Idyllic seclusion. Exotic surrounds. Luxury comes to paradise.
Land on an island paradise by a seaplane. Take a morning plunge in your villa’s private pool over the water. Kayak to lunch on a desert island. Let the beauty of Anantara touch you in the Maldives.
Spread over two idyllic islands in the South Male Atoll, Anantara Resort Maldives is a brief 35 minutes by private speedboat from Male International Airport.Â Elegant villas, suites and bungalows grace the tranquil lagoons. Celebrate the Maldives with Anantara, finding the ultimate romantic destination with brilliant coral reefs, watersport adventures and intimate spa experiences.Â Hop between the two jewelled islands, Dhigufinolhu and Bodu Huraa, for fine dining destinations. Settle into luxury, impeccable style and Anantara’s signature warmth and gracious service at Anantara Resort Maldives. Discover your own stretch of sand on one of the world’s last unspoiled tropical paradise.
An idyllic tropical island paradise set in the South Male Atoll, just half an hour from Male international Airport, Anantara offers the Maldives resort experience you’ve only dreamt about, with two lush islands, Dhigufinolhu and Bodu Huraa. Unwind on endless white sand beaches, palm-fringed islands and pristine coral reefs.
On Dhigufinolhu, Anantara Resort Maldives offers 68 beachfront villas, all situated on a private stretch of beach, with unique outdoor bathrooms and rain showers. Our 2 Beachfront Pool Villas are more spacious and come with their own private plunge pool set in a tropical garden. Anantara’s 38 over-water suites, situated over the Indian Ocean, feature private sundecks and open-air infinity-edged bathtubs with a view. For the ultimate over-water Maldives luxury resort getaway, 2 exclusive Deluxe Over-Water Pool Suites enjoy a prime setting at the end of each jetty, with wrap-around sundecks featuring their own private plunge pool and spacious interiors with hints of Maldivian culture and arts.
On the graceful blue of Bodu Huraa, indulge in living above a lagoon. The 36 Over-water Bungalows are just a few metres from the clear waters, home to lush coral gardens. Lounge in your elegant thatched residence. Unwind in the terrazzo tub for two and take to a private sundeck over the lagoon. Step up to one of 14 Deluxe Over-Water Bungalows, and have a piece of Maldivian magic. Your open-air shower leads into an expansive sundeck. Embrace in the romance of the Maldives in your secluded tropical getaway.
When not relaxing on the beach, embarking on an Ayurvedic spa retreat or lounging in our beachfront infinity pool, spend your days on the water with sailing excursions, waterskiing on our placid lagoon, seaplane flights, deep-sea fishing or sunset dhoni cruises alongside dolphins. Anantara Maldives also features its own onsite PADI Dive Centre, offering diver certification courses from beginner to advanced open-water dive and rescue dive training, in one of the world’s premier diving destinations.
* Deluxe Beachfront Villa
* Sunset Deluxe Beachfront Villa
* Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa
Sweeping ocean views on Dhigufinolhu and Bodu Huraa islands. Private villas with an expansive deck or your own stretch of pristine beach. Secluded plunge pools. Over-water bungalows with a traditional Maldivian flair. Open-air terrazzo bathtubs for two. The fantasy of a luxurious, private sanctuary in the tropics comes true at Anantara Resort Maldives.
At Anantara, luxury is the standard. The Maldivian villas combine island charm with modern conveniences. Settle back with your IDD telephone, high-speed Internet, personal surround-sound stereo with flat-screen TV, CD/DVD and MP3 player. Delight in the espresso machine, residence mini bar stocked with delicacies and 24 hour room service. Settle into your Rain shower and lounge in the sumptuous outdoor baths.
Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa
* Over-Water Bungalow
* Deluxe Over-Water Bungalow
Unwind on the charming Bodu Huraa island in your secluded over-water bungalow. Lounge on colourful tropical fabrics in traditional Maldivian style. Open-air terrazzo bathtubs for two lead to a private hardwood deck.
