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Anantara Dhigu

Amazing Family-Friendly Resort in the South Male Atolls

Anantara Dhigu is a beautiful and luxurious resort located in South Male within easy reach of the international airport in North Male. The resort itself sits on a white sand island, tropical atoll with a fun left-hander breaking along the house reef (accessible from Anantara Veli)!

Sitting within easy reach of a multitude of great waves, the resort is perfectly located for you to explore and enjoy your own slice of Maldivian surf perfection. As well as offering high-end luxury and amazing surf, the resort caters perfectly for families and groups traveling with children, with the enjoyment of the younger ones being paramount to the resort’s success!

The Resort

Anantara Dhigu is a great family-friendly surf resort located just a 30-minute speedboat ride from the international airport. The resort comprises 110 luxurious and spacious beach villas and overwater suites for your enjoyment!

The resort boasts a unique overwater spa, expert surf school; providing both lessons and tailored guiding to the best waves, and a fully equipped water sports centre.
With a strong focus on entertaining their younger travelers, the resort offers an exciting range of indoor & outdoor activities. There is also access to facilities at the sister resort of Anantara Veli (for guests over 18 years or families with dinner reservations).

Waves at Anantara Dhigu

Anantara Dhigu offers you access to all of the great waves in the South Male Atoll. South Male is generally quieter than its neighbour, North Male. This makes it great for those seeking to escape the crowds and enjoy quieter surfs.

The resort has a left-hand reef breaking on its house reef for advanced surfers. You can reach this without boat access and is free to surf as much as you want. Access to the onsite left is suspended for the 2022 season whilst updates to Anantara Veli are being made. With the help of the expert onsite guiding, you can also surf Riptides (a fun intermediate friendly right), Foxies (a great righthander that offers barrels in the right conditions), Quarters (another good quality right), and others in the area!

Generally receiving smaller surf than North Male, Anantara Dhigu is great for all levels, with those looking for the biggest swells to travel May – September!

Why We Love Anantara Dhigu

The resort has access to a range of great waves that are usually quieter than the waves to the North.

The resort is very family-focused making it perfect for surf trips with loved ones.

The white sand beach, leading to the ultra-blue lagoon has to be seen to be believed! Pure paradise!

Ready to surf in the Maldives?

The Villas

Anantara Dhigu offers a great range of Beach Villas and Overwater Suites to make your stay as luxurious and comfortable as possible. The Beach Villas are nestled right behind the white sand beach and are perfect for families. These are available with and without pools and offer spacious accommodation.

For something a bit special, the resort offers their Overwater Suites, also available both with or without a pool. These suites look out onto a blue oasis of clam and make for an unforgetable luxury surf trip!

The Cuisine

Anantara Dhigu offers 6 exciting and varied dining outlets at the resort. The resort’s main restaurant Sea.Fire.Salt offers a wide range of delicious and well-crafted dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Whatever you desire, Anantara Dhigu has you covered, enjoy the interesting Thai flavours of Baan Huraa, experience authentic Japanese cuisine at Origami and enjoy hearty Italian fare at 73 Degrees!

Experiences

The resort offers a wide range of experiences and activities. from surf lessons, guided surfing, diving snorkeling to access to fitness facilities etc, you will always find something exciting to do onsite!

Wellness and Spa

Treat yourself to the gift of complete relaxation after a long surf at the resort’s unique, overwater spa. Looking out over the Indian Ocean this really the most relaxing place to receive one of the spa’s renowned treatments.

Kids Activities

Children are really well provided for at the resort, with all bookings including access to the onsite kids club. The childcare team arranges a range of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep the little ones entertained!

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Anantara Dhigu

Amazing Family-Friendly Resort in the South Male Atolls

Anantara Dhigu is a beautiful and luxurious resort located in South Male within easy reach of the international airport in North Male. The resort itself sits on a white sand island, tropical atoll with a fun left-hander breaking along the house reef (accessible from Anantara Veli)!

Sitting within easy reach of a multitude of great waves, the resort is perfectly located for you to explore and enjoy your own slice of Maldivian surf perfection. As well as offering high-end luxury and amazing surf, the resort caters perfectly for families and groups traveling with children, with the enjoyment of the younger ones being paramount to the resort’s success!

The Resort

Anantara Dhigu is a great family-friendly surf resort located just a 30-minute speedboat ride from the international airport. The resort comprises 110 luxurious and spacious beach villas and overwater suites for your enjoyment!

The resort boasts a unique overwater spa, expert surf school; providing both lessons and tailored guiding to the best waves, and a fully equipped water sports centre.
With a strong focus on entertaining their younger travelers, the resort offers an exciting range of indoor & outdoor activities. There is also access to facilities at the sister resort of Anantara Veli (for guests over 18 years or families with dinner reservations).

Waves at Anantara Dhigu

Anantara Dhigu offers you access to all of the great waves in the South Male Atoll. South Male is generally quieter than its neighbour, North Male. This makes it great for those seeking to escape the crowds and enjoy quieter surfs.

The resort has a left-hand reef breaking on its house reef for advanced surfers. You can reach this without boat access and is free to surf as much as you want. Access to the onsite left is suspended for the 2022 season whilst updates to Anantara Veli are being made. With the help of the expert onsite guiding, you can also surf Riptides (a fun intermediate friendly right), Foxies (a great righthander that offers barrels in the right conditions), Quarters (another good quality right), and others in the area!

Generally receiving smaller surf than North Male, Anantara Dhigu is great for all levels, with those looking for the biggest swells to travel May – September!

Why We Love Anantara Dhigu

The resort has access to a range of great waves that are usually quieter than the waves to the North.

The resort is very family-focused making it perfect for surf trips with loved ones.

The white sand beach, leading to the ultra-blue lagoon has to be seen to be believed! Pure paradise!

Ready to surf in the Maldives?

The Villas

Anantara Dhigu offers a great range of Beach Villas and Overwater Suites to make your stay as luxurious and comfortable as possible. The Beach Villas are nestled right behind the white sand beach and are perfect for families. These are available with and without pools and offer spacious accommodation.

For something a bit special, the resort offers their Overwater Suites, also available both with or without a pool. These suites look out onto a blue oasis of clam and make for an unforgetable luxury surf trip!

The Cuisine

Anantara Dhigu offers 6 exciting and varied dining outlets at the resort. The resort’s main restaurant Sea.Fire.Salt offers a wide range of delicious and well-crafted dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Whatever you desire, Anantara Dhigu has you covered, enjoy the interesting Thai flavours of Baan Huraa, experience authentic Japanese cuisine at Origami and enjoy hearty Italian fare at 73 Degrees!

Experiences

The resort offers a wide range of experiences and activities. from surf lessons, guided surfing, diving snorkeling to access to fitness facilities etc, you will always find something exciting to do onsite!

Wellness and Spa

Treat yourself to the gift of complete relaxation after a long surf at the resort’s unique, overwater spa. Looking out over the Indian Ocean this really the most relaxing place to receive one of the spa’s renowned treatments.

Kids Activities

Children are really well provided for at the resort, with all bookings including access to the onsite kids club. The childcare team arranges a range of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep the little ones entertained!

Interested in Luxury Surfing?

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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