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"The staff are wonderful, all very kind and courteous, couldn't have been nicer and more friendly."
60 meters to the beach
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city center||85 km|
|Nearest airport||Villa International Airport (VAM)|
|Distance to airport||20.0 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Angaga Island Resort and Spa is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 400 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Angaga Island Resort and Spa also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort.
Angaga Island Resort and Spa does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"You will enjoy calm atmosphere and stay away from your busy days."
August 21, 2019
"We stayed in Beach villa 130 and view of sunset was very good."
November 22, 2019
"Angaga resort was absolutely amazing, can not fault them!"
November 22, 2019
Offering quality accommodations in the beaches, family fun, romance district of Maldives Islands, Angaga Island Resort and Spa is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The excitement of the city center is only 85 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Angaga Island Resort and Spa ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out are just a few of the facilities that set Angaga Island Resort and Spa apart from other hotels in the city.
In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide air conditioning, mini bar, balcony/terrace, television, satellite/cable TV to please the most discerning guest. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including badminton court, canoe, dart board, watersports equipment rentals, wind surfing. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Angaga Island Resort and Spa hits the spot in many ways.
"Really a wonderful island, and all credit to the management ..."
August 12, 2019
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Angaga Island Resort and Spa
South Ari Atoll
South Ari Atoll
South Male Atoll
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Angaga is a Fantastic Mid-Range Resort”
The Maldives is spectacular and expensive, so while 7 nights in a Superior Over-Water Bunglaow at Angaga set us back just shy of $US3,800 (half board) that's still classified as Mid-Range. NB: Full-board and all-inclusive are also options available). But the location, staff, cleanliness, facilities and everything else about Angaga is anything but mid-range. It is a beautiful and spectacular island with incredibly friendly and helpful staff. The island itself is situated a half-hour seaplane ride south-west of Male in the southern part of the Ari Atoll, so the transfers will set you back a further $US350 per person, but its a rather spectacular way to arrive. For diving enthusiasts, there are a multitude of fantastic dive sites with a 30-45 minute boat ride, and the dive boats go out twice a day. The downsides; unfortunately the coral on the house-reef is mostly dead, but fortunately there is a huge amount of fish; including turtles and white & black tip reef sharks.
Beautiful island and resort, friendly staff”
We fell in love with the island the moment we landed via the seaplane. The island is beautiful, with a white sandy beach and clear, turquoise waters. The island is small, and it took us only about 10-20 minutes to walk around the island. There are only 70 rooms, so the island is rather quiet and offers some good privacy. The staff cleans the room twice a day, so the rooms are very clean and comfortable. We stayed in the water villa and loved the view from our room. We could literally step out of the balcony, walk down the steps and swim / snorkel in the water near our villa. The corals around the island offers a good enclave for a wide variety of marine life, so snorkelling is a must. However, most of the other activities such as fishing trips required a minimum number of pax before the go-ahead, so we were rather disappointed when there weren't enough number of participants signing up for some of the activities. We opted for a half-board package so buffet-style breakfast and dinner were provided. The food has a wide selection and tastes very good, though the selection tended to get repetitive after a few days. The staff are very genuine and friendly, and would go the extra mile to cater to our requests. The spa hires Balinese therapists, who are skilled in a wide variety of spa treatments. The island is rather self-contained, with a restaurant, 2 bars, a spa, diving and water sports facilities, games and fitness facilities, and a gift shop selling some very basic amenities. Internet is only available in the lobby, and is charged at US$3 for 15min. There are no internet reception in the water villas, so it might not be ideal if you are an online addict. We were fine with not having any internet connection though. The resort is an ideal place for a quiet getaway. Overall, we loved our 5-night stay at Angaga, and didn't want to leave when it was time to go!
A Romantic Paradise”
The strong points of this resort are the sand, beach, food, spa and reef. The accommmodations are more than adequate. When you consider the low price you pay compared to other options, only a snob could complain! Prices for water, drinks and snacks were very fair. We didn't any have issues with bugs or mosquitos. The cleaning and turndown services were great, and we never had to ask for fresh beach towels or bath towels. The all-male staff is very professional and effective, although on the reserved side. This probably reflects the culture of the guests which is on the serious side, being mostly German couples. We loved our private section of beach with padded loungers, and never felt like the small island was too crowded. The buffet does have assigned seating, had plenty of new options each night and the quality was good. For my birthday, they honored me with some nice surprises! Despite high expectations, the snorkeling did not disappoint. We saw lion fish, sharks, rays, and the best variety of reef fish we have seen. We did notice a lot of plastic sandbag "wrappers" littered on the inner side of the reef (most people snorkel further out). This is a failure of management to properly mitigate a small section of beach that is eroding on the NW side of the island. The surf is chewing up the sandbags, which are not picked up but rather allowed to be swept into the sea. We would have been mildly disappointed if we had been assigned to one of low-numbered beach villas around this area (rooms 117-125, roughly). Our only other issue during our stay was the fishing excursion which was a bust for several reasons. After that, we elected to just enjoy the island and reef, and not risk any more money on "extras" besides the spa, which was phenomenal. Lastly, Agoda did a great job arranging the seaplane transfer. Just head to the Angaga kiosk outside arrivals in Male, and they will take care of you!
