Diamonds Athuruga Maldives Resort & Spa


Diamonds Athuruga stands out as an authentic yet contemporary resort in the Maldives. With many updates over time and improvements at every turn, its modern facilities still maintain a lighthearted ambience that welcomes guests with open arms.

Room amenities in each of the 188 guest rooms at this property include a minibar and personal decks with rainfall shower heads and bidets in bathrooms; upgraded rooms feature iMac computers and personal routers.

Beach Bungalows

Built in 1990, Italian-owned Diamonds Athuruga does an admirable job of not showing its age. A series of repairs, updates and renovations over time has kept this resort looking modern with stylish Boho-modern furnishings and accents throughout to keep its fresh, bright feel alive and well. Sitting on an island off South Ari Atoll in South Ari Atoll, this resort fits a lot into its small plot – five dining locations, an Ayurvedic spa providing treatments and diving center make for a well-equipped experience when visiting South Ari Atoll!

At this resort, 46 beach bungalows sit right on the sand and come equipped with their own private verandah that leads directly into the water. Over-water villas feature canopy beds with large en suite bathrooms as well as tea/coffee making facilities and tea/coffee making capabilities.

All rooms are designed to feel like home away from home with custom-designed furniture, individual air conditioning and ceiling fans, a spacious bathroom featuring double basins and open air shower, furnished deck with chairs and couches and minibars for water villas.

Diamonds Athuruga Maldives Resort & Spa makes every effort to keep everything pristine. Rarely will you see even one pillow out of place or staff without a smile; plus there are great extras like free laundry service and staff filling your minibar daily!

Room rates at the Diamonds Athuruga Maldives Resort include three meals and drinks each day. In addition, guests can make use of non-motorized water sports equipment without incurring an extra cost, take part in guided snorkel tours around the island and visit a fisherman’s village on their island vacation.

At this resort, two restaurants serve buffet-style breakfasts and lunches: Thari Over Water Restaurant is exclusive to Water Villa guests; Boli Beach Bar provides light meals for everyone. Indulge in massage therapy, beauty services or take an active holiday by visiting our diving centre which can arrange excursions to explore manta rays or whale sharks!

Water Villas

Experience five-star island living by staying in one of the resort’s luxurious water villas. These elegant residences are situated directly over the Indian Ocean and will surely wow your friends back home with its breathtaking view. Plus, VIP benefits like private spa services and access to an on-site marine biologist will add extra oomph.

To enhance your stay, consider opting for two-bedroom water villas as they provide ample room to spread out and feel right at home. Not only are they exceptionally spacious but they come equipped with amenities like custom-designed furniture, an outdoor shower with double sinks, separate living area and large terrace for relaxing or dining al fresco dining experiences.

The property features 46 beach bungalows built directly onto the sand, which are accessible via a 20-minute seaplane ride south from Male. Also nearby, house reef offers glimpses into marine life – though manta rays or whale sharks may require boat tours for viewing purposes.

Both accommodations provide free Wi-Fi and air conditioning/ceiling fans. If booking a water villa, for a better lagoon view it would be wise to request an upper-level room.

Water Villa guests have their own dedicated restaurant, Thari, where you can dine on contemporary European and Asian fusion cuisine. In addition to this dining option, Water Villa guests have been highly complimentary about its other onsite eateries which have received high marks from past visitors.

When you’re ready to venture outside and discover, this property offers free onsite activities such as ping-pong tables, yoga rooms and water sports activities. Plus there’s golf or the spa for an invigorating massage! And for those interested in fishing there’s even a marina on site!

Arriving at this resort may not be simple, but the scenic 20-minute seaplane ride from Male is well worth your while. Be sure to consult the front desk about luggage restrictions and terms of travel prior to booking your flight.

Junior Suites

Diamonds Athuruga offers beachfront and over-water junior suites that provide extra space to stretch out. Each of these rooms are outfitted with amenities such as minibars, personal decks, bidets, as well as upgraded features such as iMacs or personal routers for maximum relaxation.

Both options feature a shallow house reef that makes for ideal snorkeling and watching marine life up close. What sets South Ari Atoll resorts apart, however, are their convenient access to its best dive sites.

71 Boho-modern rooms at this resort feel close to luxurious. Amenities range from multi-country and European electrical sockets, dual showerheads (one rainfall head and one handshower), massive towels in the bathroom and built-in multi-country and European electrical sockets to Nestle Gusto Dolce coffeemakers and herringbone hardwood floors. Upgrade to a Water Villa for free Wi-Fi access, more alcohol in your minibar, as well as private overwater decks complete with loungers, chairs and tables!

Athuruga Atoll’s central spot serves to shield its beaches from erosion that would otherwise reduce space available to guests. Here, upscale ergonomic white wicker loungers with thatched umbrellas and cushions have been evenly spaced out across an expanse of powdery sand to offer maximum relaxation for visitors.

Thudufushi, on the other hand, is smaller than Athuruga and features three amenities that Athuruga doesn’t: a Beach Junior Suite that bridging category; regular Water Villa; and gym. Furthermore, Thudufushi boasts more of a sparse atmosphere with assigned dining seating depending on room type as well as strict opening and closing hours for bars and restaurants.

Athuruga stands out in terms of both quantity and quality when it comes to its restaurants and bars, with Asian, Italian, seafood or even takeout offerings – not forgetting its small grocery store with takeout counters offering quick bites on-the-go! Plus its ping pong table and yoga room offer guests something fun between meals!

Spa

Diamonds Athuruga packs an impressive punch into its small island plot, boasting five dining venues, a spa and dive center. Furthermore, its beach and water villas are well maintained; regular upgrades make this resort one of the more upscale all-inclusives in Maldives. Furthermore, its light yet contemporary style feels authentic yet contemporary, while new amenities such as offering new arrivals a free orientation tour only add to its allure.

At South Ari Atoll’s beach resort is home to an idyllic house reef perfect for spotting stripy and colorful fish. Additionally, its central position within the atoll has kept erosion away and left more powdery white sand for guests to stroll or lounge on – not forgetting their ergonomic white wicker loungers with thatched-hut umbrellas and cushions for even greater relaxation!

All 73 rooms at Water Villa Hotel feature stylish Boho-modern furnishings and accents that feel luxurious, including minibars, personal decks and luxurious amenities such as dual showerheads, bidets and rainfall showerheads (upgrades include iMacs). WiFi is complimentary but only works in the lobby and main restaurant (Water Villa guests get their own a la carte dining spot).

Restaurant and bar options depend on your room category: Beach Bungalows and Junior Suites dine at Maakeyn’s beachside main buffet while Water Villas can enjoy dining at Water Villa Restaurant and Bar; both offer buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch, and themed dinners.

Other amenities of Maafushi Island Hotel include an on-site marine biologist and medical doctor; several boutique-style shops selling clothes, jewelry, souvenirs and convenience items; daily group fitness classes on the beach (no gym); complimentary activities such as snorkeling, yoga and volleyball; an Ayurved spa offering Ayurvedic treatments as well as free yoga studio; as well as a complimentary airport shuttle from Maafushi to the departures terminal of Male Airport.

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