A 20 minute seaplane ride from Velana international airport to the heart of North Ari Atoll takes you to the tiny traditional island getaway known as the Safari Island Resort

This small island with 84 rooms is only a five minute walk around and makes for a unique authentic experience into traditional Maldivian lifestyle. One end of this island is filled with a clear lagoon while the other is home to a rich house reef teaming with marine life.

A thread of 15 Semi-Water Bungalows run on one tip of the island while the opposite end is a jetty leading to 39 Water Bungalows. Running across the island amongst the lush vegetation and coconut palm trees are 30 Beach Bungalows.

Luxury Boats make this island special and unique. These boats are artistically traditional looking boats that come with modern luxury and comfort. The Palm leaf thatched roofs of the boats have you feeling like a the boats are an extension to the villas on the island, even coming with a large bed, hot water showers and other amenities just like a villa on the island.

The main restaurant serves buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, buffet dinner where as a quaint Coffee Shop serves light meals and snacks.

  • Luxury
  • 4 star
  • 84 villas
  • Seaplane
  • 25 min
  • 60km km
  • North Ari Atoll
  • Dhoni Mighili Island

Villas Type

Beach Bungalow

Beach room with a luxury en suite bathroom featuring modern fittings including panorama glass mirrors and twin wash basins. Room opens out with a full glass door set to a private wooden deck with seating.

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Water Bungalow

Overwater villas featuring a stunning glass bottomed coffee table. Private sun deck at the back leading to the turquoise lagoon.

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Semi-Water Bungalow

Get the best of both beach and over water. Living spaces bathed in warm natural light, perched atop the turquoise lagoon. A full sea-facing wall opens out to the spacious over-water terrace and the expansive lagoon beyond.

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Lagoon Restaurant

Tropical paradise Safari Island is a true highlight of the Maldives region. A holiday in the Maldives would not be complete without a tour of our fantastic restaurant an icon in the Maldives.

Shaded with a magnificent white roof, and floating over the lagoon the main restaurant is where breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in an all-you-can-eat buffet style with variety of international and regional cuisines to please everyone’s taste.

The skilful chefs offer selectable international cuisine and ensures the best dining experience.

Enjoy buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner including lively Theme Nights. Sunday night dinner is Maldivian/Asian night with a themed menu and Soups, breads and desserts are homemade and the fresh, tropical fruits are delicious. The buffet lines also include live action, cooking station which our chefs prepare your food as your preference.

Palm Bar

Floating in the turquoise lagoon next to the main restaurant is the island bar where guests may enjoy drinks and spend leisure time. Open from morning until the last guest leaves, the bar also invites guests for daily happy hour (18:00 hrs – 19:30 hrs) with 20% discount on all drinks.

The coffee shop at the main bar also offers a range of coffee, light snacks or special meals which can be enjoyed in the spacious environment, serenaded by the sound of the waves and the salty ocean breeze.

Palm Bar will have a large bar counter, area with seating inside and out outside deck, over the lagoon, facing Seaview.

Sun Down Bar

The sundown bar set on a wooden deck with a view of the stunning lagoon turns into a splendid aair at sundown when nature paints a different scene every dusk. The golden sun sinks beneath the horizon casting a multitude of orange, red and pink hues across the sky and there is no place better to enjoy the show that at sundown bar, accompanied with a drink or two.

Pool Bar

Pool Bar offers drinks & snacks. All Inclusive guests can enjoy their entitled drinks.

Pool bar is open from morning 10:00 hrs – 22:00 hrs.

Guests require to bring their own beach towels from the rooms if they want to use it in the pool opening hours.

The Pool is open from Morning 08:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs. Please note that high level of Chlorine is put in the pool at night, therefore it is strictly prohibited to swim in the pool after 18:00 hrs for your own safety.

Pool bar hosts crab race on every Tuesday night from 21:00 hrs – 22:30 hrs

Guests can choose their own crab from the bucket of crabs and place them in the racing track where you win FREE Beers if your crab crosses the line first.



Joy Dive Maldives
The Dive Centre “Joy Dive Maldives” is under german management. Looking back to 20 years of experience in the Maldives, we offer a simple regulated and professionally organized diving operation.
In view of a most possible individual service, we are offering daily half-day trips (1 – 2 dives),full-day trips (3 dives) and early-morning, as well as night dives.
Great dive sites, such as “Fish-head” (only 12 minutes away) “Maaya Thila”, “Hafsa Thila”, “Manta Point”, “Fesdu Wreck” and many others in the near surroundings, offer breathtaking diversity of corals and fish.

