At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, adventures await across silvery sands, at sea, and below the water’s surface. Run into the surf from your beach pool villa, or jump into the lagoon from your over water suite. Surf, dive, picnic on a deserted island, then return to over water spa treatments and culinary journeys at our Maldives resort.
Dhigufinolhu Island South Male Atoll Maldives 08190 Maldives
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I will start with the positives: 1- The staff are very friendly and well trained. They will do everything they can to help you with a smile on their faces. 2- Food is great across all restaurants. Food at Sea Fire Salt is exceptional. 3- It’s great to have the option to spend the day and eat at its sister island Veli and snorkel island 4- The lagoon is absolutely stunning Our experience arriving at the Anantara Dhigu was very disappointing. The first thing you see when you arrive is cranes everywhere, which unfortunately is not being warned anywhere. We couldn’t believe what we saw when the boat arrived, especially because we booked an overwater sunrise villa so make sure you do not book a villa on that side as the views are totally obstructed with construction sites. It’s very convenient to get to the resort in 30 minutes by boat, however, bear in mind that you will see lots of construction sites and pollution if you’re staying near Male. We saw so many bottles being washed up to the shores, which was very sad to see. I would recommend staying far from Male. There are many man-made islands being built and they are a bit of an eye sore. We then complained because when you book a trip to the Maldives, that’s not the view you have in mind so they offered a sunset pool villa for an additional $300 + taxes/night which we refused to pay given you can’t find anywhere what’s waiting for you and it was your honeymoon, our wedding and my birthday altogether. They then decided to give us the upgrade for free. We had to spend the afternoon in the sunrise villa until the other villa was ready at night. Another disappointment- as I mentioned we were getting married there, was also our honeymoon and my birthday. There was absolutely nothing in the room to say congratulations or anything at all!! The loungers in the terrace weren’t even made up. We then moved to the sunset pool villa at 8pm that day. The villa was lovely, very clean and looked much better than the overwater villa. The overwater villas look very tired and desperately need renovation. The beach villas are much nicer and private so I would highly recommend them. They reopened Anantara Veli whist we were there, which was very nice. The wedding- the setup was lovely but it felt so disorganised. My husband and I didn’t know what to do or expect because they didn’t tell us anything. After the wedding, absolutely no one came to ask for feedback or if we were happy with was was offered. Although the setup is lovely, it’s definitely not worth the amount they charge. I also asked for bridal hair and makeup which was a tremendous disappointment. The lady didn’t know what she was doing and I had to correct her multiple times. It still didn’t look anywhere near the picture I showed her. At least they dropped the charges for this. Overall, we were impressed with the service at the restaurants and cleaning team. However, they should be honest with guests with what to expect. They really shouldn’t be charging guests that premium to stay on the sunrise overwater villa with that awful view or without letting the guests know.
We had a lovely stay with Anantara Dhigu! Breakfast selection was good and dinner options was ok for week stay. Staff went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable as can be. Normal dinner times were from 6:30pm, but staff opened up the al carte restaurant 30 mins earlier for us (with advance notice) because my daughter was struggling to stay awake through the late dinner times. Aunties at kids club were also very nice and welcoming. My daughter preferred kids club rather than hang out with us. Spa/Massage was also very good. They gave my daughter a mani and pedi and she was absolutely delighted. Snorkeling and kayaking to near by island was also great.
Great place! Very Good service and nice people. Special thanx to our butler Hosni! He was very attentive and helpful. We can reach him 24/7 even if he had a day off. And thanks a lot to Faruk from my daughter Olivia for his kind and warm atittude. Thanks everybody in the hotel for the sweet memories and unforgettable vacation