Water sports are the focus at the Diamonds Athuruga all-inclusive resort. Families will enjoy guided underwater safaris, windsurfing lessons, snorkeling with majestic whale sharks, and jet skis. Beachfront and over the water villas accommodate three guests with room for an extra crib to accommodate tiny travelers. Each air-conditioned villa is fitted with canopy beds, an Apple television, minibar, and electric kettle. Guests can watch reef sharks and manta rays feed from the comfort of their furnished terrace. The onsite buffet-style restaurant serves a vast array of internationally inspired dishes. There is also a library that offers books, board games, DVDs, and video games.
Our Editor Loves
- Deep sea fishing excursions
- Calm lagoon waters
- Private beach access
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
We had 4 nights at Diamonds Athuruga for 5 adults, 2 Beach Junior Suite. It was a best family vacation for us. We put a lots efforts to make this family reunion happened due to all family members in different places (America, Australia and Viet Nam). We were wondering, it might be too boring to stay in 1 island for 4 nights but actually not, it turned out not enough. We had so much fun and great experiences.
We were very enjoy our stays. We enjoyed watching sunrise and sunset with easy access to the beach from the back door. A resort had beautiful house reef with variety of fishes and corals. Most of coral are dead due to climate change that made ocean heat wave worse but thanks to Inga and marine biologist team are trying their best to recovery and reproductive a corals. Diamonds Athuruga is one of best house reef resorts and with all inclusive option so you can enjoy your stays without other expenses except some excursions.
A services was great and very friendly. The buffet was ok to me due to not much option. Every breakfast was the same, lunch not much different and dinner changed daily with different cuisine. But with a services, room quality and natural house reef they had, it already satisfied us.
By the way, a resort also provided some FREE watersports activities: snorkeling tour (2 sessions per day), kayaking and sunset yoga.
There are a few excursions package with FEE such as Anemone Snorkeling/ Sand bank, Manta Safari, Sunset Fishing, ..... and also private Dhoni (recommended) up to 4 hours so you can discuss a destination that you interested. We was lucky to have Hussain as our tour guide for our private Dhoni. He was knowledgeable of the Maldives and enthusiastically, he brought us to the most beautiful places to snorkel and very professional assist us when we need help.
When you make a room booking, please book excursions as much as you can at a time of reservations. You will saving some costs.
Anemone Snorkeling/ Sand bank: it was beautiful white sand bank at middle of ocean with 45 mins boat ride. It will be the best time to visit it at low tide so you can see a bigger and longer walkway. When we been there at high tide (due to bad weather), we only able to see small sand bank exposed on top of water. But it was still good experience to visit. Then we heading to Anemone Coral Garden middle of ocean to do snorkeling. OMG, it was amazing colorful variety of fishes, corals and turtles.
After a sand bank tour, we enjoyed so much so we booked last minute Dhoni Private Boat to explore more islands. We chose to focus on snorkeling to see more beautiful natures, fishes and corals. We also experienced to see Manta Ray.
Also thank you so much to Krzys General Manager with very warm welcome and came around chatting to make sure we was happy with our stayed.
Thank you all to Athuruga team from receptionist, restaurant staffs/chefs, bar, housekeeping and excursion team for yours professional and friendly services. We hope we will have a chance to come back.
Everything about this resort is lovely. It's so hard to find fault. So why the dropped one star. I guess when you pay a premium and when you expect paradise, any minor shortcoming is amplified.
Let this not be a reason not to visit, because it is indeed so very special and is a dream in most every way. I would just flag that because so much on this resort is WHITE- pure white, it shows age more than anything otherwise would. It never felt dirty, it felt clean and you can tell cleanliness is extremely important- but small blemishes stand out more against the whitest white. If you're the kind of person that pays attention to that level of detail, it might distract you from how perfect everything else is.
HIghlights: the evening BBQ, the endless watersport options, the afternoon time cakes, cookies and drinks, the instagram worthy property- it shines from every angle.