With summer fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about summer travel destinations, and what could be more alluring than the azure waters and palm-fringed beaches of the Maldives?
An idyllic paradise famed for offering the ultimate in relaxation, it is ideal for travelers wanting to get away from it all – but there is so much more to see and experience if you choose to.
Nestled in the South Ari Atoll and just a short seaplane ride from Male’s Velana International Airport, the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of the most renowned and exclusive destinations in the Maldives, brimming with lush tropical greenery and surrounded by one of the country’s best diving areas, with a sprawling coral reef and an abundance of marine life for those looking to embark on an adventure during their stay.
There is a wealth of opportunity for exploration for amateurs and experts alike, including snorkeling safaris and excursions to find whale sharks and manta rays, and sunset cruises in search of dolphins. Making it easy for traveler’s this summer, the resort’s experts have created a check-list of iconic experiences that are sure to captivate guests and entice even the most ardent sunworshipper into the ocean.
A whale shark and manta paradise
Swimming with whale sharks and manta rays tops the bucket list for many visitors to the Maldives and the area around the South Ari Atoll is the perfect place to see them – and the only spot in the world where whale sharks are sighted all year round.
Just a 25-minute speedboat ride away from the whale sharks’ location, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is one of the best places to get up close to the gentle giants of the sea, with whale shark tours and adventure snorkeling amongst the island’s most popular activities.
Other marine-based endeavors include adventure diving certification courses and day and night scuba experiences, with easy access by traditional dhoni to the area’s renowned dive sites in just 10 minutes meaning guests can be at the first boat on the scene.
Private diving excursions by speedboat to explore distant dive sites are also available.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a dream come true for travelers looking to get their adrenaline racing, with cutting-edge equipment and the friendly team of experts from Ocean Group on hand to help guests master new skills across a range of motorized and non-motorized watersports, from catamaran sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking to wakeboarding, windsurfing, electric foiling and X-Jetblading.
There are plenty of land and water-base activities on the island to keep young guests entertained too, with the Majaa Explorers Hub offering a fun filled entertainment schedule, and specially created areas for families including the main infinity pool, children’s pool and splash park for little ones.
Head towards the ocean and the resort also offers a wide selection of activities specially designed to introduce young children to the wonders of the deep, from seabob rides and bubble making, diving to dolphin cruises, turtle safaris, glass bottom boat trips and learning how to fish from traditional Maldivian Dhoni.
Kids aged eight and above can also learn how to snorkel and dive with the resort’s experienced PADI accredited dive team.