Dusit Thani Maldives
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- In-villa check-in means not a moment of relaxation is wasted with paperwork
- The water sports center provides free snorkeling equipment
- Bikes are provided free of charge to explore the island
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night and 12 percent tax will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Seaplane schedules vary from day to day; you’ll be informed of your departure time upon arrival
- There's a children’s club and play area, but this is more of a honeymoon destination
- There aren’t any other islands nearby, so you’re limited to the resort’s restaurants
- Gala dinner charges are mandatory for guests staying during Christmas and New Year's Eve
- The Christmas Eve Gala Dinner will cost $300 per adult, $150 per child between 4 and 12 years old
- The New Year's Eve Gala Dinner will cost $450 per adult, $224 per child between 4 and 12 years old
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Surrounded by turquoise waters, the Dusit Thani in the stunning Baa Atoll is encircled by uninhabited islands, coral reefs and jaw-dropping marine life. Once on dry land you’ll find spacious villas decked out in white and blue to reflect the ocean, rustic wood pathways that cut through lush jungle, and the largest infinity pool in the Maldives. With villas dotted around the edge of the island and buildings nestled in the tree tops, the whole resort has a Robinson Crusoe feel, which is enhanced by secluded beaches. Meanwhile, in the guestrooms, Thai touches like artwork and silks add a hint of the Far East to this tropical idyll.
Bed and Bath
Most villas come with their own plunge pool (except the Beach Villa), outdoor shower, free WiFi, Apple Mac Mini with free movies, in-room bar, Nespresso machine and Molton Brown goodies in the bathrooms. The decor is upmarket beach-chic, with white linens, wood flooring, vaulted ceilings and natural details throughout. Once you’ve unpacked your bags, put on your swimsuit and started lounging by your own pool, reality seems deliciously far away.
With sealife on the doorstep, expect fresh fishy feasts on the menu at the resort’s restaurants. Choose from the signature Thai eatery Benjarong, which juts over the ocean and serves authentically spicy dishes like roast duck curry; the poolside Sea Grill for grilled seafood and sushi; the aptly named Sand Bar (the floor is covered in sand) for games and drinks; and the Market for breakfast and themed dinners (don’t miss the Maldivian set menu). There’s also a tennis court, gym and water sports center for kayaking, diving and snorkeling, and the sublime spa is nestled in a grove of coconut trees; indulge in a massage with a view in one of the six tree-top treatment pods.
In the Area
Situated 35 minutes from Malé by seaplane, the Dusit Thani takes over the whole island, but you can visit neighboring islands for snorkelling and diving trips. On landing in Malé, you’ll be whisked to a VIP lounge for refreshments and magazines to await your seaplane shuttle. The hotel offers excursions to Hanifaru Huraa, a nearby UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve renowned as a feeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks.
How to Get There
Very nice resort and there are many options we will review and start the rooms.
Where they have rooms above the water and coastal rooms and rooms over the sea and all the rooms are very clean and tidy and beautiful specifications excellent and special. Often there are private pools and there are full services such as coffee, tea and water where there are other accompanying services and requests for rooms. Room types suit all desires and there are large sizes depending on the desire of customers. There are three great restaurants in Amakan, such as a bar where they have juices and humidifiers, and there are places for entertainment where you can book all the services provided by the resort such as diving, snookerit, paragliding, parachute and other options. More care where there are some small insects that are necessary if the atmosphere is moist and trees are many, but they are not harmful. Eating in all the restaurants was very beautiful and very tasty and the services they provide in the restaurants are very beautiful and comfortable and I advise you to visit this resort and you should know that there are services that must be paid by flying to and from the resort as it must choose the means of transport either by water plane or from Through the internal airport and then to the water boats to reach the resort
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We had an amazing time at Dusit Thani for our honeymoon. The staff and location were above and beyond all our expectations. While there, we were extremely fortunate to be able to do the Manta Ray swim with 100+ giants! It was an unforgettable experience that we'll always cherish.
We stayed in an ocean villa with pool and the room and deck were much larger than expected. There was an amazing infinity pool and daybed and the stand alone tub in the bathroom was a nice touch. We spent a lot of time snorkelling right off our deck in the nearby reefs and saw an incredible assortment of tropical fish, a turtle, sharks and an octopus!
Our housecleaner Moobe did an amazing job keeping our room in tip-top shape and our butler Riyaz went the extra distance to accommodate us. I am a manual wheelchair user so travelling to exotic locations can always present challenges but Riyaz and the rest of the staff were able to overcome all obstacles!
We had a surreal experience at Dusit Thani - in the best sense possible. Everything throughout our stay was top quality, from the friendly and service minded staff, to the food, the decor and overall ambience.
We stayed in an Ocean villa and had lots of space for a family of four. The reef offering great snorkelling (gear is free of charge) was literally under our bungalow, so no need to spend time on transportation to get to a specific spot for that.
We enjoyed the bicycles provided (also free of charge) that took us on adventures around the island. The spa is located in the middle of the jungle - a perfect way to unwind. I believe the hotel was more or less fully booked during our stay, but still felt very calm and never crowded. No queues or waiting. Each villa get an assigned butler who will help any and all things, so real VIP treatment.
We recommend to get an all-inclusive package, given the prices for food and beverages are pretty high. Dusit's package has no limitations to a certain restaurant or buffet. Instead you can choose freely where and what to eat and drink from á la carte menus 24/7.
Our kids - 10 and 13 years old - are a bit too old for kids clubs (free of charge at Dusit), but even so they wanted to partake in some of the activities (dolphin cruise and a halloween event) since they were so carefully orchestrated.
All in all, we had a lovely stay and cannot recommend Dusit Thani enough.