Luxurious Festive Celebrations at Dusit Thani Maldives

Pearls of the Sea

Embrace year-end festivities on Mudhdhoo Island, the home of Dusit Thani Maldives. Unravel the best of the festive excitement and delightful moments with celebrations highlighting music, dance, fireworks and cuisine. Standing on the threshold of an old year, gift yourself and your loved ones, an unforgettable holiday retreat entailing the following festive extravaganzas:

Incredible global entertainment    

  • Sébastien and Lydia, a Canadian duo will captivate you with Sébastien’s Robichaud guitar and piano performances in combination with Lydia Ferland singing powers.
  • Enjoy special traditional Maldivian dances from a local Boduberu group

Experience Innovative Festive Dining    

  • Borderless beachfront BBQ dining and sunset cruises with cocktails and canapes.
  • Themed degustation dinners including Spice Route, Thai Full Moon Dinner, Arabian Night, Pirates Treasure, Taste of Asia and International with BBQ Night.
  • Interactive bubbly & nougat tasting sessions, cocktail making, festive afternoon tea and Thai cooking classes throughout the festive period.

The festive dining supplement for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve is priced at USD 300 net and USD 450 net respectively on per person basis. It includes special dinner arrangements and entertainment.

The Market

The Market, Dusit Thani Maldives
The Market, Dusit Thani Maldives

Experience palate-pleasing perfection at The Market where diners can kick start their day with an authentic feast the span across the globe. This self-serve full breakfast buffet includes everything from East to West, complimented with a variety of fresh seasonal fruits and a classic selection of pastries. Return here for exciting themed buffet dinners in an unmatched Maldivian setting.





Benjarong, Dusit Thani Maldives
Benjarong, Dusit Thani Maldives

Benjarong, our signature Thai restaurant serves authentic Royal Thai cuisine in a unique space that fuses contemporary style with traditional Thai designs. With recipes that have been passed down over generations, Benjarong brings the best flavours and tastes of Thailand to Maldives.





Sea Grill

Sea Grill, Dusit Thani Maldives
Sea Grill, Dusit Thani Maldives

Immerse yourself in the finest fusion of land and sea at Sea Grill! Feast on fresh seafood and steaks grilled to perfection, accompanied by side dishes from around the world, Relax by the poolside setting overlooking the breathtaking beauty of the ocean. A glass wine cellar offers the finest selection from vineyards around the globe.





Sand Bar

Sand Bar, Dusit Thani Maldives
Sand Bar, Dusit Thani Maldives

The Sand Bar is the perfect place to have a drink on a sun lounger or indulge in some tempting snacks while gazing out over the ocean. Situated alongside the infinity pool – one of the largest in the Maldives – treat yourself to a sunset aperitif before dinner or groove to the mesmerising musical tunes of the live band.





Sala Bar

Sala Bar, Dusit Thani Maldives
Sala Bar, Dusit Thani Maldives

At Sala Bar, romance comes alive! Watch the sunset whilst enjoying a selection of delicious canapés or stargaze over the sea whilst our mixologists makes you a sensational refreshment. Gather with friends or fellow guests to toast with a signature Thai cocktail, enjoying attentive service and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.






Borderless Dining

Borderless Dining, Dusit Thani Maldives
Borderless Dining, Dusit Thani Maldives

The Borderless Dining concept at Dusit Thani Maldives presents guests with dining options in unbelievable settings, featuring sumptuous menus designed to suit every occasion. Exquisite settings offer sweeping views of Indian Ocean, immersing guests in a truly multi-sensory dining experience. Carefully crafted dishes and innovative beverages complete the magical experience.





Festive Entertainment: Lydia & Sebastien

Sebastien Robichaud and Lydia Ferland, Dusit Thani Maldives
Sebastien Robichaud and Lydia Ferland

Sebastien Robichaud and Lydia Ferland is a talented Canadia duo from Montreal. Composed of Lydia, leading in vocals and Sebastien guitarist, pianist and vocals. They offer a repertory of more than 300 songs in different languages and styles that varies from lounge, jazz, folk, rock and pop.

The warm and enchanting voice of Lydia and the catchy melodies of Sebastien, charm guests throughout the world. The duo has also gained a solid reputation in various luxury establishments.

Sand Bar: Every night from 18:00 – 22:30

Dusit Thani Maldives wins Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award

Dusit Thani Maldives, a Thai-inspired 5-star luxury resort, recently won, for the second year running, the coveted Gold medal in the luxury hotel/resort category of the prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan Awards.

