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Bathala Island Resort

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North Ari Atoll (Formerly Adaaran Club Bathala)
Bathala Island Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We spent 6 nights in Bathala in December 2014. The coral reef is amazing and you will regularly meet sharks, turtles, eagle-rays and countless colored fishes: I think we saw at least one of each of the fishes that you find on the typical "coral reef fishes brochures". The sight of the corals and of the underwater world snorkeling here... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

I really struggle to understand what people find so appealing about this island. Yes it's naturally beautiful but you're in the Maldives, it's going to be stunning! The accommodation is absolutely dreadful for the cost - damp, peeling paint, terrible mattresses, non existent lighting, leaking roofs - just all round shabby. There's a constant queue of people at reception asking... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have just returned from staying here for 8 nights and I have never experienced such a beautiful place. We went as a group to the island for a diving trip and was not disappointed in any way. As soon as we where picked up the staff were absolutely amazing, and continued to be so throughout our stay. The diving... More 

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Novigrad, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It was my 19th visit to Maldives,so I have quite a lot of experience with this destination.I am always looking for tranquil and genuine islands with extraordinary house reef,which lately is not exactly easy to find because of the growing number of luxury resorts there.Bathala has fully satisfied my claims and I was happy to hear,they don't intend to raise... More 

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Marpingen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Bathala is my dream-Maldivian Island. You shouldn't get there if you want luxury, but if you want to relax and have great dives, it's perfect. The Werner Lau diving centre is one of the best I have known so far. Bathala has a spectacular house-reef, and the dive instructors always know the best places to go.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Bathala is a basic Maldivian Island without the frills and over the top luxury so often found on other Islands. Rooms are OK with good A.C. And comfy beds, although the decor could benefit from a refresh. The Diving was fabulous, run by an excellent Werner Lau dive centre and wonderful team of instructors who clearly love their diving and... More 

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UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

After we paid for our trip to Bathala we were told the resort is overbooked and we were offered another AAA-resort. The problem is we wanted to go to the north ari atoll where the diving is good, not to a resort without a house reef or in an atoll where the diving is pedestrian. Then we were told we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

13th visit to the Maldives, first to Bathala. We chose it because it has not been blinged up with pools, spas etc and the diving is very good. However as we arrived for a 7 night holiday we were met off the boat by a wordless staff member who neither introduced herself or even said ‘welcome’. We were then told... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We arrived and were shown a bungalow in the 2nd row although there were better ones available. being our 4th visit, it will also be our last, we were not unprepared. It was shoes off from Day 1 and they did not go back on until we were on our way back to Male. We decided not to take mobile... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Idyllic island. Very rustic and simple. This was our 6th time to the Maldives. No mod cons such as tv or tea making facilities! Who needs them? No shoes, no news. We stayed over Xmas 2012. Gala dinner on Christmas Eve was lovely and staff had gone to a real effort. Great beach - just like walking on white sherbet.... More 

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