Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives

Featuring 52 water villas and 47 island rooms, the Dusit Thani Maldives is the first Thai-styled hotel in the area. The water villas come in 3 different styles, ranging from huge to enormous. Guests rave consistently and reviews are among the best in the Maldives, as you’d expect from a hotel company with the reputation Dusit Thani has earned.

The resort boasts the largest swimming pool in the Maldives at 750 square meters, and there are also tennis courts and a Kid’s Club, so this should be ideal for families. It’s among the more expensive private-island resorts as it opens so we expect big things.


The Dusit Thani Maldives Resort is located in Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, about 150 kilometers northwest of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.


30 Lagoon Villas with Pool

  • Beds: 1 kingsize
  • Area: 1,378 sq ft (128 m²)

20 Ocean Villas with Pool

  • Beds: 1 kingsize
  • Area: 1,916 sq ft (178 m²)
  • Spacious deck, private pool, large daybed and sala

2 Ocean Pavilions with Pool (2 bedrooms)

  • Beds: 2 kingsize
  • Area: 2,691 sq ft (250 m²)
  • Larger swimming pool
  • Indoor and outdoor dining facilities

47 Island suites and villas

Special room features

  • Wi-Fi: Complimentary
  • Entertainment system: Flatscreen TV, Bose surround sound, movies, music, games
  • Room service: Available
  • Nespresso machine with tea and coffee making facilities
  • iPod docking station
  • In-villa wine coolers


  • Low season online specials from US$900 per night
  • High season online specials from US$933 per night

*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$450 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Market (All Day Dining)
  • Benjarong (Signature Thai Restaurant)
  • Sea Grill (Seaside Grill Restaurant)
  • Sand Bar (Beach & Pool Bar)
  • Sala Bar (Signature Over-water Bar)

Resort features

  • 750 m² swimming pool – the largest in the Maldives
  • Beach service with sun loungers
  • Floodlit tennis courts
  • Children’s play area and club facility
  • Library and internet stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi around the island
  • Complimentary snorkeling equipment
  • Welcome lounge for arrival guests at MAT seaplane terminal
  • Island shop / boutique
  • Doctor available on site
  • Dive center
  • Marine biologist and active guest conservation programmes
  • Water sports
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Babysitting
  • Shuttle service


Fully equipped fitness studio with personal trainer & yoga instructor

Nearby activities

  • Island Hopping

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Dusit Thani Maldives Resort are excellent, with many experienced Maldives visitors saying this is now their favorite resort. The house reef gets very high marks from snorkelers and divers with each praising the amount of life on the reef but in coral and fish, and the large water villas and other rooms are also often cited as reasons to be cheerful.

The food in the restaurants gets raves from most, as does the service from the attentive staff and the little conveniences found throughout, including free use of bicycles to explore the resort. Of course there are some minor problems reported, as there are everywhere, but it seems that the staff and management are on top of them in a positive manor, so there is a lot to recommend here.

Getting there

To reach the Dusit Thani Maldives Resort you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff who will put you on a sea-plane for the 35-minute flight to the small island where the resort lies.

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Here’s a short promo video for the Dusit Thani Maldives Resort

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