This new all-inclusive resort is perfectly placed to explore the North Ari Atoll’s spectacular underwater world

Opening in February 2019, Sandies Bathala will bring a great-value all-inclusive option to the Ari Atoll. The island is located along the north-eastern rim of the atoll, just a 15-minute scenic seaplane ride from Malé airport, and it has long been a popular spot with divers from all around the globe.

The house reef surrounding the island is stunning, with colourful fish, reef sharks and turtles regularly spotted. Head beyond the reef with the experienced PADI dive crew, or venture out on a snorkelling trip where you can stop on a desert island for lunch. Bathala will also offer night snorkelling for a totally different perspective of the ocean and marine life.

For dining, there’ll be a buffet restaurant – where all your meals are included – with a fresh fish barbecue, live cooking stations and local dishes. An additional seafood restaurant will offer freshly caught seafood specialities and fresh lobster menus in a romantic setting on the beach. Guests can quench their thirst at the beach bar, which will be a great place to relax and unwind after exploring the magnificent marine life. Accommodation options are refreshingly simple; choose to stay in a charming beach bungalow or water villa.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive

Indulgent holidays with everything taken care of.

Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Intimate and tranquil, these smaller hotels offer a warm welcome and excellent personalised service. They are hideaway havens that offer the perfect place to unwind, wherever the destination.

Exclusive to Kuoni UK

Exclusive to Kuoni UK

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Key information

In the North Ari Atoll

Airport transfer time: Approx. 15 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
Rooms: 73

Kuoni extras -

† Kuoni is proud to be the only UK tour operator to offer Sandies Bathala. See booking conditions for further details

Good to know

Minimum age 8 in Water Villas.

Accommodation information

73 beach and water villas


• Explore the atoll on an island hopping excursion* • Go night snorkelling* • Join a sociable game of beach volleyball.


Buffet restaurant, seafood restaurant, beach bar

What's included

All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurant • Selected drinks including soft drinks, juices, selected wine, local beer, American coffee and tea served during meals and at the beach bar from 10am-midnight • Selected cocktails and spirits after 6pm • Snorkelling equipment • Wi-Fi in the lobby.

*Denotes local charge