With luxurious villas and the chance to dine beneath the waves, this is a spectacular twin-island retreat.
The iconic Conrad Maldives is set to repopen in November 2021 following an extensive renovation. The two islands that make up the resort are quite distinct. A 500-metre timber footbridge connects the main hub of Rangalifinolhu and the smaller Rangali Island. On Rangalifinolhu, the atmosphere is cool and lively while over on Rangali, it's all about that typical away-from-it-all vibe that the Maldives is so famous for.
Almost every type of cuisine is covered here, from the eight show kitchens at the sand-floored Atoll Market to the Cheese & Wine Bar where you can try some of the world's best cheeses selected by the Maître de Fromage. On Rangali Island, tranquillity and privacy are the order of the day. There’s the Koko Grill – an exclusive, candlelit Japanese live cooking venue on the beach, a cinema under the stars and a chic adults-only ‘quiet zone’ with infinity pool and tented lounge bar.
The resort is also home to the Maldives’ most iconic restaurant, Ithaa. Venture 16 feet below the ocean to dine at one of the world’s most extraordinary venues, with 180-degree views of marine life through its glass walls and arched glass roof. Topped off with gourmet Maldivian-Western fusion set menus and Champagne cocktails, beautiful Ithaa is unique and a little surreal. Book a table around two weeks in advance so that you don’t miss out.
Accommodation is split over the two islands: spacious Beach Villas and Deluxe Beach Villas with private plunge pool on Rangali-Finolhu Island and a range of water villas off Rangali Island. Sunset Water Villas have their own private area of the lagoon and a master bedroom with revolving round bed. Conrad's latest addition is the world's first undersea residence – the Muraka. This incredible residence is set both above and below the surface of the sea. It features two bedrooms and an outdoor deck on the upper floor and an underwater master bedroom with a domed acrylic roof.
On Rangali and Rangalifinolhu Islands in the South Ari Atoll
Good to know
Minimum age 14 in all overwater villas. Minimum stay: 3 nights 26 Dec-06 Jan.
150 beach, water and spa villas set over 2 islands
• Watch manta rays swim under the footbridge at night (Nov-Apr) • Spot dolphins from a luxury yacht*.
8 restaurants, 4 bars
Breakfast at the Atoll Market or Vilu.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £146 • Breakfast and buffet dinner at the Atoll Market • Set dinner credit at à la carte restaurants
Half Board Plus from £201 • Breakfast and buffet dinner at the Atoll Market • Set dinner credit at à la carte restaurants • Unlimited drinks during dinner only, including house wines, beers, soft drinks and selected cocktails
Full Board from £201 • Breakfast and buffet dinner at the Atoll Market • Two-course lunch at Mandhoo or Ufaa by Jereme Leung • Set dinner credit at à la carte restaurants
All Inclusive from £324 • Breakfast and buffet dinner at the Atoll Market or Rangali Bar • Two-course lunch at Mandhoo or Ufaa by Jereme Leung • Set dinner credit at à la carte restaurants • Selected drinks including house wines, beers, soft drinks and selected cocktails.
NB – Dinner credit does not apply to the Rangali Bar, Quiet Zone or in-villa dining.
*Denotes local charge