Located just under a hundred kilometres away from Male, the Dhigurah island is a pristine tropical paradise straight out of a travel magazine. From picturesque beaches to calm blue waters – it’s everything you’d expect from an island getaway.
About the Island
Dhigurah is often referred to as “the Long Island”, owing to the fact that while the island is 3km long, its widest point is only 250m! It is also lauded as the most beautiful island in the Maldives – which is quite the accomplishment – renowned for its natural beauty both on land and the surrounding waters.
What’s There to Do
Dhigurah island is the perfect place to go snorkelling or scuba diving. The coral reefs in the surrounding waters are teeming with life – both large and small. Once you dive in, you might come face-to-face with titanic whale sharks, gentle manta rays and vibrant reef fish. You can experience the lush surroundings on land too – just grab a bike and start exploring!
Where to Stay
Dhigurah’s popularity among tourists and travel enthusiasts means that you won’t have a hard time finding appropriate accommodations for yourself. There are options for different budgets – just be sure to check out what excursions your hotel of choice offers for added benefit. Now, if you’re looking for one the luxury hotels Maldives has to offer, consider an option like the Velassaru Maldives – it provides an array of diving and water sports packages!
A Few Tips
So, after reading all this you might be thinking you’re all set to fly off to Dhigurah – well, before you do, here are a few things you should be aware of. First off, there are no ATMs on the island, so plan accordingly! Also, be sure to dress modestly when traversing through the island and its villages, and only swim at designated beach locations.