Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

At this oasis of luxury, you can relish two palm-fringed tropical islands, as well as a separate Spa Retreat. The resort is linked by a 500-metre footbridge — stroll across and admire the underwater life from above or take a dhoni or beach buggy if that's more your style. Choose from three different luxury resort experiences: beautifully furnished Beach Villas on the main Rangalifinolhi Island, home to the main pool, kids pool and water sports centre; amazing, thatch-roofed Water Villas perched on stilts over the shallow waters off Rangali Island, where you'll also find the Quiet Zone pool; or luxurious Retreat Water Villas, with their own treatment room and jacuzzi, part of the only Destination Spa in the Maldives. You'll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, with eight restaurants across the two islands. Set five metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean is the underwater restaurant, Ithaa, with fantastic 180º views of the surrounding coral gardens and serving exquisite European cuisine.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

On Rangali and Rangalifinolhu islands in South Ari Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 30 minutes by seaplane.Please note: Seaplane transfers to/from your resort will only operate in daylight hours. Please ensure your international flights into and out of Malé allow for this schedule.

Hotel information

150 villas. All villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fan, WiFi*, satellite TV/DVD, CD player with iPod connector, Nespresso™ tea/coffee machine, in-room water (two bottles), mini-bar* and private terrace. Beach Villas, on Rangalifinolhu Island, have private beach access, open-air bathrooms and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (in screened sleeping area).

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner in the Atoll Market Restaurant (guests are entitled to a meal credit for the other restaurants, excluding Rangali Bar, Quiet Zone or for In Villa Dining).

Half Board Plus option: (applicable for bookings made from 7 Apr '18) includes breakfast and dinner in the Atoll Market Restaurant (guests are entitled to a meal credit for the other restaurants, excluding Rangali Bar, Quiet Zone or for In Villa Dining). Plus unlimited drinks during dinner (house wines, beers, non-alcoholic soft drinks and a cocktail selection from internationally trained mixologists).

Full Board option: (applicable for bookings made from 7 Apr '18) includes breakfast and dinner in the Atoll Market Restaurant (guests are entitled to a meal credit for the other restaurants, excluding Rangali Bar, Quiet Zone or for In Villa Dining). A three-course lunch at either Mandhoo Restaurant or Ufaa by Jereme Leung. 

Full Board Plus option: (applicable for bookings made from 7 Apr '18) includes breakfast and dinner in the Atoll Market Restaurant (guests are entitled to a meal credit for the other restaurants, excluding Rangali Bar, Quiet Zone or for In Villa Dining). A three-course lunch at either Mandhoo Restaurant or Ufaa by Jereme Leung. Selected drinks (house wines, beers, soft drinks and a cocktail selection) included during lunch and dinner, from the restaurant where the guests are dining. 

Water Villas with with glass panel deck with view of the ocean, bath, private sun terrace with plunge pool and steps giving direct lagoon access, with 1 king-size bed and extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Superior Water Villa as the Water Villa but with whirlpool on the private sun deck facing the evening sunset, with 1 king-size bed and extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Beach Villas are steps from the beach on Rangalifinolhu Island. They are larger than the Beach Villas and also feature a larger garden and a plunge pool, with either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Retreat Water Villas are set on stilts in a private part of the resort's lagoon, each with the added benefit of a treatment room. The private sundeck features a large whirlpool and steps leading directly into the lagoon waters. There is 1 king-size bed and an extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Water Villas are similar to Superior Water Villas but larger and with the added feature of outdoor colour changing whirlpool on the private sun deck, floating bed and spacious lounge area, with 1 king-size bed and extra bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premier Water Villas are of chic contemporary design, artwork by Eagan Badeeu, and featuring a beautiful sunken bathtub, 50" plasma TV, designer furniture and large infinity pool on the outdoor sundeck, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Beach Suite is a Deluxe Beach Villa with a living room attached for added space, with either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Beach Suites feature two Deluxe Beach Villas combined with a central living room giving a great family space or for larger groups, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Premier Water Suites also have 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Sunset Water Villas - the ultimate luxury experience, these spacious 2 bedroom suites have glass floors in the lounge, a 270º rotating bed to follow the setting sun, ocean view circular bathtub, outdoor whirlpool and chromotherapy infinity pool, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Please note: guests staying in Premier Water Villas, Junior Beach Suites, Beach Suites, Premier Water Suites and Sunset Water Villas will receive the services of a Personal Island Host. The main Rangalifinolhu Island features Beach Villas and Deluxe Beach Villas. The smaller Rangali Island is where you'll find the water villas and the Spa Retreat is home to the Retreat Water Villas.

