The Maldives, in the heart of the Indian Ocean, is one of those tourist destinations people dream about and with good reason too. Its landscapes are the stuff of which picture postcards are made. Consisting of several thousand small islands, the Maldives archipelago welcomes a huge number of tourists who come to enjoy its luxury hotels and its idyllic beaches. However, for those who are more curious and want to learn about Maldivian history and culture, Malé, the archipelago’s capital is the place to go. Located on the island of the same name, it’s the country’s most populated city and its economic center. Strolling through it enables visitors to discover the city’s typical Maldivian architecture, so different from that of the hotel complexes that one finds on the surrounding islands, and other very interesting sites, culturally speaking, like Sultan’s Park, which serves as a botanic garden, and which contains the National Museum and the Islamic Center with its superb golden dome. A visit to the fish market is a perfect opportunity to become involved in local life. The majority of seaplanes leave from Malé, taking tourists to their hotels and allowing them to see some of the country as soon as they arrive. It all begins with Malé.
Located on the island of Dhigufinolhu in the South Malé, atoll of the Anantra Dhigu Resort & Spa will delight both families seeking to spend a few days of peace and tranquility, and couples or newlyweds in search of relaxation and total privacy. The hotel’s 110 villas and suites are all worthy of the complex’s five-star status. They are all in wood and decorated with simplicity and gaiety, so that each guest feels at home and is assured of every possible modern comfort. The bathrooms are spacious with outdoor bathtubs and showers. The villas in the west of the island have a panoramic and romantic view of the sunrises and sunsets, while the others have a private pool for swimming and sunbathing in total tranquility. They also have direct access to the beach, although the most fortunate guests will opt for a villa on stilts with direct access to the warm, crystalline waters of the lagoon.
Those interested in discovering the local marine depths can procure scuba or deep-sea diving equipment in order to pierce the mysteries of underwater life. Jet skiing, kayaking, tennis and yoga sessions are available for more active guests. Others can take advantage of the spa for relaxing massages and treatments while enjoying the view of the ocean.
For the romantically minded, a cruise on a private boat with its own captain makes for an unforgettable moment, especially if you’re lucky enough to come across dolphins. Children receive high quality care, enabling them to discover the island’s treasures and have fun at the same time. Several restaurants are available to guests, who can also go the neighboring island easily, and take advantage of the facilities of the Anantara Veli Resort which belongs to the same hotel group.
It’s fascinating to watch the hotel employees in charge of gathering the coconuts off the palm trees. Using a simple cord tied to their feet, they climb to the top of a tree at a height of ten meters in a matter of seconds.
Five stars / Member Anantara Hotels & Resorts / Luxury / Beach / Villas / Five restaurants with grill, Italian, Thai & Maldivian cuisine / Private dining / Poolside bar / Spa / Yoga & meditation classes / Outdoor infinity pool / Water sports / Kids club / Private yacht cruises / Committed to the protection of the coral reef
Open all year
110 beach villas and over water suites
Double occupancy from 781 euros
Male Airport (MLE) - Male
ANANTARA DHIGU RESORT & SPA, MALDIVES
South Male Atoll
Approximately 12 hours
+ 3 hours in summer / + 4 hours in winter
Equatorial climate with maritime influences
Two annual monsoon periods : in summer (May to November), with very heavy rain and in winter (November to March) with less rain but often accompanied by violent wind
Temperature between 26 and 34°C all year round
Average water temperature is 28°C
Passport valid six months after return date
30 day visa delivered on site free of charge
No vaccinations required
The rufiyaa (MVR)
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For a long time, the policy of hotels in the Maldives was: “No kids allowed!” Things have changed, and a number of hotels now propose accommodations and activities designed for children.
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