We ate breakfast at Atoll Market again and we headed out to the main pool on the main island. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, some of the loungers are double sized for two people, and some are on a shallow ledge in the pool water. Each lounge chair has an umbrella as well.
About every 30 minutes to an hour, the staff come around with fresh fruit, ice cold water, and cold towels. You also have access to the Rangali Bar food menu for ordering.
Trip to the Maldives – the flights part 1
Trip to the Maldives – the flights part 2
Conrad Lounge in Mali and Seaplane to Rangali Island
Beach Villa at the Conrad Maldives
Euro swimsuits and Turtles
The main pool and snorkeling
Our luggage arrives, Vilu, and the Quiet Zone
The employee strike
The strike ends
Ithaa underwater restaurant, Water Villa, and sunset cruise
This pool is where we spent the majority of our time during our stay. The ambiance was calm and relaxing – so much so that I slept for a good two hours under an umbrella.
After spending several hours at the pool, we went to the dive center to pick up our complimentary snorkel gear which we checked out for the duration of our stay. We confirmed the size of the fins in advance as I wear a size 14 and wanted to be sure it would fit. They had plenty of fins in that size.
After researching online beforehand, we headed to the beach outside the Deluxe Beach Villa #228. This was supposed to be the best place to snorkel and there’s a buoy out on the edge of the house reef. The snorkeling out here was better than Thailand but not as good as Bora Bora – we didn’t scuba dive but we hear that it is amazing and considered one of the best dive destinations in the world. In fact, we met an American living in Japan who came to the Conrad for the sole purpose of diving. He had very good things to say about the dive staff at the Conrad and the overall experience.
After dinner at Rangali Bar, we walked on the bridge connecting the two islands to watch the manta rays play. They gather near the lights on the bridge and they’re huge.
When we returned to our room, a stuffed octopus or jelly fish was waiting for us on the bed along with a newsletter describing the dining and excursions available for the next day.