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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

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We stayed at the Anantara Dighu from the 2 Nd of June till the 8 th of June. we are a family of 4 with two daughters of varying ages one is 17 and the other 6, so choosing a destination which suits all four of us is always challenging. However as Maldives has been on my bucket list for some time I decided to push it and chanced a trip in the height of monsoon. I guess we were extremely lucky because we got 7 days of sunshine end amazing weather with temperatures between 25 and 30 deg. The resort is absolutely stunning and is an island of approx 1km by 300 metre so you could stroll all around in 30 minutes. You could watch the sunrise and and the sunset by literally turning around if the sun could catch up. The waters of the lagoon are extremely beautiful and you see all the shades of blue that you can imagine. They are also so clear. We went dolphin watching on one evening and it was the most amazing experience. We saw at least a 100 dolphins and they stayed and played around the boat for the longest time. It was extremely thrilling for my daughters. The staff at the resort were extremely hospitable, friendly and accommodating. I would especially like to mention Prashrit Poudel at the front office. He was very helpful through the trip and extremely gracious in his ways and went beyond his call of duty to make us comfortable. At the Aqua bar we met the fantastic bartenders. Of special mention was Sushant and his team JC, Bala and Sathik.They were simply amazing, Sushant being great company behind the bar with never ending stories and the others came up with amazing cocktails. We had taken the sunset family villa and it was very nice with two large rooms and al freso toilets with outdoor tub and shower. It was right on the beach and also had a hammock, beach beds and an outdoor sitting area. All in all a very comfortable stay. The dining options were a speciality Thai, Japanese and Italian restaurants. They also had the Sea, Salt and Water restaurant with a continental fare. The breakfast was a large spread catering to all kinds of tastes. The resort also had cycles at stands all around and this was my preferred way of getting around. The week went by in a breeze and I would like to say it tops my holidays with respect to the natural beauty, the resort, the accommodation and to top it all a fantastic team of very committed and hard working hosts. Three cheers to them

I went to stay at Dhigu for the Third time on February 2017, and again we stayed at the same sunset overwater suite room which is truly heaven. As I wrote a review on Oct 3, 2016 to compare Anantara Dhigu with Cocoa Island by Como, and Taj Exotica to explain why Anatara Dhigu gets the best lagoon and turquoise color water in Maldives. This month June, We had a chance to explore more on the Ari Atoll side. We choose two hotels which we believe got the most beautiful lagoon in Ari Atoll. 1st is Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and 2nd one is Constance Moofushi. The result is not surprised us, Anantara Dhigu still get the most beautiful , crystal clear lagoon. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, The resort is divided into 3 small islands and connected with 2 (500 meters) long bridges. Customer rooms are situated at 2 islands, the small one contains all over water villa which is quiet but the color of the water is not beautiful cuz all the rooms were built very close to the beach. Our best bet is to stay on the retreat water villa which is built the last accommodation on that island, bigger, and far away from beach. The most beautiful rooms are number 421 and 419, we stayed at 419 which has the view of 2 color water, turquoise and deep blue, the water tends to be deeper than Dhigu Sunset Overwater suite but the sand is not that crystal clear so you can not get the turquoise color as beautiful as Anantara Dhigu. However, the room 419 is very big, and we really love big HEATER Jacuzzi which we 've never seen in other Maldives hotels. Anyway, Conrad's service can not compare to Anantara Dhigu which actually Conrad is a big chain and should have a lot better than what we got. Constance Moofushi is very small island. The good thing about this hotel is service and all inclusive concept. This is not a big chain hotels group but they got excellent service which can compare with Anantara Dhigu. Even the concept of this hotel is all you can eat, but they provide excellent food which can compare with Anatara Dhigu and conrad . However, The room of this hotel tends to be too small and uncomfortable. I think because the island is too small and they can not built a big facilities to provide all the power supplies and water to very big rooms. For the color of the lagoon, our best bet to get the most beautiful color are villa no. 78 and 79. When i went there, they were renovating walk way to both villa, so they close all 78 and 79. So, we have a chance to try both villa balcony. The best lagoon view is at villa no. 78 but anyway, it can not at all compare to Anantara Dhigu sunset overwater suite. We are waiting to go back to Anantara Dhigu very soon, you are truly paradise, the color of your water is really marvelous.

