Pool, spa*, fitness centre, snorkelling, watersports*, kids' club (4-12s), Wi-Fi throughout
Restaurants & bars
Cuisine at Dhigali spans the spices of Asia, the classic tastes of Europe and traditional Maldivian recipes, together with more innovative modern dishes. Capers is the main restaurant and combines international cuisine with local flavours. Jade opens all day, serving up comfort food and light bites, while the Café serves freshly-made snacks and drinks. Faru specialises in beachside grilled meats and seafood, and in a tropical setting, Battuta offers signature dishes. The two bars provide the choice of casual poolside drinks at East and sundowners at Haali.
Spa & wellness
Dhigali's colourful kids' club (for 4-12s) has indoor and outdoor play areas, and there's a separate pool area for children. Babysitting is available for children 2 years and above*
What’s nearby? The resort runs trips to nearby snorkelling sites including Hanifaru Bay, where you are likely to find manta rays and whale sharks. These run between June and November, and there are also organised boat trips to local islands*. They cost extra, but they’re well worth it to explore this beautiful atoll.
Tried and tested If you’ve got a picky eater or a budding chef, head to Jade restaurant – it’s open all day and children can get creative and make their own pizzas. And when it comes to getting around, bear in mind you can use the resort’s golf buggies if you’ve got little ones who tire easily.
The sleeping arrangements A mixture of suites, villas and bungalows circle their way around the island, with a few different options for families. Deluxe Beach Bungalows and Water Villas sleep two adults and one child, so they’re ideal for small families. Other options, like the Beach Villas, sleep two adults and two children, and you can choose one with a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean. To really push the boat out, book a Lagoon Villa with a pool. Perched on stilts out in the water, they have steps that lead straight down into the ocean. Just bear in mind there’s a minimum age of 12 for children staying in overwater rooms.
Dhigali has a new water bottling plant to reduce its single-use plastics. The introduction of the water bottling plant is an important element in the resort’s eco-friendly endeavours and commitment to the protection of environment in its day-to-day operations.
*Denotes local charge