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Anantara Dhigu

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8/10

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Highlights

- Short speedboat transfer from Male airport
- Lovely swimmable lagoon, characterful feel
- Waterskiing, windsurfing, surfing, diving
- Snorkelling, visits to nearby islands

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Overview

Anantara Dhigu is a blissful tropical resort set on Dhigufinolhu Island in the Maldives’ South Male Atoll. Dhigu has a serene, laid-back feel, although there are plenty of activities on offer for those who want to keep busy, including a lovely swimming lagoon as well as a large pool. It’s one of several dozen resorts in the Anantara chain which specialises in luxury holidays in exotic locations all around the world, and it takes just over half an hour to reach the resort by speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport in Male.

There are a total of 110 beachside villas and over-water suites, many of which come with a private plunge pool. All accommodation at the resort is designed to offer plenty of space and give guests the feeling that they’re stepping into a home away from home. Villas and suites are well presented and tastefully decorated, with a range of convenient amenities. Some of these include a mini bar, a flat-screen satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a private outdoor lounge area - some types of accommodation also have a private open-air bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. Floor-to-ceiling windows enable guests to make the most of the gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean.

There’s a good selection of dining options available. ‘Fushi Café’ offers buffet-style dining with international and Maldivian dishes, while ‘Sea. Fire. Salt’ offers fusion-style seafood and steaks. In contrast, 'Terrazzo' serves delicious Italian cuisine. There are various meal plans available and guests can try out restaurants at the nearby sister resort Anantara Veli, although note that the Veli resort is adults only.

Lots of watersports and water-based activities are available, such as waterskiing, windsurfing, snorkelling, diving and even sunset cruises. Trips to Male enable guests to explore the Maldives’ capital and excursions to delightful nearby islands are also possible. Those after a more laidback time can book a treatment or two at the soothing Anantara Spa, whose suites are all perched over the island’s crystal-clear lagoon.

The resort caters well for children. The kids club accepts children from as young as three and offers a broad menu of age-appropriate and imaginative activities and entertainment throughout the day, some of which take place in air-conditioned play spaces. Surfing and freediving lessons are available, and there’s a resident marine biologist to teach children all about the local coral and marine life. Children under the age of three can join in providing they’re accompanied by an adult or babysitter – note that the resort’s babysitting service is available for an extra fee and must be booked in advance. The 'Sunset Villas' can house two adults and up to three children, while older families might prefer the 'Two Bedroom Family Villas' which comprise two suites connected via a sun deck. Parents are reminded to keep children under adult supervision at all times.

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  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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