Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Anantara Dhigu is located on a private island just 30 minutes by speedboat from the main airport, making this resort easily accessible from both. Additionally, both properties share facilities so guests have the flexibility of selecting which property best fits their stay needs.

This resort sits atop an exquisite central lagoon and features an array of dining and recreational opportunities, such as themed nights at 73 Degrees, authentic Thai food at Baan Huraa, theatrical Teppanyaki shows, and handmade sushi made at Origami.


Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, set on an intimate island within South Male Atoll, is a chic retreat designed to ease couples into vacation mode. The resort’s 67 villas overlook sparkling lagoon waters or tranquil cliff edges where couples can sip refreshing drinks to the sound of lapping waves. After extensive renovations for nine months, this reimagined retreat reopened its doors again in December 2022 with many new amenities and enhancements, such as refreshed Beach Pool Villa room category as well as comprehensive wellness approach at Balance Spa by Anantara; making this getaway all but unforgettable.

Overwater and beach villas feature thoughtful design elements, from their cool powder tones to organic patterns that evoke nature. Your own cocoon offers premium amenities including a standalone bathtub for long soaks, an outdoor rain shower and Villa Host service to ensure every need is taken care of.

Dining is a highlight of this resort, from themed nights at 73 Degrees and authentic Thai cuisine at Baan Huraa to theatrical Teppanyaki and hand-crafted sushi at Origami. Indulge in gourmet menus created by the chef while dining alfresco on an isolated sandbank overlooking the glittering Indian Ocean at sunset.

This 5-star hotel offers numerous premium amenities, such as free Wi-Fi in public areas and outdoor tennis courts as well as a FITNESS CENTRE. Multilingual staff are on hand to assist with concierge services and restaurant reservations; an express check-in/check-out feature makes life even simpler. For an idyllic way to end each day, the on-site SPA provides Ayurveda facials, massages, body wraps and body treatments including rejuvenating hammam experiences in addition to skincare brand 111Skin services – making the experience perfect.

Over Water Villas

Experience an enchanting island stay from your private bungalow, where crashing waves will lull you to sleep. Wake up to vibrant schools of fish in the lagoon below as you gaze upon its sparkling azure waters teeming with sea life. Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows feature plush king beds, furnished terraces, separate dressing areas and day beds – while spacious bathrooms boast two vanities, free-standing tub and an outdoor rainfall shower! Additionally, two split-level sundecks boast impressive plunge pools as well as loungers that allow direct access to its waters – for an unforgettable island experience that cannot be beat.

Anantara Dhigu Resort is just steps away, offering luxurious amenities at this opulent resort, such as BBQ/picnic areas, outdoor tennis courts and FITNESS CENTRES. There is also plenty of shopping and entertainment nearby and an express check-in/check-out feature; Ayurvedic spa treatments; free Wi-Fi connectivity is provided too!

Rooms at Maldives’ picturesque beaches have been designed to make the most of your experience. Each room comes equipped with TV, mini bar, air conditioning and coffee making capabilities; premium linen and toiletries are included.

Dining at Anantara Veli is an unforgettable culinary adventure. Begin your day at 73 degrees, where a wide range of international dishes is on offer, before selecting dinner options from Baan Huraa’s international and Thai offerings at nighttime.

Anantara Veli’s restaurants have all been specially crafted to offer guests the ultimate culinary experience. From sipping cocktails at sunset-lit Barefoot Grill to feasting upon live cooking stations with views of the Indian Ocean at 73 Degrees, each meal at Anantara Veli will become an event worth remembering.

Ayurvedic Spa

Discover a personal oasis on an Indian Ocean-hued island paradise, featuring overwater villas with spectacular marine life swimming beneath, or indulge in wellness retreats at the spa for inner serenity and outer vibrance.

