Discover barefoot luxury at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island with the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant, unique water villas and spas on stilts in the Indian Ocean, a mini submarine and manta rays.
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel - Boat Ride
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel - Overlooking pool at sunset
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel - Island Breeze and Zam Gem Shopping
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel - Guest on beach after snorkeling
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel - Guest working out in Fitness Centre
Discover barefoot luxury at the unique Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, an award-winning paradise resort spread over two private tropical islands in the Indian Ocean. The experience of a lifetime begins with a breathtaking 30 minute seaplane flight from Male.
We offer a world of style and innovation including these unique activities that will leave you with precious memories to treasure for years to come.
Manta Ray watching
Conrad Maldives is the only place in the country where you can watch manta rays without getting wet yourself. During the manta season (November until April) these remarkable animals swim almost every night under the bridge between our two islands. Simply wander along the bridge any time after dark and the chances are that you will eventually be privileged to watch a passing manta as it swims and loops through the ocean below you.
If you're happy to get wet, during the manta season we also offer dives to the nearby Manta point which is a manta cleaning station about 10 minutes by boat from Rangali Island.
Snorkel with a whale shark
Measuring up to 15 metres, whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean - and also among the friendliest because they can only eat plankton and very small fish.
Since 2007, we've been the primary sponsor of the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme, a British and Maldives registered charity who are based here at the resort for much of the year. The MWSRP are a leading authority on whale sharks in the Maldives and an active member of the international conservation coalition, the Shark Alliance. MWSRP have been building up a demographic profile of the whale shark population in the Maldives and to date have documented over 1,000 encounters.
Why does this matter? Whale sharks are endangered animals and there's so very little we know about them that there's a possibility that they'll disappear from the face of this earth without us ever knowing why or what we could have done to stop it.
The best part of this partnership is that guests can join in too. When you're here at the resort, the MWSRP run the three weekly whale shark snorkelling excursions which means that you not only get to see whale sharks close up but can also find out so much more about these incredible animals from the experts. The profits of the excursions go to supporting MWSRP's many activities.
Going out for a drive takes on a whole new meaning in our three seater submarine.
The sub - expertly operated by the SubAqua Dive Center - will take two of you on a half-an-hour cruise around our house reef to see the sights usually only seen by the ocean's inhabitants and the occasional intrepid diver. You'll get to discover the diverse corals that make up our vibrant house reef as well as drift alongside the beautiful and amazing creatures that call the ocean deeps their home.
Although the submarine can dive to 30m, much of the journey will be nearer the surface where you can enjoy the best colours and most interesting variety of wildlife.
Please note that Nemo submarine is under routine maintenance and is expected back on the island in 2014.