Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

South Male Atoll, Maldives

From $2000 per person in low season
From $3000 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Boat transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Sunrise Beach Villa, on a half board basis, including speedboat transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Anantara Dhigu's kids club is open to children from the age of three, while most other islands' kids clubs are open from the age of four

  • The watersports centre offers a huge range of activities, including windsurfing, sailing and waterskiing

  • The Chef's Garden is the perfect place to have cooking lessons and sample Maldivian cuisine

  • The Two Bedroom Family Villa is ideal as there is a second bedroom for the children

  • There is a wide range of dining options, as Dhigu guests can head to neighbouring Anantara Veli to dine in the restaurants and bars

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The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.

Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.

Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.

A big attraction of this resort is its location to Haanifaru, one of the best places in the world to snorkel with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. The season is May to October.

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Insider's View

Go for an Anantara Pool Villa rather than a Sunset Pool Villa for a larger swimming pool

Opt for the full or half board dine-around rather than regular meal plans as they are much more flexible

A fabulous resort for families but book early as the family suites offering a second bedroom for smaller children are very limited and sell fast

Enjoy watching the sting rays cruising the lagoon from the deck of your Over Water Villa

When you dine in 'Salt' a Salt Guru will tell you which salt is recommended with your chosen dish - they have an interesting selection of different salts on offer!

Call us on 020 3993 7307 to start planning your vacation to Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Description

Anantara Dhigu is an island ideal for families looking for a relaxing Maldivian escape, but with plenty of activities to keep the more restless occupied. With an array of restaurants and an over-water spa, this island offers great value for money.

Anantara Dhigu, on Dhigufinolhu Island in the South Malé Atoll, is just a 35-minute speedboat journey from the airport boasting spacious villas on the beach and over the water, some of which have pools. The proximity to the airport means that guests can really maximize their vacation, while still being far enough away to get the desert island feeling so many guests crave when they visit the Maldives.

Set in its own lagoon, Anantara Dhigu has lots to offer in terms of watersports, including jet skiing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and parasailing. Snorkelling and diving are also on offer, and guests can even try out the watersports center's very own Cayago Magnum - an underwater 'rocket' which allows guests to speed along beneath the waves.

Younger guests can head to the Dhoni Kids Club where activities including games both indoors and outdoors, as well as arts and crafts, are on offer. The club is free of charge for children from the age of 3 to 11 years, and those younger than 3 years can attend if accompanied by a parent or babysitter.

There is a wide range of dining options, as guests can head to neighboring adult only island Anantara Veli for meals in six different restaurants spanning the two resorts. Cuisines include Thai, Italian and Japanese, and there are also bars for light snacks and sundowners.

The over-water spa is staffed by massage therapists trained by Anantara in Thailand to a very high standard, offering a range of treatments.

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Accommodation

Anantara Dhigu's 110 villas are located either over the water or just a few steps from the beach. Decorated simply using wood and block colors, the villas are designed to reflect the laid back atmosphere of the island. Choose between villas perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise or sunset, or those that have their own private plunge pool. The beach villas, which received comprehensive refurbishments in late 2018, offer direct access to the powder-soft, white sand beach and the tranquil lagoon.

Childcare

Anantara Dhigu's Dhoni Kidz Club is open to children from the age of 3 to 11 years unaccompanied. Those younger than 3 years can attend if accompanied by a parent or babysitter. Activities include scavenger hunts, coconut painting and dodge ball.

Babysitting is available on the island at the following rates:

USD15 per child per hour until 10pm

USD20 per child per hour between 10pm and midnight

USD25 per child per hour from midnight onwards

Services

In-villa and suite features:

Flat-screen TV and DVD player; internet access; iPod docking station; mini bar; coffee and tea-making facilities; in-room safe; daybed in room.

Guest services:

Library and guest internet facilities; concierge services; tours and excursions; lobby shop; laundry and pressing service; children's club and child minding services; rollaway beds available; baby cots; 24-hour room service.

Facilities

Guests staying at Anantara Dhigu have access to three dining options on the island including the main restaurant, Fushi Cafe, serving the breakfast buffet every morning, with live cooking stations. In the evening, themed buffets can be eaten here, from international cuisines to local Maldivian food.

Sea.Fire.Salt. offers grilled steaks and seafood for lunch and dinner, and Terrazzo offers Italian food.

Neighbouring adults-only island Anantara Veli is home to three further dining options which Dhigu guests can make the most of - children are allowed at these restaurants from 18.30 onwards if the family has booked a dinner reservation ( children are not allowed in the Dhoni Bar). 73 Degrees is located on Veli and open for breakfast and dinner with seafood options in the evening. Baan Huraa offers Thai cuisine for both lunch and dinner, while Origami offers sashimi and Teppanyaki for dinner.

Guests on half or full board can make full use of the restaurants on both islands with the exception of Origami.

The Dhoni on Anantara Veli and Aqua on Anantara Dhigu are ideal places for a poolside sundowner. For those guests who want something a little more unique, Dining by Design can take them anywhere they choose on the islands, from the beach to a more remote sandbank.

Activities

A range of activities and excursions is available.

