TME Retreats Dhigurah

TME Retreats Dhigurah is a hotel that offers the fullest sense of intimacy on the beautiful island of Dhigurah. The property is well-equipped with modern convenience as well as amenities. The hotel is located a little far from the village, but that does not hinder guests from enjoying the unique island lifestyle of the Maldives.

Guests can stroll along the refined, white sandy beach with a length of more than three kilometers. You will feel as though you have the beach all to your own. For divers, the hotel is located in the renowned diving sites such as Manta Point and Kuda Rah Thila. The area is also particularly popular for spotting whale sharks and manta rays.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Triumphs at World Travel Awards

Conrad Maldives Resort Named Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel and Leading Culinary Hotel

Today, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has once again been recognized for its outstanding accommodation and world-class food and beverage by one of the most distinguished industry award programs, the World Travel Awards. The resort claimed the top spot for Indian Ocean hotels in two categories, being named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel, as well as the Leading Hotel overall for the region. The awards round off a great season of recognition for Conrad Maldives, as the World Travel Awards closely follow the resort being named to TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame as a recipient of the site’s Certificate of Excellence for the past five consecutive years – the result of positive feedback received from guests on TripAdvisor.

Boardroom meeting, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Boardroom meeting, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

“We are incredibly honored to have been recognized as the leading hotel in the region for both culinary and overall hotel experiences,” said Lyle Lewis, general manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “The recognition is a testament to what we deliver to our guests on a daily basis – the finest food and beverage with the widest variety available in the Maldives; personalized and anticipatory service; and an intimate connection to the lush surroundings of the Maldives and the Indian Ocean. For our world-class chefs and resort staff on the island, the awards from the industry via the World Travel Awards along with the recognition from guests via TripAdvisor lend encouragement to continually deliver the best for our guests each day.”

Wine Cellar, home to over 20,000 bottles of wine, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Wine Cellar, home to over 20,000 bottles of wine, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

In lieu of being named the Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel, Conrad Maldives is celebrating big anniversaries for two of its most distinguished restaurants this year. Ithaa, the world’s first undersea restaurant – which helped the resort to achieve global renown as a dining destination – celebrated the tenth anniversary of its opening this past April. Submerged beneath the waves, the all-glass restaurant enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding coral reef and its colorful marine inhabitants, while serving contemporary European cuisine with an emphasis on luxury ingredients. Meanwhile, Ufaa by Jereme Leung, the Maldives’ first authentic Chinese restaurant, will celebrate its first anniversary this September. Blending contemporary and classical elements, as well as Chinese and Maldivian style in all aspects of offerings and décor, the restaurant is a concept of star chef Jereme Leung, and serves everything from dim sum to hot pot on the beach, while featuring Chinese experiential elements such as dedicated Mahjong and KTV rooms.

Contemporary Chinese cuisine by Jereme Leung brings you delicious Hot Pot on the beaches of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Ufaa
Contemporary Chinese cuisine by Jereme Leung brings you delicious Hot Pot on the beaches of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Ufaa

While these two restaurants shine a spotlight on the food and beverage served at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the sheer variety of cuisine available on the island across the resort’s 12 culinary venues help explain its title of Leading Culinary Hotel in the Indian Ocean. From Japanese-style live cooking at the open-air Koko Grill to the over 1,400 different wine labels to be found in The Wine Cellar, Conrad Maldives clearly understands that a remote location needn’t prohibit fine dining and good wines: the resort has something to satisfy every gourmand’s appetite.

Ufaa by Jereme Leung Chefs Cooking, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Ufaa by Jereme Leung Chefs Cooking, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Beyond food and beverage, Conrad Maldives offers exceptional accommodation, service, and environments that help to explain how it claimed the title of Leading Hotel overall in the Indian Ocean. The luxury resort offers three different experiences across two islands: the typical get-away-from-it-all Maldivian hideaway on tiny Rangali Island; the larger and livelier main island (linked to it by a 500m bridge), Rangalifinolhu, featuring water sports and various other facilities; and the over-water destination The Spa Retreat that operates as a resort-within-a-resort set 100m off the tip of the main island. No matter where they stay, guests can enjoy all the resort’s facilities in full, and will also benefit from the world-class anticipatory service of the resort’s exceptional staff – whether via simple bespoke requests or through full wedding and event planning available on the island.

Water Villa Deck, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Guests can enjoy the exceptional dining and barefoot luxury of the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island by booking at the resort’s website, or via the Hilton HHonors app.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is set amongst the perfect islands and blue ocean of South Ari Atoll, a five-star resort that offers complete barefoot luxury along with a range of exciting activities that will appeal to singles, couples and families.

Whitewashed timber villas with thatched roofs are perched in the lagoon and linked to the island by wooden walkways, evoking the image of a tropical island community, while the suites are tucked into the fragrant gardens. A white-sand beach rings the island, and the reef with its own dedicated shipwreck forms a world of exploration for snorkellers and scuba divers.

Under the resort’s Ultimate All-Inclusive plan, this is the island where cash is not required. Guests enjoy champagne breakfasts, a choice of superb cuisines for lunch and dinner, an open bar all day up to midnight, minibar replenished daily, a sundowner cocktail party every evening, generous daily spa credits at Spa Cenvaree, snorkelling equipment, non-motorised water sports and off-island excursions.

Vakarufalhi Island Resort

Tucked away in the remote corner of South Ari atoll, 90km away from the airport, Vakarufalhi Island Resort is among the pearls that make up the amazing Maldives Islands.

Vakarufalhi, better known as Vakaru is a tropical island enhanced by swaying coconut palms and white sandy beaches. Surrounding the island is a pristine lagoon enriched by a stunningly beautiful living house reef. These features combined with traditional Maldivian building concepts, makes Vakarufalhi a haven of nature and tranquility. Almost a quarter of a square kilometer of land area with 50 sea front Beach Villas spread evenly around the island and 25 Water Villas creates an atmosphere which rejuvenates your body and mind.