Conrad Maldives Activities and Top Things to Do

Conrad Maldives Activities and Top Things to Do

 

This Conrad Maldives Activities and Things to Do post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Business Class. 

For the prior posts, please see:

Review of Etihad's Lounge at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)

Etihad First Class 787-9 Dreamliner Review

Rosewood Abu Dhabi Review

Review: Wingtips Lounge JFK for Etihad First Class Passengers

Review: Etihad First Class 777-300ER NYC to Abu Dhabi

Review: Etihad Business Class Lounge Abu Dhabi AUH Terminal 1 

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Review

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Restaurant Reviews and Menus

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Activities: Top 10 Things to Do

Interview with Armando Kraenzlin, General Manager of Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Review: Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Surfing in the Maldives at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Review: Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Sunset Water Bungalow

Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Restaurant Reviews and Menus

Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Activities and Top Things to Do

Soneva Fushi Maldives Review

Soneva Fushi Maldives Activities and Things to Do

Soneva Fushi Breakfast, Ice Cream Room, Chocolate Room and Cheese Room

Fresh in the Garden, Soneva Fushi Restaurant Review

Trans Maldivian Airways Seaplane Review

Conrad Maldives Rangali Review: Beach Villa

Conrad Maldives Restaurant Menus and Review

Review: Conrad Maldives Superior Water Villa

1. Whale Shark Snorkeling

If you're interested in seeing a whale shark up close, the Maldives is one of a handful of destinations in the world where you have a good chance of this, especially in the summer months. The Conrad Maldives offers a Whale Shark Snorkeling trip by speed boat on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday mornings 9am-12noon for $200 + tax/service per adult, and $100 + tax/service per child age 11 or younger. Due to the timing of our visit, only my husband was able to go, since he departed later than we did on a Sunday.

Unfortunately no whale sharks were sighted on his trip, and there is of course no guarantee that you'll see one. If we had been staying longer, a 50% discount would have been available for a second whale shark snorkeling trip.

 

2. See Manta Rays at Night

You can go on a snorkeling or diving trip to see manta rays at Hanifaru Bay in the summer and early fall months, but it's even possible to see manta rays by the resort at night, either by the bridge connecting the two islands, or in our case, by Mandhoo Restaurant. If you enjoy that experience, I highly recommend doing the Manta Ray Night Dive on the Big Island of Hawaii, ideally combined with a stay at Four Seasons Hualalai.

Manta Rays at Night, Conrad Maldives

 

3. Relax and Enjoy the View

While we're not big lie-on-the-beach people, we did enjoy a half hour of relaxing on lounge chairs after snorkeling the house reef, talking and taking in the views.

Relaxing on the Beach, Conrad Maldives

 

4. Snorkeling by the House Reef

The water was actually quite rough when we ventured in for snorkeling, so it wasn't as pleasant as it could have been, but we did see a few giant parrot fish chomping away on coral, blue surgeon fish, butterfly fish and angel fish. The best place to enter is by Villa 225–see this map:

Conrad Maldives Snorkeling Best by Villa 225

 

Just be on the lookout for jellyfish, or wear a dive skin to protect yourself:

Avoid Getting Stung by Jellyfish at the Conrad Maldives

 

5. Kids: Feed Fish by Ithaa Restaurant and Kids' Club Activities

One of the first things our son enjoyed doing after we arrived was joining some other kids from the Kids' Club to feed the fish above the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. No doubt this also helps the restaurant ensure a good number of fish around the restaurant for dining guests 🙂

Conrad Maldives Things to Do for Kids: Feed Fish by Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

 

Our son also enjoyed numerous games of foosball at the Kids' Club, and a themed “Pirate Day.”

Conrad Maldives Kids Club

 

6. Enjoy a Massage at the Spa Retreat or Over Water Spa

We didn't have any spa treatments during our visit. Our massages tend to be therapeutic and we already see an amazing therapist in NYC who also works on the pros during the U.S. Open, so most spa massages tend to be a bit disappointing. But for those simply looking for a relaxing spa experience, there are a couple choices at the Conrad Maldives: the Over Water Spa off Rangali Island, where you can view fish below the glass floor during your massage, and the Spa Retreat across from Mandhoo Restaurant which offers 9 couple's treatment pavilions with steam room, sauna, and either a jacuzzi, couple's soaking tub or Vichy shower.

Conrad Maldives Things to Do: Over Water Spa at Rangali Island

 

7. Happy Hour at Vilu (Complimentary for Hilton HHonors Gold and Diamond Members)

Since my husband had Hilton HHonors Gold status via the Citi HHonors Reserve card, we decided to check out the Happy Hour at Vilu. The complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine were nice, although it was somewhat disappointing that no fresh squeezed juices were on offer. 

Happy Hour at Vilu, Conrad Maldives

 

If you've stayed at the Conrad Maldives, what were your favorite things to do?

Related Posts

Review: Conrad Maldives Superior Water Villa

Conrad Maldives Rangali Review: Beach Villa

Conrad Maldives Restaurant Menus and Review

Review: Four Seasons Maldives at Kuda Huraa Sunset Water Bungalow

Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru Review

Disclosure: We reserved the Conrad Maldives Rangali using 2 complimentary weekend nights from my husband's Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve card. Children's Club activities are complimentary, and we paid for my husband's whale shark snorkeling trip. The views expressed in this post are my own.

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I would reconsider expectation of fresh squeezed juice if you actually know what it’s like fresh. Meaning, alot of fruits are very difficult to squeeze and probably not much juice come out of it. Have you eaten a fresh mango before?! It’s got thick skin and a large seed. Did you expect that would be simple to get juice from? You should try it yourself one day and then reconsider your disappointment.