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Seasonal Information

From least to most expensive:
• Low Season: 12 May - 31 July
• Shoulder Season: 1 Aug - 30 Sep
• High Season: 9 Jan - 11 May / 1 Oct - 25 Dec
• Festive Season: 26 Dec - 8 Jan

In chronological order (1 Jan - 31 Dec):
• Festive Season: 1 Jan - 8 Jan
• High Season: 9 Jan - 11 May
• Low Season: 12 May - 31 July
• Shoulder Season: 1 Aug - 30 Sep
• High Season: 1 Oct - 25 Dec
• Festive Season: 26 Dec - 31 Dec

Note: There is a 5-day minimum stay requirement for Festive Season.

Staying for Free
Points
Category 10: 95,000* HHonors points per night with no 'low' season reduced pricing, or
Fifth Night Free: 380,000 HHonors points per 5 nights (76,000/night), or
AXON: 300,000 HHonors points per 4 nights (75,000/night)
* See this post for exact figures for redemption stays over 5 nights using 5th Night Free. Hint: They are slightly less than 95,000!

Certificates
2 Free weekend nights from Citi HHonors Reserve CC sign up bonus ($2,500 in 4 months; Partner can open separate card for 2 additional nights)
See this post for specific info about conditions and restrictions for these certificates.
For tips on using Weekend Certificates see this post

Earning Points at the Resort - What Doesn't Qualify
Please note that any charges on third party services will be ineligible for points, e.g:
• Seaplane Transfer*
• Water Sports
• Dive Centre
• Spherique Boutique, Island Breeze or any other shops*
• Service Charge
• T-GST (Tourism Goods & Service Tax) and Green Tax (both government levied)

* The above mentioned outlets/services are third party and are not run by Conrad Maldives, therefore any purchases or expenses for items or services rendered will not be eligible for HHonors points.

Tax Information
• 10% Service Charge (levied by resort)
• 12% T-GST (Tourist Goods & Services Tax, levied by the Maldivian government, current as of Oct 1, 2014)
• Total tax is 23.2%, not 22% as one would think. Example; $100 + 10% = $110, then add 12% on to $110 for a total of $123.20
• A new Green Tax of US$6pp/pn (levied by the Maldivian government) has been introduced starting from 1 November 2015. Points/Redemption bookings are exempt from the tax for up to two guests per room
Note: The US$8pp/pn Bed Tax (previously levied by the Maldivian government) was abolished on Dec 1, 2014

Resort Information / F&B / Spa / Activities
• Three islands make up Conrad Rangali; two being available for guests while the third houses staff, power generators, etc. This third island, AKA 'the staff island', is off-limits to guests
• Pool hours for both the Main Pool (located on Rangalifinolu (larger island)) and the Quiet Zone Pool (located on Rangali Island (smaller island)) are 9AM until 6PM daily
The resort has two spas:
• A large spa positioned over the water at the northern tip of the main island (opposite Mandhoo spa restaurant) called the Spa Retreat. Click here for the Spa Retreat Pricelist
• A smaller, 4-room spa off the smaller island called the Over Water Spa. Click here for the Over Water Spa Pricelist
• Click here to visit the resort's website for more information

Travel & Safety Information
• The Maldives is listed in Category 1 (the highest category) on the WHO Zika virus classification table. However, don't let that scare you because as of April 13, 2017 there has only been one confirmed case of Zika in the Maldives
• Click here for information related to the single Zika infection in the Maldives (reported in January of that year)
• See this post for information about the stringent pest control implemented at Rangali

360 Tour of the Resort and Rooms
Conrad Maldives

Transfers To and From Resort
How: Conrad Maldives is 90km Southwest of Malι International Airport and can be reached in three ways; by seaplane, by a domestic flight followed by a speedboat trip or by private yacht. Please note that all of these transfer options are charged and will be added to your room bill