quiet, romantic and beautiful”
It's a very small island but that's what I want. For sure you have to do your homework to compare all the islands. I spent two days on the research '' Maldives definitely has the most amazing beach and water. But I heard Angaga is the great place for diving. Too bad that I snorkel but not dive, and during my stay, there were tons of jelly fish floating around. My friend got bite (Hurts!!!). Buffet there is not bad. they offered some different dishes day from day. Staff is nice and helpful. The WiFi has problems. it didn't work sometimes and expensive too. If you are the "can't live without the internet" kind person, you should go find another island. If you just want to find a quiet and nice place to clean your mind and relax, it is the island for you. The seaplane took us around 30 mins from Male. I like that. I think it worth it. (around $300/person for round trip) Kinda expensive too, but you paid a quietness, right? I wouldn't be happy if I saw bouches of people hanging around the island during my relaxing vacation. Hotel room is very nice. Strongly recommended the water house instead of the beach house. I slept on the deck in the first half of night (had to go inside because it was too cold to stay out) It would be a waste that you didn't sleep under the stars or fell asleep with the breeze or lisent to the waves. Anyway, I definitely will go back to Maldives. Honeymoon destination for sure. No brainer!!
very nice Resort in Maldives”
Angaga Island Resort has a very good location in South Ari Atoll, and is a small, beautiful Island with very good beaches. Very good house reef for snorkeling ! Bungalows are fine and service and meals very good.
Are you looking for seclusion, peace and a great reef.”
Do you remember that scene in the first Pirates of the Caribbean, where Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth are marooned on that small island. That was what I first thought of when the sea plane landed. Getting Marooned. The island itself is very small. It takes no more than 10 min to stroll round it, less to cut across. To get to in and out of the island, you will need to use a seaplane which comes infrequently and seemingly at the whim of the airline company (there is no way you can control it as the schedule seems to be determined by how many passengers want to arrive or leave). There is only one restaurant, meal times are quite fixed and meal options may seem quite limited after a few days. Free wi fi is limited to the two bar areas (on any time of day you can see people gathered at the bars fixated on their phones) and while there is cable TV in the rooms, signal can be erratic (for some reason our TV keeps cutting off right when we are at the climax of any movie we happen to be watching). In fact on during one of the awesome, hot, sea scented evenings, when it was already too dark to swim, as we waited for the restaurant to be opened for dinner I hallucinated some fantasy that my family and I had been exiled onto some prison island for crimes against the empire (or something equally fantastic). That being said, it would have been a kind of prison in paradise. The place is exceedingly beautiful, with more blues than I can imagine an ocean/sea to have. (I have seen other beach resorts but there is always signs of the area being polluted or damaged). The staff is friendly and patient and kind. The room we got (very comfortable) was located right next to the sunset bar and while that can be quite a far walk from the rest of the resort, every time I walk back I marvel at how grand the whole scene looks. Even the conditioner provided worked as well or better than the stuff we bought with us. The food is somewhat limited, but to me at least all of it is delicious and w
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Lovely island, but the hotel has some issues”
My wife and I traveled to the Maldives for our belated honeymoon. We planned to do a bit of diving while we were there, so Angaga seemed the perfect choice with it's location in the South Ari Atoll, relatively affordable rates, and picturesque setting. We opted for a water villa, and we were quite happy with the room. The views were amazing and the interior was just like advertised on the website. The only issue with the room was a slight brownish tint to the water in the bathtub. Around the island, some of the other highlights would be the white sand beaches and the crystal clear ocean. There are plenty of corals just off shore that are teaming with life. The Coconut Spa was a favorite of ours. The staff was friendly and the massages were excellent. Likewise, the Sub Aqua Dive Center was well organized and offered a variety of boat trips to different dive sites around the Atoll. There were a couple of things during our stay that did not meet our expectations though. First and foremost would be the food. While they did offer a large variety at the buffet, the food itself was pretty bad. After a few days of eating cheap buffet food, meals began to seem a bit torturous. To make matters worse, there are no other food options on the island. The other major issue we had with the resort was the service. The vast majority of hotel staff on the island do not speak English at a conversation level which makes even the most basic requests a challenge. You would think that getting a pair of dry towels delivered to the room would be fairly routine, but it proved to be an impossible task for us one night. Most of these things were just small inconveniences, but they did manage to botch the transfer to our next hotel as well. After our experience, I find it hard to recommend staying here. However, given that it costs about 1/3 the price of most other hotels in the area, it's not a bad choice if you're on a budget and you're not much of a foodie.
