CONRAD MALDIVES RANGALI ISLAND Maldives
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
P.O Box 2034, Malé,
South Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives
Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Date of creation
Hotel General Manager
Stefano Ruzza – General Manager
Swiss national, Stefano has over 20 years of experience in hospitality which he spent with Hilton brand across Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and South Korea. He joined the team of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in 2016 and ever since has been leading the resort to the new heights of hospitality and luxury under the Conrad brand.
Stefano holds a diploma in Hotel Management by SHL Schweizerische Hotelfachschule, Switzerland and is fluent in German, French, Italian, Spanish and English.
5 star luxury resort with 150 overwater and beach villas and world’s first-of-its-kind 3-bedroom residence with underwater bedroom, THE MURAKA.
Enforce families activities with 02 bedroom villas (beach and over water) with a new kids club, including teenager program.
CONRAD RANGALI MALDIVES
History & Story
Set across 2 lush green islands, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers a playground full of possibilities and luxury choices for discerning travellers. 150 award-winning villas feature overwater accommodation on a secluded Rangali Island and spacious beach villas spread across the lively Rangalifinolhu Island.
A range of 12 signature dining outlets, two spas and exhilarating watersports are crowning the wide range of exclusive services and facilities at the resort.
2018-2019 – Deluxe Beach Villas and Grand Water Villas.
Date added extensions
2020 – Water villas on Rangali Island
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Home to the world’s first undersea restaurant Ithaa.
2 different islands with unique environments and diverse rooms product: Rangali Island caters to adults while Rangalifinolhu welcomes families and group of travellers.
Nestled in the South Ari Atoll, renowned for its abundant flora and fauna including swimming with whale sharks and manta rays to sailing with dolphins at sunset, the resort is reached by a 30-minute picturesque seaplane flight, over the atolls.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Award-winning dining and cooking classes
• Exciting watersports (kayaking, paddle boarding, jet ski, jet blade, sailing, wind serfing)
• Marine cruises, fishing, snorkelling, diving, local island tours
• The resort was the first in the Maldives to offer overwater accommodation on stilts, unique open toilets concept and glass-bottom spa treatment rooms.
• In 2015 the resort opened the first undersea restaurant Ithaa.
• In November 2019 the resort opened world’s first 3-bedroom residence The Muraka with master bedroom submerged under the water offering a 360 degrees view of the Indian Ocean and marine life.
Majaa Kids Club offers children and parents a fun filled entertainment schedule packed with activities and themed daily programs.
Little explorer favourites include the Pirate Cruises, Coral Education and Little Chef Workshops.
Kids aged 10+ can learn how to snorkel and dive with our experienced PADI accredited dive team.
• Number of suites: 21 Grand Water Villa/ 02 bedroom grand water villa, 02 beach suite, 02 premier water villa and 02 sunset water villa
• Number of Luxury rooms: 48 (Deluxe water villa, deluxe beach villa)
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 151
Restaurants & Bars
Conrad Maldives is a true gourmet’s delight with a choice of 12 world-class dining experiences including the globally renowned first undersea restaurant, Ithaa and celebrity chef restaurant Ufaa by Jereme Leung. The dining experience at Conrad Maldives is distinguished by the diversity of cuisine and uniqueness of settings.
ITHAA – Dine 16 feet below sea level at Ithaa, our undersea restaurant set in a vibrant coral reef. Marvel at 180 degree views of reef and marine life, savour champagne from the extensive wine menu and delight in contemporary cuisine at this spectacular venue – the world’s first all-glass, undersea restaurant.
THE WINE CELLAR – Located two meters underground and featuring up to 20,000 bottles of wine and up to1,400 labels – the most in the Maldives, The Wine Cellar is the setting for degustation dinners hosted by the island’s head chef and chief sommelier, who skillfully match a five-course menu with up to eight hand-picked wines. 12 guests sit at the purposely designed table with the head sommelier and are guided on an interactive journey through the old and new world wine regions.
UFAA BY JEREME LEUNG – Ufaa (which means ‘happiness’ in the Maldivian language of Dhivehi) is presented by celebrated Chef Jereme Leung. Ufaa is an innovative Chinese culinary concept that showcases authentic experiences which highlight the iconic flavours from the distinctive cultures and provinces across China.
THE CHEESE AND WINE BAR – Home to over 100 of the world’s best cheeses which have been carefully selected by the Maître de Fromage, The Cheese and Wine Bar, is the Maldives’ one and only purposely designed cheese and wine bar. The Cheese and Wine Bar plays host to informal wine and cheese tastings as well as regular fondue and tapas evenings.
