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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

stayed for 7 nights in an over water spa retreat villa and enjoyed every moment. Beautiful Villa and with tropical fish swimming around the lagoon daily. The breakfast at both the atoll market had a great selection for a buffet but much preferred the Vilu where you could select from the menu of an array of delicious delights. There are many water sport and day trip adventures on offer however the weather was not kind to me during my stay so on the days of sunshine I much preferred to chill out in the quiet zone, swimming and sunning myself. The cocktails were amazing and enjoyed maybe a few too many due to the amazing perfection on presentation and taste. The cuisine at the Mandhoo was my favourite dining option with a gorgeous setting over the lagoon. The staff were always smiling and helpful, and enjoyed chatting to them on many occasions. The Rangali bar manager Kosala (Kossie) made my experience at the bar truly enjoyable and looked forward to a daily chat with him. A big thank you to Bobby - hotel manager, you went out of your way to ensure that I enjoyed my experience at your hotel and you certainly have this hotel running to perfection. Can't wait to come back.

Overall is very good, especially Rangali Bar, their service and food are excellent! We had a very bad experience on our first lunch at UFAA Lunch on our arrival. They came out of their restaurant and asked us to eat in. We did so, however, the food there are not good. My husband asked a noodle without spice, but ended up with spicy noodle. Waiter served us two jars of apple cider which we ordered two glasses of them. We asked of one glass of water without ice, waiter served us another jar of still water. We definitely couldn't finish two jars of apple cider, and they would not take back. We spent U$427.50 for our lunch for 6 adults and 1 baby. Only the drinks is about U$100. They rip you off. We then had never visited UFAA ever again.

This was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. It was our 25th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately a silk jacket from London and several new bathroom items- both new- high end candle and scent from Switzerland were taken from our room when we changed rooms. Also two sets of pyjamas we left there were not returned to us either. Extremely disappointing management of cleaning staff and supervisor who supposedly checked the room before the new guests checked in.

My husband and I went to the Conrad Maldives for our 17 year wedding anniversary and to celebrate my 47th birthday. We hadn’t been away from our three teenage children for 7 years so it was a bit of a big deal. The Maldives is beautiful the colour of the water I don’t like swimming yet I couldn’t keep out of the water. The Conrad is your home away from home. What makes this place special are all the staff from reception, dining to cleaners everyone greets you they know your name they have these huge genuine smiles that make you smile. You can see the staff love working at the Conrad and the Conrad must really be amazing to work for. Good staff are hard to find and the Conrad knows that. I was lucky to have 7 magical nights in an over water spa retreat villa it was huge and spectacular. Even though the resort was full you never had to fight or save a sunbed around the pool or get to happy hour early to get a seat the resort is so big with 12 restaurants to choose from it’s not an issue of being crowded or getting in early. When you arrive you have your very own host to meet and greet you and if you need to book anything or ask anything you just call them on the extension and nothing is too much trouble. A few personnel thank you’s to Thomas and Areef in office, Atoll market Fatiah the manager and all his wonderful staff, Shannon the food manager on the island who assisted with my dietary requirements and Marco the chef and my lovely hostess Akasora. Manager at Rangali Bar and the great Batman who makes amazing cocktails at quietzone bar. Sorry if I’ve misspelt the names, I wish I could mention everyone’s name but with 700 staff I would have no room for my review. Go to Conrad Maldives you will not regret it every cent is worth it and it’s something you will never forget. I do wish to go back and take my three teenager kids now.. There is so much to do and yes they have an Adult island it’s called the quietzone but don’t worry the Conrad is family friendly as well. Not that you’ll see anyone as the island, because there is so much to do you feel like you have the place to yourself. My favourite dining experience was the Saturday night the champs & Lobster night and the gentleman from housekeeping who was playing the guitar and singing he was just amazing. He sang an Eric Clapton song lady in the evening for us, he really should be doing singing full time. Vilu had just opened and I ordered oysters & champs for breakfast how wonderful is that it’s not something I would normally do but hey I’m on holidays... Thank you Conrad and to all the staff, you made our holiday so special and unforgettable. The Conrad Maldives have a beautiful property but your best asset is your wonderful staff who know how to look after your guests. Book now you won’t regret it. Madonna Delaney MD

