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Island Facts:

Island Size: Length 0.925 km (0.575 mi) - Width 0.350 km (0.217 mi)
Island Population: 1200
Distance from International Airport: 87.85 km
By Boat from Male': around 6 hours by Ferry Boat - low budget
By Speedboat from Male': around 02 hour 30 minutes
By Domestic flight: Around 25 minutes by domestic flight to Maamingili Airport and then by Ferry boat
 

Island Description

Dhangethi is one of the inhabited islands of South Ari (Alif Dhaal) Atoll. Pristine white sand bikini beach, excellent non-stop food, daily excursions to unreal dive/snorkel spots, and an immaculately modern budget accomodation it's all about Dhangethi island.

Dhangethi itself, is very quiet and beautiful, and the people are very friendly. The village is so quiet and nice and you will need a short time to explore the whole island. Take a stroll down shopping street and enjoy the sunset.

Tourism and fishing are the main sources of income on the island. Dhangethi Island is near to the Maldives famous Whale shark point which is one of the main reasons to visit in Dhangethi. Tourist are attracted to Dhangethi due to an authentic beach experience, nearby luxury resorts and snorkeling and diving spots around the Island. Daily Excursions are carried out to entertain the Tourists in the Island. Other money-making activities include lodging, handicraft, carpentry and boat building. There are eight minimarts, 4 restaurants and cafes and 12 souvenir shops on the island. Also you will find the hospital, school, cultural centre, mosque, football field and a telephone company office.

The main attraction allied with Dhangethi is the glorious dive sites bordering the island. Located is in the heart of South Ari Atoll, Dhangethi is home to enigmatic Mantas and gentle whale sharks, the most sought after sea creatures among divers and snorkeling fans. All in all, the island with the abundant waters and a richer heritage is a delight to the visiting tourists and is a surefire drive towards one of the best local experiences of your trip

The island has a small fenced off area for the tourist beach. Only 2 minutes walk from the village is a bikini beach with beautiful white sand. The beach is cleaned daily. It even has facilities like a shower and toilet. Only problem is the lack of shade. There are only few trees that offer shadow and the "umbrellas' on the beach are made of netting material and still a lot of sun comes through. Hope in the future here some better good umbrellas and maybe matrasses on the sun beds would really be the final touch.

From the beach you can easily snorkel to a house reef, where you can spot a lot of colorful fish and other creatures, including sharks, rays and turtles. House reef is best explored from the outside where drop off is. But during the tide there is a very strong current. And so a good idea for newbies to swim in the morning time. But if you like snorkelling, you should really go for a snorkelling exursions with the local dive center, to see more!

An array of water-sports and other fun activities such as kite surfing can be experienced here. The favorable Water Sports Activity guests could indulge in are: jet ski, double dog, banana ride, water ski, wakeboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, catamaran, SUP and much more.

Also you can enjoy: turtle snorkeling, night fishing with BBQ, dolphin watch trips, sunset cruise, island hopping, snorkeling exursions to the nearby reefs (including night snorkelling), sailing traditional dhoni, maldivian night and cultural shows and more ... everything depend on your imaginations.

Island Health Center / Hospital Detail:           Dhangethi Health Centre

Accomodations to Book

Classified
ARISTON DHANGETHI INN
ARISTON DHANGETHI INN (✸✸✸)
Dhangethi
Classified
MALA BOUTIQUE
MALA BOUTIQUE (✸✸✸)
Dhangethi

Transportation to Choose

Speed Boat

Speed Boat

Speed Boat is a little fast mode of travel to the island. Equipped with L-Jackets. A small bottle of Water & vomiting bag will be provided on board

Speed Boat Operator:

FAZAA SPEED: Ph 791 1177

YOOLEE SPEED: 744 5429 

Boat Ferry - low budget

Boat Ferry - low budget

For budget traveler’s cheapest way is by Ferry-Boats or by Cargo-Ferry. Strong to sea wt L-Jackets. It is adventurous & for couples it can be a rom- journey - enjoy watching waves while listening to sea breeze. Boat provides sitting/sleeping area+a toilet. Do pack S/drinks, water bot, few fruits n biscuits to add joy n energy. Rem to bring anti-vomit tab incase

MTCC Ferry Boat:

Ticket Counter Male' Tel: 300 1463

MTCC Ferry Boat Mobile: 799 8821

Domestic Flight

Domestic Flight

A comfortable and convenient way to travel to distant local island is by Domestic flight