Featuring 25 water villas as well as 46 beach villas, the Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas is an all-inclusive resort with a unique sense of style. The water villas have a strong theme of the color white inside and out, giving them a 5-star feel that is not typical of Maldives resorts.
The snorkeling here is excellent, featuring one of the best house reefs in the region, and diving and many other activities are available nearby. The rates here are very good value, particularly if you book a longer stay in the slower season. The all-inclusive deal comes with all food and drinks, including most types of alcohol, even beer and wine in the mini-bar. This resort is nearly identical to its sister property, the nearby Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas.
Reviews of the Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas are generally extremely positive. The rooms get high marks, especially the water villas, as being large, very comfortable, and cleaned thoroughly each day. The house reef also gets great marks with the snorkeling here being among the best in all of the Maldives with a plethora of tropical fish and healthy coral.
The food in the restaurants and the service also fare well in reviews, though a few guests complain that there isn’t as much choice as they’d like for a longer stay. There are also a few reports of mix-ups on check-in, with rooms not being available for the duration of the reservation, but they seem to be dealt with properly in the end.