We stayed at this Conrad hotel for 10 nights from 6 November for our honeymoon. From the moment we stepped off of the seaplane (where we were greeted by Shiraz our host who was brilliant) until the minute we stepped back on it to go home we were treated like VIPs. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Conrad and when speaking to them you can see just how much they love their jobs which really does make a difference to the level of service. One of the things we loved about our stay was that when sat in the bar or at dinner, the chef, the restaurant manager or the hotel manager would stop by to ask how we were enjoying our stay/our meal etc. It is the little things like that that really do make you feel special. We started our stay in Beach villa 121 which is on the side of the island overlooking the quiet island. This was a really good location as it wasn't too far from the main reception and the restaurants yet was far enough for us not to be disturbed by noise from that area. The beach villa itself was lovely and so spacious. It has been refurbished so everything felt good quality and had been done to a high standard. We loved having an outdoor shower and there was something quite nice about showering on occasion in the rain (of which there was quite a lot while we were there!). Although we had direct access to the beach from the villa, we didn't really use it as we spent most of our time round on the opposite side of the island at the house reef. What was good was that although the majority of sun loungers are numbered and reserved for the beach villa guests, there were still others that we could use that weren't allocated. That was never a problem though as the whole time we were there, we barely saw many other people whilst we were on the beach. It felt like our own private paradise at times! We were then upgraded from night 4 onwards to a Deluxe Beach Villa which really was a highlight (villa 217). Although the deluxe beach villa had not been refurbished, it was still stunning and felt so spacious and light. The bed was large and so comfortable and we slept so well whilst there. We also really appreciated the addition of a plunge pool in our front garden which felt really private and was very welcome in 30 degree heat (and even during rain storms!). The best part of this villa was that it was positioned right on the beach by the house reef which is where we spent most of our time. To be able to walk just a few steps from our patio to the house reef was incredible and we took full advantage of it. The only slight negative about the deluxe beach villa was the outdoor bath which although incredible to look at, wasn't quite so practical to fill up as it took forever to get a decent amount of water in it and was quite uncomfortable! A minor issue though in the scheme of things. The snorkelling was amazing from the house reef and we saw so many colourful fish of different varieties. The first time you see a large reef shark swimming by is a little scary but you soon get used to it! It is definitely worth swimming out to the buoy where the reef drops off as there are so many more fish out there. The daily fish feeding at Mandhoo is well worth a visit too. I do agree with the other reviews in that the food at the hotel is incredibly expensive. We were aware it would be before we arrived but it was the one thing we kept commenting on throughout our stay. In my view, the Atoll Market buffet at $95 per person should at least include water or fruit juices. However, that said, we felt the quality of food was excellent and we enjoyed every meal we ate. Because of the cost of food we did find ourselves being a bit restrictive about where we were going to eat as I find it hard to justify the cost of some of the restaurants despite it being our honeymoon. Our favourite restaurant was Ufaa which we ate at 3 times during our stay. The food and service was incredible there (thank you Nadia) and we especially enjoyed the whole Peking duck we shared! Mandhoo was our other favourite (thank you Jillian) and we really enjoyed the complimentary honeymoon dinner there which was delicious. Unfortunately Vilu was closed during our stay so we ate breakfast instead at Mandhoo. This was definitely our favourite place to eat breakfast as everything was cooked to perfection. I am really missing their chocolate donuts for breakfast now we're back home! As Hilton Honors members we received free breakfast, complimentary afternoon tea and happy hour at the quiet zone. These were really good perks and we appreciated them a lot. We used the gym twice which contained state of the art equipment and was lovely and cool! In fact both times were were the only people in there. They offer complimentary water and fruit in there which was a nice touch. As for excursions, my husband did a sunset fishing trip which he thoroughly enjoyed especially as he came back with two snappers that we ate for lunch in Rangali bar the following day! We then booked on to a Dolphin Jet Ski trip which turned out to be the best excursion we have ever done. We booked this direct with the team at the watersports centre and it was just us two on one jet ski and our guide who was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Before agreeing to take us out he first made sure that dolphins had been sighted as he didn't want us to be disappointed. Once he'd found out that they had been seen we set off into the deep ocean at which point we came across so many spinner dolphins!! In fact our guide told us that we were really lucky as you usually only see that many on very rare occasions. They were everywhere and in his words were very playful on this particular day. It was the most incredible thing to see dolphins in their natural environment jumping out of the water and spinning right in front of our jet ski. Our guide also took our Go Pro off us from early on so he could film for us and that was the best decision ever! He got us the most amazing footage including underwater film of about 20 dolphins we didn't even realise were there! It was the best $250 we have ever spent and was worth every penny! We were even allowed to get in the sea and snorkel if we wanted to but we decided to enjoy the view from our jet ski. We also used the spa during our stay and chose a couples aromatherapy massage. This was incredibly expensive in comparison to what you would pay at spas elsewhere but it was very enjoyable and we did feel relaxed afterwards. The only disappointment throughout our stay really was the weather because despite being out of rainy season, it still seemed to rain quite a lot. In fact the final two days of our holiday were spent in the villa as it rained non stop all day and all night which was a bit disappointing. Obviously the hotel can not do anything at all about the weather, although based on the level of service we received, if there was something they could've done about it I am sure they would have! All in all we are so glad we got to spend our honeymoon at Conrad Rangali Island. It is a stunning place and if you go there you will not be disappointed. Thank you to all the staff there who made our stay so special.

