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In a fabled blue lagoon, three islands sit side by side. One of these lush slips of green is Anantara Dhigu – a spot favoured by the young and the restless, perfect for those seeking a little more action than your average fly and flop destination. Sandy trails lead to mirrored waters, and peeling waves thunder close by; Anantara Dhigu is all about the ocean…a place to embrace your dreams.
Ideal for Couples and Families
Close proximity to surrounding surf breaks
Spa and Recreation Facilities
South Male Atoll, Maldives, Asia
Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Anantara as seamless as possible.
AIRPORT – Male, Velana International Airport
TRANSFER – After touching down in Velana International Airport, you can gulp down your first taste of salt whipped air and sunshine. A representative will be waiting to guide you through customs and to show you where your personal transport is waiting. A 35-minute speedboat will take you cruising across crystalline shores, heading towards the mythical lagoons that make up the splendour of the Maldives.
WEATHER – November to April – Dry Season
SURF SEASON – April to October
Lashings of sunshine, salt tang breezes, and water that welcomes you with a warm embrace – the Maldives delivers a tropical climate throughout the year. Temperatures will often hover between 23 and 32 degrees Celsius, not too sticky, not too humid. Between May and October, the monsoons sweep down at interludes throughout the day. The dry season stretches from November to April where bright and balmy days come as standard fare.
“Sojourns to Anantara will take you from the depths of salt water to skies full of stars. Swaying hammocks and a love of simple beauty keep this island retreat fresh-faced and young at heart”
Children under 11 stay FREE when sharing with their parents
Complimentary food for children 6 years and under
Family Rooms Available
All land-bases villas can accommodate two adults plus two children under 12 years
Library and guest internet facilities
Laundry and pressing service
Boutique gift shop
Excursions and water sports
24-hour room service
Luxury Sunseeker yacht
No direct access to waves – Boat transfers to surrounding breaks with the closest only 5 minutes away.
24-hour Resort Doctor
An array of fine dining awaits you on the carefree island of Anantara. From seafood suppers plucked from the ocean to La Dolce Vita, elegant slips of sushi and exotic flavours from the Middle East – the choices are endless. Nine signature restaurants are scattered across the three islands and guests are invited to tantalize their tastebuds at all of them. On Anantara Dhigu there are three restaurants for those who are feeling too chilled out to take the boat across the moonlit lagoon.
The Fushi Café is the finest choice for families looking for bright buffet breakfasts and international style suppers. Sea. Fire. Salt is the place for watching tender steaks sizzle on the grill, and Terrazzo will delight couples who long to entwine their legs beneath the table, sip Italian wines and re-imagine their own Roman Holiday.
The infinity edged swimming pool looks like something straight out of an Instagram photoshoot, melting into the endless blues that make up the ocean racing to meet the horizon. Generous in space, edged by a warm teak deck beneath your feet and studded with parasols and sunbeds, you couldn’t ask for a more enticing spot for stretching out with a pair of shades and the latest bestseller.
Let magic hands unravel every knot as you watch silvery shoals of fish pass beneath your feet. The beauty is definitely in the details at Anantara Dhigu, where massage rooms boast glass panels on the floor, inviting you to be mesmerised by marine life. Those who can’t bear to tear themselves away from the glorious sea breezes can opt for al fresco treatments in the dedicated outdoor space.
Pamper yourself to utter perfection with the special Maldivian Coconut treatment – combining floral foot rituals with island designed body scrubs, coconut clad wraps and muscle tension massages, you are sure to feel the cloak of the modern world slip away.
Couples can fall in love with dedicated double therapies and dipping in and out of the steam, and sauna rooms will leave you purified from the inside out. Masters of Wellness will also be on hand to realign anyone feeling out of balance -from morning yoga to holistic healing – Anantara will bring you back to a place of purpose.
The Dhoni Children’s Club is a dreamy hideaway for Little Wayfarers who don’t want to be sidetracked by grown-up things. Every day from 9am until 6pm, parents can drift away knowing their small ones are in the best of hands. Children aged 3 months and above can be happily handed over to a team of dedicated and qualified babysitters who are all expertly trained in First Aid and CPR. Services should be booked 24 hours in advance.
The postcard perfect seashore is scattered with charming thatched roof villas each delicately placed for witnessing the wonder of sunrise or catching the last rays of light. Some have cool hued plunge pools, others offer direct access to the beach or the lazy slip of the soft lagoon. Artfully simple in design you can expect cream coloured linens to be complemented by polished dark woods.
