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Sitting west of the capital and roughly 30 minutes away by seaplane, the near-rectangular Ari Atoll offers stellar beaches and superb diving experience in its 105 islands. It is bisected into North and South Ari Atolls, and both are world-class destinations that belong to any bucket list.

North Ari Atoll is one of the best places on the planet to see hammerhead sharks. Some of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives are located in the Ari Atoll, but vibrant guest houses also await travellers in the charming Rasdhoo and Thoddoo islands

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Our Must-Dos in North Ari
  • Take the local dhoni and hop from one stunning island to the next
  • Sample island-roasted coffee offered in most cafes in the atoll
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