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Diamonds Athurugal

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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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Restaurant
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Villa Intl Airport29 mi
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We have just returned from the most amazing place on earth Diamonds Athuruga. It took us a long time to decided which island to go to and we definitely picked the best. From the moment we were picked up by the lovely smiling Francesca from our sea plane we knew it was going to
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Response from Thomas W, General Manager at Diamonds Athurugal
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, First, we would like to thank you for leaving such a detailed review about your stay with us in Athuruga, we appreciate it. What a pleasure to read that you felt welcomed from the moment you arrived on the island and that you appreciated the kindness of our employees throughout your stay. We are also happy to know that you appreciated the beauty of the island and the rich marine life surrounding it. Thank you for your kind comments on the quality of our cuisine. Will will also pass on your comments to our team, they will be happy to know that you loved your experience with them! Again, we thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to welcoming you again for another fabulous stay in Athuruga. Sunny regards from all of us! Thomas Weber, General Manager
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We where so upset by how bad it was, we where so excited. The manager when we complained did not listen and argued back with us. The water view resurant was shocking, the food was so badly cooked. We can not understand the positive comnents. One afternoon we wanted to lie on the
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Two women one 84 one 74 , ten hour flight direct with BA from Gatwick ,3hours wait for exhilarating 30 min flight in seaplane from Male .was it worth it .? . It was worth every uncomfortable minute . This hotel is a revelation .Swiss owned and run like one of their clocks
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Response from ThoWeber, General Manager at Diamonds Athurugal
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave your perfect review of your stay at Diamonds Athuruga. We are glad you enjoyed our friendly team, our Water Villa and our theme dinners. We are delighted that you got to discover our house reef and appreciated its beauty and the richness of its marine life. All the staff at Athuruga give their greatest effort to create a magical experience for all of our guests, and so it is fantastic to hear that you loved your vacation with us. Thank you again for leaving your delightful review. Best regards Thomas Weber General Manager
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Spent a week here for our honeymoon and couldn't have been happier. Had a sunset over water villa (if you go for an over water villa make sure you get a sunset one!). The food was Italian style and delicious with a daily menu for both lunch and dinner as well as a standard menu
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Response from ThoWeber, General Manager at Diamonds Athurugal
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for spending your honeymoon with us on Athuruga. We are glad to read your review and you enjoyed the marine life with sharks, rays and turtles. Having breakfast on the terrace of our water villas and overlooking the clear blue lagoon, is definitely an amazing experience. Our aim is to create a unique experience in an idyllic location to create unforgettable moments. We would love to welcome you back and hopefully very soon! General Manager Thomas Weber
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Our first trip to the Maldives, and a so looking forward to what everyone kept telling us was an amazing place - and we were not disappointed. We booked an over water sunset villa which was definitely the best choice - however it is an isolated option - perfect if that is what
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Response from ThoWeber, General Manager at Diamonds Athurugal
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Dear guest, It is a delight to know that you enjoyed your holiday at the Diamonds Athuruga and we thank you for your thoughtful review and the comments regarding the room, the excellent food, as well as mentioning our waiter Farooq personally. We are happy you saw many sharks, turtles which inhabit our house reef and that you enjoyed this experience with our Water Sport crew. It was our pleasure having you staying with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, General Manager Thomas Weber
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Only by seaplane! I don’t remember how it cost, ask to the resort! This is the right way to ask and reserve. Bye
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No fitness centre but I ran round the island a few times to clock up some miles. There’s also lots of scuba diving etc so you can keep active whilst you’re there.
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No, they are on the sunrise side
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Why not e mail them directly , they are very accommodating.
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Mainly European but there are one or two UK sockets in each room. Take a 4-way extension lead to increase the number of sockets and/or a couple of European adapters as the UK sockets won’t necessarily be where you want them.
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"Sunset water villas are amazing"
"Beach villas and overwater villas both excellent but water villas great for peace and privacy"
"Sunset water bunglaows have the best direct access to the reef"
"Only water villa for absolute privacy"
"bungalows 10,11,12,13 perfect position close to restaurant, yet far enough from any smell or noise. to be honest all quite good!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$491 - US$2,614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
diamonds athuruga beach & water villas hotel south ari atolldiamonds athuruga beach and water villasathuruga hotel south ari atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollAthuruga Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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