A new year has begun and with that, a lot of hopes and expectations. One of my (few) New Year’s resolutions is to visit more exotic destinations around the world – one of them could be Maldives, which I had the pleasure of experiencing for the first time last summer. If you’re planning to go (and you should, before it’s too late!), you need to stay at the luxurious Dusit Thani resort for at least a night. Welcome to paradise in its purest form.
I wrote about Dusit Thani in Maldives several times before. Staying there was one of the highlights of my 2016 travel agenda, and I’d recommend it to anyone who craves total relaxation, comfort and of course, beautiful surroundings. Cause truth is: Maldives is an expensive travel destination (Dusit Thani is no exception), but if you’re willing to pay for it, it’s an experience who only few will get the chance to enjoy.
The resort is nestled on a lush island called Mudhdhoo Island, just 35 minutes by sea plane from the capital Malé. We arrived by speed boat though, as this is also an option from the domestic airport of Baa Atoll (the Southern part of Maldives).
Mudhdhoo Island is quite small, encircled by white sandy beaches and a turquoise lagoon. Basically how you’d expect a Maldivian island to be. A holiday here isn’t about experiencing and exploring, but relaxing and enjoying life, and a 3-4 night’s stay would be appropriate. Sporty types can benefit from Dusit Thani’s many offers like daily yoga sessions, a fitness center, a diving center and free bikes, which will get you from A-B. My personal favorite though, was the morning yoga classes and the diving – Baa Atoll is home to Maldives’ first and only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, so diving here is an absolute must. Afterwards, you can enjoy a treatment at the treetop spa or swim in one of Maldives’ largest infinity pools.
Dining at Dusit Thani Maldives is an exceptional experience as well. There are not so many options obviously, but why would you need them if you have several restaurants including one of Maldives’ best at your hands? Barefoot luxury meets fine dining – a very appealing combination.
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