Life of adventures and discovery
Nestled on the protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Dhigufaru Island meaning “a long reef”, is the epitome of what you would imagine as an exotic getaway. Whether you like to kick back, relax & take in the magnificent, stunning beauty of the island and surrounding reef, or if you are looking for a more action pack, exotic adventure, we offer the perfect balance of both.
Getting to the Island
Dhigufaru Island is located on a World Renowned UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Baa Atoll. You have the choice of flying directly to Dhigufaru via Sea plan, which will be approximately 40 minutes from Male’ International Airport, or take the domestic scheduled flight to Baa Atoll Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport, which is approximately 20 minutes, and our friendly team will be there to escort you to our speed boat, which will take your to the island in 30 minutes
The island is only 35000 square meters, but what it lacks in physical size, it makes up for in its distinctive natural character. The main feature of the island is its surrounding expansive reef, but the island itself has very characteristic natural features, making each part of the island quite unique and special in its own way
On the eastern face of the island, is the Boaku, a sheltered beach, shaped like a cove, allowing the formation of a natural pool. The seclusion and stillness of the water inside Boaku , makes it perfect setting to catch the sunrise and as well as secure place to let your children play
On the very western face is Veigandu, a very wide and expansive flat beach of pure white sand, with crystal clear turquoise water that goes on and on. Most magnificent and stunning backdrop to view the sunset.
There are variety of Dining options, with 3 designated dining spaces, with its own distinctive character and feel to choose from depending, on your mood and time of day.
Dhandifulhu Restaurant (Main Restaurant)
Designed with charm and simplicity, the space itself exemplifies the dinning experience as well as the style of cuisines offered at our main restaurant. With panoramic views of the ocean, the main restaurant offers variety and flavours from ever corner of the world & a dedicate Maldivian night, which will combine the rich flavours of our indigenous food and traditional entertainment. The restaurant also has its own bar with access to large selection of beverages for your convenience.
Thundi Pool Bar & Coffee Shop
Relax by the poolside, or enjoy the view from inside the three detached lounge huts surrounding the bar. The Bageecha pool area is the perfect spot to share views of a romantic sunset, with easy access to the beach, as well as whole lot of entertainments. Thundi bar has a dedicated kitchen where you can order bistro style cuisines, and finger foods including afternoon tea/coffee as well an extensive selection of exotic cocktails., perfect after a swim in the sea or lounging by the poolside.
The perfect place to unwind after a day in paradise. The bar comes into life with its extensive bar and friendly bartenders ready to mix up a cocktail or serve a drink from one of the largest whisky and fine champagne collections in the Maldives.
The villas at Dhigufaru are spacious, secluded, and enchanting so much so you may find you don’t want to leave. And you don’t have to. The In-Villa Dining service enables complete enjoyment of the unprecedented privacy and utterly decadent location whilst sampling a world of exotic flavors from the 24-hour room service menu. Depending on whether your villa is located on the beach or over water, choose whether to dine inside your villa, on your overwater terrace, or in your private terrace facing towards the beach. Champagne breakfast by the pool, lunch on the terrace and dinner under the mesmerizing stars on the beach – the choice is all yours.
We have a range of activities available at your convenience. Lounge all day on the white sandy beach from the near comfort of your room, or why not take a canoe and discover the endless turquoise reef, Dhigufaru island is renowned for, or just take the plunge underwater to discover the vibrant marine life of Baa Atoll Marine Biosphere. We offer endless opportunities to make your stay as thrilling and as relaxing as you want.
Our Spa offer a comprehensive beauty, health and wellbeing experience within a 241m2 compound within a striking island setting. Whether you want to recharge your body for a day filled with activities or want to unwind relax after a busy fun filled day, Funa Spa offers a variety of treatments and services.
We have a fully decked out Salon for your convenience at our Funa Spa, which offers everything from hairstyling & facials for both men and women.
