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October 5, 2017

GUIDE – A comparison between the Main Island and Quiet Island at the Conrad Maldives

One of the major advantages that the Conrad has over other Maldivian resorts is its sheer size. There is undoubtedly a charm in being able to walk around your entire island resort in five minutes but I imagine that after a couple of nights things start to get pretty boring. With ten different bars and restaurants to choose from, all with their own unique identities and cuisines, the Conrad does not suffer from a lack of options. There are also tennis courts, two infinity pools, numerous watersports and several beaches, as well as a house reef. If you are staying in a beach villa you'll be located on the Main Island whilst the majority of the water villas are across the water on the Quiet Island. Either way, you'll probably find yourself moving back and forth between the two islands throughout your stay, although most people tend to have a favourite...
September 16, 2017
Retreat Water Villa - Conrad Maldives review

REVIEW – Conrad Maldives : Retreat Water Villa

During our stay at the beach villa, our island host Naeem kept in constant contact with us. Each morning at breakfast he would check in with us to see if we had any activities planned and whether he could organise any dinner or lunch reservations for us. On the first morning he asked how we slept and I mentioned the super loud air conditioning plant next to villa 208. He said he'd ask the engineers if there were any issues and would report back.
September 9, 2017

REVIEW – Conrad Maldives : Beach Villa (pre-renovation)

Although it was quite disappointing to find out that we hadn't been allocated an upgraded water villa, we got a beach villa which perfectly matched the criteria that I sent to the hotel ahead of our stay. I was seriously impressed by this, as I can only imagine the degree of complexity that goes into giving every person the room they want, especially when people are constantly coming and going and the resort stays at near 100% occupancy throughout the high and shoulder seasons. In fact, there is a $1Million prize available to anybody who can prove the underlying mathematical theorem for solving (and indeed fully explaining) this type of problem
August 21, 2017

REVIEW – Seaplane Transfer and Arrival Experience at Conrad Maldives

Whilst I've previously gushed over the amazing atmosphere at Koh Samui airport (very close to another favourite Conrad property of mine), the seaplane dock at MLE takes the whole holiday airport concept to another level! Everywhere you look there are excited people smiling, laughing and taking pictures. Everybody is dressed for the sunny weather, including the pilots and ground crews who sport a uniform of flip flops and shorts alongside their short sleeved shirts. Our Conrad host walked us to the edge of the dock and offered to take a picture for us before sending us on our way.
 
August 17, 2017
Conrad Maldives Seaplane Lounge Jarvis Marcos MLE

REVIEW – Conrad Maldives : Seaplane Lounge MLE [Morning]

We were first off the plane - as were our bags - so we found ourselves in a totally empty customs and immigration hall. After a quick check of our passport and putting all of our bags through a scanner (because the resorts sure as hell don't want you bringing your own booze when they can charge you $30++ for a glass of wine ;) ), we were out in the warm breeze of the arrivals area.
February 11, 2017

REVIEW – Cathay Pacific : The Bridge Business Class Lounge, HKG

Cathay Pacific : The Bridge Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Airport HKG airport has a monorail system to carry passengers down the length of the middle […]
February 5, 2017

REVIEW – Qantas First and Business Class Lounge, HKG

Qantas First and Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Airport It is slightly strange┬áthat there is no premium fast track facility at HKG but just┬álike the other […]
January 29, 2017

REVIEW – DNATA Lounge, Singapore Changi T1

    Being in Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi airport leaves you with the distinct feeling of being in the ‘B team’. Whilst SQ’s high ceilings […]
January 9, 2017

REVIEW – BA Galleries North Business Class Lounge, London Heathrow T5

BA Galleries North Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 5   When flying from Heathrow, it always makes sense to use North security. It tends to be far […]
December 20, 2016

REVIEW – OSL Lounge, Oslo