Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: a Perfect Summer Escape Awaits at the Tropical Paradise

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the natural paradise of firsts, invites guests for an unforgettable family retreat this summer. The ultra-luxury, twin-island resort is a Maldivian icon with an enchanting arrival experience and endless horizons where rare marine life is spotted, thrilling adventures are created and tranquillity is achieved. With its range of accommodation options, a dedicated club for the little ones, curated dining experiences and nature-inspired spa treatments the resort promises an authentic and memorable vacation experience for all

Here are the top 3 destination highlights for an idyllic family retreat this summer:

Unwind in a Picturesque Paradise 

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an iconic heritage immersed in a natural sanctuary, accessible exclusively by a 30-minute, scenic seaplane journey. The two-island paradise with unparalleled access to the Indian Ocean boasts a stunning location where crystal-clear waters meet lush greenery, creating an unforgettable backdrop for guests’ stay. Rangali Finolhu Island is the social heart of the resort conveniently offering one and two-bedroom villas perfect for guests travelling with kids. On the lively island, families can enjoy a dynamic range of activities along with a 43-metre infinity pool, culinary delights at the beachfront barefoot dining restaurant and a dedicated space for kids and teens to enjoy their own sweet time. The 500-metre bridge connecting to Rangali Island is ideal for quiet relaxation with an overwater spa, yoga and meditation sessions on the beach or to simply while away hours on a daybed by the pool.


Savour the Essence of the Maldives alongside Internationally Inspired Cuisines

Culinary offerings take centre stage at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island with an impressive selection of 12 world-class dining options. The resort is home to several award-winning restaurants and ITHAA – the world’s first undersea dining experience permitting kids during visiting hours and lunch only. Enjoy fresh seafood and meat preparations at the Sunset Grill, an alfresco dining restaurant that sits on stilts above a coral reef – or Rangali Bar, a favourite social hub offering a selection of cocktails, hops or malt beverages with complimenting delights. At Atoll Market, dine under the fragrant frangipani trees and a starlit sky, the perfect ambience for families to come together over world cuisines, and share laughter and stories. The lively themed dinner nights with music and lavish food spreads are special to the resort and vow for a delightful dining experience!

Witness the breathtaking beauty of the Underwater World

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is nestled in the South Ari Atoll and is the only spot in the world where one can swim with whale sharks all year round! The guests can choose to embark on a thrilling experience with ocean water sports like catamaran sailing, jet skiing, and paddle boarding, explore coral gardens, swim with the turtles at the house reef and venture off the lagoon to spot whale sharks and manta rays in their playground. An oceanic paradise that offers a world of discovery for one and all!

This summer, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island welcomes guests to the true heart and soul of the Maldives. A timeless paradise with charming villas and 360-degree uninterrupted horizons curating personalised experiences and offering an adventure of a lifetime.

Try local coffees like coconut, egg, salt, Vietnamese, yogurt and weasel coffee in Hanoi 

Compared to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi continues to try to retain the traditional Vietnamese culture in every corner of the city and so you will have a more authentic feel during your stay. You will fall in love with its rich history, traditional cuisine, and vibrant life force. From its bustling day life to its lively nightlife, Hanoi offers a variety of activities and experiences for any traveler.

Hanoi’s coffee culture, like much of its old charm, is connected to the legacy of French colonialism. 

For many Hanoians, the most important element of a coffee shop is not the luxury but the quality of the product. Elderly people like old cafes, located on old streets or in deep alleys. Office workers love coffee shops with romantic and quiet style like in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Millennials like the noisy, vibrant atmosphere of modern and luxurious cafes or terraces. 

Four standard coffee drinks that all cafés serve are ca phe den nong (hot black coffee), ca phe den da (iced black coffee), ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with milk), and ca phe sua da (iced coffee with milk). Besides these, coffee is also served with curd, coconut milk, eggs and as smoothies with banana and avocado. Yogurt coffee even comes with toppings of fresh fruits like mango or fermented rice.  

I decided to stay with Grand Mercure in Hanoi which is centrally located. Throughout the hotel, the skill of local artisans is also on display. The rooms are contemporary and spacious with a Vietnamese touch in every corner. Grand Mercure Hanoi houses four restaurants and bars with originally curated culinary concepts, comprising four diverse culinary and social venues; LỘC-ALLY, Cat Vi, Van’s lobby lounge, VIVU Rooftop Sky Bar. The hotel also has a unique glass-sided rooftop pool and a well equipped fitness center. Their Spa offers wellness based on time-honored Vietnamese techniques.

Hoi an – a Japanese Ancient Town in Vietnam. 

Hoi An Ancient Town,  used to be an important international trading port in Vietnam in the 16th century. Today, it is one of the famous destinations and cannot be missed on the tourist world map. This destination is also a rare place where a unique blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture can be found. You won’t find any street lights here, lanterns light up this town every night. 

We decided to stay with Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery during our stay. The best part staying in the hotel? It  has two buildings. One is modern architecture and the other is ancient Vietnamese architecture. The hotel is a blend of historic charm and modern touches, sophisticated style inspired by New Art with a touch of Japanese flair and Vietnamese Cultures. The 7 story structure is an architectural masterpiece and the people from French owned Accor, have done an admirable job softening it up and lending it some colour and class. It offers breathtaking river and old town views. You can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Hoi An and Thu Bon River from The highest rooftop bar in town. 

Skip Ha long bay, head to Cat Ba Islands 

We decided to skip Ha Long Bay because it is very touristy and rather headed to Cat Ba Islands to do something offbeat. 

Cat Ba Island is the largest island in the Cat Ba archipelago, consisting of a total of 367 islands. With majestic limestone mountains, golden sandy beaches and countless interesting activities, Cat Ba has always been a favorite destination for foreign tourists. 

 There is a wide variety of caves of all sizes and shapes. Kayaking is highly recommended if you want to explore every corner of Lan Ha bay. The whole route includes many exciting destinations such as a floating fish farm, three tunnel lagoons, and secluded beaches. Cat Ba Island is a perfect getaway for a peaceful and fun-filled vacation. 

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