Make Your Dhigu Surfing Easy
Welcome to paradise. Anantara Dhigu is an edgy, 5-star resort that blends seamlessly with the stunning beauty of its natural surrounds. Anantara is a favourite for many surfers thanks to the variety of surf breaks on offer. Perfect surf is right at your doorstep with free access to Veli’s own house reef wave, Veli Left. Experienced surfers can take a short paddle out at any time to surf this high quality, uncrowded wave, conveniently located adjacent Veli’s pool and bar area.
SUP The Calm Lagoon
The crystal clear waters surrounding Anantara Dhigu are perfect for SUPing. Go meet our Tropicsurf Guides at the surf shack located on Dhigu, and they will sort out all your equipment. We offer stand up paddleboarding lessons, rentals, or, if you surf with us, we will simply provide the SUPs complimentary. Look out for colourful fish and turtles as you navigate your way through the shallow waters.
A stay at the Anantara Resorts Maldives is fun. Boat transfers between Dhigu and Veli run all day, which provides great variety and always keeps things interesting. Surf Veli left, conveniently located adjacent Veli’s poolside bar and cap off the perfect session with a refreshing beverage before choosing between 7 different restaurants on Dhigu and Veli for the evening's culinary adventure.
Dhigu’s beach spans roughly 460 metres long and 100 metres wide. This allows for everything to be spread out, and, more often than not, you will be able to find your own stretch of beach. After a nice swim in the resort’s calm and shallow lagoon (great for the groms), take the entire family on a bike ride and experience all the wonderful things this tropical island has to offer.
Anantara’s Dhigu's main pool, located in front of Aqua Bar, is simply spectacular. It offers uninterrupted Indian Ocean views and is the spot to be for drinks and light dining. Swim up to the bar, grab a drink, and make your way to the edge to enjoy the day’s last rays sparkling along the blue lagoon in front of you. This is living.
Waves at Anantara Dhigu
The Anantara area offers a tremendous variety in waves. From peeling, playful rights to down-the-line left barrels. Experienced surfers can surf all day for free at Veli Left, a left-hand point break located a short paddle from Veli's pool bar. All other breaks are accessed by boat, the closest being five minutes, the furthest being thirty minutes from the resort. Many find nirvana at Nonyas, which offers long peeling rides and easy, mellow take-offs. Nearby Tropicsurfers enjoy the variety of Boatyards, Riptides, Natives and more.
Free Surf Veli Left
Surf Anantara’s uncrowded, high quality and freely accessible wave conveniently located on Anantara Veli’s (sister resort adjacent to Anantara Dhigu) house reef known as Veli Left. Experienced surfers can access this left-hand point break whenever they like, paddling straight to the surf from the Veli pool via the ocean staircase. No surf passes or boat transfers are required to surf Veli Left, and better still, the wave breaks directly along Veli’s poolside bar; within easy viewing distance and perfect for an après surf drink or two.
Nonyas, also known as ‘Quarters’, is an extremely user-friendly and long right that wraps in around an island just 5-minutes from the resort via boat. This wave is fun for all ability levels and board types, making it a great wave for the whole family to enjoy. With a swell of over four feet the end section even starts to deliver a quick barrel.
Looking for left-hand tubes? Look no further. Boatyards, located just 10 minutes via boat from Anantara Dhigu, is a perfect left that is extremely hollow, and, on its day, can provide some of the best waves in the Maldives. Pick one with a nice roll in section and set up your line for what could be the wave of your life.
Escape The Crowds
Anantara Dhigu is located in the South Male Atoll, which is significantly less crowded than its North Male Atoll sister. This zone is a little less consistent than the waves further north, however, on its day, the South Male Atoll can provide world-class waves with often no one else out. Only 25 minutes from Male International Airport, Dhigu is a great option for those looking to escape crowds without compromising convenience.
Great For All Levels
One of the highlights of surfing the waves surrounding Anantara Dhigu is how great the progression of waves are. There is a dreamy beginner wave, ‘Henry’s’, perfect for those looking to catch their first wave. ‘Nonyas’ is awesome for all ability levels and ‘Boatyards’, ‘Riptides’ and ‘Veli Left’ are epic for our more experienced surfers. There’s something for everyone here.
Anantara Dhigu Resort
Anantara Dhigu can be a hub of activity or a haven of solace – depending on where you choose to hang out. A much larger island than Veli and with more usable beach, Dhigu features a dedicated kids club, water-sports centre, over-water spa and three restaurants. The beautiful poolside ‘Aqua Bar’ indulges sun-seekers with the final rays of the day as the sun sinks below the shimmering horizon. Tropicsurf surf boat transfers depart from this island.
