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Sandies Bathala Maldives

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Bathala is an island in the Maldives, located in the north Ari Atoll eastern side, close to the outer atoll barrier. The island, home to the Sandies Bathala resort, is situated in a privileged position, its waters boast a remarkable richness and variety of fish species. The resort, part of the Planhotel group and third resort of the Sandies Resorts brand, a 4-star hotel, with all the comforts and a simple style, perfect for families, friends and couples as well as diving enthusiasts, who can find the famous Warner Lau Diving Center. The resort is only 15 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport.
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Property amenities
Public wifi
Pool with view
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Bidet
Walk-in shower
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Filipino and 3 more
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Ahc wrote a review Jan 9
Weybridge, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed at Sandies Bathala for 2 weeks in December just before Christmas and it was amazing. When we were choosing a hotel we couldn’t find any reviews about the food at Sandies Bathala and I have to say it is amazing. The restaurant is a buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast we had freshly cooked omelettes, or fried eggs - on the buffet they have the usual bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, pastries, lots of fruit, toast, bagels, pancakes, french toast, cheese, meats, bread etc - they also have some Indian type dishes but sorry I don’t remember the detail. For lunch and dinner every day they have a pizza station and a pasta station which is amazing. Also Meat and vegetable curries every day, salads, fruit, along with other beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes. All the chefs were friendly and happy to help. This is one of the best buffets I’ve ever been to, and am perhaps a bit biased as my brother is a chef who has worked in top hotels so have been lucky to taste amazing food in the past. So a big thank you to all the chefs! We had an over water villa which was beautiful, although if being a little picky i would have to say we were kept awake a few nights with the waves crashing into and moving the villa. Last but not least, all of the staff were very friendly, happy and always wanted to ensure you were having a great holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rainer Steinhilber, General Manager at Sandies Bathala Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Angela, Thank you very much for the amazing compliment that you found the service and experiences second to none! It means a lot to the team and will certainly serve as further inspiration to go over and beyond for all guests to deliver memorable and out of the ordinary experiences! The service experience all comes down to our team of champions who are happy to always go above and beyond for our guests, ensuring their experience is like no other. Especially our culinary team, led by Head Chef Mahinda is overjoyed to receive the compliments and appreciation from you. It's a pride for us to read how much you enjoyed our resort and appreciated the professionalism, kindness and efficiency of our teams. Once again, we are grateful for your kind compliments and hope to welcome you back again one day to our shores at Bathala. Sunny greetings Rainer
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Mára wrote a review Jan 3
Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic77 contributions41 helpful votes
Absolutelly top vacation for our family - food, water villa, beaches, snorkeling,.......nothing to complain about. Staff is verry friendly and helpfull. It was our first trip to Maldives but not the last one.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Water villas are great place to stay
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Response from Rainer Steinhilber, General Manager at Sandies Bathala Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mara, With so many options for resorts in the Maldives, we are humbled that you selected Sandies Bathala Maldives and we are grateful for it. We are delighted that the resort was able to tick all the boxes, and provide you with an out of the ordinary experience! From the genuine service, friendliest staff, incredible location, ample offering of dining experiences and activities yet perfect setting to just chill, it is wonderful to read such a positive review. We look forward to hopefully welcome you back to our shores in paradise. Sunny greetings Rainer
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Sumitdec wrote a review Dec 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India38 contributions5 helpful votes
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Great rooms, lovely sea and excellent views. Never seen this kind of clear water before. It has all elements for a break from hustle and bustle of life. Refreshing activities by staff is a surprise. Beware of the sun, it burns very bad later in the day.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Reach early in the day to hop on to speed boat orelse they will pick up at late evening
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Response from Rainer Steinhilber, General Manager at Sandies Bathala Maldives
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sumitdec, Thank you for choosing to spend your holiday at Sandies Bathala Maldives and for taking the time to let us know how much you have enjoyed it. Your compliments are very much appreciated and we are glad you have thoroughly enjoyed our resort and in particular the natural charm of our beautiful Island and the impeccable guest service. My team and I always try our very best to exceed the expectations of our guests and it certainly puts a smile on my face to know that you have had a wonderful stay. We hope to welcome you back for another memorable holiday on the shores of Bathala. Sunny greetings Rainer
