A paradise on earth, or more accurately on water. The superlatives flow easily when the location is as stunning as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, spanning two idyllic islands. On the main island of Rangalifinolhu, beach villas stand by a pristine white coral sand beach, whilst across the bridge on Rangali Island guests stay in enchanting water villas built on stilts over the lagoon. For true romantics the two Sunset Water Villas, with their glass-floored lounges and pool on the sundeck, provide a never-to-be-forgotten experience. Two spas offer the ultimate in relaxation; the Over-Water Spa, reached by a bridge from Rangali Island and The Spa Retreat comprising of a romantic Spa, Mandhoo Spa Restaurant and twenty one villas, some with their own private treatment room whilst others feature a second bedroom, ideal for families. Specialists in decadence, this private island resort is renowned for unique dining experiences; from their underground cellar offering over 20,000 bottles of wine, the Cheese & Wine Bar stocked with 101 of the world’s finest cheeses and Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – set 16 feet below sea level where diners can watch marine life dancing overhead. Savour worldly inspired gastronomy by a celebrity chef at Ufaa by Jereme Leung – the Chinese fare is served on the beach. Watch flames dance on the teppan under the starry night sky as chef presents up to 10 courses of Japanese cuisine at Koko Grill. Any over indulgence can be worked off in one of two infinity-edge pools, gym, yoga or a variety of watersports including scuba diving, sailing and big game fishing.
With over 42 excellent dive sites within easy reach, Conrad Maldives also boasts a spectacular house reef just steps from the beach - great for spotting turtles, corals, thousands of colourful fish and mobula rays. Offering whale shark snorkelling year round, this is also the only place in the Maldives where you can watch manta rays from land - they glide gracefully under the famed Manta Bridge linking the two islands most evenings during November - May.
Achieving no less than seven prestigious accolades at the inaugural World Luxury Restaurant Awards, Conrad Maldives was crowned the Indian Ocean’s leading foodie resort. A trailblazer in the culinary world, this dreamy retreat brought a number of firsts to the archipelago: an undersea restaurant, an underground wine cellar, a cheese bar and world-class chefs – this is the place to go for gastronomic delights.
Take a mixology class with Conrad Maldives' internationally trained mixologists, where they'll guide you through foraged cocktails to the humble Gin & Tonic and, for the more adventurous, foam-based specialties.
Spend the day with the resident Marine Biologist seeking out whale sharks and learning about the ocean's largest fish that calls the waters surrounding Conrad Maldives home.
The Maldives has a hot, tropical climate with sunshine all year round. The most popular months to visit are between November and April during the north-east monsoon when it is dry with very little wind. Whilst there may be rain during some of the summer months, with ever-changing weather patterns and excellent offers, this is becoming an increasingly popular time to travel.
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