Choose your own adventure. Explore the lagoon together. Set sail with your very own captain and find a deserted island. Challenge each other to beach games on some of the world’s most beautiful sands.
Your window on the world below. Explore the turquoise lagoon and the colourful reef life surrounding Anantara Dhigu. Snorkelling offers you an easy way to get acquainted with some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet. One of our most popular resort activities.
From August to December, seize the opportunity to snorkel with the majestic gentle giants of the ocean – manta rays. Watch the graceful mantas dance just beneath the surface of the Maldivian waters, putting on a show unlike any other on Earth.
Whale Shark Snorkelling
Cruise to meet with passing whale sharks and swim alongside their gargantuan figures, getting up close and personal with a living wonder. The whale sharks play year-round near Ari Atoll, and come very close to the surface. In season, prepare for chance encounters with dolphins, mantas, turtles and more.
Yoga & Meditation
Gain physical poise and mental peace. Whether a yoga beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session. Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened wellbeing with gentle stretching and guided meditation sessions on the beach to start your day.
Spice Spoons Cooking Classes
Begin your class with a refreshing coconut picked by our Coconut Guru before your eyes. Cook your favourite Maldivian or Thai dish in a step-by-step tutorial adjusted to your preferences and skills.
Anantara delights in connecting you with the people and places that make each destination special. The bustling island city of Malé is the heartbeat of the nation. Be greeted with distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich heritage at the National Museum, and taste authentic Maldivian delicacies where the locals go to savour them.
Coral Adoption Programme
The coral world teems with brilliant and rare fish and marine species. For all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to slight changes in environmental conditions.
Take part in the Coral Adoption Programme by transplanting live corals, with the help of our resident Marine Biologist, into the shallow waters of the lagoon. Return year after year to watch them prosper. Help our underwater world bloom.
Hop on bicycles together and meander island trails. Let the breeze refresh you as you ride through greenery or alongside shimmering ocean. Bicycles at Anantara Dhigu are available free of charge.
Make the most of the soft white sands and choose from your favourite beach games. Ease into a game of pétanque. If you’re in the mood for a friendly game of volleyball or beach badminton, head over to the sandy court where we also host matches with the resort staff on a weekly basis.
Seek out memories to bring home, or pick up essentials and luxuries to help you make the most of your stay. Browse a selection of resort wear, beach totes, exotic goods and handcrafted arts from the Maldives and beyond.
Step into the air-conditioned comfort of our fitness centre, and rejuvenate your body on your choice of equipment. Exercise alone or with a personal trainer. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide an inspiring view as you run, step or lift in an invigorating workout session.
Dive into a brilliant blue. Our infinity-edge beachfront swimming pool is the perfect spot to cool off. The blue tiles mirror the gorgeous shades of the lagoon just steps away. Lie back on a sun lounger. Refresh with a cold drink. And float blissfully through the day.
Sink into our library lounge and enjoy a new novel, or catch up on all that is going on back in the ‘real world’ with our computers and complimentary internet access. Lounge, laze and connect at your leisure.
Over Water Spa
Retreat to a haven of tranquillity at Anantara Dhigu’s over water spa. Relinquish stress with a signature therapy or choose a soothing ritual with your partner. Savour relaxation at one of our six sumptuous treatment rooms with enriching therapies and results-driven facials by Elemis. For a different experience visit Balance Wellness by Anantara at Anantara Veli for spa journeys in a jungle setting.
Find tranquillity from the sunny skies above. Float away and over the crystal-clear lagoon and its colourful reef life below. Make a splash without even getting wet, with take-off and landing done on the boat.
Water Skiing, Wake & Kneeboarding
Rip through the waves on an aquatic adventure with some help from our twins, WET and WILD. This pair of Gulfcraft Swan 20 speedboats will propel you swiftly across the lagoon with their powerful 150-horsepower engines. Our expert teachers are on hand to perfect your technique or guide you in a new skill like monoskiing.
Hang on for your life, with bananas, doughnuts and more ready to bounce you across the waves, zig-zagging from side-to-side and causing sky-high surf. Chase the adrenaline high of adventure both on and in the water.
A private guided adventure. Climb atop one of our Yamaha WaveRunners and speed through the open ocean with your guide. You, along with your partner, will man one jetski, while the other will be ridden by your guide.
Explore the local area in a thrilling but safe experience. (If you prefer, have the guide control the jetski while you ride as a passenger and enjoy the scenery and adrenaline rush.)
Unleash the superhero inside. Strap on a jetpack and jump into the ocean. Dive in and out of the waves, shooting up to 30 feet in the air with water-powered propulsion. Let our instructors take you on the ride of your life with the latest ocean toy.
Glide through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in a hired sailboat. Set off on a catamaran sailing adventure on a K1 Top Cat, with or without your own skipper.
Or try the Bravo Mini Cat – Hobie’s latest addition to sailing simplicity. With its unmatched combination of comfort, ease of use and stability, the Bravo is ideal for both new sailors and experienced deckhands alike.
Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Skim the Indian Ocean with the wind as your engine. Windsurfing combines elements of surfing and sailing for the perfect match of energy and tranquillity in paradise, while kitesurfing provides the opportunity for daredevil jumps and turns. Perfect your surfing savvy with lessons from our experienced and friendly instructors.
Stand-up paddleboarding is a perfect way to explore our calm lagoon. Everyone can enjoy the world’s fastest growing water sport. No experience is required, and this easy workout is great for improving balance, endurance and core strength. Plus, the views of marine life and golden sunsets are amazing as you stand over the water and explore.
