5 Stay/ Wellness- Other to explore in Maldives
Maldives is one of the world's most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 515,696 inhabitants. With an average ground-level elevation of 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) above sea level, it is the world's lowest country, with even its highest natural point being one of the lowest in the world, at 5.1 metres (17 ft).
Ari Atoll is one of the natural atolls of the Maldives. It is one of the biggest atolls and is located in the west of the archipelago.There are more than 20 islands in the Atoll designated for tourist resorts. Each island resort is self-contained with accommodation and recreational facilities such as tennis court. Scuba diving is the most popular tourist activity in the Maldives.
A picture perfect paradise hidden away from life's everyday stresses. It is a tiny island and has a beautiful resort in it. The highlights here are the impressive PADI Dive Centre with trips to over 40 dive sites, and the kids’ club. The hotel also has an outdoor pool with swim-up bar, live entertainment at Sand Bar, and massage treatments at the pretty spa.
A man-made island with stunning beaches and lively culture. The artificial island is being built up by pumping sand from the sea floor, in order to meet the existing and future housing. The island is connected via a causeway to the airport island Hulhulé Island, allowing easy road transport between the Velana International Airport and Hulhumalé. Hulhumale is just a 10-minute drive from Velana International Airport.
A unique Island Experience in the Indian Ocean gem offering small island charm with contemporary architecture and bespoke finishing touches. The Maafushivaru Resort is partially shaded by its lush vegetation encircled by white beaches adjacent to a spectacular house reef where myriad of fish call home.
This gorgeous island has become a backpacker favourite in recent years, with over a dozen hotels and guesthouses opening, direct speedboat connections to Airport and a super bikini beach on the island's south side. The island has a population of about 1200 people and it is very tourist friendly and clean.