Conrad-Rangali Island or Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of the premier resort islands in the Maldives. The island offers uncompromising luxury, and strives to give guest great value for money by providing them with a multitude of options regarding how they can spend their time while visiting the Maldives.
The resort, which is owned by the Hilton Family of Hotels, sits on its own private Maldivian island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. In 2015, it won World Travel Awards for the Indian Ocean’s finest hotel, and the Indian Ocean’s finest culinary hotel.
It is also in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, having received outstanding reviews and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row.
Conrad-Rangali Island: Accommodation
As one might expect from a resort with the pedigree of the Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, all accommodation options are first class. The options are spread across two different islands, with all of the beach villas sitting on the main Rangalifinolhu Island and the smaller Rangali Island housing the beautiful water villas and the Spa Retreat, which has both family Water Villas ad retreat Water Villas, both of which coming equipped with their own spa room. The rooms are divided into a number of different categories.
1) Conrad-Rangali Island Beach Villas: The Beach Villas are 1,614 square feet and have a terrace, private garden, open-air garden bathroom, and a bathing pavilion. Each villa has its own private beach access. These villas come equipped with all the standard amenities, only they are of the highest quality. The Beach Villas sleep three adults or two adults and two children.
2) Deluxe Beach Villa: If you want a little more space, the Deluxe Beach Villa is the option for you. Measuring 3,229 square feet, the Deluxe Beach Villa has a private plunge pool, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a private garden. These villas also sleep three adults or two adults and two children and come with all the same luxurious amenities.
3) Deluxe Water Villa: With 1,237 square feet, these villas have a little less space than the beach villas. However, these villas are situated on stilts, out over the water.
They face the sunset, thus providing fantastic sunset views at night, a private terrace, an outdoor whirlpool, and a freshwater shower. The terrace is completed with wooden lounge chairs, and umbrella, and a coffee table, so you can just relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water. These villas have all the same luxury amenities as the beach villas, only of an even higher standard. Water Villas sleep three adults, or two adults and two children. Children under the age of 12 may not stay in over water villas.
4) Water Villa: Voted one of, “The Maldives’ Leading Water Villas,” at the 2012 World Travel Awards, the Water Villa contains a private sun deck, a jetted plunge pool, wooden sun lounge chairs, an umbrella, and steps leading down to the private lagoon below, allowing for endless swimming and snorkeling opportunities.
The villa sleeps three adults or two adults and two children. Children under the age of 12 may not stay in over water villas.
5) Superior Water Villa: The Superior Water Villa offers everything the Water Villa offers only in greater luxury. The sun deck offers a whirlpool and wooden sun lounge chairs. The bed in the property faces the ocean, so you can lie in bed and admire the beautiful view right outside your door.
The villa comes with a refrigerated minibar and a range of luxury bath products. This villa also sleeps three adults or two adults and two children. Children under the age of 12 may not stay in over water villas.
6) Beach Suite: The Beach Suite is the largest and most lavish of the beach accommodations at the resort. With 7,190 square feet, two bedrooms, two outdoor bathrooms, two private plunge pools, and a personal island host, this suite has all the space and everything you could ever possibly need. The suite has private beach access. The Beach Suite sleeps six.
7) Family Water Villa: Situated on stilts over a private area of the resort’s lagoon, this two bedroom villa is perfect for families or a group of friends. The villa has 1,615 square feet, ocean views, two bedrooms, a private sundeck, and a whirlpool bath. There are steps leading directly down to the lagoon below the villa, allowing for effortless access to the pleasant waters. Located near the Spa Retreat, the Family Water Villa has a master bedroom with a king sized bed, and a second bedroom with two twin beds. The spacious bathroom includes a tub and a rain shower. It sleeps four adults, or two children and two adults.
8) Premier Water Villa: The Premier Water Villa sits on stilts over the water. It boasts an outdoor sundeck with a private infinity
pool, a sunken bathtub surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, and a floating bed, all in 1,636 square feet. The villa is chicly furnished, boasting sloping ceilings, contemporary furnishings, and artwork by famous Maldivian artist Eagan Badeeu. This beautiful property sleeps three adults or two adults and two children. Children under the age of 12 cannot stay in overwater villas.
9) Retreat Water Villa: This villa is a luxurious, thatch roofed villa with its own spa treatment room, a private sun deck and whirlpool, and an ocean view. The sundeck also leads directly out to the lagoon, making for easy access to water activities. This villa sleeps three adults or two adults and two children. Children under the age of 12 cannot stay in over water villas.
10) Sunset Water Villa: Situated on stilts over the lagoon, the Sunset Water Villa is true opulence. It comes with complimentary butler service, glass floors, an outdoor whirlpool, a private infinity pool, and an ocean view bathtub. The round bed in the master bedroom rotates 270-degrees, perfect for following the sunset on a relaxing evening. The second master bedroom has an outdoor shower with a large flat screen TV that descends from the ceiling. This property also has a small kitchenette. It sleeps up to four adults and two children or three adults and three children.
Conrad-Rangali Island: What to Do
As one might expect from such a beautiful resort, there are a variety of ways to keep yourself occupied while you stay at Rangali Island.
There are a number of watersport activities on offer, including windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, jet skiing, water skiing, banana rides, knee boarding, wake boarding, and glass-bottomed boat trips. The resort also offers an ocean dive centre.
The warm waters surrounding the island are rich in marine life and the dive centre offers perfect opportunities to further explore and experience this facet of the Maldives. With over 40 fantastic dive sites, including the famous Manta Point, within a short distance of Conrad-Rangali Island, you will have abundant chances to dive with colorful fish, beautiful corals, turtles, rays, and even sharks if you are especially bold. The island is also just steps from its own coral reef that is over 500 m long and is teeming with interesting life. If you just want to relax, the spa facilities at the resort are world class.
There are two spas built on stilts over the water, both of which offer a number of luxurious spa treatments. The spas, particularly the Spa Retreat, was designed to be a retreat within a retreat. The resort also boasts a fully equipped fitness centre, complete with all the latest equipment, certified personal trainers, and a variety of classes on offer.
The in-hotel shopping center is packed with fine Italian designer goods, jewelry, and gift options, and makes for a nice little remote, upscale shopping retreat. Parents will be happy with the Majaa Kids’ Club, which offers children visiting the island with a busy day packed full of activities, allowing their parents to just relax and enjoy the beauty of the island and the Maldives. Island hopping and other excursions are on offer as well.
At the end of the a long day either out on the water or relaxing in the spa, the resort comes with a choice of 12 different restaurant and bar options for guests to choose from.
These restaurants offer the finest international cuisine and wine, providing stunning views in locations all over the island. The resort is also the home of the world’s first all glass undersea dining experience, which is a truly remarkable experience.
Conrad-Rangali Island: How to Get There
The only way to reach the Conrad-Rangali Island for daytime arrivals is by seaplane. The resort will arrange the transfer when you book it with your room. The flight must be booked at least three days prior to your arrival.