Anantara Dhigu

The Anantara resort manages to combine a truly Maldivian feel with intimate luxury and style. The resort is surrounded by palm fringe sandy beaches and stunning coral reefs.

The Anantara resort manages to combine a truly Maldivian feel with intimate luxury and style. The resort is surrounded by palm fringe sandy beaches and stunning coral reefs.


Located in the South Male Atoll, just 35 minutes by speedboat from Male and spread over two idyllic islands, Dhigufinolhu and Bodu Huraa. The resort is built around a  protected lagoon and offers dining on both islands.


The accommodation is made up of a collection of Beach Villas, Pool Villas, Over Water Villas and handy two bedroomed family villas. Choose between villas perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise or sunset, or those that have their own private plunge pool.  

With nine dining options to choose from, there will be no room for boredom, ranging from Japanese, Thai and Italian. The meals are served in a relaxed and informal manner here. Family friendly dining offer children under six complimentary child-friendly meals. Resort activities are plentiful, as well as a dedicated Dhoni Club for the children.

Youngers guests are invited to cook up a storm in a special children's culinary class. There are endless ice creams and a family take on the Dining by Design experience, complete with private butler and chef.


Aside from the superb overwater spa, choose from a  range of indoor and outdoor activities. The Anantara Dhigu is the first resort in the Maldives to be a PADI-certified freediving centre. Free diving allows divers to freely move underwater with no oxygen tank bubbles so they can enjoy the clearer views of the underwater world.  Mari guides Anantara guests through the theory of free diving and teaches them to focus on breathing and conserving energy during the dive.

  • Tennis with Jim Courier Tennis Professional Coach
  • Kids Club with a weekly schedule
  • Yoga and meditation by the ocean in the Pavilion
  • Spice Spoons Cooking School
  • Beach games, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and chess
  • Infinity edge beachfront swimming pool
  • Scenic seaplane excursions
  • Search for dolphins dancing in the waves with an unforgettable family cruise


This resort has a strong family-friendly focus. There is complimentary babysitting at a time of your choosing, which allows parents a precious evening alone.

As a family, you can learn from the marine biologist at Aquafanatics water sports and dive centre how new coral gardens are created by attaching coral to iron frames.The Anantara Coral Adoption Programme is a long-term plan designed to share learning experiences, accelerate the regeneration of coral growth in the atoll reef, and ultimately ensure the future of this unique Maldivian destination.

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