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Anantara Dhigu Maldives
"Nature’s Playground, Endless Ocean"
- Excellent Value
- Balance Couples / Families
- Super & Endless Blue Lagoon
- Water sports
- Friendly Atmosphere
The Island & the Concept
Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives is located in South Male Atoll, at a 35 mns ride by speedboat from Male Airport or 10mns by seaplane.
Set on the small island of Dhigufinolhu, the Resort enjoys an exceptional location in one of the largest lagoon in Maldives.
Elegant and delicate, luxurious and yet friendly, peaceful, active, Anantara Dhigu is the perfect choice for the ones seeking for discretion, gentle hospitality and water sports activities.
All 110 villas offer complete intimacy and cosiness, and have an instantaneous feel-like-home feeling.
Decorated with fine wood flooring and furniture, they all offer comfort, elegance and a warm atmosphere.
The Spa Anantara is set over water with open lagoon views and propose some of the best signature treatments, massages and holistic therapies and Yoga lessons.
The amazing natural surrounding of the island and the range of activities make it one of the greatest spot for Water sports in the Maldives.
Anantara Dhigu has an excellent choice of Classical Chic and Ethnic Gourmet restaurants, all located in extraordinary places around the island or isolated in the middle of the lagoon.
Families with children will have the choice between different type of accommodation and children will spend great times at the Kids Club (from 2 to 11 years old).
Anantara Dhigu Maldives is one of the best and most harmonious combination of both Romantic and family holidays.
When Luxury meets Simplicity.
Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives was chosen to be featured in the new Edition of Dreaming of Maldives, the Photography Book.
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The Island in Detail
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The Island in Brief
- 110 Villas. Category 5*****
- Island Size : Width - 120m / Length- 480m
- Distance from airport : 21km ( 13 miles )
- Transfers : By Speedboat 35 mns - By Seaplane 10 mns
- Diving : Very Good
- Snorkeling: None at proximity. Necessary to swim 15/20 mns to reach the closest spot.
- Lagoon : Excellent
- : Good
Anantara Dhigu Maldives ?
South KAAFU Atoll (South Male)
Latitude : 3.973711 Longitude : 73.50175
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Our Favourite Moments and Places...
Have a massage Over Water
The Spa has 2 fantastic private water bungalows over the lagoon where Spa massages are made on request. DE-LIGHT-FUL!
Water sports & Surfing
The Island has one of the best lagoon for water sports and sailing water sports. The Water sports centre is one of a kind with top pros and great material Plus one of the only Surf School in Maldives with surfing spots at short range. Parasailing and Sea Bob not to be missed too!
Have a very private diner on a secluded island.
With the Anantara Concept "Dine by Design", you can have a truly Dreamy moment on the tiny Island of Gulhi Fushi, where a white tent and candle lights will be set. The all package includes a Gourmet menu and if you wish, a Top Chef will execute some signature dishes for you.
Eat at the Thai Restaurant
Anantara Dhigu is renowned to have the best Thai Restaurant in Maldives. The beautifully decorated restaurant (in the pure Thai tradition!) is located in the middle of nowhere....right in the lagoon between the 3 resorts of Anantara and is linked by 2 long bridges and/or a by private boat.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives The Villas
Located beachside or over-water with full catch on the Sunset or the Sunrise, all villas are elegantly designed in a Maldivian Style with a wide array of amenities.
They all offer unique outdoor bathrooms and rain showers, some with double terrazzo tubs, and some with private plunge pools.
Dhigu Villas ambiance is warm and very cosy.
110 Villas. 7 Categories
55 Beach Villas (37 on the Sunrise side + 18 on the Sunset side)
2 Sunset Pool Villas
6 Anantara Pool Villas
2 Sunset Family Villas
5 Two-Bedrooms Anantara Pool Villas (Interconnected)
38 Over Water Suites (19 on the Sunrise side + 19 on the Sunset side)
2 Anantara Over Water Pool Suites
ALL HOUSES HAVE
King-Sized Bed | Private terrace with sun loungers and dining area | open-air bathroom | bath and shower | Dressing room | Air-conditioning | Ceiling Fan | Coffee/Tea/Nespresso making facilities | Safety Box | Internet Access | CD/DVD player | LCD flat screen Flat-screen| Satellite TV | MP3 player | Mini bar
THE RESORT ALSO FEATURES:
Children are very welcome!
