Conrad Maldives’ The Muraka introduces culturally immersive experiences collection
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is continuing to push the boundaries of transformative travel, with new programming designed to further enhance the overall guest experience for guests staying in THE MURAKA residence, the first-of-its-kind undersea residence.
The luxurious and innovative resort, situated on pristine Rangali island, is introducing “The Wanderers,” a collection of culturally immersive experiences for those wishing to explore the tropical terrain and engage with the Maldivian way of life. Nature-seekers and culture enthusiasts alike will relish the opportunity to expand their horizons through authentic explorations offered by “The Wanderers” collection of experiences, which include: Your Maldivian Home, Film an Eco-Mentary, Sky Full of Stars, Moonlight Movies, and more.
The introduction of the “The Wanderers” collection of experiences is underpinned by a recent study conducted by Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty programme of global travel and hospitality brand Hilton. The loyalty programme discovered that, for travellers in Asia Pacific, 88 per cent of travellers feel their “love of travel is a huge part of how they define themselves,” and the ability to explore new regions and cultures is not just part of the itinerary but a core part that fulfils their existence, and fosters open mindedness for the world around them.
“The Wanderers” experiences
Guests seeking deeper connections with the Maldivian way of life will enjoy a first-hand account through “Your Maldivian Home”, an exclusive island-hopping experience that highlights the charm of the Maldives beyond the beach. Visiting the families and homes of resort team members on neighbouring islands and fishing villages, this unique afternoon allows guests to gain a glimpse into the Maldivian way of life. Hosted by one of THE MURAKA butlers, guests will have the chance to connect with resort team members and their families, sample traditional cuisine and tour the island.
For those whose sense of curiosity draws them beneath the waves, marine life enthusiasts can imagine themselves documentary filmmakers for the day, with the “Film an Eco-Mentary” experience. Guests will become familiar with the depths of the Indian Ocean as they go on a guided ocean dive or snorkel complete with a film crew to capture the expedition. Ideal for guests of all ages, this unique experience can be recounted for years to come with a personalised and edited “eco-mentary” to take home as a memorable keepsake.
The remote location of THE MURAKA means that nights there are virtually free from light pollution and ideal for stargazing. The Sky Full of Stars experience encourages guests to explore Rangali after dark with a guided nature walk, viewing the constellations with unparalleled clarity. Guests can also opt in to enjoy this experience from the comfort of one of their private decks at THE MURAKA.
Moonlight Movies brings guests’ favourite films to the ultimate movie theatre – THE MURAKA. Guests will enjoy an at home cinema experience under the stars on the main deck of the residence. A special beanbag seating arrangement allows for ultimate comfort as guests watch their favourite movies under the moonlight, accompanied by the sounds of the sea.
The first-of-its-kind undersea residence, THE MURAKA is innovative in both its structure and experience, allowing guests to push boundaries and chart their own course to discovery. Offering an intimate and personalised journey both above and below the surface of the ocean, THE MURAKA is a unique base from which to experience all that the Maldives has to offer.
Along with an extensive selection of activities and experiences as well as individualised service from a dedicated team of butlers and chefs, “The Wanderers” allows guests to enjoy a truly immersive voyage to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
Additional off-the-menu experiences have been crafted for discerning guests of THE MURAKA who wish to experience the Maldives through a unique lens.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is located in South Ari Atoll and is accessible by a 30-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives main airport.
As one of the Maldives’ leading resorts and one of Hilton Worldwide’s flagship properties, the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers 150 villas and suites, 12 restaurants and bars, two spas — all stretched over two remote islands. It features the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, world’s first undersea restaurant made from only glass.
As the latest innovation, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island had unveiled the world’s first undersea villa. A triumph of modern design and technology, THE MURAKA is a two-level structure comprised of space above the sea level and an undersea suite designed for sleeping under the ocean’s surface.
The resort had also invested USD 8.3 million in redeveloping its 42 award-winning Deluxe Beach Villas. Designed by THE MURAKA undersea residence’s design collaborator Yuji Yamazaki, the new Deluxe Beach Villas are a celebration of the natural environment and continue to be one of the resort’s most popular villa categories.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is also home to two unique spa experiences; The Spa Retreat on Rangalifinolhu Island and the Over Water Spa on Rangali Island. Combining expertise from around the world with carefully selected products and therapies influenced by the environment, the two spas offer unique and effective experiences to suit the needs of every individual.
The luxury resort also offers the popular Conrad Concierge mobile app, which gives global luxury travellers the ability to customise details of their hotel stay before, during, and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it is pre-selecting bath amenities or checking in while in-transit from the airport, guests can access a variety of features by using the app.