Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
What We Love
- Beach stays cool even under the harsh midday sun
- Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is just that, underwater and with spectacular views of the sea
- The water sports center, with scuba diving, windsurfing and kneeboarding
What To Know
- Best suited for couples
- It's the only property in the area, so offsite excursions are limited
- The bug situation can be daunting if you’re at all squeamish about insects
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Room Service
Barefoot luxury. The resort encompasses two adjacent islands, connected by a 500-meter footbridge, and offers both beach villas and the coveted overwater variety. Teak and white stone evoke a feeling of peace and openness. Local artwork dots the walls, and seafoam-greens and blues are the palette of choice for the interiors. Everything is clean and pristine, much like the Maldives themselves.
Bed & Bath
The villas, whether on the beach or over the water, are spacious and private, with individual plunge or whirlpools. All are fashioned of white stone with traditional thatch roofs. The expansive 1,600-square-foot spa villas have turquoise and white sleeping areas with vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans and teak floors. Bathrooms have his-and-hers sinks, large Roman baths and separate spa areas for in-room massages. Of course, all rooms have amazing views of the ocean.
With numerous dining options, guests are spoiled for choice, especially those who love wine: The resort has the country’s first wine cellar. The Cheese and Wine Bar, with its cool black sand, is a refuge on a hot day. Sunset Bar and Grill is the best spot for savoring delicious local seafood while watching the sunset from your private dining deck. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is the choice boite on the island, as diners feel like Jacques Cousteau admiring the array of sea creatures swimming overhead. And if guests want sea views without dining, one of the spas is overwater and offers massages in rooms with glass floors.
In the Area
Situated in the southernmost section of the Maldives, the resort is fairly isolated. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be left with nothing to do. The kids-only Ice Cream Spa allows youngsters to enjoy facials and massages. Nemo, the resort’s three-person mini-sub, takes guests on 30-minute undersea adventures. Personal trainers are on hand to give you boxing lessons at the gym. The island’s three boutiques offer guests bathing suits and other essentials they may have forgotten. Nearby Mandhoo Island boasts a small village and gardens in which you can eat the local fruit.
How to Get There
The Conrad Rangali Island is a tropical paradise... easily the best hotel experience I've ever had! The Maldives is the most gorgeous place I've ever seen, the resort itself is barefoot luxury, and the staff is gracious and hospitable. If you ever have the chance to visit this property, you won't regret it!
After a less than desirable overnight stay in Male upon arrival in the Maldives (not associated with the Conrad at all), my group missed our seaplane reservation. As soon as I called the Conrad and explained the situation, their competent staff took over... they arranged for a taxi from the other property and rescheduled our seaplane transfer to the next available flight. When the taxi arrived the airport, Conrad representatives immediately greeted our vehicle, welcomed us, and took control of the situation... I could literally feel the stress leaving my body knowing we were in good hands.
That world-class service continued throughout our week at the resort. The staff is friendly, professional, accommodating, and service-oriented. A few fantastic people I need to mention by name... Helentha, the Rangali Bar manager who took excellent care of us during our many stops at the bar and took the time to get to know us. He clearly takes a lot of pride in his work and his team, and he develops great rapport with his customers (and I highly recommend the Orange Sherbert Mojito while at the bar); Eve, the server who handled the pool area wading through water to take care of her customers with a massive smile and excellent service; Mod, the kind massage therapist who gave me the Maldivian Indigenous treatment, which was the best spa experience I've ever had; and the friendly server we had at the Sunset Grill who spent time looking at our snorkeling pictures to help us identify the fish (still kicking myself for failing to write down his name!).
We stayed in the overwater villas, which were wonderful. The plunge pool and direct water access are treats, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious.
The natural beauty at the Conrad is astounding... the multitude of turquoise blue water shades, the wildlife (both on land and in the sea), the beaches. Although we visited in monsoon season, we were lucky enough to enjoy perfect weather until the final day of our stay.
Thank you to the Conrad and its staff for a dream vacation!
Stayed for two nights in a deluxe beach villa and four nights in a superior water villa. Truly a wonderful place for a vacation. As a Hilton Diamond member, you get free breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktail hour. With two islands and numerous activities and restaurants, we always had lots to do. The service and the friendliness of the staff was incredible. Definitely want to visit again.
The beach villa is newly renovated and very nice with private outdoor showers, very good concierge service was provided and the room is very tidy with all the facilities you will need.
The beach is just right outside the beach villa and the short walk between the villa to the beach is very private with some plants on both sides of the walkway.
They provided some fruits(dragonfruit, apples, oranges etc.) with knives and plates nicely tucked away in a small box on the table.Although we did not get to eat the fruits as there's so much to eat at the complimentary buffet breakfast. There's also a good range of tea bags and coffee pods (Nespresso) provided.
We stayed in water villa and we enjoyed our holiday from start to the end. We were picked up from Male airport and transferred to the lovely Conrad lounge and sea plane check in. We could enjoy free drinks and snacks before take-off. We were given a little bag each with a bottle of water to take on seaplane. Unfortunately, you would have to pay extra if you wanted to use this lounge on return. The last sea plane from Conrad is about 4pm, so you would have to wait if your flight from Male is later.
Hosts and some hotel managers welcomed us on arrival. Our host took us to the water villa and explained as much as he could about hotel. We wanted to have a cocktail at the underwater restaurant and he tried his best to book it for us. Unfortunately, hotel was busy in we got a place only on our last day. It was a nice experience, but next time I would go for a dinner. In the evening seeing could be much better.
Prices are really high at this hotel, but this is Maldives and everything cost a lot. Worth having a nice cocktail for half a price between 5pm and 7pm (happy hour). Staff is very friendly and willing to help. We had a lift offered a couple of times when walking over the bridge from one island to another.
Breakfast buffet – wonderful, plenty to choose from. Fresh fruit and veg juices (you can choose ingredients yourself and they will make it for you in front of you), Actimel drinks… In the evening you can choose anything you like from European, Chinese, Japanese or Indian buffet.
Our over the water villa was very nice too. We enjoyed a spacey bathroom, nice room, comfortable bed, small spa outside the room and amazing views, white sand and turquois water. We were lucky to see a huge ray from the bridge one evening.
It was a bit pricey but definitely unforgettable stay!
traveled jun 2017
I like this resort as the views from the water villas are outstanding and very private. The many restaurants also offer great food. I can't think of anything else I would need if I'm there a month. I'll be back!