Athiri Beach Maldives
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Athiri Beach Maldives

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4.5
#1 of 2 lodges in Dhigurah Island
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Athiri Beach, the unique boutique guest house in South Ari Atoll. With sixteen modern and spacious rooms over two floors, Athiri Beach will offer you an exclusive experience in the Maldives. Each of our rooms is equipped with modern interieur, bathroom, TV, air conditioning, fan, safe, mini bar and more. Discover the remarkable Maldives where every diving spot is a world of its own. While staying at Athiri Beach you can not only enjoy snorkling & diving through crystal clear waters with whalesharks, dolfins and mantas. A multitude of other activities awaits you: get excited about wakeboarding, fun tube, banana boat and jet ski, visit sandbanks and desert beaches or enjoy the unique experience of night fishing.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Dry cleaning
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snorkelling
Shuttle bus service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
German

Location

Beach House Dhigurah, South Ari Atoll, 00070
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 65 out of 100
65
Villa Intl Airport
Male Intl Airport
61.7 mi
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Julio O wrote a review Jan 2021
Manama, Bahrain
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very well quality/price valuable.
The service is always kind and Ali and his staff took care of us arranging every request we needed.

For my wife an I, both Scuba Diving - Open water certificated, the best service that could offer the hotel was the safaris arround the island, leaded by Adam it was fantastic, he was very kind and explained us all the details arround the island and the animals we would be able to see ; Whale Sharks, Reef sharks, Manta ray, eagle ray, sting ray, turtles , napoleon fish, clown fish and a ton other different fishes.

The best thing is that some days only the two of us wanted to go diving and it was never a problem they still prepared everything to take us out (boat, tanks , equipment, staff).

I would like to thank again the hotel and in particular Adam for his kindness and professionalism that in one of the pictures post below can be seen cleaning the ocean before coming back to the boat.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AllisonCW wrote a review Nov 2022
Boquete, Panama
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is my pleasure and honor to give a Athiri Beach Hotel and dive center a five star review! The hotel is located in the public island of Dhigurah located in the South Ari Atoll, known for the whale sharks and manta rays (both of which we saw!) Dhigurah also has a long, beautiful white sand bar with turquoise water on both sides within walking distance that is gorgeous.

To get there, you would fly into Male and staff (Atsu) will greet you and take you to the dock to catch your two hour speedboat to Dhigurah which leaves at 11am and 4pm. Athiri staff will be waiting for you in Dhigurah to pick you up and take your luggage to the hotel just a few minutes away. You will be greeted with a welcome orientation and a fresh juice.

The hotel offers a very good value and a yummy included daily breakfast buffet including an omelette, station, baked goods, fresh bread, interesting, tuna mixture, fresh fruit and more. They are open for breakfast lunch and dinner. We ate almost every meal here, because the food was varied and so delicious!

Additionally, my husband and I enjoyed delicious banana chocolate milkshakes and mango smoothies daily. Co-owner Ali the was very gracious and helpful. Before my trip, co-owner, Matthias answered my questions on-line.

We stayed in room (206) with an ocean view and balcony. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and air conditioned with a TV, safety box, small fridge and tea, coffee and large bottled water provided. The WiFi connection was good. A pool is being added to the property!

The entire staff is incredibly kind and helpful, and will bend over backwards for you. I would like to send out a special shout out to Mohammed, Ashraf, Shamim our great housekeepers and all the staff for jobs very well done. Please tip these folks generously!

If you like to snorkel or scuba dive, a Athiri Beach has an great dive team and facilities. They have their own large, comfortable 52 ft? boat (with drinks & snacks), first class equipment, and a crew who make everything easy for you. We enjoyed some outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving, and I was in great hands with my Divemaster Ahmed. I want to also recognize boat, captain, Mohamed, Arushad and Sham who ensured that our dives were safe and enjoyable.

The overall value offered here is really outstanding. Believe me…because we went to a fancy resort after Athiri beach, and the prices were about three times higher!

We would not hesitate to recommend Athiri Beach for its location, food offerings, outstanding snorkeling, and diving opportunities, and overall excellent service. We have fond memories of our time there and will miss everyone!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You may want to bring your own shampoo because only soap was provided
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Sky Walker wrote a review Feb 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this guesthouse. It is good value for money with decent food and clean rooms. It is not by any means fancy, and unlike the resorts you cannot buy alcohol anywhere on the island. However, if like us you just want to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the best diving I ever saw, this is an amazing value for money
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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markus wrote a review Nov 2022
Innsbruck, Austria
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
ali and the athiri team provided the best time on dhigurah!
the hotel has a nice beachside location, about a 7 minute walk from bikini beach, and 5 minutes walking to the harbour.
my sea-view room is enormous, clean and very comfortable.
food was delicious (including local options, such as mashuni and roshi at the breakfast buffet).

