Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Review

Introduction: A Trip to the Conrad Maldives
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Conrad Maldives:
– Seaplane Ride, Male Airport Lounge, and Arrival
Beach Villa
– Deluxe Beach Villa
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– Activities
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After two nights in our Beach Villa, the Conrad’s standard room, we were excited to check out the Deluxe Beach Villa. The Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa (DBV) and Beach Villa differ in a few key ways:

  • DBV has a plunge pool
  • DBV has a much larger layout in terms of “land”
  • The DBV locations tend to be a little more private and a large amount are on the reef side of the island which is more picturesque and quieter
  • DBV is freestanding, while the Beach Villa is not
  • The Beach Villa was recently renovated so only the shower and soaking tub are outside. DBV has the sink portion of the bathroom outdoors
  • The Beach Villa can accommodate three people easier due to where the sofa is located and how it can be partitioned off

Although the Conrad will occasionally offer the Deluxe Beach Villa as a complimentary upgrade to Hilton elites it is rare. Luckily we were there in low season so were offered the DBV as an upgrade. We encountered a few other Hilton elites during our time there who were also offered this as a free upgrade. It certainly should not be counted on, especially during high season, however!

For those interested in items like standard upgrade prices to a DBV make sure to check out the Flyertalk thread on the Conrad.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Review: Entrance and Courtyard

To start to get bearings on the floor plan we can start here, courtesy of the Conrad Maldives website. According to the Conrad the DBV entire site is 3,200 square feet, while the Beach Villa is 1,600 square feet. However, the actual Beach Villa room felt more spacious. The entire “property” is what sets the DBV apart.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Floor Plan

After finishing a spa treatment on our sole rainy day we met our host Naoko at villa #218. The location was perfect, right in the middle of the reef side.

Conrad Maldives Map
Conrad resort map as a reminder of location. #218 is at the top of the right island

We walked in through the entrance door into a beautiful, lush, courtyard:

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Entrance
Main villa entrance door to the left. Just to right (further back) was another door to access the plunge pool directly)
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Courtyard Entrance
Upon entering the villa

 

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Courtyard
Courtyard area to the left after entering villa area. Soaking tub in the background
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Outdoor Soaking Tub
Outdoor soaking tub
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Outdoor Bathtub
We never actually used the bathtub, but it was beautiful!
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Courtyard (2)
View down from the soaking tub with outdoor shower to left and room through plate glass window straight ahead
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Outdoor Shower
Outdoor shower with full sized toiletries
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Outdoor Bathroom
From outdoor shower into sink area. The far door is one of the doors into the main enclosed room
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Outdoor Bathroom
Looking from the room entrance towards the outdoor shower area
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Outdoor Sinks
Outdoor bathroom area

I personally was not a fan of the outdoor bathroom area. Typically after I shower I like to not worry about getting sand all over my feet when brushing my teeth but I know plenty who like it! The outdoor shower and space overall for the courtyard was phenomenal though. It felt very private and well maintained. A good start for the rest of the villa!

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Review: Room and Plunge Pool

A welcoming blast of ice cold air welcomed us into the room where the bed faced directly out towards the plunge pool and ocean. The room was surrounded in plate glass windows which really made you feel immersed in the Maldives, not a sterile hotel room. That being said, when you wanted to lower the shades it was just one button but took quite awhile!

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Room Entrance
View from bathroom entrance into room
Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Bedroom
View from courtyard entrance into room

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Minibar Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Full Room View Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Bed

Not pictured: the small toilet room or closet. The small toilet room was just that with a very small hand sink. The closet was well appointed with a beach bag, bathrobes, slippers, and safe.

The real standout for the Deluxe Beach Villa is the outdoor plunge pool:

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Plunge Pool

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Plunge Pool 2

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Pool area

The plunge pool was awesome. Not only was it magically the absolute perfect temperature, but it was perfectly maintained and really great to hop into after a snorkel.

Even better, as you can somewhat see from above, it was just a 5 foot walk through the greenery to this:

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Seating on water Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Snorkel Lifeguard Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa Water View

Each set of chairs had your villa number on it and had fresh towels laid out daily. It was really lovely to be able to walk straight out to the reef, hop in for a snorkel, rinse off in the pool.

Conrad Maldives Deluxe Beach Villa: Bottom Line

While we were sad to only spend one night in the Deluxe Beach Villa we really glad we got to experience it at all. The upgrade costs can be steep to move from the standard Beach Villa to a Deluxe Beach Villa but I would absolutely recommend it for at least a couple nights!

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