Where to Stay in Ari Atoll

Maldives Hotels & Travel Guide


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Nov, 2020

Ari Atoll is simply packed with luxurious hotels, but the question: What are the best? To answer that, you need to explore the facilities, location, service, reviews, spa, privacy and house reef, as well as the hotel brand and even the type of transfer. Ari atoll has more than 130 options of accommodation, ranging from budget to 5 *-star resorts with world-wide names; in fact most of them are located on private islands of the atoll.

There are more than 20 resorts in Ari Atoll. Each propety has great facilities from infinity swimming pools to underwater restaurant, spas and tennis courts. Also there are about a dozen local islands is designed for budget tourism, with cheap accommodation in guest houses and mini-hotels.

Diving and snorkeling is the most popular activity in the Maldives. Diving in Ari Atoll is extensive and is often determined by the location in the atoll, north or south.

Ari Atoll Best Resorts

Top 10 Best Ari Atoll resorts

Top 10 Best Ari Atoll Hotels

Located in a vast lagoon of oval shape dotted with beautiful islands, Ari Atoll is located 100 km west of the capital of Maldives and is famous for its magnificent beaches and world-class diving. Read More

10 Best Ari Atoll Honeymoon Resorts and private islanss

10 Best Ari Atoll Honeymoon Hotels

Maldives and romance are perfectly combined with each other, and many couples dream to stay on paradise islands for an unforgettable honeymoon. In Ari Atoll you will find  Read More

10 Best Ari Atoll Snorkeling Hotels

10 Best Ari Atoll Snorkeling Resorts

A house reef snorkeling is one of the activities that all visitors in the Maldives are looking for and one of the priorities when choosing a hotel. Read More

Top 10 Best Ari Family Hotels

Top 10 Best Ari Atoll Family Hotels

The first visitors to the Maldives remember the archipelago, as a destination for couples and newlyweds. Children were a surprise, and were usually Read More

10 Best Ari All Inclusive resorts

10 Best Ari Atoll All Inclusive Hotels

All Inclusive hotels in the Maldives provide an excellent sense of luxury combined with the comfort that almost all is included in the room rate Read More

Top 10 Best Thoddoo Hotels

Top 10 Best Thoddoo Hotels

With white beaches, the greatest house reef and a good selection of new hotels, sThoddoo is the all-time favorite budget island in North Ari Atoll in the Maldives. Read More

Top 10 Best Ukulhas Hotels

Top 10 Best Ukulhas Hotels

Ukulhas is a unique fishing island in the Northern Ari Atoll, Maldives. The best hotels, warm turquoise waters and a rich sea life are the main attractions of Ari Atoll and today, a budget holiday Read More

Top 10 Rasdu Hotels

Top 10 Rasdu Hotels

Rasdhoo or Rasdu island is an ultimate diving heaven in the Maldives. Located a few miles off North Ari Atoll, Rasdhoo is the only inhabited island of a small natural atoll also known Ross Atoll Read More

Featured Luxury Resorts

Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives Resort 2023

Best Experience for: Couples, Diving, Value, Activity

Highlights:
  • 51 Beach and Water villas with private pools
  • 25-minutes by seaplane from Male Airport
  • Spectacular dive sites around; Swimming with Whale sharks
  •  Two gorgeous restaurants, Dive and Water Sports center, swimming pool, beautiful island spa,  children’s play area
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Angaga Island Resort & Spa aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Snorkeling, Diving, Value, Activities

Highlights:
  • 90 beach and over-water bungalows
  • 25-minutes by seaplane from Velana (Male) airport
  • Fantastic house reef snorkeling; Awesome beaches;
  • Restaurant and two bars, Dive and Water Sports center, Balinese Spa, sport grounds, gym&fitness
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Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa aerial