Watersports activities include diving, snorkeling and the underwater 'rocket' - the Cayago Magnum, which allows the guest to whizz along below the water's surface at 20km per hour, almost as fast as a dolphin. There are also jetskis - Yamaha WaveRunners available with a private guide; kayaking which can be done on the Anantara lagoon, some of which are glass to enable guests to see below the water's surface; sailing in a K1 Top Cat or the new Bravo Mini Cat; windsurfing; speedboating, waterskiing and parasailing. Surfing is also available.

Further afield, guests can go island hopping; have a picnic on a neighboring island; go for a sunset cruise with a personal wine cellar, bar and chill-out area on-board while sipping champagne; go deep-sea or hand-line fishing, or even go surfing.

Reviews

4

Juliet Morris (Staff)

Anantara Dhigu is a great choice for families, but it is also very suitable for couples and honeymooners. The rooms - both on the beach and over water are really spacious and comfortable. I particularly loved the bathrooms! One of the biggest plus points about Anantara Dhigu is the choice and variety of dining options available. Not only do you have the three restaurants on Dhigu, but you can also dine at the neighboring island of Veli, providing another three dining options. Although there is no house reef at Dhigu, you can swim or kayak across to a little island called Gulhifushi, where there is some great snorkeling as well as a natural swimming pool and beach bar serving drinks. Anantara Dhigu is easy to reach from Male by speedboat which takes about 35 minutes, so within hours of landing you can be on the beach and relaxing straight in to your vacation.

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Alice Moseley (Staff)

A wonderful island which is great value for money. Excellent for families especially as it is so easy to get to from Male, with it being just a 35 minute speed boat transfer, rather than a seaplane journey which can take slightly longer. The accommodation is well suited for parents and kids and those on the beach are just meters away from the sea. Guests staying at Dhigu can also enjoy the restaurants over on the neighboring island called Anantara Veli, giving you a greater choice to choose from. Fantastic kids club starting from the age of 3, giving the parents a chance to relax and enjoy what the Maldives has to offer.

Offers

Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Speedboat transfers

Book your vacation at Anantara Dhigu, Maldives to benefit from complimentary return speedboat transfers.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Book from 05 August 2019 to 30 September 2019
Travel from 25 August 2019 to 30 September 2019
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Complimentary Half Board

Book a vacation to Anantara Dhigu in the Maldives and enjoy a complimentary upgrade to half board.

 

Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our specialist for more information.

Book from 09 January 2019 to 23 December 2019
Travel from 09 January 2019 to 23 December 2019
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Upgrade to Half Board

Book your stay at the Anantara Dhigu, Maldives and benefit from a complimentary upgrade to half board.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information. 
Book from 08 April 2019 to 23 December 2020
Travel from 09 January 2020 to 23 December 2020
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Exclusive Scott Dunn Discount

Book your vacation to Anantara Dhigu, Maldives through Scott Dunn to benefit from 40% discount.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Book from 14 August 2019 to 31 October 2019
Travel from 09 January 2020 to 23 December 2020
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - 10% Discount

Benefit from an additional 10% discount when you book your stay at Anantara Dhigu, Maldives before 30th November 2019.

Combinable with:

25% Discount offer (3 – 6 night stays)
30% Discount offer (7 night stays or more)
Upgrade to Half Board
Honeymoon/Birthday/Anniversary benefits
Long Stay credit

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information. Blackout dates apply.
Book from 28 May 2019 to 30 November 2019
Travel from 17 August 2019 to 30 October 2019
08 November 2019 to 23 December 2019
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Repeat Guest Offer

Return to Anantara Dhigu, Maldives and receive a further 10% discount on your room rate in addition to any other offers.

 

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 11 May 2018 to 08 January 2020
Travel from 09 January 2019 to 08 January 2020
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Long Stay Offer

Book a vacation to Anantara Dhigu, Maldives for 10 nights or longer and enjoy a resort credit of 400 USD to spend on food and drinks, water sports and at the spa.

 

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 11 May 2018 to 23 December 2019
Travel from 09 January 2019 to 23 December 2019
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Honeymoon and Wedding Anniversary Offer

Book your honeymoon or wedding anniversary at Anantara Dhigu in the Maldives and receive a 5% discount and complimentary extras to enjoy during your stay.

 

Offer includes:

  • 60 minute couples' massage
  • Bottle of champagne
  • Fruit platter
  • Bed decoration
  • 15% discount from Dining by Design (setup only)

4 night minimum stay. Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please contact our specialists for more information.

Book from 25 January 2018 to 23 December 2019
Travel from 08 May 2019 to 23 December 2019
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Anantara Dhigu, Maldives - Complimentary Child Places

Children ages 12 years or younger receive complimentary accommodation at Anantara Dhigu, Maldives during 2019.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please contact our specialists for more information.
Book from 13 August 2018 to 08 January 2020
Travel from 09 January 2019 to 08 January 2020
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Location & directions

South Male Atoll, Maldives

Anantara Dhigu is located in the South Male Atoll in a lagoon shared by two other islands. The Maldives is a long and narrow country formed by 26 natural atolls (coral islands that encircle a lagoon).

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