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TripAdvisor Reviews LUX* Maldives South Ari Atoll
Travel Blogs from South Ari Atoll
Wow! A stunning place! We arrived at our island by speed boat transfer from the airport jetty. They even let Mark drive the speedboat most of the way (slightly scary). A fabulous place and even better we was met by my cousin and her hubby waiting for us at the bar with lots of bubbly. It's lovely to spend time with family and we spent most of the first afternoon and evening ...
... being harassed by another load of divers from a different boat. Popular site. I really enjoyed it. And realised it's the first time that really, I've not been bored whilst diving here.
After a bit of sailing, we were a bit further North, at Maaya thila. Another good dive - amazing visibility. A few grey reefs. And a strong current (the only part I wasn't too pleased about!).
When we had just got out of the ...
... Then you get to the edge, and you cant help but catch your breath as you gaze down in the depths beneath you. You are on the edge of a enormous coral reef that stretches so far down that you cant see where it ends, reaching so far in the depths of the ocean. The coral wall is swarming with fish. Big fish, small colorful fish, brave ones that swim right up to you as if to say hello. I even spotted a small black shark swimming way down below into ...
... about 3 quarters of the way up is ideal - you are near enough but not on top of main bar and restaurant pool but passed the water sports and PADI section - you want to be away from the kitchens as well which are also next to the PADI centre.
Thought the pool addition was lovely - very well thought out and respectful of the environment There is a sunset coctail bar to the top ( just passed the afore mentiond other 6 ...
... water lapping at its shores, it is understandable why there is worry that the islands will disappear as the sea rises in the not so distant future.
It's history is the same as all of the other ports we have visited so far on this cruise...Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. Portugal sailors discovered, The Dutch invaded and then the English conquered. So interesting how the the European desire for spices (pepper, cinnamon, cloves and ...