Location & Facilities

Bathala is rightly known as a legend among the divers’ islands of the Maldives.
It was completely rebuilt in 2019 and brought onto the market as 4-star all-inclusive island under the name of Sandies Bathala, part of Planhotel Hospitality Group, a Swiss Management company.

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Bathala is situated in a channel on the east side of the North Ari Atoll . A genuine Maldivian island and an absolute divers’ dream. It is regarded as one of the best divers’ islands in the Maldives because of the sensational house reef and the vicinity to the top dive sites of the North Ari Atoll.


We reach Bathala by seaplane. The transfer time by air taxi takes about 15 minutes. Speed boat transfers are also available on request.


Bathala has a total of 70 rooms divided into 46 beach bungalows and 24 water villas built in the lagoon on the east side of the island. The island can be reached via 2 jetties, from where the diving dhonies leave for the dive trips.

Facilities include a boutique, laundry service and Wi-Fi internet.


Credit cards: MasterCard and Visa are accepted.