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#1 of 2 hotels in Athuruga Island
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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.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Spa
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
Snorkelling
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Italian

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Male Intl Airport86 kmSee all flights
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Ahungrymermaid wrote a review 22 Jul
Mumbai, India64 contributions14 helpful votes
Right from the plush white water villa to the crystal blue ocean around it- our stay at diamonds was nothing less than magical! Silvia made it extra special by arranging beautiful proposal nights for our friends- making our holiday even more remarkable. We got snorkels to keep at our villa for the duration of our stay, ensuring that we could walk into the blue and explore the stunning marine life around. Reef sharks, sting rays and even an eagle ray swam across our villa area! The interiors, cleanliness and service is great. The menu was a bit limited for people who don’t eat fish (on the first day) but after we spoke with them, they created some delicious vegetarian courses for the rest of our stay. Special mention to Silvia, Ranju and Jerry for making our stay truly heavenly!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The water villas are stunning! I would book this again! You get WiFi and free breakfast service...
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Dear Ahungrymermaid, First and foremost thank you very much for you great review and for your time to share with us ! I am delighted to hear that our team made your Maldives experience so unique and I will share all your compliments with them, especially with mentioned by you Silvia, Ranju and Jerry. I hope to have a chance to welcome you back soon. Your sincerely, Krzysztof Staszewski
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Jenine wrote a review 20 Jul
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
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The experience at Diamonds Athuruga was subliminal with exceptional people thank you Sylvia for the hospitality and warm welcome. Service was friendly and very efficient. We had a relaxing and restful experience. The picturesque view was exactly illustrated on the website.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Krzysztof Staszewski, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Jenine, warm greetings from our little paradise corner ! Thank you very much for your great review and for your valuable time to share it with us and others readers. I am pleased to read that you have had a great stay with us and our team did make your holidays so memorable and unique. I will share your compliments with Silvia and entire Athuruga family. I hope to welcome you back really soon, your sincerely, Krzysztof Staszewski
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Nicolette1 wrote a review 12 Jul
Delareyville, South Africa2 contributions
What had an incredible time and experience! We stayed in water villa 2, which was an absolute thrill. The staff were friendly, professional and accommodating, every request was met with a smile. From all the restaurant staff, Bar men and Chef’s, to the Person who cleaned our Villa everyday. The food were delicious, a wide variety was available and between the Overwater Restaurant and the Main Restaurant all your needs will most definitely be met. The Cocktail Menu was also a big plus! A special thanks to Silvia, she is always around making sure everything is ok, she is friendly and looks after your every need. Nothing is too much for her, she is a big asset to the Resort. The snorkelling was a big highlight. We saw the most incredible sealife, most of which we have never in our lives seen before!! Definitely our favourite activity to do, and we snorkelled every single day. Thanks for the most amazing week, you will definitely see us again!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Krzysztof Staszewski, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nicolette1, Warm greetings from Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas Resort ! I am so thrilled when reading your review and it leaves me nothing else to say but - the greatest thank you, for this feedback and for your recent stay with us. I will share all the compliments with our Athuruga family, especially with Bar team, Chef, Housekeeping team and our Guest Relation Manager - Silvia. I hope, we will have a chance to welcome you back so you can enjoy snorkeling in our blue lagoons all over again ! your sincerely, Krzysztof Staszewski
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Emma B wrote a review 09 Jul
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What an incredible experience! We stayed in a water villa which was the most peaceful and tranquil setting for the week. The staff were so gracious and accommodating, every request was met with a smile. The food was delicious and the cocktail menu vast! A special thank you to our house Silvia who was always around to make sure we were happy! Thank you for the most amazing week!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Krzysztof Staszewski, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Emma B, Thank you so much for such a great feedback and for your time to share it with us ! I can only hope to welcome you back to our little paradise corner. I will share your compliments with Silvia and with our entire Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas team. your sincerely, Krzysztof Staszewski
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naasman786 wrote a review 08 Jul
Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed for a week at the end of June for 1 week to celebrate my birthday. I will include the positives and maybe some good suggestions that the resort can use to improve upon. The resort is beautiful and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The water villas were beautiful, modern and tastefully decorated. The snorkelling and marine life on the house reef is amazing with beautiful creatures such as black tip reef sharks, manta rays and turtles. The food on all the meals were of a good standard with nice drinks as well. The breakfast delivered to the room came with a good variety of options every morning. The housekeeping service was on point twice a day with nice touches. Staff very friendly and courteous. For the suggestions on what can be improved: Firstly I feel that some of the lighting in the evenings can be improved especially at the water villa restaurant that allows one to see the water. At the moment you cannot see the water at all which is quite a shame as the view in the day is very beautiful. Secondly the meal variety can be improved as the water villa restaurant offers the same meals every day for lunch whilst the main big restaurant also offers the exact same fish, pizzas and pastas for lunch and supper. There is also only 1 dessert type offered with fruit. Looking at other 5 star resorts in the Maldives and for the price one pays here the meal selection is very limited and monotonous. Thirdly I would suggest more of a snack offering on the minibar as this only has drinks at the moment. Maybe some nuts, sweets, candy, crisps etc should also be in the room if one needs to snack during the day or night in the room, only drinks were available. Another suggestion would be for guests that do not drink alcohol, consider having a package option for them as the high price for all inclusive is for alcoholic drinks of which we didn't drink any at all. Maybe offer a discounted rate that excludes all alcohol beverages. Lastly I saw online that the water villas had an IMAC included but this was not in our room at all. Overall a beautiful place on a beautiful island but I think the points above will really help in taking the resort to the next level and make it even better.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Water Villas and Sea Plane is a must
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear naasman786, First and foremost thank you very much for your recent stay with us and for this wonderful review. I am so thrilled to read it and to know that you have enjoyed your holidays with us so much, I will share all your compliments with our entire team. Moreover, I am thankful for your suggestion as these are very constructive and we will work with our team on upgrades and services improvements. I hope to have a chance to welcome you back in the future. your sincerely, Krzysztof Staszewski
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PRICE RANGE
US$504 - US$1 166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
diamonds athuruga beach & water villas hotel south ari atoll, diamonds athuruga beach and water villas, athuruga hotel south ari atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollAthuruga Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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Frequently Asked Questions about Diamonds Athuruga
What are some of the property amenities at Diamonds Athuruga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Diamonds Athuruga?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Diamonds Athuruga?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Diamonds Athuruga have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Diamonds Athuruga offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Diamonds Athuruga located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 km away from the centre of Athuruga Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Diamonds Athuruga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Diamonds Athuruga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Does Diamonds Athuruga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.