Safari Island Resort Maldives And Luxury Boats

A 20 minute seaplane flight takes you to Safari Island Resort located in the heart of North Aril Atoll. It is approximately 60km from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. The island is very tiny, you can easily walk around in a few minutes. One side of the island is a clear lagoon and a rich house reef on the other. A thread of 15 Semi-Water Bungalows run on one tip of the island. The opposite end is a jetty leading to 39 Water Bungalows. The 30 Beach Bungalows are on the island part in exotic green vegetation including palm trees. All the 84 rooms come with sea view.

Airport transfers

The resort can be accessed by seaplane that operates only in day time. If you are arriving at night you will have to fly the resort the following day. Not far from the resort is a domestic airport named Maamingili Airport. The domestic flight operating to this destination is Flyme. If you are arriving by domestic flight you will still need a sea-based transfer to reach the resort.

Diving and Snorkeling

The house reef is just minutes from the shore. Safari Island Resort is one of the few islands having house reef so close to the island. It is definitely convenient for addicted snorkelers who spend most of the time enjoy at sea. Despite the closeness to the reef, the opposite side of the island have no reef and just clear blue waters if anyone is interested. The lagoon is ideal for watersports.

Beach Bungalow

45 sqm in size
Hot and cold fresh water
Bathtub with separate shower and air-condition, Wc
Mini refrigerator
Flat screen TV with cable channels
Hair dryer, telephone
Tea / Coffee making facility
Bamboo furniture, Sun chair
Bathroom amenities include Bathrobe, Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel
Free wifi in the room

Semi-water Bungalow and Water Bungalow

The amenities are mainly same as Beach Bungalow except a Glass-bottom table which is provided in these two room categories. There is a private sun deck at the back, stairs giving direct access to the lagoon.

Luxury Cruise Boat

View from a Luxury Boat shows the island and Water Villas. Cruising around in the India Ocean on a calm and peaceful day. 3 Luxury Boats of Safari Island leaves the islands. The Luxury Boats returned to the island and stays at the jetty. View from the ocean shows the island with the restaurant.

Luxury Boat makes this island special and unique. The ancient looking boats actually come with modern luxury and comfort. Palm leaf thatched roof of the boat may make you like one of those in the island. You have a large bed, hot water showers and other amenities just like a villa on the island. At the front there is a large day-bed to give you an unobstructed view as the boat cruises to your favourite spots in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy sunrise and sunset in peace and harmony. Your butler will be eager to catch a fish for you and cook as you like. Or you may want to try out fishing by yourself. Keen to see a whale shark? Some of the popular whale shark spots are not too distant from Safari Island Resort. Just ask your butler to go there and you can enjoy the cruise till your butler come back to help you wear snorkeling gears. Just jump off the vessel and swim with the whale sharks. Fulfill your dream. Take many photos. But, remember not to touch the whale shark. Even though its huge in size, a gentle touch could cause infections in the skin and eventually become dead.

The boats are very unique and look artistically traditional but offers modern comfort and luxury furnishing. Bathroom have hot & cold fresh water. The boat is air-conditioned. Other amenities include Mini refrigerator, DVD player, TV, hair dryer, fully equipped kitchen, deck chairs and table, day bed. Bathroom amenities include bathrobe, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel. Snorkeling and fishing equipment is provide on board.

Resort Facilities

Reception 24 hrs
Bar and Coffee Shop over water
Overwater Restaurant
Dive Centre
Watersports Centre
Free Wifi

Excursions / Activities

Full day island hopping, half day island hopping
Snorkeling, night fishing, morning fishing
Scuba diving, Cataman, Canoe, Windsufing, Water ski
Table tennis – Free
Volleyball – Free
Dart – Free
Night life / Entertainment: Disco, soft music, live band etc. scheduled over the week.


The main restaurant serves buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, buffet dinner. Coffee Shop serves light meals and snacks. Open from 08.30 am till 10.00pm.

Other information

safari island map

Accepted Credit Cards: Master, Visa, American Express
Accepted Currencies: USD, Euro, English Pound, Travelers Cheques.
Medical facilities: First aid on the resort, further treatment at near by Mahibadhoo Island.

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