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Diamonds Thudufushi

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 12/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Kick off your shoes and unwind at Diamonds Thudufushi, a little piece of paradise on its own private island in the Maldives. Set on a white sand island within the turquoise waters of a shallow lagoon, Diamonds Thudufushi offers luxurious accommodation and outstanding levels of service. Located on the south-western rim of Ari Atoll, just a 35-minute seaplane flight south of Male' International Airport, the resort is secluded and tranquil, providing optimum privacy in unspoilt surroundings. The natural beauty of the island has been retained and enhanced. Our Beach Bungalows have individual verandas and private beachfronts along the coral-sand shore. The large sized Water Villas offers a fantastic experience over water with the rich ocean life up close. Experience the diversity of the Maldives by pairing your visit with a stay at Diamonds Thudufushi, offering intimate village charm.
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Free internet
Private pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Bowling
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Infirmary
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Arabic, Afrikaans, German and 1 more

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Male Intl Airport62 miSee all flights
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nangaiazhahan wrote a review Jan 7
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A small sized Island resort with 25 water villas and 50 beach villas. Booking through the Qatar airways bubble pack is definitely a good deal. Room is neat with all basic facilities and services twice daily with clean bed linen. Rooms 23 to 32 enjoy good sandy beach right at their for step.Our room cleaner, Yaseen made sure we had fresh bath and beach towels daily. When the air conditioning read not effective, he reported and for it fixed immediately. He also managed to get us a table fan too manage in the mean time. The restaurant has different menu daily prevents monotony. Chef.Thushita makes sure everyone is served according to their preferences. We also had the opportunity to taste a few Asian dishes prepared by him, which were outside of the menu and they were all great. Dessert chef. Michelle is good too. The resort's ice-creams taste really awesome. The bar tenders Ilam, Khalil, Anil and Aakash also make different cocktails to our preferences. Mimo from water sports is good and encourages everyone to try out snorkeling and kayaking. There were excursions for diving, turtle, mantel ray which we didn't try out. On the whole, a great, relaxed and well deserved and a great value for money break at Diamond Thudufushi during COVID times under the Qatar airways bubble pack. However, the services could me improved a bit more. I saw a young couple had ? paid for dinner near the sea hoping it will be romantic! But, just a meter away, guests were playing beach volleyball and the ambience was noisy, which I felt was ill managed by the managers. The 1.5 hours speed boat journey to and fro to the resort from Male seemed very long. I would have preferred a shorter sea plane travel.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear nangaiazhahan, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us. I will certainly share the compliments with the team and those specially mentioned. For the dinner on the beach, the couple were advised that the earlier time they selected would clash with our sunset volleyball, but they still selected the time as they wanted to be there for sunset and then dinner once the match were finished. We understand your point about the boat ride, however this sadly was so selected to keep the cost low for the package, but mainly actually to keep the bubble so that you do not mix with other resorts guest when on the sea plane transfers as they are shared flights. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Riaan
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Sara b wrote a review Jan 7
32 contributions12 helpful votes
went for 6 days 2 adults and a 2 years baby. amazing place to disconect from the routine. hotel offers so many activities diving spots and watersports. special thanks to the staff especially the house keeping team amazing : khalil, rasal, amjad, saeed, the restaurant team hussain anil the chef thusitha, valerio the italian chef. the food is just amazing and very refined. many names I forgot but great stay
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Sara b, Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us and future guests. I will certainly pass your compliments to the team and especially those mentioned by name. We look forward to welcoming you back soon again. Kind regards, Riaan
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Giuseppina wrote a review Jan 4
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Amazing resort in the perfect location :). The villas are spotlessly clean and equipped with everything. Recommend for anyone who want to stay relax and enjoy the nature. Magnificent beach and environment, food at the restaurant were delicious,special thanks to chinthaka who gave us caring service at the bar ,easy check-in. overall nothing to complain about, We will certainly be returning to this island
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Best beach
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Dear Labagnara1 , Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Riaan
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Tracy M wrote a review Dec 2020
Doha, Qatar54 contributions37 helpful votes
Not enough stars to actually rate the resort & team. They deserve 10 stars. This will be in our hearts forever and will be the best memory of 2020. We took the Qatar Airways travel bubble and spent 10 days at Thudufushi. The resort is not only stunningly beautiful, but the staff are the real gems of the resort. It’s quite rare that you get to know almost every staff member so well, and at most places I have been to you don’t get to know senior management, unless there is a problem. At Thudufushi, you meet management on arrival, and you see them throughout your stay. The personal touches, the thoughtfulness and care by management and staff really made them stand out. They go beyond the call of duty and you are made to feel like more than just another guest. Riaan, Natassia and Hashim, you are the greatest management team I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. We took note of how you treat your team, and your management style runs through the entire resort and makes the island very special. After two days on the island the