The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is in the South Ari Atoll and a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé. Or, if you’d prefer a gentler pace, you can glide through the ocean in a yacht charter which takes around three hours. The resort is comprised of two islands: Rangalifinolhu Island is the livelier option whereas Rangali Island is sheer laid-back bliss. The resort is also home to the famous underwater suite, The Muraka.
Top suite: The Muraka It can be a challenge to create a splash in a place as ultra-luxurious as the Maldives, but the Conrad certainly achieved that. The Muraka Suite (meaning ‘coral’ in the local language) goes against the norm; most Maldives suites are overwater, but this one is underwater — the first of its kind in the world. The two-level accommodation has a master bedroom that is 16 ft underwater, so you can watch the delightful marine life swim by from the comfort of your bed. On the upper level there are two bedrooms, an infinity pool and large deck. A stay here comes with the services of an on-call personal trainer, spa therapist, butler and private chef.
Rangali Island Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives +960 668 0629 conradmaldives.com