Dusit International expands in the Maldives

25th Jan 2012
Dusit International expands in the Maldives

Dusit International has confirmed the opening of Dusit Thani Maldives on 6 February 2012. Surrounded by a vibrant 360-degree coral reef and turquoise lagoon, this island property features pearl white sandy beaches and a rich landscape of verdant vegetation.  Dusit Thani Maldives is considered a landmark addition to this fast expanding brand.

“Dusit Thani Maldives will elevate the brand to a new level “, says Mr. Chanin Donavanik, CEO of Dusit International.  “This property represents a milestone in our strategic expansion plans.  As we gain momentum in the region, we look forward to advancing the guest experience throughout our group of hotels and resorts”

Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Dusit Thani Maldives is 35-minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé,  Blending Maldivian architecture with Thai artistry, the 100-villa resort features Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa, uniquely elevated above a grove of coconut palm trees.  The resort’s centrepiece is the expansive infinity swimming pool, the largest in the Maldives, a full 750 square metres designed around an ancient banyan tree.  Dusit Thani Maldives is an ideal haven to explore the marine biodiversity of Baa Atoll, the first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the country.

The resort’s 100 villas and residences are sanctuaries for relaxation furnished with the latest technology.  Beach Villas offer 141m2 of comfortable living space, many complete with private pools. Lagoon Villas (151m2) feature a private deck area and plunge pool, offering a combination of beach and lagoon access. 

The Ocean Villas offer 184m2 with decks featuring private pools and salas, large day beds and deck chairs.  The most prestigious accomodations are the premium two-bedroom Ocean Pavilions (375m2) and Beach Residences (564m2) which have large swimming pools and indoor and outdoor dining areas. With stunning ocean views and a focus on sustainable cuisine, three restaurants and two bars cater to your culinary cravings. 


Guests can visit many dive sites of Baa Atoll, such as the spectacular Hanifaru Huraa, a seasonal feeding ground for manta rays and whale sharks. Our guides can lead you to an underwater world of sea turtles, eagle rays and a variety of reef fish and corals.  In addition there is a 360-degree living house reef just off shore.


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