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Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas

2019
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hampshire, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Athuruga is a perfect holiday island. It's a smallish resort and villas are spaced out well. We had a sunset water villa which was superb. The water villas are very well- presented and very comfortable with loads of outdoor space. The food in the over water restaurant was first rate. The swimming and snorkelling in the area is second to... More

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New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our first trip to the Maldives, my husband and I spent 10 glorious nights in a water villa in early March 2014 at this terrific island. Our time at Athuruga was absolutely perfect! We were looking for a small island with great snorkeling, terrific food, luxurious yet laid-back surroundings, peace & quiet...and Athuruga delivered by a mile! We were... More

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Essex
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Athuruga during December 2013 and had the best time. The island is a short airplane transfer from Male. From the minute you step onto the island you feel like you've arrived in heaven on earth. We stayed in detached beach bungalow number 36. Really nicely furnished, a very comfortable bed, outside bathroom and decking... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was our "bucket list" trip and we were slightly worried it would be full of honeymooners - but not the case! Everything was faultless. Bit of a wait at the seaplane terminal but it gave us chance to change into summerwear, have a cold drink and watch the planes. Short flight which gave fantastic views, only slight downside was... More

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w.mids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

After extensive "tripadvisor research" I decided that Athuruga was the one for us for two reasons; a house reef easily accessible from the beach and no mosquitoes; not so silly if you react to bites really badly like I do.Was I right...oh,yes! If you are travelling from the uk, you have to book Athuruga thru' Kuoni, but we did so... More

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Diamonds Athuruga is exceptional. Exceptional in the quality of the house reef and exceptional is the customer care from the management team and all the staff. All in all an excellent island. Thankyou Stephen, Tom and the team.

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dsm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We visited Athuruga in 19th Dec 2013 and stayed for 5 nights in Water Villa. What an experience, just fantastic! Let me categorize:- Welcoming/Reception - transferred by sea plane and absolutely no problems in terms of luggage, waiting hrs (usually min 25 minutes after clearing from male Airport) and it takes 30 min to the resort. Greeted by the manager... More

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We've visited Athuruga three times now. First time was 12 years ago for our Honeymoon. Stayed in a waterfront villa and couldn't fault it. We actually thought it couldn't get any better, but in 2012 we went back for our third visit and stayed in a water villa. Absolutely amazing. Very expensive, but amazing!!! Water villas are beautifully laid out,... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

First time in the Maldives for our honeymoon (5 nights in Beach Bungalow and 2 nights in Water Villa)and this resort ticked all the boxes for us. * Pristine beaches and easy access to a good local reef (not only small colourful fishes but also bigger ones such as reef white tip sharks and even so a sea turtle one... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Diamonds Athuruga is an ALL-INCLUSIVE resort (3 main meals a day, snacks in the morning and afternoon, bottomless, wine, beer, cocktails, mocktails, carbonated drinks, coffee etc.) We stayed 1night (first night) in Beach Villa No 13 and 2nights in Water Villa No 13, yeah... I know, lucky no 13, in mid-December 2013. THE BEACH VILLA The arrival greetings (after being... More

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Also Known As:
Diamonds Athuruga Beach And Water Villas
Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas Hotel South Ari Atoll
Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas Hotel
Athuruga Hotel South Ari Atoll
Athuruga
Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas Maldives/South Ari Atoll
Address: 2019
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > South Ari Atoll
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in South Ari Atoll
#8 On the Beach Hotel in South Ari Atoll
#8 Romantic Hotel in South Ari Atoll
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Athuruga Island Resort is the twin island of its sister Thundufushi. The island comprises of a thick vegetation of coconut palms and surrounded by powdery beach which extends to one side of the island. The lagoon on this side is small and the superb house reef is within the swimming distance while on the other side the lagoon is very large, sandy and is ideal for paddling around. Athuruga Island resort is best described as an elegant and intimate holiday resort with a high standard of service which offers offer All Inclusive only. There are only 51 rooms, named as 46 Beach Bungalows and 05 garden Villas. Catamaran, laser boat, canoe, windsurfs offered free to guests who must be experienced & licensed for these activities. Snorkeling equipment are offered free against a deposit towards loss of damage. Free guided snorkeling on house reef daily. Free laundry service. Aerobic, stretching, water gym and dance lessons free of charge.1 sunset fishing and 1 fisherman island excursion per stay included free. Beach towels provided free. Free doctor's service and infirmary. ... more   less 
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