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Equa Reef Maldives
Ari Atoll, Maldives Map
Location Indian Ocean
Number of islands 105
Main island Mahibadhoo
Length 89 kmPopulation 12,056 (2006)
Width 30 km
Land area 69 km²
Lagoon area 2 252 km²
Time zone UTC + 5
The Ari Atoll (also Alif or Alifu Atoll) is one of the largest atolls of the archipelago of the Maldives. The 105 islands of the natural atoll extend in a nearly rectangular shape over an area of about 89 × 30 kilometers.
The atoll is located in the west of the Maldives.There are more than 20 islands in the Atoll designated for tourist resorts.
The Ari Atoll is part of the area where tourism is promoted. The flight time from the capital Malé is approximately 30 minutes by seaplane.