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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Jut back from two weeks at this delightful resort. Our 11th visit to Maldives and our 9th resort and Athuruga is a resort that gets very close to the things we love about Maldives. As you arrive you get welcomed in to the friendly feel of the island. There is of course all the efficiency of a high quality resort... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, what can I say about this place. It was so amazing that it's hard to put into words. Anything you have ever seen on a postcard pales in comparison. The sea is as clear as anything and the sand is white and soft. Arriving and being met with fruit, a cocktail and a cold flannel is perfect as the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been lucky enough to visit the Maldives a couple of times before; once at a high-end resort at peak season, previously at a not-so-high-end ;) towards the end of the off season. Our experience taught us that a) Maldives is great for snorkelling b) resorts are very hit and miss c) food and drink can be expensive. We chose... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Do keep this to yourselves chaps, this is a glorious little sliver of white sand with some great chefs, delightful villas and an open bar for the 50 lucky inmates marooned in bliss, its not like those tacky Maldives islands full of complete a____, this is special, did you know that Barricuda was very tasty indeed, well it is, but... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like me, you're probably frantically reading all the online reviews possible, to either decide on your island to visit or you have already chosen Athuruga and now you just want to get there...I did the same, and hopefully I can write an honest review to help you decide, or put your mind at rest. I went to Athuruga 10 years... More 

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Netley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 7 nights at Diamonds Athuruga as part of our honeymoon and were extremely glad we did. We had water villa number 7 which was fantastic. Having access to the overwater restaurant is lovely - the food was fantastic and a special thanks to our waiter Farooq who learnt our tastes and what we wanted within... More 

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Stefano G, Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this review

Dear Warren, thank you for your wonderful feedback and kind words on the team! I am delighted to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your honeymoon on our beautiful island paradise, also your water villa, the quality of food and service, the scenic flight by seaplane, our weekly Maldivian Night at the beach, your sunset fishing trip and dancing... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's the second day of our honeymoon and it's fair to say I'm still blown away with the Diamond Athuruga resort. Our water bungalow is outstanding and so is the white powdery sand beaches. The staff and facilities are fantastic as are the food, bars and restaurants. There loads of activities to enjoy, and at the same time the island... More 

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Stefano G, Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your lovely feedback on your current stay at Diamonds Athuruga! I am glad you are enjoying your honeymoon, your water villa, our white sands beach, the quality of food and service and our daily activities. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back, maybe for your first anniversary! Best Regards, Resort Manager More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for our honeymoon and was blown away how amazing the hotel and island was. Stayed in water villa 21 which was incredible. The rooms were spacious and clean. Hassan was our room attendant and the attention to detail was second to none, he was always checking we had everything we needed and the free laundry services was a... More 

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Stefano G, Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this review

Dear Jamie, thank you for your amazing review and kind words on the team! I am delighted to hear that you experienced your honeymoon with utter satisfaction and enjoyed your water villa, the quality of food and service, snorkeling along our house reef and the faszinating marine creatures of the Indian Ocean. On behalf of the entire Athuruga family, it... More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the stay at Athuruga. Beach bungalow with patio on the beach, and sunset view! Simply breathless! Relaxing atmosphere, privacy, and excellent service! And not to forget the landscape! Crystal clear water, white sand! The resort offers also quite a variety of excursions. The food is fantastic. It is difficult to think of a better place!

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Stefano G, Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are delighted to hear that you experienced your holidays with utter satisfaction and enjoyed your beach bungalow, the quality of food and service, the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, our white sands beach and our excursions. It would be our pleasure to accomodate you again! Best Regards, Resort Manager More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went here for our 10th wedding anniversary and stayed in the overwater bungalows. We waited a while (close to 2 hours) for the sea plane and a quick 25 mins later, we were landing at the pontoon out on the lagoon next to Athuruga and a little boat ride after, you landed on the island. I did a lot... More 

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Stefano G, Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your amazing review on your stay at Diamonds Athuruga! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your water villa, the faszinating marine creatures of the Indian Ocean, the quality of food and service and the "Athuruga Discovery" back-of-the-house tour. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future, maybe for your... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Athuruga Island Resort is the twin island of its sister Thundufushi. The island comprises of a thick vegetation of coconut palms and surrounded by powdery beach which extends to one side of the island. The lagoon on this side is small and the superb house reef is within the swimming distance while on the other side the lagoon is very large, sandy and is ideal for paddling around. Athuruga Island resort is best described as an elegant and intimate holiday resort with a high standard of service which offers offer All Inclusive only. There are only 51 rooms, named as 46 Beach Bungalows and 05 garden Villas. Catamaran, laser boat, canoe, windsurfs offered free to guests who must be experienced & licensed for these activities. Snorkeling equipment are offered free against a deposit towards loss of damage. Free guided snorkeling on house reef daily. Free laundry service. Aerobic, stretching, water gym and dance lessons free of charge.1 sunset fishing and 1 fisherman island excursion per stay included free. Beach towels provided free. Free doctor's service and infirmary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Diamonds Athuruga

Address: P.O. Box 2019
Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Athuruga Island
Price Range: $947 - $3,542 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Diamonds Athuruga 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Diamonds Athuruga Beach And Water Villas
Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas Hotel South Ari Atoll
Athuruga Hotel South Ari Atoll
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