Anantara Dhigu

Location: Maldives | Maldives

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Anantara Dhigu is a luxurious resort on a private island in the Maldives, conveniently located a short speedboat ride away from Male International Airport. Your stay here can be as lazy or active as you choose, with ample opportunities for water sports like windsurfing and sailing and diving on the clear, life-rich coral reef; if relaxing is more your thing, there’s an indulgent spa and private access to white sands and the blue waters of the resort’s lagoon.
Perfect forA taste of desert island luxury.
In the know
  • Set on a private island in the Maldives
  • World-class diving and snorkelling
  • Cruises available on the resort’s luxury yacht, Nirvana
  • Range of Asian and European dining options

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Couples
  • Honeymoon
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

With the endless blue of the Indian Ocean everywhere you look, a stay at Anantara Dhigu is a slice of classic tropical island paradise. Divers and snorkelers in particular will love the famous reefs and coral gardens which surround the island, and are home to a rich variety of marine life.

Rooms at Anantara Dhigu

Anantara Dhigu’s collection of beach villas and suites combine a luxurious interior with rustic touches like thatched roofs and exposed wooden beams. All have direct access to the beach and are just a few steps away from the lagoon. Sunrise Beach Villas have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, and a marine colour scheme reflecting the view. If you’re more of a night owl than an early riser, you might prefer the Sunset Pool Villas, which have a private plunge pool and terrace offering beautiful views when the sun goes down. Some, like the Anantara Over-Water Pool Suite, offer the option of diving straight into your own stretch of the lagoon – a beautiful way to start the day.

Food and drink

Anantara Dhigu has something to offer foodies of all persuasions, with several top-class restaurants to choose from. Fushi Café offers Maldivian dishes alongside Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Indian, while Sea Fire Salt specialises in seafood and flame grilled meat accentuated by a wide selection of salt – complete with a ‘salt guru’ to help you choose. Delicious Italian fare is served up at Terrazzo, accompanied by a wide selection of Italian wines, and authentic Thai cuisine is on offer at the beautiful, teak-carved Baan Huraa. Delicate Japanese sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki dishes are on offer at Origami, which is appointed in a traditional Japanese style.


At the Anantara Over-Water Spa, a range of revitalising treatments are on offer in a beautiful location hanging above the lagoon. The spa includes 9 treatment suites, a steam room and sauna and dedicated treatment rooms for Ayurvedic and Thai therapies. Beachside yoga is also on offer, led by professional teachers, and morning meditation, also on the beach, is a great way to start the day. There’s also a boutique where you can buy simple necessities alongside handicrafts from India and across Asia.

Activities at Anantara Dhigu

The Maldives is one of the finest diving regions anywhere on the planet, and the waters around the hotel are full of colourful, thriving marine life. A range of PADI diving courses are on offer to suit divers of all ability levels, and half- and full-day safaris are on offer through the famed coral gardens, where you’ll spot sea turtles, spotted eagle rays, reef sharks and colourful fusiliers. If you don’t fancy diving, then snorkelling in the lagoon and reef is also a great way to spot marine life and a rewarding experience. Water sports on offer including kayaking, sailing and windsurfing, and cruises are available on the resort’s very own luxury yacht – the aptly-named Nirvana.

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Hotel location

Anantara Dhigu is located 21km south of Male International Airport on a private island, accessible by a 35-minute speedboat ride. You’ll be met by a member of hotel staff at the airport to begin your transfer.

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