Gangehi Island Resort & Spa

Tropical Paradise

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A secluded and quiet island with lush vegetation and white sand beaches, a spectacular and unique place in the world. Protected by its own barrier reef, the Island is a jewel of white sand, shaded by coconut palms and surrounded by a crystal clear sea. Marine life is of rare beauty: an incredible variety of tropical fish swim around the atoll along with sea turtles, manta rays, sharks and dolphins.


Located in the North Ari Atoll, Gangehi Island is a small luxury resort that can be reached in 25 minutes by seaplane from the capital Malè. This secluded and peaceful island features lush vegetation surrounded by a coral reef that overlooks a large and picturesque lagoon on one side.


Gangehi Island Resort offers 45 luxury rooms divided into Overwater Deluxe Villas, very elegant and spacious with a characteristic and refined décor and Maldivian-style architecture, Overwater Villas, strategically configured to enjoy the sunset and the splendid lagoon, Beach Villas, overlooking the sea, Garden Villas and Club Rooms in the garden area, and a single Family Garden Villa with two bedrooms and separate bathrooms.

Restaurants and Lounge Bar

The VELI Restaurant, the main buffet restaurant overlooking sea and beach, offers delicious Italian, Oriental and international specialities. For private and romantic dinners, fish menus with fresh lobster can be booked at an additional cost.
The THARI Lounge & Restaurant is the new and elegant à la carte restaurant and bar with open kitchen, where you can enjoy delicious fish-based dishes or sip a cocktail (for a fee) while gazing at the breathtaking sunset.
The panoramic KANDU Bar, directly overlooking the sea is open all day; it offers fresh fruit juices, cocktails, imported wines and spirits and is an ideal meeting point to spend pleasant moments and relaxing evenings.

Activities & Relaxation

Every day, you can choose from the numerous activities suggested by our staff.
The white sand beach that blesses most of the island is equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. All activities on the island are mindful of the privacy of guests: you will be in one of the last paradises on earth where nothing is out of place.
The sparkling Blue Ocean is the protagonist on the island and it is not surprising that most of the sports offered at Gangehi are enjoyed on the sea or below sea level. The beautiful coral reef can easily be reached from the shore.
The Resort offers daily free snorkelling tours, and canoes are available for guests to explore the sea surrounding the island.
Thanks to its strategic location in the North Ari Atoll, the Gangehi Island Resort can recommend countless dive sites suitable for both beginners or experienced divers, with multilingual PADI and SSI instructors.
At the Ginger Spa, the treatments blend with a spiritual and meditative experience, which allows you to achieve total wellness of body and mind.
Coconut palms and white beaches frame the luxury facility made up of four original old wooden cottages transported from Kerala, the cradle of Ayurveda.
Antique furniture and decorations, candlelight, oriental music and mysterious aromas are the elements of your unique experience.
In the original boutique, in addition to local craftsmanship, two highly skilled tailors can make tailor-made suits in a short time with a wide range of fabrics.

Diving Center

Thanks to its strategic location in the North Ari Atoll, the Gangehi Island Resort can recommend countless dive sites suitable for both beginners or experienced divers, with multilingual PADI and SSI instructors. The PADI and SSI Dive Centre offers exciting and safe diving for adventurous guests surrounded by marine life and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. It guarantees the highest level of quality and professionalism. Whether you are a young diver, a family, a beginner or a group of experienced divers, we invite you to dive with us to discover the fantastic underwater world of the Maldives!
We can offer a variety of diving courses, from beginners to different diving levels. The NITROX tank is FREE for certified Nitrox Divers. We are open for business from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.
You can find us near the lobby and the main pier. Our experienced multilingual instructors offer a professional and friendly service. Our services are currently offered in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German.
Our team will help you check in and give you all the information about dive sites and diving regulations and safety. For check-in, please bring your diving certification, logbook and any medical certificate you may have. Inside the Diving Centre, you can find a classroom with armchairs and television, a space dedicated to browsing fish books and a small shop.
All diving equipment is brand new and we can also supply BCDs, regulators, fins, masks, wetsuits, dive computers and dive lights. We offer aluminium 10 and 12 liter cylinders fitted with valve tank suitable for DIN and INT. We do not offer double valves. Our boat (traditional Maldivian dhoni), equipped with toilet, shower, solarium, radio, mobile phone and life jackets will offer divers an comfortable trip. Our dhoni crew will offer you tea, fruit and cookies between dives and while sailing. A morning and an afternoon dive are organised daily. We also organise full day excursions, during which we offer breakfast and lunch on board and night dives. Private instructors and private boat charters are available for guests who wish to have the exclusive attention of one of our instructors and the privilege of diving without other divers. A true 5-star experience!

Do you need additional information?

Write to us if you are interested in spending your next holiday in this property, or if you need advice to better organise your trip. Our team is at your disposal and will be happy to help you.

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