Monday, February 18, 2013

Spending Christmas and New Year in Paradise: Beach Villa and Water Villa at Conrad Maldives


With six nights at the Conrad, we split our half our stay at a beach villa for the first three nights with the last three nights at a water villa for $150USD on top of the Hilton points we were paying. We beach villa was located on the main island, facing the house reef which allowed us to quickly hop in the water to meet our underwater friends everyday. The room itself was HUGE with plenty of room. We were welcomed to the room with some Christmas cookies and a bottle of red wine thanks to my Hilton Hhonor status. The unique feature of the beach villa was the outdoor shower and the humongous bath tub that we only used once since it did take almost 45 minutes to fill it up and being environmentally friendly, I wasn't too happy on wasting all that water.

Welcome Gift

Outdoor Shower

Humongous Bathtub

The water villa we were staying in was located on the second island where most of the water villas are located. The water villa was equally as spacious as the beach villa. The main difference was deck equipped with our own private small plunge pool and direct access to the sea.


Working Desk

Sunset from the Water Villa

Both rooms came with the widest selection of Nespresso pods and TWG teas I've seen offered at a hotel ever. The rooms also came equipped with a an Ipod with a preloaded Conrad Maldives app that provided extensive information of the island and various dining and excursion options.

Overall, we both preferred the water villa since it provided more privacy and seemed more refined and exclusive. However, if we were to return to the Conrad Maldives, we would opt for one of the water villas on the main island since it provided easier and closer access to the house reef.


  1. Hi,
    I just discovered your blog through the FlyerTalk website. I am really enjoying the posts about your Maldives holiday as it is somewhere I would love to get to one day. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip.

  2. Was the $150 upgrade fee at time of check in or confirmed in advance?
    Prepping for my honeymoon trip in May 2014!

  3. Hi

    I have been visiting Maldives for 23 years and thoroughly enjoyed your write upof Conrad - makes me wish I was back there now.
    Please keep up the good work

  4. I was there this past X'mas and did the same Beach-Water Villa combo. I have to say if I go again, I don't mind to switch over again! However, the Water villa on the smaller island feels much more personal with added privacy but I love the access to walk to the restaurant from main island.