From the moment you exit the plain you know that you are in very special place. Setup is amazing, every piece is designed for you to be completely romantic and relaxed. Overwater bungalows are amazing, food delicious, but nothing compare to the service provided, which so personalized and dedicated only for guest pleasure and convenience. You don't know who smiles more stuff or guests, no better recommendation you can get. Special thanks to the hotel director Coetzer, who is there every step of the way to make sure that everything passes smoothly. Although he owns me a rematch in volleyball on the next occasion. They will see as very soon.

Just go and you will discover you have made your best choice. Their staff is kind, always smiling and doing their best so that you feel comfortable in your holidays. Try their water sports centre, eat their incredible meals, just enjoy!

Fantastic Island in a wonderful enviorment with the best service you can imagine. You always feel welcomed and the staff is so helpful. Tips is to wisit the picknick island Gulifushi, amazing snorkeling. Theres a lot of activities like surfing, scubadiving, kayak, dolphintour, yoga and lots of other things. Amazing food where ever you go with the best service ever!! A must is to try the tapenyaki on the restaurant Origami when you get the food cooked right in front of you and a great show at the same time, big thanks to Gharib that made that night unforgettable. Great cleaning of the room every morning and evening. Thanks to all of you that made this journey unforgettable. Extra big thanks to coconut guru Xavi who always supplied us with a great smile and fresh coconuts. We would Love to come back.

Great location and beautiful island with stunning waters. Friendly attentive staff. Nice place to learn surfing If you have the cash to spare, great instructor. Good choice of restaurants. Quick transfer from the airport. Great for kids. So peaceful at this time of year when the occupancy is low. Very private rooms.

The Anantara Dhigu resort is everything you'd expect from the Maldives. The water is impossibly clear, the views are breathtaking and the accommodation is luxurious. We upgraded to a Sunset over the Water Villa where you can literally watch the golden orb descend beyond the horizon from your bed. The bathroom is also a mildly spiritual experience, a large egg shaped bath tub planted in the middle of a huge expanse of space, facing the open sea. No detail has been forgotten. The toilet has a small glass window in the floor so you can see Stingray and parrot fish undulate beneath. The island is small enough to traverse on foot but there are buggies if you prefer to be chauffeured. Every corner is a picturesque spot and the grounds are maintained with just enough care and messiness to make it charming and not too landscaped. The service is attentive. Everyone knows your name but the profusion of staff stopping by your table to ask about the food could be intrusive if you want a quiet meal. The hotel has a good offering of sea sport activities and well versed staff to help you if you're a beginner. The spa is amazing, offering not just a spectacular view but very well trained therapists. If I had one grouse, it is that the food does not live up to the quality of the property and the service. While competent, the food feels generic and fails to satisfy. Having spent an afternoon on the most beautiful sea, and watching the sunset on an uninterrupted horizon, the hotel should seal the experience with a memorable meal. But I nitpick. It is truly a trip to an island paradise. And if the bill for all the extras - spa, food, activities - gives you sticker shock (you're a captive audience after all and someone has to pay for the meticulously upkept property and the multitude of staff), it is easy to console yourself that this is a trip of a lifetime.

