The Conrad Maldives includes several villa options ranging from the superior water villa to beach villas. While the Beach Villa (BV) and Water Villa (WV) are bookable using points, upgrades to better villas are available for additional costs depending on availability. The Superior Water Villa (SWV) is the cheapest upgrade from the WV and upgrade costs range from $80-$130 per night.
The Superior Water Villas are located on the western side of the resort on the “quiet island”. This location is ideal for those looking for a peaceful experience with exceptional sunset views. The Vilu Restaurant is located on the same island and provides breakfast meals that you order instead of a buffet. The Vilu restaurant has better ocean views and food, however the buffet on the main island has more options.
While the superior water villa is roughly the same size as the WV, the bed in the SWV faces the ocean. Additionally, the couch is directly in front of the sliding doors which provides great views of the ocean. However, the SWV has less ocean viewing opportunists due to all the nearby external walls obscuring the view.
The deck includes two beach chairs, jacuzzi, and a separate table with two chairs. Walls surround the deck space providing ultimate privacy, however this obscures a good amount of the ocean views. The table and chairs are tucked away behind the walls as opposed to the WV where the table and chairs have no obstructed views. While the deck is smaller in the SWV, having a jacuzzi versus a pool is an added benefit versus the WV.
An added benefit to the SWV is that nearby villas are more spread out which enhances privacy. Also, the SWV is further away from the beach which improves chances of seeing fish from the villa. The SWVs are grouped in sets of four, so rooms at the end of the group are preferred since there is only a neighbor on one side. Villas 335 or 339 are preferred since those have less obstructed views.
Key benefit of the SWV is the western alignment that ensures sunsets can be viewed from the villas. WVs are aligned in more of a southern direction which makes viewing sunsets a challenge. External walls are attached to the deck and block out a good amount of ocean views from certain angles. Its clear that these villas were designed to prioritize privacy over ocean views.
Villas more spread apart
Located further away from beach
On "quite island"
Requires additional cost beyond points
Exterior walls that block views
Smaller deck space