Anantara. Derived from the ancient Sanskrit meaning ‘without end', evoking the freedom, movement and harmony that form the spirit of the Anantara experience.
Rooted in the timeless healing traditions of the world's richest cultures, Anantara Spas are designed to restore balance and harmony between body and mind in an oasis of beauty, grace and tranquility. Intoxicating aromas of the world's most exotic elixirs and oils are used in treatments designed to deliver radiance, healing and a quiet sense of inner and outer well-being.
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ACTIVITIES & EXCURSION
The Maldives is known as one of the finest dive sites on the planet, and we have a multitude of dive options to suit all abilities. For full details on all of Anantara Dhigu’s diving opportunities and packages, please visit our Diving page. Discover the range of island jewels surrounding Dhigu Island. This Maldives excursion lets you see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen. Shop the way the locals do. Get up close and personal with marine life. Spend an afternoon living out your desert island daydreams with our island picnic excursion. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara’s lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands. There are plenty of things to do in the bustling Maldivian capital, Malé. The city offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and taste some of the country’s authentic local delicacies. Cruise a tranquil turquoise lagoon in unadulterated luxury. Savour pure indulgence with a personal wine cellar, bar and chill-out area on board. Listen to the melodic rolling of the waves, or play your favourite sunset beats from our pre-loaded iPod. This has got to be one of the finest Maldives excursions, with champagne in hand as you watch the setting sun dip behind the horizon. A Maldives leisure activity like no other. Try your skills at hand line fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local’s point of view aboard a traditional sailing dhoni. This natural technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. A bite is almost guaranteed. Take your catch back to land and our chefs at Fuddan grill will prepare it to your liking the very next day. Anantara Dhigu Maldives offers surfing lessons and excursions for a range of abilities under our ‘ticket to ride’ system in association with Tropicsurf. Numbers are limited to eight people per surf trip so booking in advance is recommended and also cheaper. Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton on the beach – just let us know and we’ll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court. Anantara Dhigu Maldives’ floodlit tennis courts mean that you can continue with a doubles match even after the sun sets. Our fitness centre staff are at hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge if you’re looking for a partner. Slide into the tranquil waters of our stunning freshwater infinity-edge pool situated right on the edge of the beach. Gaze out across the expanse of aquamarine sea as you float, soak or splash your worries away. Protected by outer reefs, the shallow waters of our large lagoon offer an ideal spot for wading, floating or a relaxed swim. Explore the turquoise tropical lagoon and reef around which Anantara Dhigu Maldives is situated. Unencumbered by heavy scuba equipment, snorkelling offers you a safe and easy way to get acquainted with the world below, and see some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet. One of our most popular resort activities. Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened well-being with gentle stretching and meditation to start your day. At Anantara Dhigu’s guided meditation sessions on the beach, you’ll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn. Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives five-star resort. Indulge in the perfect end to yet another day in paradise aboard the Naladhu Raanee. Drift across the Indian Ocean on a vessel packed with sophisticated charms at the most romantic time of day. Watch the sun set as you sip champagne and savour delectable canapés. Relax on the foredeck or large sun pad and relish the tropical breeze, endless ocean and the company of someone special. Skim the Indian Ocean with the wind as your engine during one of our exhilarating wind-and-water activities. Is it a kayak, a trimaran or a pedal yak? See for yourself when you play with the newest addition to the Hobie range: the Adventure Island. Perfect your windsurfing savvy with lessons from our experienced and friendly instructors. Want to know what it feels like to fly? Strap on a sailing kite and leap the waves like never before. Fly like a bird over the turquoise waters of the lagoon when you try parasailing. An exhilarating way to get glorious bird’s eye views of Anantara Dhigu. Rip through the waves on a high-octane 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. As our expert teachers guide you, perfect your wakeboarding technique or learn a new skill, like monoskiing.
Hire WET and WILD and explore the local area with your Captain (max. 4 persons; please see "Private Boats and Captains") eneath the shimmering waters that surround the island archipelago of the Maldives’ South Male Atoll region, a fragile world quietly rebuilds itself. Coral reefs, the most diverse type of marine habitat, protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives and guard the islands’ crystal-clear lagoon. They also support an astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre-looking molluscs, however for all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to extreme weather and sudden environmental changes.
The Dhoni Club is home to two fun-packed dhoni boats, a climbing wall and a tree house. It’s a great escape from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm for kids from 3 years to 12 years while mum and dad are doing “grown up things”. Here you will meet Little Hermie and this friends Mishell, Cookie Crab, Captain Red Claw and many more as we explore everything there is to do on our island. With seven different themes no two days are the same and there’s always something exciting to do. Make new friends, explore new places and get crafty with our qualified child supervisors.
While staying at Anantara Dhigu Maldives, you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? This resort activity lets you recreate traditional Maldivian, Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home. It’s time to step away from the white sand and into adventures amidst the blue Indian Ocean and its world-class waves. Get your ticket to ride the waves at The Anantara Surf School by Tropicsurf. We can accommodate all abilities of surfer, from those looking to take their first tentative steps to dedicated pros in search of the biggest, hollowest waves around. Surfing in Maldives can provide it all. f you’ve seen enough of the reef’s spectacular aquatic landscape and wildlife, come up for air and enjoy some of Anantara’s watersports, including surfing, sea kayaking or windsurfing and kite surfing across our picturesque lagoon. For those looking for a bit more adventure, we have our own catamaran available for private charter on an hourly basis.
Sail around the lagoon on a catamaran. Explore the Maldivian heritage of reef and deep-sea fishing.
The Water Sports Centre at Anantara Maldives invites you to discover the glittering seas and surrounding islands that make up our stunning tropical setting. Let us guide you on an exploration – or take to the high seas at your own pace!
Open for children from the ages 3 to 11, the Dhoni Kidz Club keeps our youngest guests entertained with an packed programme featuring beach and outdoor activities, as well as crafts and games that are fun, educational and culturally enriching. All are under the supervision of our Kids’ Coordinator. Children aged three or under are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Childcare services are available for a fee.
Not all Anantara Dhigu Maldives resort activities need to be energetic. Our library lets you sink into a chair to enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the ‘real world’ with our computers and internet access. Anantara Dhigu Maldives’ gym is equipped with everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good. Rejuvenate your body as you work out alone or with our personal trainer. You may be thousands of miles away from it all, but our Maldives boutique brings the world to you, with all of life’s small necessities as well as exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.