Arranged by US-based publication Travel Weekly, an influential B2B news resource for the travel industry, The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a unique panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. Entries do not compete with one another, instead, they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the extensive experience of Travel Weekly.

Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – Dusit Thani Maldives comprises 94 luxury villas set on stilts overlooking pristine white sands and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Ocean Villa Terrace, Dusit Thani Maldives
Ocean Villa Terrace, Dusit Thani Maldives

Guests can dive and snorkel, swim in the oversized infinity swimming pool or indulge in a serene treatment at one of Devarana Spa’s treetop treatment pods. Gastronomes, meanwhile, are well catered for at the resort’s five award-winning restaurants and bars, including the signature Thai-inspired restaurant, Benjarong, which serves modern interpretations of classic Thai dishes in a stunning setting right over the water.

Joachim Schuette, General Manager at Dusit Thani Maldives, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award for the second year running, as it truly highlights our continuous commitment to enhancing our resort and creating even more memorable experiences for our guests.”

Dusit Thani Maldives Launches Maldives’ First Official Free-Diving Centre

Dusit Thani Maldives takes pride in launching the first official and internationally approved free-diving centre in the Maldives, an incredible addition to the selection of water sports available at the resort.

Free-diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on the diver’s ability to hold his or her breath until resurfacing without the use of scuba gear. Besides experiencing the tranquility of underwater kingdom, there are various health and fitness benefits attributed to this unique diving activity.

Dusit Thani Maldives’ free-dive centre has joined

Aerial view, Dusit Thani Maldives
Aerial view, Dusit Thani Maldives

forces with Apnea Total, a globally renowned free-diving organisation. The Apnea Total Free-diving Education System and Standards are followed at the centre and guests will be provided Apnea Total certifications that are recognized worldwide.

Resort guests will train under the supervision of highly experienced free-dive instructors who have themselves worked and trained under record-holding free-divers. Additionally, the centre boasts world-class CRESSI equipment and the rental cost of these is included in the course price.

Free-Diving Centre, Dusit Thani Maldives
Free-Diving Centre, Dusit Thani Maldives

The center offers all levels of Apnea Total courses: Free-Diver Basic, Advanced Free-Diver, and Free-Diving Master, each lasting 2 days, 3 days and up to 5 weeks respectively. The Basic course will equip guests to dive safely and comfortably down to 20 meters on a single breath and the Advanced course equips guests to dive down to 40 metres below sea level.

According to Thanos Lionsatos, Director of Sales and Marketing, “Free-diving is a phenomenal watersport to offer guests at the resort, especially when we are blessed with such stunning marine biodiversity due to being located within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This new initiative is a reflection of our continued pursuit of expanding our portfolio of guest services at Dusit Thani Maldives.”

World Luxury Hotel Award 2014 goes to Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives has won the Luxury Water Villa Resort category at the eighth annual World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014, held at The Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

Established in 2006, the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards celebrates excellence in the luxury hotel sector and rewards establishments who deliver and uphold the standards of international luxury. Over 1,000 hotels from 145 countries were nominated to participate in the awards this year.

The results are based upon online voting by international tour operators, travel agents and hotel guests on a country and global basis. Entrants are judged on service delivery and effective management, and each nominated property was provided with a dedicated voting page on the awards’ website.

According to Thanos Lionsatos, Director of Sales and Marketing “It is a matter of immense pride to have received this honour from the World Luxury Hotel Awards. This is a testimony to the fact that we strive for excellence in catering to the needs of the discerning luxury market. This latest accolade encourages us to bring even more innovation to the guest experience here at the resort.”

Water Villa with Pool, Dusit Thani Maldives
Water Villa with Pool, Dusit Thani Maldives

With a unique combination of beach and lagoon access, all Water Villas at Dusit Thani Maldives provide an unmatched luxurious escape. The villas hang on stilts, allowing for breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – the Maldives’ first ever UNESCO biosphere reserve — Dusit Thani Maldives blends gracious Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives. The luxury island resort comprises 94 villas encircled by white sandy beaches, a stunning 360 degree house reef and a turquoise lagoon.

Guests can dive and snorkel, swim in the Maldives’ largest infinity swimming pool or indulge in a serene treatment at one of Devarana Spa’s treetop treatment pods. The sensory pleasures of dining are well-catered for, including at the signature Benjarong restaurant, where fine over-water dining is paired with authentic Thai cuisine.