The Maldives will always conjure daydreams of crystal clear waters, overwater bures and beautiful sunsets, but at the Conrad Rangali, you get a whole lot more than tropical paradise.
Located in the South Ari Atoll, half an hour’s seaplane journey from Male, this five-star resort offers everything from world-renowned wine cellars to private karaoke rooms.
A 500 metre bridge joins two islands, Rangali and Rangalifinolhu, with golf buggies zipping guests between the two.
Rangali’s overwater villas are the major draw card for honeymooners, who make the most of the aspect to watch the sunset from their plunge pools. The island’s sprawling Sunset Villas’ rotating beds let guests watch the sun rise and fall without leaving their room. Foodies flock to the island to dine at Ithaa, the World’s first underwater restaurant, and wine connoisseurs can choose from over 20,000 bottles – paired with any of the 100 different cheeses from around the world.
The key here is choice – that extends to the resort’s two different overwater spas, one where the glass floor underneath your massage table lets you look down at the sea life below and another where sprawling spa villas have their own open air bathrooms.
Mahjong room, gym, dive centre, Whale Shark cruises, water sports, early morning guided runs and yoga are a few of the other diversions to keep you occupied.