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#1 of 1 resort in Athuruga Island
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4.9
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4.8
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4.8
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4.4
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Boasting elegant beach bungalows , Junior Suite and beautiful over water villas, Diamonds Athuruga is a paradise located at just a 20 minutes scenic flight away from Malé International Airport. The wellness centre offers a variety of treatments and Ayurvedic massages and a well equipped diving centre provides enthusiasts with the very best underwater experiences. Athuruga is the ideal resort to discover the Maldives from a centre of excellence, where attention to detail will make your journey unforgettable. Let yourself be charmed by one of the most unique, enchanting well known coral reefs in the Maldives and discover its secrets thanks to the marine biologists on the island. At Diamonds Athuruga the uniqueness of our all inclusive formula allows our guests to enjoy every second of their holiday in total relaxation
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Diving
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
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Bathrobes
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Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Italian

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South Ari Atoll, 00130
Diamonds Athuruga
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,573 reviews
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Diamonds Athuruga shines with its exceptional service, where the staff's attentiveness and multilingual skills ensure guest satisfaction. The value is apparent as diners revel in the quality of food and service. Amidst a lively atmosphere, guests enjoy a sustainable setting with activities like bingo and karaoke. The hotel's cleanliness receives accolades, with rooms and public areas maintained impeccably. While the rooms offer comfort and are serviced twice daily, it's worth noting the absence of TVs, which some travelers might miss.
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Line F wrote a review Feb 19
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions3 helpful votes
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We just came home from ten wonderful days at Diamonds Athuruga – and we already miss this beautiful Maldivian gem! It’s simply paradise. The island is quite small which is perfect if you’re looking for a private and romantic atmosphere. The beach is beautiful – with a colorful and fantastic house reef just a few feet away. Every day we say both turtles, sharks, rays – and an abundance of fish! This reef is in our opinion much better than the reef at the sister hotel Thudufushi. The food at Athuruga is delicious, fresh and well cooked. Since it’s an Italian-inspired resort the food is mostly Italian, but we also had the pleasure to have a Frech dinner, Mexican dinner and a Maldivian dinner at the beach – it was really great! We stayed in a beach bungalow without wi-fi and chose to buy a router for the half of our stay. The internet was quite poorly but we managed to live with it. The room was a bit worn out but clean and cozy – and situated right in the sand at the beach. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wish a beautiful, romantic and unforgettable trip to the Maldives!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Angus W wrote a review Feb 4
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Must come once in a lifetime! We stayed in both beach and water villas, it really depends on what kind of feeling you like. We will suggest you to stay in both villas to try them by yourself. All the staff are nice and friendly. Drinks and food are good. The sea here is easy for beginners to start snorkelling. Remember to join the shark snorkelling, it is easy and great opportunity to see lots of sharks. You will meet all kinds of marine life anytime. If possible, bring your own gopro to get some videos and photos under the sea. You will love them<3 Just come and chill!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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karo n wrote a review Jan 2024
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We spent 7 beautiful amazing days in Athuruga Island. The Beach Willa was clean and tight the bathroom without celling cool (daytime sunny / night time with stars). Front of the beach Willa we got sand bags wall but we understood it is necessary because the island wave erosion ( maybe to cover it with sand could be more aesthetical ). No mosquitoes and flags or big bugs only some huge ants but it is normal. The staff was really kind and helpful. The food more then enough and excellent quality. You can chose different activities in Athuruga (diving, scuba diving, night fishing, dolphin tour, turtle tour, shark tour etc.) you never will boring. We will come back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Anomarahs wrote a review Jan 2024
Male3 contributions
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I am writing to convey how grateful I am for the wonderful wine dinner I enjoyed at your resort recently. It was clear to me as soon as I entered the venue that a great deal of effort and preparation had gone into creating an unforgettable evening. The selection of wines paired perfectly with each course, enhancing the culinary delights prepared by your talented chefs. The ambiance, coupled with the knowledgeable staff guiding us through the tasting, created a truly immersive and memorable dining experience. Thank you for making my time at the resort so special. I look forward to future visits and more delightful experiences!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: bring a lot of energy to try the water activity! i did half island snorkeling and its worth it!!