Recently renovated and situated on an idyllic natural island surrounded by a crystal clear water lagoon, Anantara Resort recently reopened with an upgrade after extensive renovations designed by Yuji Yamazaki to fully integrate nature. Enjoy holistic wellbeing treatments including Ayurveda treatments as well as epigenetic research at Balance Wellness Spa by Anantara; there are five treatment rooms plus a brand new hammam to experience here!

Experience the soothing rhythms of Ayurvedic spa rituals and experience their holistic benefits on mind, body and soul. Begin your journey with an Ayurved Shanti mantra followed by body scrub and Abhyanga massage using medicinal herbs before relaxing with an Aroma Phytotherapy facial that combines three results-driven masks for radiant-looking skin.

At Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, the resort’s dining options span from themed nights at 73 Degrees, authentic Thai at Baan Huraa and theatrical Teppanyaki at Origami to dining on the sand or sailing aboard a traditional Maldivian sailing dhoni to a deserted sandbank for sunset dinner buffet service via Dining by Design; otherwise create your own culinary journey through Dining by Design to suit any taste imaginable – you are limited only by your imagination – both experiences shared between sister properties; additionally this resort also provides 24-hour room service as well as outdoor tennis courts for added convenience!


Anantara Veli Maldives Resort boasts sparkling waters and idyllic white sand beaches, providing its guests with plenty of five-star dining options. On-site restaurants such as 73 Degrees for fine seafood dining; Baan Huraa for authentic Thai and Origami for Teppanyaki provide global fare – while you could also opt for romantic beach picnics on Gulhifushi island!

The 67 thatch-roof bungalows at Alif Dheva Resort & Spa are decorated in modern Maldivian style, featuring hardwood floors and local artwork – each leading onto its own private terrace. Upgrade to an Over Water Pool Bungalow for access to your own private pool; alternatively opt for Ocean Pool Bungalow for stunning ocean views – both of which come equipped with an exclusive villa host service.

Visitors to this resort can take advantage of all its facilities, from outdoor tennis courts and fitness centre with cardio equipment to Ayurvedic spa services and treatments.

SKY Bar offers the ideal setting for sunset cocktails and Champagne with its over water observatory and live music, while MANZARU serves Mediterranean comfort food and fresh seafood, EPICURE is an all day poolside restaurant and guests can test their culinary chops at FOOD PLAY with cookery courses or take part in FOOD PLAY cooking lessons! For dining options nearby Anantara Dhigu offers various meal plans such as Bed and Breakfast, Halfboard or Fullboard dining experiences – don’t forget that all these locations can also offer similar cuisine!


Dive in and explore the underwater world or relax with someone special in a villa with private lagoon access – or both! Bring out your adventurous side or simply create the ideal vacation experience that caters to you at this adults-only resort.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, conveniently situated on Dhigufinolhu Island near Gulhi and only 30 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport, offers everything you need for an unforgettable trip. Choose between beach villas with private pools or over water villas featuring large spa facilities as well as multiple dining options – indulging in beach volleyball games on their outdoor tennis court while taking advantage of 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi connectivity throughout public areas are some of the amenities provided here.

At this resort, five luxurious treatment suites at its spa offer a relaxing retreat from everyday life, offering treatments using indigenous ingredients and techniques to energize, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate. Other activities at the resort include yoga and meditation sessions, surfing lessons, beach volleyball tournaments, scuba diving trips under the stars movies as well as watching movies under the stars movies tennis etc. For eco-conscious guests wanting to adopt coral in order to help protect the marine environment while family members can learn how to cook for themselves at Spice Spoons cooking school!

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort provides an extensive selection of restaurants and bars where you can sample tasty cuisine from around the globe. Discover authentic Thai at Baan Huraa, theatrical Teppanyaki at 73 Degrees or sushi skills with Origami. Dining by Design allows guests to arrange a meal anywhere on the island; imagine romantic candlelit beach dinners, sunset cruises aboard traditional dhonis or dining under the stars at your own private table!

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