Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa is encircled by mystic lagoons and unspoilt crystal shores, the resort is a heavenly sanctuary on a secluded paradise island, offering barefoot elegance in one of the world’s most celebrated tropical havens. Here the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean offer an endless horizon of aquatic allure and the evocative location is matched by a tranquil island design style.
Anantara Dhigu is a luxurious five-star resort hidden on tropical terrain on Dhigufinolhu Island in the Maldives’ South Male Atoll, a mere 35 minute speedboat journey from the island nation’s international airport, or a scenic five minutes by private chartered seaplane.
Male-based architect Mohamed Shafeeq from Group X Design Associates and Thailand-based interior design company, Abacus, headed by John Lightbody, have styled the resort’s distinctive environment as a creative complement to the natural beauty of the island.
Using age old techniques such as thatched palm roofs the 110 deluxe villas and suites are either poised over the water with sweeping ocean views or nestled along a pristine stretch of beach. Comprising 103 one-bedroom villas and suites, some with private plunge pools, two inter leading two-bedroom family villas, and five outer leading two-bedroom pool villas, each building is a simple, natural sanctuary, belying the more intricate and significant design within.
Over water suites at the luxury Maldives hotel are suspended above the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. A king size bed faces the magnificent ocean view beyond an expansive private sundeck complete with sun loungers, outdoor shower and steps that make direct ocean access for snorkelling a breeze.
The resort’s over water dining experiences promise spectacular ocean and sunset views from the Fuddan Fusion Grill, Terrazzo and Baan Huraa restaurants.
Adelto loves the Fuddan Fusion Grill. Featuring an alfresco wooden deck that is suspended over the turquoise ocean, Fuddan Fusion Grill offers a crossroad of cuisines and cooking styles.
Anantara Dhigu, P.O. Box 2014, Dhigufinolhu, South Male Atoll, Male, Maldives, dhigu-maldives.anantara.com
Thanks to Charles Warren for the heads up about this luxury Maldives resort.