Time Info (to the resort):
• Guests arriving in Malι on an international flight between 06.00 and 16.00 will transfer to Conrad Maldives by seaplane
• Because seaplanes can only fly during daylight hours, guests arriving in Malι on an international flight between 16.00 and 22.00 will transfer to Conrad Maldives by domestic flight and speedboat
• Guests arriving in Malι on an international flight after 22.00 will require overnight accommodation in Malι and a seaplane transfer will be arranged for them the following morning. The resort can book a hotel for you if requested and add the charges to your room bill at Conrad Maldives. (See the bottom of the wiki for recommended hotels in Malι and ones the resort can book for you)

Time Info (from the resort):
• Guests departing Malι on an international flight before 09.00 will be transferred from the resort to Malι the previous afternoon and will require overnight accommodation in Malι. This can be booked by the hotel for you and added to your room bill charges at Conrad Maldives

Seaplane Transfer specifics:
• See this post for detailed information on the seaplane schedule, when and how you will be informed of the departure time etc
• Speedboat + domestic flight option for departure only (i.e; if you arrived by seaplane or private boat and want to go back by speedboat and domestic flight) must be requested/arranged prior to arrival at the resort
• Link to the Seaplane Transfer PDF on Conrad's website is here
• The seaplane company promises the resort to transfer all the guests within 2 hours of arrival at the seaplane terminal and so waiting time usually doesn't exceed 2 hours

• The Private Yacht Transfer is a luxury cruise transfer that can be arranged for up to 15 guests on one of the resort's yachts. The transfer takes approximately three hours and cruises from Malι through the atolls directly to Rangali Island


Seaplane Cost: US$500 + T-GST roundtrip per head. Children aged between 2 and 11 receive a 50% discount
Seaplane Luggage: 25kg per person + 5kg of hand luggage. Limit of 32kg per piece of luggage. Excess baggage charged at US $5.00 + 12% T-GST per kg

Airport & Lounge Information
• Official Male Airport Website. Here you can find info on facilities and services such as luggage storage
• Conrad Booth at Malι International Airport: Booth #19, located outside (north of) the main entrance and next to the seaplane check-in counter
• Private Conrad lounge is available while waiting for seaplane (until 17.00). Free of charge and includes a 10-minute massage upon arrival (time permitting)
• Open until 11PM daily. For use upon departure from resort and before your flight from Malι International Airport. Airport transfer and check-in service is standard. Refreshments, TV, WiFi, snacks and dinner provided (Deluxe Package only). Also included is the use of shower facilities. Prices are below.
• Conrad Lounge Package: $50++ per adult / $25++ per child under 12. Dinner is not served and drinks are limited to 2 each
• Deluxe Conrad Lounge Package: $85++ per adult / $42.50++ per child under 12
• Infants below 2yrs are free of charge

Villa Types and Abbreviations used in this thread (listed in order from most basic to most luxurious)

-- BVs (Beach Villas) --

BV (Beach Villa)
DBV (Deluxe Beach Villa)
JBS (Junior Beach Suite)
BS (Beach Suite)

-- OWVs (Over Water Villas) --

WV (Water Villa)
SWV (Superior Water Villa)
DWV (Deluxe Water Villa)
RWV (Retreat Water Villa (formerly known as Spa Water Villa))
FWV (Family Water Villa. Note: The two spa beds have been removed from the second room and replaced with two single beds)
PWV (Premier Water Villa)
PWS (Premier Water Suite (the two Premier Water Villas booked as a single unit))
SunWV (Sunset Water Villa)

Villa Numbering: Please see this post.

Upgrades
Resort is exempted from free upgrade policy. Paid upgrades may be available. Prices for upgrades vary according to time of travel and prevailing rates. Upgrade prices below are confirmed, i.e; offered directly by resort, as current as possible (to within approx +/- a year), give a range from lowest to highest unless otherwise specified and are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing T-GST rate. Note that cash upgrades, when paid in advance, are refundable up until a month prior to arrival.

