Diamonds Athuruga named best Luxury Water Villa Resort, Luxury Spa Resort in Indian Ocean
Diamonds Athuruga Beach and Water Villas has been named the best Luxury Water Villa Resort and Luxury Spa Resort in Indian Ocean.
The two continental titles were presented to the resort at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards gala held at the Kulm Hotel St Moritz in Switzerland on December 2.
Run by Planhotel Hospitality Group, Diamonds Athuruga is located in the magnificent South Ari Atoll and is accessible by a 20-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. This is the ideal resort to discover the Maldives from a centre of excellence, where attention to detail will make your journey unforgettable.
The luxury all-inclusive paradise offers beachfront bungalows that feature a private verandah with a seating area and an outdoor shower. The overwater villas have a large deck with direct access to the lagoon. They are fitted with a canopy bed and have a living area and a large, private bathroom.
The resort offers five different restaurants that are staffed by excellent chefs who share a passion for top-quality food. The Thari overwater restaurant is dedicated to guests staying in the water villas, while all guests can access the Farivalhu Maldivian restaurant as well as Thila and Kakuni restaurants. The Boli beach bar offers light meals and snacks at no extra charge.
Diamonds Athuruga also features a spa, and offers several recreational activities, including water sports, diving and indoor games.
Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of achievement in the luxury hotel industry offering international recognition as voted by guests, travellers and industry players alike. Over 300 000 international travellers vote each year, during a four-week period to select the winners. Luxury hotels have the opportunity to participate in the World Luxury Hotel Awards by entering hotel categories that showcase their unique selling points and destinations.