This superbly stylish resort is set on two idyllic islands, both dense with palm trees and indigenous flora that create a natural castaway haven. Conrad serves glamorous luxury in chic surroundings, and offers some of the most exciting underwater attractions in the Maldives.
Imagine docking in the private seaplane between two idyllic islands, in the middle of a 500-meter bridge connecting them. Both belong to the hotel and both are setting for true indulgence.
The smaller island is designed for couples. The luxury villas on stilts (Water Villas), extending to the ocean, are designed with privacy in mind.
The elegant interiors are kept in natural tones of wood, with added soft whites and shades of lavender. Understated lighting and updated modern amenities underscore the contemporary feel.
The most luxurious in the resort are the two huge Sunset Villas, each with a partial glass floor, private butler, designer furnishings and private pool. All over-water villas enjoy the same great ocean view though, opening from bedroom onto a sun terrace, with a Jacuzzi in the Deluxe or Superior Villa.
Some recent changes to the resort facilities include renovation of spa and two restaurants on Rangali: Vilu, which serves breakfast and à la carte and Mediterranean dishes with a hint of Asian and the Koko Grill, with mainly Japanese menu.
Koko Grill is located next to the new infinity pool with adjacent modern chill-out area and bar, where light snacks and drinks are served in a sophisticated ambience, under a canvas canopy.
The resort also boasts the wine cellar, which can be booked for dinner combined with a wine tasting, led by a professional sommelier.
The larger island is home to a spacious, elegant beach villas, some of which—the Deluxe Beach Villas—come with private pools. All have bathing pavilions in the garden and are laid out on an open-plan, with huge glass walls and high ceilings.
Adjacent to the beach, built on stilts in the sea is the Spa Village, where the session villas/room rooms have glass floors, allowing to observe marine life during treatment.
Ithaa, the underwater restaurant
It is impossible not to mention the most famous attraction of the resort. Ithaa is a dining room, built few meters below the sea surface, with its transparent acrylic roof and walls allowing for fantastic views of marine life on the reef. The restaurant combines Western and Maldivian cuisine, with seasonal menu.
Recently hotel unveiled the “Nemo” sub, which looks like a clown fish—thanks to its orange and white stripes. Driven by a trained pilot, it takes two passengers on a 30-minute ride to see the resort’s coral reef. It’s the best way of exploring the underwater life.