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Angsana Ihuru Resort & Spa Maldives

Location Distance from Airport Transfer Type No. of Rooms
North Male' Atoll 14km. from Malé International Airport 20 min. from Airport by speedboat 45 Rooms

Enjoy the surreal view of miles and miles of turquoise waters. Venture into the ocean and watch dazzling marine life. Take a break from civilisation and live on an uninhabited island for the day. Wake up to a sensory experience, every day at Angsana Ihuru.

Angsana Ihuru brings out the romantic in you. Our resort, located on the Ihuru island in North Malé Atoll, is 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé. Romance is always in the air when you have the privilege of seclusion and privacy.

Woo your 'special one' with a dash of adventure. Discover our house reef or explore an uninhabited island. Learn the fine art of Maldivian cooking from our master chefs or get a relaxing massage at the award-winning Angsana Spa.

ACCOMMODATION

Our 45 villas are on the periphery of the island, a few steps from the white sands and crystal-clear waters.

Beachfront Villa

Each of the 57 sqm Beachfront Villas is located right on the beach of the beautiful coral island, offering breathtaking views of the sparkling Indian Ocean from your own verandah. Nestled amidst lush foliage, the outdoor bathroom offers absolute privacy while the well-appointed bedroom offers respite from the days' activities. The Beachfront Villa includes a verandah with a dining table and chairs and an outdoor swing for leisure and relaxation by the beach. The bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed, an indoor lounge area with extra bed as well as a dining table. The villa also comes with a private garden area with an outdoor shower. The Beachfront Villa can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons, and up to two extra beds.

Beachfront Jet Pool Villa

Each of the 68 sqm Beachfront Jet Pool Villas is located right on the beach of the beautiful coral island, offering breathtaking views of the sparkling Indian Ocean from your own verandah. Nestled amidst lush foliage, the outdoor bathroom offers absolute privacy while the well-appointed bedroom offers respite from the days' activities. The Beachfront Jet Pool Villa includes a verandah with a dining table and chairs and an outdoor swing for a leisurely read by the beach. The bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed, an indoor lounge area with extra bed as well as a dining table. The villa also comes with a private garden area with an outdoor shower and a jet pool. The Beachfront Villa can accommodate a maximum of 4 persons, and up to two extra beds.

ACTIVITIES

Weddings:
You have a choice for a destination wedding at Angsana Ihuru – above or under the water.

Angsana Spa Ihuru:
Attain wellness across your spiritual, mental and physical being. Our holistic therapies rejuvenate you from within. In 1994, the Banyan Tree Phuket pioneered the tropical garden spa by introducing Oriental therapies that focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony. Angsana Spa Ihuru distils these practices passed down the generations. Get pampered by experienced therapists in the backdrop of palm-fringed beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Marine Conservation:
Angsana Ihuru offers something for everyone. Between the ocean and the house reef, you are spoilt for choice.

Reef Cleaning
Help our Marine Lab and Dive staff remove litter and save our reefs from predators.

'Barnacle' Project
Our Marine Lab's Barnacle is a volcano-shaped steel structure that ensures the sustainability of corals within an experimental reef. In the past decade, 60-80% of corals have survived the rising sea water temperature in the Barnacle.

Turtle Head Start Programme
Our Marine Lab undertakes research to protect Green Sea and Hawksbill turtles from extinction. The staff cordons off turtle-nesting sites and raises hatchlings in lagoon pens. Before turtles are released, they are fitted with titanium flipper tags and satellite transmitters to monitor their movement and behaviour.

Around Resort:
Angsana Ihuru is home to more than a few outstanding marine biology research initiatives. Prepare to be surprised by the underwater ecosystem shared by Angsana Ihuru and Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Join hands to protect our marine ecosystem.

Sharks
Hulhangu Kandu is located at the corner of an outer reef adjoining a channel. Since the reef is not in one line, the current keeps changing. The reef slopes from 7-10 meters to more than 50 meters.

