is an island resort in South Ari atoll of the Maldives. Most of the coast is not suitable for swimming. However there is classic Maldivian beach - with a sandspit, palms, white sand and good snorkelling. In general, this is a good budget island, though slightly overcrowded. Shore and seabed: sand, stones.  Find hotels in Ranveli
Hotels  Ranveli Island Resort
is a 3-star hotel with rooms' rates starting from US$250 per night, being one of the cheapest private islands in the Maldives. Unfortunately, the hotel's level corresponds to its price, - don't believe to the claimed 4 stars. But it's quite Ok, if you are on a limited budget and for some reason don't want to stay on the "local" island. Find hotels in Ranveli
How to get there 
Fly to Male international airport (MLE)
. Next get to Mahibadhoo
island by MTCC
ferry - route 307
. It takes 4 hours 15 minutes, ticket price is about US$5 per way:
- departure from Male at 9:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday;
- departure from Mahibadhoo island at 10:30 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Next take ferry #308
island. Ferry takes one hour per way, and runs every day except Friday:
- departure from Mahibadhoo island at 13:45;
- departure from Dhangethi island at 9:00.
You may hire a boat from Dhangethi to Ranveli island for no more than US$50 per boat, - price can be negotiated. The distance between islands in no more that 500 meters.
It is also possible to get to Ranveli island by seaplane (30 minutes) or by public speedboat (1.5 hours), but the fares will be much more expensive. Find flights to Ranveli
When to go 
The best time for a beach holiday on the island of Ranveli (aka Villingilivaru) is a dry season during the winter half of the year.
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