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8 Jun 2016

An Overwater Villa at the Conrad Maldives

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Let me introduce you to the ultimate hotel suite. Imagine a perfect azure vista with not another person in sight. A private deck on the ocean where you relax during the day and dine every night under a magnificent milky way whilst watching for fish, sting rays, turtles and baby sharks.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Step into the warm ocean from the comfort of your villa without having to head out the front door, or even snorkel your way to the nearby house reef to explore a myriad of underwater life. Local birds will occasionally stop by to have a natter and a curious peek; sometimes even a heron might pause for a rest on your deck.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Picture brushing your teeth whilst watching the fish beneath your feet, or having a massage in the comfort of your own spa room (overindulgent, I know - we never even stepped foot in there except to take a photo!). 

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Not all the overwater villas have this view, our island host really hooked us up with this one! Most other villas have a partial view of other people's villas, however all the decks are for the most part quite private.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Jarv rocks out whilst I hang loose.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Wearing Asos dress

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

As ours was the last overwater villa at the very end of the walkway, this meant we usually required buggies to get around (it's a very long walk, especially under the rays of the sweltering sun). There was one occasion when we were locked out of our suite with neither room key working and not a staff member in sight. Luckily, it's a water villa! Jarv gallantly jumped in and swam around to the deck where he let me in from the other side. Not sure that's recommended, but it did the job.

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Breakfast can be taken in-villa or at one of the restaurants (remember Vilu?). We alternated where we ate our first meal of the day, but dinner was another matter. Once we moved in, there was no doubting where we wanted to dine each night - under the stars on our private deck. 

Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Euriental | fashion & luxury travel | overwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

I've never stayed anywhere like this before. If you're contemplating whether or not the Maldives is really worth the trek there, whether it's actually worth the price tag...in my honest opinion? It's the stuff of dreams.

This is Part IV of a series on our Conrad Maldives trip. See also:

Part I: Etihad Apartments - A First Class Experience
Part II: A Beach Villa at the Conrad Maldives
Part III: Diving with Mantas in the Maldives
Part V: The Quiet Island (Conrad Maldives)
Part VI: The Quiet Zone, Conrad Maldives

25 comments :

  1. OH My goodness these pictures are stunning!!! You are making me want to go on vacation now! hahaha!

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  2. wow these photos are beautiful!! I have always herd about maldives, i hope to visit there one day!!
    Again lovely photos
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    1. Thanks, Kerona! I hope you do, it's so beautiful.

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  3. Ohhh wow! This looks like something straight out of a dream! How beautiful!

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  4. I would love to go to Maldives one day, this is a truly magical destination and to swim in such clear, tranquil water must be like heaven!
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  5. Stunning photos! I have always wanted to go to the Maldives. Seems like a bucket list place for sure!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley. Definitely a bucket list destination!

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  6. So envious of you right now! These photos are beautiful! I can't wait to visit the Maldives one day myself :)

    - Nicole @ www.WorkWearWander.com

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  7. Wow!! Adding this to the bucket list. These photos are amazing!

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  8. These pictures are stunning... Everyone's blogging about the Maldives and i'm sat here wishing I could be there even for a weekend!!! I'd never want to come home :( X

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    1. It was really difficult to leave, I must agree!

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  9. stunning photos! I need to go already!

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  10. These pictures are gorgeous, such a lovely place! Xx

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  11. A private deck on the ocean with nobody around to spoil the view? Yes please, wow! The bedroom looks utterly wonderful, though the bath is breathtakingly beautiful - I can absolutely imagine how relaxing it must be to sit in there, admiring the view :)

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    x

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    1. I know, it was ridiculous...I've seen nothing like it before! Thanks for stopping by, Gabrielle :)

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  12. Definitely on our bucket list! Looks dreamy!

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  13. This place looks like absolute bliss!! I so want to get over to the Maldives sometime soon - hopefully when I head to India next year I can make a quick stopover. :)

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    1. Fingers crossed for you - it's well worth it!

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  14. Okay you're totally making me want to take a vacation now lol. The Maldives is simply stunning. I so have to save up for a trip like this.. but when I get there I will let you know. Loving this Kamara.

    Kia / KTS
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    1. Yes, let me know, you'll fall in love, I'm sure. Thanks, love.

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