Positioned on stunning Dhigufi nolhu Island, on the South Malé Atoll, guests at Anantara Dhigu Resort enjoy a true tropical island paradise amidst the crystal blue waters of the lagoon.
Miles of powdery, white sand, fringed with lush, emerald-green vegetation and a gentle tropical breeze await you. With a plethora of land and water-based activities there’s plenty to do for guests of all ages. A comprehensive children’s club is also available with a wealth of activities and programmes available. This family-friendly resort has its own ‘picnic island’, with Instagrammable sea swings and beach hammocks, and an overwater spa with glass panels under the treatment beds. It also shares a lagoon with two other Anantara properties – Veli and Naladhu – giving guests access to numerous restaurants, bars and activities.
Facilities & Activities
Maldivian-style décor blends into the natural surroundings, while overwater villas, restaurants and spas make the most of the Indian Ocean views.
Active guests can sign up for a whole range of activities, including yoga, tennis, beach games and surfing (one of the few spots to offer this in the Maldives) before indulging in coconut-based treatments at the Dhigu Spa or cooking classes in the chef’s garden.
Water babes will salivate over the activity menu on offer – snorkelling, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, parasailing, sunset fishing and big game fishing are all possibilities. If you want to go underwater, into the effervescent depths of the Maldives you’re in good hands with the Aquafanatics Dive Centre, with certified experienced divers who can help beginners through to certified divers hoping to experience something unique and different. There’s a comprehensive range of PADI courses available. The Aquafanatics Diving Centre follows Maldivian diving regulations and dives no further than 30 metres.
If a little pampering is more your thing, the Anantara Spa is a soothing temple of holistic therapies and treatments designed to revitalise and relax the body and mind.
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There’s no shortage of dining options at Anantara Dhigu and the sister resorts around the lagoon. Guests can choose from half-board or full-board, giving you plenty of chance to sample the menus at the 4 island restaurants.
Beachfront Fushi Café serves an international breakfast buffet alongside made-to-order eggs, waffles and Asian noodles; pool bar Aqua is all about cocktails and casual bites such as burgers and salads; Sea.Fire.Salt is perched over the lagoon and specialises in freshly caught Maldivian fish and grilled meats; and Terrazzo is an authentic Italian eatery. Alternatively, take a quick pontoon ride across the lagoon to sister resort Anantara Veli for one of the best Thai meals you’ll experience in the Maldives at Baan Huraa, or try theatrical teppanyaki at modern Japanese restaurant Origami.
Junior guests 12 years and under dine free when accompanied by their family.
The 110 spacious villas and suites are either perched over the Indian Ocean or nestled on the beach, and come with sunrise or sunset views, private terraces (some with a pool and butler on call), freestanding baths and separate showers. Rooms are decorated in soothing hues with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Nestle in your luxurious garden courtyard, refreshing under the rain shower or soaking in the outdoor bath. Take a dip in your private pool. Lounge on a sun terrace along white sands.
Over Water Suites
Float atop the gentle waters of the lagoon. Colourful sea life swims around and beneath you in waters clear as liquid glass. Step directly from your sundeck to join the underwater reverie.
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The Resort is extremely family friendly; mini guests get their own bathrobes and slippers; cots and extra beds are available; restaurants have children’s menus (junior guests 12 years and under dine free when accompanied by their family); and the charming Dhoni Kids’ Club has two air-conditioned play rooms in traditional Maldivian boats, a climbing wall and a tree house. Babysitting can be arranged for little ones from 3 months old, and there is a 24-hour resort doctor.
The resort also offers 50% off transfers for children up to 11 years of age and complimentary transfers for children under 2 years.
Anantara Dhigu launched a Coral Adoption Programme in 2010, the aims are to accelerate regeneration of coral and strengthen the surrounding reef ecosystem. There are opportunities for guests to sponsor a coral, this means planting a coral fragment on a rope with a marine biologist, once the coral has grown it will be moved to one of the snorkelling trails.
Sponsorship only – USD 185
Sponsorship & Planting – USD 247
Anantara Dhigu is one of only a handful of resorts in the Maldives that enjoys quick and round-the-clock access from the Airport, ensuring comfort after a long flight.
On arrival at the Airport a hotel representative will be waiting to whisk you to their private lounge, where guests can enjoy complimentary juice, coffee, tea and soft drinks. There are 2 options for your transfer: opt for a stunning 35-minute speedboat ride to the resort, available 24-hours a day with refreshing cold towels and chilled water served on board. Alternatively, charter a VIP seaplane – the sight of island droplets, turquoise lagoons and atoll after atoll is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Available 6.00 am – 4.00 pm depending on weather conditions.
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