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Thai Grace In Paradise

July 7, 2016  | Dusit Thani Maldives | By Maldives Tour Operators - OV Holidays
Is it possible to take one vacation to learn about the culture of two countries?
Thai Grace In Paradise

Go to Dusit Thani Maldives and you will find that it is! The Dusit Thani chain, meaning ‘City in Heaven’ is a fabulous place to get acquainted with authentic Thai cuisine and a Thai spa experience. And since you are in the Maldives, you will experience the Maldivian flavor and holiday style to the absolute fullest as well. 

Dusit Thani - Thai international hotel chain

Dusit Thani Maldives Resort Island Mudd is famous among snorkelers to the Baa Atoll. It is a 35 minute seaplane flight from the Malé International Airport, so the first relaxing impressions of the Maldives you get is in the air. What a sight you are treated to!

The view from the flight window just minutes before landing

What is special about the Baa Atoll? It is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Hanifaru Bay can be found here where the seasonal bloom of Plankton feeds the Manta rays, turtles and whale sharks. You can also swim into numerous underwater caves here.

The Gorgeous Maldives – A Thai Friendly Place

When you first arrive at the Dusit Thani Maldives, there is an overwhelming desire to want to stay here as long as possible. This island is stunningly beautiful and the service – first class! The staff on the island are friendly and courteous. 

Gifts from the resort in every room

Bathroom overlooking beach in the inner courtyard with an open air rain shower

Dusit Thani is included in the ‘gold’ collection of Maldivian hotels. Here you will get value for money.

Every guest at Dusit Thani will find accommodation that they like: beachfront villas with ocean views, water villas on stilts over the lagoon and large family pavilions.

Tourists who travel to the Maldives for the first time often have trouble deciding on which villa to choose – the ones on the water or the beach. So we advise you to spend a few days on the beach and a few days on the water. 

Which villas to choose from? Beach villa or Water villa?

The water villas on Dusit Thani are connected to the island by a wooden bridge. So guests can enjoy not only the panoramic view of the ocean, but also direct access to the water and the beach with tropical greenery as well!

Water villas - Dusit Thani Maldives

Familiarity with manta rays and sea turtles

If you want to see the diversity of the underwater world of the Indian ocean, Dusit Thani is the best place to do so. Whether you want to dive with diving equipment or just snorkel with a mask, you can expect a unique experience.

Guests can swim at a time convenient to them in the waters around the island, the home of a gorgeous coral reef. In addition, the famous Hanifaru Bay is only a 15 minute boat ride from the island where you can see manta rays, explore caves and are likely to see the giant (but harmless) whale sharks.

Giant Manta ray

In 2015 the Dusit Thani Resort opened the first free-diving center in the Maldives in collaboration with Apnea Total, the school of free diving. Anyone can be trained through courses and receive an international certificate.

Each guest receives a bike during their stay at the resort

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If you can force yourself to get out of the crystal-clear waters of the ocean (which is difficult to do at the resort- trust me, we tried!), you will find another set of fun activities to keep you busy on the island.

Just by one look you can never guess where the pool ends and where the ocean begins

Each guest at the resort receives a bicycle to enjoy some cycling. There is also a great gym, a good quality tennis court, and finally, the largest panoramic swimming pool (750 meters!) in the Maldives. In addition, you can also take yoga classes twice a day from an Indian yoga instructor. 

Yoga overlooking the ocean – A perfect start to the day

‘Garden in Heaven’: one of the best spas in the Maldives

What restful delights at the Dusit Thani Maldives! It’s a lovely way to unwind after all the activities at the resort, by visiting the Devarana Spa which means ‘Garden in Heaven’. 

Situated in the thicket of the tropical gardens on the island, the spa consists of eight pavilions, six of which are underground! We opted for the ‘ground’ which helps you to feel the full force of the healing and relaxing Thai massage.

A rejuvenating Thai massage

It was an hour spent in bliss. Be sure to try the traditional Thai massage at Dusit Thani Maldives if you get the chance. You will not regret it!

A bar set right on the Indian ocean

Dishes from around the world, and a master class in Thai cooking

Good news for those who like to take a break from cooking during the holidays. Resort Dusit Thani is one of the few in the Maldives that offer an all-inclusive package. You can choose just breakfast, half board and full board without alcoholic beverages. But there is an all-inclusive package that also includes alcoholic beverages. And by the way, unlike other tourist destinations in the Maldives, ‘all inclusive’ alcoholic drinks include local and international luxury brands.

How about a lobster dinner?

The restaurants

The resort has three restaurants and two bars:

Off the Market offers international cuisine. For breakfast, expect an extremely good buffet which includes a selection of western and oriental cuisine, fruit and pastries. In the evening, themed buffet dinners and à la carte menus are also available.

The Sea Grill is a beach grill restaurant located by the pool. Here, guests are invited to try out seafood dishes and meat cooked on the grill. There is also an excellent wine cellar where you can choose exclusive wines sources from the best vineyards in the world.

The wine cellar is open to be savoured

The Benjarong Thai restaurant is the place we loved the most. You can try exclusive Thai dishes such as soft shell crab, shrimp cakes and lobster made Thai style. With an open kitchen, you can even watch the food being prepared. 

You can watch your meal being prepared in the open kitchen

But that’s not all. If you want to learn how to cook the same masterpieces at home, attend a master class held by the chef. We prepared a set of three dishes and indeed, they turned out to be very tasty!

Induction by the Chef

The Dusit Thani resort has no minuses

Everything is spectacular here, the beautiful rooms, the impeccable service, and entertainment that is unparalleled. You must come see for yourself.

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On July 7, 2016

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Anjali Sivarajah

Anjali Sivarajah
We've recently returned from our mini-moon at The Dusit Thani Resort booked via OV Holidays - needless to say we had an absolutely fabulous time!!
Having already been through several travel agents trying to find the resort for us in the endless options in the Maldives, our destination Specialist Wasim was prompt in replies, easy to contact via email or phone and very good with suggestions on the basis of what we were looking for as well as finding us great deals which is what made us choose OV. Wasim subsequently left the company but this was not a problem with us being handed over to his successor without issues on when we needed to update our domestic connections due to a change of timing for our arrival flights.

We were received at Male on arrival by Barun who greeted us by name (which was really nice) and escorted us to the Dusit Thani counter only leaving once he was happy everything had been sorted out. And again he was there to receive us on the way back assisting us all the way through check in until we headed to the departure gates which was a lovely personalized touch. We would recommend OV holidays to anyone looking to book a holiday in the Maldives - this was by far one of our best experiences with a travel company - thank you so much!!
Apr 20, 2016

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