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Dusit Thani Maldives blends graceful Thai hospitality with the unparalleled luxury setting of the Maldives. Encircled by white sandy beaches, a stunning 360 degree house reef full of marine life and a turquoise lagoon, this luxury resort on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first and only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city, Malé, or a 25-minute domestic flight and 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Airport.The natural beauty of the Maldives forms the perfect backdrop for the facilities and activities on offer. Guests can dive and snorkel, swim in one of the Maldives’ largest infinity pools, retreat to the award-winning Devarana Spa with elevated treatment rooms among the coconut trees, or dine at one of our restaurants before heading back to the comfort of our Thai-inspired villas and residences.Upon arrival at Malé International Airport, guests are graciously welcomed by our airport representatives and escorted to a special airport lounge, where an array of complimentary refreshments and light snacks await. Paradise is then only a short flight away.


Set on an enchanting private island in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, Hurawalhi Island Resort is much like your relationship: it is a perfect match of serenity and excitement, comfort and adventure; it stirs up your every atom with an intricate blend of intimacy and thrill.It is at Hurawalhi that you can fill your days with an unsparing amount of extraordinaires, your mind with wonder, and your heart with romance. The 90-villa, adults-only luxury resort is as brilliant as the ocean that laps against its beaches and more magnificent than any island you have visited. You can swoon over photos of the Maldives, but nothing will prepare you for the beautiful blend of barefoot bliss and contemporary design found at Hurawalhi.


Amazing turquoise waters, soft white sand, swaying coconut trees and beautiful tropical flowers. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort in the North Male Atoll is the perfect spot for a honeymoon, anniversary – or to just spend time together as a couple or a family. Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, you can enjoy peace and togetherness, while we take care of everything else with our signature hospitality. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that you will want to reprise – again and again.


White sands, crystal waters and gold sunshine feature at the luxurious Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa on the private Furanafushi Island. At Shine Spa for Sheraton, enjoy treatments like facials and full body massage. Free WiFi is available.Mixing traditional Maldivian decor and modern furnishings, all the air-conditioned guestrooms enjoy views of the garden, beach or sea. All are equipped with a flat-screen TV with Chinese channels and minibar. The en suite bathrooms have either a shower or bathtub, slippers and dental kit. Chinese tea is also provided. 24-hour room service is also available.


Velassaru Maldives offers luxurious beachfront and over-water accommodation with uninterrupted ocean views. It features a wide range of water and adventure sports, as well as sunset cruises and yoga classes.Guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments in over-water pavilions, or hop on a Maldivian boat and watch the crew demonstrate traditional fishing methods. Resort facilities include a fitness centre, tennis court and infinity pool with the view of the beach and the ocean. Chinese speaking staff is available for assistance.

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  1. Bis Keemiya (Samosa)

  2. Imagine a curry puff had a ménage a trois with a samosa and a spring roll, and you’re halfway to what a bis keemiya is. Stuffed with gently sautéed, shredded cabbage, hardboiled eggs and spiced onions, the pastry is light and flaky, and delightfully chewy. They’re also way too easy to make for something this tasty. New party snack anyone? Try this recipe and you'll see why they're an impressive and easy treat.

  3. Boshi Mashuni (Banana Flower Salad)

  4. Somewhere between a salad and a salsa, boshi mashuni is a blend of shredded, blanched (but still crunchy) banana flowers, fresh coconut and spices. It’s zingy with lime, hot with onion and Maldivian chilli (you can of course use regular chillies, just make sure they’re hot ones like bird’s eyes), with a savoury background thanks to curry leaves, turmeric and cumin. Find the recipe here and be blown away by the fact that it’s also pretty much a health food, which frankly feels irrelevant with something this gorgeous to eat.

  5. Garudhiya (Fragrant Fish Soup)

  6. If you’re a fan of miso or dashi, then you definitely need to give this recipe a go. It’s a traditional Maldivian fish soup spiked with spices and citrus. Fresh tuna is the primary component, providing that all-important umami flavour to the soup. Cubes of fish are cooked up with water and curry leaves, onion, garlic and chilli, and then the whole lot is seasoned with crunchy fried onions and a spritz of lime. It’s ridiculously simple, but somehow manages to be both the perfect winter-warmer and clean, fresh soup for summer. How? Maldivian magic, and you'll find it in this recipe here.

  7. Huni Roshi (Chapati Bread)

  8. Given its close proximity to Sri Lanka, where pol roti is a staple, it makes sense that the Maldives would have its own version of coconut bread. Huni roshi are flatbreads flecked with coconut which are fried until crisp on the outside and soft and chewy within (if you’re lucky they’ll even puff up like a pitta when you fry them). The coconut lends both texture and gentle flavour. Serve these (find the recipe here) alongside all of the above.

  9. Saagu Bondibai (Sago Pudding)

  10. When was the last time you had sago? The 1940s? Same here. But in the Maldives, these little starchy spheres are a major component of people’s diets, derived as they are from the spongy cores of tropical palm stems. As soon as you try saagu bondibai, you’ll see why sago is still so popular in Maldivian households. Warmed with coconut milk, cardamom and rose, and laced with creamy condensed milk, it’s the kind of dessert you could drink by the bucket-load if only that wasn’t a hideous thing to do (we won’t tell anyone if you won’t). