Dhigali Hotel, Maldives
If Dhigali Hotel in the Maldives was a personality, it would be cool, calm and collected. A leafy island found floating in the Raa Atoll, it’s the kind of escape where your daily stresses and worries seem to melt away the moment your toes touch the sand. You can feel your pulse slow to the easy-going rhythm of the island as you soak up its powdery white sands – even the surrounding azure waters are akin to a millpond. The resort’s design is suitably minimalist and modern – you won't find any of the traditional thatched villas here; instead they have stylish flat roofs and sleek straight lines.
Though this is the face of a Maldives looking to the future, its sensitive development means that Dhigali's ancient forested core still remains, with 80% of the island's original trees being left alone when the resort was built. Both couples and families will love this total escape from the daily grind, with your stay made especially easy by the friendly, personable and incredibly attentive staff. While the beach, villas and general atmosphere promote a languid way of life, your adventurous spirit can be firmly tugged with the epic array of full-throttle activities on offer. After your stay at Dhigali, it'll be you that will be feeling cool, calm and collected.
At Dhigali, when it comes to its accommodation, you have the luxury of choice. There are eight room types to pick from, ranging between beach bungalows shaded by palms to palatial overwater villas. Instead of thatch-topped accommodation representing the traditional side of the Maldives, each room, suite and villa at Dhigali is firmly futuristic. Their straight edges and quadratic design emit the kind of architectural innovation Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud would be proud of. All the beach boltholes come with generously sized al fresco bathrooms, while some of the larger suites and villas have a deep-soaking tub and your own private pool, too.
The overwater villas all have steps leading directly to the dreamy lagoon where a kaleidoscopic coral reef is within paddling distance. Like the beach accommodation, the bigger lagoons villas have larger decking areas and their own pools as well.
No matter where you stay on the island, you are only a few steps from the sea.
While the rest of you will be feeling utterly relaxed, the wide range of tastes available at Dhigali means your stomach is invited to a party of flavours. There are four restaurants, two bars, a café and a pop-up pizzeria, so you shouldn’t feel wanting in the dining department.
Find international fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Capers or enjoy a fusion of Asian flavours at Jade, accompanied by gorgeous ocean views and a gentle sea breeze. To taste an essence of the Maldives, Faru Grill Restaurant serves mouth-watering seafood and grilled meats, while Battuta is named after Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, so you can expect a dining journey through the lands he visited, from North Africa to Southeast Asia.
There are two bars on the island for a tipple at any time of the day, with poolside East Bar showcasing a number of exotic cocktails and Haali is shaped like a bird’s nest, the perfect place to roost for sundowners. Aside from the main restaurants, Café is a great place for a gourmet bite to eat, while the island’s pop-up pizzeria allows you to order your own pizza and take away to enjoy on a secluded sandy spot. Heaven!
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in the premium all-inclusive offering. A selection of premium wines and spirits are also part of the package, even in your room's minibar. Not only that, there are plenty of little details included, too, such as birthday and anniversary cakes and a free kids' club for children aged 4-12 years old. You will relish every second of your stay and with Premium-All inclusive, everything has been carefully crafted to ensure a fun holiday for everyone!
Despite the relaxed atmosphere, Dhigali offers you a lot to keep active. Though the turquoise lagoons appear still from above the surface, a snorkelling or diving adventure will open your eyes up to the crayon-coloured fish and iridescent coral reefs which lie beneath. There’s also a dedicated dive centre, should you want to undertake a PADI qualification during your stay. You can also explore Dhigali’s impressive house reef from its glass-bottom boat or embark on a couple of cruising excursions from the island, either to watch the sunset or spot dolphins. The resort’s Recreation Centre has a rota of activities on offer, which differ by the day. For something really different to Dhigali, you can go on a visit to neighbouring Meedhoo island and wander its local villages, mosque and cafés.
When you think you can’t get more relaxed during a stay at Dhigali, its spa takes the tranquility factor up a notch. Lying in a leafy spot in the centre of the island, its 12 treatment rooms are individual peaceful hideaways, while therapies draw on indigenous traditions. Yoga classes are also available and there are also three main infinity pools to laze beside if you need a change of scenery away from the comforts your room.
Dhigali Maldives FAQ
Yes and Dhigali's premium all-inclusive offering goes beyond just covering you for every meal. Some non-motorised water sports are also included, as well as one dolphin-spotting excursion and a glass-bottom boat trip during your stay.
Dhigali is found in the Raa Atoll, close to the northern tip of the Maldives' necklace of islands.
Dhigali Maldives is a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé.
Yes and it's akin to swimming in an aquarium, with a rich variety of tropical fish, reef sharks and turtles all swimming between the iridescent corals.
A slender coral cay of an island, Dhigali Maldives has 140 beach bungalows and villas and 40 overwater bungalows and villas. There are four restaurants, two bars and one café on the island, along with a pop-up pizzeria tucked within the jungle.
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Where is Dhigali Maldives?
Dhigali Maldives is found on an emerald island in the Raa Atoll. Even though it's only a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, you wouldn't know it. Dhigali offers tropical seclusion in abundance, a true get-away-from-the-daily-grind escape.
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