Best Experience for: Families, Couples, Wellness, Wedding, All Inclusive

Highlights:
  • 112 beach and water villas
  • 30-minutes by seaplane from Malé
  • High-class Thai spa; Fine beaches; A good house reef snorkeling and diving
  • Five restaurants and bars, Dive and Water Sports center,  infinity pool, Kids club with children's pool, Spa, Overwater fitness cente, E-zone
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island: The MURAKA underwater villa

Best Experience for: Ultra Luxury, Couples, Families, Groups, Underwater stay&dine, Gourmets, Wellness, Weddings, Wellness, Diving

Highlights:
  • 150 villas and suites with private pools on the beach and over water
  • a 30-minute seaplane flight from Male airport
  • The resort is set on two private islands; The world’s first ITHAA undersea restaurant; The Muraka is a luxury two-level hotel residence with a main bedroom 16 feet below sea level
  • 12 restaurants and bars, 5-star Dive and Water Sports center, kids' club, a large infinity pool, the two spa retreats
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Constance Halaveli aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, All Inclusive, Diving, Wellness, Activities

Highlights:
  • 85 private beach and water villas with pools
  • 25 minutes by seaplane from Male airport
  • Breathtaking diving with manta rays and whale sharks
  • Three restaurants and bars, 5* star Dive and Water Sports center,a luxury Spa, infinity pool, kids club, fitness, sport grounds
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Constance Moofushi aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, All Inclusive, Diving, Wellness, Weddings

Highlights:
  • 110 magnificent beach and wate villas
  • 25 minutes by seaplane from Velana International airport
  • One of the best diving sites in the Maldives nearby; Weekly evening entertainment with DJ, music and dancing
  • Four restaurants and bars, 5* PADI Dive and Water Sports center, CONSTANCE Spa, infinity pool
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Diamonds Athuruga Maldives Resort & Spa

Best Experience for: Couples, All Inclusive, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Value

Highlights:
  • 70 villas, bungalows and suites on the beach and overwater
  • 20 minutes seaplane transfer from Male airport
  • Fantastic house reef snorkeling; Beautiful island with fine beaches; Scuba diving is fairly popular here;
  • Five dine & wine options, Dive and Water Sports center, Spa, boutique shop
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Diamonds Thudufushi Maldives Resort & Spa

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, All Inclusive, Activities

Highlights:
  • 47 beach bungalows and 25 water villas
  • 25-min by seaplane from Malé
  • Fine sands; Impressive house reef snorkeling with sharks, rays and turtles; A wonderful diving center; Free daily activities including pilates and yoga; Kids and junior daily program
  • Six Restaurants & bars, 5-star PADI dive center, spa, fitness, boutique – fashion and swimwear, Art Centre
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Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat: water villa

Best Experience for: Honeymoon, Solo, Diving, Activities, Value

Highlights:
  • 10 beach bungalows and 20 water villas
  • 30-min by seaplane from Malé airport
  • Rustic luxury setting surrounded by stunning natural beauty; Snorkeling excursions: sharks, rays and turtles; A wonderful diving
  • Restaurant and bar, 5-star PADI dive and water sport center, overwater THEMAE Spa, fitness
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Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon: water villas

Best Experience for: Couples, Value, Activities, Diving, Snorkeling

Highlights:
  • 60 bungalows, 28 rooms and 24 water bungalows
  • 25-min by seaplane from Velana International airport
  • House reef snorkeling; the ideal location where you have easy access to the house reef, while being surrounded with numerous dive sites
  • Four restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, infinity pool
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Gangehi Island Resort & Spa 2023

Best Experience for: Couples, Diving, Snorkeling, Activities, Value

Highlights:
  • A total of 45 rooms and villas
  • 25-min by seaplane from Velana International airport
  • Great house reef and amazing snorkeling; A magnificent and professional dive center; fine beaches; excursions to swimming with whale sharks and manta rays
  • Two restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, fitness
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Kandolhu Maldives aerial