8 restaurants and 4 bars; Atoll Market buffet restaurant with 8 'show kitchens' (open for breakfast and dinner), Vilu Restaurant & Bar (fine dining open-air restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner), Koko Grill (Japanese cuisine, open for dinner), Sunset Bar and Grill (open-air à la carte dinners), Mandhoo Spa Restaurant (open for lunch and dinner), Ithaa - the Maldives' first undersea restaurant (European cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Ufaa by Jereme Leung (the Maldives' first authentic Chinese restaurant by celebrity chef Jereme Leung), The Wine Cellar (gourmet private dinners), Rangali Bar (open for poolside drinks, lunches and dinners). The Cheese and Wine Bar. Private beach dining. Quiet Zone adults-only pool and beach lounge, open for lunch and dinner). Main pool and separate kids' pool. Snorkelling and non-motorised water sports (stand-up paddle boarding). Water sports*. PADI dive centre*, big-game fishing*, tennis*, fitness centre. The Spa Retreat* and Over Water Spa*. Kids' club (3–12 years). Private lounge at seaplane terminal (welcome drinks, snacks and 10-minute massage on arrival). Complimentary WiFi access.

*Denotes local charge.

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Jun 19, 2019 Annettemaurine

It was excellent for almost everything, the service, the cleanliness, the view, the facilities, the food. My family was very happy. Especially when we had lunch at ithaa, the underwater restaurant, it such an unforgetable memory.
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Jun 18, 2019 887fatimaa Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

I checked out of an "okay" resort with my husband and went to conrad to meet friends and family stayed their for 3 nights and requested another four extra nights this place is amazing, the beach, the room was far beyond expected "premier water bungalow" the only thing that was missing was the entertainment at night. If it wasn't for shaima the… Read more
I checked out of an "okay" resort with my husband and went to conrad to meet friends and family stayed their for 3 nights and requested another four extra nights this place is amazing, the beach, the room was far beyond expected "premier water bungalow" the only thing that was missing was the entertainment at night. If it wasn't for shaima the butler we would have not had even more fun , her friendliness and assuring we had the best time and she wouldn't let us get bored at all a big thanks to her! I would definitely be back and make sure that shaima is still there when i do Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon Bliss for two Americans

