Escape the island and enjoy the serenity and solitude of a sandbank for a few hours. Take out some snorkeling gear to explore the surrounding reef and have some refreshments in a beanbag under the umbrella.
Optional: Take away one of our Bliss-made picnic basket for a mouth watering lunch!
SWIM WITH THE LARGEST FISH ON THE PLANET
WHALE SHARK SNORKELING
South Ari Atoll is a unique spot, sporting some of the highest wild encounters of whale sharks in the world! On a clear and calm day, it’s not uncommon to spot multiple whale sharks.
With snorkeling gear, you’ll be able to swim alongside these giants with ease.
CATCH YOUR OWN MEAL
FISHING & BARBECUE
For centuries, the Maldives was primarily a nation of fishermen. Experience the traditional fishing lifestyle by joining the inhabitants of Dhigurah on their fishing adventures. Catch your own snapper, barracuda, grouper or other fish and have it barbecued on our rooftop or the beach!
SUP & CANOE
Be one with the sea and explore the shoreline on a canoe or a standup paddleboard. You can make your way to the tip of the island or to a popular Manta Ray spot that’s nearby the Dhigurah shoreline. Feel free to pack your snorkeling gear and make your own adventure. Word of caution: Balancing on a standup paddle board may look easier than it is!
MOTORIZED WATER SPORTS
Ready to get your adrenaline pumping? Jump aboard our 260 HP JetSki and race to the tip of the island in a matter of seconds! You can also either learn or master your wakeboard or water skiing skills. Want to happily bounce around? On our fun tubes and bananas, you can!
FROM THE DHONI (BOAT)
We have both Bottlenose and Spinner dolphins in Ari Atoll. They typically travel in small pods ranging from five to fifteen. On rare occasions, these smaller pods merge to form a super pod that can range anywhere from 50 to over 100 dolphins. We have also seen pilot whales swim alongside the dolphins.
BREATHE UNDER THE SURFACE
We welcome you to explore the underwater world by learning how to dive! If you are already certified, hop aboard the ‘Dhoni’ and be amazed by our surrounding nature.
South Ari Atoll is well-known for its amazing variety of fish and rich ocean life. Groupers, sweetlips, surgeonfish, fusiliers, moray eels, turtles, eagle rays, manta rays and many many more can be spotted. Nemo and Dory await you!
AROUND THE CORNER!
HOUSE REEF SNORKELING
Dhigurah’s house reef is stretching for a few kilometers on the outside of the atoll. It is easily accessible by a 10 minute boat ride and amazing wildlife can be spotted! Hawksbill- and Green turtles, eagle rays, black- and white tip reef sharks, eels and a variety of fish are no strangers to our reef. With a bit of luck, a whale shark could swim right next to you!
THE BIRDS OF THE SEA
The mantas that swim around Dhigurah are ‘reef mantas’. Although smaller than the oceanic mantas, the reef mantas are still pretty big, growing to an average wing span of 3-3.5 meters (9-11.5ft).
Hop on a boat to snorkel or dive with these animals around the corner! Or even better, paddle away on an SUP or canoe, take a mask and plunge in just outside of Dhigurah.
SURPRISE YOUR LOVED ONE
Something special to celebrate? We can arrange dinner setups on the beach for you and your loved one! Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset, followed by a special, three course, fresh seafood menu. After which we can light a private camp fire which you can enjoy in bean bags under the stars.