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
A fantastic resort, which is truly luxurious. The staff were extremely friendly and would always go the extra mile to make sure your stay was a special one. An unforgettable experience and look forward to going back next year
We stayed for 6 nights at an over the water villa. The facilities on the island are 5 star quality and the resort staff were all wonderful. The room, spa water villas, was beyond our expectation with plenty of space for 2.
Food was just ok. Everything is imported and marked up (which is expected). As a Hilton Gold member you get free breakfast. There are two restaurants you can choose from. They both have pros & cons. The buffet has a wide variety and is very consistent. Toward the end, they stop bringing out food, so if you come late, you may not get everything. The other restaurant is made to order, but it can get crowded and take longer to get all of your food. The underwater restaurant is more of an experience rather than the quality of food. For the price for dinner, I was disappointed and it books up quickly. If you want the experience, try their champagne special so you can still go to the restaurant.
We were told we could not take a sea plan back to Male. They put us into a speed boat to another island where we had to wait 2 hours for the plane. We got onto a small plane, total travel time was 3.5 hrs. It took the resort 4 days to address my complaint, so make sure you are able to take a sea plane home!
Overall, it was an amazing experience.
This hotel is excellent in many ways such as Family Water Villa, Restaurant (Ithaa, Sunset Grill, Vilu Restaurand, and Atoll) Atmosphere, Services, and Activities.
This is my first time at Maldives and this hotel shall make more impressive.
Our trip to Maldives was a first and we are so glad to have chose Conrad Rangali island. The property was gorgeous with amazing views. The service was excellent for the most part. Since we are vegetarians, they went out of their way to help us with food suitable for us.
The Maldives is absolutely phenomenal and the Conrad was amazing too. We split up our stay between the deluxe beach villa and the deluxe overwater villa, so we could experience both types of rooms. Both were great, but we were a little disappointed with the deluxe overwater villa. These are 3 levels higher than the base level overwater villa, but are closest to where the plane lands (so it's constant loud noise), which wasn't great. We would've rather had a cheaper room and been farther away from the plane.
Our host, Husain, was fantastic and extremely helpful. I'd also like to call out the service of Mohamed Nizam, for exemplary service. He went above and beyond one night during our dinner, and we can't thank him enough.
Overall, the Conrad Maldives is fantastic, we just thought that the deluxe overwater villa was kind of a waste. We'd absolutely go back, but would stay in the deluxe beach villa instead.