016, 10:30 PM   #6
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checked with them

scuba dive is no longer free
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Old 28-04-2016, 11:52 AM   #7
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btw maldives use what currency?

can use usd or euro? or sgd?
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Old 28-04-2016, 12:45 PM   #8
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btw maldives use what currency?

can use usd or euro? or sgd?
usd & euro are accepted at resorts

i know usd is widely accepted

local currency is the ruffiyah, which u dont need unless buying stuff from locals in Male
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Old 28-04-2016, 02:05 PM   #9
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thanks for the info

how about airport? if can i just bring USD and maybe some EURO
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Old 28-04-2016, 03:25 PM   #10
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thanks for the info

how about airport? if can i just bring USD and maybe some EURO
At airport, Prices r in USD so pay in USD ... probably Euro can pay too with FX change.

At airport, Recommend to eat before checking in. There is Burger King & more choices. But do not try this restaurant called Aqua?, which serves as a staff canteen but overcharges tourists.

Inside, after check-in, there is Dome but v long q & sloooooww.

The PP lounges are also located outside, before check-in ... not v big place. simple snacks & drinks.
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Old 28-04-2016, 03:32 PM   #11
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thanks for the detailed info

my flight is at 11.30pm, most likely i will leave the resort at 7pm

reach airport 8pm, then grab some snacks/drinks

do you think this planning is viable?
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Old 29-04-2016, 08:02 AM   #12
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thanks for the detailed info

my flight is at 11.30pm, most likely i will leave the resort at 7pm

reach airport 8pm, then grab some snacks/drinks

do you think this planning is viable?
Yes. Clearing airport & immigration checks usually quite fast.

If its on a weekend, they show EPL matches both inside & outside the check-in areas.
Outside, many people watching, & quite interesting to see different nationalities supporting different teams & their reactions.
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Old 29-04-2016, 08:20 AM   #13
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... shld try the scuba dive, though not free now, if its not too expensive
one of the dive site is pretty famous/good, called Banana Reef iirc. or maybe its HP Reef or Sunlight Thila ... cant recall exactly ... but these are all good sites
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Old 29-04-2016, 09:27 AM   #14
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anyone can scuba dive? or need to learn?

both of us never scuba dive b4
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Old 29-04-2016, 10:59 AM   #15
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no lah ... need proper training & license to scuba dive. dont play play.

i thot u have, cos u asked resort about free scuba
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