Encircled by tranquil, turquoise lagoons and unspoilt beaches, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is a luxurious sanctuary on a secluded paradise island. With its wide variety of stylish villas and suites, there’s plenty of choice: either go for one that’s perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise or sunset, or perhaps opt for a villa that has its own private plunge pool. Some even come with direct access to powdery white sands, and all are only a few steps away from the lagoon.
Situated on Dhigufinolhu Island in the South Malé Atoll, Anantara Dhigu Maldives comprises 110 spacious beach villas and overwater suites and is just a 35-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, located on South Malé Atoll. With a blend of contemporary design features and locally-inspired materials and furnishings, rooms include a private terrace, open-air terrazzo bathtub, king-size bed and dressing room area.
And when it’s time for a bite to eat, the food at Anantara Dhigu Maldives will tempt any palate. Meals can be taken in a relaxed and informal manner at any of nine dining spots. Maldivian and international dishes, an array of seafood and meat grills, fine Italian cuisine and a variety of themed buffet dinners are on offer, plus lighter lunchtime meals to eat by the pool.
For the ultimate in relaxation, step into the tranquil Anantara Spa. This wellness sanctuary’s six treatment suites are perched over the warm clear waters and boast panoramic views of the lagoon and beyond. The Indian Ocean’s calming colours can be glimpsed through a glass floor panel beneath the treatment bed, and there’s a steam room and sauna for further pampering.
Visitors can indulge in individual treatments or, if it’s a romantic getaway or honeymoon, with a partner as part of the couples’ treatments. The range of holistic therapies on offer are inspired by indigenous practices and ingredients and are employed for their healing benefits. Choose from aromatic massages, scrubs and wraps, or signature techniques, such as four-hand synchronicity, to ensure each day in paradise is even more relaxing than the last.
Visit the island of Gulhifushi to picnic on deserted beaches and experience some of the best snorkelling in the Maldives
Need to know
• 110 beach villas and overwater suites
• Anantara Overwater Spa
• 9 restaurants
• Spice Spoons cooking school
• Diving, surfing, kite-surfing and parasailing
• Deep-sea and hand-line fishing
• Fitness centre, tennis court, volleyball and badminton
• Morning meditation and yoga
• Dhoni children’s club