Graced with a private beach, sand banks and a small reef, Safari Island Resort has 39 overwater bungalows along with 15 more Semi-Overwater Bungalows that are perched just on the edge of the island. The resort has only 30 beach bungalows, so it's a smaller hotel, with only one restaurant plus a coffee shop and bar.
The overwater bungalows are smaller than most in the Maldives, but still larger than typical hotel rooms elsewhere. Each features a glass-bottom coffee table with direct views down into the lagoon below, plus steps down into the lagoon from the private sun deck. At launch the off season rates are among the most appealing in the Maldives, while the high season rates aren't quite so low.
The Safari Island Resort and Spa is located in North Ari Atoll, about 60 kilometers northwest of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.
15 Semi-Overwater Bungalows
39 Overwater Bungalows
30 Beach Bungalows
*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$400 per adult
The Duny Spa is a full service facility with a variety of massages and treatments.
To reach the Safari Island Resort you’ll need to fly to Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff and helped aboard sea-plane for the 20-minute flight to the island itself.
This resort hosts a whole range of reviews, some good and some less than ideal. Positive reviews detail a great staff that are consistently friendly, views that impress and great food. Negative reviews touch on difficult Wi-Fi, semi clean rooms and lack of a manager on-site to help answer questions and take care of concerns. It is important to keep in mind though that this resort is newer and complaints may be from kinks that will work themselves out over time.