Maldives - South Ari Atoll
16 January 2018 - 5 May 2018
7 Night discounted holiday on Conrad
Return flights to Maldives Return resort transfers by seaplane 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Villa Breakfast & dinner daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
1 FREE Night included 15% Early Bird Discount - Book and pay 90 days prior to departure Additional 10% Discount - Book by 31 January FREE upgrade to Half Board BLACK OUT DATES APPLY: 11 – 21 February & 25 March – 2 April
A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays. A shoulder season surcharge applies ex Cape Town and Durban for travel 25 March to 14 April 2018 A high season surcharge applies for travel 22 June to 15 July 2018 and 10 to 23 December 2018.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply.
|Base Price:||ZAR 55 210||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 4 190||p.p.s|
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|Base Price:||ZAR 55 260||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 4 190||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 59 450||p.p.s|
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|Package Taxes:||ZAR 4 190||p.p.s|
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You want the best? Then this is it. Conrad has won a host of awards, and rightly so. Luxury, service and comfort are of the very highest order and, whilst it can be very private and exclusive, there is still plenty of vibe and action for those who want it.
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
Deluxe Beach Villas
Superior Water Villas
Retreat Water Villas
Deluxe Water Villas
Premier Water Villas
Junior Beach Suites
Premier Water Suites
Sunset Water Villas
All accommodation is superbly designed, furnished and equipped with the latest in modern amenities.
With the exception of the Beach Villas all villa categories either have a plunge pool, a whirlpool or an infinity pool
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.
The Quiet Zone
Adults only open air tented lounge on the beach serving drinks and meals
Ufaa by Jereme Leung
An innovative Chinese culinary concept which offers authentic experiences highlighting the iconic flavours from the distinctive cultures and provinces across China.
Lobsters and Champagne on the Beach
A sensational seafood feast with fresh lobsters and shell fish from the grill accompanied by champagne served up in a beach setting.
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 Cheese & 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.
Ther resort operates on a bed and breakfast basis with options to upgrade to Half Board, Full Board as well as, seasonally, Half Board Plus and Full Board Plus where unlimited drinks – soft drinks, house wines, beer and a selection of cocktails are included at lunch and/or dinner
The Majaa Kids Club offers younger guests and their parents a unique entertainment experience during their stay. All 3-12 year olds are kept busy from 08h30 until 18h00, and from 19h00 to 22h00 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!
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.
WATERSPORTS & 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
WELCOME TO THE 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 of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.
Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.
The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.
The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)
The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.
International flights arrive at Male's Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls - make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.
Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.
The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.
If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is 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 in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.
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