fed her Instagram with photos of sea turtles, and her face with a slew of seafood
Where on earth? Dhigufinolhu Island (mercifully just called Dhigu for short) is a circular white sandbank in the middle of a piercing blue lagoon that’s only a 35-minute speedboat ride from the airport in Malé, the Maldives’ capital. As you step onto the jetty, make sure you look down, as you’ll probably spot a stingray casually gliding past in the shallow waters. Then be sure to look up at the incredible expanse of turquoise from sea to sky. Heaven. Tell me more! First off, you’ll fall in love with your thatchedroofed villa – you can stroll straight off the deck onto white sand, and on into the ocean. On Tuesday evenings, top chefs from Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort cook up a delicious beach buffet accompanied by a DJ. Stuff your face on local seafood, dance beneath the stars, then wade out to the mid-water rope swing and enjoy a 360° view of your very own tropical paradise. Top spot: The tiny uninhabited island of Gulhi Fushi. It’s a coconut’s throw away from Dhigu and reached via a pontoon – grab a picnic and spend a blissful day on your own Robinson Crusoe-style fantasy isle. Even better, borrow a kayak and paddle over, watched by the local sea turtles as you pass by.
Can I stay? Yes! With 110 beach villas and over-water suites, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is the only resort on the island. And if you want more than just a chance to relax in a hammock with a book, there’s plenty of stuff to do on this tiny sandbar in the Indian Ocean. Try surfing or open-water scuba diving with the help of the on-site professionals, Aquafanatics. Treat yourself to a massage at the spa (bliss). Eat lunch at Dhigu’s over-water restaurant, Sea. Fire. Salt, and dine in the evening at the five-star Thai restaurant Baan Huraa. You can even watch a movie beneath the stars on the beach. And, yes, popcorn is provided. ›
For once, falling out of your hammock really isn’t such a bad thing
ANANTARA DHIGU MALDIVES RESORT