Opening in May 2017, Dhigali Maldives promises a slice of paradise quite literally never seen before. Accessible via a 40-minute seaplane transfer from Malé Airport, domestic flights from Ifuru/Dharavandhoo Airport, including transfer by speedboat, take just one hour and 10 minutes. The all-new escape augments the island’s natural beauty with a modern minimalist design and offers the chance to pair local island exploration with five-star resort luxury.
Whether you opt for a beach or lagoon villa, the box fresh accommodations are tasteful, spacious and utterly enticing, ranging in size to the capacious Dhigali Suite. Spanning 400sqm, the one and only villa is perched on the edge of the beach with its very own courtyard, personal butler service, private bar and many other indulgent extras, such as an open-air bathroom with rainfall shower and bath tub, and an expansive deck.
At Dhigali Maldives, all your senses are indulged. With a choice of five restaurants and two bars, dining experiences range from all-day comfort food dining at Jade, to authentic Asian fare at signature restaurant Battuta and the upper level of Haali, where guests can imbibe cocktails while the glowing dusk sun slides behind the horizon. But only after you’ve felt the soothing effects of Dhigali Spa, with its array of immersive therapies and healing traditions, all within lush tropical surrounds – with a refreshing plunge pool for a more invigorating experience.
That adrenaline rush can easily be replicated with wakeboarding, jet skiing or windsurfing sessions, and even a stint on the resort’s banana boat. More serene experiences include dolphin spotting, kayaking and snorkelling Dhigali’s magnificent house reef, or for the cultural explorers, venturing out on local island experiences where you can get a taste of authentic island life – beyond the five-star setting. Or quite simply do nothing. The island’s own geography is itself a draw, with an incredible, lengthy sandbank at the tip of the island where you can simply discover nothing but natural beauty and peace beyond words.
For luxury travellers, that sweet sense of escape occurs on a sliding scale. So when you visit the Maldives, why not make sure you delve even deeper into its remote reaches? While the archipelago is renowned as one of the world’s foremost travel destinations, not all atolls are equal in terms of their brilliance – and true luxury is worth searching for.
Dhigali Maldives, Raa Atoll
+960 333 2322