West Sands Ukulhas


Set within acres of white sands and exotic flora in the unspoilt island of Ukulhas, lies West Sands, an award-winning beachfront hotel overlooking the alluring waves of the Indian Ocean. Stay in West Sands Ukulhas to relish once in a lifetime experiences of swimming with manta rays, dolphins, and whale sharks in the globally renowned diving site in Maldives, North Ari Atoll. Painting a perfect picture with nature's favourite colours, green and blue, Ukulhas thrives with lush flora and cerulean waves crashing against the white sandy beach.

A humble abode for nomads, West Sands Ukulhas, has 23 snug rooms and an in-house restaurant serving exquisite western and local cuisines. These cosy, spacious and air-conditioned rooms, guarantee comfort throughout your stay. An inhouse restaurant serves to quench your thirsts and fill up your appetites with exquisite western and local cuisines. Stay at West Sands to make your Maldives' dream holiday come true.

Rooms & Facilities


The ethos of West Sands Ukulhas ensures three elements in our rooms: space, privacy and comfort. Our rooms are among the largest on the Ukulhas island, intricately designed with elegant architecture and modern furnishing. Along with an entertainment lounge, West Sands also features garden lounges, free bikes, and a playground for kids. Choose from an extensive range of rooms and suites from deluxe rooms to jacuzzi suites, family apartments, and feast your eyes on the sweeping view of the ocean, beaches, and clear blue skies.

Step into the glamour of Maldives and spend your exotic holiday in the lap of luxury at our favourite, Grand Jacuzzi Suite. The 400 square ft suite features a plush king-size bed, a private jacuzzi and every other amenity that one can dream of for your indulgent vacation. Unlock the door to the world of the sun-kissed horizon, where the azure sky meets the white shoreline with our Sea View and Ocean View Suites. The 200 square ft suite features hot showers and bathtubs, displaying the majestic ocean and beyond, from the comfort of your room.

Our 400 square ft Grand Family Suite features two bedrooms, king-size beds, bathtubs, a mini-fridge to stash the food away, minibar to keep your spirits up, and more for the most luxurious family vacation at Ukulhas. For a family of four planning to book an affordable family accommodation, look no further beyond the Family Apartment at West Sands Ukulhas. Designed for mellow comfort, our standard deluxe rooms and garden view suites induce the sense of peace in the nest of ultimate solace, solitude, space, and luxury.

You can treat your taste buds to savoury meals at Fisherman's Boat, the buffet-style restaurant that also offers an ala carte menu. We also have our very own excursion speedboat for all your activities.

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How to Reach

Located within Ukulhas Island, West Sands lies 64 km from Velana International Airport, a four-hour journey via public ferry, a two and a half hour journey via a speedboat and a twenty-five minutes journey on a seaplane. Since public ferries are not operating due to COVID-19 rules, speedboats are your best bet. The transfer cost for ferry speedboat is USD 50 per adult, USD 25 per child (2-12 years), and free for infants. The transfer cost for a private speedboat is USD 600 per charter, and seaplane is USD 300 per adult.


Grab a mask and snorkel around our house reef merely 50 feet away from the resort. A playground for corals and fishes, you might also see turtles on your lucky day. House reef snorkelling is only a beginning. A boat ride away lies the North Ari Atoll, where you need to be. Live reefs, sharks, schools of vibrant fishes and an unending adventure. What is better than snorkelling? Night snorkelling! The planktons look neon, the reef changes colours, and the underwater world glows different in the dark. Ari Atoll is renowned for being one of the best in the Maldives. Excellent visibility and warm waters year-round make it the perfect spot for diving. Swim past the corals with manta rays and sharks. Our whale shark expedition takes you to the nearest point in South Ari Atoll, where you get to swim with the 'gentle giants' of the ocean. It is your chance of a lifetime!

You can also try your hand at sunset fishing, which translates to fishing at leisure in the Maldives! Before sunset, you sail to the reef where a cluster of fishes lolls around the reef where you practise fishing while also witnessing the raspberry sunset. We also extend jigging and popping excursions for experienced fishing enthusiasts where Marlin and Tuna are a frequent catch. Each island in the Maldives is unique. We plan island-hopping excursions and picnics to Rasdhoo Madivaru, Mathiveri Finolhu, and Alikoi' Rah. Miles and miles of crystal clear lagoons, endless white beaches and postcard-perfect views are guaranteed. You can also visit a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by water all around.


  1. Note that our resort is accessible via speedboat and seaplane. Guests are required to send arrival and departure flight details to the property at least 72 hours before arrival.

  2. Children of all ages are welcome. Children aged 18 years and above are deemed adults at our property.

  3. Due to tax regulation, we charge a mandatory green tax of USD 6 per person per night.

  4. Kindly carry the same credit card used to ensure your booking when checking in / making the hotel's payment. Note that we may contact the cardholder for verification purposes.

  5. You are required to show a photo identification upon check-in.

Why Stay Here

One of Alif Alif Atoll's inhabited islands, Ukulhas is the ultimate gateway to experience the inherent glory and cultural enchantment of the Maldives. Add West Sands Ukulhas in your Maldivian itinerary if you are looking to explore a side of the Maldives that is still relatively unknown. Explore remote islands where nature and the locals live in harmony. Or hop on an evening cruise to admire a fiery sunset in the middle of the Indian ocean. You can also snorkel around our marvellous house reef, or plan a picnic at a natural sandbank on the island. We are redefining island experiences at West Sands Ukulhas. Cooking classes at the Maldives are a highlight. Join local experts of the finest homemade delicacies and learn some unique local preparations.

For Reservation Contact:

West Sands Ukulhas, Vashamagu, Ukulhas 09310, North Ari Atoll, Maldives

+91 9932088858


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