Low & Shoulder Seasons (12 May through 30 Sep):
Beach Villa to Water Villa: USD 105* - 200
Beach Villa to Deluxe Beach Villa: USD 137.50 - 275
Beach Villa to Superior Water Villa: USD 147 - 210
Beach Villa to Retreat Water Villa: USD 258 - 475
Beach Villa to Family Water Villa: USD 600** - 1001
Beach Villa to Deluxe Water Villa: USD 315** *** - 420
Beach Villa to Premier Water Villa / Premier Water Suite: USD 800 - 980 (lowest price seen so far for Premier Water Villa)
Beach Villa to Beach Suite / Junior Beach Suite: USD 1,190 (lowest price seen so far for Jr Beach Suite) Note: Link is to standard Beach Suite, not Jr Suite
Beach Villa to Sunset Water Villa: USD 2,380 (lowest price seen so far)

* USD 105 being the rule with the single exception of USD 82 mentioned in this post
** USD 315 being the lowest published rate, with one exception of an undisclosed rate lower than this
** See this post for possible reason for low rate
*** See this post for the reason for the even lower rate

High & Festive Seasons (01 Oct through 11 May):
Beach Villa to Water Villa - USD 280* - 375
Beach Villa to Deluxe Beach Villa - USD 280** - 375
Beach Villa to Superior Water Villa - USD 320*** - 562
Beach Villa to Retreat Water Villa - USD 500 / 550**** - 712
Beach Villa to Family Water Villa - USD 980
Beach Villa to Deluxe Water Villa - USD 700***** - 900
Beach Villa to Premier Water Villa / Premier Water Suite - NDA
Beach Villa to Beach Suite / Junior Beach Suite - NDA
Beach Villa to Sunset Water Villa - USD 3500
Superior Water Villa to Deluxe Water Villa - USD 187.50 - 250
Superior Water Villa to Premier Water Villa - USD 787.50 - 1050

High & Festive Seasons (2016 Figures):
Beach Villa to Water Villa - USD 400
Beach Villa to Deluxe Beach Villa - USD 540
Beach Villa to Superior Water Villa - USD 500
Beach Villa to Retreat Water Villa - USD 810
Beach Villa to Family Water Villa - NDA
Beach Villa to Deluxe Water Villa - USD 1015
Beach Villa to Premier Water Villa / Premier Water Suite - USD 938 - 1250
Beach Villa to Beach Suite / Junior Beach Suite - NDA
Beach Villa to Sunset Water Villa - NDA

* USD 280 being the rule with the single exception of USD 200 mentioned in this post
** USD 280 being the rule with the single exception of USD 171.50* in this post
*** USD 320 being the rule with the exceptions of USD 137.20* in this post and USD 150 this post
**** USD 500 - 550 being the rule with the exceptions of USD 405 mentioned in this post and 240.10* in this post
***** USD 700 being the rule with the exception of USD 338 mentioned in this post
* See this post for possible reason for low rates

Villa Selection: Beach Villas
Advice on Villa Selection (Courtesy of pineapple_09)
More advice on Villa Selection (Courtesy of jphripjah)

"Request the 200 number beach villas (sunrise/reef side) vs 100 villas (sunset/lagoon side) - Worst case, try to get upper 100’s as low 100’s are noisy" -johndeere19

Villa Selection: Water Villas (standard/basic water villa category)
Advice on Villa Selection (Courtesy of MaldivesFreak)

Villa Selection: Superior Water Villas
Advice on Villa Selection (Courtesy of MaldivesFreak)

Note: You are free to request specific villas, but the property will not be able to confirm them 100% due to operational intricacies. Can't hurt to ask and many have had success

Beach Erosion
See this post for photos and information about sand erosion due to seasonal tides and dredging to replace the lost sand

Lagoon Water Depth Information
See this post for information about how deep the surrounding water is for the resort's water villas

Gold and Diamond Benefits
• Free Breakfast. Available at both Atoll and Vilu restaurants for two guests per room. Breakfast can be provided in room and incurs a tray/delivery charge of $15++
• Afternoon Tea at Mandhoo: Every day from 4-5PM. Offerings include tea, biscuits & cookies, cakes, scones and rolls. Complimentary for Gold and Diamond members, special repeater guests and special guests of the GM
Note: On the odd occasion held at Vilu if there is a large number of guests attending
• Happy Hour at Vilu: Every day from 5-6PM. Free drinks and mocktails/fruit juice/water. Everyone welcome to attend but free only for Hilton Gold and Diamond members
Note: Used to also be free for non-Gold / Diamond guests who were staying on Rangali Island (smaller island with water villas only). This benefit for these particular guests was discontinued late 2016 / early 2017
• Fruit Basket with Chocolate (which all guests receive in villa upon check-in) is refilled daily only for some guests. Note that the fruit is refilled but not the chocolate
• Spa Discount Card (giving $25 off any treatment) is now only given to Diamonds
• Free and full use of the Conrad Lounge (see Airport & Lounge Information above) on departure is now given to Diamond members