Pros- value for your money- We booked a week before our decided date and we were still able to get a water villa. Price was pretty good considering we booked late. Location- Had to ride a seaplane and a boat to reach the island which is pretty awesome. The island resort was very gorgeous and we were in love with the place. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. Our room was very spacious, the balcony is a plus to it; as well as the glass panel wherein you can see the water below the villa and daily cleaning is always done. The island itself is very clean and people observe cleanliness as well. You can choose to have activities and tours provided by the resort or you can just do your own thing. Cons- buffet food can be the same, and sometimes limited choices, if you have health issues, nil hospital/doctor but atleast management was able to help us go to a hospital in another island. Otherwise, there was not much cons. It was really a very memorable honeymoon..
We chose Angaga for our honeymoon and though it was an incredibly long journey from the US we were glad we made the trip! We were on the island for 10 nights over the Christmas and New Years holiday. The island is beautiful however one word of caution is that there are large sandbags on one side of the island to prevent erosion, and these are in front of several beach villas and can be an eyesore, especially as some of them are shredding and getting tangled into the vegetation on the beach. We hope that the island maintenance staff starts to work towards removing those torn pieces as they are ending up in the water as well. The food was overall good but there is little variation with each meal. We stayed in a regular (non-upgraded) water villa and have no major complaints about the room. Unless you are in the water snorkeling or diving there is very little to do, so not a place to go if you don't want to lay around all day or be in the water a lot. Dive staff was excellent.
Angaga was everything we could have hoped for. We opted for the half board beach bungalows and were really impressed with the range and quality of the food and privacy and stunning view from our bungalow. Originally we stayed in 116 but this had limited views due to bushes so we opted for a move to the top of the island in 125-130. The bungalow was directly on the beach with amazing sea views. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and helped celebrate our anniversary with complimentary cava with dinner and a beautiful flower display in our room. The dive company was exceptional; very professional instructors and top quality equipment. The boat trips were very well organised and included everything needed. This is a quiet resort, which we loved and it was nice to make choices about which activities you wanted to partake in, there was no expectation.
Very good resort ”
Perfect stay in Angaga. Helpful and nice staff. Really can see different colourful fish even though most of the coral bleched. But can see baby tiger sharks and sea turtle very close. Breakfast and Dinner Buffet quite good. It is not worth to join the island visit. No guide just offers ship to bring you there and let you go around the island by yourself, nothing can see and do in the island. Surprise that our beach villa room was updated to the water villa in the last night. Perfect view everywhere in the island. Beautiful sunset, great beach. Sure will come again next time.
An amazing place”
The staff were friendly and very accommodating the facility is newly refurbished, clean and beautiful. The reef on the resort had lots of marine life. there is a lot to do. The all inclusive package was a great deal. I would highly recommend Angaga Island resort
Beautiful resort; lacking professional communication”
Angaga was perfectly pleasant upon arrival. The communication beforehand was simply unprofessional. We booked the hotel and never heard from anyone regarding transportation (you must take a sea plane). We reached out to them asking for transportation and were told to send our flight info. We sent our flight info and never heard back, for 2 days, then 3, then 4. We called, we emailed. Nothing. It was 9PM the evening before our departure TO ANGAGA (leaving early AM) and still we heard nothing from the hotel. At this point, it certainly seemed they were happy to keep our money (had to pay in advance) and have us never show. If the host at our previous resort hadn't called TMA (trans maldivian airline) to ask about our plans, we would have never known them. This was very frustrating, and upon arrival, no one mentioned it or apologized. Communication was definitely lacking. Even when we tried to get late check out (flight was at 11PM), they could not tell us if we could check out late until the morning of (when our excursion was already leaving). Most of the staff was very friendly, but the office reception seemed to tell you whatever they could to get you to go away. It was quite frustrating. Other than that, beautiful accommodations. No drinking water provided- none. Not even a single bottle in the room.