White Sand, Crystal Clear Water
Upon stepping off the boat at Dhigu, you will quickly realize you have arrived somewhere that is truly magical. The mixture of pure white sand and crystal clear blue water is something that could never get old. Explore these supernatural waters in any way you like; whether that be diving, snorkeling, sailing, SUPing, windsurfing, kayaking, swimming, surfing or simply by boat. There are no bad options here.
Unwind In Style
After a long day of surfing, the best spot to wind down and enjoy an ice cold drink is Aqua Bar, which provides the perfect vantage point to watch the spectacular sunsets the Maldives are renown for. Once the sun has gone down, wander next door to Terrazzo Restaurant and enjoy a romantic Italian dinner overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Anantara Dhigu Rooms
Dhigu offers an abundance of room types including Over-water Bungalows, Over-water Suites, and Deluxe Beach Villas. With numerous room types and an array of seasonal rate variations, Tropicsurf can tailor your room and surf package using the most competitive rates on the market. Please enquire with us for current rates.
Anantara Over Water Pool Suites
Located on the end of the dock with uninterrupted ocean and sunset views, Anantara’s Over Water Pool Suites offer the perfect combination of luxury and privacy. After a long day of surfing with the family, escape back to your luxurious digs and catch the day’s last rays as they disappear over the horizon. The only ‘tough call’ you will have to make is whether to enjoy it from the comforts of your private infinity pool or the sparkling blue lagoon beneath you.
Views Everywhere You Look
Dhigu’s Over Water Suites provide stunning ocean views everywhere you look. Wake up to the cooling ocean breeze and have your first sight of the day be a panoramic shot of the Indian Ocean. Make your way down the stairs of your private deck and hop directly in the lagoon beneath you. Spot colourful fish under your glass-viewing panel on the bathroom floor. Finish the day with a long bath while looking over the beautiful Maldivian waters.
Choose to stay in one of Anantara's Beach Villas for the ultimate luxurious surf shack experience. The only thing separating you from the Indian Ocean and waves beyond is the lush greenery of your private front yard and the white sand beach that circles the island. Each Villa features a large open-air bathroom with rain shower and freestanding terrazzo tub.
Families at Anantara Dhigu
There's plenty to do for partners and families. Rediscover what it means to relax. Or, let the stunning island surroundings invigorate you with our array of Maldives resort activities. Take up stand up paddling on the placid lagoon. Dive into the unexplored world of marine life in the crystal-clear waters. Stroll through the markets of bustling Malé. Explore even more undiscovered islands. Choose your own adventure.
Anantara Dhigu is epic for young families. The resort offers an array of fun and engaging activities that provide great opportunities to bond as a family. Spend the morning surfing and the afternoon snorkeling and chasing dolphins. Or, choose between the array of land activities the resort offers which include yoga, volleyball, badminton, tennis, table tennis and much more.
Learn To Surf
A stay at Anantara Dhigu provides the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to surfing for the first time. The resort's lagoon serves as the perfect playground for our 'Lagoon Lessons' where we teach all the fundamental skills and techniques required to feel comfortable and confident in the surf. After our Lagoon Session, we also have a great and safe wave for novices, 'Henry's Reef', which has been the home to many Tropicsurfers' first waves.
Feeling adventurous? Tropicsurf regularly arranges VIP excursions to the North Male surf breaks aboard a private luxury yacht. Alternatively delve deeper into the southern atolls in search of your perfect wave via a private seaplane safari. Return to the comforts of your Dhigu villa by dusk to unwind and watch the sun go down.
