- Spacious villas with contemporary Thai and Maldivian architecture
- A variety of spa services make it easy to unwind after a day in the water
- Seasonal manta ray snorkeling trips in the world-famous Hanifaru Bay
- Guided leisure dives, PADI courses, and adventures like fluorescent night diving
Just a short boat ride from Baa Atoll’s spectacular dive sites and the world-famous manta rays of Hanifaru bay, Dusit Thani is a diver’s paradise. This private island’s luxurious and exclusive environment and stunning facilities make it feel like it’s own little world. Romantic, secluded, and the epitome of Maldivian style, this destination is perfect for getting away from it all.
About Dusit Thani Maldives
The Maldives is positively brimming with luxury resorts. So, what makes Dusit Thani different? This spectacular property, part of the world famous Dusit Thani chain of resorts, is renowned for its world class service and hospitality. With its wide variety of packages geared toward divers, spa fanatics, and sun worshipers, there's a little something for everyone, no matter who you're traveling with. Luxurious offerings include gourmet chef-prepared meals, butler service, and concierge-style scuba diving.
Just a short seaplane or speedboat ride from Malé, the Dusit Thani resort is located in the heart of the UNESCO Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. This protected marine park is home to some of the Maldives’ most famous residents - whale sharks and manta rays. Dusit Thani's dive expeditions are led by an expert team of PADI pros. And, with daily activities like snorkeling and glass-bottom boat adventures, even non-divers in your group are sure to have the time of their lives.
Explore the resort
You're going to love the food at Dusit Thani. This resort's executive chef offers up an ever-changing menu of Thai, Indian, and international dishes at each of the property's restaurants. If you prefer something more intimate, private meals can be prepared, including a floating breakfast in your plunge pool or a "borderless" custom dinner for two anywhere on the island. This resort’s spa services take relaxation to a whole different level. Whether you prefer a massage, facial, body treatment, or a luxurious package including all three, you're guaranteed an unforgettable experience. Best of all, spa services include the use of the resort's fabulous sauna, steam room, and shaded pool.
If you're hoping to soak up some sun, you're in for a treat. The Dusit Thani resort is home to the region's largest infinity pool and plenty of loungers to go around. This property also includes tennis courts, a fitness center, and tons of daily activities to choose from. Thai cooking lessons, yoga, guided nature hikes, wine tastings, cocktail-making classes, and behind-the-scenes tours can be arranged on request. Plus, each villa features bicycles and buggy transfers to help you explore the property. Families traveling with children can make use of the resort's kids club, featuring complimentary all-day activities and events designed for ages 3 to 12.
Diving at Dusit Thani
Dusit Thani's PADI 5 star dive centre offers multiple dives every day from its dhonis, with larger boats available for group rental. The resort is situated just minutes from some of the region's best diving and snorkeling sites, including Hanifaru Bay. But, if you're new to diving or don't enjoy being on a boat, you'll find plenty of action on the resort's house reef. On-site activities include world-class snorkeling, night dives, and fluorescence dives. Full equipment rental is available, and licensed nitrox divers can enjoy complimentary enriched air to maximize their time underwater. If you're interested in beginning or continuing your dive education, this property offers a variety of PADI courses in multiple languages, including Chinese and Arabic. Options include kids classes like Bubblemaker (suitable for children as young as 8), Open Water certification, and even advanced courses like Rescue Diver and specialties.
Diving in the Maldives is all about the big stuff. This region is famous for up close and personal encounters with marine megafauna like whale sharks, manta rays, and other large pelagics. Nearby Hanifaru Bay is one of the best-known places on the planet to observe reef mantas performing their rarely seen cyclone feeding behavior. But, Baa Atoll has plenty to offer more intrepid divers, too. Sites in this area include plunging walls, stunning pinnacles, and powerful ocean currents. It’s a great place to try your hand at drift diving, visit your very first cleaning station, or explore the underwater world below 30 metres. Crystal-clear visibility and a vibrant backdrop of coral make this a great place to practice your wide-angle photography skills as well.
- This resort is housed on a private island, so you'll coordinate your arrival by seaplane or speedboat. No matter which option you choose, get ready for some of the region's most impressive views along the way.
- Non-divers in your group can enjoy watersports like guided snorkeling, glass-bottom boat tours, and big game fishing. Other activities offered include jet-skiing, windsurfing, and paddle boarding.
- Want to make the most of your trip to Hanifaru? Timing your visit around the full moon and new moon gives you the best chance for spotting the region’s famous manta rays and whale sharks.
Diving in Baa Atoll
Whale sharkYear round
Manta RaysYear round
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Ghost pipefishYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-star resort
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air Diver, DPV Specialty