NORTH ARI ATOLL, ON TWIN ISLANDS THAT EMERGE FROM THE CRYSTAL WATERS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN, ARE SITUATED DIAMONDS ATHURUGA AND DIAMONDS THUDUFUSHI, TWO PEARLS OF PARADISE, IN MALDIVES.
photo by Roberto Patti
The resorts of Diamonds Athuruga and Diamonds Thudufushi are situated in the unspoiled North Ari atoll: white beaches of coral sand frame the lush tropical vegetation, all protected by a reef that is home to endless species of marine creatures. Enchanted places, far from the hustle and bustle and the confusion of every day life, where one can enjoy a real Maldivian experience, made of smiles, hospitality, and contact with nature, where all ones’ worries can slip away in the warm embrace of the sun and the gentle sound of the waves.These magical locations where time passes at a different pace, make you feel at home, find a special place in your heart, and make you yearn to come back.If nature is the protagonist of every stay in the Maldives, what really makes the experience in these resorts so unique and special, is the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. To fulfill their Maldivian dream, guests can choose to make their “home” in a Beach Bungalow on the beach surrounded by lush vegetation, or a more elegant Water Villa, suspended on a garden of coral. Two solutions with very different charms: the bright Beach Bungalows, are more linear and practical in style, with great attention paid to detail and are best suited to those who wish to be close to nature and the sea; The “all white” Water Villas, are elegant and refined, and more suited to guests looking for a unique experience in total privacy. On Thudufushi, there are other options that are even more special, such as the Jacuzzi Water Villas with a hot tub suspended over the ocean and the Beach Junior Suites, with a living area and a larger terrace on the beach.
The service is impeccable without being formal, and the excellence of the all inclusive formula comes together with the culinary skills of Executive Chef Giacomo Gaspari every day, to produce original and interesting dishes, using the very best natural ingredients. Combining innovation and creativity with his ingredients, the Chef involves guests in a unique experience, that blends Mediterranean cuisine with oriental techniques and food science, resulting in refined dishes with influences ranging from Italy to Asia, via the Maldives, that do not lose sight of the value of simplicity.
Furthermore, the consolidated duo of Giacomo Gaspari and Ayurveda, embraces the nutrition needs and predispositions of clients, taking into consideration their preferences and proposing “custom” menus that are able to satisfy every palate, while promoting harmony and wellbeing. A real gem in the gastronomic arena of Maldivian resorts and one of the great strengths of Athuruga and Thudufushi.