Angaga Island Resort & SpaSouth Ari Atoll, Maldives
Located in the centre of South Ari Atoll and surrounded by some of the most famous dive sites in the Maldives, Angaga is a beautiful desert island with a quiet, laid-back atmosphere.
Only a 25 minute sea plane journey from Male, Angaga is a small natural resort with a white sand beach, turquoise lagoon, comfortable accommodation, spa facilities and stunning house reef.
The diving is run by the excellent Sub-Aqua Dive Centre who offer unlimited house reef diving and day trips to outer reefs on the east, west and south of South Ari Atoll, where manta rays, hammerhead sharks and on some occasions, whale sharks can be encountered.
To find out more about this area, visit our Maldives page.
Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.
We can book international flights for those residing in the UK and have access to a large number of different carriers, so just let us know where you would like to fly from and we will search for the best deals and connections for you.
Upon arrival in Male we arrange for you to be met by our ground representatives and shown to your seaplane transfer. The journey time is approx 25 minutes. We also liaise with the resort to arrange your seaplane transfer back to Male to tie in with your international flight or onward connection.
Guide price: 7nts / from £975pp*
Includes:meet and greet, sea plane transfers and 7nts half board accommodation in a twin/double Superior Beach Bungalow.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for double/twin share accommodation. International flights are not included in the price. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
A perfect way to experience the best of the Maldives would be to combine your island stay with a liveaboard or another resort. As all our holidays are completely tailor-made this allows us to put together the perfect itinerary for you to suit your exact requirements.
Get some rest
Angaga offers 90 guest rooms in 3 different room types comprising of beach bungalows, water bungalows and the newly built, superior water bungalows. All room types have air-conditioning, fridge, flat-screen TV with movie channel and tea/coffee making facilities.
The 50 free standing Beach Bungalows are located around the edge of the island and are detached with thatched roofs. The rooms are light and spacious with large partially open air bathrooms. The veranda has a Maldivian style swing, where you can sit comfortably and relax whilst enjoying the beautiful beach view in front of your bungalow. The maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
The 20 Water Bungalows are built over the lagoon and have a four poster double bed, bathroom with shower and bathtub, private deck and direct access to the ocean. The maximum occupancy is 3 adults.
The 20 Superior Water Bungalows are built over the lagoon and are newly decorated with four poster king sized bed and bathroom with rain-shower and bathtub. The Superior Water Bungalows have a large private sun deck with comfortable sun loungers, sun umbrella and direct access to the ocean. The maximum occupancy is 3 adults.
Enjoy your stay
The resorts main open-air restaurant overlooks the beach and serves varied buffet-style meals of local Maldivian and International cuisine. The main bar has a large sun terrace, sandy floor and serves snacks and drinks throughout the day. There is also a sunset bar located at the end of the water villa jetty where you can enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sunset.
The water sports centre offers various activities, such as snorkelling, paddle boarding, windsurfing, jet-skiing, wind surfing, catamaran sailing etc. There is also a fitness centre where you will find cardio equipment and weights, together with tennis and squash courts.
For the less energetic, you can visit the island’s Duny Thai Spa where you can indulge in a traditional Thai massage or various other relaxing treatments.
Angaga can also organise trips and excursions during your stay, such as whaleshark and manta spotting, sunset cruises and visits to local island villages.
Angaga is perfectly located to access some of the best dive sites on both the western and eastern sides of South Ari atoll. Diving is excellent with a mix of channel, thila and reef dives where you can see stingrays, hammerheads, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays throughout the year. Mantas and whalesharks can also be found here year round, however, the peak time would be during the northeast monsoon.
The resorts dive centre, Sub-Aqua, offer boat diving with trips departing twice a day and unlimited house reef diving. The house reef runs close by the island and is a coral drop off with excellent fish life. It is home to many turtles, whitetip sharks, blue-spotted rays, batfish and grouper. In 2016 the dive centre started a coral transplantation and nursery project to help rebuild reef that has been affected by El Niño. These corals are growing at a remarkable rate and the resort now offers guided Fluo Night Diving. This is a special dive using an Ultra Violet lamp and a yellow filter for the mask. The dive centre recently discovered that the transplanted corals glow a vibrant fluorescent yellow, making this a unique night diving experience!
Ready for your next adventure?
Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010
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