I've stay for 5 days is conrad, it such the best experience to stay at conrad maldive , it has two island that you can explore, i really love the view, the staff very friendly, from the first arival til derpature they guide me and help me for everything i need, the hospitality is the best, i think conrad is the best place when you plan to spent some times in maldive with your love one! And also you should try lunch or dinner at ithha underwater restaurant, such the best experience that you would never forget!

Can't put into words how much we enjoyed every minute. It was like a dream come true. Best place to get relaxed and enjoy life. And definitely best destination for HONEYMOONERS. Everything was well taken care of and everybody was friendly.

This place is absolutely stunning, but some major things prevent me from giving it 5 stars. Pros: - Location: it's picture perfect. Each view is more stunning than the last one. Baby sharks swim up to you on the beach, snorkeling is fantastic. - Rooms: our villa was beautiful, the bed was comfortable, and we had lots of space. As expected, they offer turndown service. - Staff: everyone is incredibly nice and seems to be really happy to work there. Cons: - Food: the food is awful. Nothing is fresh, and I felt like I was eating frozen Cosco food at outrageous prices. I totally understand that they have to import everything since there is no room on any of the islands to support the demand of the resorts, but it's almost criminal that there was no fresh fish on the menu! Also, zero local food. Very disappointing. - Pushy staff: I got the feeling that the staff either works on commission for how much you spend, or they have a per-guest quota they need to fill. The staff will literally hunt you down to try to sell you dinner, tours, etc... like if you don't have dinner reservations, they will stalk you throughout the day to sell you on it. It was super awkward every time someone showed up with an iPad while we were having drinks or lunch to try and sell us stuff. I don't mind spending money on food, but the food needs to be worth it! The cons, however, do not outweigh the pros. You go to the Maldives for the beaches and stunning views both of which are exceptional at the Conrad.

We are enjoying the last days of our fifth vacation in this paradise away from home. We usually go here for 10-12 days and have stayed in the Water Villa and Retreat Water Villa on prevoius occasions. Both of them are really good with a lot more privacy than you might expect. This year we upgraded to a Deluxe Water Villa and it is magic! A big villa with a bed that faces the Indian Ocean, a big terass and a high quality Jacuzzi that we have used every day. Reading other reviews of this great resort compared to other resorts in the Maldives I beleive most guests miss to explain one really big advantage with Conrad. The resort is split up on two, by Madivian standards, rather big islands with a bridge in between. This means there is a lot of space everywhere. You could easily find yourself almost alone in Quite Zone or on any of the many beaches. Great privacy and never crowded. Most of staff accomondation and service buildings are on a third island which is connected with a second bridge. This means that their is hardly any disturbing noise that you would get if all of these functions are on the same small island. We have seen this resort develop from 2009 onwards and is clear that the owners, four Maldivian businessmen, reinvest a lot of money into maintanace and upgrading the resort (resort in managed by Hilton/Conrad since 1997). During our last 10 days here the service has been outstanding. We have not encounted a single disapointment in terms of service, quality of living or food. All staff exels and seems very happy under the management of Stefano Ruzza who visible on the resort all the time and interacts a lot with guests and staff. Last but not least, Ali who has been looking after our Water Villa deseves a big thank you for outstanding service.

Last time we were here "the luxury of being yourself was the slogan here. And that is a superb explanation of how it is here. The freedom due to the two islands is fantastic. You never need to be around many other people. The islands are so beautiful and extraordinary well maintained. And then the excellent, warm, happy and wonderful staff. They make the stay something very very special. Here you go to recover and get relaxation in every cell of your body. And just to ENJOY life❤️

Rangali Island Rangali Island South Ari Atoll

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in South Ari Atoll, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is within the region of Maafushivaru Island Pier and Maafushivaru Island Beach. This 150-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and a full-service spa. Vakarufalhi Beach and Manta Point are also within the region of this Rangali Island resort.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free breakfast, offered each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 8 restaurants, including Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, which specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves lunch and dinner, and Koko Grill Restaurant with pleasing ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island's 150 rooms are air-conditioned and provide furnished patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include minibars, espresso makers, and free newspapers.


Property features

Awarded Conde Nast Gold List status in 2016, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island features a private beach, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna.

Room options

Villa, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Villa, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Villa, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2257 reviews