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Family holiday on Dhigali
We travelled at the of August as a family of 4 - 2 children aged 5 and 8. My husband and I had been to the Maldives on 3 other occasions all prior to having our children so this was us wanting to share our favourite place in the world with our kids so Dhigali had a lot to ice up to! We warmly welcomed when we arrived and the kids were given a palm leave necklace which had been made for them from one of the ladies from kids club. We were staying in a beach villa with pool which was much bigger than I expected and perfectly big enough for the 2 kids beds too. The room was beautiful and on the most perfect stretch of beach. From there we had the most amazing time - it was so special to see the kids discover everything the Maldives offers for the first time. They loved the hermit crabs, geckos, fruit bats etc. The sea on our side of the island was quite calm after the first couple of days and the reef so close which meant we could take the kids snorkelling straight off the beach to see a plethora of fish - the reef was again much better than I expected. There were fish I had never seen before, a resident lobster, reef sharks etc. Our son rescued several of the tiny fish the sharks chase off the beach on many occasions and our daughter went in a litter picking mission every day. The kids used the kids club a few times and we’re the only children there! This was very well set up we felt very happy leaving the kids in their care. We went on the dolphin cruise which was absolutely incredible - literally surrounded by hundreds of dolphins - we will never forget that experience. We also went on the glass bottom boat which was a nice way to spend an hour and they even let our son ‘drive’ the boat! The island was occupied mainly by couples from Italy and the Far East - mainly honeymooners. It was less than 50% occupied but all restaurants were open and all services provided. Food and drinks were fantastic - Battuta was our favourite. Service was excellent and extremely friendly. We did go to the managers cocktail party and met some of the management team who were all very knowledgable and were obviously extremely keen to ensure we were enjoying ourselves and had everything we needed. Myself and my daughter had a mother and daughter spa treatment and used the spa pool and steam room which was again excellent and the therapists looked after my little girl in such a kind and caring way. Our room was kept beautifully by our room boy who had a job on his hands with all the sand and pool water our kids brought in! He also brought me extra mosquito repellents as I got bit quite a lot - just due to the season. The weather was amazing - one day of cloud and a storm - glorious the rest of the time. In summary, this was the most perfect family holiday ever and we created memories we will never forget. Thank you to the Dhigali team for keeping your island so beautifully and for looking after us all so well
If I would have the chance to return to Dighali I won’t hesitate. It’s an amazing place. The island is nice, clean and well-kept, all the staff very friendly, excellent food. 3 restaurant, 2 bars, and a coffee shop, gym facility, play area for kids and adults and lots of activities. Went there for our honeymoon and we had also a little surprise from the hotel. Housekeeping service amazing.
Just what the doctor ordered!
I think I am the same as most avid first timers to the maldives, literally after hundreds of hours of research I settled on Dhigali. I took my elderly parents so I wanted peaceful rather than party and obviously value. I really feel that we got exactly what we all wanted and more and although I would like to go somewhere different next time I will remember an amazing holiday on Dhigali. There was only one thing that I would criticise and that was the stretch of beach in front of our villa. Quite obviously the best stretch of sand is in front of the most expensive villas but it was pretty tricky for my parents to get in and out of the water near our villas as it was obstructed by tree roots and branches. Never mind, it's a short walk over to the other side and the beach in front of the restaurants was very nice, complete with beach buzzers for service. I had the dine around all inclusive as I don't mind a few cocktails during the day and I'm not a buffet fan. The buffet was very nice though with plenty of choices but the restaurants were much better.We mainly ate in Jade for lunch as we were near the pool and Faru for dinner with a few pre-dinner drinks in the Haali Bar which is just beautiful at sunset. The island was a good size too, my parents took the buggy sometimes which is great to follow on the Dhigali tracker app but if you are younger you would just stroll as the vegetation is beautiful. Absolutely well organised with the sea planes also as I read some horror stories. On our arrival at the airport we were taken to check in and then sent to the lounge, everything went down very smoothly from beginning to end. As I said, this was my first time in the Maldives so I have nothing else to compare but it was a wonderful time and great value. The other guests were completely mixed from families to couples from all over the world and everyone seemed to be relaxed, friendly and having a great time too. Thumbs up Dhigali, the company who own this island should be very grateful to their team of employees for providing such memorable experiences for their guests.
Lua de Mel
Amazing place with beautifull views, excellent service, good food and taste and variety, very functional and employees very nice and attention with the guests . SPA magnificent.:) we recomend highly. Brent Catarina Portugal August 2019
A trip to remember!!!
Visited this wonderful place on 13th of August. We stayed both in a beach bungalow and a water villa and we loved them both. The hotel is super clean and the staff very friendly and always there to assist us. We booked half board which was more than enough for us, since the food was well cooked and different every day. We will return in this island sometime in the future. Five stars from me!!!!
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