Stylish all inclusive resort in South Ari offering great value for money and superb scuba diving
- Part of Planhotel Hospitality Group’s luxury resort portfolio
- Discover South Ari’s famous manta ray dive sites
- Long list of games, watersports, and wellness on offer
- Learn about South with the resident marine biologist
Diamonds Thudufushi is an innovative luxury resort located in South Ari Atoll, that offers guests the chance to explore some of the Maldives’ most iconic scuba diving sites and scenery. This all inclusive resort guarantees personalised service for each and every guest along with an unfaltering attention to detail - making your stay unforgettable. As part of Planhotel’s prestigious Diamonds portfolio, Diamonds Thudufushi boasts a host of premium amenities, from elaborate all-inclusive packages to onsite tailoring services and tempting culinary experiences. Plus, you’ll have some of South Ari’s manta ray hotspots on your doorstep and a professional dive centre and passionate resident marine biologist to oversee your adventure.
About Diamonds Thudufushi
Set on the western edge of the South Ari Atoll, Diamonds Thudufushi is just a 25 minute scenic seaplane flight from Male’s international airport. The resort is an all inclusive island oasis dedicated to the perfect holiday, with a choice of beautiful beach bungalows and iconic water villas. Every detail at Thudufushi has been carefully considered to make your journey unforgettable, and the team’s top priority is to take the very best care of each and every guest, providing the ideal place to start discovering the Maldives.
Diamonds is the luxury brand of the Planhotel Hospitality Group which boasts some 25 years of experience within the industry, guaranteeing a truly exceptional getaway. Benefitting from Planhotel’s extensive knowledge, Diamonds Athuruga boasts a host of premium amenities, from elaborate all-inclusive packages to onsite tailoring services and innovative culinary affairs. Plus, guests can explore some of South Ari’s top scuba diving, accompanied by professional and passionate instructors, and a resident marine biologist who will reveal the secrets of the reef.
Explore the resort
Diamonds Thudufushi’s main restaurant, Maakeyn, serves sumptuous buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with choices to satisfy every palate. The Aqua overwater restaurant offers a la carte fusion cuisine where modern European and Asian ingredients meet in an explosion of flavour, Thila showcases the best of Japanese cuisine, while Kakuni is a romantic beachfront seafood restaurant. For guests who’d like an authentic taste of the Maldives, Farivalhu offers traditional dishes within the tropical garden. Guests can also savour tropical-flavoured cocktails created by skilled bartenders at the Veli Beach Bar, while the Aqua Overwater Bar serves a selection of spirits, beer, wine, fruit juices, soft drinks, and champagne for special occasions.
The onsite Centro Serena Spa is an oasis of calm that appeals to all five senses, where a blend of fragrant incense and oils, soothing decor, relaxing music, and healthy herbal infusions complement each treatment. Pilates, yoga, water gymnastics, and a fitness room are also available to help guests exercise and unwind. Other active pastimes include beach volleyball, billiards, table tennis, table football, or Nintendo Wii. And, if you’re looking to cool off after a day in the sun, Diamonds Thudufushi also offers a range of watersports including windsurfing, canoeing, snorkelling, fishing, and more.
Diving from Diamonds Thudufushi
The diving at Diamonds Thudufushi is managed by IDive Diving Centre, whose qualified instructors are waiting to help guests fully enjoy the wonders of South Ari’s underwater world. The mission of IDive is to make you feel at ease in any situation and deliver unforgettable and relaxing diving experiences for divers of all experience levels. Scubapro equipment is available to rent from this dive centre, as well as digital cameras, diver propulsion vehicles, and dive computers, and nitrox is free for suitably qualified guests.
Each day you will visit a different site aboard a typical Maldivian dhoni vessel specifically adapted for divers. Both single and two-tank excursions are offered by this dive centre, as well as night diving. Several local sites offer good chances of spotting manta rays during the seasons, including Thudufushi Thila, Panettone, and Tamala Thila. Of course, whale sharks are one of the main marine attractions in South Ari, with divers also regularly encountering a variety of reef sharks.
- Unique, locally-made beach clothing can be purchased in the onsite Spherique boutique, or guests can even commission their own clothes from the resident tailor.
- Capture those precious moments with onsite photography services and a professional studio.
- This resort features a premium wine list and a selection of Cuban cigars.
Diamonds Thudufushi boasts its own resident marine biologist on the island to answer any questions from guests who wish to learn more about the local underwater world. Scheduled events include biology evenings which explain the formation of the Maldives’ atolls, as well as interesting facts about the coral reefs and its inhabitants.
Diving in South Ari Atoll
Whale sharkYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Plentiful reef lifeYear round
Manta RaysYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Nitrox