For All Guests
• Happy Hour @ Rangali Bar and The Quiet Zone: Every day from 5-7PM. Half-priced drinks and mocktails/fruit juice/water. Everyone welcome

Kid's Club Info
• Majaa Kids Club Activities (PDF)
• External Site Review of Majaa (Scroll down to Conrad Maldives Rangali Island)
• In-villa babysitting service available for USD $20++ per child per hour

Planning Your Stay
• Conrad Holiday Schedule Planner (PDF)
• Conrad Maldives Excursions (PDF, Mar 2015)
• Conrad Maldives Excursions (PDF, Jan 2017, external link provided by anon FT member)
• HB (Half Board) is $100++/night per person and entitles guests to dine at Atoll Market, the buffet restaurant. No drinks are included but kids under 12 in the same room eat free when adults are on HB basis. Note that HB credit at other outlets (except Ithaa Undersea Restaurant and In-Villa Dining) is only $75 (approx $61 before tax)

Unique Attractions & Activities
• Ithaa Undersea Restaurant: World's first and only all-glass undersea restaurant. Cocktail hour from 11:00 to 12:00. Lunch is from 12:00 - 2:00 (& second session from 2:30 - 4:30 if in high demand) and dinner from 6:30 - 9:30 (except Wednesdays and Sundays: 8:30 - 11:30)
• WaterSports (PDF)
Note: All prices in the Water Sports Brochure do not include the 10% service charge even though it states that the service charge is included
Water Sports Note: Standup paddleboards are now free of charge
• The resort has a Jetpack. Some pics of the X-Jetpack in action: Pic 1 Pic 2
There is no age limit but for under 12s it's difficult to control as the control arms are long and the pack would be a little big for them. Price is USD225++ per person, per 45mins (includes flying lesson)
• The Water Sports Centre's new addition is a Jetblade! Price is the same as the Jetpack and apparently much easier to ride. Suitable for all ages. Click here for a pic of the Jetblade in action
Link to the X-Jetpack website where you can find technical info about both the Jetpack and Jetblade: http://www.x-jetpacks.com/
• Mini Submarine: Unfortunately it has been out of action since 2013 and there is no forseeable resumption of service

Ocean Dive Centre: Diving Information (PDF)

Resort Maps
• Old Map (Pre-3rd Island)
• Old Map (Resort's website) (December 2014, PDF)
• New Map (Resort's website)
• Aerial view (Yahoo Maps)
• House Reef (Rangalifinolhu Island) Snorkelling Map (Courtesy of ScubaRoo)

TripAdvisor (UK) Links
• The Resort
• Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
• Sunset Grill
• Mandhoo Spa Restaurant
• Vilu Restaurant and Bar
• The Quiet Zone
• Rangali Bar New listing & open for reviews!

Professional Reviews & Trip Reports
• Conrad Rangali Maldives (November 2, 2015. Author's FT nick: ScubaRoo)
• Barry Lincoln's Summer 2016 Venice and Maldives Trip (August, 2016. Author's FT nick: BarryLincoln)
• Conrad Rangali Maldives (Easter 2016. Author's FT nick: diningdecadence)
• Conrad Maldives Revisited (February 2017. Author's FT nick: ScubaRoo)

Contact
• General Enquiries: mlehi.maldives@conradhotels.com
• Reservations Department: mlehi.res@conradhotels.com
• Pre-Bookings (book restaurants/special dinners, excursions etc can be booked up to 2 weeks before arrival, i.e; the resort does not take bookings earlier than 2 weeks out): mohamed.mauroof@conradhotels.com

