If you want to trade in the hustle and bustle of everyday life for sun-soaked days and leisurely lounging in paradise, the Dhigali Maldives is certainly the place to go. Located in the Raa Atoll and surrounded by a vibrant system of coral reef, nature flourishes in abundance at this Maldivian Island. Overwater bungalows, luxury villas, and the gorgeous Lakshadweep Sea just beyond the lagoon – these are merely some of the many qualities of the Dhigali Island. If something ranked synonymous to Maldivian bliss, it would surely be its resort carrying the same name as the island – Dhigali Maldives.

Location

How long is the trip from the airport? What are the transportation options?

Your five-star experience begins as soon as you deplane at the airport, where you will be met and personally escorted to paradise. As you board a sea plane from Malé International Airport, you will find yourself in Dhigali in the short span of 45 minutes. However, the convenience of the island isn’t the only factor attracting visitors from all over the globe. The lagoons of the island are crystal blue, while the depth of Lakshadweep Sea offers unforgettable experiences. The flora on the other hand adds a touch of serenity to an already breathtaking place.

Key Facts

  • a beautiful house reef is located within swimming distance of the resort
  • chauffeured buggies are available to drive you around the islands
  • a five-minute speedboat trip is the alternative transportation from the airport

What is special?

  • take a walk along the shoreline and feel the ebb and flow of the tranquil ocean as the soft sand sinks in between your toes in this Maldivian paradise
  • enjoy the best of both worlds – the rush of adrenaline on one side of the island, teeming with water sports or relax and soak up some sun on a stunning sandbank on the other side of the island
  • experience unforgettable sights as you explore the expansive house reef and its irradient inhabitants

What do the guests say?

  • guests laud Dhigali as one of the most picturesque locations they have ever visited
  • the versatility of the island appeals to both adventure travelers and those looking to relax
  • “Truly magical” are words often used to describe the atmosphere of the property

Accommodation

Will I have an ocean view from my villa? Will there be privacy?

Accommodation at the Dhigali revolves around 8 types of villas. Starting with Lagoon Villas with private plunge pools, open-air bathrooms, and majestic views of the ocean. The Deluxe Beach Bungalows also don’t hold back with their rainfall showers, and romantic coconut groves gracing the entrance. However, nothing spells romance more than the Water Villas, standing on stilts in the middle of the ocean, with a gorgeous sundeck heading to the sea, and the glowing element of privacy. On the other hand, those visiting with family can opt for the Dhigali Suite, with its two bedrooms, private bar, and personal butler.

Key Facts

  • 20 Beach Bungalows are nestled among gardens
  • the Water Villas are within paddling distance of the house reef
  • each Lagoon Villa features a private plunge pool

What is special?

  • listen to the sounds of the ocean as the flow of a soothing shower washes over you in your own serene spa-like haven
  • grab your sunnies, a good book, a refreshing beverage and bask in the Maldivian sun from the comforts of a plush sun lounger on your private deck
  • feel the balmy breeze against your skin as you stroll along the white sands and take a dip into the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, just a few steps from your villa

What do the guests say?

  • jumping into the water and snorkeling straight from the villa is a favorite for guests
  • spacious villas with peaceful vibes and fantastic views make vacationers want to never leave
  • guests find the daybeds at the Water Villa to be an excellent way to escape the midday heat

Pools & Spa

What spa services are on offer? Is there a main pool aside from private villa pools?

Relaxation is of immense importance at the Dhigali. The in-house spa includes 12 rooms for treatment, an outdoor pool, and a plethora of daybeds for relaxing. From massage sessions, to letting off steam in the steam room, local traditions are integrated into various treatments for a personalized effect. Opt for a mani-pedi session, or simply lie down in the Relaxation Lounge and let your stresses melt away. For those who aren’t the “spa-type”, there are Yoga classes to unwind and relax. While others who prefer “retail therapy” can head on to the onsite shop for some beauty products.

Key Facts

  • therapies include indigenous traditions to energize and heal the mind, body and spirit
  • comprised of 4000 square meters of luxuriance
  • three stunning swimming pools can be found on the property

What is special?

  • awaken your senses with the Dhigali signature treatment – encompassing a tension-relieving massage with fragrant oils followed by a refreshing honey and cucumber facial
  • soothe your sun-kissed kissed skin with a rejuvenating and hydrating cucumber wrap, polished off with a cooling aloe vera application
  • maintain a natural glow with an indulgent, silky sandalwood and milk bath

What do the guests say?

  • relaxing in the Asian garden while enjoying chia seed pudding and verbena infusion tea is the perfect punctuation to an incredible spa experience for many guests
  • the spa is not to be missed, according to Dhigali spa-goers
  • guests love having the option to relax by the public pools or by their own private pools

Culinary

Is there more than one restaurant available? Am I able to order in-room dining?

The dining options at the Dhigali bring forth a variety of flavors for an epicurean experience to remember. While there are casual options such as the Pizzeria, for when in the mood for some comfort food, the Haali Bar certainly sets the tone apart with its distinct interior and the opportunity to sip a cocktail as the sun sets. Those who consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, will certainly be impressed with local and international cuisine breakfast at the Capers. However, if in the mood for something unique, there are restaurants like the Battuta offering delicious Middle-Eastern and Asian cuisines.

Key Facts

  • 5 restaurants and two bars make up the dining options at the Dhigali
  • the premium, all-inclusive offer includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • in-room dining options are available

What is special?

  • sway merrily in a swing or cozy up onto a bean bag at the Haali Sunset Bar, and watch as hues of blues blends with oranges, reds and purples until the kaleidoscope of colors transitions to a blanket of star-speckled black
  • enjoy jaw-dropping views of the beach whilst experiencing the essence of Maldivian dining at the Faru Grill
  • get a taste of comfort at the Pop Up Pizzeria, where you can create your own unique pizza and dine anywhere you like – whether on the beach, by the pool or in your private villa

What do the guests say?

  • guests consider the dining facilities at the Dhigali second to none
  • hanging out at the treehouse at Haali Sunset Bar and watching the sunset is a breathtaking experience that guests want to relive again and again each evening
  • the warm charm and all-day servings ice cream at the Deli is a sweet reprieve for guests looking to cool down during the day
  • guests suggest you to absolutely not skip a dinner night at the Battuta

Activities

Will I be bored on the island? What types of activities are available?

The Dhigali offers a variety of recreational experiences to guests. While those intrigued by water sports can hit the best diving and snorkeling spots in the area, budding water enthusiasts can make their way to the PADI Dive Centre. Guests can also choose to go for a sunset cruise or dolphin-viewing excursions in the one-of-a-kind glass bottom boat. Worried the kids may feel sea sick? Drop them at the Children’s Club for exciting activities. The Dhigali certainly is a family adventure.

Key Facts

  • the PADI dive centre offers courses and expeditions 
  • a fitness centre, a running track and a personal trainer are available 
  • the resort provides complimentary snorkeling equipment

What is special?

  • never miss an activity thanks to an app that gives a breakdown of the daily activities available and the locations of buggies to get a lift around the property 
  • feel the sense of calm and excitement as you swim alongside sea turtles in the azure waters of the Maldives
  • get a peek into the aquatic underworld, without having to get wet, as you watch colorful fish scuttle by and manta rays glide beneath you from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat

What do the guests say?

  • the patience exuded by the diving staff, make first-time divers feel safe and at ease 
  • guests love that there is something for everyone, whether you are fancying recreational activities or relaxation
  • vacationers never feel bored for one moment with all the activities on offer