Best way to relax after a day walking on the beach or after a long flight to get your circulation going. We use different reflexology methods and technique to help cater to your specific needs, be it that you like to relax, or get you ready for a more active day. We also offer full pedicure and manicure services.
Sauna & Steam Room
To help you recharge and re-invigorate your body and mind, we offer a designated & spacious sauna and steam room which you can book in advance for your a private session or drop in at your convenience.
Our treatment rooms are private cabanas, placed at the back of the main spa compound, enclosed within a garden, allowing your to have full privacy and tranquility to help you immerse yourself into complete relaxation. We also offer all our spa treatments and services within the convenience of your own room.
Sand Bank Picnic
Experience unspoilt natural beauty at its best, being alone on a tiny little sand bank or a virgin island. A Romantic picnic dinner under the stars, listening to the sounds of waves as they wash on the beach.
Local Island Visits
A visit to a small inhabited island, where the population is only a few hundred at most, will show you a picture of the local culture and lifestyle. Kids strolling near the shore, playing with friends on the beach, or men and women occupied in daily chores show how simple life can be on these islands.
Being located on a Marine Bio Reserve gives you the advantage of observing the marine ecosystem in its purest and untouched form. Baa atoll is known for varied marine life, especially manta rays, dolphins, and whales, giving you the opportunity to watch them in their natural environment. We have programmed and schedule excursions to different spots near the island, with professional guides.
We offer three very different types of fishing excursions.
Sunset Fishing - Perfect for the whole family & amateur fishermen & women. More leisurely and relaxed enabling you to try out more traditional fishing methods.
Game Fishing - A short boat ride to the open sea this particular excursion is suited to the more professionally inclined and thrill seekers. We have a specially built boat, fully equipped with the necessary fishing gear and technology, as well as professionally trained experts to guide you through.
Local Fishing - Idea for culture seekers, to get the hang of and understand the very unique art of Maldivian fishing techniques, using live bait. This will be educational as much as an adventure, perfect for large family groups or couples.
Fulhan’gi Diving School & Water-sports Center
Dhigufaru island might be small, but as the name suggests, Dhigu, meaning “tall”, and “faru” meaning reef, provides the perfect playground for variety of water based activities and sports, while UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Baa Atoll, lets you fully discover the abundance and vibrance of Maldivian coral reefs.
Our in-house dive school is a PADI licensed dive centre offering certified dive courses and versatile recreational dive packages to suite professional as well as amateur dive enthusiasts. Having the luxury of being located on a UNESCO Marine Biosphere, means the area is acclaimed for its versatile dive sites, giving you the opportunity to come into close proximity to the unique and abundant marine life Maldives is well known for.
Certified Diving Courses
Kids Dive Courses
Our Water sports center is fully equipped with the latest and widest range of water based activities, from extreme sports, like kite surfing, tube riding, water skiing and windsurfing, to more leisurely activities including canoeing, glass bottom boat rides, and snorkeling. The huge reef which provides a natural protection from currents, combined with shallow waters and light winds gives you the perfect setting for variety of water sports.
Canoe / Kayak
Stand-up Paddle board
Baraveli Kids Club
Our Kids club is more than a crèche, but also a place where kids can get more acquainted with the island, by learning about its diverse natural features, as well as the unique flora and fauna of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at Baa Atoll. We have a dedicated team of Child care personnel who will keep your children interested and occupied throughout their stay, with diverse programs suited for different age groups. It has its own library space with variety of toys and books, as well as a safe indoor playground area including a specially designed swimming pool just for children.
Kids Swimming pool
Thundi Recreation Centre
Our recreation center is located on water, with an easy access via a special wooden bridge from the bar. With spectacular views over the sea, its perfect place to start your morning with a quick gym workout, or end the day socializing, with a game of pool or belt out some songs in the specialized karaoke room.
The following music programs will be conducted on the Resort once a week:
In-house Band Performance
Live Music Band