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Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel

70 Beach Road, 00070
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Dhigurah Island
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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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Patrick B wrote a review Jan 7
Kiel, Germany7 contributions
Paradise on earth. First of all: If you don't stop at the Boutique Beach Hotel in / on Dhigurah in the Maldives, you haven't seen anything of the Maldives. Let's start with the founder Romney, this fabulous & warm woman is an absolute super class what it means to accommodate guests and to let them go as friends. The managing director Afzal is a great class when it comes to organizing possibilities to enable and whatever your wishes are fulfilled. The boss of the diving school Mette, how should you put it, is pure passion. I have never seen anyone who works in their branch with passion and warmth, accuracy, care, kindness, as this woman. You want to learn to dive this is address number one. Coming to the service, and to the premises, fabulous fabulous fabulous fabulous fabulous fabulous fabulous fabulous fabulous fabulous absolute ten star deluxe fabulous. With a warmth, a matter of course, and an absolute passion for guests, food is provided, cared for and made possible. The head chef is the absolute superlative to my liking. With that I want to say you will never get such a meal anywhere else it is a quality and a passion that I have never tasted or seen in any top hotel of the respective hotel chains that you know in the premium area. I travel a lot and always to exotic corners of the world, but this is one of the absolute number one places for me and my husband from now on. We will definitely be flying there again soon and going on vacation. Because what you definitely have here and you don't have that in any resort club hotel in the world or none that doesn't have to burst with inflation. you just have to let yourself go here. that is the only thing that is asked of you here because you don't have to decide anything, determine or think anything. You can just relax your body, your mind and your soul. All of the employees in this company are really great, I can't say enough about what is possible here and what you want to do. Provided, of course, and now it comes, you expect an absolute diver relaxing vacation. If you are not a diver but are more into entertainment, you are absolutely wrong here and should never book a room here or let alone even set foot on the island. But you are looking for something where you can absolutely find yourself back and get rid of all the everyday stress in the shortest possible time - you will find heaven on earth here.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Afzal Adam, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Patrick and Jens, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury!! We are already missing your marvelous company, full of positive thoughts, laughs and smiles! We all REALLY appreciate that you have taken the time to review your stay with us at Boutique Beach. Everyone here loves caring for our guests and treating them in a special personal way which can only be achieved in a small hotel. We adore showing our guests our marvelous underwater world and we realize that great food, spacious and comfortable rooms aid our guests enjoyment and ability to relax and chill! Thank you SO much for recognizing this and deciding to share your experiences. The whole team have been very happy reading your comments! You will always be welcomed back here to your BB family and we know that this will now be too long away since you have already booked to join us again in October! We CANT wait!!!! Big hugs from us all! Tropical Regards Boutique Beach Team
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samantha p wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the best time staying at Boutique Beach Dive hotel! The staff is absolutely incredible and go out of their way to make sure you are having a wonderful time. The food is amazing, the rooms are lovely, the beach is gorgeous and the diving is divine. Both beginning and advanced divers will have a great time diving with the BB Dive Shop, and I am so glad I did my open water certification through them. I loved my stay so much that I have already booked a return trip :)
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Afzal Adam, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Samantha, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury!! We are all delighted that you enjoyed your holiday with us so much that you decided to share your experiences! We really enjoyed diving with you and training you to your first diving qualification...Padi Open Water. All our BB team’s mission is to ensure all our guests have a very personal and special service during their stay. From our chef to our dive team everyone endeavours to show our guests how much we value them! We are looking forward to welcome you back to BB soon! Tropical Regards & Stay Safe Boutique Beach Team
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lupemarie wrote a review Dec 2020
Mumbai, India13 contributions3 helpful votes
Boutique Beach was an amazing place to spend a week in the Maldives. The only thing that I would have changed was staying longer. It felt more like I was staying with friends than that I was staying in a hotel. The food is amazing and the dive shop was wonderful. I cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Afzal Adam, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Lindsay, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury!! Thank you SO much for taking the time to share your experience staying here with us at Boutique Beach. Our whole BB team delight in making each and every guest’s visit to BB as personal and special as possible! From keeping our dive group small and intimate and our chef listening to guests personal tastes we try to deliver a holiday where you feel special and nurtured! We will be VERY happy to see ur smiling face again anytime! Tropical Regards & Stay Safe Boutique Beach Team
