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With such a bewildering choice of resorts in the Maldives every island idyll needs a special something to differentiate from the rest; in the case of Anantara Dhigu it’s simple, this is one of the best – and best value – family hotels in the Maldives, all just 35 minutes by speedboat from the airport.
There are 110 suites and villas in total, some built on stilts over the beautiful turquoise lagoon and others on the white sand beach, but all perfectly positioned to welcome the sunrise or sunset.
Anantara Dhigu's sister property Anantara Veli is nearby, so guests have the perfect opportunity to us the facilities at both properties. On Dhigu itself are the Fushi Café for breakfast and Italian cuisine specialising Terrazzo which serves up children's favourites such as pizza but also delicious freshly made lobster ravioli. Poolside snacks and lighter dishes are available at Aqua, complete with swim up bar. Thai and Japanese restaurants are also available at Anantara Veli.
The Dhoni Kidz Club is on site to keep children entertained while parents can enjoy activities such as snorkeling in the shallow lagoon (the perfect place to learn for children as well), surfing on a nearby reef, windsurfing in the lagoon or a massage at the spa where the glass floor means you can continue to spot small reef sharks and rays even while being pampered.
While Anantara Dhigu is great for kids, if you want some splendid isolation, swim 60ft offshore and enjoy some well-earned parental R&R in the hammock suspended over the lapping lagoon waters.
Rosie, Original Traveller