Dhigufinolhu Island, South Malé Atoll

Dip your toes into the sugar-white sand of Dhigufinolhu Island, home to the Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa, built in traditional Maldivian style with all modern comforts.


Introducing Dhigufinolhu Island, South Malé Atoll

Awaken to the sound of rippling waves, spend a lazy morning on your private sundeck over the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean or take a plunge in your private infinity-edge pool at Anantara Dhigu Resort on Dhigufinolhu Island.

Kayak to a desert island for a seafood and champagne luncheon, go sailing, enjoy water skiing thrills, fly in a sea plane or go game fishing for tuna. Enjoy a magical sunset on a traditional dhoni fishing boat while cruising alongside playful dolphins.

Anantara Resort is PADI certified and offers open water dive courses in one of the world's premier diving destinations, with more than 20 dive sites a short boat ride away.

Take a long soak in your private terrazzo tub lined with orchids – there’s room for two! Plunge in your glittering pool or head to your own stretch of powder-white sands.

At sunset, settle into moments of pure romance while sipping champagne in the privacy of your stylish villa and later choose between the two islands of Veligandu Huraa (Palm Tree Island) and Dhigufinolhu for an array of fine dining options.

Dhigufinolhu Island is located on South Malé Atoll, 21km away and a 35-minute speedboat trip from Malé International Airport.

Where to stay

Spread over two idyllic islands in the South Malé Atoll, Anantara's stunning Maldives resort offers a choice of stylish beach villas, over-water suites and luxurious beach bungalows that overlooking palm-fringed sandy white beaches.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Location: Dhigufinolhu Island, South Malé Atoll
Rating: 5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD1199per room
Description: Anantara Veli Maldives offers a complete beach experience with an on-site water sports centre, beautiful sandy shores and luxurious over-water bungalows. Its 5 dining options enjoy stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by blue waters and white sands, tropical wooden bungalows are equipped with a flat-screen TV, Chinese TV channels, DVD player and espresso machine. An electric kettle is available. Enjoying plenty of sunshine, bungalows have a day bed and large bathrooms with bathtub, free toiletries and slippers. Free WiFi is available in the rooms. Anantara Spa provides relaxing body massage, while the fitness centre has a gym and yoga lessons. This adult-only resort also offers 24-hour room service and free WiFi in public areas. Chinese speaking staff are available at the front desk and in the transportation team to assist. Guests can pay using Union Pay. A breakfast buffet and fresh seafood is served at the 73 Degrees Restaurant. Other food options include Thai and Japanese cuisines. Drinks are available at the poolside bar, Dhoni. Chinese breakfast is available. Located within the South Malé Atoll, Anantara Veli Maldives is a 35-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. Transfer service is available 24 hours.

Latest update about Maldives honeymoon destination: 14 January, 2023