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Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel

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Boutique Beach is designed, built and run by Romney Drury, a British diver, who loved this area so much, she gave up her job in the UK to be able to offer divers a wonderful experience for a much more economical price than previously possible in resort diving. The hotel offers 6 spacious, private rooms, 1 main restaurant and 1 roof top restaurant along with a very own Diving center with NITROX and whole range of excursions and opportunities to enjoy the natural Maldivian environment. Boutique Beach is located on Dhigurah which is in the famous whale shark area in the south Ari Atoll. The British Whale Shark conservation group, who are also based on Dhigurah, have recorded 268 whale sharks in our area, of which only 8 are female. Average length is 5.92m which makes them "teenagers." The whale sharks are there all year around, but some weather conditions makes them harder to spot. Mantas regularly feed in our lagoon as well as the famous cleaning station at Rangali which within easy reach. There are 15 deep reefs or Thilas in between Dhigurah and the next island. The famous Kudarah Thila is just 10 minutes away. Our PADI Dive Team will be happy to show you the best diving in the Maldives. We have a PADI instructor and a dive guide available on board together with a speedboat for smaller groups and further dive destinations. Our Dive center is the only place on the island where we have NITROX available.
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Beach Road, 0070
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Villa Intl Airport8 mi
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We spend a week un this area with my wife and all is perfect. The food, variety of fresh juice and fish, the personnal, everytime smilling, the room, cosy and sweety and for sure DIVING!!! We saw reef sharks, octopus, eagle ray, pastenague Ray, turtles, millions of fish
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Response from 284bookings, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ca M, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury! Thank u very much for your lovely review of our hotel. The whole BB team are delighted that you had such a good time and experienced our wonderful marine wildlife! Our mission, always is to exceed your expectations and send you home having had a special time with us which you will remember! Looking forward to seeing you again one day, we send big hugs from our whole BB family! Tropical regards Boutique Beach Team
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This has been one of THE best hotels I have ever stayed in, and I've been a few places! All the staff are great, really helpful and were good at remembering food preferences (I have coeliac disease which was catered for perfectly). Romney, the owner, is a lovely, interesting,
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Response from 284bookings, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Emma & Family, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury! Thank u SO SO much for your lovely review. You made the whole BB team smile remembering your visit and the fun we had! You will be welcome to join us again anytime! Big hugs to you and your girls! Tropical Regards Boutique Beach Team
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My husband and I have just returned from a fabulous 4 days at Boutique Beach hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted with fresh coconuts and then we had a quick change before starting our first day of diving! Zalif our dive instructor was great – he made us do a quick refresher of
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Response from 284bookings, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Risha Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury!! Thank you So much for your detailed review! Our whole BB team are very happy that you both enjoyed your holiday with us. All of us try our absolute best to deliver a wonderful experience for you and exceed your expectations wherever we can! We are SO glad that you saw a lovely Whale shark as well as many of our marine critters and enjoyed your diving experience. We will improve our information with regard to arriving at Maamagili airport as you suggest. Looking forward to seeing you again and send you big hugs from our whole BB family! Boutique Beach Team
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Thanks to everybody involved in our extraordinary holiday experience on Dhigurah Island at Boutique Beach Guesthouse. It was one of the most beautiful holidays we had so far. The staff tried to make our days in Dhigurah as perfect as possible. The island was clean and the beach
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Response from 284bookings, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Bjoern, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury!! Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is always special when our guests appreciate our team’s efforts to deliver a wonderful holiday to them! The whole BB team try their hardest to exceed our guest’s expectations. We really enjoyed your company and are looking forward to your next visit to BB! Tropical Regards Boutique Beach Team
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We stayed for 10 days in Boutique Beach hotel and enjoyed every minute under water and on land. Afzal and his team are just great and very friendly. The staff was reading all our desires out of our eyes without us saying something (e.g. papaya juice ;-). The room was very
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Response from 284bookings, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mirjam, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury!! Thank u SO much for your lovely review. All our BB team love it when our guests give us feedback that they REALLY enjoyed their holiday with us! All of us try to exceed your expectations and we are glad that it sounds like we did for you! We would love to have you back staying with your BB family soon! Tropical Regards Boutique Beach Team
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Yes! we can arrange a resort visit on extra cost.. we can drop you to a resort in the morning or noon and pickup you in the evening.. So you can experience a resort day.. tropical regards Afzal
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Dear Sir/Madam, thank you for your mail. We are a hotel with 5* Dive center with NITROX facilities on the island where we want give the best dive experience for the guest. All our packages are on all inclusive basis with Diving included as a value for money. South Ari Atoll is one of the best place in the Maldives for diving.. Specially for channel dives and whale shark and mantas.. we have Whale shark and mantas lives this part of the maldives through out the year. we can either see them by diving or snorkeling.. We also have 10 world class dive sites in our channel.. all our dives are on boat dives.. you can get more information directly on our website including our packages available for divers.. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance always tropical regards Afzal
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Sorry for the late response. You can stay there even though you do not dive - but everything is centered around diving. I would probably book with one of the other hotels as non-diver. (Think they might be a bit cheaper too). They offer Beach access to bikini-Beach. Have no idea if trips are offered for non-swimmers. I suggest you e-mail the hotel directly and ask them. (In my view, decent swimming capabilities should be mandatory to go snorkling - safety and marine protection rate higher in my book!)
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Hello; Sorry I didn’t see your question earlier. We were on a liveaboard for the week before our arrival at Boutique Beach so it was a somewhat circuitous route for us to get there. Our liveaboard ended in Diravandhoo so we flew from there back to Male, from Male to maamigili, then a boat ride to Dighurah. With round trip back to Male for the flight home it was about $450 per person if I remember it right. The management at Boutique Beach will help you with arrangements. They are fabulous. Debbie
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There are still places on the beach where there is trash. We flew from the airport in Male to Maamigili and then had a 25 minute boat ride to Dhigurah, where Boutique Beach is. That flight was $295 per person. The boat ride was included in the resort cost.
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"The rooms on the first floor are a bit further away from possible noise from the kitchen or breakfast area."
"At first floor it is a bit noisy"
"The two rooms at the front of the hotel offer ocean views"
"Try to get a room on the upper floor. No noise from kitchen (which wasn't very loud though) and balcony with better view."
"You absolutely will not regret it, all rooms would be nice. The hotel photos are exactly what you get."
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhigurah Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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