The Resorts Sunrise Beach Villas are perfectly protected from tradewindsduring the surf season. The lagoon out the front is ideal for Little Wayfarers splashing around.
Choose from sunrise or sunset villas depending on your preference. Whether you want to greet the morning rays with a fresh coffee in hand, or if you prefer to toast sundowners with a classy cocktail – Anantara Dhigu delivers tailored delights for individual tastes.
Beach villas offer plenty of plush space – elevated with handcrafted timber, sink down terrazzo tubs in open-air bathrooms, and king-sized beds dressed to impress in cool clean sheets. Private sun decks nurture your relationship with Mother Nature, and the swaying blue of the sea is only a few footsteps away.
Laid-back cool comes with its very own pool at these super modern and chic villas. Sunset pool villas offer private gardens to the rear and ocean facing views. Spacious dressing rooms, rainfall showers, terrazzo tubs and a villa host service ensure that your every whim and desire is met with a smile.
The five-star choice for couples, the overwater suites ramps romance up a notch. Step off your own sunbaked terrace straight into the warm embrace of the blue lagoon. Lose yourself in a daydream as you drift around your own plunge pool. Stop a second when brushing your teeth to watch fish swim underfoot in your glass floored bathroom.
Every detail has been lovingly delivered at the stunning Anantara overwater suites. Italian ceramics, smooth marble, a chilled wine cellar, private yoga mats, and king-sized beds with views straight out onto a palate of blues make it more than worthwhile to splash out.
Sunset views and a generous beachfront pool await you at the Anantara pool villa. This dreamy island hideaway is all castaway thatched roof, sun warmed wooden decking, palm fronds, blissful loungers, and secret spaces. Those added delights of your own well stocked wine fridge, freestanding terrazzo tub for starlit bathing, and a villa host to plump your pillows and make you feel right at home elevates the level of luminous delight.
Lashings of cool marble and warm teak create a luxurious ocean fresh vibe at the Anantara Overwater Pool Suite. Take your pick of plunges – from the blue lagoon to the waters edge infinity pool, or dip in your oversized bathtub with poetically framed lagoon views. Suitable for 2 adults and 2 Little Wayfarers or 3 fully fledged grownups, there is ample space both inside and out for sunny Sunday feels to spill over. The deck delivers uninterrupted views that seem to encompass the whole curve of the ocean, making it a divine place to sit and sip wines from the fridge, indulge in starlit soirees, or simply to read and laze and sunset watch for the entire day.
Pure white sands and endless space to rest and play makes the two-bed family villa the top of the cream choice for families journeying with their Little Wayfarers. Cool, fresh and effortlessly chic in design – you can expect plenty of soft cottons, swaying hammocks, and vibrant splashes of azure blue. The shaded terrace can quickly turn from afternoon playground into an adults only alfresco retreat after hours. The terrazzo tub makes bath times a delight – especially when accompanied by birdsong thanks to its outdoor placement. Separate bedrooms ensure that every member of the entourage gets the rest they need – with one king and one twin. Your private beach garden delivers that added oomph, meaning parents can kick back and let their young ones dig and splash without a care.
Two gloriously connected pool villas ensure that everyone gets to beautifully balance time together with sweet serenity. While each party can enjoy the sumptuous white and blue ocean inspired spaces inside, complete with standalone bedrooms and al fresco bathrooms so everyone gets their time in the tub, the sundeck is where the socializing happens. The beachfront swimming pool delivers dreamy sunset views, elegant loungers invite endless sip and sprawls, and direct beach access means that a moonlit stroll across the sands is only a few precious footfalls away. Yoga mats, wine fridges stocked to the hilt, private dressing areas, and your own villa host are those beloved added extras that make life in the Maldives thrum like soft waves over the shore.
As soon as Little Wayfarers check in, they are welcomed with a special pack brimming with goodies. A daily kids club and first-rate babysitting service also ensures that parents get lots of alone time.
Teens aren’t cut out either, with a whirlwind of adrenaline-fuelled water sports and land activities, game consoles and smartphones are sure to be left abandoned in the sand.
Learn to Surf Program
The Anantara Dhigu Resort offers baby cots and high-chairs, so there’s no need to cart your own along.
Babysitters come of the highest quality at Anantara. Trained in First Aid and CPR you need not bat an eyelid when walking out the door.
Little Wayfarers have more than their fair share of space for capturing the island and calling it their own. The Dhoni Club is their distinguished headquarters with two boats for playing, a climbing wall, and a wooden tree house for keeping watch for pirates. With a new theme every day, young minds are kept stimulated.