Dedicated Kids-Club from 3 to 11 years old
THE + : Our little ones will even find their own bathrobes, slippers and flip flop thongs in the rooms!
|Anantara Dhigu Maldives - The VillasVilla - Room Type / Description / Bedding & Maximum Capacity|
Sunrise & Sunset Beach Villas: 110 m2
Sunset Pool Villas: 162 m2
Anantara Pool Villas: 180 m2
Sunset Family Villas: 190 m2
Two-Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas: 400 m2 - set of 2 interconnected Beach Villas
Sunrise & Sunset Over Water Villas: 132 m2
Anantara Over Water Pool Suites: 180 m2
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Restaurants & Bars
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort & Spa offers a festival of Dining options.
As a guest of the island you have the nice option -unique in Maldives- to take a free boat ride and enjoy the restaurants and cafes located on her sister island resort Veli. From Grill to Maldivian restaurants, from Japanese to the best Thai of Maldives, Dhigu is a dream location for food lovers.
The restaurant is a must to enjoy the view on the endless lagoon and have a gourmet meal from the rich A-La-Carte menu:
Grilled fresh seafood, excellent meat, Maldivian seafood and much more.
We also enjoyed seeing the Chefs cooking, grilling and firing it all in the open kitchen!
Open for lunch and dinner
See Fuddan Menus (PDF)
Located on Dhigu Island, Terrazzo is an intimate ITALIAN restaurant. perched on the top of Fuddan.
It has a high perspective views on the blue ocean.
Terrazzo serves rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas, seafood and signature Dishes.
Open for dinner
See Terrazzo Menu (PDF)
Aqua Bar is accessible both in and out of the water from the gorgeous infinity pool.
Cocktails and light snack Bars are available all day.
Ideal to relax and to grab a small bite.
Don't miss the Sunsets !
Open all Day
Fushi Café is the main restaurant for breakfasts served at the buffet. Then Restaurant reopens at Sunsets for a buffet serving a variety of flavours including international cuisines and local Maldivian food. Dining by the sea at its very best.
Open for breakfast and dinner
73 Degrees. Maldivian
Located in Veli.
If you like to change, have your breakfast or dine in this Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion facing the lagoon of Veli. Perfect for a Seafood buffet at night.
Open for breakfast and dinner
Located on Veli Island.
This restaurant is set in a very creative way with intimate alcoves or outdoor or seating on the beach.
A casual chic dining in a great atmosphere for Japanese cuisine amateur.
Open for lunch and dinner
See Geckos Menu
Baan Huraa. Thai
Located in the middle of the lagoon Baan Huraa is known to be the best THAI restaurant in Maldives. Unique in many ways (tasty and beautifully designed), Baan Huraa can not be missed if you like thai food.
Open for lunch and dinner
See Baan Huraa Menus (PDF)
Other Dining Options
DINING BY DESIGN. Dining by Design is a dreamy Concept : to enjoy Signature dishes anywhere we want : on Dhigu Island, at Veli- her Sister Island or on a private island hideaway. Set under a white tent it offers a great experience and is probably the most romantic way.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives The Spa
The Spa has nine sumptuous spa suites, each perched over the lagoon on Dhigufinolhu. At arrival, before your treatment, you will relax and chill under the umbrellas of the beautiful over water terrace. The spa menu features holistic therapies designed to enrich and detoxify. Yoga is available for beginners an experts, and mastered by professional instructors. Sessions by groups or private.
The Anantara Spa has nine sumptuous spa suites, each perched over the lagoon on Dhigufinolhu.
At arrival, before your treatment, you will relax and chill under the umbrellas of the beautiful over water terrace.
The spa menu features holistic therapies designed to enrich and detoxify. Yoga is available for beginners an experts, and mastered by professional instructors. Sessions are proposed at the Spa or on the Beach by groups or private.
All Anantara Spa's are rooted in Thailand, the essence of The Anantara philosophy.
The spa Menu is in perfect harmony between the Company local traditions (Thailand) and local inspirations with techniques and products from Maldives.
Anantara Spa at Dhigu uses natural remedies for health and beauty: Coconut’s generous healing benefits is widely used in the making of the spa products. Anantara The Spa does not only offer Thai and Maldivian therapies but also uses a range of eclectic worldly therapies to create advanced holistic health.
The therapists are trained to the highest industry standards, ensuring not just a relaxing moment but also holistic health and Balance.
See Anantara Dhigu Spa Menu(PDF)
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Dhoni Kids Club
Children from ages 3-11 are welcome to the ‘Dhoni’ Kids Club. The "Dhoni" Kids Club is located in the center of Dhigu island in a very cute and real Dhoni (the famous local Maldivian fishing boat) surrounded by a beautiful and wide sandy playground.
The Resort is family friendly and puts emphasis on health and safety, while offering children the chance to explore the island, engage in arts and crafts activities, play indoor and outdoor sport, and meet other guests their own age.
