Ari Atoll Maldives

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Overview

Ari Atoll is one of the natural and biggest atolls of Maldives. Located in the west of the archipelago, Atoll is titled from Dhivehi, south Maldivian language word ‘atholhu’. The island is spread over an area of 80 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide and stretched from north to south comprising of 105 islands.

20 islands in Atoll are designated for tourist attraction, known for its natural beauty and each island has a separate recreational facility and accommodation. Ari Atoll is a well-developed tourist destination specifically for snorkelers and scuba divers. It is known to be one of the most developed regions and a get-away spot for adventure and water enthusiasts.

This place is a breath-taking paradise with a range of luxury suites and villas. The beautiful lagoon is filled with an array of gorgeous and exotic aquatic life. 

Why it is famous? 

Ari Atoll in the Maldives is the best place in the world to experience whale sharks and outer reefs. The island is a luxury of white beaches, crystal blue water, and diving.

The island is surrounded by dreamy turquoise lagoons, shores, and beautiful landscapes. It is a paradise with a simple way of life that you would experience here making an unforgettable memory in the Maldives. The vast lagoon with an oval shape and beautiful islands can be spotted here.

This island is situated in the west, famous for its magnificent beaches with world-class diving. Marine creatures being the main attraction for travelers to visit this exotic place. You will see a combination of emerald green vegetation, elegant and luxury resorts, a perfect place to escape. This island is known for a relaxed environment with a great selection of activities. 

 

Timings

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Flight : From major cities of India, there are numerous direct flights to the capital Malé of Maldives. From the airport, you can take a seaplane to reach the island.
  • By Seaplane : Take a ride by seaplane flight from Capital Male’s Velana terminal to reach Ari Atoll which is situated just 30 minutes away.
  • By Speedboat : Tourists who love to travel exclusively can take a ride via speedboat or a short boat that takes around 90 minutes from Malé to reach the destination.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Entry to the beach : Free of cost for everyone.
  • Seaplane Tickets : 5300 MVR per person on both sides.
  • Bike Renting : 73 MVR per day.

Things To do: - 

Recreational Facilities- Travelers visiting this place prefer doing various activities in Ari Atoll like playing tennis and scuba diving, often defined as an extensive location. 

Villas – Enjoy and rejuvenate at the underwater villas, or alongside water villas with outdoor terrace and eye captivating views which is a good chance to capture photos and videos. You can also sit alongside the beach or pool and lie down on the sunbed for a marvelous sunbathe experience.

Buggies – Tourists prefer taking local transport here, the most famous transportation is buggies that keeps running every 10-15 minutes along the path to enjoying the scenic view all around. 

Snorkeling and Swimming – During your stay at this exotic island, the tourists can also swim and snorkel on the beach that is filled with species of fish and a plethora of marine creatures. Swimmers and divers can see frogfish, zebra, snappers, and other colorful fish. 

Walk along the sand – Apart from the fun and exciting activities, stop in the sun, look at the sandcastle building and take a stroll to the sandbank to catch some fresh air while enjoying some barbequing. In the morning or late afternoon get on a wind board and rejoice windsurfing.

Address

Ari Atoll, Maldives

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Alp Kayikcioglu
Alp Kayikcioglu
07/31/2020 20:18
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Sajin M S
Sajin M S
10/15/2018 13:53
Ari Atoll (also called Alif or Alufu Atoll) is one of the natural atolls of the Maldives. It is one of the biggest atolls and is located in the west of the archipelago. The almost rectangular alignment spreads the islands over an area of about 89 by 3 kilometres (55.3 by 1.9 miles). It has been divided in two sections for administrative purposes, Northern Arizona Atolland Southern Ari Atoll consisting of 105 islands. Ari Atoll is part of the zone designated for tourist development in the Maldives. It is roughly a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the Capital Male.
Ilpo Niemi
Ilpo Niemi
05/26/2018 16:50
Very good place
ESPARTANO
ESPARTANO
12/29/2019 16:44
Ari Atoll ) is one of the natural atolls of the Maldives. It is one of the biggest atolls and is located in the west of the archipelago. The almost rectangular alignment spreads the islands over an area of about 89 by 3 kilometres (55.3 by 1.9 miles). It has been divided in two sections for administrative purposes, Northern Ari Atoll and Southern Ari Atoll consisting of 105 islands. Ari Atoll is part of the zone designated for tourist development in the Maldives. It is roughly a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the Capital Malé. There are more than 20 islands in the Atoll designated for tourist resorts. Each island resort is self-contained with accommodation and recreational facilities such as tennis court. Scuba diving is the most popular tourist activity in the Maldives. The diving in Ari Atoll is extensive and is often defined by location within the atoll, either North or South.
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Sworex Rating
08/19/2019 04:45
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FAQs

The weather in Ari Atoll is determined largely by monsoons and experiences heavy rains in the northeast region from December to April and in the southwest region from May to November. This island has a tropical climate with warm temperatures and bright sunshine all year-round.
You do not need to worry to change the currency to local currency. Visa, Mastercard, Amex credit cards are accepted by all the resorts in Ari Atoll. Also, you can carry US dollar currency which is accepted everywhere in the Maldives. ...
Beach Villas are for families who have children accompanying them, with direct access to the beach and you can enjoy an open terrace view here. Water Villas are specially for couples and tourists who love snorkelling and diving in the water with access to blue lagoons.
Laamu Atoll is the biggest atoll in the Maldives.
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