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Maldives / North Ari Atoll
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Mala Boutique Inn Maldives


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Mala Boutique Inn Maldives

3 star hotel
Beach Road, Dhangethi, Maldives
7 rooms
No Internet

South Ari Dive

PADI 5 Star Dive Center
Walking distance
Max 3 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Snorkel from island to island and end the day with night fishing and a beach BBQ
  • Marine biologists at hand at the nearby PADI Dive Center
  • Dive with mantas, whale sharks, turtles, tropical fish, corals
  • Personalised service, experienced staff
  • One of the island's best pastry chefs lives on site!
  • En-suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and plenty of hot water
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 55.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 95.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Mala Boutique Inn Maldives

Dive Center


  • Newly-established PADI 5* Dive Center on Dhangethi, opening Sept 1st
  • Super flexible dive service, personalised itineraries 
  • Small groups, max 3 divers to 1 guide
  • Huge underwater variety within 10- 40 mins drive
  • A spacious Dhoni with camera facilities and powerful 4 person speed boat
  • Multilingual instructors, Russian and French on request
  • State of the art equipment, digital classroom, air con
  • Resident marine biologist, whale shark and manta research 


South Ari Dive Center is a newly-established PADI Dive Center on Dhangethi Island. 

Marine protected coral shallows or challenging pinnacles, steep walls and channels- South Ari Atoll has it all. 2 tank dive trips set off each morning to dive sites between 10 and 40 minutes away. 

The dive team offers personalized dive itineraries, and group sizes are kept to a maximum of 3 divers. A full range of PADI recreational training is available, including Project AWARE specialties. 

South Ari Dive plan to become the largest database for whale sharks and manta rays in South Ari Atoll by 2035.  The new dive center has invested in state of the art equipment, an 18 person air conditioned meeting room, digital classroom and filling station. 

A resident marine biologist holds bi-weekly presentations; one on Maldivian marine life and the other to share progress on the whale shark and manta program. 


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PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Resort Amenities

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Beach Volleyball


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant


  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)

Resort Description

Mala Boutique Dhangethi is an intimate beachfront guesthouse on Dhangethi Island, South Ari Atoll. 

Ari Atoll gives you chance to dive with mantas, whale sharks and many more tropical reef fish. Explore coral shallows or visit the channels for more challenging drift dives.

The inn is comprised of a double-story whitewashed building on the beach. Spend your time enjoying breakfast on the white sand beach, go island hopping, snorkelling with turtles, mantas and whale sharks or night fishing with a BBQ.

The restaurant is managed by one of the best pastry chefs in the Maldives and it is possible to visit a wide selection of nearby luxurious resorts using Mala's complimentary speedboat.

Staff members have experience working in high-end Maldivian resorts, allowing you to receive first class service at a fraction of the cost.

How to get there


  • The best way to get to the Mala Boutique Dhangethi is via speed boat from Male. 
  • The resort will arrange a speed boat pick up for you. The journey will take around 1hr 30 mins and there is an additional fee. 
  • If you would like to arrange an air taxi with Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) to pick you up from another Maldivian island, this is possible via the resort if given at least 2 weeks notice. 
  • The last speedboat departs at 4pm, so your flight must land before 3pm or you may have to spend a night in Male and travel the following day. On Fridays, your flight must land before 2 pm due to differing schedules. 


  • It is best to return to the airport using the resorts speedboat service (additional cost). 
  • Your flight must depart after 10 am Male time, in order to make your connection. If your flight departs before this, you will have to travel to Male the afternoon before and stay overnight at your own expense. 


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