Nestled in the remote Central Atolls sits the Amra Palace Hotel, a boutique, gated establishment surrounded by the lush greenery of its stunning tropical gardens. Enjoy all the comforts of a resort-style holiday, while still experiencing a taste of local life on Gan Island.
Snorkel in the waters of its postcard-perfect waters, kayak underneath the setting sun, or take a short boat trip to the selection of many quality waves located nearby.
The hotel caters for the whole family, with a Day Spa, Fitness Centre, play area and baby sitting which can easily be arranged for the little ones too.
While other activities, like diving, fishing, surfing, or windsurfing can easily be arranged through the hotel.
Wake up to the serene and slow pace of island life in the remote Central Atolls of the Maldives.
Spend your days snorkelling in the impossibly clear waters lapping on the thriving local island's beaches, or take surf trips to some of the best waves on offer in the region.
The largely untouched Central Atolls are renowned for their pristine waters, incredible diving, teeming marine life and authentic culture and cuisine.
The perks of choosing to stay on a local island includes the freedom to have a true Maldivian experience, while the privacy of the Amra Palace Hotel, which sits inside a gated-property, means you can feel safe and secure.
The gardens are immaculately manicured, and there's plenty of space to lounge in the sand, or by the outdoor sofa to read a book and relax.
A major drawcard is the price difference. With the Amra Palace giving you the chance to create an affordable and all-together comfortable trip to the Maldives without the hefty price tag you can expect on a resort island.
You can enjoy a carefully prepared coffee by your private patio, or feast on the hotel's restaurant's range of international cuisine served during the hot and cool buffet.
Or venture outside to try some local specialties, with tuna and coconut being a staple in most things you'll try.
You can relax at the Day Spa, or keep up your work out regime at the fitness centre.
Stylish and elegant accommodations await at the Amra Palace Hotel, a space well-loved for its welcoming atmosphere and relaxing vibe which mirrors the slow pace of this island paradise.
All rooms are comfortably furnished, and include air-conditioners, fans, mini-bars and hot and cool water. The rooms are also cleaned daily by a friendly team of staff.
You can choose between a range of options to best suit your needs, with the hotel offering a selection of inter-connecting rooms, the option to include a fold-out bed, or crib to suit the size of your family.
Choose from two main room types or the hotel’s luxurious Suite:
Located on the ground floor, with views of the well manicured Amra Palace ground and gardens. Each of the Deluxe Rooms include stylish decor, a comfortable queen size-bed, the luxury of a free-standing bath tub and open-air shower, which lives inside a little garden within the actual bathroom.
Elevated on the first floor of the hotel, these rooms offer plenty of space, modern amenity and tropical style to mirror the magic of your Maldivian escape. Each of the Superior Rooms include modern amenities.
For those looking for an even more luxurious option, the Suite may be the right room for you. Fitted with ample space, a bedroom and sitting areas, two queen size beds and a large bathroom.
Surf & Other Activities
The same long-lines of swell which hit Indonesia will find their way to the Maldives too, producing everything from fun to world-class waves between April until October, peaking in the period between June and September.
With little to no land mass to the south of the atolls of Laamu and Huvadhu, swells generated by the Roaring Forties roll straight over some of the most perfect reef set ups to be found anywhere in the island chain.
From Amra Palace you can arrange boat trips to a number of different breaks in the area, among them being the infamous Yin Yang, a quality right-hander with a beautiful and sizey cavern on its day.
You can also find a great selection of rights and lefts dotted along the coastline, allowing for protected options in all wind directions, bar a rare straight easterly breeze.
Learn to Surf lessons can be arranged, and surf guides can help find waves to suit your ability, depending on swell size and direction.
Some other spots within reach are Maabaidhoo Kandu (left-hander and right-hander), Fushi Kandu (right-hander), Hithadhoo Corner, Gadhoo Kandu and along the Fonadhoo Outreef.
Regardless of where you surf, you can expect your time in the Indian Ocean to be unlike anywhere else in the world. Imagine bath-warm water, rainbow coloured fish swimming between your toes and long-empty line-ups under the sun.
You can arrange almost any activity under the sun through the Amra Palace Hotel, but surcharges do apply for most things. You have easy access to the islands beautiful beaches, and exploring them comes at no cost.
Things to do on Gan Island.
Enjoy sport, line or boat fishing in some of the most well-populated waters in the world.
This is obviously dependent on the winds, which can be fickle in these calmer waters.
A safe and easy option for the whole family.
Ask reception to arrange bicycle rentals for the duration of your stay.
Diving with certified instructors to some of the surrounding sites. You can expect to see some of the most beautiful marine life in the world here. Including Manta Rays, reef sharks, giant gropers and large turtles among the abundance of tropical fish.
Other activities at Amra Palace Hotel include:
- Fitness Center
- Private Beach Area
- Game Room
- Evening Entertainment
Other Surf Experiences
John, October 2015
The services were excellent. Liked the big garden in the hotel. If you are looking to explore proper Maldives, Amra Palace can be your perfect sanctuary as you travel to uninhabited islands. They have got a great beach. Though not attached to the hotel, but it’s 5 minutes on cycle. The hotel staff are very friendly. Find Imran there, if you are interested in learning about educating yourself on all things Maldivian.
Jaz, October 2015
It's been a pleasure staying at this hotel, the staff are friendly and always around to assist with everything you need. The food was great too with excellent service. I stayed here for around 17 days and it felt like home and do miss the hotel and staff so much. We were very last minute with excursions but they always managed to plan everything for us on the day. Even booking and changing our flights to go Male city. The beach is beautiful and very quiet and relaxing (a bit of a walk) but they have bikes so was convenient and fun to ride around.
Peter, April 2015
Great accommodation, great food, great waves and great people. Recommend it. Nothing too hard and service was fantastic. Very relaxing and will definitely be back first chance I get. To top it off we scored epic, uncrowded waves.