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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

...one week on points

We stayed one week at the Conrad Maldives for our honeymoon. Married since summer 2013, we eagerly waited for the high season and beautiful cloudless days. Just to experience the worst weather in November for decades, according to the lovely Conrad staff. It was still a great stay in a beautiful location. We just had to drink a littlebit more prosecco at breakfast.

We used 345.000 Hilton HHonors Points to stay there for 7 days. 6 nights pre-devaluation at 41.6k and 1 night at 95k. In addition there was a 500 USD/person charge for water plane transport and around 2000 USD for one week of moderate dining and drinking. As we were Diamond members of the HHonors program we were granted free buffet breakfast in two restaurants and a daily happy hour with wine and cocktails.

We flew in with Qatar Airways Business Class for 925 EUR/person. An error fare we happily discovered while browsing for flights. We experienced the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the 6 hour FRANKFURT – DOHA leg and the regional business class on the 4 hour DOHA – MALE leg. We arrived in the afternoon were driven to the welcome lounge on the airport island to wait for another hour to board the water plane. Some snacks and soft drinks were provided and we were the only guests in the lounge.

Welcome Lounge Male

Welcome Lounge Male

After our 12 hour trip, I gladly enjoyed my complimentary 15 minute massage.

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Free back massage in the welcome lounge

Conrad has their own waterplane. It has the same interior as the normal waterplane, so it was ok that we didn’t get a ride on it. I guess you have to pay more to receive a luxury ride, like in the Cheval Blanc Plane.

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Conrad’s own waterplane

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Complimentary birthday cake for my wife set up in the outdoor mini pool

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View of the smaller breakfast restaurant frm the Dhoni boat

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Best table given the constant heavy rain

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Sunset over the water villas on the smaller island

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Coffee and tea maker in the room and the daily 1 1/2 liter water bottles

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Bridge between the two islands.

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Eggs Benedict made to order

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Hammocks and swings on the north end of the smaller island

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Happy Hour Bar

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Happy Hour friend shrimp snack

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“Jungle” entry to our room

Bedroom with a king sized bed

Bedroom with a king sized bed

View of the large island

View of the large island

Litchies as welcome snack in the room

Litchies as welcome snack in the room

Outdoor bathroom with shower and bathtub

Outdoor bathroom with shower and bathtub

Large outdoor bathtub

Large outdoor bathtub

Patio and path to the beach

Patio and path to the beach

Sunbeds in front of our room

Sunbeds in front of our room

Rinse you feet please

Rinse you feet please

Romantic Beach Dinner

Romantic Beach Dinner

Water plane arrival

Water plane arrival

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