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    Maldives - South Ari Atoll

    When can I go?

    1 March 2021 - 27 March 2021


    7 Night discounted All Inclusive holiday on Diamonds Thudufushi

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to the Maldives on Qatar Return resort transfers by seaplane 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Bungalow Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    50% Discount included Upgrade to a WaterVilla from R21 530 per person

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    Book by 31 March 2021 A surcharge of approx. R4,200-00 will apply over June & December school holidays

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Base Price: ZAR 36 975
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 100
    Total Price: ZAR 40 075

    Why we like it

    Sister resort to Diamonds Athuruga, Thudufushi is simple, relaxed and informal; perfect for diving, water sports or simply sun-worshipping.

    Luxurious accommodation and outstanding levels of service just 35 minutes by seaplane from Male. Tranquillity and optimum privacy in unspoilt surroundings where the natural beauty of the island has been carefully retained and integrated into the design of the resort. Beach bungalows have individual verandas and private beachfronts or dive straight into the crystal-clear water from your water villa. The resort operates on a comprehensive All Inclusive basis.


    South Ari Atoll
    The seaplane transfer takes around 35 minutes


    31 Beach Bungalows
    Offer large decks providing direct beach access.

    16 Beach Junior Suites
    Feature a separate living room and a large outside deck on the beach with a dining area and couches

    14 Water Villas
    These exclusive water villas are furnished with custom made rattan, canopy king size beds, Italian contemporary lighting and inlaid parquet wooden floors.

    7 Jacuzzi Water Villas
    Private hydro massage Jacuzzi tub on the deck

    2 Two Bedroom Water Villas
    These 2 villas have a maximum occupancy of 6 guests so ideal for families


    •  King size bed
    •  Individually controlled air conditioning
    •  Ceiling fan
    •  IDD (International Direct Dialling) telephone
    •  Stocked mini bar
    •  Coffee and tea making facilities
    •  IPOD docking station
    •  In room digital safe
    •  Hairdryer
    •  Electric current 220 volts, 50 cycles
    •  Bathrobes (Water Villas only)
    • Apple Imac movie and music selection in all Water Villas
    • Wi-Fi in main area and all rooms


    Meal Plan

    The resort operates on an All Inclusive basis which includes:

    • Free welcome drink to all arrivals.
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Main Restaurant.
    • Water Villa and Beach Suite guests have the option of an in-villa breakfast (no supplement is applicable) in addition to the buffet breakfast at the Main Restaurant
    • Water Villa and Beach Suite guests will have lunch at the Aqua Over Water Restaurant or they can request to eat from the buffet menu at the Maakana main restaurant

    • Lunch served at the Beach Bar. Snacks, cocktails, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine, tea and coffee, selected spirits (Champagne not included) served at the main bar and at the Beach Bar from 10h00 to 24h00.

    • Daily stocked Mini bar in the room.
    • Water sports activities: canoe, laser sailing and windsurfing (for expert guests).
      Snorkelling equipment. Guided snorkelling tours of the house reef.
    • Half day excursion to nearby local fisherman’ s island (once per stay with a minimum stay of 7 nights).
    • Beach towels and sun beds.

    Additional All Inclusive services included for Water Villas guests only:

    • A’ la carte breakfast, table d’hôte lunch and dinner served at the Thari Water Villas Restaurant.
    • Cocktails, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine, tea and coffee, selected spirits (Champagne not included) served at the over water bar from 18h00 to 23h00

    Maakana Restaurant
    Buffet breakfast and lunches and theme night buffets and fish barbecues for dinner.

    Taqua Restaurant
    The over water restaurant offers a la carte fusion cuisine. Water Villa guests can dine here as part of the all-inclusive package and for an additional charge Beach Bungalow guests can enjoy the same experience – advance reservation Is required.

    Farivalhu Maldivian Restaurant
    Private restaurant under palm trees in the tropical garden serving traditional cuisine.  Open for dinner only

    Thila Japanese Restaurant
    This open air restaurant is a unique live cooking experience - Teppanyaki on the beach – maximum 12 guests

    Kakuni Seafood Restaurant
    Freshly caught seafood specialities in a very romantic moonlit setting on the beach.

    Maakana Bar
    Open air seating to enjoy a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

    Boli Beach Bar
    This bar enjoys a beach location. Lunch can also be taken here

    Aqua Over Water Bar
    Peaceful open air bar on the deck is now run my Emanuele Scarello - an Italian 2 Star Michelin Chef from Agli Amici 1887 Restaurant in Udine, Italy

    Complimentary in the main area and all rooms

    From the ultimate pampering experience for couples, to soothing treatments for sun lovers and healing remedies for sufferers of modern day stress, Serena Spa has a therapy perfect for every guest.


    •  I-Dive PADI Diving Centre
    •  Watersports Centre
    •  Daily activity programme
    •  Excursions
    •  Evening entertainment
    •  Beach volley
    •  Table tennis
    •  Darts and indoor games
    •  Library and board games


    A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation! A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.

    The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.


    The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)


    The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.


    International flights arrive at Male's Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls - make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.


    Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.


    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.


    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.


    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • If you’re taking a seaplane transfer, the luggage allowance is a little more restrictive than your commercial flight - you are allowed 20kg per person of baggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg.
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • A light rain jacket might come in handy in the event of the occasional rain shower
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Take along your own goggles & snorkels – even though your resort will have this equipment available to hire, you’ll probably be happier having your own
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Flip flops, sun hat and a beach bag
    • An underwater camera is a great idea


    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!

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