With some of the most spacious, luxury villas in the Maldives, a superb kids club, a huge choice of activities and just a 35-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is a picture-perfect setting for your next tropical beach holiday with the family.
From the moment you arrive at the resort’s jetty, little ones will be ooh-ing and aah-ing in wonder as they peer into the crystal-clear waters to spy puffer fish, sting rays and baby reef sharks. And they will be wide-eyed with delight as they discover the endless choice of activities, adventures and excursions that await!
Dhigu island has lots of pathways and space begging to be explored on foot or by bike, with activities laid on for little ones, plus recreation areas around the island for older children and the whole family including table tennis, Petanque, badminton, volleyball and life-sized chess.
Parents can relax with complete peace of mind while little ones have oodles of fun at Anantara’s kids club. The Dhoni Club is home to two fun-packed dhoni boats, a climbing wall and a tree house. It’s a great escape from 9am to 6pm for kids from 3 years to 12 years old, while mum and dad are doing “grown up things”. Here, they will meet Little Hermie and his friends Mishell, Cookie Crab and Captain Red Claw as they make new friends, explore new places and get crafty with a team of qualified child supervisors.
Older children and teens will revel in the huge choice of water-based activities available. From some of the best snorkelling in the Maldives, deep sea fishing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing – there are ample options to divert attention away from their screens!
For a great family adventure packed with thrills and spills, the Anantara Surf School by Tropicsurf will create some superb holiday memories. With lessons for all abilities and easy access to some of the best waves in the Maldives, surfing at Anantara Dhigu is an experience not to be missed! N.B. The surfing season runs from April to October inclusive.
Families inspired by the BBC’s Blue Planet will enjoy trying their hand at gardening Maldivian style! Join the resort’s marine biologist to assist in coral planting and learn how new coral gardens are created by attaching coral to iron frames. The Anantara Coral Adoption Programme is a long-term plan designed to share learning experiences, accelerate the regeneration of coral growth in the atoll reef, and ultimately ensure the future of this unique Maldivian destination.
Perfectly suited to families
From the moment children arrive on Dhigu island, they are made to feel part of the Anantara family. At the kids club, every child receives an imaginative children’s kit with a Little Hermie beach bag, sun hat, colouring book and a pencil kit. In the room, they will discover children’s bathroom amenities, flip flops and slippers.
With an excellent selection of spacious villas perfectly positioned to catch the sunrise or sunset, on the beach and over the water, or even with a private plunge pool – there is something to appeal to all families. All villas can occupy two adults and two children, and the resort also offers gorgeous Two Bedroom Family Villas for those seeking a separate children’s bedroom.
With eight dining options each with a tasty children’s menu, families are sure to find something to please even the fussiest of eaters. What’s more, children under the age of 12 years old are invited to dine for free from the children’s menu when accompanied by their family.
Should parents want a well-deserved a night off, they can enjoy some precious time together as a couple over a delicious meal, safe in the knowledge that their little ones are being looked after by the resort’s qualified babysitters, available for children over the age of three months.
For a family holiday that truly exceeds expectations, make Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort your choice for 2018.
Nightly rates at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort start from £ 474 (USD 656) in a sunrise beach villa on a B&B basis.