Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is for those who travel to discover inspiration. It’s the perfect place to explore the surroundings; a place to reconnect with nature, a place to live out your wildest Maldivian-island dreams. From pedalo excursions to sandbar picnics, food safaris to snorkelling with manta rays, there are seemingly endless experiences to uncover during your stay.
With more than 42 outstanding dive sites within easy reach, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island also boasts a spectacular house reef just steps from the beach - great for spotting turtles, corals, thousands of colourful fish and mobula rays. Offering whale shark snorkelling year round, this is also the only place in the Maldives where you can watch manta rays from land - they glide gracefully under the famed Manta Bridge linking the two islands most evenings from November through to May.
Achieving no less than seven prestigious accolades at the inaugural World Luxury Restaurant Awards, Conrad Maldives was crowned the Indian Ocean’s leading foodie resort. A trailblazer in the culinary world, this dreamy retreat brought a number of firsts to the archipelago: an undersea restaurant, an underground wine cellar, a cheese bar and world-class chefs – this is, without a doubt, the island to go for gastronomic delights. Expect a nomadic food safari like no other, with 12 dining establishments to work your way around.
Spend the day with the resident Marine Biologist seeking out whale sharks and learning about the ocean's largest fish that calls the waters surrounding Conrad Maldives home. If you are lucky, you may find yourself snorkelling alongside these magnificent, up-to-15-metre long creatures. For further opportunities to swim with the sea creatures, take a dive at the nearby Manta Point, which is a manta cleaning station just 10 minutes by boat from Rangali Island. And, while the house reef is outstanding, snorkelling hopping or a snorkelling safari will take you to some of the more spectacular reefs where you can snorkel to your heart's content.
Take a mixology class with Conrad Maldives' award-winning global cocktail consultant Grant Collins. Inspired by the chilled vibe of the resort’s Maldivian surroundings, the cocktail menus are bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables coupled with a subtle bite of spice - perfect to sip on a summer’s day or night. Let Grant guide you from foraged cocktails to the humble Gin & Tonic and - for the more adventurous - foam-based specialties guaranteed to add a touch a sparkle to your evening.
There’s no better way to get under the skin of a place, than by mingling with the locals and those who know the country best. Prise yourself away from your private pool and set off to a local village, where you’ll be guided around various local islands for a slice of what real life is like; no matter where you dock, you’re sure to be met by groups of excited children. You may have the opportunity to see a traditional dhoni boat being built, or if you’re really lucky, you might receive an invite to take tea and taste Maldivian short eats (spicy snacks) with the Island Chief.
Escape to a world of romance on a beautiful deserted island, where you can while away as much or as little time as you choose. Once ‘cast away’ by your dhoni chauffeur, a picnic table, chilled drinks and umbrella will be waiting for you - you’ll even be left with a mobile phone so you can call for someone to pick you up when you're done swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and exploring the island. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for playful dolphins on the way over to the island.
Take an awe-inspiring cruise over the deep blue ocean on board Conrad Maldives’ luxury cruiser, or charter one of the yachts and lose yourself on the horizon. Whether your fantasy is to simply cruise around the atoll dropping anchor wherever the snorkeling takes your fancy, or having a dedicated crew serve Champagne and chef’s special canapés on a sandbank of your choosing, it’s moments like these that will stay with you forever.