VILU RESTAURANT – Recognised with an Award of Excellence for nine years running by Wine Spectator, Vilu Restaurant is dedicated to the art of food and wine pairing. Located on the edge of the lagoon, Vilu is an open air restaurant that showcases the resort’s extensive wine selection that has been expertly matched to the contemporary Mediterranean inspired cuisine on offer.
MANDHOO – Set on stilts in the lagoon, this open-air over-water restaurant is the best kept dining secret on the island. The menu has been specially prepared to energize, nourish, detoxify, relax and fortify the body utilizing organic produce, some grown on the island grounds and
imported from around the world.
KOKO GRILL – The open-air restaurant is set on the beach with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean, and offers one of the liveliest show-stopping dining experiences available at Conrad Maldives. Watch flames dance on the open grill as chef prepares 7 courses of Japanese cuisine set under a blanket of stars.
ATOLL MARKET – The resort’s only buffet restaurant with eight show kitchens featuring Asian, Italian, Japanese, Indian, a Grill, the Deli, a bakery and desserts, Atoll market provides a culinary tour of the world under one roof. Open for breakfast and dinner daily.
SUNSET GRILL – Set on stilts 50-meters out to sea above a coral reef, the open-air restaurant showcases the country’s fresh seafood and imported meats prepared simply alongside a carefully crafted wine list.
RANGALI BAR – Set on the edge of the main pool, the sand-floored bar provides extensive lunch and dinner menus alongside contemporary cocktails, regular live music and events. Open for lunch and dinner from 10 am until late.
THE QUIET ZONE – An open-air tented lounge on the beach, located on Rangali Island. For adults only, The Quiet Zone features comfy daybeds, a fully stocked bar and a lunch and dinner menu.
BEACH EVENTS – Enjoy an unforgettable occasion with a bountiful seafood feast and the weekly Lobster and Champagne Dinner and the Fisherman’s Barbeque. Both events feature fresh seafood caught right off the resort’s shores and is accompanied by select beverages chosen by the sommelier.
24-HOURS Fitness Centre with private yoga studio
• 2 outdoors yoga pavilions
• Watersport Centre
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is home to two unique spa experiences, The Spa Retreat on Rangalifinolhu Island and the first spa in the Maldives to feature glass flooring, The Over-Water Spa on Rangali Island.
SPA RETREAT – Located 100 meters off of the tip of Rangalifinolhu Island, The Spa Retreat offers a holistic and locally inspired experience which is aimed at relaxing the mind, body and soul.
THE OVER-WATER SPA – A unique experience in the Maldives, The Over-Water Spa on Rangali Island is comprised of four thatched-roof treatment rooms set on stilts over the Indian Ocean. Three of these treatment rooms have glass floors, providing entrancing views of the coral reef below, whilst a secluded serenity deck with open-air Jacuzzi provides the perfect finale to the spa rituals on offer.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Possibility to build a marquee for events on the beach:
Renewall of vows
Groups dinning and incentives meetings
Extra Notable Features
• Ufaa dim-sum and noodles cooking class
• Swimming classes
• PADI diving centre
• Yoga classes
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
World Traveller Awards – World’s Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant 2019
Nat Geo Traveller Awards Russia – Best Resort 2019
Robb Report China 2019 – Best Of The Best Awards – THE MURAKA
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 – Top 30 Resorts in the Indian Ocean
Gold List” with a score of 96.0, Conde Nast Traveler USA
#52: “Best 100 Hotels in the World”, Conde Nast Traveler USA, October 4th place:
“Best Spa Hotel and Resort in Asia Pacific” 8th place:
“Best Leisure Hotel and Resort in Asia Pacific”, Smart Traveller Asia.com readers’ awards, August
“Best Luxury Resort in Maldives”, Diners Club Luxury Travel Magazine, July
“Best luxury gourmet resort”, Senses Magazine, Germany, July
“Certificate of Excellence” for Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Tripadvisor.com, May
1st place: “Leading Hotel in the Indian Ocean”, World Travel Awards, May
“Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the Maldives”, www.tripadvisor.com, January
1st place: “World’s Leading Water Villas”
1st place: The Maldives’ Leading Resort”, World Travel Awards, December
1st place: “Most Innovative Spa” for the Over-Water Spa, AsiaSpa Baccarat Awards, November
‘Gold Circle of Excellence’, www.Agoda.com, November
1st place: “Best Spa Hotel and Resort” in Asia 4th place: “Best Leisure Hotel” in Asia, August
Two Glasses: “Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers”, Wine Spectator, July
1st Place “101 Best Suites in the World”, Elite Traveler Magazine, July
1st Place “World’s Best Hotel Plunge Pools”, By Nine MSN, July
‘Top Hotel Spas in Asia’, By agoda.com, July
1st Place “World’s Most Romantic Rooms” By JetSetExtra, April
Number of employees