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- Get the five-star experience without the five-star price tag
- Secluded beach-front location overlooking Hanifaru Bay
- Multilingual dive instructors who specialise in private tuition
Aveyla Manta Village is an environmentally-conscious resort offering guests a five-star experience without the five-star price tag. The resort boasts superb facilities, highly-trained staff, and an unbeatable beach-front location overlooking Hanifaru Bay – providing direct access to the incredible manta congregations.
About Aveyla Manta Village
Aveyla Manta Village was built in 2014, and is the brainchild of two locals with a shared passion for diving. Boasting a combined experience of over 30-years in the dive industry, the pair travelled the Maldives in search of the perfect spot to build their resort – settling on an idyllic beach overlooking Hanifaru Bay in the heart of the Maldives’ only UNESCO marine biosphere reserve. Designed in an authentic style, this resort provides affordable luxury with a touch of village charm.
Despite its secluded location, Aveyla Manta Village offers all the comforts of a larger and more sophisticated hotel, and is ideally situated to experience the very best of what the Maldives has to offer. Extensive palm-lined beaches, spectacular diving opportunities, and authentic island experiences combine to create a truly unforgettable trip.
Explore the resort
Aveyla’s Loamafaanu Restaurant boasts a state of the art kitchen and is located beside the beach, allowing guests to enjoy the day’s catch with the sand between their toes. Buffet and a la carte options are available and the menu includes a fusion of traditional and modern cuisine with an emphasis on flavour and quality ingredients. Special dining experiences can also be organised including romantic beach dining, secluded meals on a sandbank, and beach barbecues. The Juice Bar is open throughout the day and serves wholesome juices and delicious milkshakes.
Aveyla Manta Village offers simple luxury, allowing guests to relax on the secluded sundeck, on the private white sand beach, or in a hammock slung beneath the shade of the palm trees. Other more energetic activities provided at the resort include stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing. Hanifaru Bay is just five minutes from Aveyla Manta Village, providing incredible snorkelling experiences – particularly June to November when it is visited by huge congregations of manta rays. Snorkelling excursions, dolphin watching, sunset cruises and big game fishing are also offered by the resort. Weekly Maldivian cultural events are hosted at Aveyla, showcasing the best of local talent, as well as regular discos, and films screenings.
Diving from Aveyla Manta Village
Aveyla’s modern and fully-equipped dive centre is located just around the corner from the resort and is run by Liquid Salt Divers. This PADI 5-Star dive centre was purpose-built and has established a reputation for professionalism and comfort. Full diving or snorkelling equipment can be rented from the dive centre and nitrox is also available. Liquid Salt Divers offer a 20-foot speedboat and a 54-foot excursion boat equipped with a sundeck, marine toilet, fresh water, first aid kit, and oxygen.
The dive centre boasts up to 20 incredible dive sites within a 15-minute cruise, offering a variety of experiences from challenging channel dives to chilled-out drifts. Liquid Salt Divers’ multilingual instructors teach PADI courses from beginner to professional and specialise in private or semi-private tuition.
Conservation at Aveyla Manta Village
Aveyla group continually looks for ways in which to contribute to the development of the local community. Owners and staff are deeply invested in minimising its impact on the environment and all their electricity comes from solar sources. They encourage responsible diving to maintain their thriving ocean environment and are a Green Fins member resort.
- Top up your vitamins at the juice bar or sample a variety of other delicious beverages – Aveyla's milkshakes posses near legendary status!
- Heading out fishing? The staff will happily organise a beach barbecue to grill your day's catch.
Diving in Baa Atoll
Schooling reef fish
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubble Maker, Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Adventure Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, specialities