dives and excursions were wonderful and staff (ahmed, arusha, mohammed and sham) went out of their way to make sure everybody had a good experience. as an example, they paid special attention to ensure that the retired couple in the group could keep up with the (faster) whale sharks on a snorkelling trip.
groups were small (4 divers max, plus 2 guides and a few snorkelers), and 2 out of 4 diving days i was the only diver and basically had my private divemaster.

thank you for the great experience!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tom R wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I stayed at Athiri beach for 4 nights and honestly could not be happier! The accommodation was amazing, right next to the beautiful beach. The staff were super friendly and accommodating and great to have a chat with. They offer additional activities like kayaking and SUP boarding free of charge which is great and then we went scuba diving with them which was such an incredible experience. The dive guide Ahmed was amazing, he helped out with everything and made it all so easy. He knew all of the best dive sites and was funny and great for a chat. Stay at Athiri Beach! You won’t regret it, it’s perfection on an island paradise
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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farish2 wrote a review Apr 2021
Carrollton, Texas
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed 4 nights at Athiri Beach. Ali, the owner and manager, was extremely reliable and helpful with making our travel arrangements to and from Male as well as COVID tests prior to traveling back home. He was quick to respond to my numerous emails with questions about our stay as well as the questions we asked regularly during our stay.
The hotel is low key. It is clean, our second floor room was very spacious and comfortable and the large bathroom a real surprise. We felt very safe at the hotel and Dhigurah in general. The food was good, mostly healthy and plentiful.
The dive boat crew were prompt, professional and excellent at their jobs. The diving was wonderful.
Just be aware before you go - the pace on the island is slow and no alcohol is sold.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The second floor rooms have lovely views
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Angélica Vasselai wrote a review Mar 2021
Blumenau, SC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
excellent hotel. airy, beautiful, with wonderful views. the room is very comfortable, great bed, hot shower. daily cleaning. in the room there is a refrigerator, electric kettle with coffee, milk and tea. Fantastic breakfast. incredible service. kayke and stad up available to guests. everything perfect.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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ashish j wrote a review Nov 2021
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the most fabulous guest house! Ali and his team can’t do enough for you. Nothing was a problem and we felt like we were staying with long lost family not a hotel. Ali is an experienced diver and is so knowledgeable. There isn’t anything he doesn’t know about the Maldives. If you want an authentic Maldivian experience then I can’t recommend The Athiri guest house highly enough. Stunning island with breathtaking beaches! Thank you Ali!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Get in touch with Ali to get the most of your trip.
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Ann G wrote a review Feb 2022
Coventry
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying here. Right next to the beach with excellent snorkelling on your doorstep. Friendly and helpful staff. A special mention to Ahmed, Sam, Arusadh and the boat driver for taking us on some truly memorable snorkelling excursions. We saw a whale shark, mantas, turtles, sharks and huge numbers of the most wonderful fish. We would definitely recommend Athiri Beach and hope to return.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Agata G wrote a review Mar 2024
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Diving center is excellent.
Stuff helpful
Breakfast was descent but not wide variety of choice.
But room was aweful, moisture on the wall with signs of mold, sometime toilet stinked by sewers
I couldn’t name the pool as a pool - small thing with water but not willing to use
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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shelliIsrael asked a question Jul 2017
israel43 contributions17 helpful votes
Is there a house reef here? Whale sharks?
Dhigurah Island
Of course. Dhigurah is one of the best spots in Maldives to get in touch with Whalesharks.
Rokenya asked a question Jun 2019
Occhiobello, Italy1,612 contribution160 helpful votes
Hi, can I wear the swimsuit in the beach just in front to the hotel? Thanks. R
Rokenya asked a question Jun 2019
Occhiobello, Italy1,612 contribution160 helpful votes
Hi, How far is the bikini beach from the Guest House Athiri Beach? Are there beach beds and umbrellas available? Thank you R
Dhigurah Island
Dear Stelian, the Power House moved to a different place on the Island, far away from Athiri Beach, beginning December 2017.
AllisonCW wrote a tip Nov 2022
Boquete, Panama2,428 contributions317 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You may want to bring your own shampoo because only soap was provided"
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ashish j wrote a tip Nov 2021
13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get in touch with Ali to get the most of your trip."
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farish2 wrote a tip Apr 2021
Carrollton, Texas278 contributions123 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The second floor rooms have lovely views"
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Ricky S wrote a tip Apr 2021
76 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 206 have an amazing sea view"
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Trevor H wrote a tip Apr 2019
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom66 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ocean view first floor - the sunsets are stunning"
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PRICE RANGE
£96 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhigurah Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Athiri Beach Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Athiri Beach Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Athiri Beach Maldives?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Athiri Beach Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Athiri Beach Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Malaveli Restaurant, and Allegria.
Does Athiri Beach Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Athiri Beach Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Athiri Beach Maldives located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Dhigurah Island.
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