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Wide-open reward availability at Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali resort

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Hilton’s flagship Conrad Maldives resort is once again wide open for redemptions. This time availability is even better, at just 120,000 points per night from now right into December.

Due to the ‘5-4-4’ deal available to anyone with any level of Hilton Honors status, you’d be looking at 480,000 points for a five night stay.

Grand Water Villa Conrad Maldives

Remember that June-August is rainy season in The Maldives, although the storms usually come in bursts with sun before and afterwards. Earlier months should be better.

Here is availability for March as at midday Tuesday:

Availability is similar for virtually every month until November:

Even December has a shocking amount of availability:

Nights which do not show at 120,000 points only have premium rate availability which is poor value for points.

Here is our very detailed Conrad Maldives Rangali review published last year.

You can buy Hilton points here – there’s currently a 100% bonus running. 480,000 points would cost $2,400 – you’d need to split the total between three of you due to the 160,000 points annual cap and then move them together for free via Points Pooling – which is £400 per night assuming you qualify for ‘5-4-4’. Note that brand new Hilton Honors accounts cannot buy points – your account must be 90 days old, or 30 days old with a completed stay.

The resort website is here. You can learn more about Hilton Honors and how it works in this HfP article.

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Hilton Honors points and status from UK credit cards (May 2024)

There are various ways of earning Hilton Honors points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Hilton Honors Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Did you know that the Virgin Atlantic credit cards are a great way of earning Hilton Honors points? Two Virgin Points can be converted into three Hilton Honors points. The Virgin Atlantic cards are the only Visa or Mastercard products in the UK which can indirectly earn Hilton Honors points and they come with generous sign-up bonuses. You can apply here.

You can also earn Hilton Honors points indirectly with:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Hilton points is 1:2.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Hilton Honors points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (59)

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  • Neil says:

    Literally arrived at Rangali 5 hours ago. First time in the Maldives so nothing to compare it with. Staying in a “standard Beach Villa” for 4 nights and upgrades to a Sunset Water Villa final 2 nights.

    The Beach Villa we are in is in a row of 10 newly renovated beach villas which apparently came on-line last week. We are apparently the first paying guests to use this one (don’t know if they say that to all guests) but even by looking at other Beach villas off the beach, the change in details and furnishings is pretty clear even down to the patio furniture.

    Stayed in plenty of Hilton hotels over the last few years (incl Conrad’s and Hilton’s) as well as other brands, and whilst I’ve not stayed here before, I can vouch there is nothing dated about this villa I’m in. Highly recommended.

  • aviosnewbie says:

    I have booked for the May half term, 27 May onwards.

    Is that a bad time in terms of how rainy it can get?

  • Rich says:

    We are going in a months time, very excited!

  • Erico1875 says:

    I think sometimes you can be fooled into thinking you are getting value for money with points/status.
    You could have a perfect Maldives experience at likes of MEERU.
    Full board for around £400 ish per night for a beach villa with hot tub. No points/status needed.
    They did AI upgrade packages too.
    Just a short boat ride from Male.

    • NorthernLass says:

      I’ll make a note of that, thanks. OH would dearly love to go back for the diving but prices have become ridiculous in terms of getting value since we visited in 1999! I think the best way of doing it for us is going to be avios flights on QR (or a mix of avios and cash), then AI in Maldives, which I would hope includes the transfer!

      • Jess says:

        Luxury Escapes sometimes has some competitive prices. We did AI at JA Manafaru with sea plane transfers included and I couldn’t find any comparable price to theirs.

    • will says:

      Completely agree, I’ve been to a Sun Siyam branded resort there for similar money and it was incredible. Preferred to to the St Regis.

    • babyg says:

      100% agree with Erico…

    • secretsquirrel says:

      Depends on how you earn loyalty points. We have been earning Hilton points for next to nothing over the last five years via IHG & Virgin cards. Gold Hilton status for less than £50 via Amex Platinum sign up bonus and closed before first month end. Cash rates stated for 10 x days are still 3K cash outlay.

      • secretsquirrel says:

        Or even 4K cash outlay, I was subtracting £100 a day for evening meals at Rangali.

    • patrick says:

      Rangali on points bought at a 50% discount is just under £400 a night B and B for an overwater villa if you buy 5 nights and are gold or diamond. It is superb value I think.

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