Once in a lifetime experience....superb and unforgettable....from the hospitality of the Maldivian people, white beaches and clear waters. That overwhelming feeling that you cant explain... To top it all...thank you Anantara Dhigu team. Hussain Ghani and House keeping team for wonderful Bed. Shamee Villa Host and Receptionist for the tour and guide Mila of Reservation. Firaq and Food and Beverage team for the amazing Cake ( SO DELICIOUS ) and Champagne ( Prosseco ). Prazhrit and FO team... Sea Fire Salt for Wonderful Lunch, Fushi Cafe for the DInner by the beach (VERY ROMANTIC PLACE) and Mr. COETZER for leading an amazing and exceptional staff for making it difficult for us to leave the majestic and wonderful paradise on earth. My Wife was teary eyed on that moment when we're about to go.... We are definitely going back to magical place... ANANTARA

To start with, the property is beautiful, mesmerizing and breath taking with crystal clear green blue water and very well kept beaches. We traveled with a group of 16 and the group included youngsters, adults ,kids, infants and senior citizen. There is something for every one. We stayed for 4 nights and split our stay between over water villa and sunrise beach villa. The Over water villas are also of 2 categories (with private pool and without pool). We experienced both categories. The water villa with pool is very good if you want to experience the pool in private with no one around. We opted for private pool because we had kids with us which helped us putting the kids in pool and we enjoyed the ocean beneath. All the water villas have direct access to ocean.The rooms had all the amenities like microwave(on special request), coffee maker, kettle, hairdryer, toiletries towels, laundry bags, weighing machine, locker, exercise equipment, life jackets (all sizes from S to L), mini bar, bath robe and what ever you need to make you feel at home. But if you loose a laundry bag , they will charge 12 USD per laundry bag. You can carry life jackets whenever you go snorkeling or diving in the ocean (If you are not a good swimmer).As our rooms are with kids, so there was separate set of toiletries for my kids (Johnson &Johnson) The second category is sunrise beach villa with direct access to the beautiful clean beach. The bathrooms is beautiful and do not have a roof but are covered from all four sides and quite safe.The beach villas also has all the amenities mentioned above . The only difference is its location. Definitely the water villas are class apart. Now lets talk about different activites we can do in the resort Snorkeling - We get snorkeling equipment free of cost and is easily available . But if you loose it, there is a penalty of USD 50.Its an awesome experience to go snorkeling as its realy very easy if you know swimming.. Contact aqua fanatics. very helpful and warm people. Cycling - You get cycles free of cost and ride whenever and wherever inside the resort. Kayaking - You get kayaks free of cost and go kayaking for whatever time you want. Contact aqua fanatics. very helpful and warm people. Picnic island - The boat ride that takes you to picnic island and you can spend 2-3 hours in this island. Its a 5 mintue boat ride from Dhigu. A beautiful clean island to relax and sun bath. Spa - There is a beautiful spa centre for Dhigu and you can avail their services by paying . Found it to be lil expensive Water sports activities - There are lot of options of water sports activities at Aqua fanatics. But we found it to be little expensive. The people at aqua fanatics are very very soft spoken and hekpul. Surf- There are syrfing classes for the beginners. You can try that. Heard its very good, we did not try though. Kidz club - This is the best thing that can happen to you if you are traveling with kids. Faith (Lady at Kidz club) is the most humble lady i have ever met in my life. She is so so so good with kids. She can keep your kids engaged from morning 10 am till 05;30 without any complaints. And kids would not like to come back even after 5:30.Few activities are paid and most of the activities are free of cost. If you want to hire a nanny for your infant (0-2 years) and pre inform them so that they can arrange the same. Nanny charges 15 USD for an hour. there are variety of activities in the kidz club and they wont repeat their activities in a week. Restaurants - We can use restaurants at Anantara veli ( another anantara resort at 5 minutue boat ride distance) from Dhigu. There are variety of restaurants in both the resorts . Being a vegetarian group, we made special request for veg food and it was taken care of very well. And the Chef Chaminda & Narendra are gem of a person. They did everything possible to fulfill our needs and requests based on veg food and kids food. The restaurants like sea fire salt (Italian Food), 72 degrees, Baan hurra (Thai food) are out of the world experience. Breakfast is a huge spread with options of continental, Indian, Asian, Maldivian cuisine available.Lot of choices for kids and adults.. Bar - Aqua bar is the best which is adjoining the infinity pool. Sushant (Manager) at Aqua bar is a lovely person. You name the drink and hell arrange it for you. We sat at the bar almost every evening and he took realy good care of us. Your holiday cant be complete without some alcohol and Aqua bar is the right place for that. Do not forget to contact Sushant when you are there. Infinity pool- The feel of the pool is breath taking. Its an infinity pool seeing the infinite blue water of ocean. Huge pool , very clean and maintained. You get fresh towels. The only drawback is that there is no change room . There is men/women toilet which is used as a change room. This a difficult part as changing inside the toilet is painful.. Special bday bash.- It was my dad's 69th bday on June 01st and they made beautiful arrangements for him. Special cake and champagne was arranged along with flower decoration inside the room too. He was realy touched with this gesture. thanks a lot. Reservations - Not to forget Mr Sam at reservations who did everything possible to make this stay smooth. His prompt reply and pro active attitude for his clients is commendable. Whatever we requested in our emails was present when we reached the resort. His communication with every department was so up to date and smooth. Thanks Sameer for everything. I only miss meeting and thanking him in person. Not to forget the hand written good night message from the room boy Ahmed on a fresh leaf every night was a treat . Loved it RECEPTION - I have given a star less because of the check out issues we faced at the end. After everything was paid , bills settled and we were waiting for our boat to leave, we got a surprise from the reception guy that we have to pay USD 100 for a kid whose one side transfer was due. According to my travel agent everything was paid before we arrived in Maldives. I don't know if it was some confusion or something else. We told them to re clarify with the reservations team as we were reluctant to pay. Then they re clarified with the reservation team and said that there was some confusion and we were allowed to leave. This was one bad experience in the entire stay of 5 days with Anantara dhigu. Thanks a lot to everyone involved in making our stay so memorable and beautiful. Thanks to the entire team of Anantara Dhigu Shirin agarwal gupta Stayed 1-5 june 2017 From India Group of 16 pax

