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Dusit Thani Maldives

In a tropical island paradise, gracious Thai hospitality meets unparalleled luxury and natural beauty.

On Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first and only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani Maldives is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city, Malé or a 25-minute domestic flight and 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Airport.

Luxurious beach and over-water villas and residences await guests seeking island adventure, fine dining and relaxation. The house reef is full of marine life, Devarana Spa offers elevated treatment rooms among the coconut trees and full-service amenities ensure every whim is catered to.


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Accommodation

Select your perfect private paradise from a collection of beach and over-water villas and residences. With elegant Thai interiors, contemporary conveniences and butler service, luxurious beach retreats await at Dusit Thani Maldives.


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Dining

Culinary artistry meets barefoot luxury with a variety of fine dining offerings, from international buffet feasts to fresh seafood and authentic Thai delicacies. Experience ‘Borderless Dining’ in incredible settings around the island.

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Getting here

Seaplane:

Travelling in a seaplane is an experience in itself. This fixed-wing aircraft on floats presents you with the luxury of landing and taking off from the water. The large windows of the aircraft allow tremendous opportunities for photography while on board. These planes fly tourists from the seaplane port next to Malé International Airport to a variety of resorts. Witness the breathtaking setting of Maldives while you fly over the shallow lagoons, tourist resorts and uninhabited islands.

Flight Duration: 35 minutes from Sea Plane Terminal at Malé Airport to Dusit Thani Maldives.

Domestic Aircraft:

Take a domestic flight with FlyMe to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll. You will be greeted by our team of representatives at the domestic airport and swiftly escorted to the speedboat transfer jetty. A 10-minute speedboat journey over the turquoise waters of Indian Ocean will have you at the resort in no time.

Flight Duration: 20 minutes from Domestic Terminal at Malé Airport to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport, followed by 10-minute speedboat journey to Dusit Thani Maldives.

How to reserve a flight transfer:

We make the reservation for your seaplane or domestic flight transfer on your behalf and simply add it to your bill, chargeable at check-out.

Please let us know your flight transfer preference when you book via dusit.com or through our Reservations Team at resmaldives@dusit.com

Hours of Operation & Flight Schedules:

Seaplanes operate during daylight hours from 06:30 to 16:00 and domestic flights operate between 06:30 and 23:30. However, the frequency and timings of both seaplane and domestic flights depends on the load factor of passengers, weather conditions and international flight arrivals on a given day.

Guests are booked on the preferred mode of flight transfer considering their comfort and the arrival/departure time of their international flight.

Flight schedules are prepared by external seaplane and domestic flight companies and shared with the resort a day prior to guest arrivals or departures. Time reconfirmations by the guests are to be made directly with the resort.

Baggage Allowance:

25 kg per person including hand luggage. Any excess luggage is chargeable at an extra cost. Maximum check-in baggage allowance is 20 kg per passenger. One piece of hand luggage is permitted but should not exceed 20″x 12″x7″ in size or 5 kg in weight.

Upon arrival at Velana International Airport, Malé:

Resort airport representatives holding a Dusit Thani sign will welcome guests outside of the terminal building and will assist them with transfers to the resort. Dusit Thani Maldives operates an exclusive seaplane terminal lounge for its guests, with complimentary refreshments, tea, coffee and light snacks. Guests flying by Domestic Flights are escorted to the Domestic Terminal airport lounge.

Disclaimer:

Dusit Thani Maldives provides seaplane/domestic flight transfers for all guests arriving and departing with international flights from/to Malé International Airport through third party flight transfer companies. Each guest, having agreed to this seaplane/domestic flight transfer, agrees to personally assume all risks and accordingly releases and holds harmless Dusit Thani Maldives, its parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies as well as its officers, directors, agents and employees from all liability and responsibility arising thereof.

Please note that while the resort assists in making arrangements for reservations for both seaplane transfers with Trans Maldivian Airlines or flights to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport, the resort has no control on scheduling and departure timings, which are occasionally affected by weather conditions, international flight connections and aviation regulations.

Awards

2019

  • Lux Life (digital luxury lifestyle publication magazine based in UK) - Devarana Spa recognised as 2019's Leading Luxury Spa Experience
  • Lux Life (digital luxury lifestyle publication magazine based in UK) - Benjarong Restaurant recognised as 2019’s Best Thai Dining Experience
  • Holiday check - 5.8/6
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Dusit Thani Maldives
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Benjarong Restaurant
  • World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2019 - Benjarong is awarded Best restaurant for Thai Cuisine in the Indian Ocean, Continent Winner
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019 - Regional Winner for Indian Ocean Islands’ Luxury Beach Hotel
  • Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards 2019 - • Best All-Inclusive Family Hotel on a Global Level • Best All-Inclusive Resort on a Global Level •Best Destination Wedding Retreat on a Global Level •Best Beach Resort in the Indian Ocean

2018

  • Thai Select Awards 2018 - Benjarong Restaurant awarded Thai Select status
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards 2018 - Luxury Resort
  • Luxury Travel Guide – Asia & Australasia Awards 2018 - Luxury Hotel & Restaurant of the Year, Maldives
  • Booking.com - 9.4/10
  • Dusit International - Hotel Of The Year 201, Best Outstanding Performance Hotel 2018, Highest Review Pro Key Indicators, The Highest Profit Growth (Owned Hotel) and Outstanding Business Contribution Award

2017

  • Dusit Gracious Awards 2017 - 1) The Planet Award | 2) Rising Star Award
  • Dusit Hotels & Resorts - Hotel Of The Year 2017
  • World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017 - Benjarong – Thai Cuisine Category
  • International Hotel Awards 2017 - Best Large Hotel Maldives & Best Resort Maldives
  • Baa Atoll Council Raana Awards - 1) Unconditional Commitment & Services to the Secretarial of Baa Atoll Council 2016 & 2017 | 2) Most Distinguished Service Resort
  • Dusit International - Hotel Of The Year 2017

Facilities and Services

Unlock the magic of this island paradise with full-service facilities and amenities. Explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with snorkelling, diving or watersports, discover activities for the whole family or simply relax at Devarana Spa, the large infinity pool or on the postcard-perfect beach.

