One of the Maldives' newer resorts, Dhigali sits in the remote Raa Atoll. It can be reached by a short domestic flight and boat ride from Malé airport, but we recommend a scenic seaplane journey of just 45 minutes. Excellent hospitality and cool modern design features are highlights here, but in this less-developed atoll, you can also gain a real sense of local culture.
There’s a house reef in swimming distance and a lagoon for watersports, plus a stunning sandbank at the tip of the island. Dining is innovative and authentic, with the style and atmosphere of each restaurant reflecting the cuisine. There’s a particular focus on fresh Asian flavors, including at the signature restaurant, Battuta, which serves dishes from North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Capers is the main restaurant, and there's also the Café, all-day dining at Jade, and freshly grilled meats and fish at Faru. At sunset, make your way to the upper level of Haali (the sunset bar) with a cocktail in hand.
Rooms have a clean-lined and neutral décor, with warm tones of browns and creams, modern furnishings, and plush natural fabrics. The vast choice here includes Beach Bungalows that are just steps from the shore, Beach Villas with Pool, overwater Water Villas that sit on stilts close to the colorful house reef, and Lagoon Villas with Pool that have views across the calm lagoon.