Small is beautiful. This island getaway on the petite North Ari Atoll is all about fauna, from large lizards to even larger bats. Under water? A whole other story. Sure, the Maldives is awash in "water bungalow" resorts, but Velidhu's dive school and diving options for the already certified set it apart. The clear-as-can-be lagoon is snorkeler heaven, and the resort has canoes at the ready for those wanting to jay-stroke their way through paradise. The island also boasts landscaped gardens. Note: Each Maldivian island can host no more than one resort.
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