At Anantara, luxury is the standard. The bungalows combine island charm with modern conveniences. Settle back with your IDD telephone, high-speed Internet, personal surround-sound stereo with flat-screen TV, CD/DVD and MP3 player. Delight in the espresso machine, residence mini bar stocked with delicacies and 24 hour room service. Savour your Rain shower, just one of the many luxuries at Anantara Resort Maldives.
* Deluxe Over-Water Suite
* Sunset Deluxe Over-Water Suite
* Deluxe Over-Water Pool Suite
Awaken to the sound of rippling waters. Spend a lazy afternoon on your private hardwood sundeck over the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean. Take a plunge in your private infinity-edge pool. Drift into an enchanted sleep on your sumptuous bed with colourful silk cushions. Your suite off the coast of Dhigufinolhu, infused with the sounds of the waves, reminds you that you’re living in paradise. Savour Anantara’s signature contemporary style with Maldivian flavours.
While Anantara certainly looks splendid from above the water, in the Maldives, you’ll find some of the most beautiful sights are found below the surface. Envelop yourself in a panorama of spectacular marine views on a full-day dive safari guided by the experts from Anantara’s own Dive Centre. Or, get your feet wet first with one of our PADI certification courses that will guide you toward taking your first breaths underwater, opening up a whole new world for your discovery.
The Anantara Dive Centre offers two boat dives a day to over 20 nearby reefs teeming with undersea life in the area immediately surrounding our islands. In addition, the Centre runs full and half-day “safari dives” to reefs and sites further afield, reachable by speedboat, as well as night dives – the ultimate scuba experience for avid enthusiasts.
PADI Diving Courses
With such a variety of sites on offer, and our full range of PADI certification courses, our guests are spoiled with choice to meet the needs of all diving levels – from beginners to avid divers with full logbooks! Anantara’s instructors always endeavour to match up diving ability to local dive conditions to ensure your safety and enjoyment. From our beginner’s discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives, the Centre has a range of programmes to suit even the most experienced divers.
All courses are taught by PADI-certified instructors, ensuring an unforgettable – and safe – learning experience in one of the world’s premier diving destinations. Our class sizes are limited to cater for each guest’s needs. Our friendly and professional staff, along with the excellent facilities and open-air classroom of our Indian Ocean paradise, provide the perfect surroundings to explore safely and comfortably.
All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in Maldives. The orientation dive consists of a dive on our nearby house reef or another local dive site, with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you’re ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications.
Full and Half-Day Diving Safaris
Once you’ve explored some of our beautiful and action-packed local dive sites, taking in stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle rays, it’s time to take to the high seas for a full or half-day diving safari! The Dive Centre offers regularly scheduled diving safaris by speedboat to a number of exciting locations in North or South Malé Atoll or Felidhu Atoll. Or, feel free to talk to our guides and instructors about setting up a privately chartered excursion just for you!
While the appeal of the Maldives is its remote location, you’ll find that getting here is a breeze, with numerous international flight connections to the Maldivian capital of Male daily. Once you touch down, our private speedboat service will have you skimming across the waters to your own piece of this exclusive paradise in no time.
The rush of the Anantara Experience in the Maldives begins just shortly after arrival! Our private speedboat captain will meet you upon arrival at Male International Airport and guide you to your luxuriously equipped water taxi. Then begins the scenic ride across the sparkling emerald waters to Anantara’s own private island, just 19.3 kms (35 minutes) from the airport.
Your Maldives experience begins as you begin to touch down at what is surely one of the world’s most unique airports! Located on a small island of its own, Male International Airport is your gateway to this exclusive island paradise, and the descent over the scattered islands that form the jewels of the Maldives is truly unforgettable. Be sure to get a window seat and enjoy the ride.
Male International Airport is well connected with daily direct, connecting or charter flights from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.
Contact Anantara Resort Maldives
Anantara Resort Maldives
P.O. Box 2014
Dhigufinolhu, South Male Atoll
Male, Republic of Maldives