Featuring four thatch-roofed suites with glass-floors providing hypnotising views of the fish and coral below, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s Over Water Spa is a peaceful, picturesque haven overlooking the pristine Indian Ocean.
Showcasing ISUN skincare products, an award-winning Colorado-based organic beauty brand, the spa offers 18 thoughtfully curated rituals, from herbal body wraps to salt baths and revitalising facials. Harnessing the use of essential oils, precious gemstones and “living water”—energising water that’s supposedly rich in super-conducting, single atoms of gold, platinum and other precious metals in a rare liquid state—every treatment features a combination of these three aspects.
A 60-minute version of the 90-minute Longevity Space ritual. Falling under the “Strength” pillar, the experience is designed to ground oneself and bring equilibrium to mind, body, and spirit.
Ideal for “aligning imbalances caused by mental or physical stress, travel or sleep deprivation”, the three-part treatment first begins with a Sacred Aromablend inhalation, followed by a massage with herb-infused oils, a purifying cleanse with lavender and sage, and hot towels to diffuse any leftover tension in your muscles.
The second part commences with a rejuvenating facial treatment, with beauty products infused into the skin through a Marma point massage using cooling quartz crystal wands.
Lastly, the experience closes with Ormus Myst to set your mind in a state of balance and relaxation before you leave.
Rangali Island. The hotel has another bigger sanctuary called the Spa Retreat on the tip of Rangali Finolhu Island, featuring a hair and nail salon, boutique, nine treatment rooms and unique open toilet concepts.
In the middle of the spa’s treatment rooms sits a larger structure where we’d attended a sunset yoga class the day before. The location was unbeatable in that regard, and the sunset may be the most beautiful one we’d ever had the pleasure of seeing.
For Your Consideration
We were booked for a 60-minute complimentary spa treatment, but all but one treatment on the menu offered something for the body—a body wrap to be exact—with the rest of the time, and the other 60-minute options, mainly devoted to face care. We requested for an abbreviated treatment of another 90-minute option ahead of our appointment, but when we arrived, we discovered that they hadn’t gotten the message and only offered us the 60-minute choices. After some back and forth, which didn’t help put us in the right headspace for a spa experience, they agreed to our initial request. Unfortunately, the whole thing felt rushed and executed just for the sake of it, and we only got to enjoy the massage part of the treatment.
In terms of the massage itself, the therapists are skilled and professional. They applied optimal pressure in synchronised and firm strokes all over our bodies, albeit specific parts where we’d indicated for them to focus on were overlooked.
Treat yourself to a pampering holistic experience at the Over Water Spa. Just make sure you carve out enough time for your treatment and make a booking in advance.