Download GPX file for this article
3.8642572.8339Map mag.png

Ari

From Wikivoyage
Jump to: navigation, search

Ari (also Alif, Alifu) is an atoll in the Maldives. It is divided into two parts, North Ari (Alif Alif) and South Ari (Alif Dhaal).

Understand[edit]

Ari is the original Dhivehi name of the atoll, while Alif Alif and Alif Dhaal are administrative codenames for the northern and southern parts of it.

Map of Ari atoll

Inhabited Islands[edit]

North Ari Atoll[edit]

South Ari Atoll[edit]

  • 9 Dhangethi (Island of Moon)
  • 10 Didhdhoo
  • 11 Dhigurah
  • 12 Fenfushi
  • 13 Hangnaameedhoo
  • 14 Kunburudhoo
  • 15 Maamigili
  • 16 Mahibadhoo — capital of South Ari Atoll
  • 17 Mandhoo
  • 18 Omadhoo

Get in[edit]

Most of the inhabited islands can be reached by the public ferries from Male, run by MTCC company. Trip lasts from 3 to 6 hours and costs 51 MVR. There are also private companies that run fast ferries with prices about 45-65 USD (as of 2016) but the trip duration time gets decreased to mere 1-2 hours.

Resorts can also be reached by seaplane from Male, which takes 20-30 minutes.

Buy[edit]

Banks and ATMs are available only at atoll's capitals: Rasdhoo and Mahibadhoo.

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Mirihi. Resort with great diving even on the house reef.

Connect[edit]

All inhabited islands of the atoll have mobile coverage provided by two national mobile operators (Dhiraagu and Ooredoo), both offer 3G/LTE type of connection.

Go next[edit]

This region travel guide to Ari is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!