Bathala Island Resort Maldives

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Rustic simplicity and a wealth of underwater wonders

Bathala is a pure and simple paradise for scuba divers and snorkellers alike. This Maldives resort boasts one of the best house reefs in the area frequented by a host of exciting marine life including grey reef sharks, nurse sharks, manta rays and eagle rays. There are six entry and exit points for direct access from the spectacular white sand beach. What’s more, there are more than 50 dive sites in the vicinity to explore. Start your day by diving with grey reef sharks on the house reef, exploring coral-encrusted caves and overhangs or taking a morning boat excursion to a fascinating thila or wreck.

If you’re already a certified diver the friendly Werner Lau Dive Centre team can kit you out with equipment and then you’re free to dive the house reef with your buddy at your leisure, or if you’re a novice you can learn to dive with us. Perhaps you want to expand your experience, skills and knowledge with a diving course, taking you to the next level of certification. We offer a comprehensive range of SSI, CMAS and PADI courses for all levels, from beginners courses right up to dive master level.  Whatever your skill level and requirements we have plenty of diving experiences available daily to entertain you There are also daily dive boat excursions to the incredible dive spots across Ari Atoll.

Bathala itself is a charming and lush tropical island and our guests keep coming back year after year. This rustic resort harks back to the early days of tourism in the Maldives when adventurous travellers could revel in the natural beauty of their surroundings without the desire for the latest high-tech gadgets. Today as it was then, Bathala is an unfussy, laid-back, affordable retreat which offers excellent value for money.

General Information

  • No of Rooms: 46
  • Distance from Airport: 40
  • Rating: 5.00
  • Tags: Romantic | budget | leisure | Family | Diving | Excellent Beach |
  • Holiday Types: Diving | Budget | Beach | Family | Sunny |
  • Geo Cordinates: 4°17'12.79" ,73°33'9.79"
  • Atoll: North Ari Atoll
  • Island: Bathala
  • Categpry: Beach
  • TransferType: Sea Plane

Rooms and Suites

Superior Villa

46 Rooms: Beach Front
Set amongst the white sand and verdant foliage, these villas can vary slightly in size but each villa faces the beach
Amenities: Air conditioning I IDD Telephone I Hair Dryer I Mini fridge I Bathroom with I outdoor shower I Sun-loungers

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Main Restaurant

The Main Restaurant is a charming coconut-thatched building located on the southern side of the island. You can run your toes through the sand of the traditional Maldivian sandy floor as you enjoy your meal.

At the Main Restaurant you can discover a range of tasty international buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our team of skilful and friendly chefs man the live cooking stations and are ready to whip up a dish tailored to your personal taste such as fresh pasta sauces or breakfast eggs just the way you like them.

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Bathala is one of the most famous and legendary diving resorts in the Maldives. The resort has been providing guests with access to some of the most incredible dive sites in the country for more than a quarter of a century.

The glorious house reef is a treasure-trove of wonders. Each time you dive it from any one of the six access points you’ll see something new, from sleeping nurse sharks hiding in a cave to a tiny and intricately detailed nudibranch resting on a rock. Shoals of reef fish of every colour of the rainbow create a technicolour spectacle, moray eels proudly peer out from holes and grey reef sharks cruise around the stunning coral reef. Some guests stay for one week and find enough to thrill them on the house reef alone.

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Tennis, Darts, Board Games, Volleyball, Football

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There are range of exciting excursions such as night fishing,big game fishing snorkelling, local island visits, dolphin watching, sand bank excursions and shopping trips to the capital city, Male’.

We also present a weekly ‘bodu beru’ show – one of the Maldives’ proudest and most exciting cultural traditions. ‘Bodu beru’ is a traditional form of drumming and dancing thought to be influenced by some of the country’s ancient African heritage. (Present-day Maldivians are descended from Indian, Sri Lankan, African and Middle Eastern roots, as the country was located at a major crossroads for ancient traders). The thrilling spectacle of traditional Maldivian dancing accompanied by the rhythmic beating of the drums makes for a mesmerising and exciting spectacle.

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