Jun 15, 2019 elle1023 Tampa, Florida

I write this with a fairly fresh mind of our recent vacation to Rangali Island, since we only left about 24 hours ago. We are still waiting in the airport for our final flight home, making this about a 30 hour trip for us. Every minute was worth it! From the moment we arrived, jet lagged and barely functioning, the staff took perfect care of… Read more
I write this with a fairly fresh mind of our recent vacation to Rangali Island, since we only left about 24 hours ago. We are still waiting in the airport for our final flight home, making this about a 30 hour trip for us. Every minute was worth it! From the moment we arrived, jet lagged and barely functioning, the staff took perfect care of us. They showed us to our over water hut, gave us maps and info, and awaited our call the next day when we were rested. Samia was assigned to us and we entrusted her to make us a great schedule and she did not disappoint! As diamond members of Hilton, breakfast, high tea and snacks, and an hour of free flowing happy hour drinks were included. Atoll breakfast is a buffet and amazing! Kelly and Shiuny were super friendly and got us anything we needed there. We also got free breakfast at the Mandhoo restaurant which was more menu type, but less crowded and beautiful setting. You really couldn’t go wrong at either! We generally filled up at breakfast and skipped lunch. At high tea they had snacks out so if we needed a bite we went there at 3:30pm. Happy hour at the Quiet Place was never missed! Iqbal was an awesome bartender. We enjoyed visiting with him and he took great care of us! After happy hour were half price drinks, and their drinks are amazing! We actually spent some days lounging at that pool/beach, and indulged on full price drinks there because they were so delicious. For dinner we loved the cheese and wine pairing. Hamdhee was our sommelier and he was an expert. Picked perfect wine for us right in our price range. The food was oh-my-out-of-this-world!! I wish I remembered the chefs name because he always made his way over to us whenever he saw us around. He was super friendly and an incredibly talented chef! We did cocktail hour at Ithaa and got to see so many fish and sharks just by doing that, which saved us a little money. We would have loved to do dinner but we traded it for the Beach BBQ. My recommendation is to definitely do the beach bbq if offered! Lobster, calamari, prawns, fresh fish all flowing off the grills. They even do a mixer before hand with apps and drinks to meet the staff. It was our favorite event. Muaz visited with us a lot there and he was so sweet. Our excursion was also so fun, we did whale shark snorkeling. And we saw Manta Rays, Turtles, and a whale shark! For those worried, it was absolutely safe. Faisal took video footage and put together sweet videos for us of our trip. That was the best memory we brought back. He’s still putting together clips and sending them to us, just so kind. This is very long but there’s so much to mention. The entire staff was friendly and made us feel so special. Even though we were told the occupancy was 80%, we felt like the only people there. It must be by design. We would be laying on the beach and here comes a worker with lavender cold towels and fresh made popsicle. I will mention dinner was delicious but expensive anywhere you go (we ended up owing between $200-300 per person with alcohol, taxes, gratuity). Just know it going in and budget for it. We did indulge though for our standards, and don’t regret that experience. Plus, if you are Diamond members, you are getting breakfast, high tea, and happy hour for free. Open a Hilton card before you go, it’s worth it. I recommend getting the free snorkeling gear and exploring the house reef if you have time to. They give you that for the time you are there no cost. The staff asked me if I had any complaints and I truly don’t. The island main island was a bit of a walk, but a beautiful walk, and if we didn’t feel up to walking they would get you in a golf cart on demand or you could take the beautiful ferry boat. They thought of everything. Maybe my only complaint was I like a softer mattress. But how can I complain when I slept like a baby every night? Thank you Conrad Maldives for giving us the best honeymoon ever. We are forever grateful and look forward to returning! Read less
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Jun 14, 2019 Alvinwong226

The room is very beautiful, the underwater restaurant is really very good, the beach is very comfortable, the only bad thing is that the place is very big, often have to go a lot, the restaurant consumption is really not cheap.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful anniversary stay

Jun 13, 2019 ajaineng ajaineng

We had the pleasure of staying at the Conrad Maldives for our 10th wedding anniverary. We had originally stayed at another island for our honeymoon, but decided to go with the Conrad on this trip and were not disappointed. We had the opportunity to stay in a 2-bedroom retreat villa which provided more than ample space. From the moment we arrived… Read more
We had the pleasure of staying at the Conrad Maldives for our 10th wedding anniverary. We had originally stayed at another island for our honeymoon, but decided to go with the Conrad on this trip and were not disappointed. We had the opportunity to stay in a 2-bedroom retreat villa which provided more than ample space. From the moment we arrived till our departure the staff was extremely helpful and made the stay enjoyable. Breakfast was plentiful and options galore. Being Hilton Diamond members, we had the opportunity to try the afternoon tea and happy hour. Both had their pros and cons, but in the end it was a nice touch and opportunity to force a break from the pool or beach. The island is large and there are plenty of options to keep you busy or if you just want to sleep all day on the lounger -- you can. It was a great stay and look forward to returning for our 20th anniversary. Read less