Gangehi Island Resort

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On the beach, white sand, beach towels, rowing
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, rowing
On the beach, white sand, beach towels, rowing
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Overview of Gangehi Island Resort

Gangehi Island Resort

4.5 star property
Upscale beachfront resort with restaurant, near Mathiveri Harbor

8.8/10 Fabulous

287 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
Gangehi Island, North Ari Atoll, Gangehi Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Beach towels
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
Feel at home
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Minibar

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About this area

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 53.3 miles/85.8 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Gangehi Island Resort

4.5-star luxury resort by the ocean
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a free manager's reception, and a terrace at Gangehi Island Resort. With a white sand beach, beachfront dining, and beach towels, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a Swedish massage or other spa services. The onsite international cuisine buffet restaurant, Veli Restaurant, features ocean views and al fresco dining. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like rowing/canoeing, volleyball, and ecotours. In addition to a coffee shop/cafe and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • A front desk safe, massage treatment rooms, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A porter/bellhop, luggage storage, and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, bar, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Gangehi Island Resort include thoughtful touches such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Separate sitting areas and daily housekeeping


English, Filipino, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 units


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 25 minutes away via seaplane. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Daily transfer service is offered by Maldivian Air Taxi between 9 AM and 3:30 PM. Guests arriving or departing outside of these hours are advised to book a local hotel room in Male or Hulhumale. Luggage in excess of 20 kg/person may incur a fee, payable to the seaplane company during flight check-in. Guests must pay the seaplane fee at checkout.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Free reception (select days)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach towels


  • Built in 1989
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • No elevator (single level property)


  • English
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Veli Restaurant - This beachfront buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Thari Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.
Kandu Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this bar specializes in international cuisine and serves light fare only. Open daily.
Thari Lounge Bar - This bar overlooks the ocean and specializes in international cuisine. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 100
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 50 (up to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 60.00 (subject to availability)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place.


Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gangehi Island Resort
Gangehi Island Hotel North Ari Atoll
Gangehi Hotel Ari Atoll
Gangehi Island Resort Resort
Gangehi Island Resort Gangehi Island
Gangehi Island Resort Resort Gangehi Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Gangehi Island Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Gangehi Island Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Gangehi Island Resort?
As of 1 October 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gangehi Island Resort on 24 October 2022 start from S$390, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Gangehi Island Resort?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Gangehi Island Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Gangehi Island Resort?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Gangehi Island Resort.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Gangehi Island Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Gangehi Island Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 60.00 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Gangehi Island Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rowing and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and volleyball. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center, spa services, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Gangehi Island Resort?
Yes, Veli Restaurant offers alfresco dining, international cuisine, and ocean views.
What's the area around Gangehi Island Resort like?
Gangehi Island Resort is a short 9-minute walk from Sunset Beach and 6 minutes' walk from Mathiveri Harbor.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Sanjeev, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This was the best honeymoon ever. We stayed in the over the water villa and we had the full board meal plan so only paid for drinks. The room was immaculate and comfortable. The wall AC worked well and kept the room cool as long as the curtains were pulled shut. The stairs to the water were the best thing about it all. The staff were amazing and we got to know a few of them through the week. The food was top notch except for breakfast(and I'm a really picky eater FYI). Things didn't stay warm on the buffet for breakfast. And that's pretty much my only complaint of the whole trip. You can always have something fresh made by the omlet/pasta bar chef. All water is bottled and has to be purchased unless you have all inclusive. The reef around the island is BOOMING with hundreds of different fish. Beautiful snorkeling. In the morning reef sharks hang out close to the beach by the bar. We did the manta ray excursion with the dive center staff. It is a MUST DO. And you don't have to be an olympian to do it. I'm of average activity level daily and did fine with the ocean currents during the snorkel with the mantas. We also did the sunset cruise. It was fun, but you don't really see the full sunset because of the wall of moisture. We did a couples massage. It was more than fairly priced and she was really great, I almost fell asleep a couple times. The sea plane transfers are arranged by the resort and is a nice little adventure. You get a sky view of the atolls.
Amanda, 8-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

This property is a scam. The staff lies and steals your money.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Aleksandra, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything since we arrived at the resort by speedboat to our departure was amazing and surpassed our expectations based on other reviews and photos. The island is simply stunning and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Every single member of staff that we had any dealing with could not have been more helpful and professional in their service. We would certainly recommend this resort and will hopefully be returning there at some point in the future.
Simon, 7-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

6-night trip
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4/10 Fair

5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place, pain to get to
Overall, the place is very lovely. The water is beautiful. There is a lot of effort into the gardening and the design of the Island. Room was very nice but could use a little bit of maintenance. The over the water lagoon room has a great view of the ocean and sunset, but be careful going down the stairs as they can be slippery. Water outside is shallow enough to swim in. Overall probably a 3.5 to 4 star hotel. The restaurants all have a nice view of the ocean. I suggest you get the all inclusive package (or at least one meal beyond breakfast) as the buffet meals are super expensive (50 for lunch, 60 for dinner). The Thari restaurant was excellent, but the portions were small in most cases. Really good deserts. Staff were nice. We were greated well and the restaurant staff and gardeners were generally friendly during our visit. They do clean the rooms and treat for pests outside, but you might still see some ants and roaches in your room. The only problem was when our departure to Male by seaplane got messed up. Not sure if this is the resort's fault or the airway's. For a flight leaving Male at 9pm, they booked the seaplane at 430pm. Since hotel check out is between 10:00 and 12:00pm (varies), I cannot understand why they did not book an earlier flight. Who wants to stay 5 hours after check out? Had I known this, I would have booked our trip differently. Overall, it is worth staying but arriving and leaving can be difficult.
3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excelente. Es el paraíso, súper recomendado. Cara la comida y bebidas
Diego, 2-night trip
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