Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

‘Overwater spa and a host of dining options’

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is a tropical island paradise located on the South Malé Atoll in the Indian Ocean. Villas and Suites are situated overwater, beachfront or within the tropical gardens and feature outdoor terraces with dining and lounging areas. Activities include a range of land and water sports, diving, spa treatments, an air-conditioned gym, a cooking school and resort bikes. For dining there are two buffet restaurants serving international cuisine, four a la carté venues including Japanese and Italian options and two bars.

In Our Opinion

‘Anantara Dhigu holds the key to a successful family holiday with a wealth of activities that involves all of the family. Take a surf lesson, be inspired by a cooking course and adopt a coral that leaves a gorgeous legacy for the future.’

Fushi Café

Informal dining including an American breakfast buffet and themed dinner buffets. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sea. Fire. Salt

Sea.Fire.Salt serves fusion steaks and seafood cooked over the grill. Open for lunch and dinner.


Italian cuisine. Open for dinner.


During the day light meals, in the evening Aqua Bar is the place to watch the sunset with a cocktail.

Baan Huraa

Traditional thai dishes served in a teak house overlooking the lagoon and outer reef. Open for lunch and dinner.

73 Degrees at Anantara Veli

International favourites in oceanfront setting. Breakfast buffet from live cooking stations and for dinner each evening’s theme buffet includes seafood, Maldivian favourites and handmade pizzas and pastas.

Dhoni at Anantara Veli

Poolside bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks and light bites.


Modern Japanese food from a light gourmet menu, sushi and sashimi or grilled robatayaki skewers. Features a theatrical display at the Teppanyaki tables. Open for lunch and dinner.

Dining by Design

Enjoy a signature experience on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni or on the beach by candlelight. Menus can be created with your culinary favourites in mind.


Paddle a kayak or take the shuttle to Gulifushi where the bar serves drinks and light snack around the ocean pool. Day trips.


  • Infinity edge swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Complimentary bicycle hire
  • Yoga/meditation
  • Cooking school
  • Coral adoption

Beach Sports

  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Chess
  • Pétanque

Water Sports with Aquafanatics

  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Water-skiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Parasailing
  • Sunset fishing
  • Big game fishing

Charges apply for some activities


Diving with Aquafanatics

There are courses that cater for all experiences, so whether you’re a beginner and you’re emerged in your first dive, or a certified diver hoping to experience someone unique and different there is something here for everyone.

Dive sites include:

  • Guraidhoo Corner
  • Embudu Express
  • Kandooma Thila
  • The Kuda Giri wreck
  • Manta Point


  • Full range of PADI courses available, including:
  • Scuba diver
  • Open water
  • Advanced open water
  • Rescue diver
  • Dive master
  • Nitrox dive
  • Digital underwater photo dive

Costs apply

Anantara Spa

  • 6 treatment suites set over the lagoon
  • 2 open-air salas over water for thai massage
  • Facial room & nail polish room
  • Hair salon
  • Pre & post water treatment relaxation decks with jacuzzi & plunge pool
  • Steam room & sauna
  • Indoor & outdoor showers

Costs apply


  • Concierge services
  • Excursions
  • Laundry and pressing service
  • Boutiques
  • Resident doctor

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

• Baby cots are available
• Sunrise Beach Villa/Sunset Beach Villa/Sunset Pool Villa/Sunrise Pool Villa all offer space for two children
• Sunset Family Villa includes space for children and a mini bathroom
• Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa can accommodate 4 children

• Restaurants feature a range of child-friendly dishes
• Children under the age of 12 enjoy unlimited ice cream in Aqua Bar
• High chairs are available

Beach & Sea
• Powdery white sands, perfect for playing in
• Warm, shallow water

Swimming Pool
• Family pool only with shallow area

• Babysitters are trained in first aid and CPR
• Medical facilities with doctor on call

Family entertainment / activities
• Water sports cater for children as well as adults
• The Bubblemaker course is available for 8 and 9 year olds who want to experience diving

Kids Club
The Dhoni Club

Ages allowed
• 4 – 12

Opening times
• 09:00 – 18:00

Indoor activities include:
• Table tennis
• Videos
• Arts & crafts
• Story telling/reading
• Board games
• Face painting

Outdoor activities include:
• Bicycles
• Petanque
• Badminton
• Volleyball
• Life-sized chess
• Fish feeding
• Treasure hunts
• Beach soccer

• Available for children 4 and upwards
• Should be booked 24hours in advance
• Available 10:00 – midnight
• Prices may vary

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort makes an ideal location for a romantic occasion and the resort provides the following to make your experience special.

