Conrad Maldives


Not long ago, the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa in the Ari Atoll was re-branded the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Not only the name changed: The Conrad Maldives was completely refurbished in 2005 and now ranks among the Maldives’ most luxurious resorts.


Rangali Island is split into two separate islets, both of which accommodate the luxury hotel’s facilities. A five hundred metre long jetty connects the two picture-perfect parts.


Equally beautiful, the two islands are surrounded by the read more » lagoon’s shimmering blue water. It is a charming setting: sparkling white sand beaches, nodding palm trees, elegant facilities, the graceful jetty and the inviting lagoon!


The main island, with the complicated name Rangalifinolhu, accommodates the tasteful Beach Villas as well as the resort’s central installations. Nevertheless, Rangalifinolhu is comparatively small, measuring only 600 by 350 metres.


The Water Villas are all located off the second island’s immaculate shores. Rangali Island is 750 metres long and 75 metres wide.


Finally yet importantly, the most recent addition to the Conrad Maldives Rangali is the spectacular Spa Retreat, which has been built on platforms out into the lagoon.


The fine complex features not only the Conrad’s first-class spa but also twenty extravagant Water Spa Villas. Needless to say, that the Water Spa Villa’s facilities are truly stunning. A highlight, the Spa units offer a private treatment room.


Guests lodged at the Spa Retreat Complex enjoy an extra perk: All meals are meticulously selected to enhance the treatments wholesome effects – an integral concept that addresses body, mind and soul.


For this reason, the Conrad’s Spa Retreat includes not only the nine treatment rooms but also a specialised restaurant. Furthermore, a gymnasium, a yoga platform, steam baths and a sauna complete the range of facilities.


Of course, a Jacuzzi is also available – the perfect place to relax after the sophisticated treatments. Feeling healthy and reenergised, touch up the details and stop by the Conrad Maldives’ hairdresser and beauty parlour.


Therapies, wellness and beauty treatments are also available on Rangali Island. A second spa complex is adequately called the “Over the Water Spa”. Glass floors allow your eyes to rest on the lagoon’s water while you are enjoying one of the many treatments.


Another one of the Conrad Maldives Rangali’s highlights has to be mentioned: the exceptional Ithaa Undersea Restaurant! One of the world’s first underwater restaurants, it serves magical delicacies while the lagoon’s natural underwater life keeps you entertained!


Apart from the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, six other superb dining establishments transcend the guest’s expectation with their fine cuisine. Moreover, three bars serve drinks and cocktails mixed to perfection.


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When the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort was refurbished, greatest importance was placed on creating an appealingly modern but cosy design.


The Beach Villas do not only feature an ingenious architecture read more » but also surprise with a tasteful interior. One of the secrets to the successful design could be the harmonious combination of fine textiles with natural materials.


As the name suggests, the Beach Villas are located directly on Rangalifinolhu’s beautiful beach. 150 square metres are ample space for a large, combined lounge / bedroom plus a walk-in closet.


A small private garden is part of the facilities just like the semi-open bathroom complete with an open-air shower. A CD-player, telephone, ceiling ventilator and a modern air-conditioning system are further amenities. A TV-set is available on request. Tea and coffee preparing facilities and a mini bar provide refreshments.


The Deluxe Beach Villa is stunning 300 square metres large! In addition to the standard Beach Villa’s facilities, the Deluxe Villa features a private pool set in the unit’s garden.


The Water Villas are 74 square metres large and include a terrace that grants direct access to the lagoon’s welcoming water. All Water Villas are constructed on platforms out on the lagoon and feature a stunning view no matter which way you turn.


A Water Villa upgrade, the Superior Water Villas is also 74 square metres large but features the additional luxury of a private Jacuzzi set into the terrace.


Step up the luxury by another notch: The Deluxe Water Villa is considerably larger, featuring 115 square metres … plenty of room for a separate living room as well as a sundeck with Jacuzzi.


Yet a little larger with 119 square metres, the Premier Water Villa meets and exceeds even these fine standards. The superb units offer everything the discerning traveller demands.


However, the ultimate in Water Villa luxury is the Sunset Water Villa. Set in a private part of the lagoon, the stunning 250 square metre large unit is not only highly private but also features gracious elegance and fine comforts – the perfect setting for a honeymoon!


The Conrad Maldives’ Spa Water Villas are something uniquely special. Set with the Spa Retreat, the villas’ 150 square metres include luxurious facilities as well as a private treatment room for therapies and beauty treatments.


Of course, modern amenities like an air-conditioning system, CD-player, TV, mini bar, tea and coffee preparing facilities, wireless phone and a safe are also at your disposition. Two private sundecks are the right place to the let the tropical sun caress you skin, occasionally going for a quick dip in the lagoon.


The Spa Water Villa’s exceedingly large bathrooms are certainly a special experience. Not only do they feature a fantastic rain-shower but also an oversized bathtub.


Incidentally, the Spa Retreat’s concept includes one courtesy treatment per guest and day. The first day of your stay, a detailed analysis determines your personal therapy plan.


The Spa Retreat offers full board accommodation. Every meal has been synchronised with your therapy program. Additionally, three times a day, fresh juice and fresh fruit are being served – a healthy experience!


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Healthy indulgence is the top priority at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.


Not only the superb Spa and Wellness Complex supports this notion. No less than six first-class restaurants treat the guests read more » to finest cuisine.


Among the many flavours that may be enjoyed, the Japanese and Indian cuisines stand out, closely followed by Mediterranean delicacies.


Admirers of the sophisticated French Haute Cuisine will be surprised to find that French specialities taste just as good in the Indian Ocean as they do in the Provence. However, a certainly unique highlight is the Underwater Restaurant.


Indulge in the exquisite cuisine while the splendour of the Indian Ocean’s underwater world provides the entertainment. Dine with fish and coral of all colours, shapes and sizes – a sensational experience!


Rangali Island furthermore features a range of sports options. Those guests who enjoy diving have found a natural playground beyond comparison. Divers can either discover the sights of the local reef or journey out to nearby coral banks.


Those who prefer to stay on top of things may nevertheless discover the underwater sights by just donning a mask and a snorkel. Deep-sea fishing is another option. Nothing beats the thrill of feeling the first tentative tug on a line rising out of the deep blue sea.


A more tranquil activity is taking a pedal boat out onto the lagoon. For a little extra charge, canoeing, waterskiing, windsurfing or catamaran sailing is also available.


Those who prefer to keep their feet on dry ground may challenge their friends to a game of table tennis or put together a small team for a volleyball match.


However, you need not necessarily engage in adventurous sports. Just stroll among the islands’ lush tropical vegetation and find you personal little paradise … maybe the shady spot underneath a nodding palm tree overlooking the white sand beach.


Transfers to the Conrad are quick and efficient. The corresponding airport is Male from where a seaplane shuttles you to Rangali Island in less than 40 minutes.


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