Weather:
• General info on weather in the Maldives: Link 1 Link 2 (Maldivian government website)
• Recommended Android weather app: eWeather HD. See this post for detailed info on the app, settings, tips and general weather info

Current/Future Maintenance/Property Issues:
• The resort will be closing The Quiet Zone Pool from 17 July 2017 to 22 August 2017 to carry out maintenance and upgrade works. The Main Infinity Pool on Rangalifinolhu Island will be open and continue to operate as usual

Old Maintenance/Property News:
• Property was closed from May 15, 2014 - July 14, 2014 for completion of 3rd island which now houses staff and infrastructure
Note: During this time some, but not all BVs, were refurbished
• New Cantonese restaurant named Ufaa opened September 2014. It is situated where the old gym used to be (next to Atoll Market buffet restaurant)
• New gym is now located above the shops on the main island, next to the library
• From 20 April - November 2016 the resort refurbished all standard Beach Villas. See this post for details on changes to Beach Villa design
• In January 2017 the resort did minor work on the Superior Water Villas. See this post for details

Resort check in time - 2PM, guaranteed early check-in can be arranged at the rate of one night's stay prior to arrival
Resort check out time - 12 Noon, guaranteed late check-out can be arranged by booking an additional night's stay

Recommended hotels for overnight stay in Malι:
• Hotel Jen Male (previously Traders Hotel) (4 Star, $300-$450/night)
• Hotel Octave (Hotel Website). Hotel Octave (TripAdvisor) (3 Star, $100-$150/night, Excellent reviews and value for money)
• Extensive list of hotels on Hulhumale (airport) Island
>> Overnight stay in Malι - Resort Booking Service
• Conrad Rangali has contracts only with Jen Hotel (above) and Airport Hotel (presumably the Hulhule Island Hotel) in Male/Hulhule Island, where they can book rooms on behalf of guests. The bill is added to your bill at Rangali and paid for at checkout
Note: They used to be able to book other hotels like Hotel Octave (also listed above) but now it seems they have changed their policy and those are now the only two they are dealing with.

Miscellaneous
The property does not share a timezone with Malι - it's one hour ahead, which may make reasoning about transfers easier. When setting your devices to Rangali time, use an equivalent timezone (like Dhaka) rather than manually setting the time, or you'll stop any 2FA working.

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Old Feb 13, 17, 1:24 pm   #1666
  
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Nice pics! And speaking of the birds, I got clawed by one when I knelt down to take a photo between Ari Lounge and the first WV. The little bugger drew blood too. It was hard to avoid all 10 or 15 of them and take steady pictures at the same time, LOL. Their mating and egg-laying season is now so anyone there in the next couple months (from the end of January for about 2 months) should be wary when walking in that area and also at the far end of the sandspit by the SunWVs.
I heard second hand information from one of the guests that they are building a new island (close to the staff island) to cater for the birds. Not sure how reliable this is but apparently the mating issue is a problem that the management are taking seriously.
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Old Feb 13, 17, 1:26 pm   #1667
  
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Speaking of flying things, must try and get a good picture of Fruit bats, often saw them at Vilu Happy Hour they seem to fly there from the other island early evening....
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Old Feb 13, 17, 1:32 pm   #1668
  
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Speaking of flying things, must try and get a good picture of Fruit bats, often saw them at Vilu Happy Hour they seem to fly there from the other island early evening....
Check out my instagram:
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Old Feb 13, 17, 1:39 pm   #1669
  
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Schedule...

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As a HH Gold member, can we go from the afternoon tea to free happy hour and then to half price happy hour? Are all the spots close to one another?
What MF said, here's our planned groundhog day..

Morning teas/coffees at 7:30am
Snorkel 8:30-9:45am
Shower/Change
Breakfast 10:30-11:30 (alt between Atoll/Vilu)
Siesta over lunch
Snorkel 1:30-3pm
Shower/Change
Walk to afternoon Tea 4:10-4:45
Book a buggy to Vilu for free HH 5pm til 6pm
5 mins wander to QZ for 1/2 HH
Decide on dinner...