Dhigufinolhu, South Male Atoll 20109
My husband and kids aged 14 & 9 spent a lot of time with Tropicsurf Josh & Fiona, thank you Fiona for towing Luca around on the waves, yoga on surfboards whilst waiting for the next set to come thru. Josh with his fantastic tuition had them all surfing nearly every day.Kim M - TripAdvisor
Great for beginner to advanced surfers
I would highly recommend a surfing session with Josh & Fiona at Tropicsurf. Everyone from beginner to advanced surfers will have a great time progressing their surfing in excellent wavesMarcus S - TripAdvisor
Speaking of awesome water sports, I booked him into the Learn to Surf with Fiona and Josh at Tropicsurf. From the minute we arrived for his lesson, they were amazing! My son was up riding those waves from the start and he had such a great time and it's something he'll never forget! Josh was so good with him and so patient.Lisa G - TripAdvisor
You will find yourself in the lagoon and the magic begins.Alexander_XXXX - TripAdvisor
Our son took 2 surfing lessons from Tropicsurf's Brad & Hannah. He had so much fun the first time he begged for a second lesson! Kudos to Brad & Hannah for their enthusiasm. They are such fun loving people, and made our son's first surfing experience so wonderful.bunny252 - TripAdvisor
Amazing service and attention makes this a "must return" spot
Now... for the icing on the cake for this trip... the surfing! We booked through TropicSurf - Jenni was fantastic, helping to resolve tons of questions I had to ensure we knew what we'd be getting from a surf experience. Not having been on a board since moving to Singapore, did not want to be tossed out into a lineup with 50 aggro guys and gromms. Alex was fantastic. He created a great vibe amongst the small pod of surfers that went out each day. I don't think there was a day there were more than 4 people surfing the peak, and all were cool, taking turns to be sure everyone got their waves of the day. It was toward the end of the season, so while the surf may have been only shoulder to head high (ok, I'm only a 5'4" female) so smaller, it was a long fun right that would wrap on the inside with the tide, and would kick up a faster steep inside section to keep the speed to take it all the way into the inner reef, just in front of the staff quarters. Alex has a great way with some of the newer to surfing participants, and gave coaching tips to all which was a treat.Flashpacker08 - TripAdvisor
Once in a lifetime trip...
once in a lifetime trip....nope we'll be backJeff C - TripAdvisor
We were so impressed with Anantara and Tropicsurf we are definitely coming back and yes, we will book with you. If you could pass on how incredible Josh, Fiona and Jessie are that would be appreciated. They have helped us create some lifetime memories!Scott, via email
Wonderful Tropicsurf Team
Josh and Fiona were terrific as always. They are just the best hosts. And they have shown Jessie how it is done – really had a great time with him as well. Such a wonderful crew. Another reason to try Laamu in 2020….Jans, via email
Thank you very much for a great holiday!
Anantara is great. Thank you for the nice villas, location is perfect👍
Fiona and the guys are VERY friendly, professional and nice! We like them very much😘
I am so happy with Tropicsurf and you personally, great job👍
Will stay in touch! I am already looking forward to other trips with you:))) will ask you about other destinations later, as soon as we are ready for the next vacation:))Anastasia, via email
Time of our lives
Josh, Jesse and Fiona are amazing! Very professional and friendly. We are having the time of our lives.Maria, via email
I loved every minute of it.
Shane and Tereza are solid, good-hearted people who are absolutely top quality. They’re the prototype for sure. Looking forward to the next time.Chad - Email
You have 2 awesome guides and 2 very happy surfers here!
Just a quick note of thanks, it’s the last day here for us and it’s been so good. The villa is beautiful, and the surf has been really great, just what I needed. Travis & Erin have been truly amazing guides; picking the best times for maximum output, getting both Chie and I into amazing waves, and always sharing the stoke at the end of each ride. You have 2x awesome guides and 2x very happy surfers here!Rob, via email.
Erin, Travis and Jessie are all amazing.
Great surf coaches but even better humans and my family adore them.Donnie, via email.
Exceptional professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond
Eli provided an outstanding experience during my recent surfing trip to Qtr surf break in the Maldives. During my time in the water, Eli displayed remarkable qualities of dignity and maturity. Despite being part of another surf group, Eli took it upon himself to guide and direct everyone in the lineup, ensuring that each person was positioned in the best spots to catch waves. His knowledge and guidance allowed all of us to have a remarkable and enjoyable time without any complications or issues. Eli's 'in providing a positive experience truly stood out. It was clear that Eli's dedication to his role extended beyond mere job responsibilities and reflected a genuine passion for creating memorable experiences for his customers. Tropicsurf should be proud that he represents your company as its clearly made us all think twice about who we book our next regular surf adventure.Scott, via email
Josh and Fiona were amazing and my 7 year old son caught his first wave based upon everything Josh did with him.
Just wanted to say one big thank you for all your help with booking our whole entire group at Anantara. Everyone loved it and everything was great. Also, just wanted to let you know Josh and Fiona were amazing and my 7 year old son caught his first wave based upon everything Josh did with him. He was so hyped on Josh and they helped him so much. Was so cool to watch it all.Mike, via email
We will be back next year!
We had the most awesome time at Anantara. Made all the more special by Fee and Josh who are, quite simply, the best. You guys are lucky to have them! Thanks for helping us to book it up - we will be back next year ... although our kids are adamant that they will only go where Fee and Josh are!Jim, via email.