Boutique Beach is designed, built and run by Romney Drury, a British diver, who loved this area so much, she gave up her job in the UK to be able to offer divers a wonderful experience for a much more economical price than previously possible in resort diving.
The hotel offers 6 spacious, private rooms, 1 main restaurant and 1 roof top restaurant along with a very own Diving center with NITROX and whole range of excursions and opportunities to enjoy the natural Maldivian environment
Boutique Beach is located on Dhigurah which is in the famous whale shark area in the South Ari Atoll. Our hotel is located just 2 minutes from the beach of Dhigurah. It’s a marine protected area from the government, where WHALE SHARK & MANTA RAYs are seen every day.
Boutique Beach’s main focus is to give our guests opportunities to experience the wonderful marine wildlife available here in South Ari Atoll and also to experience the REAL MALDIVES, amongst friendly local people who are happy to share their island and their way of life. Meet the locals and experience the local life style while enjoying the beauty of Maldives. Guest may fly –in on domestic flight by a 20 minute scenic photo – flight from the international airport at Male’ to the domestic airport Maamigili. We also offered the traditional local ferry and speed boat option from Male’ to our local island.
Dhigurah, (meaning long island) is in South Ari Atoll, about 20 minutes by plane from the capital, Male’. The island is 3 km in length which is considered to be a reasonably long island in the Maldives. With more than 3 km of natural white sandy beach, it is also considered to a beautiful inhabited island.
With a population of about 600, Dhigurah has all the necessary facilities for human habitation, a school, medical centre and a generous harbor. The population is concentrated on a small area in the north of the island and the rest is mostly for fruit and vegetable gardening and natural vegetation
Boutique Beach is located on Dhigurah which is in the famous whale shark area in the south Ari Atoll. The British Whale Shark conservation group, who are also based on Dhigurah, have recorded 215 whale sharks in our area, of which only 8 are female. Average length is 5.92m which makes them “teenagers”. The whale sharks are there all year around, but some weather conditions makes them harder to spot. Mantas regularly feed in our lagoon as well as the famous cleaning station at Rangali which within easy reach.
There are 15 deep reefs or Thilas in between Dhigurah and the next island. The famous Kudarah Thila is just 10 minutes away. Our PADI Dive Team will be happy to show you the best diving in the Maldives.
We have a PADI instructor and a dive guide available on board together with a speedboat for smaller groups and further dive destinations. Our Dive center is the only place on the island where we have NITROX available.