Our Rating
7.8
Overall

Angaga

Maldives

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Our Rating
7.8
Overall

Angaga

Maldives
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Our Verdict

If you were trying to conjure up the postcard image of a typical Maldivian island paradise in your mind, Angaga would be a great choice - as an idyllic, stunningly beautiful Maldives island, this resort is definitely right up there with the very best!

Our Ratings

7.8
Overall
7.0
Luxury & Style
9.0
Setting
7.5
Activities
8.5
Chill-Out Factor

Our Ratings

7.8
Overall
7.0
Luxury & Style
9.0
Setting
7.5
Activities
8.5
Chill-Out Factor

What's Hot

  • Stunningly beautiful with gorgeous beaches ringing the island and lily ponds in the interior
  • Fantastic house reef makes for superb snorkeling and diving
  • Roomy and clean accommodation if a little dated (keeps those prices down though!)
  • The Maldives experience the way it used to be before the 6 Star resorts and sky-high prices started taking over

What's Not

  • It’s quiet and laid back – so party animals would be better off looking elsewhere
  • Buffets don’t change much from day to day so can lead to boredom creeping in after a while
  • Semi open bathrooms also mean ants etc (but coming from Africa that really shouldn’t bother most of us!)
Angaga

AngagaAngaga makes for a truly “wow” sight - soft white sand beaches stretch around the whole island which is surrounded by water so breathtakingly turquoise you’ll find yourself fumbling for your sunglasses only to find they’re already on!

Lodge Profile

If you were trying to conjure up the postcard image of a typical Maldivian island paradise in your mind, Angaga would be a great choice - as an idyllic, stunningly beautiful Maldives island, this resort is definitely right up there with the very best!

Quick Overview

Rooms
50 Beach Bungalows and 20 Water Bungalows
Distance to Beach
5m
Air Conditioning
Yes
Pool
No
Recommended Stay
7-10 Nights

After a 25 minute seaplane flight Angaga makes for a truly “wow” sight - soft white sand beaches stretch around the whole island which is surrounded by water so breathtakingly turquoise you’ll find yourself fumbling for your sunglasses only to find they’re already on! Even the centre of the island is gorgeous, where strolling along the sandy pathways brings you to lovely gardens and lily ponds. And out to sea it’s also pristine looking, with none of the unsightly groynes or sea barriers used to try to ward off beach erosion that you’ll find on many other islands. This has to be one of the least spoiled, most natural feeling islands around.

But if you’re looking for an ultramodern, designer island that’s manicured in every detail, then Angaga is not the spot for you. The bungalows aren’t ultra luxurious – in fact they’re quite simple and slightly dated looking, but they also boast plenty of space, with air conditioning, partly open-air showers and big (slightly firm) beds. The 50 Beach Bungalows all overlook the sea and have a sandy terrace area outside, complete with a swing and seating – another plus is having your own designated sun loungers on the beach so no need to claim one before they’re taken (useful when a healthy chunk of the clientele is German!) Your other option are the 20 Water Bungalows strung out across the lagoon – always a favourite amongst honeymooners particularly!

The island itself is very small, but the amazing thing is that it doesn't feel small while you're on it! It never feels crowded and at times you’ll actually feel like you are the only ones on the island and a million miles from everything else! It’s the beaches and reef that are perhaps Angaga's biggest drawcard though – soft, sandy beaches encircle the whole island, with a lagoon on one side and the reef close by on the other. The house reef has to be one of the finest in the Maldives – chances are you’ll be treated to swimming with turtles, reef sharks, rays, the odd barracuda not to mention the vast variety of smaller marine life such as titan, clown and picasso trigger fish, surgeon fish, the beautiful blues of the parrot fish, the list is endless- all within easy swimming distance of your room!

As you can imagine, activities on and below the water dominate at Angaga. There is no swimming pool on the island, but you will find a tennis and volleyball court, well equiiped gym and small games area with darts and table tennis. The German run dive centre is very clean and efficiently run and you can also hire canoes, hobie cats and windsurfers to explore the waters around the island. But if that all sounds a bit too much like hard work then head instead to the Coconut Spa where a team of charming Thai therapists are ready to work their magic!

In keeping with the low-key nature of the rest of the resort, the restaurant is a simple sand floored affair where buffets are the order of the day – the spread is varied and generous but gets a bit samey as it doesn’t vary much from day to day (a bit of good advice here to avoid boredom is rather than sample loads of different things every meal, rather pick a different item as your “main course” each day – that way every meal will seem different) Dishes varies from curry’s Chinese dishes, Italian pastas, a selection of English dishes and a griddle (BBQ) serving fish (including Tuna), chicken and steaks - the salad bar also serves sushi which is excellent. You can also enjoy snacks like toasted sandwiches with chips at the Beach Bar.

Speaking of bars you have two to choose from – the very nice Beach Bar next to the restaurant on the north eastern side of the island with its wooden deck strewn with chairs and tables which protrudes out slightly over the water; or head for the Sunset Bar which is located at the end of the Water Bungalow’s jetty for an atmospheric sundowner!

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  • Children of all ages are welcome