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