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. Here you’ll also be able to choose between sunset or sunrise views. 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 age 12 in spa villas. Minimum stay: 7 nights 26 Dec-06 Jan.
71 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
Beach Bungalow guests: • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main buffet restaurant, Maakeyn • Selected drinks including wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks (excludes premium brands) • Welcome cocktail • Snacks at the beach bar • Minibar refilled daily (beer, soft drinks and mineral water) • In-room espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • Selected watersports • Fisherman’s Island excursion organised once per week (every Saturday) • Wi-Fi in the lobby area
Water Villa guests – As per Beach Bungalow guests plus: • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the overwater restaurant, Thari • Selected sparkling wine menu • Mini fridge refilled daily (wine, beer, soft drinks, and mineral water) • Wi-Fi in the Water Villas.
NB - Beach Bungalow guests can dine at the overwater restaurant, Thari, at a supplement.
*Denotes local charge