At this oasis of luxury, guests can relish not one, but two palm-fringed tropical islands, as well as a separate Spa Retreat, all nestled in the South Ari Atoll. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is accessible by a convenient 30-minute seaplane flight or a short domestic flight to a nearby island, followed by speedboat transfer. Alternatively, guests can arrive via a luxury three-hour yacht charter. There are long stretches of sandy beach where, even in the peak season, you can find some spots where you might not glimpse anybody else. For diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, large coral reefs full of glittering fish are just a short boat ride away.
Villas are sleek and contemporary but with nods to traditional Maldivian architecture, such as thatched roofs and wooden interiors. The effect is luxurious, but in an understated way – even in the most upmarket restaurants, your sandals will usually be resting on the sand.
On this island sanctuary, private gardens, plunge-pools, and stairs leading into the Indian Ocean are to be discovered. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island provides three different luxury resort experiences. First, the beautifully furnished Beach Villas on the main, livelier Rangalifinolhi Island; home to the main pool, kids pool and water sports centre. Then, they have the beautiful thatch-roofed Water Villas perched on stilts over the shallow waters off Rangali Island, where you'll also find the Quiet Zone; the adults-only, open air bar and pool. And finally, the luxurious Retreat Water Villas, with their own treatment room and Jacuzzi – part of the only Destination Spa in the Maldives
It doesn’t end there. The resort is set to open the The Muraka (‘coral’ in the Maldives’ local language, Dhivehi), a residence which will be the first of its kind, in a class of its own. For marine enthusiasts looking to fulfill their lifelong dream of sleeping on the ocean floor, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s forthcoming addition to its expansive portfolio will be an experience not to be missed. The Muraka is the world’s very first underwater residence opening its doors this November. A triumph of modern design and technology, the two-level residence features seamless living above and below the ocean. Boasting 180-degree views of marine and coral life through a curved acrylic dome, the residence contains a king-sized bedroom on the lower level plus bedrooms on the upper level, a powder room, a gym, butler’s quarters, bar, dining room and more. This two-floor thalassic villa fuses state-of-the-art-technology with cutting-edge design. After taking a dip in the infinity-edge pool or unwinding on the sunset-facing deck, guests can make their way down the spiral staircase and descend below sea level where the gentle, subaqueous hum is almost like a lullaby.
When it comes to dining, guests will be spoilt for choice, as they go on a culinary journey with twelve world-class restaurants and bars. Additionally, set five metres below the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean is the Maldives’ first underwater restaurant, Ithaa, with fantastic views of the surrounding coral gardens, and serving exquisite European cuisine.
Moreover, the Majaa Kids’ Club (Majaa meaning ‘fun’ in the local Dhivehi Language) offers an array of exciting indoor and outdoor activities for the little ones, ranging from arts and crafts to snorkeling. It gives parents the perfect opportunity to slip away to a Hatha yoga class – or sunbathe in peace and quiet.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is also home to two unique spa experiences; The Spa Retreat on Rangalifinolhu Island and the Over Water Spa on Rangali Island. Combining expertise from around the world with carefully selected products and therapies influenced by the environment, the two spas offer unique and effective experiences to suit the needs of every individual.
One thing that is most notable about this luxury resort is the staff. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the epitome of the saying “Happy staff = Happy customers”. Employees who join the resort, do not seem to ever want to leave! Some staff on the island have been there since its first beginnings as Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa. Furthermore, their relationships with the guests are commendable. The staff on this magnificent island really know how to make one feel at home, while at the pinnacle of luxury.