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Chaaya Reef is an emerald island paradise with accommodation designed to pamper and please guests, with a variety of room types equipped with high standard amenities.

Located on the eastern fringe of the North Ari Atoll, it is an activity packed property with a magnificent house reef, the hallmark of the resort. Accommodation consists of 112 rooms, with five types of room category from standard or superior rooms to beach or water bungalows, all with private bathroom and a balcony or verandah complete with sun loungers. Facilities include a swimming pool, two restaurants anad bars, plus a spa.

Ellaidhoo is a marine enthusiast's paradise, and the on site dive centre offers a variety of boat dives and PADI courses, together with canoeing and snorkelling.

Dive & Sail

Dive & Sail is a PADI 5-star Gold Palm centre offering a wide range of courses and daily boat diving (local charge). The legendary house reef has seven entry/exit points with plenty of colourful marine life. Expect to encounter eagle rays, sharks and schools of large fish. Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.

Key info

  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Speedboat
This accommodation is located in:

Central Atolls

The central region comprises Malé and Ari atolls, Felidhoo, Faafu and the smaller Rasdhoo Atoll. It is the most popular area for both dive resorts and liveaboards, with excellent shore diving from house reefs and large pelagics on drift dives.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Group diving, Shark diving, Whale shark, Manta ray, Learn to dive, Shore diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography