Standing firm during the pandemic, Rangali Island will be looking at renovating the property by November 2021 in time for the season. Enjoying a steady growth during the pandemic with 42% repeat guests Carla Puverel, General Manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island shares with us their strategy for the year.
Q Do share with us about the resort and its many offerings?
Since it first opened almost 30 years ago, Rangali Island has anticipated the Maldives’ rise as the ultimate luxury destination for global travellers. During this time, the resort has gained a well-deserved reputation as a pioneer, known for offering exciting and inspiring new experiences that enhance the guest experience. One our most exciting editions is THE MURAKA, a first-of-its-kind residence which sits above and below the surface of the Indian ocean, with the master located underwater. It’s this kind of experimental approach that sets Rangali apart.
With a twin island experience, there is something for everyone at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, with unforgettable offerings including the mesmerising sight of Manta Rays from the bridge at night, Whale sharks and abundant marine life and corals to naturally pristine beaches, large villas and the total seclusion and privacy that affluent travellers often seek. We also offer an extensive choice of 12 dining options including the award-winning Ithaa, which was the world’s first undersea dining restaurant and a favourite among our guests.
Q Why should Middle East travellers choose to visit Conrad Maldives Rangali Island over other resorts in the Maldives?
The Conrad is perfect for the Middle East traveller. It is lush, green, has abundance of options for dining and offers lots of seclusion, with meticulous attention to detail and personal service. The chefs go above and beyond to ensure all our guests culinary needs are exceeded.
The villas are stunning, beautifully laid out and very private. THE MURAKA was created with the needs of our Middle East guests in mind, with large living areas, private chef, personal gym and private pool, the perfect combination for a secluded vacation. THE MURAKA also has living quarters for the guest’s staff and entourage that they may be travelling with.
Q The resort has undergone an extensive refurbishment over the past year, what can guests expect from the new and refreshed Conrad Maldives Rangali Island?
We have made significant changes across the resort, with the addition of the new Deluxe beach villas and Grand water villas which have really elevated and enhanced our resort and villa product. They are far bigger, have high ceilings for added sense of space and bring elements of the area’s natural beauty into our guests living space. The furnishings have been refreshed so they are more relevant and the space has an increased sense of exclusivity and privacy– it has proven incredibly popular with our guests and, as a result, we have seen a on the beach or the deck overlooking the water.
Q You joined the resort last year in the midst of a global pandemic, what has been the most challenging aspect for you and how have you overcome it?
The past year was completely unprecedented and, as we all know, was incredibly challenging for our industry. We were fortunate that we were able to re-open in September 2020 and we’ve worked incredibly hard as a team to adapt to a new normal, with the safety and well-being of our guests and team members as our top priority.