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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My friend and I had an awesome stay at this resort! We got a sunrise beach room villa that was very spacious and well-maintained. The bed and linens were so comfortable. And the toiletries were divine! There were a few restaurants to choose from in Dhigu and you could also go to the other Anantara island resort, Veli, by a 5-minute boat ride if you would want to try some other cuisine. All the staff were amazing as well - very warm and helpful. They were always smiling and always making sure that your stay was relaxed and hassle-free. I really enjoyed and would definitely come back to this paradise.

I am thoroughly impressed Anantara Dhigufinolhu Maldives— This has been a dream of mine since 2009–as you can see from the date of my magazine 😁-I’m was very, very happily pleased!!! —Coming from a hospitality background with Hyatt hotels and Resorts —I’ve been blown away with how your Staff was always willing to go above and beyond to accommodate me—I felt so Blessed 🙏🙏🙏 Anna from Kazakhstan at the front desk /reception was very sweet —she always made me feel very welcomed. She always greeted me by name— Araashidha -front desk reception/cashier was very sweet and kind — I loved your bathrobe so much she managed at the last minute to get one brought up very quickly for me to purchase.. Fire,Salt & Water Ibba & Chef Med completely went above and beyond for my dietary needs... Ibba brought Chef Med to my table to help explain my vegan request. Chef Med made the most amazing Salad and then to top it off he made this very tasty Vegetable medley stir fry with jasmine rice Ibba over heard me tell Chef Med that I liked ginger and mushrooms and Ibba brought me special ginger & mushroom salt and pepper 73degrees Japanese restaurant George was very accommodating. Kimo (Chef) put on an amazing show with his Teppanyaki skills—they put together the most yummy salad, vegetarian rolls and dinner—let’s not forget the dessert-the presentation as well as taste were both absolutely delicious 😋 Tarrazza Restaurant These gentlemen were very kind and did a great job accommodating me as well... The restaurant Server’s at this restaurant were —Sobah,Ahmed Khalid,Thaarib and Nasym I would also like to thank this young man who worked the morning buffet line—he wore a chefs hat and past around the hot croissant’s —I had asked him if there was any coconut so that I could have it With my bkfst —he made the effort to go and look for it —he was Apologetic and said it wasn’t there But if I came back tomorrow he would bring it to me—and he did—I wish I hadn’t lost his name but he had said he was new and had only started there 8 months ago— He’s a great addition to your already wonderful group of staff!! Aslum the room boy (I wish they called that something else) He always kept my room clean and refreshed as well as leaving me beautiful messages daily— Thank you!!! 🙏 I can not remember the very Nice young lady who checked me in at the spa reception also—I would Like to thank Chotika the massage therapist—she was very good as well as pleasant ...as well as a good sales lady—she talked me into Buying oil that would have normally costed me half price 🙈. No regrets though..😁 Thank you to the coconut guru- he selected The sweetest tasting coconut (coconut milk) I’ve ever had... You should be so proud of your property and your staff. They All work so hard there.. It’s never no directly—it’s let me see what I can do 🙏 Not least but last I would like To Thank Senior Front Office Manager Ahmed Imthiyaz -my plane was leaving late at 7pm— I expressed to him that I wanted to shop in Male but I was alone—he said he could arrange for someone to meet me at the airport and go with me...it turned out perfect!!! Thank You so much

We had a fantastic stay at Anantara's Dhigu Maldives Resort. Getting there on first day of Ramadan was a bit of disaster since a lot of sea plane flights got canceled, but once we got there, we surely reached paradise. Staff was super friendly and welcoming. Biggest surprise was probably the quality of food: Even the Burger, which is clearly not a traditional meal, was one of the best we ever had. Great place!!!

Awesome stay at Anantara, perfect welcome and spent 5 days and nights in luxury... tip book restaurants early esp if travelling in peak period as they get booked up days in advance and also snorkelling with turtles with instructor Brian was an awesome experience!!! Coral island was great for kids too... saw Reef Sharks, Rays, Eels and every imaginable tropical fish just popping our heads underwater... fantastic family holiday!

Very nice and spacious rooms in fantastic settings. Great service and generally great food. Lunch options (not the complimentary kids menu) perhaps could be a bit more varied. Service around the pool was excellent. A special thanks to Sharif for great service.

