I have booked the Rangali for a January trip with my 78 year old mother. This is our first trip to Maldives for a special occasion.
I have learned so much from all of you through my research so far and for that I thank you. I do have a few questions still. If someone has answers I greatly appreciate it.
1. Are there older seniors among the guest population at Rangali or is it mostly a younger crowd?
2. How cumbersome is the seaplane transfer? Can an elderly person in good shape manage this? Is there enough help on and off the plane/boats?
3. The prices currently for January at Conrad are in the $2000 per night range depending on the room. Other people on this forum have discussed lower prices mostly for off season months. Is this a normal price for this hotel at that time or will there likely be discounts in coming months? I booked the room now far in advance because I was afraid they would be booked out for that time. Should I wait or is this hotel normally sold out in the January month?
4. We are flying out after spending 1 week in Dubai. Are there any direct flights with airlines other than Emirates? Currently that airline has a $1000 flight quoted which I think is quite high. Again, could be the season but any insight from you all who have been to Maldives would be great.