Bathala Maldives


Bathala is a Maldivian island located on the eastern edge of the North Ari Atoll, near to the outer atoll barrier. You can reserve either a beach bungalow or an overwater villa for your stay at this resort. Sandies Bathala is also one of the best value all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives, with excellent diving and snorkelling nearby. The island, which is home to the Sandies Bathala resort, is in a favourable location, and its waters are rich in fish species.

The resort is part of the Planhotel company and the third Sandies Resorts property. It is a 4-star hotel with all the amenities and a basic style that is ideal for families, friends, and couples, as well as diving enthusiasts who may visit the famous Werner Lau Diving Center. Malé International Airport is only 15 minutes away by seaplane from the resort.

Starting from




Ari Atholhu Uthuruburi (Alifu Alifu Atoll)

Transfer Time

15 Minutes

Transfer Mode




Distance from Airport


Nearest International Airport

Velana International Airport


Beach Bungalows

OneBedroom Beach Bungalow


The beach bungalows in Sandies Bathala face the beautiful and calm waters of the blue lagoon. Each bungalow has custom-designed furniture, a bathroom with a double basin and an open-air shower. Guests can relax on their own covered veranda in front of the white powdery beach. A quick swim from the beach takes you to the island’s house reef. Its waters are home to an impressively large number and variety of fish species.


Maximum occupancy: 03 Adults or 02 Adults & 01 Child

Total floor area: 37 m²

  • Private Deck
  • Veranda
  • Direct Beach Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Double Basin

These bungalows are on the beachfront with direct beach access to the stunning views of the blue ocean.

These bungalows are designed in white and brown tones and are cosy with a touch of modernity.

This bungalow features an open-air bathroom and a private veranda.

The resort is accessible by a 15-minute seaplane from Velana International Airport.

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Water Villa

One-Bedroom Water Villa


These Water Bungalows have a two-tiered deck and are nestled on the ocean, providing access to the Indian Ocean’s incredible panoramic views. Inside the bungalow, you will find a luxurious king-size bed, a comfortable sofa, and a desk. The bathroom has double basins and a large walk-in shower. There is a private terrace furnished with an outdoor dining table and sun loungers. From their private terrace, guests can spend hours admiring the blue lagoon. Guests can also climb down from the stairs to the mesmerising blue ocean.


Maximum occupancy: 03 Adults & 1 Child or 02 Adults & 02 Children

Total floor area: 45 m²

  • Over the Water
  • Private Terrace
  • King Size Bed
  • Sofa Bed
  • Double Basin

These bungalows are nestled above the blue lagoon and have quick and easy access to the ocean.

These Water Bungalows feature a private terrace, a large walk-in shower, and custom-made furniture, ensuring comfort and luxury.

The split-level interior of the bungalow is spacious and gives you access to the panoramic views of the blue ocean.

The resort is accessible by a 15-minute seaplane from Velana International Airport.

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Enjoy the stunning scenery while feasting on international cuisine.

Cuisine: Mediterranean, International, Seafood, Local Delicacies, Maldivian, Pizzaria, Italian

Restaurant Type: All Day Dining Restaurant, Oceanfront Dining Restaurant, Beachside Restaurant

Dietary Preferences / Allergies: Please Inform Us of Any Special Dietary Requirements in Advance of Your Arrival

The Island Gallery restaurant has a breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet featuring international cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. The restaurant contains live cooking stations where diners may enjoy delicacies including fresh local fish, pasta, and regional specialties in an exquisite yet relaxed setting. Guests can indulge in authentic Italian pizza baked by the restaurant’s pizzaiolo. Each day, our international kitchen staff prepares delicious, thematic dishes.

  • Breakfast: 07:30 hrs - 10:00 hrs

  • Lunch: 13:00 hrs - 14:30 hrs

  • Dinner: 20:00 hrs - 21:30 hrs

  • Open Kitchen

Bars & Lounges


Island Bar, Underwater Bar, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar

Sit back and enjoy a refreshing tropical drink or cocktail on the white coral beach under palm trees. 