Never gets old...
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Old Feb 13, 17, 1:41 pm   #1670
  
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Speaking of flying things, must try and get a good picture of Fruit bats, often saw them at Vilu Happy Hour they seem to fly there from the other island early evening....
Check out the path that goes from the Dive Centre up to about 220. There are some good gaps in the trees there (on the RHS around 212) that I saw 3 of them fighting quite clearly. You should be able to get some good pics if you go out when they are screaming at each other!
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Old Feb 13, 17, 1:42 pm   #1671
  
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Ha, pretty much my daily schedule too (although gym early morning and insert pool for the 2nd snorkel opp). You're right, never gets old.
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Old Feb 13, 17, 5:25 pm   #1672
  
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My fiancee hates bats... I didn't know they just chill out... hahaha oh man.
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Old Feb 13, 17, 5:43 pm   #1673
  
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I upgraded to an SWV (checking in today, Tuesday 2/14, if anyone wants to meet up for drinks tonight or tomorrow). I'll take some pictures--sounds (from above) like they were working on refurbishing the last one so I presume we'll get a refurbished one.
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Old Feb 13, 17, 6:27 pm   #1674
  
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What MF said, here's our planned groundhog day..

Morning teas/coffees at 7:30am
Snorkel 8:30-9:45am
Shower/Change
Breakfast 10:30-11:30 (alt between Atoll/Vilu)
Siesta over lunch
Snorkel 1:30-3pm
Shower/Change
Walk to afternoon Tea 4:10-4:45
Book a buggy to Vilu for free HH 5pm til 6pm
5 mins wander to QZ for 1/2 HH
Decide on dinner...

Never gets old...
it really does never get old....I am sad I only have 11 groundhog days to look forward too!

It looks like this go around we will have some more Flyertalkers to share some stories and some drinks. We are only one week from departure - look forward to seeing some friends from our last adventure and making some new ones as well!
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Old Feb 13, 17, 6:29 pm   #1675
  
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I upgraded to an SWV (checking in today, Tuesday 2/14, if anyone wants to meet up for drinks tonight or tomorrow). I'll take some pictures--sounds (from above) like they were working on refurbishing the last one so I presume we'll get a refurbished one.
keep us updated on the SWV refurb. We are checking in to a SWV on 2/22 - are you still around at that time?
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Old Feb 13, 17, 9:43 pm   #1676
  
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Have SWVs been refurbished?

There has been a lot of talk on the thread recently about SWVs being refurbished. I am coordinating our arrival next week with CM, and this was their statement to me in an email referring to the SWVs:

"All our Beach Villa has been refurbished in 2016 but Superior Water Villa has not refurbished"

Has anyone stayed in a refurbished SWV and/or can anyone confirm that they have been refreshed? Perhaps CM staff have a different definition for what it means to be refurbished?
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Old Feb 14, 17, 12:48 am   #1677
  
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Just checked in, not got our room yet.
We will be in a SWV, before I got here I asked if they had been refurbished and was told no.
Ive just asked our host who said all that has been done is the floors, nothing else.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 4:08 am   #1678
  
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keep us updated on the SWV refurb. We are checking in to a SWV on 2/22 - are you still around at that time?
We're checking out on the 19th. Sorry to miss you.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 5:40 am   #1679
  
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We actually preferred the beach villa to the water villa. I don't know if this is normal, but it was really hot on the leeward sides of the islands. There was a strong breeze on the windward sides which made the DBV really pleasant, could even open the doors and let the wind flow through. That breeze sure didn't make it through to the other sides! The balcony on the SWV was unusable during the day as it was just too hot. That all being said, the smaller island is much quieter, which was nice. We'll really have a conundrum when we go back on what type of room to choose.
Yes, western sides of both islands are usually very calm with little wind.
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Old Feb 14, 17, 7:10 am   #1680
  
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Just checked in, not got our room yet.
We will be in a SWV, before I got here I asked if they had been refurbished and was told no.
Ive just asked our host who said all that has been done is the floors, nothing else.
The beach villas were redesigned and renovated, but the SWV were refreshed/refurbished while keeping the same design. They spent about 4 days working on one villa during my stay doing construction inside the villa, on the deck, and around the exterior.
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