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“Harmless black tips baby sharks swimming in the shore, sting rays, playful eagle rays and nurse sharks! Paradise!”
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Diamonds Athuruga
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Athuruga Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My family immensely enjoyed our stay! Very accommodating staff! Had the chance to snorkel with Manta rays, sting rays, very colorful fishes despite the bleached corals, saw huge sharks at a distance. There are also turtles, sting rays, nurse sharks, swarm of fish around the water villa! Great food and they use shampoo, lotion products called healing ocean, never saw plastic products in this hotel, mainly natural fabrics!

Room Tip: Any water villa is great! The beach villa facing the water is also a must!
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Stefano G, Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Diamonds Athuruga. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience.

I am glad to hear you took advantage of our wonderful aquatic activities, and that you were able to see so many incredible marine animals.

Diamonds Athuruga is determined to do our part in promoting the use of sustainable, eco-friendly materials, so that we can all continue to experience the wonders of the Maldives for many years to come!

Thank you again for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Diamonds Athuruga soon.
Best regards

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We've spent 8 days in Athuruga and another 6 in the sister island Thudufushi.

Athuruga is a nice little gem with great beach and crystal clear waters. It's a real escape where you can recharge the batteries in such a tranquil and beautiful environment. You don't have to think about anything really - just enjoy your vacation.

The staff does an amazing job and the island has a very friendly vibe in general. You cannot get bored really - there's plenty of things to do - activities, excursions
and evening entertainment and everything is so balanced.

The weather was great - we only had 2 quick 20mins showers after 7pm and the rest was beatiful sunshine. The marine life in the house reef is out of this world. Pretty much every time we went snorkeling we saw turtles, white and black tip sharks, eagle rays and plethora of colourful fish - a different world and unique feeling.

Food - well, the only bad thing is that it's so hard to resist to the difderent temptations. I feel like i needed a gym session to burn dome calories. I wish there was mango more often - really delicious!

A special thanks to some of the staff members who made a real difference for us:
First of all Titu - the grill master. He's been so nice to us and he cooks the best beef and fish in the world. One of a kind!
Mois - our waiter. Great guy!!! His service was exceptional and we so much liked his personality.
Imran - our room boy. He kept our beach villa in perfect condition. Didn't see him often as we were out on the beach or swimming but he kept everything stocked and villa was always perfectly clean.
Mirella - we liked her passion very much. In the same time she's very funny and makes people feel comfortable and during our manta ray trip, she made sure everybody had a great day with this unique creatures.
Alyssia - she was really nice to all guests and worked hard, taking care of plenty of activities. Just like Mirella, she made people feel comfortable.
Nicole and Francesco - always very friendly and helpful. Thank you!

This island simply has to be experienced! A review simply cannot capture the full picture.

Just two small things to mention:
- the fisherman's island trip is not worth it in my opinion. Leaves you with very mixed feelings. It's a freebie but if it's replaced with different trip, guests wil enjoy it more.
- you should advertise in tbe web-site, that there is a beach tennis court. It's getting very popular and it will be good to let people know it's there.

Thank you very much Athuruga, i hope we will come back and hopefully soon.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stefano G, Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review on Diamonds Athuruga. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay.

I agree with you completely that our “little gem” allows you to escape into a world of relaxation, entertainment and wonder.

Our staff is dedicated to making our guests feel comfortable while experiencing incredible moments, and I am very glad to hear about your incredible sightings when going snorkeling, and that you enjoyed the tasty food our talented kitchen staff made. I am pleased to hear that certain members of our staff were able to make your stay more enjoyable, we pride ourselves on the group of people working at Athuruga!

Thank you again for your detailed and thoughtful review, we look forward to welcoming you back so for more mangoes, beach tennis and exciting excursions.
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you are ever lucky enough to experience Diamonds Athuruga, make sure you savour every second of your time there!
We upgraded to a private water bungalow, sunset facing and all I can say is wow! You also get your own restaurant, away from everybody else on the island.
This place has given us memories that we will never forget. From snorkelling in the sea that is like bath water, to visiting the spa, the most amazing sunset, the food, the luxury, etc. The list is endless!
If there is one excursion that is not to be missed, it's the sandbank. There is nothing that can make anybody more content than standing in the middle of the indian ocean, on a strip on sand no more than 10m x 50m. Probably the most content moment I have ever had!
The staff work so hard and despite being a very italian visited island (a lot of evening entertainment is geared towards italians), don't let that put you off.
The only negative is that we were only on the island for 10 nights, I'd happily be there for 10 months.
Complete perfection!