Recreational activities:

  • Devarana Spa with elevated treatment villas among the coconut trees
  • Hot and cold Jacuzzi / sauna / steam room
  • Swimming pools: outdoor private pools / main infinity pool
  • Fitness Centre, open 24 hours
  • Kids Club with tree house, large outdoor play area and full activities program
  • Yoga pavilion with resident yoga instructor
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Daily activities including Thai cooking lessons, yoga, nature walks, wine tasting, cocktail-making classes and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Activity centre and conservation programmes
  • Sunset cruises

Watersports and Marine Centre activities:

  • PADI 5 STAR certified diving centre with multi-lingual instructors (English, German, Chinese, Italian, Russian, Arabic)
  • Scuba diving tours by dhoni for both beginners and experienced divers. House reef night dives. Fluorescence dives.
  • Manta snorkeling at world-famous Hanifaru Bay (seasonal) 15 minutes by speedboat. Manta on-call snorkeling trips to Hanifaru Bay
  • Snorkeling excursion to various reefs with different scenery
  • Dry snorkeling trips with a glass-bottom boat.
  • Daily activities with the Watersports Centre
  • Private sandbank excursions with hospitality services
  • Water sports: jet-ski, parasail, wakeboard, water-ski, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, SUP, sea bob and X jet blade
  • Big game sport fishing using up to 8 lines. Different types of fishing such as popping, casting and trolling are offered on a dedicated fishing boat
  • Traditional sunset fishing trip for the entire family to enjoy the catch next day over lunch.

Facilities and services:

  • Butler Service
  • Buggy service
  • Devarana Spa: 8 Treatment rooms (6 elevated treatment villas among the coconut trees)
  • Hot and cold Jacuzzi / Sauna / Steam Room
  • Swimming pool: Outdoor private pools / main infinity pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Kids Club with tree house and large outdoor play area
  • Island Shop / Spa Boutique Shop
  • Yoga Pavilion with resident yoga instructor
  • Two Floodlit Tennis Courts
  • In-Villa Dining (06:00 to 23:00 hours)
  • Borderless Dining
  • Interactive TV’s
  • Wireless internet access throughout guestrooms / Public Area
  • Bicycles per villa
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Reading Areas: Outlets / Hammocks around the island
  • Daily activities including Thai Cooking Lessons, Yoga Classes, Nature Walk , Wine Tasting, Cocktail-making Classes and Behind-The-Scenes tours
  • Activity Centre and Conservation Programmes
  • Seaplane / boat rental / transfers
  • Laundry Services
  • Fitness Trail
  • Medical Service with doctor on call 24 hours
  • Sunset Cruises around the island
  • Badminton court
  • Babysitting
  • Photography studio and services
  • Fully-equipped dive & water sports centre run by Ocean Dive & Sports Centre
  • Activity Centre and Conservation Programmes; – Full time Sustainability and CSR Manager working on various projects

Good to Know

Marine-life sightings

The Maldives is home to some of the planet’s most diverse marine life. South Ari Atoll is well-known for having a year-round population of whale sharks and active pods of dolphins.

In the North Male Atoll, there are so many manta rays that it’s sometimes possible to see them from the air as your seaplane glides past Manta Point. For a real thrill, the Rasdhoo Atoll is one of the only places in the world that can offer Hammerhead shark dives.

Meanwhile, most resort house reefs are home to endangered sea turtles, rays, colorful fish and reef sharks.

Due to varying sea and weather conditions, it is sometimes possible that you will not see any marine animals during excursions. This occurrence is due to the unpredictability of nature and is not under the resort’s control.

Only guided fishing is allowed during scheduled excursion activities. Please contact the Dive Centre for more information.

Dress Code

The dress code on the island is casual during the day and smart casual for dinner in the restaurants. Please cover up swimwear when entering the restaurants and bars and follow the guidelines on display.

Men are asked to wear sleeved shirts for dinner. Sunbathing topless and swimming nude are strictly prohibited. Out of respect for local customs, guests should cover their shoulders and knees while visiting local islands or Malé city.

Drone Policy

As per Dusit Thani Maldives’ policy, please note that to protect the privacy and security of guests and for the safety of seaplane traffic, the use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles is strictly forbidden within or above the resort area boundaries.

Meal Plans

We offer various meal plans to suit all your dining needs: Bed & Breakfast is for guests who have selected to dine on an à la carte basis for lunch and dinner.

Half Board includes breakfast and dinner in The Main Restaurant only (buffet selection).

Half Board Dine Around includes breakfast and dinner in all outlets including a la carte restaurants.

Full Board includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in all outlets.

Pure Indulgence includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in all outlets including soft beverages and selection of alcoholic drinks.

If you wish to upgrade your meal plan, please contact reception.