The Island Bar is a wonderful spot to relax and unwind in the cool shade of swaying palm trees. Guests can enjoy all-inclusive drinks, house wine, local beer, water, and juices that are available here. From 10:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 18:00, they serve snacks with tea and American coffee. After 18:00, they provide a selection of cocktails and spirits, with premium and international drinks available for an extra charge.

  • Bar: 10:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs

  • Snacks: 10:00 hrs - 12:00 hrs

  • Wine Menu
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bar Snacks Menu
  • Light Bites Menu
  • Cocktail Menu



Engage in water sports and trips to nearby islands to add some adventure to your vacation.

At Sandies Bathala, guests can participate in a variety of exciting activities during their stay. The world-class Werner Lau Diving Center, run by the resort’s experienced dive team, offers courses ranging from open water to professional diving. Guests can explore the reefs and marine life by participating in one of the resort’s snorkelling excursions, which include sunset snorkelling, adventure snorkelling, and snorkelling with a marine biologist. In addition to this, there is sunset fishing and private dhoni trips available. Guests can partake in this one-of-a-kind fishing experience, during which the resort’s skilled chefs will prepare the fish they catch. And a memorable trip to a private sandbank can also be arranged.

  • Swimming Pool (Daily): 08:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs

  • Diving and Watersports: 08:30 hrs to 17:30 hrs

  • House Reef Dive
  • Snorkelling
  • Snorkelling Excursions
  • Sandbank Visit
  • Dhoni Cruise
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Aquarium
  • Sunset Fishing
  • Diving
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming
  • Swimming Lessons


Celebrate your love for your partner in classy and elegant fashion at a beautiful resort.

If getting married on an exotic beach that is bathed in the seas of the ocean has always been your dream, then Sandies Bathala is without a doubt the location that you have been searching for to celebrate your renewal of vows. The resort’s wedding packages include couples’ spa treatments, romantic beach dinners, private Dhoni cruises, and much more. In addition, guests can customise their honeymoon package by adding other experiences and services.

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  • Wedding Package
  • Wedding Pavilion
  • Wedding Planning
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Romantic Experiences
  • Romantic Dining
  • Private Beach Dinner
  • Honeymoon Experiences
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Candle-Lit Dinner



Island Spa

Unwind and recharge with one of our personalised spa treatments.

MVUA SPA offers signature treatments, massages, rituals, manicures, pedicures, and beauty treatments in their indoor and outdoor massage rooms, which feature amazing views of the ocean. At MVUA SPA, guests will find everything they need to relax their body and mind. The tempting treatments are based on old Asian, African, and European practises that are meant to calm the spirit, refresh the body, and improve the mind. The mvua African rain spa captures the beauty and mystery of the African environment and invites visitors to Sandies Bathala to slow down and enjoy a special and unique experience.

  • Daily: 09:00 hrs - 20:00 hrs

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Healing Massages
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Massage
  • Body Wrap
  • Body Scrubs
  • Foot Massage


In the Villa

  • Private Deck
  • Veranda
  • Direct Beach Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Double Basin
  • Over the Water
  • Private Terrace
  • King Size Bed
  • Sofa Bed

In the Bathroom

  • Outdoor Shower

Island Facilities

  • Over the Water
  • Island Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Snorkelling Excursions
  • Scuba Diving Centre
  • Romantic Dining
  • Island Spa
  • House Reef Dive
  • Wedding Package
  • Wedding Pavilion
  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Local Island Excursions
  • Watersports and Activities
  • Diving Centre



  • The standard check-in time is 14:00 Hrs on the day of arrival. Early check-in requires the booking of an additional night at the full nightly rate.
  • The standard check-out time is 12:00 Hrs on the day of departure. Late checkout requires the booking of an additional night at the full nightly rate.