Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Continues to Enhance its Inspired Health and Wellness Offerings

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is continuing to distinguish itself as one of the Maldives’ leading resorts by setting the trend for wellness and well-being in the destination. Providing more than just a ‘fly and flop’ holiday, the resort continues to evolve its healthy dining and wellness options, as well as offering an array of Stay Inspired experiences; a nod towards the booming world-wide health, wellness, and fitness trend.  According to Global Wellness Data, the number of wellness tourism trips is expected to grow twice as fast annually in comparison to international trips overall. Increasingly, guests are looking to return from holiday feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated and this what Conrad Maldives excels at.

Mandhoo Restaurant Fish Feeding, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Mandhoo Restaurant Fish Feeding, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Mandhoo Spa Restaurant

Arguably one of the most beautiful dining spots in the Maldives, set on stilts in the lagoon, Mandhoo is an over-water restaurant serving organic dishes designed to balance your energy flow. Based on natural elements of air, water, fire, earth and plant the menu uses local, organic ingredients to energise, nourish, detoxify, relax, and fortify the body. Executive Chef of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Marco Amarone’s cooking technique pays close attention to specific tastes, temperature, moisture level, and density as they all affect the mind and body in different ways. To accompany the selection of these delicious and nutritious dishes, Mandhoo offers a Lassi drink selection based on traditional Indian recipes, enhanced with fresh fruits, herbs, and spices. These ingredients are known to promote digestive enzymes, and aid digestion.

Breakfast Boosters

Conrad Maldives understands that it’s important to start the day the right way. The resort now provides guests with specialty morning juices at a dedicated breakfast juice bar in Atoll Market. The menu was designed by a professional nutritionist and naturopath and provides a combination of protein, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals –  all vital to good health. Guest favourites include:

  • Potassium Power – Carrots, spinach, celery ribs, and tomatoes crushed with parsley
  • Some Like It Hot – Fresh tomatoes, green and  red bell peppers, radish, and Tabasco
  • Summer Special – Fresh mangoes, cool spearmint leaves, low fat yoghurt, and honey

Hydroponic Herb Garden

As part of the resort’s strong commitment to sustainability, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has introduced a hydroponic herb garden, growing produce carefully chosen by the resort’s gardening team after researching what crops can be effectively grown using a hydroponics system in a tropical climate. The garden is now able to sustain all 12 restaurants and bars with ingredients including hot basil, mint, butter lettuce, lollo rosso lettuce, thyme, oregano, rosemary, and green capsicum. The use of the garden eliminates the cost of importing these items into the country.

Treatment rooms at The Over-Water Spa have glass floors so guests can watch fish swim past below them during the treatment, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Treatment rooms at The Over-Water Spa have glass floors so guests can watch fish swim past below them during the treatment, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Stay Inspired Experiences

Travelling is about more than just a destination; it’s about how you spend every moment. To ensure that guests make the most of their time in paradise, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has curated 1, 3, and 5-hour itineraries, so guests can make the most of their stay. Guests looking for a one-hour wellness experience can visit the meditation pavilion, where long time yogi Manesh Johny will help achieve inner tranquillity with either a sunset or sunrise yoga class. Manesh incorporates various elements of Flow, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga for the ultimate in relaxation. For those with five hours to spare find inner peace and tranquillity with a one-of-a-kind Zen revelation at The Spa Retreat.  Located on the tip of Rangalifinolhu Island The Spa Retreat is a destination spa complete with 14 water villas and Mandhoo Spa Restaurant. The spa features an array of Maldivian indigenous therapies and treatments. The signature treatment is quintessentially Maldivian and inspired by the beauty regiment of the local women. The 90-minute treatment includes a massage using heated coconut sticks and an organic body scrub made from pineapple and papaya. Guests can follow their treatment with lunch at Mandhoo ultimate feel-good experience

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers the popular Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives global luxury travellers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during, and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it’s pre-selecting bath amenities or checking in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features by using the app.

Double treatment room at The Spa Retreat, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Double treatment room at The Spa Retreat, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest loyalty program where guests who book directly through have access to benefits including the digital Conrad Concierge app and complimentary Wi-Fi at 26 Conrad hotels.

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Ithaa Undersea Restaurant Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The world’s first undersea restaurant invites the world to celebrate the occasion on April 15, 2015 One decade ago, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was spectacularly ‘sunk’ five metres into the waters of the Indian ocean and ever since it’s been the mecca for lovers of food, culture and architecture the world over. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Conrad Maldives will be hosting a Twitter Chat on Wednesday April 15, 2015 which will take place at 3pm GMT (10am EST). Conrad Maldives Rangali Island invites the world to join the conversation and celebrate the birthday of this world famous dining location by sharing their memories of Ithaa on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Throughout the week of Ithaa’s birthday, users are invited to share their photos and memories using the hashtag #IthaaTurns10 users.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Sitting like a pearl beneath the waves (Ithaa translates as ‘pearl’ in the Maldivian language of Dhivehi) the curved acrylic walls which give 180-degree panoramic views sets the trend for  unique dining. It became the world’s first aquarium-style undersea restaurant – indulging diners with stunning views of the surrounding lagoon, reefs and tropical fish. Consistently recognised as the most beautiful restaurant in the world, Ithaa is fast becoming a 21st Century travel icon, so it is no surprise it is regarded as one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive places to eat. “We are all excited to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of such an iconic restaurant” said Lyle Lewis, general manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “I can think of no better way to celebrate such a momentous occasion than by sharing it with the whole world.” Envisioned by Mr. Ahmed Saleem of Crown Company PVT, owning company of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Mr. Saleem was inspired whilst travelling in Bali in 2001 and five years later Ithaa was brought to life by Mike Murphy of M J Murphy Limited in New Zealand who specialises in aquarium technology and at a cost of US $5 million, Ithaa took 85 tonnes of sand ballast (in sandbags) in order to be sunken onto the ocean bed. It wasn’t long before it became a cultural phenomenon and world-leader in beauty and cuisine that continues to intrigue and impress to this day. Program of Events

  • Memories of Ithaa – April 13-17, 2015

During the week of Ithaa’s 10th birthday, the resort will be posting content across its social media channels, inviting the world to share their memories of Ithaa and post photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Ithaa’s 10th Birthday Twitter Chat at 3pm GMT (11am EST) on Wed April 15, 2015

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (@ConradMaldives) invites the world to celebrate Ithaa’s 10th anniversary through a live Twitter Chat. This global discussion will encourage fans of Ithaa to share their memories, photos and stories of this world famous and iconic restaurant. Follow @ConradMaldives on Twitter and join the chat using #IthaaTurns10 on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 3pm GMT/10am EST

  • Exclusive Winemaker Dinner presented by Château Margaux  – April 15, 2015

To coincide with the date the restaurant first opened its doors – April 15 – Ithaa will host a Château Margaux sommelier dinner. The unrivalled wine estate of Château Margaux dates back to the 17th Century and is renowned for its grapes as its prices. A bottle of 1787 Château Margaux was sold for $225,000 making it one of the world’s most expensive wines. This is the first time Château Margaux has been invited to host at Conrad Maldives. For more information about Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, visit