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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our family of four had a fantastic christmas holiday at Anantara Dhigu. The scenary is stunning and paradiselike with small islands with palm trees and white coral beaches,surrounded by crystal clear turquoise water. We spent hours snorkling and discovering the colourful wildlife below. A group of people welcomed us to the island with clapping and singing, the hospitality and kindness that met us throughout our stay lifted the feel of beeing there. It is nice to come back to the bungalow from an exquisite dinner to find a heart of flowers in the bathtub water :-) A special thankyou to Nic, Sathik, Raja, Hanu, Ambika, Raguel, Cecily, Joy and Shaggy. Kind regards Anna, Ida, Kristin and Bendik

We stayed in Maldives for 7 nights & at our last resort, we chose Anantara Dhigu (overwater villa) for 2 nights. It was the whole package!!! With 2 over energized children, this is the perfect place to show the beauty of underwater ocean to them. Underneath our villa, we encounter varieties of fishes, turtle. On the picnic island, we saw super large eel and mantas. Below the spa, we saw family of lion fishes & porcupine fishes & many others that we dont even know it existed hahahaha.... Not just the accomodation that is of 5-star level, but the surrounding underwater nature is also superb. It is a beautiful villa. Please maintain it well, cause we definitely would come back.

It could be better with the amount of money that we paid. Some of the staff is nice, and some of them not. Some of them don't speak english very well and it was difficult to communicate. When housekeeping was cleaning the room, I noticed that the rag was always dry, meaning that the floor wasn't cleaned well enough. The whole family was unhappy with the New Year Gala Dinner, it could be better for the amount of money we've paid. The food during the breakfast was ok.

First time in Maldives/Anantara Dhigu. We had sunrise over water villa and it was so serene and beautiful with my family. What made the trip so memorable was the friendly and excellent service by staff on hand. Credit to the management and everyone. Special thanks to Sushant (F&B Manager) and his team (JC, Ramu and the others) that made some of the evenings so perfect even when it dampened our spirits with the unexpected rain. JC the small gesture of hot chocolate for my kids in the rain really impressed us. While the unexpected rain did curtailed our activities and saddened the kids, we still had a great time.

Third time in Maldives,first time in Anantara Dhigu. We had sunset overwater villa,and it was so beautiful!To pay extra for sunset view if you choose overwater villas is worth,because this side has better view,most beautiful sunsets every evening,and it is not windy. If you choose beach villa,i would suggest sunrise side,because it is more windy there,and not too hot, so overwater villa-sunset, beach villa-sunrise.Breakfast was not so good, i expected more from Anantara.4 years ago we have been in Olhuveli Beach and spa resort,it is 4 stars hotel,but breakfas was much better.We were on hb plan,it was annoying first two days in the evening dinner to understand what is included in your plan and what not,we payed sometimes extra for our dinner even we were on HB.It was very nice that there was not evening buffet,you can go to all alacarte restaurants in dhigu and veli island,very nice experience.So we are satisfied with our vacation and looking forward to come back to this beautiful island!i have never seen so beautiful lagoon in Maldives!

Great time , elegant resort,excellent location and very helpful staff ,satisfied all the family ,excellent food,perfect spa,gim with good location and all what guests need and assorted activities and excellent guests center.

In Dec. 2017 we were the 5th time in this Resort. Dhigu has still the high and perfect service as in the past years. All of this Island are so friendly and helpful. We like the mix of nations who working here. We really appreciate that some changes were done - forward movement. For example the decoration for the dinner - before you enter the restaurant (Fire and candles etc.) for sure newer resorts existing but we cannot imagine to get a better service in another resort. Also we want to mentioned that the to which Anantara we belongs, take care about the nature (Ocean, animals and corals) Therefore they made an event called Corals adaption. Another reason to stay here! Gauderic, the resident manager have great employees and we saw very day that all working as a very motivated team! Apropos team; We want to mention some people who did a great job: Fushi Cafe: Joy, Saniye, Sathik, Saif, Shifan, Leo, Tom Aqua Bar: Riza Room Boy: Shaggy Drums Javid Veli and Veli 73: Juliane, Jully, Buckey, Fazeel, Chef Mo Beach Guru: Xavier We also appreciate that the Bungalows will be renovated. Additonal a reason to come back. Thank you to all who made that we had again a wonderful vacation in this paradies

It’s a complete paradise .all facilities is outstanding,very good hospitality beautiful sunrise n sunset view Surrounded by 3 resorts is an amazing which is dhigu,naladhu and Veli . Picinic spot ghulifushi near to anantara is so awesome.Beautiful for kids, family ,couples ,friends together thank u anantara Would like to visit again

