Zitahli Dholhiyadhoo Resort – Maldives

Zitahli Dholhiyadhoo Aerial

A sister hotel to the Kuda-Funafaru Maldives, which opened to glowing reviews, the Dholhiyadhoo Resort and Spa by Zitahli is also a top notch resort treating guests like kings and queens. There are 100 total villas here, 65 of which are of the overwater bungalow variety, and all of them are huge, with the largest category having two levels.

This is certainly a super-deluxe 5-star resort with prices to match, so it will be slotting itself into the highest category for the Maldives. There is, of course, the usual wide variety of water sports and other activities, plus a first-class spa.


The Dholhiyadhoo Resort is located in the Shaviyani Atoll, in the northern section of the Maldives, about 250 kilometers from Malé International Airport.


15 Deluxe Aqua Villas

  • Area: 2,110 sq ft (196 m²)

40 Super Deluxe Aqua Villas with pool

  • Area: 2,422 sq ft (225 m²)

10 Stand Alone Aqua Villas with pool

  • Area: 3,466 sq ft (322 m²)
  • Split level
  • Living room
  • Foyer
  • Veranda
  • Outdoor dining area

35 Island villas

Special features in all villas

Beds: One kingsize
Wi-Fi: Available
Entertainment system: Satellite TV, DVD player, Bose music system
Room service: Available

  • Pillow menu
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Personal safe
  • Private bar
  • Espresso machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Mini-bar
  • Twice daily housekeeping


  • Low season online specials from US$740 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,216 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Breeze – Main restaurant
  • Fuze – Asian fusion restaurant and bar
  • Zephyr – Grill restaurant
  • Che’z – Cigar lounge
  • Z Bar – Overwater bar
  • Azure – Pool bar

Resort features

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Library
  • Boutique
  • Island clinic
  • Tennis court
  • Water sports
  • Dive center
  • Board games


There is a full-service 5-star spa located at the resort.

Nearby activities

  • Excursions to nearby islands

What the reviews say

Reviews of the Zitahli Dholhiyadhoo Resort are excellent, just as you’d expect of an exclusive super-luxury resort. The setting, the huge villas, and especially the service get very high marks. The resort is popular with an international crowd, and there seems to be very little to complain about it, at least for those who can afford it.

Getting there

To reach the Zitahli Dholhiyadhoo Resort you’ll first fly to Malé International Airport. From there you’ll be greeted by resort staff and helped aboard a sea plane for the 50-minute flight to Dholhiyadhoo Island and the hotel itself.

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