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Gracefully blending the very best of Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives, Dusit Thani Maldives is a luxurious island resort set on the island of Mudhdhoo in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and white sandy beaches, this sophisticated resort features ultra-chic villas set on the beach, on the water’s edge on stilts above the reef. Villas are beautifully appointed and gorgeously furnished with island-style décor, outdoor dining areas, private wine cellars, and spectacular terraces overlooking the ocean.

The resort has several award-winning dining options, ranging from a chic Thai restaurant and seafood grill to stylish lounges and romantic bars with sunset views. Upscale facilities at the resort include an ocean-edge infinity swimming pool, an exclusive spa with treetop pods that offers indulgent and pampering massages, body treatments and salon services, a fully equipped gym, and a children’s club. Other activities include fishing trips, cruising and sailing adventures, tennis and yoga lessons.

Swimming Pool. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives Suites and Villas

Dusit Thani Maldives features exquisitely appointed villas located on the beach, the water’s edge, or in the water above the reef. Villas range in size and layout from standard Beach Villas and Beach, Ocean, and Water Villas with swimming pools, Two-Bedroom Ocean Pavilions, Family Beach Villas, and Two and Three-Bedroom Residences. All villas are beautifully furnished with island-style décor, spacious open-plan living and dining areas, kitchenettes or kitchens, bedrooms with king-size beds in luxurious linens and pillow menus, and en-suite bathrooms with rain showers, plush towels, bathrobes and slippers, and Molton Brown bathroom amenities. Large private terraces boast outdoor showers, hot tubs, barbecue grills, patio furnishings and breathtaking ocean views.

Deluxe in-room conveniences include 46′ LED televisions with satellite channels; Bose surrounds sound systems, work desks, and ergonomic chairs, mini-fridges stocked with fruit, bottled water and snacks, Nespresso coffee machines, TWG Tea making facilities, hairdryers, beach towels, and sandals, and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Additional guest services include butler services, a daily buggy service around the resort, and a selection of daily international and local newspapers and magazines.

Ocean Residence with Pool. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Beach Villas and Beach Villas with Pools

Beach Villas and Beach Villas with Pools are 122 square meters in size with private terraces that lead onto a secluded beach, and feature generous living spaces with contemporary Thai décor, luxurious bedrooms and open-air garden bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers and soaking tubs, and private plunge pools. Beach Villas and Beach Villas with Pools boast private terraces that lead out to a pristine, yet a secluded beachfront and have secluded gardens in which to relax.

Ocean Villa. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Beach Deluxe Villas with Pools

Beach Deluxe Villas with Pools offer contemporary Thai interiors with a Maldivian twist and stunning private plunge pools and terraces overlooking the beach. Open-air gardens provide tranquil sanctuaries in which to relax, and high-end in-room conveniences include 46′ LED televisions with satellite channels; Bose surrounds sound systems, mini-fridges stocked with fruit, bottled water and snacks, and Nespresso coffee machines. Beach towels, and sandals, and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access are also available.

Water and Ocean Villas with Pools

Water Villas with Pools and Ocean Villas with Pools range from 150 to 180 square meters in size and have their own private waterfront swimming pools and terraces with indoor and outdoor lounging areas, a combination of beach and lagoon access, spacious open-plan living areas with contemporary Thai décor, and indulgent bathrooms with soaking tubs. Wooden walkways connect the stunning thatched roof Ocean Villas with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, and luxuriously appointed villas feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors with unfettered views.

Water Villa with Pool. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Two-Bedroom Ocean Pavilions

Two-Bedroom Ocean Pavilions are floating oases that offer 370 square meters of space perched above the ocean at the edge of a wooden causeway with breathtaking views. These luxurious Ocean Pavilions feature spacious living and dining areas with indoor and outdoor dining areas and spacious verandas, private wine cellars, fully equipped kitchenettes with stocked minibars, beautifully appointed bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms and private swimming pools and terraces.

Deluxe in-room conveniences include 46′ LED televisions with satellite channels; Bose surrounds sound systems, work desks, and ergonomic chairs, mini-fridges stocked with fruit, bottled water, and snacks, Nespresso coffee machines. Beach towels, and sandals, and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access are also available.

Two-Bedroom Ocean Pavilion. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Designed for families, Two-Bedroom Family Beach Villas offer over 400 square meters of secluded communal space within beautiful walled-in gardens. The sumptuous villas have spacious patios, expansive outdoor dining pavilions with barbecues, private swimming pools, and landscaped tropical gardens. Family Beach villas provide a natural and relaxed haven for an intimate family getaway. They also feature private wine cellars, fully equipped kitchenettes with stocked minibars, beautifully appointed bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.

Two-Bedroom Family Beach Villa. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Two and Three-Bedroom Beach Residences

Two and Three-Bedroom Beach Residences feature luxurious bedrooms with king-size beds, en-suite and outdoor bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in showers, sumptuously furnished living and dining areas, including open-air dining pavilions, private swimming pools, sun decks and terraces, and tropical courtyards that connect to individual beach pavilions.

