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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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External Links:
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 Jun 2, 19, 4:55 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2019
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Cash upgrades, definitely do it. We redeemed 240K points for five nights this past April and paid $1232 USD to upgrade from GV to OWV. Upon arriving we were upgraded to St Regis OWV.
definitely! I was pulling my butt off to gather 540k points, if I can do it with 320k and cash, I'll def do it. How was it 240k btw? Was it cheaper before?
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Old Jun 2, 19, 4:56 pm
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Yes if you are plat or above. We arrived on the first seaplane, checked in into St Regis Suite and went to breakfast right away. It was glorious.
amazing, I was debating about mattress running and now I'm def doing it Haha
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Old Jun 2, 19, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Jinkyu Im View Post
definitely! I was pulling my butt off to gather 540k points, if I can do it with 320k and cash, I'll def do it. How was it 240k btw? Was it cheaper before?
The redemption rate was capped at 60K points per night prior to the whole cat 8 business or something. We booked before it went up.

320K? You mean 340K for 85k per night for five? nights?
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Old Jun 2, 19, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Jinkyu Im View Post
amazing, I was debating about mattress running and now I'm def doing it Haha
I am Titanium but as I understand Plat and Titan all get the same re: breakfast.

The upgrade might have been based on Titanium
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Old Jun 2, 19, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by theOtherHolmes View Post


The redemption rate was capped at 60K points per night prior to the whole cat 8 business or something. We booked before it went up.

320K? You mean 340K for 85k per night for five? nights?
Oops, yes that's correct.
Thank you for the clarification!
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Old Jun 2, 19, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by theOtherHolmes View Post


The redemption rate was capped at 60K points per night prior to the whole cat 8 business or something. We booked before it went up.

320K? You mean 340K for 85k per night for five? nights?
We booked an 8 night stay at 60K points/night and paid for the OWV as you did. 420K points altogether (5th night free) August is just around the corner. We cannot wait.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by theOtherHolmes View Post


I am Titanium but as I understand Plat and Titan all get the same re: breakfast.

The upgrade might have been based on Titanium
I sure would hope plat would be the same!

On the other hand, they gave me a quote of $500 a night to upgrade to OWV, is this usual? I'm not sure if the price will drop when the date gets closer.
$2500 is little hefty for 200k points, probably about same in value tho.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Jinkyu Im View Post
I sure would hope plat would be the same!

On the other hand, they gave me a quote of $500 a night to upgrade to OWV, is this usual? I'm not sure if the price will drop when the date gets closer.
$2500 is little hefty for 200k points, probably about same in value tho.
Regarding whether or not that is typical, allow me to quote my previous reply to you:
You can find the rates throughout this thread.

The rates are fixed and based on season of travel.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 5:24 pm
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Yes, rates I saw on this thread was about $2~300 a night so I wasn't sure if $500 was out of ordinary.
I guess May is one of the peak seasons.
Thank you!
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Old Jun 3, 19, 5:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Jinkyu Im View Post
Yes, rates I saw on this thread was about $2~300 a night so I wasn't sure if $500 was out of ordinary.
I guess May is one of the peak seasons.
Thank you!
May is generally not considered high season. Are you sure that $500 rate was for a standard OWV and not for a SOWV or StR Suite? The most recent non-peak upgrades rates I've seen posted are 246.40 USD for GV->OWV and 554.40 USD for GV->SOWV
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Old Jun 3, 19, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by sydneyflyer12 View Post
May is generally not considered high season. Are you sure that $500 rate was for a standard OWV and not for a SOWV or StR Suite? The most recent non-peak upgrades rates I've seen posted are 246.40 USD for GV->OWV and 554.40 USD for GV->SOWV
This is the email I got - maybe its little different because its early may? I inquired again with my reservation number so maybe they'll give me some other price Haha. I honestly thought it was going to be the price difference between gv and owv. Thank you for your replies!
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We are pleased to offer you paid cash upgrades as follows:

· Overwater Villa with Pool at USD 492.80 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

· Beach Villa with Pool at USD 554.40 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

· Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool at USD 616.00 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

· Overwater St. Regis Suite with Pool at USD 720.72 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

//
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Old Jun 3, 19, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Jinkyu Im View Post
This is the email I got - maybe its little different because its early may? I inquired again with my reservation number so maybe they'll give me some other price Haha. I honestly thought it was going to be the price difference between gv and owv. Thank you for your replies!
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We are pleased to offer you paid cash upgrades as follows:

· Overwater Villa with Pool at USD 492.80 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

· Beach Villa with Pool at USD 554.40 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

· Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool at USD 616.00 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

· Overwater St. Regis Suite with Pool at USD 720.72 per night – for a 3D virtual tour kindly click here.

//
Honestly who knows, to be fair, you are probably one of the first people inquiring about upgrades for May 2020 so the rates may be higher and we may just not have found out about it until now.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by sydneyflyer12 View Post
Honestly who knows, to be fair, you are probably one of the first people inquiring about upgrades for May 2020 so the rates may be higher and we may just not have found out about it until now.
Probably. I'll update if theres any change! Thank you!

Btw, price difference in April is about 500 and my during my dates is about 170 dollars, so maybe they got my dates wrong! (fingers crossed)
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Old Jun 4, 19, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by Jinkyu Im View Post
Probably. I'll update if theres any change! Thank you!

Btw, price difference in April is about 500 and my during my dates is about 170 dollars, so maybe they got my dates wrong! (fingers crossed)

Edit: I have been confirmed for the cash upgrade price
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Old Jun 6, 19, 3:14 am
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Hi all,

having been a silent reader most of the time, I have one question (which I believe I read before but cannot find the answer now): if I am staying on points/awards and chose to upgrade the room from GV to OWV (before the stay), does the fee (excl taxes) count towards points?
And does it count towards the ambassador spend (20k)?

I think to remember that such fees do not count towards points (and thus also not ambassador spend?!).
However, my ambassador inquired with the hotel which replied that “room upgrades are considered as an eligible spend and you will be able to earn points for it, as long as you stay and pay using your own credit card”.
Anyone with (recent) experience?
I am having a 10 day stay coming up made with 2 reservations and am thinking about either upgrading one or both and this would certainly impact my decision.
Thanks a lot for any input!
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