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ycs2104 wrote a review Dec 2020
17 contributions8 helpful votes
We booked last minute our stay in the Maldives and do not regret to have chosen Dhigurah and its Boutique Beach hotel. Everybody at the hotel, as well as on the diving boat, is so kind and helpful, their chef cooks delicious food and the dives were great: whale sharks, manta rays, lots of fishes (nice tuna hunts!) With covid-19 the context is of course special but everything is done to make your stay very safe and pleasant and, for us, as tourists, we had the perfect conditions as we were just few customers. Thank you again for your kind surprise for my 100th dive :) If I may give only one small negative remark, please change the pillow ;) There are too big, hard and not comfy. But this is just a detail and overall we had a great stay and would love to come back! :)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Afzal Adam, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Yasmina, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury! Thank you, thank you for sharing your experience staying with us at Boutique Beach! We REALLY enjoyed your Company and the fun we had on the dives. We are so happy that you saw some of the best diving possible with our friendly whale sharks, mantas and of course the famous tuna hunting at Kudarah Thila! Everyone in the BB team makes it their mission to deliver a personal and special holiday for our guests. Thank u for the pillow comment.....we have been able to correct the mistake so we are sure you will find a difference on your next visit! Apologies for the error. We will be looking forward to seeing you and diving together again soooon! Tropical Regards & Stay Safe Boutique Beach Team
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Judith wrote a review Sep 2020
Neuss, Germany70 contributions15 helpful votes
Our stay was perfect! We came to see Whale Sharks and experienced so much more then that! We were welcomed at a beautiful Boutique Hotel with the loveliest staff, great food, a wonderful view over the beach, all located at a beautiful island. Romney has created something truly amazing. Our room was really nice, the outdoor bathroom was big and beautiful. The beach right in front of the hotel was nice and you can watch the sunset. The rooftop terrace was great and we really enjoyed dinner here. The cook Saeed is such a great person. His food was delicious. One night I told him that I love curry and the next day he made one, just for me! Thank you! Our Dive Guide was Mette. We decided to do the Nitrox course and we would recommend this to everyone. We had some stronger currents during our first dives and I struggled a bit with that. But Mette always made sure everyone felt comfortable and save and we learned a lot from her. Thank you! We enjoyed spending time with the people who work here, we really liked the approach towards eco tourism and that Romney and her team are a part of the island community. The team went above and beyond to make this stay as memorable as it could be. We were on our honeymoon and decided to take pictures at the beach. Afzal came to take pictures with a drone and Mette stepped in as "bridesmaid" saving my dress from the waves. When my husband injured his foot, Romney helped out with some ointment and Afzal made some last minute flight arrangements for us. In the end, we saw whale sharks and that was truly amazing. But what made this stay so wonderful was the amazing staff and the overall really great experience. Thank you guys for everything! We actually cried when we left the island. We hope to see you again!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Afzal Adam, Owner at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
Responded Nov 24, 2020
Dear Judith, Greeting from Island Life - Simple Luxury!! Thank you SO much for taking the time, during the pandemic, to write such a lovely positive review of your stay at Boutique Beach! We all remember you well and especially the happy dives we spent together! We are delighted that you decided to spend your honeymoon with us! Now we are just preparing to open again and your kind words have cheered our whole BB team on what has been a difficult time for us! Its been such a long time since we had guests staying with us and we miss those days and all the fun we have together SO much!!!!! We cant wait to welcome everyone back to Dhigurah which has been Covid free throughout the shutdown. Mette and I have been diving during this period and have discovered some amazing new sites we cant wait to show you. Our friends the whale sharks and mantas have been around and seem to be missing their fans coming to see them. One whale shark stayed with just Mette and I for over 40 mins coming right up to us over and over again! Our BB team are all still here and we have been growing our own food behind the hotel. We were particularly successful with eggplant, cucumbers and pumpkins! The curries made from these were fantastic! We plan to continue growing our own fruit and vegetables as we have enjoyed it so much! Everyone here sends you BIG hugs and look forward to the day we can dive together again! You will always be welcome as you are part of our BB family now! Stay safe! Tropical Regards Boutique Beach Team
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$258 - $591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhigurah Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Absolute Thai, and Malaveli Restaurant.
Does Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Dhigurah Island.
Does Boutique Beach All-inclusive Diving Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.