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Diamonds Thudufushi Holidays

Diamonds Thudufushi Holidays 2016-2017

Luxury Maldives Holiday

A naturally unspoilt and wonderfully informal island hideaway perfect for diving and watersports.

Small and picturesque, Thudufushi has welcoming staff and a lovely casual atmosphere. Diving is one of the most popular activities here. The island’s location on the outer edge of the atoll means that there’s access to deeper ocean and therefore larger marine creatures. There’s also a great area for waterskiing and windsurfing as well as a large lagoon and house reef.

The resort has added some exciting new dining options for 2016, including an intimate Japanese restaurant with a teppanyaki grill and a cultural Maldivian corner, where a maximum of two guests can prepare traditional dishes with the chef and then dine under the palms of the tropical garden.

Rooms on the beach include cottage-style Beach Bungalows scattered around the island on the beachfront, Exclusive Spa Beach Bungalows – which include one spa treatment per room per day at the Serena Spa and are exclusively for Kuoni guests – and Junior Suites with a separate living room. Overwater, the chic white Water Villas are impressively spacious and offer a touch of luxury. Distinct in their design, they feature custom-made rattan furniture, hand-made parquet floors and contemporary Italian lighting, and one of the highlights has to be the large private terrace offering direct access to the water. The Water Villas also have iMacs with a large selection of movies and music. For extra indulgence, opt for an Exclusive Spa Water Villa – another option exclusively for Kuoni guests with one spa treatment per room per day included at the Serena Spa – or one of the two Jacuzzi Water Villas.

Key information

In the South Ari Atoll, close to sister island Athuruga

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport

Rooms: 72

Kuoni extras

Diamonds Thudufushi can only be booked through Kuoni in the UK

Good to know

Children over 8 are welcome in Water Villas.

Insider tips

Make the most of the free watersports on offer, including the daily guided snorkelling tour of the house reef.

Accommodation information

72 beach bungalows and water villas

Activities

• Practise yoga or Pilates* • Go waterskiing* • Take a water gym class.

Dining

7 dining venues (3 restaurants, temporary restaurant Dec-Apr, Maldivian corner, seafood beach dinner venue and bar)

What's included

All Inclusive

All Inclusive

Beach Bungalow guests: • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main buffet restaurant, Maakanaa • 1 lunch at the Japanese teppanyaki restaurant, Thila, per stay • 1 Maldivian dinner experience at Farivalhu per stay • Selected drinks including wine, beer, cocktails and soft drinks (excludes premium brands) • Welcome cocktail • Snacks at the beach bar • Minibar refilled daily (beer, soft drinks and mineral water) • In-room espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • Selected watersports • Fisherman’s Island excursion organised once per week (every Saturday) • Wi-Fi in the lobby area

Water Villa guests –
As per Beach Bungalow guests plus: • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the overwater restaurant, Aqua • Selected sparkling wine menu • Mini fridge refilled daily (wine, beer, soft drinks, and mineral water) • Wi-Fi in the Water Villas.

NB - Beach Bungalow guests can dine at the overwater restaurant, Aqua, or at the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe temporary restaurant (based at part of the overwater restaurant, open Dec-Apr and included for Water Villa guests) at a supplement.

*Denotes local charge

Rooms:

Beach Bungalow
Scattered around the island just yards from the water's edge. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • sitting area • telephone • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • minibar • espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • open-air bathroom.

Exclusive Spa Beach Bungalow
These rooms are as per the Beach Bungalows, but include the benefit of 1 spa treatment per room per day included at the Serena Spa (from a choice of: serenity full body aromatherapy massage, anti-stress head, neck & shoulder massage, aromatherapy back massage, padabhyanga foot & leg massage and sports massage). • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • sitting area • telephone • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • minibar • espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • open-air bathroom.

Junior Suite
These spacious suites have a separate living area with sofa bed and are located directly on the beach. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • separate living area • telephone • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • minibar • espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • open-air bathroom.

Water Villa
Spacious and luxurious, these villas are more modern with a private large terrace that offers direct access to the water. Water Villa guests also enjoy exclusive dining available in the à la carte overwater restaurant. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • sitting area • telephone • minibar • espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • open-air bathroom • Wi-Fi • iMac with large selection of international movies and music.

Exclusive Spa Sunrise Water Villa
These rooms are as per the Water Villas, but include the benefit of 1 spa treatment per room per day included at the Serena Spa (from a choice of: serenity full body aromatherapy massage, anti-stress head, neck & shoulder massage, aromatherapy back massage, padabhyanga foot & leg massage and sports massage). Guests also enjoy exclusive dining available in the à la carte overwater restaurant. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • sitting area • telephone • minibar • espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • open-air bathroom • Wi-Fi • iMac with large selection of international movies and music.

Jacuzzi Water Villa
The two Jacuzzi Water Villas have a large terrace with a private Jacuzzi and of course direct access to the water. Guests also enjoy exclusive dining available in the à la carte overwater restaurant. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • sitting area • telephone • minibar • espresso machine with tea and coffee capsules • open-air bathroom • Wi-Fi • iMac with large selection of international movies and music • private Jacuzzi on the terrace.

Facilities:

Spa*, PADI dive school*, watersports centre*, boutique*, tailor*, in-room Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

Maakanaa offers buffet-style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch might consist of pizza and pasta, or a barbecue grill where the catch of the day and a selection of meats are cooked to perfection. There’ll also be a choice of local dishes and themed dinners. The resort recommends that Water Villa guests book in advance to dine here.

The main dining venue for Water Villa guests is Aqua - the overwater restaurant which features a modern European and Asian fusion à la carte menu.

From December to April a separate part of Aqua houses the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe temporary restaurant, hosting a number of chefs (members of the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe) on a rotation basis, who will rustle up gourmet specialties. This temporary restaurant is included for Water Villas guests. If you’re staying in a Beach Bungalow then you’re welcome to eat here too, but it will be at extra cost. One evening each week a Jeunes Restaurateurs chef will prepare a gourmet dinner, and for the rest of the week a chef will prepare the exclusive menu designed by Jeunes Restaurateurs for Diamonds Resorts.

The Maldivian corner, Farivalhu, offers cultural dining, where guests are invited to share in a starlit dining experience under the palm trees of the tropical garden. You’ll help prepare traditional Maldivian dishes which will then be served in the open by the Maldivian chefs.

Thila
, the intimate Japanese restaurant offers a live show cooking experience, where specialised chefs prepare fresh sushi and cook a selection of seafood and meats on the teppanyaki grill.

For a romantic dinner on the beach, Faru offers freshly caught seafood and fresh lobster under the moonlight. There’s also Veli - a beach bar serving up light bites and tropical cocktails.