- Spacious and modern villas with private pools and stunning views
- Outstanding diving and reliable whale shark and manta sightings
- Foodie-focused dining with seven restaurants and 24-hour in-villa service
- Facilities for all including tennis, billiards, couples’ massages and yoga
Radisson Blu Maldives offers a tranquil escape into nature, surrounded by the beauty of South Ari Atoll. This private island resort boasts contemporary amenities and facilities for the whole family, making it a top pick for relaxing getaways. But there’s plenty of adventure to be had here too, including setting sail in search of South Ari's famous marine life and scuba diving the atolls famous sites. Back on land, sophisticated adults-only zones, foodie-focused menus, and nightly entertainment make it easy to get into the holiday spirit. And, if you prefer a bit more privacy, options like in-villa dining and secluded couples’ spa treatments deliver plenty of romance or peace and quiet.
About Radisson Blu Maldives
Part of the renowned family of Radisson resorts, this idyllic island hideaway offers laid back luxury, modern amenities, and cool contemporary design - in perfect balance with the surrounding nature for an unforgettable experience. You’ll enjoy pristine white sand beaches and a calm turquoise lagoon, and each of this island’s villas comes with its own private pool, so you’ll never have to worry about turning up early to save a spot in the sun. Visitors are free to dine and drink, play, and dance their days and nights away in this tropical paradise - with separate resort areas for kids and adults, ensuring that everyone has the time of their life!
This island is ideally situated in South Ari Atoll, famous for world-class scuba diving and snorkelling, stunning tropical vistas, and relaxed local islands. Take a day trip to neighbouring islands Maamigili, Fenfushi, or Dhigurah for an opportunity to explore authentic local culture, complete with six World Heritage coral stone mosques, secluded sandbanks, and unique experiences. Or, set off on an adventure in search of whale sharks and manta rays - with the occasional pot of friendly dolphins playing in the boat’s wake. Other activities include sports from parasailing and jet-skiing to kayaking and paddleboarding - and everything in between.
Explore the resort
Each of this tropical retreat’s luxurious villas is perfectly secluded, surrounded by lush gardens or sparkling sea. A sparkling white sand beach starts just steps from your front door and is backed by a calm lagoon. Weary travellers can rejuvenate with yoga and sumptuous services at the spa, which includes couples’ treatment rooms, over-water massage tables, and glass floors. Active guests can keep busy with full-sized outdoor tennis courts, billiards, and a well-equipped fitness centre, while the island’s kid’s club offers all-day activities and entertainment for the youngest travellers in your group.
Radisson Blu Maldives offers drinking and dining to suit every palate, with four speciality restaurants, ranging from casual bistro fare to fine dining. Japanese fusion dishes, traditional Maldivian cuisine, and dishes just for the kids are available every day, as are a wide selection of drinks from the resort’s bars. Stop in for a sundowner at Crusoe’s - an adults-only overwater perch with some of the island’s best views. Or, order your meals and drinks for in-villa service any time, day or night. Live music, evening entertainment, and fun themed nights also take place at the poolside bar, Eats and Beats.
Diving from Radisson Blu Maldives
Radisson Blu’s in-house dive centre offers a full range of PADI dive courses for kids and adults, starting with your very first breaths underwater. Embark on a guided leisure dive in South Ari Atoll, with chances to explore the region’s famous channels and thilas, home to thriving coral reefs, sharks, turtles, and clouds of colourful fish. Or, set off for a full or half-day tour in search of the region’s largest residents - whale sharks and manta rays. These dive and snorkel safaris can be customised to suit all skill and comfort levels.
Scuba students can expect outstanding facilities with comfortable oceanfront classrooms, professional-quality rental gear, and courses led by a highly trained international team of instructors. Divers will enjoy spacious and modern boats loaded with all they’ll need for the day’s adventures, private gear storage, nitrox if qualified, and friendly, hands-on service both in and out of the water. A variety of wind and watersports are offered alongside diving and snorkelling, including jet-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, and flyboarding.
- Be sure to pack a smart outfit or two for fine dining and drinking after dark!
- Plan at least one day for total rest and rejuvenation at the overwater Blu Spa.
- Take a day trip to one of the neighbouring islands - Maamigili, Fenfushi, or Dhigurah.
- This resort is located just minutes from Huruelhi Kandu, one of the atoll’s “can’t miss” dive sites.
Diving in South Ari Atoll
Whale sharkYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Manta RaysYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water