The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah


Discover an idyllic tropical paradise where an array of holiday experiences await. Situated on Dhigurah island in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, this resort can easily be reached via domestic flight and boat transfer from Kooddoo. Guests will have access to Falhumaafushi via one-kilometre bridge; as well as luxurious spa center featuring iconic French Clarins cosmetics; as well as kid-friendly activities!

Getting There

The 173 villas at The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah have been carefully planned to offer guests the ultimate island escape experience. Beachfront ones provide direct beach access while overwater ones allow access to turquoise lagoon waters – every space at this retreat has been created in harmony with its environment.

Location is what sets this resort apart; situated on Dhigurah island in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, its prime position provides natural habitats for marine species while boasting unspoiled beaches and lush vegetation. Furthermore, their conscious efforts have contributed towards maintaining lush coral gardens and protected seagrass beds in their emerald waters that serve as feeding grounds for sea life.

On arrival at Velana International Airport, your personal Resort Host will welcome and assist with your transfer to The Residence Maldives Dhigurah. Typically this involves using domestic flight + speedboat service; however if desired it’s also possible for use of Seaplane services; subject to availability.

Once at the resort, you will be guided to a jetty where a speedboat will transport you directly to the hotel. When you reach it, your Airport host will be waiting with a welcome drink and fresh coconut.

Once settled into your villa, you will have ample opportunity to unwind at your own pace. There are various activities on offer – sundowners in the breezy bar that overlooks 42-metre infinity pool or spending a relaxing day at our spa where we offer indulgent Clarins beauty treatments are just two.

At this resort, there is also a selection of highly sophisticated restaurants and bars offering global cuisines, alongside drinks that suit every palate. Indian Ocean view bars provide a stunning place for relaxing as you watch the sunset over cocktails while overlooking the Indian Ocean. Kids clubs as well as different entertainment offerings add another element to family vacation experiences at this resort.

The Villas

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah delivers an unprecedented level of luxury in the Indian Ocean with 173 exquisite villas designed to blend in seamlessly with their surroundings. Rejuvenate in one that takes full advantage of sun and sea – wake up each morning to breathtaking views over clear turquoise lagoon. Plus, indulge yourself at Spa by Clarins for blissful wellbeing; set amid lush tropical gardens for an indulgent journey towards wellbeing!

This paradise is perfect for honeymooners, couples and families. Families will find their children safe with a range of Kids Club activities; while parents can relax in the spa or enjoy watersports activities on both resort islands.

Villas offer a relaxing ambiance complemented by luxury facilities like indoor/outdoor showers, oversized tubs, large windows that open for optimal viewing of photogenic surroundings from beds or pools, private beaches or coral reefs that dot the coastline – plus your very own stretch!

On your stay, experience an exotic world of flavours at Li Bai, the resort’s signature restaurant. Here, the menu ranges from Indian Ocean specialities and Mediterranean tapas dishes to modern Cantonese cuisine and contemporary Cantonese specialities.

To ensure the wellbeing and safety of all its guests, The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah has implemented stringent hygiene protocols. These include testing all staff upon arrival, mandating face masks and gloves be worn while using PPE, training on social distancing techniques as well as PPE usage procedures, conducting daily disinfection drives in restaurants, kitchen, rooms and spa as well as on-site doctor monitoring staff and guest health.

The Dining

Gaafu Alifu, the world’s largest atoll, provides an ideal setting for The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah to offer luxurious vacationing. A short flight and speedboat ride will bring you into this tropical oasis offering tranquil relaxation with stunning palm-fringed beaches just beyond its doors, along with exclusive hospitality services and tailored hospitality from beginning to end.

At Earth Basket, there is also an emphasis on sustainability and local community initiatives. Kitchen waste collected at the resort is recycled as organic fertilizer for its lush gardens; then its harvested fresh produce turns into delicious gourmet cuisine at one of their eateries.

The Dining Room’s open concept and island-inspired design create an easygoing dining experience with beautiful lagoon views. Li Bai features classic Cantonese flavours in a verdant garden setting while for an exclusive gastronomic experience, try the Private Dining Indulgence where the chef and personal butler create a feast just for you in your desired location.

Things to Do

The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah promises an idyllic vacation amidst the serene waters of the world’s largest atoll, promising you an experience rich with luxury and serenity. Boasting everything from shimmering lagoons and relaxing beaches to personalized experiences tailored exclusively for you, this 173 villa resort will entice your senses with nature’s tranquil beauty that you may find hard to leave behind.

Apart from its 42-metre infinity pool and well-equipped Dive & Water Sports Centre, the resort’s amenities ensure an indulgent stay. Relax with a massage from Spa by Clarins or take part in one of the resort’s personalized marine exploration or diving tours through lush tropical jungles and coral reefs. Young travellers are well taken care of at Turtle Kids Club where activities are managed by professional facilitators.

As with modern vacationing, this resort employs added hygiene protocols to ensure guest comfort and safety. At check-in, they receive face masks and gloves; training on social distancing techniques, PPE use procedures and disinfection methods are offered; daily temperature recording procedures must also be adhered to; an on-site doctor is also available.

At The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah, visitors will find beachfront and overwater villas with private pools that take full advantage of ocean views, constructed using locally-sourced materials to maximise natural light and provide ample sunlight. Dining options at The Dining Room feature international flavours while Li Bai offers classic Chinese cuisine in a lush garden setting. Furthermore, island hopping trips and Castaway Island expeditions can be organised, along with picnics on neighbouring Falhumaafushi which can be reached via a one-kilometre bridge.

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