Deluxe in-room conveniences include 46′ LED televisions with satellite channels; Bose surrounds sound systems, work desks, and ergonomic chairs, mini-fridges stocked with fruit, bottled water and snacks, Nespresso coffee machines, TWG Tea making facilities, hairdryers, beach towels, and sandals, and complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Additional guest services include butler services, a daily buggy service around the resort, and a selection of daily international and local newspapers and magazines.

Beach Residence. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives Restaurants and Bars

Dusit Thani Maldives offers a variety of world-class dining options and culinary journeys, ranging from authentic Thai delicacies to mouthwatering international buffets in an array of beautiful settings.

Sea Grill

Feast on fresh seafood and steaks grilled to perfection at Sea Grill, which outstanding globally-inspired cuisine accompanied by fine wines and other libations from around the world. Savor the exotic tastes of authentic Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean specialties intricately prepared and artistically presented in a stunning poolside setting overlooking the ocean and beneath a star-studded sky.

Sea Grill. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Benjarong

The resort’s signature Thai restaurant, Benjarong takes diners on a culinary journey to the ‘Land of Smiles’ with a signature selection of sumptuous Thai cuisine, including Thai style lobster, soft shell crabs, crispy reef fish and roasted duck in a stunning over-water setting. The beautifully appointed over-water restaurant boasts spectacular ocean views, which complements the seafood-centric menu which is accompanied by a hand-curated selection of coveted wine offerings.

Benjarong. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

The Market

Experience palate-pleasing perfection at The Market, which presents a full breakfast buffet featuring a wide range of cuisine from around the world. Tuck into freshly baked pastries, fresh organic seasonal fruits, egg dishes, meat and fish plates, and more from this globally-inspired culinary feast.

The Market. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Borderless Dining

Guests can also enjoy a unique concept known as ‘Borderless Dining’ which involves private dining in incredible settings around the island with mouthwatering menus tailor-made to suit any occasion.

Borderless Dining. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Sala and Sand Bars

The Sala and Sand Bars offer idyllic spots to savor sundowners and light meals against a backdrop of breathtaking views. Situated alongside the infinity pool – one of the largest in the Maldives – the Sand Bar serves tempting snacks and colorful cocktails against a backdrop of spectacular ocean views and live entertainment in the evenings.

Sand Bar. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives Spa and Wellness

Dusit Thani Maldives is home to the luxurious Devarana Spa, part of the Thai-inspired spa chain that offers a wealth of indulgent and pampering massages, body and skin treatments, facials, and salon services. Aptly named, the Devarana Spa, which means ‘garden in heaven’ in Thai-Sanskrit offers a tranquil oasis of gardens, ponds water fountains, and soft melodic music to create a quiet sanctuary in which to escape.

The luxury spa encompasses six deluxe treatment pods which sit elevated amongst the island’s palm trees, as well as two stunning ground level treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure-dedicated area, and a private outdoor swimming pool, steam, and sauna.

Deverana Spa. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives Sports and Leisure

Dusit Thani Maldives offers an array exceptional facilities and guest services, ranging from the exclusive Devarana Spa with its unique treetop treatment pods, infinity outdoor swimming pools, hot and cold Jacuzzis with a sauna and steam room, and a fully equipped fitness center. The resort also features a yoga pavilion with a resident yoga instructor, two floodlit tennis courts, a selection of restaurants and elegant bars, borderless dining at various spots around the island, a Kid’s Club with a large outdoor play area and a tree house, and complimentary bicycles to use.

Freediving on the house reef. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

The Water Sports and Marine Center offers an array of water-based activities, including snorkeling in the coral gardens and with turtles; snorkeling and swimming with manta rays; scuba diving tours for both beginners and experienced divers; a variety of water sports ranging from jet-ski rides, para-sailing, wake-board and water-ski to catamaran sailing; private sandbank trips; big game sports fishing; and traditional sunset fishing from a dhoni.

Paddleboarding. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Guest services include housekeeping, laundry, butler and concierge services, a variety of retail and boutique stores, daily activities such as Thai cooking classes, nature walks, yoga classes, and marine programs led by resident Marine Biodiversity Educator, and a medical service with an on-call doctor.

Dusit Thani Maldives Family Facilities

The Baan Sanook Kids Club offers an array of activities for children of all ages, ranging from T-shirt painting, nature walks, pizza-making, treasure hunts and face painting to funny mask making, coconut or shell-painting, origami art, hide-and-seek, and cookies and cupcake decorating. There are also plenty of board games, play station games on LED TV, and movies and cartoons to enjoy, as well as building sand castles and a foosball table.

Baan Sanook Kid’s Club. Credit: Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives Special Extras

  • Beautiful white sandy beaches encircled by a vibrant house reef and turquoise lagoon
  • 750-square-meter infinity swimming pool with ocean views
  • Medical clinic with a 24-hour doctor on call
  • Fitness studio and nature trails
  • Yoga pavilion with a resident instructor
  • Island shops – spa boutique, hand-crafted jewelry and souvenir shop

Article by Mia Russell©

 

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