staff anticipated our needs before we even asked. Mauveen, Hasham and Sheefan really were so attentive and knew exactly what we liked and had it ready for us on arrival in the restaurant each day. We really enjoyed Mauveen’s sense of humor. The bar staff Anil and Khalil were fun to be around and made our stay even more enjoyable. The Christmas Eve dinner on the beach was so beautiful and they really put in a huge amount of effort. To give each child on the island a small Christmas gift was very touching, but it really sums up how amazing and caring the staff are. The island is so beautiful, and the clarity of the water is incredible and its great to be able to snorkel around the island. The Excursion team is great, and everything is well organized. Eleanora, Mimmo, Thomas and the boat crew are great and we thoroughly enjoyed our trips with them. The whale shark, aquarium trip and even the house reef and the sunset fishing were well worth the visit. I was particularly impressed by their Coral Conservation project that was great to see and very interesting. We loved the fruit bats, the beautiful orchids, the agama’s and even the insects. The variety and quality of the food in all the restaurants is superb. 10 days and we never got bored or tired of the amazing cuisine and the presentation and care on each dish is clearly evident. The set Menu was a welcome change from the usual Buffets that you regularly get at resorts. The Head Chef is always around and has an incredible team who are very dedicated. Aqua over The Water’s Michelin Star food is well worth it. The Maldivian Night was a great touch and Christmas Eve dinner on the beach was beautifully done. Water Villas surpassed our expectations. Not only is the room spacious and comfortable,the patio area is massive and very comfortable and a great place to spend your day overlooking the clear water. We had amazing sightings from our balcony: dolphins, manta ray, spotted eagle ray, black tip reef sharks and so many beautiful fish. Faiz was our room attendant, and he takes great pride in his work and ensures that you want for nothing and your room is always beautifully kept. My daughter was not well and we took her to the island doctor. He arranged Covid testing and we were isolated for a day while waiting for the results. Riaan (the GM) was incredible during this, handled the situation with great sensitivity and care. It was a little scary, but he never made us feel like we had the plague. He and his team ensured that we were well taken care of during our isolation and menus, food, drinks and every need was seen too. At no point during this did we feel uncomfortable. Riaan even called us late at night to give us the results of our tests as he knew we were a little worried. Natassia went beyond the call of duty and ensured that if we needed anything that she was available for us and easy to contact. My only feedback from this experience was that it would have been nice if the doctor had followed up on my daughter and how she was feeling or if we needed anything. It was almost as if Covid was his main concern (which I do understand) but it would have been appreciated if he had offered a little help in terms of treatment or even just concern. Fortunately I travelled with medication, otherwise I would have been left dealing with a child who was ill and nothing to treat her with. A bonus on the island is the tailor, and he is amazing and well worth visiting. Natassia is a true Gem, and is just a wonderful caring person. Riaan you rock, and thank you for being so kind and caring and for the amazing family photos you took for us. The photo frame was a very special touch, and we will always remember you fondly. Mauveen, Hasham, Anil, Khalil, Levan, Faiz, Eleonora, Thomas, Mimmo - thank you for making our stay so amazing. This is possibly the best vacation we have ever had and will be happy memories forever. 2020 sucked, but Christmas with my Gnomies at Thudufushi was the highlight of the year. With love - Gassy, Bossy, Bitchy and Chirpy Gnomies.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear tracymH7838LK (Gnomies!), Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us and future guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon again. Kind regards, Riaan
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emilyklsiu wrote a review Dec 2020
Hong Kong, China13 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I visited Thudufushi and stayed for 10 days in the beginning of December 2020. We stayed in a water villa and had a 360 degree view of the ocean. During the day we went snorkeling in the turquoise blue waters, in the afternoon we went diving with the amazing Govinda from the Padi diving school :) It felt like we were on a little slice of paradise - and all the staff there were so welcoming and took such good care of us. We went as part of Qatar's travel bubble with the Maldives - but will definitely visit again when we get a chance in the future. I strongly recommend Thudufushi for those who's looking to explore marine life carefree with heart-warming hospitality from all the staff we met there. Love it and thank you so much for giving us an unforgettable honeymoon!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: I recommend the water villa - it's pricier but worth it - for the the view and privacy.
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Dear emilyklsiu , Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Riaan
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PRICE RANGE
$460 - $1,234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
diamonds thudufushi beach & water villas hotel thudufushi island, diamonds thudufushi beach and water villas, thudufushi hotel south ari atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollThudufushi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
74
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diamonds Thudufushi
What are some of the property amenities at Diamonds Thudufushi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Diamonds Thudufushi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Diamonds Thudufushi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Diamonds Thudufushi?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a private pool during their stay.
Does Diamonds Thudufushi have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Diamonds Thudufushi offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Diamonds Thudufushi located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the center of Thudufushi Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diamonds Thudufushi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Arabic, and Afrikaans.
Does Diamonds Thudufushi have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.