Take your pick from the pretty beach or pool villas. An abundance of space, instant access to the beach, and private sun decks for family gatherings all add up to the perfect choice. Overwater villas are great for those with teens, but for super Little Wayfarers they aren’t the best choice.
The Dhoni Club is free for all Little Wayfarers between the age of 3-11. Running wild around the outdoor playground or sitting peacefully at the craft table – whatever your child’s mood, they will make an army of friends at this well-orchestrated club. Each day they will return bursting with tales of great adventures; from feeding stingrays to treasure hunting.
Older kids looking to escape from the dazzle of the midday sun can find a peaceful retreat in the well-stocked library. Internet access and scores of books make days easily wiled away.
The whole family will fall in love with a pick and mix array of activities; from dolphin cruises to island hopping, snorkelling adventures and table tennis. The diving centre also offers junior courses for kids above the age of 8 years old. With complimentary bicycles, you can also pedal furiously along the verdant tracks for your own tropical tour of the island.
There may not be a dedicated children’s pool, but Little Wayfarers are certainly welcome at the endless infinity pool where parents can swim and splash alongside their tots in the shallow end.
With a menu specifically curated for smaller stomachs, you won’t have any issues getting your Little Wayfarers to chow down. The Fushi Café has a bright and breezy laid-back edge and cooking stations invite small ones to pick their own plates with wide and wondrous eyes. Don’t forget – children under 6 years old dine for free.
Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.
Island doctor on call 24 hours
For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organise this for you.
Mozzies can be found in paradise too.
Surfing – Go beyond the blue with the Anantara Surf School by Tropicsurf. Savvy surfers or first timers will be wowed by the swells that sweep the bays on beautiful Anantara. Excellent house reefs are right on your doorstep, and with daily boat departures, you won’t fall short on session time.
Fine Dining – You can journey to every corner of the world with Anantara. Three different resorts all within close range ensure imaginative dining every single night. Dining by Design offers couples the chance to enjoy tailor-made concept dinners in a series of utterly enchanting settings.
Spa Bliss – The striking spa at Anantara goes that extra mile. Visiting Wellness Masters can make the world of difference for those seeking spiritual sojourns. For those just looking for a little R&R, the spa menu is effortlessly tantalizing.
Ocean Delights – Anantara is all about the ocean; a gift that soothes even as you sleep. The ocean hammocks are a sublime touch and the water-sports are endless. The coral adoption program ensures that the resort is taking every measure to protect the future of the precious atolls.
With the ocean as your own playground, a stay at Anantara wouldn’t be complete without the joy ride of sailing or plunging into the pure tapestry of turquoise. Take to the sky with a bright parasail and soak up a bird’s eye view of the blue. Rent a Jet Ski and bounce across the waves or go gentle with a kayak for softer contemplation.
Although Anantara Dhigu looks like a dream from above, you won’t know the depths of its beauty until you break the surface. Beneath the waves, you will find coral gardens in spring bloom, reef sharks and eagle rays, and more rainbow-bright fish than you could ever imagine.
Climb aboard Nirvana and enter another shade of paradise. The Anantara Dhigu Resort boasts its own luxury yacht for sunsets or full days at sea. Armed with chilled champagne, gourmet picnic baskets, and a captain who knows all the secret spots, you can glide out towards the horizon.
Spend the day exploring the cultural capital of the Maldives. The pint-sized city makes for a fascinating adventure and invites you to discover the Maldives far from the bliss of your infinity pool. Whipped up mosques, bustling markets, and regal palaces are well worth checking out to build a complete picture.
Keen chefs will adore the chance to get into the kitchen and cook up a storm. Under the watchful eyes of the resident master chefs, you can learn how to recreate Maldivian dishes that are sure to delight. A pinch of spice, a secret technique, and a pocketful of passion will all come together crafting a menu you will want to share.
This region of the Maldives is pure saltwater magic with a variety of waves on your doorstep, from fun rights to barreling lefts all within a short boat ride of Anantara Dhigu.
Avid surfers will be more than impressed at the festival line-up – with big name breaks like Boatyards, Natives, Nonya’s and Riptides.
Waves are easily accessible thanks to the surf guiding and coaching service provided by Australia’s Tropicsurf. Pick from gentle waves to down the line barrels that will get the adrenaline pumping, no matter what your personal ability – you will find the wave that suits you best.
For those learning to surf or beginners, Tropicsurf is on hand to help you progress, and with only eight students in a class, you will be tearing it up in no time.
April to October
Beginner to Advanced
No direct access to waves
Boat transfers to surrounding breaks
Coaching & Guiding