- Return flights to Maldives
- Return resort transfers by seaplane
- 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Villa
- Breakfast daily
- All Maldives taxes; levies and surcharges (estimate)
- Includes a 20% discount - book by 31 March
- A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
- A high season surcharge applies for travel between the following dates :18 June to 15 July 2017 inclusive and 10 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 inclusive
- Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
- Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
- Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
- All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
- Standard terms and conditions apply.
Beach and over-water accommodation and whichever you choose you will want for nothing but it has to be said that the Deluxe Beach Villa is one of the best room categories in the Maldives, with an amazing outdoor bathroom, private plunge pool and breath-taking accommodation. As for the overwater rooms, they are topped (if that’s possible) by the Sunset Water Villas, with glass-floored living room and a circular bed that rotates so you can watch the sunset – they really do have to be seen to be believed. This resort sets the benchmark for sophisticated barefoot luxury.
Ever eaten in an underwater restaurant? You can here! Or book a gourmet dinner with the sommelier in the Wine Cellar – home to 20,000 bottles of wine – or enjoy lobsters and champagne on the beach. Did we say this was the best?
South Ari Atoll
Beach Villas, Water Villas, Deluxe Beach Villas, Superior Water Villas, Retreat Water Villas, Deluxe Water Villas, PRemier Water Villas, Junior Beach Suites, Premier Water Suites, Beach Suites and Sunset Water Villas make up the various categories of accommodation available.
All accommodation is superbly designed, furnished and equipped with the latest in modern amenities including flatscreen satellite TV, CD stereo with Ipod connector, DVD player, Nespresso tea/coffee machines, mini bar and IDD telephone. Land accommodation offers stunning outdoor bathrooms.
Atoll Market Place:
With sand floors and lagoon views, Atoll Market offers a relaxed setting in which to sample different world cuisines from its eight specialist kitchens. Diners can enjoy Japanese, Indian, Italian, Asian, grills, market fresh salads and freshly baked bread, before finishing their meal with a dessert, ice cream or tropical fruits.
Ithaa is the first all glass undersea restaurant in the world. Set five meters underwater on a coral reef, Ithaa’s innovative glass aquarium design gives diners 360-degree views of the surrounding reef life,while offering an exciting and novel fusion Maldivian-western menu. Must be booked prior arrival.
In an idyllic beachside setting between the lagoon and the Japanese Water Garden, guests are seated around the grill where a chef prepares Japanese-European fusion style Teppanyaki exactly to their liking. Ground-level seating and intimate service, combined with the beautiful vista and delicious food, makes the Koko Grill a discrete yet popular choice with guests. Must be booked prior arrival.
Mandhoo Spa Restaurant
Mandhoo Spa restaurant offers innovative and enjoyable spa cuisine. Set on stilts over the lagoon about 100 metres out to sea, Mandhoo is part of the Spa Retreat and offers light and balanced cuisine with dishes made from the freshest organic foods, as well as freshly squeezed juices and smoothies..
Sunset Bar & Grill:
Set on stilts over coral reefs teeming with fish, this signature restaurant is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner on one of the decks.Watch the chefs prepare grilled seafood specialities and the finest cuts from all over the world in the show kitchen, while sipping fine wines specially selected by our Sommelier. Reservations are essential.
The Wine Cellar:
This chilled cellar sits six feet below sea level and features a selection of 600 fine wines. The Wine Cellar is a paradise for wine-lovers: sit with the resort’s sommelier at the communal table fitted with interactive personal screens, while a five-course dégustation menu is presented by the Chef, and each dish is paired with a matching wine. Please note that reservations are essential.
Just the two of you in your favourite place on the island.
Vilu Restaurant & Bar:
The marriage of a spectacular wine cellar and excellent gourmet cuisine, Vilu Restaurant offers skilful, contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian twist, and showcases an exceptional wine collection.
With its sand floor, day loungers and nightly entertainment, the Rangali Bar is the ideal spot to relax with friends and family. Sip classic cocktails, order a light snack, or just settle onto a lounger and soak up the views over the lagoon.
The Wine Bar:
Cheese, cheese, cheese… A small, intimate bar with black sand floor and designer lighting, this Maldivian bar combines the excitement of matching 101 of the world’s best cheeses with a great variety of wines.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
• Day Trips
• Island Hopping
• Lucky Dolphin Trip
• Fishing (Sunset or Night Fishing)
• Big Game Fishing
• Glass-bottomed Boat Trip
• Starlight Cinema
• Casino Night
• Bodu Beru Demonstration
• Catamaran sailing
• Knee boarding
• Water cycling
The Kids Club offers younger guests and their parents a unique entertainment experience during their stay. All 3-12 year olds are kept busy from 08:30 until 18:00, and from 19:00 to 22:00 with an outstanding themed daily programme specifically tailored to different age groups. A wide range of indoor and outdoor activities are hosted by the highly-trained youth team members, The unique Kids’ Spa programme, aimed at 4-12 year olds, is designed to give an insight into the secrets of spa therapy and help those busy children unwind! At Majaa, each day is a new adventure with fun-filled entertainment younger guests and relaxation for their parents.
A magical spa experience awaits at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. From the Spa Retreat, offering holistic therapies in a stunning lagoon setting, to the Over-Water Spa – the ultimate sanctuary to celebrate the art of love – the luxury Maldives spas offer innovative treatments that work to heal both body and mind.
- Package price includes a 20% discount on accommodation - Book by 31 March
- Free nights
WELCOME TO MALDIVES
A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!
A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dream like beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. The destination offers holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday - great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.
The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.
The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part. The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past: hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the same time.
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone belt. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.
AIRPORT & RESORT TRANSFERS
The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule, close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.
There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island - either very small or reasonably large - and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies - one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided - ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.
220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.
The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken in the Maldives.
The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.
VISAS & PASSPORTS
South African passport holders do not require a visa.
No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.
Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.
The Maldives has international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.
WHAT TO PACK
As the Maldives is warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain storm. Nudity is strictly prohibited. Whilst beachwear and barefoot are the order of the day at resort restaurants and bars guests are expected to cover their torsos and thighs. Some resorts request that men wear long trousers for dinner but evenings generally are very casual and glamorous evening wear is not necessary. Don’t forget appropriate beach wear plus sunscreen and sun glasses.
Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.
If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.