  • 5% discount
  • Complimentary transfer for the bride
  • One bottle of Champagne
  • Chefs homemade chocolates
  • Bed decoration

Minimum stay of 4 nights

Valid within 12 months of wedding date, certificate to be provided at booking & check-in.

Beach Ceremonial Wedding Package includes:

  • Wedding co-ordinator
  • Maldivian bodu beru drummer
  • Champagne
  • Wedding cake for 2
  • Bridal bouquet & lapel flower for groom
  • Frangipani leis
  • Decorated location
  • Evening turndown
  • Floral bath ceremony
  • Ceremonial wedding certificate
  • Wedding gift
  • 36 photos & CD

Price on application

Please Note

It is not possible to have a legally recognised wedding in the Maldives. This ceremony is a celebration – guests should have a legal wedding in the UK prior to the event.

Guests on Half Board and All-Inclusive are welcome to dine at the following restaurants on a daily basis. 73 Degrees, Baan Huraa, Sea Fire Salt, Fushi Cafe and Aqua Bar.

• All-Inclusive alcohol package available on selected drinks between 11.00am and 23.00pm

• Certain items are not included in the meal plans and will be chargeable as per supplement.

• Origami, a Japanese speciality restaurant on Anantara Veli and any special events are not included in the meal plan and are fully chargeable as per consumption or set menu.

• Half Board Meal plans are based on a three-course menu or buffet per person composed of a starter, main, and dessert. Beverages except still water are not included and charged.

• Half Board Meal plan offer and All-Inclusive Meal Plan is not applicable to In-Villa Dining and Dining by Design.

• Half Board supplement applies when Meal Plan Offer is not available.

• Certain selected items which are not included in the meal plans will be clearly mentioned in the menu with the supplement price.

• Children under 12 years can eat on complimentary basis lunch and dinner from children's menu only when dining with their parents. Maximum 2 children under age of 11.99 years old are allowed free meals per one villa. If more than 2 children under age of 12 are staying in one villa, they will be charged as per children paid meal plan.

• If child dining from a restaurant menu, 50% off adult pricing applies.

Complimentary Services & Facilities

• Swimming pool

• Snorkelling equipment

• Kayaking

• Tennis, Football, Volleyball, Badminton and Petanque

• Table Tennis and Foosball

• Morning Yoga group classes

• Evening Yoga group classes

• Salsa Dance lessons, Divehi lesson, Water Gymnastics, Zumba lessons, Cha Cha lessons, Belly Dance lessons

• Fitness centre

• Board games

• Marine biology education talk

• Nature walk

• Snorkelling Activity with the marine biologist

• Dhoni Club 4-12 years (children under four years of age must be accompanied by a guardian)

• Kids Activities including cinema, glass bottomed-boat excursion, etc.

• Foreign exchange services for all major currencies.

• High-speed Wi-Fi internet access in all villas and public areas

• In-villa safety box

• International newspapers

• Pillow menu

• Espresso machine and tea making facilities

Chargeable Facilities

• Dive and Water Sports Centre

• Surfing and Paddleboarding

• Dining by Design such as Candlelit Beach Dinner and Private Island Dining Experiences

• In-Villa Dining Service

• Weddings Ceremony

• Over Water Anantara Spa

• In-Villa Minibar and Wine Cellar

• Hair Dressing Salon

• Jewellery Boutique and Souvenir Shop

• Spice Spoons Cooking Classes

• Private Yoga and meditation lessons

• Laundry Services

• Coral Restoration activities

• MediSpa

• Floating breakfast

  • Over water spa offering Anantara signature treatments
  • Diving and PADI certification courses
  • Beach villas and over water suites


Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is located on the South Malé Atoll and is surrounded by lagoons and the stretching Indian Ocean. A speedboat from Malé takes roughly 35 minutes.