Anantara. Their tagline "Life is a journey" holds true as we will surely remember our journey with them for life.This trip was planned keeping our 9 month old baby in mind, as this was her first travel abroad. So we were more concerned about her stay, cleanliness, her food and her basic needs.When we reached Male, representative from Anantara welcomed us and we were put on a speed boat to a 30 minutes transfer till Dhigu. There, we were welcomed with a welcome song where our baby started dancing to it's tunes. The water Villa was huge, beautiful and had a breathtaking view .As we had informed them about our baby, they had already arranged for a crib and a high chair for her. Dhigu has many cycle stands where one can pick up a cycle to move around the island and leave it to any other stand to our convenience. Buggy for transportation was one call away. Everybody on the island was cheerful, happy and suggesting places for dinner and lunch which helped us a lot on deciding where to eat. Special provisions were made for the baby. Kids ate free, fresh vegetable puree, fruit puree and soups were arranged instantly by the hotel staff. I would definitely recommend it as a baby friendly Resort. Food was good and when one of the managers got to know about my wife that she is a vegetarian, the chef was informed who then prepared a veg meal for her from outside the menu, which was a very special gesture from them. They had many restaurants on the Dhigu & Veli islands which are open for all guests staying in either of the islands. Boat ride from Dhigu to Veli and back was available every five minutes, so, one could travel anytime to dine or just enjoy time at both the islands. Our trip was memorable one with warm hospitality from Anantara and mostly our baby enjoyed it too. I would surely recommended it to our friends to visit Anantara Dhigu for their next trip.

Dhigufinolhu (Dhigu Island) Dhigufinolhu

Hotel highlights

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

Located in South Male Atoll, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is adjacent to Dhigufinolhu Beach and a short stroll from 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.


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 sofa beds. 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. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water 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 3

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 1715 reviews