Just uploaded the following review of my stay here at Conrad Maldives on TripAdvisor:
Oct 16, 2012 Japanuki
Am currently staying at this magical resort and have been blown away each day. From the food, service, quality of accomodation – everything has been fabulous.
Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Karim, the Island resort GM, and maybe (?) as Diamond Hhonors members, we were ‘triple’ upgraded to a retreat overwater villa. Can’t begin to describe how beautiful and spacious this villa is!
One night was a special occasion for us, and we opted to have in-villa dining. Well, was this a treat….the table on the villa deck overlooking the sea was set up beautifully with flowers and white tablecloths/napkins, wine glasses and a complimentary bottle of NZ red. The food was more than ample and delicious.
There are quite a few guests staying here and a few hundred staff, but you are made to feel like you are the only one here enjoying this piece of paradise. There is just no-one anywhere. Love it!
We have 2 nights left – haven’t decided if we will try the underwater restaurant as it is quite pricey at $200 p/p not including wine. But we’ll see how we go. That being said, overall the prices for F&B have been very reasonable. We haven’t spent more than $130 on a dinner for 2 – and have been full before we finished. Take advantage of a later breakfast/brunch (free for Gold/Diamond) which will get you trough to complimentary afternoon tea at the relaxation lounge at 4pm, and then head over to the Vilu Lounge at 5pm for complimentary cocktails (fabulous Martinis) from 5pm (for Gold/Diamond HHonors members)
Breakfast at Vilu is superb. Daniela (our waitress) has been a charm. Always smiling and asking how our previous day was. In fact all staff, from housekeeping, to buggy-cart drivers have been exceptional.
All in all, I have stayed at a number of Hilton/Conrads from Paris to Tahiti, and this is by far the most superior in so many ways!