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This relaxed family friendly resort is located on Nalaguraidhoo Island in the South Ari Atoll, an exotic and beautiful area of the Maldives, and an ideal location for divers who like big marine encounters.

Nestled on Nalaguraidhoo in the South Ari Atoll this fun, relaxed, family resort is perfectly located for divers who like their marine life big. Enjoy tropical paradise, both topside and underwater. A 30 minute domestic flight brings you to an exotic and beautiful area of the Maldives, where adventure and relaxation merge. Despite its size, the island is notable for its charm and attracts visitors with its harmony and tropical surroundings. Choose to stay in a beach or water bungalow or treat yourself to the presidential suite, either way you'll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The comfortable and elegant rooms all feature modern conveniences and amenities.

Facilities include a choice of dining options serving sumptuous local and international cuisine, a full range of water and land sports, the Araamu Spa, a natural lagoon and an on-site dive centre. One of the largest dive centres in the Maldives, there's always something happening at this PADI Instructor Development Centre (IDC). Renowned for its priceless location, there are 60 dive sites to explore including the house reef and manta point (45 mins away). It's here that divers have the best opportunity of a whale shark encounter. Boat trips and excursions are available, as is Nitrox 32%.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Families
    • Groups
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
    • Singles

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

BIG in the Maldives

Renowned for big animal encounters, the South Ari Atoll is one of the most popular locations for divers to visit throughout the year and boasts some of the most famous dive sites in the Maldives.

  • When to go: Oct-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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