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St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort [Master Thread]

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort [Master Thread]

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Platinum Amenities:
  • Breakfast is provided in Alba Restaurant
  • Revolving fruit basket on request
  • Candy/snack display upon arrival
  • Cookies daily with coffee in the room
  • Afternoon tea (cookies and ice tea) on request
Note: As of October 2018, this property have been removed from the 20% Members Dine More website.

Tips on Availability:
  • The StR brand was integrated into the Marriott reservation system in early December 2018 and award availability (and availability in general) seems to now be loaded in a week at a time (1 year minus two weeks on Saturday night around midnight ET) rather than day by day as it seemed to be previously.

Welcome Lounge (The Great Room):
  • Located in the seaplane terminal
  • Drinks and light snacks
  • Toys for children
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is also available

Arrival information:
  • All arrangements for travel to the island must be arranged through reservations.vommu[email protected] at least 72 hours in advance.
  • St. Regis Airport Butler will escort guests to the seaplane terminal in the comfort of a Bentley, luxury SUV, or multi-passenger van.
  • While awaiting departure, guests are invited to our Arrival Lounge, The Great Room.
  • Seaplane schedules are determined one day prior to arrival or departure and that flights take place only during daylight hours.
  • The resort does not in any way control the scheduling or arrangements of seaplane flights. This is completely under the control of TMA(Trans Maldivian Airways). The resort only assists StR guests with the StR lounge at the seaplane terminal at Male.
  • Guests arriving after 4PM will have to stay overnight on Hulhumale or Male and travel by seaplane the next morning.
  • The maximum baggage allowance per person is 25 kilograms; excess baggage will be charged an additional fee of 5.60 USD per kilogram.
  • Fee: 695 USD roundtrip per person, tax included. Children from 2-11 years pay $399. Complimentary for children under 2 years of age.
  • Travel Time: 45 minutes (one way)

Villa Category & Upgrade Information:
  • Room category tier is as follows: GV < OWV < BV (Note this is not a complete list and is only for the lowest 3 room categories)
  • Base Room is the GV (Garden Villa)
  • > Next highest room category is OWV (Over Water Villa)
  • >> Next highest room category is the BV (Beach Villa)

Villa Selection: Over Water Villas
Internet Access:
  • Complimentary Internet Access is provided for all guests

Activities & Excursions Price Lists:
Menus: Note: Greyed out menus are currently unavailable
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Resort Map & Layout:






Weather:
  • General info on weather in the Maldives: Link 1 Link 2 (Maldivian government website)
  • Recommended Android weather app: eWeather HD. See this post for detailed info on the app, settings, tips and general weather info (Courtesy of MaldivesFreak)
  • Want to get an idea about the weather in the month of August? Click here to read a post from a FT member that spends 2 weeks at a resort not too far from StR during this month (Courtesy of Splotly)
  • There is a weather station on Magoodhoo about 20km / 13mi north east of Vommuli - https://www.accuweather.com/en/mv/ma...-forecast/5583
  • There is another weather station on Kudahuvadhoo as well, about 27km north.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 3:53 pm
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Regarding the free water in the room, is it also possible to request sparkling water as drinking water?
At Conrad Maldives they have 2 different kinds of their desalinated House-water and I was wondering if it is the same at St. Regis....
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Old Apr 17, 19, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Lookoutitzsean View Post
A ton of GV award availability has opened up! Weíre talking every day through December 19th from today.

I have a 5 night award booking at StR. When I called Plat line a week ago about them honoring 60k points rate but my points advance showing 85k per night, they simply added 100k points to my account to make up for it. They didnít attach any stipulations on this like this, so now Iím tempted to modify the dates to push the trip back a couple days. Anyone think this is safe or do yíall think IT could actually some sort of linkage to pull points away if I modify/cancel the original reservation? The 100k pts they gave me is simply labeled as a ďPoints AdjustmentĒ.
They did the same for my points advance reservation but warned that they'd take the points back if I modified or cancelled my reservation. Regarding whether or not they actually would claw the points back, I've seen conflicting DPs with some saying they were able to keep the points but many others saying the points were clawed back.
One thing I would be wary of is that I'm sure at the very least they've put a note about the adjustment on the reservation meaning that if you have to call to modify your reservation, the rep may see the note and initiate a clawback. With things like this I think it's very much YMMV. I personally wouldn't but to each their own.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 4:21 pm
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Join Date: Jan 2019
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Originally Posted by sydneyflyer12 View Post
They did the same for my points advance reservation but warned that they'd take the points back if I modified or cancelled my reservation. Regarding whether or not they actually would claw the points back, I've seen conflicting DPs with some saying they were able to keep the points but many others saying the points were clawed back.
One thing I would be wary of is that I'm sure at the very least they've put a note about the adjustment on the reservation meaning that if you have to call to modify your reservation, the rep may see the note and initiate a clawback. With things like this I think it's very much YMMV. I personally wouldn't but to each their own.
If thatís the case then Iíll probably stick with the original. Itís just an extra day Iíd have to take off of work and not worth the risk of an extra 100k points. Thanks for the feedback. Is there another thread on the conflicting DPs? I donít recall reading it on this thread.
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Old Apr 17, 19, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Lookoutitzsean View Post


If thatís the case then Iíll probably stick with the original. Itís just an extra day Iíd have to take off of work and not worth the risk of an extra 100k points. Thanks for the feedback. Is there another thread on the conflicting DPs? I donít recall reading it on this thread.
I honestly don't remember exactly where I saw them. I think it was a FT thread about the points advance policy change back in early February.
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Old Apr 18, 19, 12:01 am
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Probably not. The water provided is Bonaqua Silver - which is a basic Coca-Cola bottled water product. My wife likes sparkling water though, so Iíll ask...

Originally Posted by tom-schmitt View Post
Regarding the free water in the room, is it also possible to request sparkling water as drinking water?
At Conrad Maldives they have 2 different kinds of their desalinated House-water and I was wondering if it is the same at St. Regis....
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Old Apr 18, 19, 1:05 am
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That is so tacky coming from a 2000$ a night hotel. Definitely no desire to stay here. Much better non Bonvoy in the Maldives. Soneva the original Maldives resort is way better.
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Old Apr 18, 19, 1:13 am
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That is so tacky coming from a 2000$ a night hotel. Definitely no desire to stay here. Much better non Bonvoy in the Maldives. Soneva the original Maldives resort is way better.

sorry this quote was in reply to an earlier post re when moving rooms they requested an additional fruit basket and were told that they had to pay for it!
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Old Apr 18, 19, 9:56 am
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Am I correct that in order to upgrade from Garden Villa to OWV I have to email the hotel? The Bonvoy phone reps don't have access correct? Any strategy as to when to inquire about paid upgrades? Far out or closer in? I'm traveling in Nov and just switched my points booking from OWV to Garden.
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Old Apr 18, 19, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by LonghornFlyer View Post
Am I correct that in order to upgrade from Garden Villa to OWV I have to email the hotel? The Bonvoy phone reps don't have access correct? Any strategy as to when to inquire about paid upgrades? Far out or closer in? I'm traveling in Nov and just switched my points booking from OWV to Garden.
Just drop them an email. Prices are fixed depending on season. The upgrade fee is non refundable and payable at time of confirmation, so that may be the main influencer on when you contact them
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Old Apr 19, 19, 5:40 am
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Has anyone had any spa treatments they really loved or would recommend?
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Old Apr 19, 19, 4:49 pm
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I was quoted $369 for an upgrade from GV to OWV for November. Seems higher than what I've heard before or is that about right? So thoughts on 85K points + $369 to upgrade or 120k points directly into OWV? Is it possible to do split 2 nights in GW and 2 nights in OWV? Will that $369 rate change as availability changes?
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Old Apr 19, 19, 5:11 pm
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Originally Posted by LonghornFlyer View Post
I was quoted $369 for an upgrade from GV to OWV for November. Seems higher than what I've heard before or is that about right? So thoughts on 85K points + $369 to upgrade or 120k points directly into OWV? Is it possible to do split 2 nights in GW and 2 nights in OWV? Will that $369 rate change as availability changes?
That $369 rate seems to be the standard for GV->OWV in high season. The $492 rate for GV-> SOWV also seems to be standard. These rates seem to be fixed and unaffected by changing availability but that could always change. Whether the $369 option or the 35k point option is a better deal is completely dependent on how many points you have and how you value them.
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Old Apr 19, 19, 5:13 pm
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Originally Posted by LonghornFlyer View Post
I was quoted $369 for an upgrade from GV to OWV for November. Seems higher than what I've heard before or is that about right? So thoughts on 85K points + $369 to upgrade or 120k points directly into OWV? Is it possible to do split 2 nights in GW and 2 nights in OWV? Will that $369 rate change as availability changes?
November is peak season, and 369 seems to be the standard quote for peak season. If you have one booking for the duration, you have to upgrade all nights or none. And if you booked 5 nights for points paying for 4, the upgrade fee has to be paid for all 5.
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Old Apr 19, 19, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
November is peak season, and 369 seems to be the standard quote for peak season. If you have one booking for the duration, you have to upgrade all nights or none. And if you booked 5 nights for points paying for 4, the upgrade fee has to be paid for all 5.
Common knowledge but bears repeating: Upgrades also have to be paid in full up front at the time of the upgrade and are non-cancellable and non-refundable so if you cancel outside of your reservation's cancellation window you'll still get your points back but not the upgrade $$$.
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Old Apr 21, 19, 12:55 am
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Kids

I am traveling there family of four (2 kids age 2 and 5 yo). I am booked on points and was told points stay in GV is double occupancy and there is a $100pp per night plus 23% above 2 people. Are people staying with kids also hit with this charge?
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