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South Ari Atoll

  • The Southern Ari Atoll is one of the most touristic islands in the Maldives. The archipelago is made up of many islands including the famous Hilton Maldives. You can also find the beautiful White Sands, as well as the hotels of the Villa Hotel chain including Sun Island and Holiday Island.We invite you to dream while reading through the descriptions of this beautiful place, and who knows?...it may ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Maldive Islands

The Southern Ari Atoll is one of the most touristic islands in the Maldives. The archipelago is made up of many islands including the famous Hilton Maldives. You can also find the beautiful White Sands, as well as the hotels of the Villa Hotel chain including Sun Island and Holiday Island.

We invite you to dream while reading through the descriptions of this beautiful place, and who knows?...it may become a reality!

South Ari Atoll: what to do?

Once you get to your island, it might seem that there is not a lot to do, though there are several different activities such as diving, snorkeling, water sports and land sports. Feel free to enjoy a massage in the spa, which is very professionally done. You can also go fishing in the daytime and at night. As well as this, the hotel will serve you a barbecue on a desert island and you can visit a local island and another island hotel.

You can certainly visit another island-hotel than your own, or even a desert island and an island village. If you have time to go back to Malé before taking your return plane, do not hesitate to go! The atmosphere is special, and it is interesting to discover the Maldivian architecture, as each little island is actually just a hotel and its lush vegetation it is nice to experience some Maldivian civilisation. You can also discover the Friday Mosque, the Presidential Palace, the Islamic Centre, Park Sultan and the National Museum. Also not to be missed is the fish market and the local market which have an atmosphere of their own.

  • The calm and serenity
  • Far from the capital city of Male

Reminders

Do not forget to take your camera along with you in the hydroplane. The view is magnificent. The atolls and the islands exude an unforgettable magic!

To avoid

Even though violent storms are rare in the Maldives, it is advisable to avoid the monsoon season, from May to November.

South Ari Atoll: what to eat?

The cuisine in the Maldives is both local and international with lots of seafood and fish. A large variety of fruits is also grown.

South Ari Atoll: what to buy?

The Maldivian crafts show a certain taste for art and many objects are exhibited. You can buy some of them in the shops, as well as other things such as wooden sculptures or stone coral. Coral jewellery is also particularly fine. For those who want to bring some sand home with them, do not hesitate, but on reasonable scale, of course!

South Ari Atoll Reviewedhotels
  • 9.75 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    LUX* South Ari Atoll
    Atoll de Ari Sud - Maldive Islands
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Perfectly positioned on one of the Maldives' largest islands, ...

  • 9.65 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
    Atoll de Ari Sud - Maldive Islands
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    The Conrad hotel is one of the largest hotels you will find in ...

  • 9.25 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Mirihi Island
    Atoll de Ari Sud - Maldive Islands
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    Unpretentious, Mirihi Island is indeed more of an island than ...

  • 8.5 /10
    Rated by Easyvoyage
    Kuramathi Cottage Club & Spa
    Atoll de Ari Sud - Maldive Islands
    Hotel Hotel 4 Etoile(s)

    The Kuramathi Cottage Club and Spa is the pearl of the Kuramathi ...

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