Situated on a private island in a picture-perfect coral atoll, Angsana Ihuru offers a paradisiacal Maldives dive vacation. Despite its seemingly remote setting surrounded by turquoise waters, this eco-friendly resort lies just 20 minutes’ by speedboat from the Male International Airport
With white powdery sands and a house reef teeming with life, the Angsana Ihuru combines romance and adventure into an idyllic getaway. The 5-Star PADI dive center runs daily dive trips and a range of courses while the on-site spa is the place to head for rejuvenating massages and aromatherapy treatments. Guests can dine on gourmet cuisine with inspiring views at the Riveli Restaurant or make the five-minute speedboat trip to the restaurants at the sister resort of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru.
Angsana Ihuru’s private beachfront villas are designed in a Maldivian style, with thatched roofs and private timber patios. All feature flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi and coffeemakers, as well as both indoor and outdoor dining tables where you can take advantage of the room service.
Each of the villas at this Maldives dive resort features a king-size bed and garden with an outdoor shower, as well as a private veranda and swing.
Beachfront Jet Pool Villas
Each of the Beachfront Jet Pool Villas features a king-size bed and an extra bed in the living area, as well as an outdoor shower, private veranda, swing and jet pool tub.
Angsana Ihuru has its own meeting room where you can host small corporate functions or meetings, with complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the resort. The water sports center is well equipped with everything you need to get out and about, with all non-motorized sports equipment complimentary for guests to use.
If you prefer a more pampering experience, head to the award-winning Angsana Spa Ihuru where native flowers and fruits are used in their traditional treatments. Whether it’s a rejuvenating massage or therapeutic aromatherapy treatment, the highly-skilled practitioners at this Maldives dive resort will work their magic.
Translating as “Beam of Light” in the local language, Riveli is the main restaurant at the Angsana Ihuru and dishes up a variety of cuisine. Feast on Asian favourites, Mediterranean dishes or Maldivian specialties while watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.
In addition, the resort also features an open-air waterfront bar, Velaavani, where cocktails and snacks are served throughout the day. If you prefer a more private dining experience, the Angsana Ihuru is famed for its destination dining, with the option for a beach barbecue or romantic meal for two at your villa. Alternatively, you can travel by speedboat to Angsana Ihuru’s private sandbank for dinner under the stars or opt for their Spa Dining experience that includes a relaxing therapy followed by a five-course dinner.
The Angsana Ihuru is home to its very own PADI 5-Star Resort Dive Centre that’s designed for both beginner and experienced divers. Led by a team of professional PADI-certified divers, they run daily dive trips and certification courses for all levels. You can bring your own gear or take advantage of their range of high-quality dive rental equipment.
If you’re travelling with kids, they also offer a special Diving for Kids program where eight or nine-year-olds can encounter diving for the first time. Equipped with safe, child-friendly scuba gear, they’ll be led through a PADI Bubblemaker course with a certified instructor while exploring the resort’s shallow lagoon.
A Maldives dive vacation at the Angsana Ihuru resort will have you on the doorstep of some of North Male Atoll’s most exciting dive sites. Descend to explore the dramatic walls and pristine reefs while coming face-to-face with reef sharks, turtles and large schools of fish. Water temperatures range from around 83-86°F (28-30°C) throughout the year, with most divers comfortable in either a shorty or full-length 3mm wetsuit.
The Maldives experiences a warm, tropical climate throughout the year that’s divided into two monsoon seasons. The Northeast monsoon (November to April) sees generally sunny days while the Southwest monsoon (May to October) is marked by rain, with the heaviest showers usually experienced between June and August.
If you’re travelling with non-divers, they can still enjoy the idyllic island setting while participating in a range of water sports. Anglers can go sports fishing and reef fishing while banana boating, wakeboarding and windsurfing are all on offer. Kayaking excursions are also available while dolphin spotting cruises by catamaran or speedboat can be organized with the water sports team.
The Angsana Ihuru’s private bay boasts a house reef that’s teeming with fish, as well as featuring a colony of giant clams just waiting to be discovered. The on-site Marine Conservation Lab is a hive of activity where you can learn about caring for turtles, seabirds and the world’s coral communities.
Guests are welcome to charter Angsana’s Kahan’bu to explore the surrounding waters at their leisure or embark on a private speedboat excursion onboard the Sense of the Sea. A half-day excursion can include visits to nearby islands or some of the surrounding snorkelling destinations of this stunning Maldives dive resort.