This island was one of the most captivating places we have ever been to. We flew with 2 small children from Australia, so it was a huge deal to get there and stayed for 7 nights. The water was incredible, the staff went out of their way to help with the kids. A special mention to Joy in the main restaurant who made our breakfasts a real pleasure. There was one thing that gutted us though, and still no one has put up their hand to explain it. Upon check in we were told we had “half board”. On all our Flight Centre paperwork it said Breakfast Included. So when we heard half board, that made sense .. to Australians that means breakfast included. Because of the astronomical price of food, the first night we ate in the bar and sneakily stole our kids chips 😂😂😂. So we ate at the bar and paid $40 for nachos for dinner, and continued this until the 4th night when we decided to treat ourselvesi out to dinner at one of the restaurants. We knew it would be about $500 so we’re astonished it was only $20 or similar. We asked why and we got a lot of nods and smiles at the restaurant. The next day we discovered our room came with breakfast and 3 course dinner included.. and we had not been told. We were a little devastated to find we had skipped dinners for 3 nights due to cost, to find out it was included, and we had been paying $40 for chips and tomato salsa at the bar (I can almost hear you giggling). As a couple that have never had a night without kids, we realised we could have afforded the resort babysitter and gone out to dinner each night as it was FREE. I would have thought someone would have alerted us, but when we went to them there were just more smiles and nods. The travel agent blamed the wholesaler, the wholesaler blamed the resort, who blamed the travel agent. At the end of it all, we were the ones that lost out. We spent money on food we shouldn’t have, and missed out on a few nights of wonderful nights out. When you are paying the huge amount you are for a stay, you would think someone would have tried to take responsibility. There was nothing on our paperwork, check in paperwork or in the room. Please learn from us - half board means breakfast AND dinner. And if you have a problem on the island don’t expect it to be fixed 🙁. It really did put a downer on an otherwise wonderful trip. Other families had ants in their rooms and received free upgrades to over the water villas. We were just smiled and nodded at. It’s been months since we returned and we still discuss how sad our visit ended up with so much mishandling. Just triple check all the details no matter what the paperwork says, and don’t book with flight centre! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

This was our second visit to the Anantara Dighu having been there last year at the exact same time. We chose to return again this year, knowing already what to expect, needing a stress-free holiday. I’m sure there are much more “luxurious” resorts to visit, but the Anantara Dhigu in my opinion really presents a good mix of what adults and kids need. First of all, it’s a 40min boat ride from the airport, so no need to take a seaplane. From the moment you arrive, you are greeted with a very warm welcome by all staff. Do go for at least the half board option, you are not foregoing better menu options by doing so, and the offering is generous and pretty tasty. Alcohol however is not included and is overpriced. You can also visit the restaurants for dinner at the sister adults only hotel (the Anantara Veli). Do stay in an overwater villa, as the beach villas have al fresco bathrooms, which is a novelty at first but gets a bit “iffy” after first use. Besides, more mosquito/bugs exposure with all the shrubbery and trees around that area. The kids club is great and has many scheduled daily activities, some you have to pay for, like pizza making, or an island excursion, which is ok. At least you feel safe as the staff are friendly and take good care of the kids. The main swimming pool does not have a lifeguard on duty, which I felt they could do with especially in school holiday high season. Also the pool could stand to be cooled down a few degrees, as it was not as refreshing as one hopes. Some of the water sports/ activities are way too costly in my opinion. I think 200$ for 30min on a jet ski is overpriced. Also the staff at the aqua center seemed less engaged than the hotel staff. However, we went on a snorkeling trip last year and a fishing trip this year, which we thoroughly enjoyed and felt was well worth it. I also recommend a visit to the spa. All in all, we really enjoyed our 2 holidays at this resort. It’s a great option for families with young kids looking for the right balance of luxury and kid friendly.

Yet again a memorable family holiday at Dhigu, where we returned for a third visit after being wooed by this paradise, a few years ago. The traditional welcome and some old friends were there to greet us. Then a week long period of being pampered in all ways. As usual the food is fantastic. Expensive but considering where one is (virtually every single ingredient is flown in or comes by boat), that is to be expected. The themed buffets are explosions of taste and an opportunity to sample a bit of everything. Our family always likes the buffets but with a bit of coaxing we did manage to eat one evening at Baan Hura (Thai restaurant) Mr Fayyaz who is in charge of the food and beverages, is to be congratulated on the quality and the service with which the food is presented. Given that we were at "full" capacity in the resort it really is a huge undertaking to cater for young and old alike. The breakfast buffet as usual is a great start to the day with lots of healthy and not so healthy options. Maldivian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Indian and conventional Western breakfast dishes are all on offer an really good. The staff in the restaurants and indeed throughout the resort from those in senior positions, down to those doing the behind the scenes tasks that are not visible, have only one focus. That is to make you feel special and welcome. It is worth mentioning that those who clean, garden, cook, service the rooms, man the transport boats, all of them deserve mention for the ongoing excellence of care for us guests. Sania, Joy, Ahamed, Nasym, and so many more names, all made us feel very special and like family. I must also congratulate Bobir the front office Manager and Gauderic for continuing to not only maintain the standards of excellence but improvement in facilities. A special mention of Imtiaz or Imthy as he is known who has looked after us in such a personal way at every vist we have made here. Deservedly he is rising in seniority and responsibilties and we (the whole family) are delighted to see him every time we get here. As to what one can do. So much!! The sunsets are glorious. The sea and marine life is the best in the world. Crystal clear waters and everything from Turtles, Dolphins, Mantas, Rays, fish of every colour and hue are around. The whale shark trip was great but it is very crowded and one can become sad as one sees how this glorious paradise is becoming a victim of its success and attracting ever increasing numbers of visitors. One negative is the increasing amount of rubbish one encounters in the seas around the resort and travelling too and from various activities, near and far. this is a complex issue. Suffice to say though, there is virtually everysea related activity available here. The diving is amongst the best in the world and local snorkelling excellent as well as free. Finally my appreciation of Anantara as an organisation. I have been a member for 5 years and have upgraded my membership twice. Some minor backoffice admin issues do crop up from time to time and are immediately dealt with after an email or phonecall from me. My membership has allowed me to enjoy so many different holidays around the world, not only in Anantara resorts but also by using the conversion facilities, with Hilton Hotels around the world. I am happy to see the organisation continuing to expand and new facilities being made available around the world. The underlying ethos of excellence and superlative facilities, standards and service, still underpins their corporate identity. I really do appreciate being part of the Anantara "family"

