It is located on the North Ari Atoll, which is part of the Maldives archipelago. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is located here, which is the oldest on Maldivs. It was founded in 80's and to this day it is considered one of the most fashionable and expensive resorts in these places. In 2014, it was completely renovated, including major repairs of water bungalows, most exposed to the destructive effects of the local climate. Another feature of Veligandu is the unique underwater lighting; at night the reef shimmers with colorful lights, which creates a truly fabulous atmosphere.