Went with my fiancee to Conrad july 2011. We stayed for 6 nights, 4 in the superior water villa & 2 last days in the beach villa. From the moment we landed in Male airport we were taken up to the private Conrad lounge and the feeling of an amazing holiday started straight away. We were pampered and treated like royality. We then took the 30mins sea plane for a scenic tour of the islands whilst getting to the Rangali island. Amazing view although it can be hot & sweaty in the plane, and also quite noisy although they do provide some ear plugs to help dampen the sound of the engine. But the views do take your mind of small issues like that.. beware there is an additional charge to use the seapland and without the seaplane you cant get there.
Once arrived at paradise we were taken to our water villa, with an outdoor jucuzzi and the most amazing view of the ocean. Imagine waking up and the first thing one sees is the beautiful sight of the ocean. There is access to the ocean via a few steps where we snorkeled and saw the most amazing sealife and fishes. Unbelievable. The water villa is based in the smaller of the two islands which is joined by a bridge which makes for a nice walk. It takes about 5-10 mins to cross the bridge and it makes a nice walk at night seeing the stars and amazin fishes.
The beach villa is different in that it is much larger room and outdoor area. It is the larger islands and where the families usually stay whilst the smaller island is for couples only. We generally prefered the stay in the water villa beacuse of the breathtaking views.
Food was outstanding generally. From breakfast in Atoll to the breath taking underwater restaurant (Iaatha) where there is a set menu, which incidentally set us back around 700USD so not cheap but still gave you the impression of good value. But the best meal we had was the lobster and champagne night by the beach at night which basically was unlimited fresh seafood with champagne grilled to perfection. Also remenber there is happy hour form 5-6 pm where there is free cocktails everyday at the quiet zone.
The trip to Conrad was our first trip to the maldives but by the end of the holiday we were already planning our next trip. We actually then went to Coco palm in Nov for 6 days and actually all we did was think of the time we had in conrad. You cant go wrong going to the Conrad and in fact we will go back there later this year rather than another island, as we now have a comparison to another resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barefoot luxury meets unpretentious style at this five star hotel in the Maldives. Home to whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and turtles, Conrad Maldives is set on two islands and is reached by a 30-minute seaplane flight. Select from 12 restaurants and bars including Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, the Cheese Bar featuring 101 of the world's best cheeses, and an underground Wine Cellar with 20,000 bottles of fine wines. Relax at one of two spas or on the beautiful white sand beaches. Go diving and exploring on the many excursions available, including luxurious sunset cruises, big game fishing expeditions and local island hopping trips. Conrad Maldives is included in Conde Nast Traveler's 2013 Gold List of the Best 100 Hotels in the World and The World's 10 Best Beach Hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel Rangali Island
- Conrad Rangali Island
- Rangali Island Conrad
- Rangali Island Maldives