Dusit International Debuts in the Maldives
Located on Mudhdhoo Island, Dusit Thani Maldives is a 35-minute seaplane ride from the International Airport and a 10-minute speedboat ride from the new domestic airport. The resort is scheduled to open in December.
The lush tropical surroundings are fringed by white sand beaches and a turquoise lagoon, creating the impression of a castaway haven. Upon arriving at the spacious lobby, with its wooden ceilings handmade by Maldivian artisans, guests will find an intimate and natural environment inspired by both classic and contemporary Thai artistry.
Complemented by top-of-the-line amenities, including the new Body Remedies luxury line – the world’s first resort to feature this new range from famed Molton Brown – the 100-villa resort privides comfort and relaxation for guests. Beach Villas offer 122m2 of comfortable living space, many complete with private pools. Lagoon Villas (128m2) feature a private deck area and plunge pool, offering a combination of beach and lagoon access. The Ocean Villas offer 178m2 with decks featuring private pools and salas, large day beds and deck chairs. The most prestigious accomodations are the premium two-bedroom Beach Residences and Ocean Pavilions, which have large swimming pools, indoor and outdoor dining areas and pantries.
All villas are completed with modern amenities, such as a 46” LED television, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), complimentary WiFi internet access, an MP3 docking station with BOSE surround system, an in-room bar with a selection of gourmet items, a wine cooler with a customisable selection of wines, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making facilities.
The resort’s contemporary all-day-dining restaurant, Market, offers classic favourites, light lunch options and an international buffet breakfast. Perched over the azure lagoon, Benjarong, the signature Dusit Thani restaurant, offers classic Thai cuisine with a modern twist. The Sea Grill restaurant serves the freshest ocean offerings plus high-quality steaks and grilled items at its relaxed beachside setting.
Sala Bar, on the second level of Benjarong, provides a serene chill-out zone for hand-mixed cocktails, such as a lemongrass or Thai basil mojito, while watching the sunset or stargazing through the lounge telescope. Sand Bar is a sociable alternative for evening cocktails to the backdrop of dance beats courtesy of the in-house DJ. The underground wine cellar offers fine vintages from all over the world.
Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani Maldives is a wellness escape featuring signature treatments, including massages, facial, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures. Its six tree-top treatment pods are accessed by a winding staircase leading up through the palm trees. In addition, two treatment rooms are located at ground level alongside the Devarana Reception Area.
The resort’s centrepiece is its 750m2 infinity swimming pool created around a shapely central Cyprus tree.
Guests can also enjoy diving and various watersports, such as snorkeling, kite surfing, water skiing, canoeing, fishing or wake boarding. Known for frequent sightings of dolphins and turtles, Mudhdhoo Island is located near the UNESCO biosphere zone of Hanifaru Huraa. The resident Marine Biologist will provide activities to educate guests about the local environment.
Dusit Thani Maldives also offers a fully equipped Fitness Centre with personal trainer and yoga instructor available, a children’s play area and club facility, a library, internet workstations and a selection of boutiques.
The completion of Dusit Thani Maldives will mark another landmark for Dusit International. According to CEO Mr Chanin Donavanik: “Our first foray into the Maldives is a very exciting addition to our growing portfolio and represents a milestone for the Dusit brand. The resort will combine the rich flavour of Thai hospitality with the stunning tropical beauty of the Maldives.”
About Dusit Thani Maldives
Located on the breathtaking Mudhdhoo Island, Northwest of Malé, this exquisite resort, scheduled to open early 2012, will feature 46 Beach Villas; two Beach Residences; 30 Lagoon Villa with Pools; 20 Ocean Villas with Pools and two Ocean Pavilions, with extensive facilities including a 750-sqm swimming pool, (the largest in the Maldives), and pool bar; over-water and grill restaurants;
About Dusit International
Dusit International has gained more than 60 years experience in the hotel and hospitality field. Founded in 1948 by Honorary Chairperson, Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, whose first hotel was the Princess on Bangkok's New Road; Dusit has since acquired a unique portfolio of deluxe hotels, building upon Thai culture and tradition to create a personalised welcome for all guests, made distinctive under the Dusit brand promise: the delivery of an ‘experience that enlivens the individual spirit no matter what the journey.’
Dusit International comprises five hotel brands: Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts, Dusit’s second generation dusitD2 hotels & resorts, Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts, Dusit Devarana Hotels & Resorts, and Dusit Residence Serviced Apartments. It also operates its own signature Devarana Spa.
Dusit Thani Hotels & Resorts:
Dusit Thani Bangkok
Dusit Thani Hua Hin
Dusit Thani Pattaya
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai
dusitD2 hotels & resorts:
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Dusit Princess Hotels & Resorts:
Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Bangkok
Dusit Princess Korat
Royal Princess Larn Luang, Bangkok
Royal Princess Chiang Mai
Pathumwan Princess, MBK Centre, Bangkok
Bel-Aire Princess, Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Grand China Princess, Chinatown, Bangkok
Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo
Dusit Thani Manila
United Arab Emirates:
Dusit Thani Dubai
Dusit Residence Dubai Marina
Pearl Coast Premier Hotel Apartments, Dubai
Dusit Thani Dilmunia Bahrain
Dusit Thani Sanya
Dusit Devarana New Delhi
Dusit Devarana Jaipur
Dusit Devarana Rishikesh
Dusit Thani Goa
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Dusit Thani Maldives, Mudhdhoo, Baa Atoll
Dusit Thani Jeddah
Dusit Devarana - Phang Nga
United Arab Emirates:
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
United States of America:
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