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Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   2014   |  
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

this is the best service you can find on the planet.
the crew is so helpfull , it is clear that they are very well trained for this purpose.
the land is amazing for sure. the ocean and the lagun is very clear and it has plenty nice beaches and pools to enjoy. the restaurants are good and the weather in june is also very well. for honey moon couples it is exactly the best place to be. the sand villas should be selected as the one on the ocean are without and garden, green plant and shadowed areas. the bathrooms are very cute and the beds are king size. in the sand villas the wind is so strong that you dont need any a/c and you can sleep the doors left open. you can use bikes which are at several points of the island for free. to swim with stingrays and sharks are amazing:)

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patrick E, Manager at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear istanbuller,

We are very proud to receive comments like yours, as part of our ongoing effort is to understand the guests needs, combined with our luxury environment. We will pass on your comments to our team across the board, as feedback like yours is telling us, we’re on the right way!

Thank you very much for your feedback about your stay at Anantara Dhigu!

All our luxury Beach Villas and the Over Water Villas are equipped with a lot of nice amenities, such as free Wifi-Internet, outdoor terrace, flat-screen TV with international channels, Minibar as well as coffee makers.

Indeed, the outdoor bath rooms in our Beach Villas are a real WOW factor and we receive a lot of positive comments from our guests.

We are looking forward to have the opportunity of welcoming you again in the near future at our paradise island Anantara Dhigu Maldives.

Warm regard from the Maldives,

Patrick Eggebrecht
Resort Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I really regret that i just stay for 5 days at this beautiful paradise. If i can plan my visit again, i will stay at least a week to enjoy more activities and try more restaurants in this beautiful hotel.

Unlike other hotel in Maldives, Anantara Dhigu are actually form by three islands. Thus the area are much bigger than the other hotel in Maldives.

The big area make the hotel have many different restaurants which make the hotel really special, you can choose from Thai food, Japanese food, western food or buffet...... And all are very delicious, especially the thai food at Baan Huraa and the seafood at Fuddan Fusion Grill, you must need to try it at lease once~~ Although the price may be a little bit expensive but still acceptable.

I have stay at the overwater suite, the room are very big and well equip. Also the view are spectacular. you can walk directly to the water from your room and there also a shower at the sun deck for the convenience.

The service, no doubt that is first class service. I have visit others Anantara hotels at Bangkok and Phuket, they both have good service but Dhigu have the highest service level! Every staff have s big smile on their face and are all really helpful.

A Big thanks to Anantara Dhigu~~

Room Tip: Spend at least a week at this hotel to enjoy all the facilities!!!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patrick E, Manager at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear NG C,

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are more than happy, that you have enjoyed your holiday with us.

Indeed, it’s a great benefit for our guests, that 3 individual resorts ( all with different concepts ) are connected to each other, separated through a beautiful, turquoise blue lagoon. Our sister resort ‘Anantara Veli’ is the ideal choice for couples, traveling without children, while ‘Anantara Dhigu’ offers various options for families, traveling with kids.

Naladhu Maldives, our private island resort, offers the ultimate privacy, serviced by 1 housemaster, taking care for all the guest needs.

As you know, our choice of different dining options and restaurants will leave you with many options every evening! The Japanese Restaurant “Origami”, the Italian Restaurant “Terrazzo”, our Thai Restaurant “Baan Huraa” or one of our 2 Theme Buffet Restaurants ( Fushi Café & 73 Degree ) are just some of the options, our guests can choose from.

Rest assured, we will continue with this kind of service, as complete satisfaction is our passion at Anantara Dhigu Maldives, your family resort.

The voice of our guests is extremely valuable to us and serves as tool to implement improvements and enhancements throughout the resort and our service culture. We have already shared your comment with our team.

When are you coming back? All of us are looking forward to welcome you soon again at Anantara Dhigu Maldives!

Sunny regards,

Patrick Eggebrecht
Resort Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

we are family of 4 with 5 and 9 years old boys, we had wonderful time in this hotel, right from the pickup from the airport which was well organized till the welcome drumming that they received us with when we reached the hotel. the rooms are spacious with great attention to details, when arrived the room was already set with the 2 extra beds for the kids along with cartoon printed towels, kids tooth brushes and kids toothpaste.... kids were so excited to find these things arranged for them also we found 4 life jackets 2 are for the kids as well.I would have preferred more view of the sea, it was sunset villa and you can't see the sea from your front porch.
the staff was the best from Nihan in the reception who accompanied us to the room and explained all the facilities of the hotel to Duhha, Ali and Joe in the water sport center and Jully from the breakfast restaurant who were very helpful, kind and genuinely doing their best to make you happy and enjoying your stay. wouldn't recommend June; there was thunderstorms which is the last thing you want to have on an island vacation.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patrick E, Manager at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Raniahassan,

Thank you so very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your experience with other travellers on trip advisor.

