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We had a wonderful 8 night stay in a beachfront villa with a private pool. The room was wonderful and worked well for a family with 2 children. Not hugely spacious but large enough. The housekeeping staff were very thorough and very friendly. We had the all inclusive package and the mini bar was well stocked. We loved our pool and the beach. We swam in the pool several times a day and didn’t need to go to the resort pool at all. The children loved the snorkelling. Probably not the best snorkelling we have done but plenty to see for the children. The dolphin encounter trip was amazing but the glass bottom boat trip was a bit underwhelming. The food was good and the restaurant staff were very helpful and took great care of things given we travelled during COVID. We never once felt we were at risk of getting ill from COVID as things were well managed and very clean. We absolutely loved the Dhigali app and buggy service to get around. The ala carte restaurant by the beachfront bar is better than the restaurant at the other end where breakfast is served but it is important to book dinners in in advance as one of the restaurants gets booked up a couple of days out. We enjoyed the Christmas festivities but were disappointed the 5 course sit down dinner on Christmas Eve was cancelled and converted to a Buffet. It is far nicer to be served for a special Christmas meal and I am not sure why the plan changed. We did have a lovely pre-Christmas wine pairing dinner. Absolutely loved the beachfront bar - although the live music was not great. I had a good spa experience. Not the best I have had but enjoyable. We did have an issue with the water sports. The variety is great but we had received a note that windsurfing equipment was included in the all inclusive package. When we tried to get a windsurfer we were told it was not included and we would have to pay. In the end we managed to get this resolved but we had to run back to our room and get the letter we had that said it was included. That was not ideal. My 7 year old loved the kids club activities. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and left feeling very relaxed. I would recommend this resort to others and we will be back for sure.
We spent a marvelous holiday here. When you arrive here, you forget everything. How the nature looks like was incredible, the colour of the ocean, the animals in water was unbelivable like in an aquarium. We came home full with adventures: we booked for a boat trip and snorkeling to see the turtles, dolphins and we also swam across the mantarays. Our everyday comfort was complete with the buggy drivers such as our tourist gide Abdullah, who came our best friend on the island, not to forget Bob and our Italian driver, “ Colin”. Our friend Nabih made our daily comfort much more perfect in our village. Abdullah and Nabih even thought the mistery of the coconut. The food in the resort was cool, everyday a different taste of the world. You can swim around the whole island free, everywhere is the white sand, the warm ocean; its perfect and save for everybody. We were in the water all day, its a perfect health care to your body and mind.
We have been there in March on my husband birthday. It was very nice to receive birthday cake and bed decoration. These are the little things that make the impression of the hotel and the desire to be back. Arrival was very friendly specially when staff was waving to us from the pier and greeting us with welcome drinks. Special thanks to Ekaterina who was leading us during our stay. We had water villa next to the main restaurant and for people who like snorkeling it is amazing option since you don't need to swim far, but be ready to hear your neighbors. However for us it was not a minus at all. The reef is not bad, I got to see fish, sharks, crabs. Food and view from the restaurant is amazing. What we liked the most that island itself is very green. Staff is super friendly. We enjoyed our stay and wish to be back.
An amazing island with amazing people! At Dhigali, everything works perfectly!
Dear future visitors of Dhigali, We have just returned from a 7 days' trip to Dhigali Island. It was like a dream for us. We are a family of three, including a 7 year boy. What should I start with? We had a Premium All Inclusive Package and Water Villa accommodation. Everything was perfect from our arrival in Male where we were greeted with drinks, food and wet towels, to our amazing transfer with the sea plane (which is a unique experience), culminating with the real 5 star room and amazing food. The rooms are clean and well preserved. Important: the water villas are very well sound isolated, you cannot hear the waves. The minibar had everything you wanted. The snorkeling equipment was in perfect condition. The cleaning service was super. Then the food was different and there was a variety you could choose from: at breakfast the coffee was amazing, many exotic fruits. At dinner they always had something amazing to choose from. The personnel was so nice and so friendly. The boats for the trips were all new and clean. In short: everything is perfectly put in place at Dhigali. Thanks to Ali at the Faru Restaurant for the culinary experiences! I can recommend all the organized trips, they are all super. The massage at the SPA is also excellent. The boogie drivers were so nice and always talked to us, they even greeted us in our language. The island is very well preserved, the sea life is excellent: we saw reef sharks at our villa and a sting ray, as well as millions of different fish. All in all it was like a dream for us. I have travelled to many places, but this resort is indeed the BEST. I have met people coming for the third time there, and others booking the second vacation. THANK YOU, Dhigali team for all your efforts and thank you for treating us like kings. I hope to come back soon!
Paradise Resort - Kindest Staff & Extraordinary Island
An absolutely amazing island. One of the best vacations that we have had in a long time. I can't remember a holiday where the hotel staff had been as friendly and genuinely caring as the staff at Dhigali. Travelling with 3 kids is never easy but the staff were so kind and patient and genuine. The island is absolutely beautiful. We wanted an experience far away from Male for once and this was perfect. The diving was out of this world magnificent with the most sea life I have ever seen. The Eurodivers staff Mauro and Elodie were beyond professional and knowledgeable about all things diving. My son even had a chance to enjoy the bubble maker beginning diving experience. The dive boat crew also treated me like a princess, I have never had such a 5 star treatment on a dive boat 🤣. We did many activities like dolphin cruise, we saw dozens. And fishing, we caught so many. We loved the fact that the island is all on Premium all inclusive, it made it so much easier not to worry about money and was a real pleasure not to have to eat buffet 3 times daily. And made it more justifiable to spend on extra activities when you are not worried about every single food and beverage spend. Even the mini bar in the room was filled daily with a very good variety of beverages. The fact to have an app that lets you do all your bookings for food and activities, plus see where on the island the buggy bus is in real time, is a novelty for me, only ever seen at Disneyland Florida. And now I know there is no more excuse for other islands not to have the same technology!!!!! No more getting upset waiting for transport! Or unavailable bookings. I suggest you book everything in advance from day 1, especially if you want to eat at the sit down restaurants. Ali, the manager in Faru saw I was upset when we finally got to eat their after 3 days and couldn't get a good table. He kindly made sure we had a table set aside for us every night after that. Small thing, but made a huge difference for us as part of our Dhigali experience. The head chefs and pastry chefs from Sri Lanka took such good care of us, and I am still dreaming about the way they cooked our fish after the fishing. If you have kids , you have to send them to the kids club. My kids wouldn't leave there because they loved the kindness, gentleness and patience of the 2 ladies Grace and Softee. I also heard other parents praising these ladies. Real angels, wish I could have taken Grace home with us 😇. My kids spent most of the days playing with new friends and at the kids club. The only negative point was the resort doctor who we had to call when my son fell in the water. He seemed disturbed to have to come during his lunch break, his instruments didn't work. He just used his stethoscope and told us we were failures as parents and we need to do our job better. We were shocked by his attitude and words to say the least. Luckily nothing serious happened to any of us if we would have had to see him as a doctor. I also can't describe the delicious feeling of freedom of not having to wear a face mask for an entire week. It truly was an escape from the world to a paradise island where almost everything was included and run by close to angels ❤. I can't recommend Dhigali enough, everyone should go at least once in their life! We are already looking forward to our next trip
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