A Perfect Getaway: Diamonds Resorts in Maldives

Close your eyes, welcome to the ultimate paradise…

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From the love of the environment to the passion for exclusive experiences, Athuruga and Thudufushi Diamonds Resorts are born, to inspire the mind and the soul with new long lasting memories. Owned by Planhotel Hospitality Group, a hotel group renowned for its unique combination of local tradition, cutting-edge design and exemplary customer focus plus the ultimate all-inclusive stays.

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The highlight of the islands that the resorts call home is an awe-inspiring azure spectacle that evokes a sense of calm incorporating an uncompromised dedication to crafting the most flawless immersion into an extraordinary escapade. At Diamonds Resorts, glorious days are spent star-gazing, enjoying the quintessential Indian Ocean charm and exploring the coral reef.

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Located just 20 minutes away from Malé International Airport, the flight with Trans Maldivian Airways is short but intense as it is one of the most beautiful you can take. As soon as the seaplane takes off, you feel a world away from your daily routine. The time is set an hour ahead of the capital Malé, which allows guests to make the most of the daylight. 

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Breath-taking heavens in the middle of South Ari Atoll, Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi, can easily be compared to paradise, coming close to perfection. The settings are ideal for the sanctuary seekers who are ready to dive into an oasis of relaxation, but there are also plenty of underwater sports for the adrenaline lovers.

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At these sparkling resorts surrounded by warm waters, pristine beaches and a kaleidoscope of blue colours, peace is personified. You can turn the relaxation dial right up or take the opportunity to explore some of the best underwater activities in the world as Nature Goddess has blessed the Maldives abundantly.

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Perfectly situated to offer the very best of the Maldives, Diamonds Athuruga and Thudufushi treat their guests to a luxurious castaway experience in more than 45 beach bungalows and 46 water villas designed in an elegant Italian décor.

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Who has not dreamed of living like a pampered A-list celebrity for a week? Well, entering the privileged world of a water villa stay is just like a dream, especially at Diamonds Thudufushi. On the white wooden footbridge, the water villas are located over the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Each of them host a private spacious terrace where you can be served breakfast as well as a water stairway leading down into the jewel-coloured lagoon. All rooms are equipped with tasteful furnishings including custom-made rattan furniture, canopy king size beds, Italian contemporary lighting, walk-in wardrobes and handcrafted wooden parquet floors. In each villa, guests will find large bathrooms with a double showerhead which even offer a direct access to the outside terrace.

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If you want to make your stay even more memorable, book one of the two bedroom villas located in an exclusive position at the end of the pier, overlooking a large secluded terrace with a swimming pool or a Jacuzzi in Athuruga, and obviously immediate access to the ocean. I am sure you now know why these more traditional, Maldivian water villas are popular with honeymooning couples.

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Whether staying at the water villa or the beach bungalow, you will feel just like at home away from home, but with the ocean surrounding you, 24-hour guest services and a design magazine-worthy interior. In a few words, this is not like any home you have already experienced.

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In fact, if you don’t want to come back to reality, delicious meals will be brought to your room. If you want to get some great al-fresco meals, there are many different options between the restaurants and the bars included in the Diamonds Resort’s all-inclusive concept including one lunch at the Japanese restaurant where you are going to live a unique live cooking demonstration. While looking at the ocean and the beautiful reef, the specialized chef theatrically cooks a selection on the Teppanyaki grills. Get ready for the show!

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Once every week, until April 2017, Chefs from over the world especially fly to the Maldives resorts as well as to Diamonds Star of the East in Zanzibar to create a unique menu and delight the senses with unique dishes. Carlo Cracco and Andrea Berton, 2 famous Italian Chefs already left their marks at the resorts. Foodies, this is a place made just for you! 

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Everything about this magical place feels otherworldly. From the crystal, clear turquoise water and colourful fishes to the delicious meals available at the resort’s dining venues. And there is no need to say that guests might share the sun with A-list celebrities such as international soccer players or businessmen who have made their reputation over the world. Nevertheless, everyone at Diamonds Thudufushi and Athuruga is a VIP and everyone gets the same ultimate treatment.

Diamonds Resorts: www.diamondsresorts.com
Diamonds Athuruga: info.athuruga@diamonds-resorts.com / Tel. +960 6680508
Diamonds Thudufushi: info.thudufushi@diamonds-resorts.com / Tel. +960 6680583

by Julia Burg