Begin your dive at the edge of the reef into the deep blue of the ocean till the current takes you to the front of the reef. Watch a large school of gray reef, silver tip and white tip sharks circling the deep waters. As you look up towards the surface, spot eagle rays swimming alongside tunas and barracudas.

All-in-one
Nassimo Thila is one of the best sites for soft corals and marine life in the North Malé Atoll. The oval shaped reef begins at 10-15 meters with several large pinnacles of soft corals and reaches a depth of 18-25 meters. The rocks are exposed to the full force of the current, resulting in a spectacular display of soft corals on the rock faces and overhangs.

On the north of the reef between 15-22 meters are beautiful overhangs of yellow and blue soft corals. At the southern end, the overhangs are filled with soft corals and sea fans of various sizes. You can spot napoleons, large tunas, sharks, bigeye trevallies, black snappers, and nurse sharks. You need to be an advanced diver since the strong current presents a challenge for diving.

The Small Things
Dhon Bibi Haa is a circular reef located in the inner atoll approximately 30 minutes from Angsana Ihuru. The reef starts from 3-4 meters and extends to 60-70 meters in diameter. It has a depth of 25-30 meters.

The most fascinating part of the reef is the top and coral blocks where you can watch frogfish, stonefish and lionfish. You may also spot ribbon eels. As the reef is protected from strong currents, it is an ideal dive site for different skill levels of diving.

Protected Marine Environment
Kuda Haa is a protected marine sanctuary that resembles a two-humped camel. The reef slopes from 6 to 35 meters below the sea and is covered in sponges and corals. Watch schools of blue-striped snapper. Basslet, fusilier and butterfly fish glide in front of you, while sharks hover in the shallow areas. You may even be lucky to spot moray eels, cleaner shrimp, and the rare scorpion and leaf fish.

Manta Rays
Lankan Manta Point, a world-renowned site for manta rays, is located off the reef of Lankan Finolhu. You can spot these majestic creatures from a depth of 8 to 22 meters on the southeast corner of the reef around large rocks during the southwest monsoon. The reef begins at 8 meters and slopes gradually to 30 meters.

During the southwest monsoon, when plankton thrives, manta rays converge at rocks that serve as 'cleaning stations' for cleaner wrasses to shed old skin and parasites. Thereafter, the manta rays swim up and down the reef as they feed on zooplankton in shallow water. The manta rays remain at the 'cleaning station' and circle around divers.

Diving
Explore our house reef, ideal for both beginners and experienced divers. We also provide training to improve your diving skills.

FACILITIES

Diving
Explore our house reef, ideal for both beginners and experienced divers. We also provide training to improve your diving skills.

Snorkelling
Experience the dazzling beauty of marine life at a pristine reef within walking distance from your villa.

Water Sports
Indulge in water sports in the vicinity of the island. Enjoy hobie-cat sailing, wind surfing, reef fishing, sports fishing, fun tubing, and wakeboarding.

Local Tours
Experience a slice of Maldivian living. Visit the capital city of Malé and explore an uninhabited island.

Angsana Concierge
Our concierge offers useful advice on what to do in and around the resort.

Maldives is located south of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean. The Maldivian archipelago of 26 atolls and 1,190 islands is home to 900 species of fish, a diverse marine ecosystem and one of the finest dive sites in the world. Angsana Ihuru is situated on the island of Ihuru in the North Malé Atoll, only 20 minutes by speedboat from the airport of Malé.

Local currency
The Maldivian currency is the Rufiyaa and Laaree. Rufiyaa notes are available in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. A Rufiyaa is divided into 100 Larees. Coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Larees, and 1 and 2 Rufiyaa (MRf.1.00, MRf.2.00). The U.S. Dollar is the most common international currency. Payments can be made by cash, traveller's cheques or credit cards (American Express, Visa and MasterCard).