It is very rewarding for our team to realize that their warm, professional and anticipatory service very much contributed towards your stay experience at Anantara. Indeed, it is the Anantara way to ensure that all our guests receive the genuine warmth and hospitality that they deserve.

Rest assured, we will continue with this kind of service, as complete satisfaction is our goal at Anantara Dhigu Maldives, your family resort. The voice of our guests is extremely valuable to us and serves as tool to implement improvements and enhancements throughout the resort and our service culture.

We have already shared your comment with our team, especially with Nihan, Duhaa, Ali, Jully and Joe.

It is a pleasure for us, to work in this industry, because of feedback like yours. When all our efforts are contributing to create a memorable guest experience, we know, we are on the right way, as full guest satisfaction is our target at Anantara.

I personally look forward to an opportunity to welcome you and your family back to the Anantara Dhigu Resort Maldives in the near future.

Warm regards from the Indian Ocean,

Patrick Eggebrecht
Resort Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stay at Anantara Dhigu from Jun 9-15. We do quite a bit of research to decide the best resort that can not only cater for family but also provide the 5* star service of a luxury resorts. We are very happy that we have make the right choice of staying at Anantara Dhigu. It has live up to our expectation.

We stay at Sunset beach villa which is perfect since beach is just right in front of our door step. It has lots of activities like table tennis, beach soccer, volley etc to cater for our the hotel guest.

It's very nice for the hotel to provide live coverage of the World Cup on each of the room.

June is suppose to be a rainy season but weather is very good & we only have rain only on 2 nite which did not cause much of a disruption.

Overall we are very happy with the service provided by Anantara & also the facilities.

One thing which I hope the manager can take note & make correction is the brochure which is given out to all the guest on arrival. It mentioned that there is a Japanese restaurant on Veli which is open for lunch & dinner. I even called reception to check before going. When we arrived at Deli, we were told that they are not open for lunch. We were quite disappointed as staffs should have informed us that it's not open for lunch. And get the info correct on the brochure.

This aside it's a great & wonderful stay for my family & we truely enjoy our stay & holidays. We will be back again.

We stay at villa 50 which is close to the spa. Perfect location.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patrick E, Manager at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Garysoon68,

Thank you very much for your amazing review of Anantara Dhigu. We are more than happy to read your feedback. It makes us glad, that we could contribute to making your trip to the Maldives a great experience for you and your family.

You made the right choice with Anantara Dhigu for a relaxing vacation and to recharge. We remain focused to continue and enhance the experiences you have collected, here at Anantara Dhigu.

“Anantara” The word in Sanskrit means "without end" and evokes the freedom, movement and harmony that are the spirit of the Anantara Experience. Each Anantara Resort draws its strength from the rich cultural traditions, historic heritage and natural beauty of its destination. As such, every experience is a unique voyage of discovery and inspiration that is distinctly Anantara.

We have well noted your comment concerning the opening timings on the welome brochure and I will personally review the printings. Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention!

We can’t wait to welcome you back on one of our 3 islands! All of us are looking forward to your next visit!

Warm regards from the Maldives,

Patrick Eggebrecht
Resort Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Anantara Dhigu is not a normal luxury hotel. It is a super excellent hotel, such a small island, are actually three small islands surrounded by an atoll, there is always calm sea, the waves do not come. You have everything to relax. Went with my children 21, 19 and 15 years, we had a great time. They have catamarans, sailboats, kayaks, jet skis, etc.. You can surf, take you by boat to find the waves. Diving, snorkeling there are plenty of colorful fish, very clean and clear waters. The staff is very professional activities, especially Rodolfo a good person who always try to help. There is a fee but it's when I say everything is everything. The service is incredible, always nice and sympathetic. Everything is very clean. The rooms are spectacular, they are very large, nicely decorated. We chose the over water, highly recommended. If I one day, I would like a lot, could choose the sunset beach, my kids were in one of them, they are also very nice with a large bath with shower, terrace, i inside is all, nothing is missing You have until mosquito repellent. The restaurant is very well served, every day you have a different buffet. You have an Italian restaurant, a Japanese restaurant by the pool with a large pool, where you can eat light meal and you can drink cocktails, beers, soft drinks and all kinds of alcoholic beverages. For children have a very large mini club, I recommend going with children. People looking for a kind of holiday with many people, with music, discotheques, casinos do not go to this hotel but if you want tranquility, nature, relaxation, this is your hotel. The welcome and farewell are forever remember. We took a pleasant memory of this hotel. We were in Eastern holidays.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Patrick E, Manager at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Xagiri,