Orientation Dive
Every diver will start his dive holiday with an orientation dive.
The idea of the orientation dive is to give you a safe chance to practice breathing underwater after a while,
to check the equipment and the correct amount of weights.
Furthermore, we will demonstrate to you the correct use of the Surface Marker Buoy.

House Reef
If you fulfil the minimum requirement for unguided diving (OWD with Adventure DEEP or equivalent and 30 logged dives, at least some of them in the last 18 months), you have the opportunity to dive on the house reef independently with a buddy.
There are 4 entry and exit points, marked by 4 buoys, with ropes to a depth of 20 m to help as an orientation for you.
House reef-tanks can be transported by our staff to the requested entry and collected again after your dive.

Float over fish and black-tip sharks in your kayak. Hear the wind whistling past as you slice up the waters on a wakeboard. There are so many ways to experience Safari Island waters from serene adventures on the sea to exciting offshore escapades. Just let us know your tastes and your skill levels and we will find the perfect offshore adventure for you.

Courses and rental equipment For beginner and experienced rider.

The fun and perfect workout training for the whole body.

Unlimited fun with wakeboard, waterski and sofa rides…

Explore the surroundings of Safari Island while sailing together with a professional guide.

Explore Safari Island house reef with one of our professional guides and get some amazing information about the marine life.


Breathtaking Safari Island journeys
A number of exciting excursions are scheduled weekly and whenever guests have had their fill of catching rays on the beach, they are welcome to sign up for an adventure at the reception. Our Guest Experiences Team is here to arrange the ideal island adventure for you, whether you join a group excursion or opt for a private experience.

Local Island Half Day
This adventure will help you to have more insights of real Maldivian way of Life, a chance to take a glance with the mosque and schools. See how Maldivian people live and experience their community. There are some souvenir shopping available as a present for your family and friends. Island names and surroundings: A.DH. Hanaamedoo, A.DH. Mahibadhoo, A.DH. OMadhoo, A.DH. Maalhos, A.DH. Himandhoo

Sunset Fishing 
Fishing is the lifeline of Maldives, for centuries it has been the livelihood of people; During your trip you will enjoy the glorious spectrum of sunset while discovering the traditional way of fishing by using lines and tuna as bait, on board on our authentic Maldivian Dhoni.

Snorkelling Safari
Join the snorkeling safari which will take you to the best reefs around North Ari Atoll where you can explore the wonders of the underwater world. Snorkel and enjoy some breathtaking reefs and fish life. You may get lucky and see turtles and stingrays. All will be under the watchful eye of our experienced guides.

Dolphin and Sunset Cruise
In Maldives, there are hundreds of dolphins around the islands. The best time to spot those dolphins is before sunset by passing through the channels and if you are lucky you can see the real fun show of the dolphins. This is a wonderful way to conclude your day and prepare for the evening Ahead. There is a 50/50 chance in seeing Dolphins.

Fitness Centre & Gym

Unleash the warrior in you and finish off sweatier and sexier than you’ve ever been before with our Fitness Centre. Relax & increase your muscle endurance. Improve your stamina. Shred fat with us!

Sports & Activities

Sports and recreational activities catered for everyone. Compete with your friends in games, or participate in ongoing competitions (limited time period) and name yourself a winner with exciting prices.

Outdoor Activities:
Tennis (Hours 06:00 am – 22:00 pm) – Chargeable
Beach Volley and soccer

Indoor Activities:
Table Tennis

Other Facilities

In-house travel library with 100 titles to choose from. Variety of genres include biographies, thrillers, travel, action, and entertainment. Have a browse from the extensive selection and borrow during your stay. Opening 24 hrs.

Opening Morning 06:00 am – 18:00 pm (as the pool will be chlorinated at night)

Boutique Shop / Souvenir Shop
Get some postcards and send them to your family and friends or find the best gifts for your loved ones back home. Need not worry about missing out any toiletries, or beach clothes. Run down to our boutique shop and you’ll find all available.

Duny Thai Spa

Its no secret that Spa therapies are an enhancement to life. We emphasize inner healing and the balance of mind, body and soul using a fusion of Eastern and Western philosophies and treatments set in contemporary oriental surroundings. Our treatments are designed to help you relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, but most importantly you will return home with more energy, greater focus and an enhanced sense of balance. Feel the benefits as you experience a touch of paradise here at Duny Thai Spa.


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