Airline/ Sea Travel Information
Our resort hosts are at your service to re-confirm your reservation and assist you with all travel inquiries and formalities.

Drinking Water
Bottled drinking water is provided in your room. We advise our guests against drinking water from the tap. For additional water, please contact the front desk.

Housekeeping Supplies
Contact the front desk for extra towels, pillows or duvets. Ice is available at all times and delivered to your room on request.

Medical Assistance
Angsana Ihuru has medical facilities at two adjoining islands. Contact the front desk for medical assistance.

Communication facilities
Facsimile services are available at the front desk. Incoming faxes are delivered to your villa.

Sun Bathing
Maldives has an average temperature of 31° C due to the proximity to the equator. Guests must use adequate sun block, sun protection lotion and creams. Visit the Angsana Gallery at the lobby to protect yourself from sun burn.

DINING

Choose your preferred cuisine and ambience. From the sandbank to your villa and from fusion to Maldivian cuisine, you have a range of choices.

Riveli:
'Riveli' means 'beam of light' in Dhivehi, the national language of Maldives. Enjoy the fusion of Asian, Mediterranean and Maldivian cuisine. Choose your preferred meal and ambience – buffet or set dinner, indoors or alfresco.

The Velaavani Bar:
'Velaavani' means 'shallow bay' in Dhivehi, the national language of Maldives. Chill out at the waterfront bar, sip cocktails and nibble on snacks. You may just spot turtles and dolphins in the lagoon and house reef.

Destination Dining:
From the sandbank to your villa, choose from several fine dining destinations.

Beach BBQ
Dine under the stars & enjoy your own private BBQ (with Chef & Butler) in front of your villa. Enjoy a romantic evening with your partner in the warm gentle breeze, listening to the soft sounds of the Indian Ocean.

Saturday Beach Dinner
A special Lobster Menu, served on the beach every Saturday. Enjoy a magnificent meal fresh from the grill, while enjoying the view of the glimmering ocean under the stars.

Discovery Dining
The ultimate destination and culinary journey – a first in the Maldives. Enjoy your 5 courses dining experience in different 5 destinations on 2 islands. The ultimate dining adventure with Champagne and canapés during a romantic Sunset sailing trip, savour the flavours of our chefs with an exciting change of scenery with every course of your meal.

Spa Dining
Enjoy a relaxing massage at our award winning Spa, after which experience the culinary delights of our chefs with a 5 course dinner in the romantic ambience of the Spa.

Sandbank Dining
The breathtaking view of the setting sun will whet your appetite as we whisk you away on a speedboat towards the ultimate dining destination- our private Sandbank. Enjoy a romantic dining experience, served a sumptuous BBQ dinner, while sipping champagne, surrounded by the ocean under the stunning Maldivian night sky.

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REVIEWS

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  • 4.5 Rooms
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  • 4.5 Value
  • 4.5 Cleanliness
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Last 5 reviews
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13 November 2012
emoh14

Wonderful Maldives Experience with Angsana

A very first trip to our dream paradise and we have gone through lots of reviews and there are so many resorts to choose from. We have landed ourselves in Angsana Ihuru...
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13 November 2012
egermadar, Budapest

Just as I expected

Stayed here 4 nights, paid for BV, instead got JBV! (We used the jacuzzi only once.)
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5
5 November 2012
tival2020, Doha, Qatar

Amazing!!

This resort is absolutely beautiful. The snorkelling in the house reef is like nothing I have ever seen before. The island is small enough that you can snorkel around the island with ease...
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5 November 2012
Angsana.com traveller

Good hotel

though small, but is very good hotel! very silent, very comfort; match Maldives landscape what a excellent experience!!
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5
29 October 2012
alice123London, London

Great little island with fantastic reef

This is a wonderful little island resort with an absolutely fantastic reef. This was our 3rd trip to the Maldives (previously been to Anantara Dhigu/Naladhu & Baros) and we chose the island due to the great...
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