But if you’re pondering a sojourn to its sunny shores, here are just five reasons we give Conrad Maldives the Inspiring Travel Company seal of approval.
Family Water Villa at Conrad Maldives
1. New Villas Just in Time for Christmas
Five categories of luxury villa at the resort have just had a full revamp and will be open in time to welcome guests this Christmas. A great option for families, the Two Bedroom Deluxe Beach Villas have had a facelift, showcasing a new design with a private garden and pool, these villas now have a second bedroom with twin beds – making them perfect for parents travelling with children.
The Grand Water Villa and Grand Water Villa with Pool – idyllically set on stilts above the reef – now boast a large living room which can be made into a second bedroom. Previously the Retreat Water Villas, these enhanced new spaces are still located in the Spa Retreat area of the island.
Family Water Villas have also been updated; now the Two Bedroom Grand Water Villa with Pool and the Two Bedroom Grand Water Villa; the additional bedroom ensuring they have already been a popular choice with families.
Conrad Maldives is great for family holidays
2. Interactive Learning at the Kids’ Club
Enhancing the guest experience at Conrad Maldives even further, the upgraded kids’ club – now named the Majaa Explorers Hub – will focus on interactive and experiential learning that appeals to children and teenagers alike. More will be added to the existing club in the future, with the new water feature certain to delight younger VIPs visiting the resort this Christmas.
Travel to THE MURAKA Underwater Villa by Private Yacht
3. Happy 1st Birthday THE MURAKA Underwater Villa!
Taking the headlines by storm at the end of last year, Muraka – the world’s first 3-bedroom over-water residence with a master bedroom completely immersed in the ocean – is celebrating its first birthday. Sleeping up to nine guests in a living space both above and below the surface of the Indian Ocean, and with a private chef, butler team and even nanny quarters, it’s an incredible space for families or groups seeking the ultimate holiday experience.
The Muraka Underwater Villa
4. Dine Under the Surface at Ithaa
Or if you can’t quite stretch to a stay at Muraka, why not dine under the waves at Ithaa? Think caviar, scallops and lobster all served five metres below the surface in the world’s first undersea restaurant. The perfect romantic location to toast your relationship with a glass of Dom Perignon, and a view of coral gardens.
Dine under the surface at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
5. Make a Difference to Saving the Sea
Being surrounded by such astonishingly beautiful waters, home to all manner of delicate corals and unique water life, means protecting the environment is high on the agenda for the resort. Hence a collaboration with Parley For The Oceans – driving changing and promoting travel in a sustainable way. Each villa has a Parley Kit for guests to look at – encouraging ways by which each visitor can reduce their impact on the ocean. What’s more, by the start of 2020, the resort has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic; for example by replacing key cards with wooden cards and serving yoghurt at breakfast in glass jars.
With so many more reasons to visit Conrad Maldives, why not speak to one of our team – who may well have visited the island themselves – for top tips and our latest luxury offers.