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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Definitely beautiful! One of the best rhings was that as soon as we landed in Male, The Conrad found us and took over everything!!! We literally were taken care of with such ease itwas impressive. The seaplane was set up and happened without a glitch...that was great service. Furthermore on our return they also made sure we were taken care of until we were in the right spot in Male airport to return home. The island is small but has everything you need to have a spectacular time. The grounds are maintained, clean and the hospitality is superb. If you are on a budget, it might not be the place to stay. If it's the trip of a lifetime and your willing to splurge...GO! When it co.es to food there are a variety of restaurants to choose and all have great food and offer a different experience. Taking part of the lobster n champagne dinner at the beach is a must! It's beautifully put together, the food is good, and the sunset completes a perfect evening. The restaurant that we thought was not worth the cost was Ithaa as it is quite expensive and the experience wasn't as expected...there wasn't that many fish around and the glass was very dirty that it distracted and it just wasn't nice. The scuba experience was great, instructor was very nice and made feel very comfortable and it was fun. The spa, two available, were very nice and treatments well done. Ohh know that the over water bungalows are over shallow water maybe 3 ft n snorkeling is not optimal there. Overall we had a awesome time
This place is absolutely stunning! Our first room was a beach villa, booked with points and 5th night promotion. It was quite near the noisy front desk and sea plane area, so we requested a quieter spot. We were shown 2 much better quiet rooms on the sunrise side and ended up in a Deluxe Beach Villa. Tons of space! The pool was very nice to have and being on the house reef side was key! House reef snorkeling was excellent and provided us plenty to do. If you have small kids, I'd recommend bringing own mask/snorkel as supplies seem to be limited. As Diamond guests we had complimentary afternoon tea (okay) and happy hour (pretty good). Kids' club was fantastic with plenty of scheduled activities. When one kid got sick they even sent activities to the room for her. Food and drink overall are quite expensive. We preferred Vilu for breakfast and dinner. Service was great and food was yummy. Breakfast buffet at Atoll market was sub par. When I asked the staff member about food containing eggs due to an anaphylactic allergy, she walked me to the eggs and pointed at them, "this has eggs." NOT helpful. Sparkling wine/fruit/chocolate in our room was nice. In room coffee was Nespresso and tap water was plentifully supplied. Took a snorkeling excursion but didn't find it different enough from the house reef to be worth the time. Beach was usually all to ourselves or very quiet. Reserved chairs for beach villas. Well worth the points redemption. Would go back tomorrow!
Went to Conrad Rangali Island in a large group of couples as part of a company event.
Upon arrival I was imressed with the amount of organization they had put in especillay for the coordination of the seaplanes to transport us from Male.The staf kept on impressing us with their organisation and help throughout our stay.
I strongly recommend this hotel.
We had an excellent stay at the Conrad, Rangali. The staff was courteous, amenities were luxurious, activities were well planned. We stayed at the beach villa which had all the required amenities. I would recommend Conrad, Rangali to every traveler visiting Maldives
Excellent restaurants with all the options and nice beaches. You may need to check before your travel about the best timing to avoid heavy rains and enjoy the weather. You must try the spa and enjoy the best message!