Thank you very much for sharing your experience on trip advisor with other travellers.

You are absolutely right, we welcome all of our valued guests with a cultural Maldivian ‘Bodu-Beru’ performance and we receive a lot of great feedbacks from our guests.

It is very pleasing to read that you enjoyed the service offered at our water sport center ‘Aquafanatics’, as well as at our Kids Club. Personalized service is of great importance to Anantara, and we invest heavily into training to ensure every guest feels special.

Thank you for taking the time to appreciate this service. Your feedback has been shared across the whole team, who are equally delighted to have received such positive comments.

Each Anantara Hotel and Resort draws its strength from the rich cultural traditions, historic heritage and natural beauty of its destination. As such, every experience is a unique voyage of discovery and inspiration that is distinctly Anantara.

All of us are looking forward to have the opportunity of welcoming you and your family again in the near future at our paradise island Anantara Dhigu Maldives.

Warm regards,

Patrick Eggebrecht
Resort Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We are family of 3 welcomed by Anantara team after we arrived Male airport today (5th - 8th June 2014). They certainly knows how to treat us right, and understand our needs, we could feel the passion from their eyes. Through visit of the island, we decided to upgrade our room from sunrise to sunset overwater resort (room 112).
We will definitely visit here again.

Thank you Anantara.

Stayed June 2014
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Patrick E, Manager at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 4, 2014
Dear Xun X,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Anantara Dhigu Maldives. It's a real pleasure to read your comment.

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hosibitality right from the start of your arrival at our airport lounge, which is a great place to rest, after a long flight. Complimentary refreshing soft drinks, Free Wi-Fi internet access and Ipad’s to use, while waiting for the boat transfer is a fantastic start of your holidays on the Maldives!

Thank you once again for your lovely words! All of us are looking forward to welcome you soon again!

Patrick Eggebrecht
Resort Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We spend our honeymoon at The resort, in an overwater room, and it has been unforgetable!! The maldives are just incredible its a unique place in The world. The resort is The luxuries hotel we have never been. The staff are so polite and The most kindfull persons we have ever meet in a hotel. In special our room boy Mahir. He treat us so well and make us feel like home. He is also very friendly and you can talk with him about everything you want. We are so thankfull with him. If you are thinking of spending some times at The Maldives this The hotel you are looking for.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Patrick E, Manager at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear JorgeConde,

Thank you very much for your lovely words. We are very grateful, that you have shared your experience with other travellers here on trip advisor and that our effort has contributed to the success of your well-deserved vacation.


The voice of our guests is extremely valuable to us and serves as tool to implement improvements and enhancements throughout the resort and our service culture.

‘Anantara’ The word in Sanskrit means "without end" and evokes the freedom, movement and harmony that are the spirit of the Anantara Experience. Each Anantara Hotel and Resort draws its strength from the rich cultural traditions, historic heritage and natural beauty of its destination.

As such, every experience is a unique voyage of discovery and inspiration that is distinctly Anantara.

Rest assured, we will share your lovely words with our team, especially with Mahir from the housekeeping team.

On behalf of all the team members we all look forward to having the privilege of welcoming you back once again.

Best regards,

Patrick Eggebrecht
Resort Manager
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Address: 2014
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Dhigufinolhu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Dhigufinolhu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An idyllic tropical island paradise set in the South Male Atoll, just half an hour from Male international Airport, Anantara offers the Maldives resort experience you've only dreamt about, with two lush islands, Dhigufinolhu and Veligandu Huraa. Unwind on endless white sand beaches, palm-fringed islands and pristine coral reefs. ... more   less 
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Anantara Dhigu Hotel South Male Atoll
Anantara Resort Maldives
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