Sandies Bathala 

Simple style, sublime snorkelling

Perfectly placed to explore the North Ari Atoll’s spectacular underwater world.

Sandies Bathala is a stylishly easy-breezy all-inclusive resort in the Ari Atoll. It’s a small island on the northeastern edge of the atoll, just a 15-minute scenic seaplane ride from Malé airport.

Why we love Sandies Bathala

  • Pared-back luxury lets the location shine – and wow, what a location it is

  • The crisp bungalows are light and airy with a contemporary beachy feel

  • The romance of the beach grill evenings, with fresh seafood served on a candlelit shore

  • Being all-inclusive, you arrive knowing everything is already taken care of

4 stars
Nov - May
Maldives
Malé 10¼ hours
In the North Ari Atoll
Approx. 15 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
Beach, All Inclusive, Exclusive, Honeymoon, Boutique

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Good to Know

A single restaurant serves a terrific variety of dishes. For a special occasion, try the Beach Grill, where candlelit tables are set up on the sand.

The Island Gallery
Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet-style with Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Live cooking stations serve fresh local fish and pasta, and a pizzaiolo bakes fresh, authentic Italian pizza.

The Island Bar
A laid-back beach bar serving coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening.

The fresh fish cooked live at The Island Gallery is unmissable.

What's included

All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant • Morning pastries and afternoon canapes served at the Island Bar • Welcome drink • Selected drinks including soft drinks, juices, selected house wine by the glass, local beer, American coffee and tea served during meals and at the beach bar from 10am-midnight • Selected spirits and cocktails served from 6pm-midnight • Snorkelling equipment • Daily guided snorkelling tour • Wi-Fi in the rooms, bar and lobby • Use of air-conditioned gym open from 10am to 7pm • Beach volleyball, table games, table tennis and darts

Mvua Spa may only have two treatment rooms, but there’s an impressive choice of therapies and treatments that belies its size. There’s also an outdoor massage area. There’s an air-conditioned gym.

Qualified instructors are on hand to help beginners and pros alike. The resort is close to famous dive sites, considered some of the best in the Maldives.

The house reef snorkelling is excellent, and you can take a traditional Dhoni boat to a nearby sandbank to explore a coral reef further afield. Sunset snorkelling is popular, too.

Minimum age 8 in Water Villas.

Minimum stay: 7 nights 26 Dec-06 Jan.

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