Gangehi Island Resort
- Free WiFi
With a stay at Gangehi Island Resort in Gangehi Island (North Ari Atoll), you’ll be close to Mathiveri Ferry Terminal and Sunset Beach. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Mathiveri Harbor and Kudafolhudhoo Harbor.
Make yourself at home in one of the 45 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
All-inclusive rates are available at this resort. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, multilingual staff, and luggage storage.
How to Get There
It’s located around 90km from Male airport. To go to the resort , generally you have two options
- Speed boat will cost you around $80/person / way and will take around 2hr
- Sea plane will cost you around $260/person /way and will take around 20-25mins
Speed boat also operate on limited hrs and currently only Nevi speed bot goes to Gangehi .
Getting the resort is a bit difficult I would say if you are going by speed boat
B) Resort (5/5)
I cannot find even a single negative aspect on the resort. It’s really a god paradise when it comes to its beauty . Everything from hotel staff to rooms and food was simply amazing
Thing which standout for me during my 3 night stay there are the hospitality of the staffs which I never experienced of that level in any other resort in my life. People remember you there by your name from Day1 and try to understand your taste and preference to make your trip memorable. We are vegetarian so food options very limited for us as your can imagine in Maldives . However the restaurant people like Mashraful and many others made sure that they cook awesome food esp for us during our stay ( Which Ofcouse they were not obligated to do so )
Driving centre was phenomenal. I didn’t knew swimming and was scared to do snorkel . Sara who is the marine biologist there was super friendly and we had a private 1hr class where he taught me lot of stuffs and post that we went into the deep sea for snorkeling . It was a lifetime experience and I don’t think I could have done it without her .
Before we arrived we requested for a Overwater villa with sunset view and the people were very considerate so allot us that as per our request . The room was a dream rouse with Ming blowing views from the room and 24hr cold breeze air.
I would strongly give it 6/5 if possible but due to rating scale limitation let’s stick to 5/5 for location
Overall it’s certainly a 5/5 place for me for beach lovers who don’t mind travelling a bit far :) :) thanks again Gangehi
Resort is so-so for Maldives standard. It's pretty old and under maintained. You need to varnish your wood again as two of us got splinters. There are a couple of people who stand out like the waiter and marine biologist. But the resort doesn't even go out of their way to make their customers happy. Their person at the Dive shop named BELA is VERY RUDE!
Want to request something? You have to go out and get it yourself! Internet is VERY slow. They even had this floating thing in front of our room ruining our ambience of the place and did not remove it till our last day.
Check out is 10am! Want to stay longer? Not till you pay. I had an arguement with their front desk as I asked if I could stay till 12. He said "sorry but we have another guest checking in" but when we paid extra, we were allowed to stay till 530pm. So much for honesty.
I had been wanting to visit the Maldives for many years, and finally I decided to go for my 40th birthday. There was more value for what you get at this resort compared to many of the others I looked at, and it had really good reviews so I decided to go with it. My room was awesome! If you are going to get an overwater bungalow, spring for the deluxe because it’s definitely worth it. The only negative thing about those huts is that since the bathroom is open air it can get hot and humid in there. To me the experience outweighed the inconvenience. Their resort is very small so you don’t need a lot of time there, and it is very quiet (which was fine with me). Other than at meals, I never saw more than a few people at a time. The food was pretty good, and there was a decent amount of healthy choices. The area is stunning and teaming with aquatic life. Suneesh, Seelan, and the dive staff helped make my stay very pleasant. Suneesh answered my many questions before arriving as I was trying to decide between full board and all inclusive. The buffet restaurant staff was awesome as well. They go out of their way to explain everything all the food and were very friendly. My server arranged for a surprise birthday cake for me and I almost teared up. Seelan works at Kandu and the a la cart restaurant, and he was absolutely my favorite person there. Very kind, personable, and took great care of me. Bela and Paula showed me a great time while I was diving.
Things to note:
-It’s a $160 (round trip) 2 hr speed boat boat ride the resort, or a $400+ (round trip) sea plane flight.
-Full board does not include coffee/tea/water/soft drinks during non-meal periods. That kind of upset me because those items were quite expensive and are included at most other resorts I have seen.
-Bring plenty of sunscreen (or other basics) with you! I brought a full can thinking that would get me through five days, and I was running out by day three due to all the reapplying. I went to the sundry store and they charge about $24 (including tax) for a medium size bottle. I decided to risk cancer instead. lol If you forget to bring it with you you can get it at the airport for much cheaper.
-Everything has two additional taxes added to it from the price listed.
Overall had a great experience, and would recommend. :)
Spent 6 wonderful nights at Gangehi - great staff and good food. Highlight of the trip was the exceptional dive center. The instructors were passionate, professional and went out of their way to teach the certification course with no prior notice. Highly recommend Gangehi for diving or relaxing - wonderful piece of paradise!
We absolutely loved our stay at Gangehi Island for our honeymoon. It’s absolutely beautiful with beautiful kind staff. The food was amazing and very much enjoyed all the marine life snorkeling. They offer awesome daily activities, unfortunately we did not get enough numbers to complete some of the activities we wanted to do. So we encourage all guests to check out the activities.
Thank you again to all Gangehi Island staff for our wonderful stay.
We hope to return one day!