The Residence Dhigurah
One of the Maldives’ largest twin island resort complexes with adventurous diving and more
- Connecting island resorts offering a range of exceptional facilities
- Relax in the first and only Spas by Clarins in the Maldives
- Follow your wellness routine with meditation, yoga, and fitness centre
- Explore sites such as Vilingili Kandu, Ekkala Thila, and Nilandu Kandu
Located in the far-flung Huvadhoo Atoll, The Residence Dhigurah promises breathtaking natural beauty paired with bespoke hospitality and superb facilities, setting a new standard of luxury in the Maldives. Here you can lose yourself to the purest of pleasures, from lounging on pristine sun-kissed beaches, to snorkelling above colourful coral reefs in clear lagoons and diving with marine creatures in the ocean depths. Or, succumb to exclusive indulgences such as expert spa services, diverse and delectable dining, and personalised wellness facilities. And thanks to its neighbouring partner resort, guests at The Residence Dhigurah can explore twin realms of tropical bliss connected by the longest resort-to-resort bridge in the Maldives.
About The Residence Dhigurah
Disconnect from the humdrum of life and discover your own private luxury hideaway at The Residence Dhigurah, located in far-flungHuvadhoo Atoll. Let the demands of the modern world melt away as this 173-villa resort transports you to a haven of unparalleled peace and unspoilt beauty. Accessed via a 55-minute domestic flight to Kooddoo, followed by a five-minute speedboat transfer to the island, this resort transports guests into a secluded palm-fringed paradise, surrounded by turquoise lagoons, ocean views, and a lush natural expanse with over 2500 coconut trees.
Boasting the impeccable attention to detail, intuitive customer service, and flawless facilities expected from a Cenizaro property, this resort invites guests to immerse themselves in a care-free island atmosphere. Luxuriate in the comfort of the island’s spacious villas, designed in harmony with their surroundings. Savour a tempting world of international flavours, from Indian Ocean specialties to Mediterranean tapas and contemporary Cantonese cuisine. Explore white sand beaches, indulge in soothing spa treatments, or discover the remarkable marine life with an onsite PADI 5-Star dive centre. And, with a one-kilometre bridge connecting Dhigurah to neighbouring Falhumaafushi, this resort forms part of one of the largest twin island offerings in the Maldives - meaning more space, more facilities, and more lifelong memories.
Explore the resort
The Dining Room is the resort’s main all-day restaurant with an island-inspired oceanfront setting. Li Bai features contemporary Cantonese fare, while Long Island serves up an exquisite Italian menu and Earth Table offers farm-to-fork cuisine from the onsite organic garden. For freshly grilled seafood guests can head to Island Grill, and for light bites, the Reef Shack food truck whips up scrumptious toasties, fruit juices, milkshakes and smoothies. The Beach Club encompasses the Cafe del Sol Mediterranean restaurant and the Beach Bar, serving drinks and food by the oceanfront infinity pool set to soothing sounds from the DJ.
Operated by Clarins, the resort’s spa uses products made from active ingredients with plant origins, using unique formulas specially developed to complement an array of holistic treatments, massages, and beauty services. For active guests, the fitness centre’s personal trainers and scheduled classes cover a range of disciplines including assisted stretching, HIIT sessions, aqua fitness, strength and conditioning, and TRX training. The Residence Dhigurah also offers a range of watersports such as snorkelling, kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, knee boarding, and dolphin watching. Those who prefer less intensity can opt for yoga instead, with styles ranging from core-strengthening to prenatal yoga.
Diving from The Residence Dhigurah
The Residence Dhigurah’s PADI 5-Star dive centre is operated by a fully-qualified international team of instructors and divemasters and is equipped with dhoni sailboats, air-conditioned audio-visual training rooms, hot water showers, and spacious storage rooms. A range of diving equipment is available to rent or buy from the dive centre, which also offers a complete PADI scuba certification programme, including the nitrox and underwater digital photography courses. Fluoro night diving can also be arranged for a truly unique experience.
Huvadhoo Atoll is rich in marine life, home to over 1,200 species of fish and coral, including several species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, mantas, and eagle rays, amongst other unusual species. Beyond the resort’s biodiverse house reef, guests can journey by traditional dhoni to an array of dive sites, located between five minutes and one hour from the resort - including Vilingili Kandu, Ekkala Thila and Nilandu Kandu.
- Let talented in-house professional photographers capture every moment of your experience with a range of photography packages.
- The resort’s kids’ club caters to children from three to 12 years of age, while a teens programme is offered for teenagers aged between 11 and 17.
- Both bicycles and a buggy service are available to help guests get around the island.
- Help yourself to complimentary fruits, sorbets and ice lollies at the poolside.
- Complimentary sunrise and sunset yoga classes are scheduled every day, with pre-registration required.
The Residence Maldives forms part of the ‘Protect Maldives Seagrass’ initiative launched by the Blue Marine Foundation and the Maldives Underwater Initiative. Guests can also take a walk in the resort’s ‘Earth Basket’ produce garden and learn about the cycle of farming which includes a tour of the plant nursery and garden, as well as animal feeding, compost making, and tasting herb-infused beverages. You can even learn all about the local edible plants from the onsite chef before whipping up a delicious and nutritious lunch to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Diving in Huvadhoo Atoll
Whale sharkJanuary - April
Healthy coralsYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Specialities