Hidden Gems of North and South Ari Atoll, Maldives


There are vacations, and then there are the kind of transformative experiences that Constance Hotels & Resorts is renowned for. When choosing the Maldives for a unique experience, the discerning traveller can expect an unparalleled view of this tropical paradise.

North Ari Atoll – Bioluminescent Beaches and Beyond

North Ari Atoll, also known as Alifu Alifu Atoll, is renowned for its pristine coral reefs and captivating crystal clear lagoons and is home to the secluded island hideaway of Constance Halaveli with some of the Maldives’ most well-known dive sites. The underwater world of North Ari Atoll is simply breathtaking where submerged caves, drift along coral walls, and interact with a wide array of marine life.

In the turquoise waters you will find an abundance of whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea and discover the vibrant marine ecosystem.

Embark on a captivating adventure across the picturesque North Ari Atoll in a traditional dhoni boat. A rich part of Maldivian culture, discover a plethora of ivory beaches and crystal waters that appear untouched by time.

Exploring North Ari Atoll on a dhoni, you contribute to the preservation of a cherished cultural legacy. As the modern world evolves, these traditional boats hold a piece of the past, keeping alive the ways of generations gone by.

Constance Halaveli presents a world of opulence and indulgence- every detail is designed for the ultimate comfort. From the rooms to the dining experiences, you’ll find excellence in every aspect.

The water villas, float above the turquoise lagoon and are spacious and open-plan areas with modern bathrooms, sun-soaked decks and private plunge pools.

For those looking for an escape from it all, the opulent spa at the resort rests on stilts above the gently lapping waters of the Indian ocean.

South Ari Atoll

Designed like a perfect semi-circle, the South Ari Atoll, made up of 105 islands, is the magical home to the luxurious 5* Constance Moofushi. South Ari Atoll’s unspoiled natural beauty, pristine lagoons and breathtaking coral reef provide an oasis for all of its visitors and a diving paradise for marine lovers. Visitors can choose from 32 dive sites just a stone’s throw from our resort, including Shark Channel, Himandhoo Thila, Bojamodhi Manta point, Dega Thila, Panettone, Malhoss Thila.

Every underwater adventure promises the unexpected – encounters with curious turtles, elegant manta rays and the ocean gentle giants, whale sharks.

For those who prefer to enjoy marine life closer to the surface, enjoy a trip to a nearby snorkeler’s paradise to experience the awe-inspiring wonders of the underwater world.

Immerse yourself in the Maldivian way of life by visiting the local fishing village of Himandoo, an unspoilt beauty, steeped in the traditions of years gone by. From here you can take in the mosque where villagers carry out their daily prayers, view the open-air primary school and see the boatyard where local fishermen get ready to secure their next catch.

The dining experience is elevated to a level of pure indulgence, taste the catch of the day through dishes crafted from the freshest ingredients, sourced locally and prepared with a touch of gastronomy.

Choose from elegant Water Villas, where sunsets and stargazing await on your private terrace with direct lagoon access or the Beach Villas offering comfort with charming beachside views all with modern amenities.

The North and South Ari Atolls extend beyond the confines of luxury resorts and water villas; it’s a treasure trove of hidden natural gems that showcase the country’s unique biodiversity, vibrant culture, and rich history. At Constance Hotels & Resorts, your journey will be filled with unforgettable experiences.