Maldives was a paradise and a nice detox for our overworked souls. Now that I am back in the city, I cannot stop daydreaming about the wonderful experiences I had during my 5-day trip. Swimming with the baby sharks, the dolphins, and the manta rays over a vibrant sea garden, it was like living in a luxurious dream, except it was real! If it is your first time to Maldives, consider staying at Conrad Maldives. It has a bigger space and offers tons of different activities. Get a glance at our 4-day schedule for an idea of what to expect at the resort (we spent the first night in Male City and 4 days in Conrad Maldives):
Day 1 (Thursday): Relax
12:00 pm Arrive at Trans Maldivian Terminal, enjoy a breakfast buffet at Conrad Maldives Lounge.
1:10 pm Take the Trans Maldivian seaplane to Conrad Maldives on Rangali Island.
2:45 pm Arrive at Conrad Maldives (1 hour ahead of Male).
3:00 pm Check in, play by the beach and chase the baby sharks while waiting for the rooms.
4:15 pm Have a Frozen Margarita at the Rangali Bar, chill by Conrad’s infinity pool beside it.
5:00 pm Wine & cheese tasting at The Cheese & Wine Bar.
6:00 pm Head back to Rangali Bar for happy hour. Enjoy live music with cocktails and beer at 50% off.
7:00 pm Tour around the island.
7:30 pm Have dinner at Sunset Grill.
9:15 pm Stargazing cinema.
Day 2 (Friday): Action
10:00 am Enjoy a breakfast buffet at Atoll Market.
11:00 am Go to the gym.
12:00 pm Rent a free pedal boat and pedal across the Indian Ocean. Bring snorkels and dive in wherever.
2:00 pm Standup paddleboarding (alternative water activities: catamaran sailing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, Snorkeling Safari ($70)).
3:00 pm Explore Conrad Maldives‘ other island across the bridge.
3:30 pm Have a Mojito at The Quiet Zone, an open-air tented lounge on the other side of the beach.
4:00 pm Play on the beach and by the infinity pool connected to The Quiet Zone.
4:45 pm Receive a spa treatment at The Spa Retreat Conrad.
6:00 pm Join a Lucky Dolphin trip ($90).
8:00 pm Enjoy an overwater dinner at Mandhoo Spa Restaurant overlooking the Indian Ocean.
9:30 pm Watch a magic show at Rangali Bar.
Day 3 (Saturday): Alive
9:00 am Join a yoga lesson ($30).
10:00 am Have breakfast a la carte at Vilu Restaurant (5 min walk from yoga tent).
11:00 am Join the champagne session at Conrad’s iconic Ithaa undersea restaurant ($65).
12:00 pm Play some water activities.
2:00 pm Visit Fishing Village/Long Island ($110, not recommended on a normal day, only worth visiting when cultural festivals such as Kuda Eid is on)
6:30 pm Join a Sunset Fishing tour ($80).
9:00 pm In-room dining by the private pool, tailored to our liking (alternative: Beach Seafood BBQ $225/person).
10:00 pm DJ night at Rangali Bar.
Day 4 (Sunday): Cool Down
9:00 am Snorkeling with whale sharks ($200).
1:00 pm Windsurfing.
2:00 pm Relax & cool down at Conrad’s main infinity pool.
3:00 pm Afternoon drink at Rangali Bar.
4:00 pm Shower.
5:00 pm Take Trans Maldivian seaplane back to Male.
(photos by Tanya)
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