by Chris
September 7, 2016

A Certain Standard of Excellence

It's fair to say that you can expect a certain standard when you're vacationing at a Maldives resort.

Every resort in this picture perfect Indian Ocean nation can boast white sand beaches, waters of uncanny clarity, and world class service.

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That isn't to say that every resort offers up the same experience, and it's these points difference that make choosing the right resort for you a sometimes confusing task.

My first stop on what I've decided is The World's Hardest Job was a visit to Conrad Maldives, and it was here that I learned that no two resorts are equal.


A Dining Experience

Conrad Maldives prides itself on offering guests the chance to go on a culinary journey without ever having to leave the resort's two islands.

With eight restaurants and four bars, there's little chance guests will get bored of the same meals over and over again.

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Craving spicy Sichuan noodles? Ufaa by Jerome Leung has you covered.

Want mouth-watering steaks a seafood? The Sunset Grill is where you'll be headed.

Fancy dining in the world's first underwater restaurant? Ithaa offers up a truly unique dining experience.

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There's the bustling international vibe of the Atoll Marketplace, the organic offerings at Mandhoo, wine and cheese tastings, light and breezy brunches, and so much more to be found.

With many of the restaurants covered in the resort's half and full board packages, guests can indulge their adventurous appetites each and every day.

A Family Affair

While many Maldivian resorts cater to honeymooners and anniversary celebrations, Conrad Maldives strikes a unique balance.

On its larger island, a Kids Club with plenty of scheduled activities can keep the little ones occupied while the big kids snorkel, swim, and indulge in a few cocktails.

Cross over to the second island, and you find a more romantic and adult friendly environment for couples wanting some romance.

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Regardless of your age, you'll find an abundance of activities to take part in. Complimentary snorkel and kayak hire allow you to explore the resort's house reef, while paid excursions cover everything from local school visits to snorkeling with the always impressive whale shark.

This family friendly atmosphere extends to the staff as well, and you can't go more than a few metres without a warm greeting and somebody calling out your name.

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Conrad Maldives has a variety of room styles to cover all tastes.

From the iconic overwater bungalows to more modest (but no less luxurious) beach bungalows, you'll find plenty of space and plenty of creature comforts.

Outdoor showers, comfortable beds, an immense amount of closet space, and private beach access are all standard offerings at Conrad Maldives.

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