- Ideal for Weddings / Honeymoons
- Especially Romantic
- Allows Children
- Diving / Watersports
Bathala is an island in the Maldives, located in the North Ari Atoll eastern side, close to the outer atoll barrier. The island, home to the Sandies Bathala resort, is situated in a privileged position, its waters boast a remarkable richness and variety of fish species. The all-inclusive resort with all the comforts and a simple style, is perfect for families, friends and couples as well as diving enthusiasts, who can find the famous Werner Lau Diving Center.
Immersed in the beautiful island’s nature, the resort boasts 70 rooms including 46 Beach Bungalows and 24 Water Villas which feature custom-designed furniture, independent air conditioning, ceiling fan and bathroom with double basin and open-air showers. There are also no TVs in the rooms to help you completely switch off.
The house reef surrounding the island is stunning, with colourful fish, reef sharks and turtles regularly spotted. Head beyond the reef with the experienced PADI and SSI dive crew, or venture out on a snorkelling trip where you can stop on a desert island for lunch. Bathala also offer night snorkelling for a totally different perspective of the ocean and marine life. If you prefer a dip in the pool then the infinity pool here is a great spot to cool off.
For dining, there's the buffet-style Island Gallery – where all your meals are included – with a fresh fish barbecue, live cooking stations and local dishes. The Beach Grill will offer freshly caught seafood specialities and fresh lobster menus in a romantic setting on the beach. Guests can quench their thirst at the Island Bar, which will be a great place to relax and unwind after exploring the magnificent marine life.
Capturing the beauty and magic of the African environment, Mvua African Rain Spa offers guests at Sandies Bathala a relaxing and welcoming environment which invites you to savour a unique and precious experience. The spa itself features two massage rooms, an additional outdoor massage area with sea view and offers signature treatments, massages, scrubs, rituals and additional beauty treatments including facials, manicures and pedicures.
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Children: Children are welcome at Sandies Bathala, however must be aged 8 or over in water villa accommodation.
Transfers: Sandies Bathala is reached by a 15-minute seaplane transfer from Male International Airport.
Facilities: Infinity pool, PADI dive centre, complimentary snorkelling equipment, fitness centre, games room, spa, beach volleyball, WiFi, bar and lobby.
Spa: Open from 9 AM until 8 PM daily, the MVUA SPA features two massage rooms and an additional outdoor massage area with sea view and offers signature treatments, massages, scrubs, rituals and additional beauty treatments including facials, manicure and pedicure.
Excursions: A range of excursions are available including private dhoni rental, adventure snorkelling, sunset snorkelling, snorkelling experience with marine biologist, sunset fishing and visits to the aquarium reef.
Meal Arrangements: Stays at Sandies Bathala are on an all-inclusive basis.
Dining: The Island Gallery restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet with Mediterranean inspired International cuisine. In an elegant white, laid back feel the restaurant offers live cooking stations serving fresh local fish, fresh pasta and traditional local dishes. Service hours are 7.30 - 10.00, 13.00 - 14.30 and 20.00 - 21.30. The Beach Grill is the perfect way to experience a Maldivian night under the stars. Enjoy a table prepared for you directly on the beach, with fine selection of à la carte dishes, accompanied by your choice of premium wines. Service hours are 20.00 - 21.30.
Beach Villa: Beach bungalows face the pristine and shallow water of the lagoon and have private deck veranda with direct access to the beach. Rooms feature custom-designed furniture, independent air conditioning, ceiling fan and bathroom with double basin and open-air shower.
Water Villa: Water bungalows built on stilts over the lagoon and on two separate piers host private terrace with direct access to the water. Rooms are equipped with climate control, handmade wooden parquet doors, tasteful furnishings including custom made furniture, king size bed and sofa bed. Bathrooms have twin basins and a spacious walk-in shower.