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Angaga is a true hidden gem”
I spent 4 days on this very beautiful island. The beaches and lagoon around the island were breathtaking. I have been to 6 islands in the Maldives and this island is the most beautiful one. The resort is not luxurious but it has everything you need if you are into snorkeling and other water sport. We saw many schools of fish while we snorkeled around the house reef. We also saw many cute black tip sharks by the beach. I highly recommend this resort. It offers great value for your money.
awesome house reef”
angage island resort is 25 mins flight away from male. that is the beginning to island away from island holiday. get ur cameras ready and do remember to keep the ear plugs thats given to you when you are heading to angaga as they will not issue you with another one on your return journey. note that the seaplane flight is very noisy but totally worth it. we stayed at water villa. our room was 162.. 2nd last to the sundown bar. room is a clean and neat condition, housekeeping is carried out twice a day (breakfast and dinner). we had manta rays visiting our villa on certain days :). the service at the coffee shop is the best, they remember what you want from the 1st day you arrived and are always smiling when serving you, they stayed at chat for a while then the coffee shop is not too crowded. cant say about about the rest of the service personnel esp the one thats in the shop. we tried to buy something and he was not really friendly and even rejected our 1 dollar bills saying that bank will not accept if its too crumpled which theres no problem when we used it later on to clear our outstanding bills at the counter. weird. anyway, thumbs up for overall trip if you are looking for good housereef which was really the highlight for the trip. just go with an open mind and you be amazed by what you be offered
A relaxing place for couples”
Overall we had a great time at Angaga! Forget infinity pools, they have a natural lagoon where you can see the real horizon! Activities: 1) Snorkelling @the reef around the island itself. The water is clear and you can see lots of tropical fish. There are reef sharks (baby ones & 2m ones) that are non-aggressive. It took us a while to get over our heads. 2) Floating & Swimming in the lagoon. We brought our own tube and fins, so it was a lot of fun just hanging out in the lagoon, where we can jump in from out water villa. 3) Snorkelling tour was awesome! They take you on a boat to a different reef and the guide will be in the water with you. We saw a stingray and a sea turtle up close! Unfortunately. it’s only available two days a week, so book as soon as you get there, but it’s also based on luck as you need 8 ppl to signup to make the tour happen. I would go at least twice if it was available on more days. Transportation: It’s a bit far from the airport and you can only take seaplane there. It’s a bit pricey at 350 per person (2 ways)The seaplane ride was awesome on our way there, with a nice view of the islands. But on the way back, it was too hot and crowded. BEWARE that your name & flight info May be shared with a “local tour” operator who tries to take you into the city and introduce way overpriced gift shops. Somewhere between the resort and the seaplane company, the list of guests arriving at the airport gets leaked!!! And you will be targeted by the “local tour” people. Room: Water Villa The best choice! Spacious, cleaned daily and our service staff was great! Air conditioned, great view and offers good privacy. You can sleep to and wake up with the sounds of the waves! Food & Restaurant: Buffet was generally good, but a bit repetitive in terms of taste. We like the fresh omelettes, pasta, crepe, and fruit stations. However, it was disappointing that some of the chefs were pretty openly racist, especially the ones serving the main dishes of the day. The
Best for its price”
Agoda Resort was ma first trip in Maldive. It was my honey moon and had very happy time with my wife. Most staffs were very kind except when I ask to the reception desk abt my flight schedule. The only important thing you need to remember is that never take a local village trip. It is very hot and all you see is just some stores. But all the stuff you see in the island is sold in the airport too. Anyway Angaga is the best resort.
This was our first time in the Maldives and Angaga island resort was an excellent choice made. Staff were friendly and fully accomodating, especially our waiter and bar staff which served us during our stay. Will return again next year.
Had a fantastic 2 weeks staying at the lovely Angaga Island Resort and Spa. Wonderful reef and beautiful island.
Thank you very much for the review
We had a superior over water bungalow room. The windows were huge and gave us a specatulor view of the Indian Ocean. We were on the west side, it was windy but we enjoyed the breeze that came through. It meant we didn't have to use the air conditioner very much. I must mention the dive staff. My husband and I are not experience divers and we let the staff know. We did a refresher dive on the house reef and the suggestions we received were helpful. We were encouraged and guided in a friendly way. The whole dive staff really added to an enjoyable expierance at Angaga. I would like to also commend our server Habib. He welcomed us to our meals every time we entered the restaurant. I'm a vegetarian; most of the time there were choices for me but there were a few days it was limited. I also,enjoyed seeing the parakeets that reside on the island.
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