Room Tip: Get a sunset water villa.
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Scott B
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Stefano G, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your wonderful review on your recent stay at Diamonds Athuruga! I am delighted to hear that you savored every second of your time. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your upgrade to water villa and liked the isolated location of Over Water Restaurant. I am thrilled to hear that the sand bank excursion is a lifetime experience for you.
We look forward seeing you back with us here at a Diamond Resorts in the Maldives or at our other beautiful resorts and hotels around the world.
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Tucked within the beautiful sea of Maldives lies this precious gem of a place. It is such a beautiful place, one that creates memories and freezes moments.
The food from the main restaurant is so good but the food from the water villa is sadly either lacking in taste or too salty.
The entire place is so beautiful that its beyond description. The white coloured theme flows in with the sparkling turquoise waters and the room is decently spaced.
The reefsharks feed on the shoals of fishes near the beach so you can just stand there and watch them feed.
At night, the sky is sprinkled generously with stars and on a clear night, you can even see the milky way.
Notable staffs are:
Lin from marketing, for her sincerity she has show us.
Mirella (Dive team) for her wonderful passion. We especially remember how she didn't want to disappoint us when we couldn't spot a whale shark after a long time and diverted our boat towards a manta area. How wonderfully beautiful it is to swim with them.
The wonderful staffs from the dive team.
Our server Muix from the main restaurant for his recommendations and his hard work in bringing to us really nice dining experiences.
Our roomboy Shaafiu for his dedicated and constant hardwork and being so fast and quiet.
Titu (Main restaurant) for being so nice to us the moment we took the same plane together. Very sincere and his food recommendations are spot on.
And so many wonderful people like Lori, Francesco and Alyessa for their time and effort in bringing us a great experience.
The only thing about this place is that time passes through us like sands escaping through the gaps of our fingers. In the blink of an eye, 7 nights passes by like the consistent Maldivian winds.
Take a trip to this beautiful place and record down your memories for this is how life should be.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stefano G, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Dear guest
Thank you very much for your beautifully written review on your recent stay at Diamonds Athuruga! I feel the same that time flies on the island when it’s all about ceaseless joy.
I am delighted to hear your compliment about our nature environment and service standard. I am pleased to share your freeze moment with natural and all of our staff. I will personally convey your positive comment to all of the staff mentioned name. I will take up your comment about the food in the over water restaurant with our chef.
It would be our pleasure to welcome you again.
Best regards
Resort Manager

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This was our 2nd visit to Athuruga, as we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary here last year. We enjoyed the tranquil paradise of the island before but this year it seemed paradise and more.
I would like to thank Mani and the Staff for organising my anniversary gift, flowers and champagne, but an even bigger surprise was the cake, table and room decorations. It made our day truly wonderful.
Nicole and Francesco were superb at looking after our needs from the main office.
Also Sola was yet again wonderful looking after us in the restaurant and putting up with Us for a 2nd year.
For those of you interested in the island, we stayed in a watervilla on the sunset side, which is closer to the reef and the 1st cut through to gain access outside the reef. The lagoon side does get the morning sun but also has the sea planes landing and the boats coming and going.
We had some showers and high winds in the first week but finished off with no wind and scorching sun by the end of our stay. So June isn't such a bad time to come.
Sea life from the villa we have seen eagle and sting rays adult and baby. Turtles reef sharks dolphins and an abundance of sea life, With the herons flying around too.
I would recomend the trips to the reefs as we had perfect visibility seeing turtles, moray eel and so many varieties of sea life. But snorkelling around the reef is tremendous too.
On the island you can do as much or little as you like and all the staff are happy and willing to help at anytime which makes your stay perfect.
We did the behind the scenes tour with Mr Hussain and it was so insightful, and definitely worth a go. Also the cookery lesson by the Head Chef, was a wonderful experience being shown a Sri Lanka dish, but helping in preparing and tasting was a true delight.
I am now sitting here on our last day enjoying a cold drink and wishing we could return again soon. This was our 3rd trip to the Maldives but beyond a doubt this trip was perfection.
Thank you to all at Athruga for making it so perfect

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stefano G, General Manager at Diamonds Athuruga, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear guest
Thank you very much for your wonderful review on your recent stay at Diamonds Athuruga! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed another wonderful wedding anniversary with us. We are looking forward to creating more memorable experience for you.
I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our underwater world, as well as our on land service. Both behind the scene tour and cooking lesson are our exclusive service for all of the in-house guest. I especially thank you for your compliments on all the employee you mentioned. I will personally convey your positive comments to them.
We look forward seeing you back with us here at a Diamond Resorts in the Maldives or at our other beautiful resorts and hotels around the world.
Best regards
Resort Manager

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Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Athuruga Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Athuruga Island
Price Range: $934 - $3,925 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Diamonds Athuruga 5*
Number of rooms: 73
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 
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