My family and I have just returned from 9 nights at the Anantara Dhigu resort. Firstly, some background and context - I’ve been fortunate to have visited The Maldives 5 times, with both my wife and as a family more recently. I figure that most people reading this review will fall into two camps - those that are considering booking a holiday to Anantara or those that have actually been and want to see what everyone else thought (or is it just me that does that?) We are a family of 4 and stayed in a beach villa - number 23. Close enough to the central Reception/ Pool Bar/Breakfast restaurant if you don’t fancy a walk each day - it’s a lovely walk so not a huge deal if you don’t get this villa, but it was perfectly positioned for us. The water villa’s are massive but some had views that were a little better than others. I think it’s worth checking with the resort and confirming you won’t have the one at the beach end as they don’t have much, or any, water at low tide - more a Sand Villa Good points: - Only 30 mins on nice private Anantara speed boat from Male. No need for a seaplane. After 9hrs 40mins of flying and the associated messing about, another trip on any type of plane isn’t that welcome. I should say that the seaplane is something to experience once in your life and it’s good fun too and the bonus is that you can get to resorts with amazing reefs but it’s a faff after a long flight and we didn’t fancy it this time. - The Beach villas are truly fantastic. Situated on the beach but set back by 50ft, enough to be private with lots of foliage. Huge, comfortable bed and good beds for kids which is just as important. Air con works well. Nicely finished room and huge outdoor bathroom with two outdoor showers and a pool-like bath. Nice toiletries too. At the front, there is seating on the patio leading straight to the beach. Loungers are on beach with your villa number so no need to mark your territory with a towel or book in case an interloper nabs them! Snorkelling gear and life jackets provided by the hotel. - Sea is clear and warm and there is a good reef around one of the three islands that make up the resort. There are a few little bits of coral to explore but this is not a resort for serious divers. At low tide you can walk across to the island that does have a nice reef, and it’s accessible by walking in water that is about 2 feet deep or just take a kayak. We saw lots of fish and turtles too - amazing. - Sand is raked every day and stamped ‘Anantara’ - I’m serious. - Service is universally excellent. Truly professional and charming with some stand out members on the team - more on that to follow. - There are Japanese, Thai and Grill restaurants as well as the buffet. Buffett is EXCELLENT. Amazing choice, beautifully presented and wonderful flavours and presentation. We’ve never sampled a better one. Themed nights (which sounds naff but is brilliant in practice). Tandoori chicken, huge prawn and mango salads, aubergines, lentils, fresh fish. You have to book a table so it’s never too busy as they manage the bookings system very well - Conrad Rangali resort take note. It never feels like a bun fight with people rushing to load their plates with food they will never actually eat. - Breakfast is a buffet and it’s awesome. - If you wish to dine at one of the restaurants, some dishes are extra (lobster is $50, black cod $20 for example) but so much is included - definitely the fairest deal we’ve come across as some places make you feel like the ‘poor relation’ if you are not a la carte, not here. - Resort is friendly and laid back. We didn’t wear shoes the entire time for example. Ever. - Room service is twice a day and leaves your room totally immaculate. - Some stand out staff members... - Joy at breakfast - An enthusiastic and lovely lady. Always a warm greeting at breakfast and such a polite person. - Shifan, Dembe and Fariz - the hardest working and most charming guys on the breakfast shift. Thank you. - Natcha from the Thai restaurant. A very sweet and kind lady who made our kids two amazing fish ‘sculptures’ from a piece of grass - sounds weird I know - clever lady. - Xavier, the coconut man. Great guy, hard working and always service with a smile. A true professional. See you next year. - Khaled - the best cleaner and housekeeper we’ve ever experienced. Fantastic guy and 1000% trustworthy and genuine. - Nazeer at Origami restaurant. Very kind chap and a real professional. Nice way with the kids and nothing is too much trouble for this guy.. - Ismail - the guy can free dive like a fish and he led us on a fantastic private snorkelling trip with charm and enthusiasm. - Compact Duo, the resident band were good fun and kept your feet tapping. They were also very friendly and cool people. - Opt for Half Board or try and get it included of you can. It will save you money. If you don’t, it could get painful. It’s not a resort for partying and late nights and most of the visitors were families. The resident manager, Gauderic, runs a tight ship and is always around if you need to speak to the top man on the island. This makes a difference to other islands where the senior staff sometimes hide in the office! I am struggling to find criticisms but I will throw a couple in to make this a balanced, although I have to say, the place is close to perfect and relative to other resorts, the pricing is fair. You get what you pay for. It’s not a place to try and economise but they give out a lot of free water, cocktails are 2 for 1 between 8-10pm (don’t scrap that Gauderic!) and the kids eat a decent lunch for free every day which is great as no one wants to pay $30 for a kids lunch which may or may not get eaten. Smoking around the pool should be banned immediately. It’s a family (and primarily kids) area and even though only two people smoked whilst we were there, they were sat amongst everyone else, puffing away, oblivious to people thinking ‘here, in paradise, really?’ I have no problem with them giving themselves and their own families cancer, but not mine thanks! I bring this up on behalf of all the team on Anantara. The lack of simple manners displayed by some guests is a real shame. Like every British family on the island, (there were three or four of us) I believe it’s important to say a simple ‘thank you’ when someone serves you. It’s pretty shocking that most staff members receive little more than a grunt or worse - totally ignored. There’s no need for it and it must be frustrating and tough for the team to be treated with such rudeness when they are delivering such stellar service day in, day out. It’s normally the same nationalities that seem to think that the staff are beneath them and I find it distasteful. ‘Manners maketh the man’ after all. Maybe I’m being a bit too British about it and shouldn’t be so precious but if you go to Anantara, be polite to the people who look after you. For those that have skipped to the end of my review, you’ve missed a corker so please go back to the top and spend a minute reading about one of the most special places in the world :) We are already planning our return trip. Thank you.

We visited Anantara Dhigu to celebrate our 10th anniversary and had the most fantastic time. The property is great, the rooms are large and comfortable, the staff is friendly and obliging and the beach is just AMAZING!!

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 within a 10-minute walk of Bodu Hurraa Beach. 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 Maafushi Mosque and Maafushi Harbor.


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.


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.

Room options

Sunset Beach Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Sunrise OverWater Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Sunset Overwater Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Sunset Pool Villa

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1986 reviews