With stunning beaches and beautiful water villas, Athuruga is authentic yet cosmopolitan.
Light and contemporary, Diamonds Athuruga is one of the best maintained Maldives resorts, with regular improvements only enhancing its appeal. As well as the main buffet restaurant, Maakeyn, you’ll be able to choose between live show cooking at the Japanese restaurant, fresh seafood on the beach, and a traditional Maldivian open-air dining experience.
The waters surrounding the island teem with brightly coloured fish and other marine life. Superb snorkelling can be done straight from the island – from the boat jetty or via the cut-through by the overwater restaurant – and it’s worth booking one of the snorkelling trips to nearby thilas for the chance to spot manta rays or whale sharks. It takes a little longer to reach the best dive sites, but it’s recommended if you don’t mind the journey. Accommodation on the island is in Beach Bungalows just steps from the water’s edge or Junior Suites, which have a separate living room.
Water Villas at Diamonds Athuruga
As at Thudufushi, the beautiful five-star Water Villas are stylish white residences, and here they have an open wooden deck built on stilts over the water. With custom-made rattan furniture, hand-made parquet floors, contemporary Italian lighting and benefits including iMacs and free Wi-Fi, these villas have a real 'wow' factor. Water Villa guests have access to their own restaurant, Thari, with a modern European and Asian fusion à la carte menu.
In the South Ari Atoll
Good to know
Minimum age 8 in Water Villas. Minimum stay: 7 nights 26 Dec-06 Jan.
70 beach bungalows and water villas
• Sail to a nearby picnic island* • Snorkel on the house reef with the marine biologist.
3 restaurants plus Maldivian corner, seafood beach dinner venue, bar
All Inclusive • Welcome drink • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Makeyn Restaurant • À la carte lunch served at the Boli Beach Bar • Snacks, cocktails, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine served by the glass • Tea and coffee, selected spirits and cocktails served at Boli (10am to midnight) • Daily stocked mini bar • Wi-Fi in the lobby, Boli beach bar area, Junior Suites and Water Villas • Water sports activities such as canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding • Laser sailing and windsurfing for expert guests • Snorkeling equipment • Guided snorkeling tours of the house reef
Additional All Inclusive services included for Water Villas guests: • À la Carte breakfast and table d’hôte lunch and dinner served at the Thari overwater Restaurant • À la Carte breakfast served in the room on request • Soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine, tea and coffee, selected spirits and cocktails served at the Thari overwater bar (6pm-10pm).
*Denotes local charge