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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

I was in Bathala Island Resort with my wife and some dive friends. We had a wonderful time in the resort and had some great dives. The resort Manager, Thoha was very hospitable and always reachable. The dive school was great. Flo and Katty from the dive school was excellent. They went out of their way to give us an...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little island with some of the best shore diving I have ever done. The boat dives nearby did not disappoint either. A quiet, picturesque escapist's dream with perfect beaches. Food was very good, highly recommended.

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AAAThoha, Manager at Bathala Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the good comment about us. we always try to do our best for our guests. once again thank you so much for your recommendation and we are awaiting to welcome you here again.

Wien, Austria
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Best Island I have ever been with respect to the following Topics: Snorkeling Diving Typicall old Maledives There is no luxury such as Swimming pools or water Bungalows, but for People, who do not look after those Topics, Bathala is a perfect Island, which could be surrounded in 10 minutes! The diving centre of Werner Lau is very friendly and...

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3Thank Gunther H
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Pros Professional dive center 90%+ German experienced divers- saw only respectful behavior on reefs! Best sites Fish Head and Maaya Thila Small dive island-walk circumference in 15 min Very little trash - some discarded fishing lines in the water but no plastic Heron that visits the restaurant daily No mosquito bites Outdoor bathrooms Cons Food mediocre - use cheap ingredients...

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AAAThoha, Manager at Bathala Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the comment you wrote on TripAdvisor. we are always trying to satisfy our guest and provide them a good service to make their holiday memorable.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed August 8, 2015

Just got back from Bathala Island Resort. First time at the Maldives. My husband dives, I snorkle: perfet place for both activities. But let's analyze the place. It is mainly a diver/snorkler kind of place. No animation (thank god!), no sea bungalows (thank god), no fancy stuff. Only great barrier reef surrounding the whole area. And this is one of...

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7Thank Streghetta
Munich, Germany
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...

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8Thank Ste M
UK
Reviewed September 15, 2014

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...

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10Thank delta123
Jersey, United Kingdom
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...

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5Thank LindseyRaine
Novigrad, Croatia
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...

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Marpingen
Reviewed September 3, 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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Bathala is a pure and simple paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. This Maldives resort boast one of the best house reefs in the area frequented by a host of exciting marine life including grey reef sharks, nurse sharks, manta rays and eagle rays. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bathala Island Resort

Address: North Ari Atoll (Formerly Adaaran Club Bathala)
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll > Bathala Island
Price Range: $350 - $742 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bathala Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Adaaran Club Bathala Hotel Bathala Island
Adaaran Hotel Alifu Atoll
Adaaran Hotel Bathala
Bathala Island Resort Maldives
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“134 need an overhaul!”
 of 5 bubbles LA536, Oct 8, 2015 | Read review
“Bungalows 140 to 146 are the best since they have a great sunset view, they are in front of a large beach with a big lagoon and they are far away from the generator which does not disturb for the noise (it is very quiet, especially at night), but sometimes you can smell its fuel in the area of bungalows 107 to 115.”
 of 5 bubbles SteM594, Dec 29, 2014 | Read review
“Although Bathala has great beaches all around, the best side of the Island for the beach in July/Aug is the North or West. There is no real noise in the evenings as the Island does not have loud theme nights or special entertainment evenings... Perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles WafuDude, Aug 14, 2013 | Read review
“There are only 46 or so bungalows. Differences are not huge. Try get one on the leeward side, wind direction permitting.”
 of 5 bubbles sanderva, Jan 1, 2013 | Read review
“50 suites with outside showers. All the same”
 of 5 bubbles rosed895, Nov 5, 2012 | Read review
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