Best Experience for: Honeymoon, Snorkeling & Diving, Activities, Value

Highlights:
  • 30 beach and ocean villas with pools
  • 25-min by seaplane from Male
  • Absolute solitude, relaxation and peace; There are the turtles, rays, sharks on the house reef; fine beaches; a great scuba experience
  • Four à la carte restaurants and a beach bar, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, Gym
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Kuramathi Maldives aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Groups, Gormets, Activities, Wellness, Diving, Snorkeling

Highlights:
  • 296 villas, houses and bungalows, including 70 water villas with private pools
  • 20-min by seaplane or 90-minutes by speedboat from Velana International airport
  • House reef snorkeling; an unique natural sand bar; postcard-worthy beaches; Two all-inclusive plans; A wonderful diving with sharks and manta rays; Night life
  • 19 restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, children's club, luxurious spa, two outdoor infinity pools;
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Lily Beach Resort and Spa aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, All Inclusive, Activities, Diving, Wellness, Snorkeling

Highlights:
  • 119 beach and water villas and suites with private pools
  • 30 minutes by seaplane from Velana airport
  • A magnificent and lively house reef with tons of fish; Platinum Plan All Inclusive
  • Seven restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, kids club, over-water spa, two infinity pools, fitness, tennis court, The Sports Complex
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LUX* South Ari Atoll beaches

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Activities, Diving, Value, Wellness, Weddings

Highlights:
  • 193 beach and water villas with private pools
  • 25 minutes seaplane, or 20 minutes domestic flight from Velana airport following speedboat transfer
  • Tons of activity on offer; Nightlife, great bars and good music
  • Seven restaurants and six bars, World-class PADI dive and watersports center, kids club, over-water spa, two infinity pools, latest advanced fitness equipment, tennis court, sport grounds
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Mirihi Island Resort is paradise for honeymoon

Best Experience for: Honeymoon, Snorkeling, Diving, Activities, Value

Highlights:
  • 38 over-water and beach villas
  • 30-min by seaplane from Male-Airport
  • Most romantic resort in Maldives; Diving is a major attraction here; an amazing house reef snorkeling; fine beaches;
  • Two restaurants and 2 bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, Fitness
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Nika Island Resort & Spa aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, families, Solo, Diving, wedding

Highlights:
  • 46 rooms, beach and over-water villas and studios
  • 30-minutes by seaplane from Male
  • fine beaches; museum; Manta point spot; the bay of turtles; Big Game fishing
  • Restaurant and bar, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa
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Nova Maldives Resort aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Solo, Snorkeling, Diving, All Inclusive

Highlights:
  • 76 spacious over-water and beach villas with 10 categories
  • 25-minutes by seaplane from Male-Airport
  • an incredible house reef with breathtaking marine life; Nova is the ultimate destination for all avid divers; pool, DJs, and party nights
  • Four restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, kids club, spa
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Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort infinity pool

Best Experience for: Couples, Swimming with Whale Sharks, Diving

Highlights:
  • 81 water and beach villas
  • 25-minutes by seaplane from Male-Airport
  • Lonubo Island is the most romantic attraction; world-class Scuba Diving
  • Seven restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa
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Radisson Blue Resort Maldives aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, wellness, activities, swimming with whale shark

Highlights:
  • 128 beach and over-water multi-bedroom villas and suites with private pools
  • 30-minutes seaplane journey from Male Airport
  • Seven dining options, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, kids club, overwater spa, infinity pool, cooking classes, gym
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Safari Island aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, All Inclusive, activities, wedding

Highlights:
  • 84 beach and water bungalows
  • 20-minutes by seaplane from Male Airport (MLE)
  • Safari Boat Cruise; fine beaches; House Reef Snorkeling
  • One restaurant and three bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, main swimming pool, gym
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Sandies Bathala aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, All Inclusive, activities, wedding

