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Bathala Hotel

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Maldives, Indian Ocean
Maldives Islands

Bathala is a charming and lush tropical island surrounded by white powdery sand where guests can revel in the natural beauty of their surroundings and enjoy this laid-back retreat and the simple pleasures in life. Offering excellent value for money, the Bathala is a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers alike with crystal clear waters and one of the best house reefs in the area.

Accommodation at the Bathala Hotel:

The quaint white-washed villas are circular-shaped and dotted around the fringes of the sun-soaked island. All villas open out onto the stunning white sandy beach and turquoise sea. Each comes equipped with air-conditioning, a small fridge, semi-open air garden bathroom, hairdryer and sunbeds.

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Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi in selected areas
  • Diving*
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Game room
  • Boutique with drugstore
  • Cocktail Bar and Lounge
  • 24 hour reception
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

The Local Area

Bathala is an island in the Maldives, located in the north Ari Atoll eastern side, close to the outer atoll barrier. Its waters boast a remarkable richness and variety of fish species. The resort is only 15 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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** Magical place to stay **

We have spend 7 days on Sandies Bathala island back in May 2022. That was the most memorable and beautiful vacation we ever had in our live. The island is very intimate, clean and quiet...

Food was amazing. All island staff is making you feel welcomed. Special thanks to our server Yaeesh :) and Alessia & Igor from Alpitour. You guys rock ! Huge thanks to all island staff for making my big 40th memorable by decorating my table with flowers, cake and Birthday card left in our room.

Sandies Bathala is piece of heaven.

Tina and Maciek beloved our stay on your island!!!

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Cute little resort

Review by JK2travel Dubai, United Arab Emirates

20 min seaplane (around 300$) and 15 min boat ride away from the airport.

First the resort might seem plain compared to other luxury resorts in Maldives but we had amazing time because of the staff!

The island is small and you can walk around in 10min. The food is served in one buffet restaurant, there is enough selection for everyone and it’s very tasty. Live cooking station each time...

Pizza was amazing!

We did sandbank trip which was well priced compared to usual Maldivian overpriced resorts.

The staff is what makes this resort stand out, we had volleyball with the staff. Ambiance is unique.

Special thanks to Matteo, Saif, Aik, Ahmed, who made our stay special!

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Honeymoon

Review by Dotekmeduzy Vendryne, Czech Republic

My wife wanted the Maldives. We chose a resort that will be small and there will not be a lot of people everywhere. We really did this, because we walked around the island on the beach in ten minutes...

The resort probably belongs to the Italian travel agency, because the Italians predominated here. Various animation programs and entertainment were also made by the Italian delegates. We had a beach bungalow and we don't regret it. The water bungalows must also be super, but at low tide the water bungalows did not look best without water. Rooms were cleaned daily and other snacks were delivered. We had a welcome gift package with fruit and a wish for the honeymooners. I would also appreciate security, because we always had valuations with a wallet somewhere, I did not use the safe at all and it did not occur to me. And everything was fine. The food was delicious, especially the beef and pizza were great. Lion beer was also excellent. Giant bats fly over the island, which do not bother, but are very noisy. Every day the trees and bushes were smoked, so no insects bothered us. Which I would definitely say for good. Fitness was small, no big weights. But good for stretching. My wife bought me a birthday dinner on the beach and the food was even up. I got a cake from the hotel. And of course it was a great romance.

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First Class!

Review by Ingold4 Morges, Switzerland

We stayed at Sandies end March for 9 days and didn't want to leave!! The Island and hotel were beyond our expectations!! We loved the hotel for its chic simplicity and cleanliness. We had a wonderful beach bungalow with the beach and house reef at our doorstep. I have never seen so many fish, the house reef is amazing for snorkelers...

What really makes this hotel is the staff, we don't want to pick out any one in particular as they were all so friendly and helpful which really made our stay special. The barmen were particularly good, one had a wicked sense of humour! The choice of food at the buffet was wonderful and varied every day and particularly liked the Maldivian corner. Our daughter was very impressed with the diving center and had some incredible dives. We also appreciated the extra day trips on offer and the free snorkel house reef tour with a marine biologist. There is also a small spa where a very a neck massage was very welcome after our long flights. I really cannot fault this hotel and we would definitely come back to Sandies Bathala if we have the chance to visit the Maldives again. A very big thank you to the Manager and his staff for giving us an unforgettable holiday in paradise. Until soon we hope!

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One Of The Best

Review by NorwichBella Oakham, United Kingdom

We love the smaller islands of the Maldives and have to say that for everything this is one of the best we’ve stayed at. The best two weeks in a long time due to the pandemic. Cleanliness in all areas was first class and to be able to walk round without a mask was an amazing feeling after so long...

The whole island was kept so clean by all of the staff out working when we used to walk around the island at 0700 to catch the sunrise. Spotless everywhere. We were met by Hassan for the dhoni ride over to the island after a lovely seaplane flight. He was fantastic, explaining in detail lots about the island before we got there. Took our shoes off as soon as we got on the island and they never went back on until we left. Our beach bungalow (112) was beautiful. Excellent position for us, steps from the beautiful sea. Minimalist but everything we needed, perfect. Thank you to the lovely Saaif who kept it so clean and did the most amazing bed art. You were a star. The food in the restaurant at all meals was excellent. As non meat eaters we were totally spoilt by delicious curries, dahls and the amazing fresh fish cooked to perfection, rare, by the lovely Oshan. What a genuine lovely gentleman he was. The choice of food was fantastic, catered for everyone. Pasta station was great too. We had the most amazing fish and seafood dinner on the beach which was absolutely delicious. The fish we caught on our fishing trip was cooked to perfection. So thank you to all of the chefs. Our waiter for the two weeks was so brilliant. Yaeesh you are a credit to the company, great sense of humour, excellent with the customers, we had some real funny moments with this lovely young man. He looked after us for our beach dinner and opened his first bottle of fizz for a customer and did it superbly. If an award goes to staff he would definitely win one. Thank you Yaeesh you were very much appreciated by us and I hope our comments are passed to you. Also a big thank you to Abdullah who looked after us at breakfast sometimes. We are only sad that we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to you. All of the barman again amazing, always ready with the drink they know that you like. Had a couple of cocktails which were delicious, the Bathala special, yummy. They looked after everyone so we’ll. Saw some amazing sunsets from the bar. Just beautiful. The snorkelling is just the best here, an amazing house reef with numerous amazing marine life. Saw so many octopus this trip it was unbelievable, plenty of beautiful sharks, turtles, eagle rays, eels. Something different everytime we went out. Easy to access and exit the drop off even if the tide is out. The water sports team were fantastic with their knowledge and the trips we did great fun. Erica you are a fountain of knowledge and it was a real pleasure to meet you. Didn’t get to see our Manta this time but maybe next time 🤞🙏. If you want a beautiful small island, great food, drink , with an amazing reef this is the one for you. The staff are all a credit to the Plan Hotel Company Thank you

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