Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa – Maldives

Anantara Dhigu Aerial

Along with the Anantara Veli Resort on a nearby island, the Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is one of the finest 5-star hotels in the Maldives. They offer 40 overwater villas and suites along with 70 additional beach villas and suites, making this an unusually large luxury complex.

The setting is stunning, and the infinity-edge bathtub-for-two in each of the overwater suites and villas makes for unforgettable memories of a holiday in paradise. There are 5 different restaurants plus 4 more just a short and free water taxi ride away, so there’s little chance of getting bored with the food. In addition there is a wide array of water sports and activities available, so while this is an ideal honeymoon resort, it’s also well suited to active types as well.

This resort is family-friendly, so take that into account

It may not be obvious at first, but this resort is just across the shallow lagoon from a sister resort called Anantara Veli. Both are excellent and guests at both resorts can enjoy the amenities at both, however, there is one main difference. The Anantara Dhigu Resort is larger and it has a Children’s Club among many other water sports and amenities, while the Anantara Dhigu is smaller and is primarily a romantic couples resort.

Another way of saying it is that if you are the sort of guest who prefers a resort where there are no children then you’ll be happier at Anantara Veli. But if you enjoy being around children, particularly during the school holiday periods, then this is the better choice, whether you are a romantic couple or a family.


The Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is located 21 kilometers south of the main island of Malé in the Maldives.


38 Sunrise/Sunset Overwater Suites
Area: 1,420 sq ft (132 m²) including private terrace

2 Anantara Overwater Pool Villas
Area: 1,960 sq ft (182 m²) including private terrace and infinity-edge private pool

70 island villas and suites

Special room features

  • Beds: One kingsize
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Flat-screen TV, CD/DVD and MP3 player
  • Room service: 24 hours
  • Espresso machine
  • Minibar
  • Private waterfront sundeck
  • Infinity-edge tub for two with a view
  • Separate shower
  • Outdoor shower on deck
  • Sofa
  • Dining room
  • Dual vanities in dressing room


  • Low season online specials from US$793 per night
  • High season online specials from US$909 per night

*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$240.24 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Fushi Café
  • Sea. Fire. Salt Restaurant
  • Fuddan Fusion Grill
  • Terrazzo Restaurant
  • Aqua Bar
  • Dining by Design Restaurant
  • Baan Huraa Restaurant
  • 73 Degrees Restaurant
  • Origami Restaurant
  • Dhoni Restaurant

Resort features

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Sailing
  • Speedboats
  • Jet skis
  • Beachside yoga
  • Boutique
  • Cooking school
  • Dhoni Kids Club
  • Fitness
  • Library
  • Morning meditation
  • Infinity-edge pool
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball & badminton
  • Wedding facilities and packages


Anantara Spa Dhigu is located in overwater suites and offers full 5-star service and many massage and treatment options.

Nearby activities

  • Island hopping
  • Island picnic
  • Malé excursions
  • Sunset cruise
  • Sunset handline fishing

What the reviews say

As one of the Maldives’ finest resorts, it’s not surprising that reviews for the Anantara Dhigu hotel are extremely positive. Most describe the setting as stunning and the rooms, particularly the overwater villas and suites, as huge and extremely well appointed.

Service also gets high marks, as does the food at the many restaurants at both adjoining resorts, though of course there are a few people who were disappointed in at least some aspects of their stay. Still, the Anatara Dhigu Resort deserves its reputation for excellence and it seems it almost always delivers.

Getting there

To reach the Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff who will put you on a private speedboat for the 35-minute ride to the small island where the resort lies.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Anantara Dhigu Resort

Photo gallery of the Anantara Dhigu Resort