I promised a separate post about the wonderful spas I enjoyed so much during my recent stay at the incredible Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and here it is. Once you’ve read this report, I hope you agree that these spas deserve special attention!
The two spas at the Conrad Rangali Resort are located on two different islands. The Over Water Spa is located on Rangali Island, which is the smaller island where The Quiet Zone, the Vilu Restaurant with the famous wine cellar and the water villas are located. The larger Spa Retreat, which is actually also built over water, is located on the main island, Rangalifinolhu. I had the pleasure to enjoy a treatment at each spa, which were both wonderful but entirely different.
On my first day I was booked a solo massage, but note that the Over Water Spa offers a wide range of luxury treatment rituals designed especially for couples, which makes sense since the Conrad Maldives is the ultimate romantic destination. For my treatment at the Over Water Spa my therapist led me to a room at the end of the pier. At first I actually didn’t notice it, but as soon as I laid face down I realized I was looking through a glass floor at fish that were swimming underneath me! Believe me, getting a wonderful massage as you are glazing over the ocean floor through crystal clear water, gives an entirely new meaning to the word ‘relaxing.’
The next day I enjoyed a treatment at the larger Spa Retreat on the main island, Rangalifinolhu. This spa offers a holistic spa experience, meaning anything health related from naturopathic treatments to healing therapies, lifestyle courses and even a truly fantastic restaurant, Mandhoo. (Which I will cover in another post that’s coming up about the restaurants at the Conrad Rangali, since the food there is amazing.) The Spa Retreat is also built on the water, on the northern tip of the island. It is a quiet, light, wonderful spot for a spa. It is situated opposite of Mandhoo and stretches out with intimate bungalows on its own pier into the ocean. After being greeted with some refreshing drinks, my therapist explained the treatment I was about to enjoy and took me to my room.
I had started acapuncture as a treatment for my acne back home in Amsterdam and it turned out I was able to continue that treatment at the Conrad Rangali, which was just terrific. I can understand some people are apprehensive at the idea of having someone stick needles in your ear, or through any other body part for that matter, but I highly recommend it. It doesn’t hurt at all when done by professional therapists like at the Spa Retreat. The acne treatment turned out to work wonders for my acne, although the results may have been amplified by the reiki treatment the therapist performed on me after the acapuncture.
She also introduced me to Elemis, one of Britain’s most famous skincare brands that the Retreat Spa has partnered with. Elemis harnesses the powers of natural ingredients while pairing them with effective skin care technologies. All in all, it left me feeling reborn! I had a long consult with the naturopathy therapist after my treatment and I have been taking her tips to heart ever since.
As you can tell, the two spas are different in styles and atmosphere but both are truly wonderful. You can’t go wrong with either of them, but since we probably only live once, I would recommend both if you have the chance!
For more information about Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, visit the website here
All my own pictures are made with the Canon 750D + Lens: 18-135mm & 50 mm F1.4