Dhigali Maldives; the newest jewel to adorn Raa Atoll opens

Dhigali Maldives, a modern design to the remotely haven part of Raa Atoll, has welcomed its first guests. The island, which opened its shores to guests on June 1, is scenic 45-minute seaplane transfer away from Velana International Airport and is also accessible through domestic transfer to Ifuru or Dharavandhoo Airport and a 35iminute speedboat transfer.

Surrounded by a pristine coral reef and crystal clear lagoon, this five-star sanctuary invites guests to cast away in unspoilt luxury and rich Maldivian culture. Operated by Coral Edge Pvt. Ltd., Dhigali Maldives offers a total of 180 rooms; eight different accommodation categories of spacious hideaways fitted with contemporary decor and natural textures.

Nestled under a canopy of palms, the beach-front villas – 20 Beach Bungalows, 33 Deluxe Beach Bungalows, and 62 Beach Villas – are sanctuaries of opulence and luxurious intimacy, effortlessly marrying the interior and exterior. The Beach Villas are spacious and can accommodate two adults and two children making it ideal for families.The Deluxe Beach Bungalows are even more spacious and comes equipped with open-air bathrooms. Guest can opt for a private deck with a day bed to relax on or for a villa with a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean.

The southeast of the island is host to the over-water bungalows, with 24 Water Villas rising from the lagoon on stilts. These villas offer spectacular views from floor-to-ceiling glass doors in the bedroom, or via the over-water deck leading down to the crystal waters above Dhigali’s house reef. It also offers 16 larger Lagoon Villas with pools.

Dhigali offers two suite categories, three Beach Suites with pool and the exclusive Dhigali Suite, each with unique and unparalleled splendour sure to be a highlight of anyone’s vacation. With a floor space of 400 sq. ft. the suites offer the ultimate sanctuary, with its own courtyard, open-air bathroom and infinity pool.No relaxation retreat is complete without a spa and hidden amongst the island’s tropical gardens, is the Dhigali Spa. A lush sanctuary with an outdoor plunge pool and 12 treatment rooms, making it one of the largest in the Maldives. The resort also operates a Children’s Club with complimentary outdoor and indoor programmes for children aged 3-12.

Dhigali is also no stranger to gastronomy, offering cuisine that explore the spices of Asia at the specialist Asian restaurant Battuta, the classic tastes of Europe and traditional Maldivian flavours in its five restaurants whilst providing the perfect setting to enjoy a cocktail in one of two bars located on the island.

Thrill-seeking visitors will not be disappointed, with access to UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve, Hanifaru Bay where Mantas and whale sharks are sprawling for attention. Dhigali Maldives also offers a diverse programme of activities including PADI courses for divers of all ability, water sports, snorkelling, a fully equipped fitness centre as well as a variety of excursions.

For more information about the new property, please visit dhigali.com.