We just came back from the most amazing stay at Anantara Dhigu Maldives resort and would recommend this wonderful place to anyone. Surroundings: Simply stunning! Arriving to the Dhigu lagoon we were greeted by dolphins jumping around the boat, which took us from the airport to Dhigu. Dhigu island is the envisionment of paradise with it's white beaches, swaying palmtrees and crystalclear water in every shade of blue. Stingrays, small reef sharks, hermit crabs, bats and other exotic animals are common sights. A unique thing about this resort is that it is located on three different islands, which are connected by small boats. This gave a nice sense of variety to our stay. Staff: I have honestly never experienced such a welcoming, personal and warm approach from hotel employees anywhere in the world. Poolboy Sharif was amazing in playing with our kids and making sure we had everything we needed by the pool. He became like a friend to us and made our holiday so memorable. Javid made the most beautiful fish and hats out of coconut leaves for your kids, and we loved talking to him and hearing about his life growing up in the Maldives. Roomboy Tom was so polite, discreet and thorough in cleaning our room – we loved his little messages on the bed and animals made from towels. Xavier with his beach guru wagon sold us many delicious coconuts and we loved chatting with him on the beach. The women in the kids club were kind to invite our kids to join in on different activities (our daughter loved the sushi cooking class). The Filipino woman by the pool was also amazing (don’t remember her name), and the staff at Fushi Café made eating breakfast a lovely experience. Thank you so much! Activities: We sailed kayak, rented a Stand Up Paddle Board, played badminton, ping pong and petang on Dhigu Island, snokelled at Gulhifushi and enjoyed the restaurants at Veli Island. No reason to fear boredom! Restaurants: We had so many wonderful dining experiences, and we loved that we had so many restaurants to choose from, each with their own unique setting and menu. Our favorites were japaneese Origami (amazing sushi made from local fish), thai Baan Huura (the glass floor insured hours of fun for our kids) and Sea.Fire.Salt. (where we had dinner looking down at stingrays swimming by from the beautiful terrace). Weelness: The spa is absolutely beautiful, but costly. We had a family massage father/son and mother/daughter and both we and our kids loved it. The fitness room is well equipped and we used it every morning. Room: We stayed at a sunset beach villa, a perfect choice for our family. We were able to enjoy the sunset every evening while our kids played in the sand or the water. The outdoor bathroom is beautiful, and we loved the terrace and waking up just ten steps from the beach. We would love to come back!

A last minute booking to get away for a little Easter sunshine turned into the best beach holiday we've ever had. The atoll is truly a beautiful place and the hotel and restaurants are well designed to make sure paradise hasn't been lost. But it was the staff who really turned this from a beautiful place into an amazing holiday! Tutus in the in the spa, JC at the bar, Joy in the restaurants, Javid on drums (and weaving!) Sharif at the pool, Issey in the room and pretty much everyone we came across looked after all of us so well. Keeping our daughter entertained was so easy, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, the dolphin (and whale) quests, even the boat trip back to the airport took in a break to see some dolphins. What a holiday! We hope to see you all again soon.

Dhigufinolhu (Dhigu Island) Dhigufinolhu

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort places you next to Dhigufinolhu Beach and Boduhuraa. This 110-room, 5-star resort has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also near Bodu Hurraa Beach and Gulhi Beach.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy the ocean views at Fushi Cafe, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 110 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished patios, MP3 docks, and minibars. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Along with relaxing touches like rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs, bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.


Property features

At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, an outdoor tennis court, and an indoor tennis court.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2084 reviews