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Elisa P wrote a review Dec 2023
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Great vacation. The island is stunning. I really enjoyed the yoga classes with Biren at sunset (tailor made on the people joining). I stayed in a beach villa and I found it perfect with the sand right outside the door. We were honeymooners but I would recommend it also for families
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Pioneer737407 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Never had we imagined leaving Montreal, Canada and traveling via Italy to arrive on this paradise island, half way around the world. We loved everything, as described in the details of the 5 star reviews for Diamonds_Athuruga. Fantastic food, fauna and friendly faces everywhere. Best time ever! This resort benefits greatly from a dedicated and high performing team; as guests we are the recipients of graceful & professional service with a smile at every turn, venue, room greeting, activity, excursion, scrumptious meal, evening party, moonlight dinner and so much more. The underwater world was eye opening and has set the bar very high for future global adventures. We learned a great deal and lived many 'firsts' during our stay at Diamonds_Athuruga. The authenticity of the staff and their love for what they do and each other is felt day and night. As the sun comes up and sets each day, we can only admire and breathe in the marvels that this planet is capable of, and learn of the fascinating world that is the Maldives, specifically the South Ari Atoll, in the most spectacular and MindBlooming of ways. Special Shukuriyyaa to Elisa, her attention to detail, her smile and for making this dream into reality for us 💖 to Mr. Steenkamp: our respect and love goes out to you and all of your staff throughout the island... special mention to our new friends: Samna, Gabriella, Arte, Christian, Davide, Matteo, Alex, Dima, Milon, Saba, Fernando, Titu, Mote, Malik, Yousouff, and our wonderful waiter who took great care of us, Mohamed (Maheed) - Shukuriyyaa ✨ All of his colleagues also gracious each day we entered the dining hall in anticipation of the top notch food we would choose in that moment. Anyone we crossed paths with during our week was always smiling, friendly, helpful and seemingly happy to be fulfilling their role. It was a wonderful thing to be privy to such a peaceful, piece of the planet... a beautiful, diverse and multifunctional micro environment that we could all take note of as a template of sustainable effort towards a healthier world. May we cross paths again; on a Doni, a deserted island or a beach at sunset. Kindest regards, Nadia & Dino
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Be brave, jump into the water and explore all that the Maldives has to offer, trust the staff of...
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alexandru b wrote a review Nov 2023
Constanta, Romania8 contributions
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For some time we wanted to return to the Maldives and we can say that we were impressed by the chosen location, the simplicity of the place, the beauty of the landscapes and the aquatic fauna. After a short flight with the Hydroplane from Male to the Athuruga we arrived at the Resort where we disembarked on a floating pontoon and we were greeted by the Resort staff, boarded a boat and brought to the shore. The place is absolutely gorgeous, that offers an unforgettable experience and from the moment we arrived, we were greeted with a warm and welcoming attitude. The location itself it's a place that deeply impresses you with its beauty and simplicity. The small island is surrounded by beaches with white, fine sand and turquoise, clear waters. We chose to stay in a Beach Bungalow located inside the Lagoon, enjoying peace, vegetation and a superb view, waking up every morning in a paradise, very clean and well maintained. Although the chosen period is considered to be at the end of the rainy season, we mostly had excellent weather with very little rain and we were able to spend a lot of time at the beach, although the aquatic fauna kept us in the water more than on land. Inside the Lagoon, at first, the aquatic fauna is almost absent (being disappointed initially), the Lagoon is like a natural swimming pool, calm and very warm. As soon as we discovered the island's outer reef, we were amazed and delighted of how many aquatic species we encountered. An impressive reef with a multitude of colors given by marine life. We had the opportunity to see sea turtles, eagle rays, reef sharks, tropical fishes of all kinds and an impressive coral garden. The resort has two restaurants, one for Water Vila's (located at the entrance on the Water Vila's pontoon) and the second (Main Restaurant) for Beach Bungalows located in the middle of the island near to the Beach Bar. In the Main Restaurant we had our meals having a variety of options every time, starting with international cuisine and ending with local cuisine with a different theme every evening. We chose to do few of available trips (wale shark safari, manta ray safari) in which we did not manage to reach our targets, being informed from the very beginning that there is a 50-50 chance of not seeing them. Also, we did "night snorkeling with sharks" being one of the most unique experiences we have had so far and we seen a lot of reef sharks that left us speechless. At the Water Sports Center, you can get free snorkeling equipment and life jacket every time you need it and request it. We had access to canoes and paddling boards for free, all depending on availability. Marine Biology Lab gave us the opportunity to adopt a coral and replant it in the ocean, thus contributing to the conservation of the reef. We had the opportunity to participate in a water cleaning activity around the island together with a large number of other guests and representatives of the "Marine Biology Lab" from the Water Sports Center. During the entire stay, we've met very well-trained, professional and very kind staff being ready to assist us every time we needed it. Just mentioning few of them as Mr. Muhsin which took care o us at the Main Restaurant, Mr. Mohamed Nerhil & Mr. Nishan from the Water Sports Center, Mr. Cristian from the Marine Biology Lab.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: The Beach Bar gets crowded before and after dinner being the only attraction during the evening.
