Enough was enough. I couldn’t bare looking at photos of the Maldives on social media, billboards and on people’s phones, I had to get myself there and see what all the fuss was about!
The amazing team at Dusit Thani Maldives welcomed my sister and I with opens arms and made it their mission to send us back home having experienced something out of this world. Let’s face it, that was inevitable!
Arriving into Malé with flydubai Business well into the night, we spent the night walking the busy streets nibbling on street food and buying as many souvenirs as possible before heading back to our hotel for an early night. Up nice and early, we made our way back to Malé’s airport, where a Dusit Thani representative welcomed us and escorted us to the seaplanes. It was finally time to head over to the island.
Situated on Mudhdhoo Island in the Baa Atoll, with white sandy beaches and encircled by a turquoise lagoon, Dusit Thani Maldives was just a 35-minute flight from Malé by seaplane. Make sure you have your camera ready on the seaplane as you’ll lay eyes on breathtaking aerial sceneries.
Landing safely and docking to the side of the pier, a dozen people from the Dusit Thani Maldives team welcomed us with warm greetings and light refreshments. Onto the buggy and off to the concierge desk to check into our villa. Lush coconut palm trees are fringed by white sand beaches and a blue lagoon, creating the impression of a castaway haven. Upon arrival at the spacious lobby covered by wooden ceilings handcrafted by Maldivian artisans, we noticed an intimate and natural environment inspired by both classic and contemporary Thai artistry.
I present to you our incredible Two-Bedroom Family Beachside Villa covering a whopping 262 square metres. Designed ideally for families (we weren’t upset with the extra space that’s for sure), the villas offered a secluded communal enclave within a beautiful walled-in garden for utmost privacy.
With a spacious patio, outdoor dining pavilion, our own pool and a landscaped tropical garden, this villa provide a natural and relaxed haven for a super relaxing getaway.
You also have the option from the following: Beach Villa, Beach Villa with Pool, Water Villa with Pool, Ocean Villa with Pool, Ocean Pavilion, Beach Residence and Three Bedroom Private Beach Residence, as you can see, a lot of options!
After settling into our villa, unpacking and refreshing ourselves, we decided to grab some lunch at the resort’s signature Thai Restaraunt, Benjarong. If you love a little spice in your food, I highly recommend the beef! After devouring our delicious lunch, we headed to the water bar upstairs, Sala Bar, for some fresh cocktails as we caught some well-needed Vitamin D.
Since we’re on the topic of food and bars, Dusit Thani Maldives provides a variety of dining experiences that embody culinary artistry and relaxed barefoot luxury. You must definitely have dinner at Sea Grill for some fresh mouthwatering seafood, following by midnight drinks at Sand Bar where you can enjoy the comfort of walking around barefoot.
Surrounding the island perimeter, the living house reef is a snorkeller’s paradise ideal for discovering an underwater world just metres from the beach. Continuing on our Vitamin D intake, we threw on our snorkels, flippers and sunscreen before heading into the crystal clear water to explore the gorgeous reefs and marine life.
We spent the majority of our last day in one of the largest infinity pools in the Maldives with breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean.
My first, and definitely not the last, trip to the Maldives was short, sweet and unforgettable. A huge thank you to the hospitable team at Dusit Thani Maldives for having us and making sure we were well taken care of during our stay.
Until next time, Maldives!