Highlights:
  • 73 beach and water bungalows, recently renovated
  • 25-minutes by seaplane from Velana Airport
  • fine beaches; world-class Scuba Diving; The House Reef Snorkeling
  • One restaurant & bar, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, gym, sport grounds
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Sun Island Resort and Spa. 2023

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Scuba Diving, activities, wedding, value

Highlights:
  • 462 beach and water villas
  • 20-minutes domestic flight from Velana Airport
  • fine beaches; snorkeling & diving with whale sharks
  • Five restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, kids club, spa, gym, two infinity pools, children's pool, sport grounds
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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa aerial

Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Scuba Diving, All Inclusive, activities, value

Highlights:
  • All 164 garden rooms, beach and water villas with jacuzzi
  • 20-minutes domestic flight from Velana Airport
  • House Reef Snorkeling & Diving; swimming with whale sharks
  • Two restaurants and four bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, play area for kids with children's swimming pool, spa, fitness, infinity pool, sport grounds
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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa beaches

Best Experience for: Adults only, Honeymoon, All Inclusive, Diving, activities, wedding, Value

Highlights:
  • 76 beach and water villas with jacuzzi
  • 20-minutes by seaplane from Velana Airport
  • world's best beach; Quiet and solitude; Manta Point, snorkeling & diving with whale sharks
  • Four restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, gym, infinity pool, sport grounds
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W Maldives resort

Best Experience for: Couples, activities, snorkeling

Highlights:
  • The art 78 beach and water villas with private pools
  • 20-minutes by seaplane from Velana Airport
  • Design, Fashion and Music - Getaway in Style; The concept of "Music everywhere"; house reef snorkeling;
  • Six restaurants and bars, 5-star PADI dive and watersports center, spa, gym, infinity pool, sport grounds
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Most Popular Guest Houses for Budget Trip

Ukulhas

Ukulhas

With unique features for the Maldives, Ukulhas is an inhabited island of Alif Alif Atoll that easy opens for budget tourism with a handful of guest houses and mini-hotels. Known for good ecology,

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Rasdhoo (Rasdu)

An ultimate diving paradise, Rasdhoo is an inhabited island in the Maldives. Spectacular marine life, vibrant reefs, warm waters and big fish encounters make Rasdhoo island a diving destination

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Thoddoo

The emerald in the setting of golden sand, Thoddoo is one of the populated islands of North Ari atoll in the Maldives. Located 67 km from Male airport and 20 km north of Thulusdhoo Island, Thoddoo

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Bodufolhudhoo Islands

Bodufolhudhoo

A great option for a a fun-filled budget holiday in the Maldives, Bodufolhudhoo is a small island in the North Ari Atol. The beautiful island is well known for its spectacular marine life with a house reef

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Mathiveri

Mathiveri is an inhabited island of Alif Alif Atoll in the Maldives. A great option for budget travellers, the island of Mathiveri is located on the North Ari Atoll, which is about a 30-minute seaplane ride

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Omadhoo

Great place for an authentic beach experience, Omadhoo is an inhabited island in the Maldives. An ideal site for swimming and house reef snorkelling, Omadhoo is perfect for budget travelers

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Maamigili

Maamigili, also known as 'Whale Shark Island' is an inhabited island and the only airport in South Ari (Alif Dhaal) Atoll. There are a few guesthouses, and it's a popular budget base for divers, who especially love

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Dhigurah

The famous whale shark area in South Ari Atoll, Dhigurah is a long Maldivian island with stretch of white sandy beach. Heaven for fans of underwater adventures, Dhigurah island is 20-minutes by domestic

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Dhangethi

Located is in the heart of South Ari Atoll, Dhangethi is home to enigmatic Mantas and gentle whale sharks, the most sought after sea creatures among divers and snorkeling fans.

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Feridhoo Islands

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Embraced with powdery soft sands and turquoise waters, Feridhoo is an idyllic inhabited island for unforgettable beach experience in the Maldives. With a handful of guest houses, the island offers

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