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Gangehi Island Resort & Spa

North Ari Atoll

25-minute ride by sea plane from Male airport

Resort Description

Located on the outskirts of North Ari Atoll, Gangehi Island is a small luxury resort reached within 25 minutes by seaplane. This secluded peaceful island has lush vegetation; on one side it is bordered by a coral reef close to the shore, on the other it opens into a broad lagoon. Protected by its barrier reef, the island is a pearl of white sand, shaded by coconut palms and surrounded by crystal-clear sea. The marine life is one of rare beauty: an amazing variety of tropical fish in all shapes and sizes swim around beautiful corals along with marine turtles and sharks. In Gangehi lagoon you have the opportunity to enjoy encounters with dolphins and the majestic manta rays.

Gangehi Island Resort offers 45 rooms of a very high standard. 8 ‘Over water Deluxe’ are very luxurious with exquisite furnishings and an architecture inspired by the local Maldivian style. A further 8 ‘Over water Villas’ enjoy a privileged position facing the sunset and the amazing lagoon, whilst 20 ‘Beach Villas’ afford views of the sea and most have direct access to the beach. There are 3 ‘Garden Villas’ and 5 ‘Club Rooms’ in the garden, plus 1 ‘Family Garden Villa’ with two separate bedrooms and bathrooms. All rooms have parasols and sun loungers on the beach.

- 8 Over water Deluxe Villas
- 8 Over water Villas
- 20 Beach Villas
- 3 Garden Villas
- 1 Family Garden Villa
- 5 Club Rooms

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- Veli Restaurant
The main restaurant overlooking the sea and the beach provides delicious Mediterranean, Oriental and International cuisine, a live grill and cooking station. It serves buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. For private and romantic dinners, seafood menus, including fresh lobster may be reserved at an extra charge.

- Thari Lounge &Restaurant
This is an elegant à la carte restaurant and bar, with an open air kitchen offering outstanding International dishes. On the terrace you can enjoy the Maldivian sunset a while sipping a cocktail from our extensive menu. The restaurant is located ahead of the wharf suspended above the splendid lagoon, with amazing sea views.

- Kandu Bar
Panoramic bar next to the main restaurant, overlooking the sea, open all day serving fresh juices, cocktails and imported liquors, beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. It is an ideal place to spend time and relax in the evenings.

- Ginger Spa

At Ginger Spa, treatments are combined with a spiritual and meditative experience to achieve total wellbeing of both body and mind. Coconut palms and white beaches frame the luxurious structure, which consists of four original antique wooden cottages transported from Kerala, the cradle of Ayurveda. Antique furniture and décor, candle light, oriental music and mysterious aromas are part of the unique experience. Their massages (Ayurvedic and classic) are well known in Maldives and range from easing tension and relaxation, to energizing treatments or original Ayurvedic experiences. Beauty treatments will be tailored to your skin type. They also offer treatment packages and couples’ massages spread over the duration of your stay.

- Diving Center
Thanks to its strategic location in North Ari Atoll, Gangehi Island Resort is able to offer innumerable diving sites suitable for either beginners, more advanced or expert divers with qualified multilingual PADI and SSI instructors. The PADI and SSI Dive Center is a highly certified diving center that guarantees the highest level of quality and professionalism. The dive center offers complete sets of equipment for hire including Gav, masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, dive computers and underwater digital cameras, as well as personalized services suitable for both adults and children. All level courses are available including “Enriched Air Diver”.

- Snorkeling
There is a stunning house reef, which can be easily reached from the shore. Daily the Resort offers a free snorkeling tour guided by the inhouse marine biologist.

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