South Ari Atoll Holidays - Popular choice both for families and couples

South Ari Atoll is one of the westernmost island groups in the Maldives and is made up of 49 islands of which just 10 are inhabited. Although fewer than 9000 people live here, this has become one of the Maldives more developed tourist regions (by local standards) with 18 of the uninhabited islands now transformed into upmarket resorts. Whilst the islands in North Ari Atoll may be renowned for providing perhaps the best dive locations in the Maldives, South Ari Atoll is home to some of the largest and most well-established tourist islands and visitors are attracted here by the wide range of facilities, activities and budget options on offer.

South Ari Atoll is a popular choice both for families and couples and provides some super-exclusive luxury locations including a resort twice voted Best Hotel in the World. It also has plenty to offer at the more affordable end of the price range, with some larger island resorts appealing to those looking for a livelier scene with plenty of organised activities and entertainment.

Whatever your preference, you will find an option to delight amongst the many gems on offer in South Ari Atoll. And at an average of 20-25 minutes transfer time from Male International airport, you won’t have to wait too long to reach your tropical island paradise.