Sands Grand Hotel
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Sands Grand Hotel

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4.5
#6 of 8 hotels in Dhigurah Island
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Sands Grand Hotel is a unique Island style boutique hotel located in Dhigurah Island, the hotel has an in-house restaurant offering European and Asian food and a rooftop terrace with sun-bed. To reach Dhigurah island there are 2 speed boat from Velana International Airport . Speed boat name is “ENDHERI” the trip will take 1 hr 40 min. Following are the transfer details: Departure schedule: Airport to Dhigurah – Saturday to Thursday. Morning: 11:00 Evening: 16:15 Airport to Dhigurah – Friday Morning: 11:00 Evening: 16:15
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Beach
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Walking tours
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
Czech, German, Hindi

Location

Mercury Road, 00070
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Agata wrote a review Jul 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We choose our dream island and dream accommodation.. saying dream because it was a dream. Since we arrived we were very warm welcome by manager of the hotel he is truly very kind and professional person giving us all the details about the hotel, area facilities itself and all the excursions that they provide. I love interior of the place very green a lot of plants we receive the room with doors opening to the backyard with full of flowers and greens it was such an breathtaking view I felt a bit like in Bali.. room was specious washroom decent generally we love the room it has everything what u need: hairdryer, tv in case u want watch Netflix comfy bed water delivered everyday really nice. We took all inclusive option so we had three meals in the hotel everyday something different and very tasty from scramble eggs through pancakes tuna steak and so on we were very satisfied.. the staff was very friendly and professional I felt like in home literally. The other day we were celebrating my birthday, thanks to management and the stuff that was really special day for me.. we took boat to deserted sand bank which was one of a kind of experience .. when we came back what a surprise the bed was decorated with flowers and happy birthday sign on it it was looking amazing and then at the dinner when I didn't expect anything more they brought a cake and they sing for me I couldn't believe it really special birthday for me I will always remember. Thank you. Hotel is in a walking distance from the beach, island itself it's a hidden gem paradise literally I would recommend to everyone. Thank you so much this trip will be always in my heart and I will be happy to be back whenever I have a chance!!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Victoria L wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the best budget guesthouse I've visited in a whole our island's trip (given that I'm a demanding person for cleanliness and comfort in living). It felt like home there having a little garden with wooden art decoration. The staff is super friendly and attentive. Shahin the manager knows his job in a perfect way (many years working for resorts only). The food in a restaurant is very delicious, they can actually make a meal on your personal request. And the island Dhigurah by itself is still number 1 after visiting 6 islands in different Atolls.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Any questions feel free to write to the property's manager (whatsapp).
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Skeete wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom242 contributions91 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for two days as part of my trip around the Maldives. The staff were incredible in every aspect and went above and beyond to do their best. Local information, tips, support and guidance could not have been better. The room was large and very spacious with a nice work station. There was an issue with the internet but it was resolved immediately which was great for me as a digital nomad connectivity is essential.

The excursions were incredible organised and ran by the hotel and we got to see mantras and whale sharks. The trip to the sandbank is a MUST and I highly recommend taking the hotel shuttle for a few dollars unless you fancy the 1 hour walk in the sun. The food was great with very generous portions and I will happily stay here again should I return to Dhigurah
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gast1 wrote a review Feb 2024
Legnago, Italy390 contributions146 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel in a good position close enough to the bikini beach and perfect for visiting the island with its beautiful Sandbank.
Fairly spacious room with a large bathroom furnished with good style.
Bicycles available for rental and availability of the structure for organizing excursions.
Wifi was not working in the room, noise from neighboring rooms and from the kitchen above, refrigerator that does not cool much, large but hard bed, fan in the room not working, intervention required to make it work, intervention not done, buffet at breakfast and dinner with very little choice, certainly not enough for a 4 star hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karin T wrote a review Nov 2023
Heemskerk, The Netherlands14 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sants Grant!! What a TOP Hotel is that! With his beautiful garden and great food!!!!! Very nice BIG rooms!!! Good care, super clean and the staff is EXCELLENT!!! I love the girls in the kitchen. And the chef can cook like the best. The location is near the harbor. The island is beautiful. Dhigurah is a bounty island in the sun! The island and this hotel are highly recommended! I will definitely go back again! 🇲🇻 Back for q week and I miss everything allready!
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Nothing!! I like the place, its all about the real Maladives. A great local island in the sun!!
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Loredana S wrote a review May 2024
6 contributions
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spacious room, staff, especially the manager, outstanding. However, our dining experience left much to be desired, due to misleading advertising on the hotel's website. The photos showed appetizing burgers and pizzas, which unfortunately did not match the reality of our meals.
We were served the same four almost identical dishes every day for both breakfast and dinner: rice, coleslaw, cold pasta, and fish with ants, with occasional variations such as twice-battered chicken. Dessert options were very limited, two at most.
Additionally, it should be noted that only water was provided with meals, and all other drinks, including coffee from the machine, incurred additional charges, priced at 4 euros per coffee. Breakfast offered very little variety.

Despite these dining disappointments, I would consider staying at the hotel again in the future, but would refrain from including meals in my reservation.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Recomiendo comer en el Atoll Key. Buenísimo todo.
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Rosťa wrote a review Mar 2024
Chomutov, Czech Republic23 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were pleasantly surprised, as we had read some bad reviews, but everything turned out to be wrong. The hotel is clean, nice, the rooms are spacious. The hotel manager welcomed us personally and explained everything to us. Unfortunately, we haven't seen him since then, but the hotel staff is very nice and especially the girls from the kitchen will help with everything they can. 👍 Compared to the last hotel here in the Maldives, the food was very good - buffet breakfast and dinner. It is a modest buffet but you will find everything you need and it tastes great. If I came here again I would choose this hotel again. 👍 The only thing is that the beach is a bit far, about 15 minutes' walk, and it's about an hour and a half to the end of the island, so it's better to take a tuktuk.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andreas S wrote a review Oct 2023
47 contributions6 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights and also booked a few very nice tours.
The hotel is a few minutes' walk from Bikini Beach, but that's not so bad because the path there is very nice and you also have the opportunity to buy something for the beach.
The hotel manager is extremely keen to ensure that his guests have an unforgettable stay.
If you want to support the island a little, you can do without half board/full board. The quality of the meals was always very good, though.
Many thanks to the entire team for the unforgettable holiday 💪
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bucht die whale shark Touren idealerweise kombiniert mit 1-2 Tauchgängen . Insel hopping mit den...
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PRICE RANGE
£79 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhigurah Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sands Grand Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Sands Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sands Grand Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Sands Grand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sands Grand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sands Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Malaveli Restaurant, and Allegria.
Does Sands Grand Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sands Grand Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sands Grand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Dhigurah Island.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sands Grand Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German, Hindi, and Czech.
Does Sands Grand Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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