Our glass kayak is your crystal-clear window onto the life of the reef. Explore the lagoon and witness all the marine life below you. Alternatively, keep it simple with our classic ocean kayaks. Ply the shimmering expanse of our lagoon in a solo or tandem kayak, or hop in multiple solo kayaks and paddle side-by-side in our calm waters.
Drift across the Indian Ocean in the perfect end to yet another day in paradise. The pinnacle of romance, sailing into the sunset aboard a dhoni is the quintessential Maldivian experience.
Relax on the deck, kissed by the tropical breeze, enjoying Champagne and canapés and gazing at the endless ocean alongside someone special. This moment is one to remember forever.
Step aboard a yacht or traditional Maldivian dhoni for a private journey across the waters. Explore deserted islands, swim in secret lagoons, and snorkel or scuba dive amongst hidden reefs.
Delve into a picnic basket created by our chef, as you savour your gourmet selections on an untouched island or in the comfort of the air-conditioned cabin. Stop off at local villages for an insider look into the authentic life of our atolls.
The Maldives seen from above is a minimalist painting, the picture of serenity and a pristine palette of white, greens and blues. Below the waterline, glimpse a rush of colours and reefs bursting with life.
Dive into the contrast on a variety of eco-adventures. Embark on scientific expeditions with marine biologists. Photograph corals with our digital cameras. Snorkel with mantas, or cruise the ocean in search of spinner dolphins as they bring the vibrancy of life below twirling over the surface.
Set off for a sporting adventure aboard one of our big-game fishing boats, Island Lure and Fishermen’s Tales. With the help of our expert guides – and a little luck – the bounty of the Indian Ocean can be yours.
On any given strike, you may be going to battle with a magnificent sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally. Another experience to bait your excitement – try your hand at traditional Maldivian line-fishing
Share a journey of discovery together. Stroll barefoot on uninhabited islands. Delve into the water and snorkel through our islands’ most unique reefs.
Slip into evening with a wine dinner under a star-studded sky in a setting of remote beauty, intimate with only the vastness of the ocean to keep you company. Then retire below deck to your stateroom as you spend the night away from civilisation, floating atop gentle waves.
In the Maldives, you’ll find some of the most beautiful sights are below the surface. Admire stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle ray.
Dive local reefs or venture further ashore with half- and full-day safaris by speedboat with valet service. Feel confident with Aquafanatics’ PADI 5-star dive facilities and fully qualified instructors.
Begin a lifetime of exploration with Open Water certification. Dive confidently to a depth of 18 m to explore the brilliant reef life below.
More advanced divers can enrol in Advanced, Rescue or Dive Master courses, private or group, as well as a number of specialities such as Photography, PPB, Drift, Enriched Air and Wreck. We also offer certification for juniors over ten years old.
Discover Scuba Diving
For enthusiasts with no prior diving experience, the Discover programme entails a basic introduction to diving, with theory, shallow water training in the lagoon, and a dive of up to 12 m around our house reef with a fully qualified instructor.
Indulge in the freeing experience of diving to a depth of approximately 25 m simply by holding your breath. Learn the physics of freediving and practise breath hold, static and dynamic apnea techniques in the safety of confined water. Surprise yourself by extending your breath hold up to 90 seconds and diving deeper than you thought possible.
Achieving a new freediving time or reaching a new depth is an incredible feeling that satisfies that very personal desire to push yourself. The PADI Advanced Freediver course is designed to refine and improve your freediving skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body performs during apnea. After a theory component and confined water stretching and relaxation techniques, head out for the deep blue and set a new personal best.
Our babysitting service allows parents to enjoy precious alone time in between your many family-friendly experiences. Our professional, experienced babysitters are trained in first aid and CPR. Babysitting is available for children 3 months and above and should be booked 24 hours in advance.
Catered to from the moment they arrive, an imaginative kit is presented to children upon check-in featuring a Little Hermie beach bag, sun hat, colouring book and a pencil kit. In-villa, child-sized bathrobes let kids snuggle up like their parents. Children’s bath amenities, flip flops and slippers are also provided.
As you explore the sophisticated flavours of your island home, we want your children to have just as amazing a dining experience. All of Anantara Dhigu’s restaurants feature a delicious range of child-friendly dishes. Young diners can enjoy their favourites – burgers, pastas and pizzas – or try something new.
Your young ones set sail on a sea of imagination. At the Dhoni Club, children find an exciting indoor and outdoor playspace. To explore: a climbing wall, a treehouse, two dhoni boats packed with fun and changing daily themes.
Experiences include days as a pirate, young chef sessions, crab hunts, and local art immersions from palm weaving to the afternoon energy of Maldivian dance time.
Open 9.00 am – 6.00 pm for children 3 to 12 years old.
Gulhifushi Day Island
Kayak or take a boat to our private picnic island, Gulhifushi. If you wish, your family can spend the whole day swimming in the clear waters, snorkelling, kite flying, playing beach games and finishing up with a barbecue on the beach.
Our ocean swings are an unforgettable experience for the whole family. For your ease, you will find on-isle restrooms and facilities for dining and refreshments.
Kids' Cooking Classes
Like mum and dad, kids can also enroll at Spice Spoons for a fun day of creation. Roll up your sleeves for pizza spinning and sushi rolling. Get creative and make a mess, with lots of time for savouring later.