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Katarzyna S wrote a review Nov 2023
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Very romantic place. Small Island with few Beach Villas so not many people, not croudy. Reef is wonderful. You can meet ther turtles, mantas, sharks and many colourfur fishes. We really enjoyed snorkling there. Food is delicious - many l9cal cuisines, fruit and sweets. Every night there was a different kitchen. Guys from the beach bar were great. They were making the most delicious drinks ever and never regret the amount of alcohol - Sivan and Malaka - thank you guys!!! Rooms cleaned twice a day. The while Island is clean with beautiful White sand and transparent water. Really recomend, especially for romantic trips.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Adventure13274649996 wrote a review Oct 2023
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We went to this resort for honeymoon, a mind blowing experience in the islands with pleasant and wonderful hospitality by staffs, especially foods, infrastructure and amenities are excellent and special mention for head chef Fernando, way he cooks the delicious food and interacts with guests are simply awesome
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Jaco Steenkamp, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga
Responded Oct 3, 2023
Dear Adventure, Thank you for choosing Diamonds Athuruga for your honeymoon and for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you found our resort to be a piece of paradise on Earth. Our dedicated team takes great pride in providing exceptional hospitality and ensuring that your stay is memorable. We're delighted that you enjoyed the delicious food prepared by our head chef, Fernando. He is truly passionate about creating culinary delights and making every dining experience special. Your kind words about our infrastructure, amenities, and overall experience are greatly appreciated. We hope that your honeymoon was filled with unforgettable moments, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Diamonds Athuruga in the future for more cherished memories. With warm Indian Ocean regards, Your Athuruga Team
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Alexandra G wrote a review Sep 2023
Rome, Italy432 contributions274 helpful votes
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We just came back from this resort and are already planning our next vacation at the same place. We stayed for two weeks in a standard beach villa and liked everything, the most important for us being the house reef. The house reef: simply outstanding, daily encounters with the sharks, turtles, whole families of the eagle rays, porcupine and boxfish, moray eels and so on. We enjoyed snorkeling at least twice a day and were never disappointed. The food : simple but good, with Italian influence. One could find pizzas and pasta at a daily basis (pasta with speck and safran sauce is my favorite). Every day the resort changes the theme of the diner, my favorite being Maldivian, we had it twice during our stay. Live barbecue with meat and fish, live naan station (just excellent) as well as other dishes from all around the world. We also booked the lobster dinner, while being a bit too expensive, it was one of the best we had so far. The Chef prepared an excellent lemon butter sauce that was just perfect for the lobster, highlighting its delicate taste. Thanks to the General manager Jaco we also had one diner at the a la carte water villa restaurant, we liked a lot the romantic setting, lounge music, service and of course the food. The excursions: we went on a whale shark excursion and were lucky to see two different of them. In our sixth’s time in Maldives it was the first encounter, what a beautiful experience ! We also went on the night sharks snorkeling and had seen at least 30 friendly nurse sharks of different size, it was impressive and beautiful. Finally, we went on manta safari and unfortunately haven’t seen any, but we will try again the next year. The resort also organizes the house reef snorkeling excursions twice a day (free of charge) with the marine’s biologists. If you are not a confident swimmer and/or would like to know better the marine’s life, I highly recommend to give it a try. The shop: I loved this shop. While being quite expensive, which is usual for the Maldives, it offers very original and colorful clothes and don’t forget that there is a professional dressmaker that can make them to your size from the fabric you select. What I particularly liked is that no one is forcing you into buying, but everyone is always available for help. Animation: not very loud, which we like. We had a couple of karaoke nights, marine quiz, music quiz, couple of aperitifs with the management. Gabriela, that also works for an Italian travel agent, is an excellent singer, we found her on YouTube and Spotify and sincerely wish her the best of success. Service : everyone was very nice, starting from reception, restaurant, spa, water sports, shop, cleaning personnel. I first wanted to mention particular names but it would be unfair for the rest of the team. General atmosphere : we met very nice people from Austria, Italy, Poland and had a great time. Thank you so much, Athuruga, and we hope to see you next year!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Best snorkeling is around 7 am
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Response from Jaco Steenkamp, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga
Responded Oct 3, 2023
Dear Alexandra, Thank you for choosing Diamonds Athuruga for your recent vacation, and for sharing such a glowing review of your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a great vacation, and we look forward to welcoming you back next year! It warms our hearts to know that you enjoyed your two-week stay in our beachfront villa and that the house reef was a highlight for you. Daily encounters with sharks, turtles, eagle rays, and other marine life must have been truly remarkable, and we are delighted that you made the most of the snorkeling opportunities. We appreciate your positive comments about our food offerings, with Italian influences and a variety of themed dinners. It's wonderful that you enjoyed the lobster dinner and the a la carte water villa restaurant experience. Your compliments about the food, setting, and service are greatly appreciated. We are pleased that you had memorable experiences on our excursions, including the whale shark excursion, night shark snorkeling, and the marine life quiz. It's always a pleasure to introduce our guests to the wonders of the Maldivian marine world. Thank you for your kind words about our team. We take pride in providing exceptional service, and we're glad that you found everyone to be very nice and welcoming. We're delighted that you had a great time and met lovely people from different parts of the world. Once again, thank you for your wonderful review, and we look forward to seeing you again next year! With warm Indian Ocean regards, Your Athuruga Team
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$501 - $1,619 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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diamonds athuruga beach & water villas hotel south ari atoll, diamonds athuruga beach and water villas, athuruga hotel south ari atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollAthuruga Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diamonds Athuruga
Which popular attractions are close to Diamonds Athuruga?
Nearby attractions include IDive diving centre Athuruga (0.02 miles) and IDive centre Athuruga (0.02 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Diamonds Athuruga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Diamonds Athuruga?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Diamonds Athuruga?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Diamonds Athuruga have airport transportation?
Yes, Diamonds Athuruga offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Diamonds Athuruga located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Athuruga Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Diamonds Athuruga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diamonds Athuruga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Does Diamonds Athuruga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.