There’s no shortage of compelling reasons to visit Dusit Thani Maldives! The resort is located within the Maldives’ first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve on beautiful Mudhdhoo Island, just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé or 10 minutes by speedboat from the new domestic airport in Baa Atoll. The resort blends graceful Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxurious setting of the Maldives.A paradise for snorkelers and divers, Dusit Thani Maldives is surrounded by a living house reef. Home to 94 villas and residences, it’s arguably the most well-rounded resort in the region, appealing to everyone from couples and families to active types, gourmands or beach and wellness enthusiasts. Here are just some of the reasons to visit and make the Dusit Thani Maldives the base for your ultimate dream holiday:
1) Spa & Wellness
Elevated amongst a grove of coconut palm trees the setting of the resort’s signature Devarana Spa is truly unforgettable, with treatments offered in a choice of six deluxe tree top treatment pods and two ground level treatment rooms.
The spa is home to three exclusive holistic wellness programmes: Intro to Wellness, Weight Management and Total Rejuvenation. These unique wellness programs aim to provide guests with a better balance of mind, body and soul. Each programme presents a combination of spa treatments, cardio exercise, weight training and a special spa cuisine crafted by the resort’s culinary team. The programs are thoughtfully tailored to match the distinct lifestyle, age and health condition of each individual. Each program lasts 3, 5 or 7 days.
2) Couples and romance
With 94 luxury villas, white sandy beaches and dreamy azure lagoons ringed by a 360 degree house reef the Dusit Thani Maldives is truly a romantic haven for couples looking to get away from it all on a holiday or honeymoon. Book the great value Couple Getaways package and you’ll receive a raft of extras from a complimentary bottle of champagne to a candlelit beachside dinner, romantic bath setup and a relaxing 60-minute couple’s massage. Explore this Couple Getaway package on http://www.dusit.com/offers.
3) Family-friendly fun
The resort also boasts enviable facilities for children, such as the state of the art Baan Sanook Kids Club, while activities like Sea Safari will appeal to the whole family. Even the Devarana spa offering has been designed with little ones in mind with the Happiness for the Little One spa menu featuring a range of five treatments for kids aged between 6 and 14 years. Book the Family Getaways package and you’ll receive complimentary extras from wellness and fitness activities to excursions and ice cream. Discover this package on http://www.dusit.com/offers.
4) Luxury and pampering
The luxury experience starts when guests are welcomed at the Dusit Thani Maldives’ welcome lounge at Malé seaplane terminal. Once at resort they can enjoy the top-notch facilities from indulgent spa treatments to gourmet dining, not to mention the sophisticated charms of their villas, from the spectacular views to the sumptuous interiors marrying Thai and traditional Maldivian influences. Tech fans, meanwhile, will appreciate the in-room facilities from complementary Wi-Fi to 46″ plasma screens, Bose surround system and in-villa wine coolers. For added luxury, choose one of the sprawling 370 square metre Ocean Pavilions or 560 square metre, two-bedroom Beach Residences.
5) Underwater wonders
The turquoise lagoons and stunning house reef encircling the resort support a dizzying array of marine life from dolphins, and whale sharks to sea turtles. More await in the three nearby underwater caves, from bannerfish to big-eyed trevallies, with onsite marine biologist Lauren Arthur on hand to answer any fishy questions in the resort’s complimentary ‘Fish I.D.’ lessons. The Seasplash dive and watersports centre is your entry point to this underwater world and divers and snorkelers heading to the resort from May to November will experience a truly magical sight as groups of manta rays flock to Hanifaru Bay to feast on the plankton-rich waters.
6) Infinity and beyond
Another strong selling point of the resort is the stunning infinity swimming pool which affords panoramic views of sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean. Aside from sporting a stunning design, being built around a banyan tree, it measures a whopping 750 square metres, making it the largest in the Maldives.
7) Active and adventure
Alongside the excellent snorkelling and diving guests can make the most of the ‘soft adventure’ activities offered onsite, from kayaking and kite surfing to sailing and jet-skiing. Alternatively they can enjoy everything from the fully-equipped fitness studio, complete with personal trainer and yoga instructor, to floodlit tennis courts – or work up an appetite as they pedal around the grounds on the complimentary bicycles.
8) Food and drink
With options from the international buffet fare of The Market, the juicy steaks and seafood at Sea Grill to the gourmet fare at signature Thai restaurant, Benjarong, eating is a highpoint of any trip to Dusit Thani Maldives. Through concepts such as the Borderless Beach Dining programme the resort’s staff are also on hand to organise extra-special al fresco dining experiences on the grounds. And what better way to unwind at the end of the day than under the stars at the overwater Sala Bar while sampling the creations of the resort’s resident mixologists.
9) Eco-friendly credentials
Dusit Thani Maldives is located within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. In addition to demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability in its construction and operations, Dusit Thani Maldives have implemented a range of conservation programmes through its in-house marine centre. Focuses range from: protecting the eggs laid by turtles who visit the island each year; improving living conditions on neighbouring Dhonfanu Island; beach clean-ups; tree-planting projects; educational development and waste management programmes. Longer term projects including building the island’s first pre-school.Guests can find out all about the marine conservation projects from the resident marine biologist and can even get involved themselves, from helping release turtle hatchlings into the ocean and joining in reef clean ups to paying USD 40 to adopt an eagle ray under the resort’s Ray of Hope programme.
10) You could win a free stay!
Thanks to Dusit’s online Book and Win campaign, guests booking on the website http://www.dusit.com before 31 October 2014 will be automatically entered into a lucky draw to win one of three fabulous holidays for two. Options include:
- Three nights all-inclusive in a Beach Villa at Dusit Thani Maldives
- Four nights in a Junior Suite at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, including breakfast
- Five nights in a Landmark Suite at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, including breakfast
Winners will be drawn at random on 01 November 2014 and notified via email.