Luxurious Birthday Getaway: China or Thailand?

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  1. Weatherboy

    Weatherboy Gold Member

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    I have a big birthday coming up in September and have a boatload of HHonors points banked. I was thinking of spending a week or so at a new Conrad resort to celebrate.

    I've seen some reviews of the Conrad Koh Samui...and also of the Conrad in Sanya.

    If I want over-the-top accommodations with my own villa & plunge pool, which of these two relatively new properties should I try?

    Or is there some other property that's even more decadent elsewhere?
     
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    Conrad Maldives for an overwater bungalow?
     
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    They put Koh Sumai at Category 10 and Sanya at Category 8, but I was hoping to book soon anyway, so I'm not too worried about the hike in reward levels.
     
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    Be more concerned about availability. For many of the aspirational properties, it's very hard to find right now during the booking window.
     
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    Bingo. Everyone's cashing in points like mad now.
     
  7. Weatherboy

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    I've done the Maldives before... did both the Deluxe Ocean Villa and the Deluxe Over Water Villa. Both were marvelous but I was hoping to try something new.

    Right now, it looks like its easier to get to China than Thailand.
     
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    I decided on Sanya. They were able to confirm me into a villa at the 32k point level. Then again, I'm also buying additional villas for others. If the service before I get there is just a fraction of what I get once Im there, I will be extremely happy.
     

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