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Anners2015 wrote a review Dec 2021
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom18 contributions8 helpful votes
Wow great choice for first trip to the Maldives Everything & more and can see they have done a lot of work to rectify some things when they first opened & we were meant to go . Water bungalows were the best as no one walks in front of your room . The further out your water villa is the better the depth of sea for your snorkelling is advised. Great snorkelling and felt brave when swimming with sharks , turtles , baracuda , it was like swimming over your own aquarium! It was a bit choppy when we went but in 2 weeks it only rained alone Pm and overnight sometimes . Plus points - ALL the staff just can’t do enough and given I’m someone who struggles with certain foods the chefs ( especially Amith ) were so kind and considerate which was very appreciated. The reef was amazing and dive team were helpful The choice of food and quality was amazing and always hot ! Mohammad the Barman made our holiday with a great sense of humour!!! Rooms were clean and daily serviced Iram the Kuoini rep despite not seeing him was AMAZING & always got back to us .. wish I could’ve posted more pics Pool guy was brilliant as well and well maintained! Loved fruit bats , Ginger the cat 🐈 & the Herons who joined me every morning to watch the sun rise ! Very few negative points : Check your all inclusive drinks package - sorry but their house white red and rosè was awful ! No sparkling wine and you couldn’t change yer package once there ! We had a fridge - but you paid for anything in it .. we weren’t tempted as we complain all first week that it wasn’t working and never got fixed or changed ! No room service Felt for some guests as sadly some beach rooms had nothing but sand bags outside their rooms ! The Italian reps were focused on a heavily Italian based own clientele & didn’t get any support from them at all .. the evening karaoke and disco in our view was loud an aimed just for Italians and our friends had a room near the bar and noisy until late Anyway the catering and bar staff made it for me !! Thank you all Just had to be realistic ref feedback ..,
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rainer STEINHILBER, General Manager at Sandies Bathala Maldives
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Anners2015, We are delighted to have made your experience here at Sandies Bathala Maldives magical and that you enjoyed the beauty and serenity of our turquoise paradise. We appreciate your highlights about our team members who are more than willing to go above and beyond to deliver the best experiences for our valued guests. We appreciate your welcomed suggestions for further improvements on our services and hope to welcome you back again to the shores of our paradise island. Sunny greetings Rainer
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Lucy K wrote a review Dec 2021
14 contributions7 helpful votes
We loved Sandies Bathala, everything on the island is so beautiful and clean. The vibe is so relaxed, the beach and sea was sublime and the staff are so attentive. With particular thanks to Waheed who had our table and drinks ready every day and also Bond for keeping our room so clean and tidy and we also loved the flowers on the bed. Thank you so much Sandies
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Over water villas are well worth it
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Response from Rainer Steinhilber, General Manager at Sandies Bathala Maldives
Responded Dec 11, 2021
Dear Lucy, Thank you for choosing to spend your honeymoon at Sandies Bathala Maldives and for taking the time to let us know how much you have enjoyed it. Your compliments are very much appreciated and we are glad that you have thoroughly enjoyed our resort and in particular the natural charm of our beautiful Island and the impeccable guest service. My team and I always try our very best to exceed the expectations of our guests and it certainly puts a smile on my face to know that you have had a wonderful stay. Both Waheed and Bond appreciate so much your kind words and they send their warmest regards to you. We all hope to welcome you back for another memorable holiday on the shores of Bathala. Sunny greetings Rainer
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PRICE RANGE
$464 - $1,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
adaaran club bathala hotel bathala island, adaaran hotel alifu atoll, adaaran hotel bathala
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bathala Island Resort
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollNorth Ari AtollBathala Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandies Bathala Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Sandies Bathala Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sandies Bathala Maldives?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a bidet, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sandies Bathala Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sandies Bathala Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jahaz, Jing, and Malamathi Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandies Bathala Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Sandies Bathala Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Sandies Bathala Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sandies Bathala Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Bathala Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sandies Bathala Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hindi, and Filipino.
Does Sandies Bathala Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.