The Outdoor area has sandy flooring with tree shades, outdoor play units (Swings and wooden games ).
Some of the activities include Treasure Hunt, Painting/Drawing, a TV and films for rainy days, art creation, fish and sting rays feeding and many other fun activities for our kids to enjoy their time too.
Bubble Makers Dive Courses for 8 and 9 years old and Junior Scuba Diving are available at the Diving Center.
Baby sitting is available for additional charge. $15/hour until 10pm, $20/hour from 10pm-12pm and $25/hour from midnight.
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Leisure & Water sports
Anantara Dhigu is one of the Best Resorts of Maldives for Water sports and has it all : a magnificent and vast blue lagoon, a complete range of activities and top quality material.
- Activities with Extras:
- Private boats rental
- Water sports, Guided Snorkel tours
- Cooking lessons
- Trawling and big game fishing
- Private diners
- Yoga Classes
- And more….
- Fully equipped gym
- Internet Café
- Tennis court
- Tennis table
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Anantara Dhigu Maldives location and its surfing center both offer the rare opportunity to ride on some of the best spots of South Male Atoll meanwhile enjoying some luxury holidays.
Reach the Best Surfing Spot of South Male Atoll
Anantara Dhigu Maldives offers surfing lessons and excursions in association with Tropicsurf.
Note : Numbers are limited to eight people per surf trip so booking in advance is recommended and also cheaper.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Diving and snorkeling
The Diving center AQUAFANATICS offers beginner’s discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives and a complete range of
programs to suit everyone.
The resort does not have a close-by house reef ( this is usually the case for Islands having very wide lagoon as such).
Advanced swimmers and snorkelers will have to swim 15-20 minutes to reach the closest spot.
But if you prefer not to swim, an excursion is organised to bring you to a further spot, located outside the reef at a close range. Please check on the right picture for a better look and understanding of the area:
The Anantara Dive Centre AQUAFANATICS offers two boat dives a day to over 20 nearby reefs.
In addition, the Centre runs full and half-day “safari dives” to reefs and sites further offshore.
The Center offers beginner’s discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives and has a range of programs to suit everyone.
Full and Half-Day Diving Safaris are organized in South, North Male and Felidhu Atoll to discover the most exciting spots available in the area.
Before diving : Orientation Dives
All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in the Maldives.
The orientation dive consists of a dive on our nearby house reef or another local dive site, with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you’re ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications.
- Private Courses
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving course
- Full Range of PADI Courses. Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Dive master courses
- AQUAFANATICS “dive & revive©” service
- Bubblemaker course (8-9 Years old)
- Discover Scuba Diving, Junior Scuba Diver and Junior Open Water Diver courses for children aged 10 and above.
- Specialty courses such as Nitrox, wreck, digital underwater photography and many more
Dive center is fully equipped with latest state of the art equipment, including:
- Bauer Verticus soundproofed compressors and NRC Nitrox System
- Scubapro diving gear including Mk 25 with S600 regulators, plus T-Force and T-Black BCDs
- MB Sub lamps
- Top quality underwater digital cameras
DIVE BOATS AND SAFETY
- Customized fast fibre glass dive boats
- AQUAFANATICS “dive valet©” equipment service
- Toilet and shower on all hard diving boats
- Sun deck for post-dive relaxing and sunning
- All Dive Center staff is first aid trained. Surface marker buoys are carried by all dive leaders and used on every dive. Nitrox 32% is available at no extra cost.
- Onboard the dive boat we have:
- DAN Twin Cylinder Oxygen kit
- DAN First Aid kit
- GPS, mobile phone and radio
- In addition, DAN Maldives dive accident short term insurance is available for divers
SPOKEN LANGUAGES at Diving center:
English, German, Spanish
THE DIVING SPOTS :
The main diving spots of South Male Atoll are easily reachable from the island.
Among them, you will discover some of the best :
Embudu Express, Guraidhoo Corner, Kandooma Thila, The Kuda Giri wreck, Manta Point...to name a few.
- AQUAFANATICS dive center work in conjunction with UK Marine Conservation Society and the Marine Research Centre of the Maldives to participate in Fish watch Maldives survey dives. Any guest can join this survey.
- Sea exploration with the Resident Marine Biologist, Educational programs, presentations, guided trips, etc....
INFORMATIONS UPDATED on JANUARY 06th 2013.
We do our best to provide you with the latest information and all the above information, texts, photos and videos were written, created and appreciated according to our own experience. All Resort information presented here are subject to variations. We shall not be responsible for any modification nor alterations in any features, programs, prices or any services of any kind related to the resort.
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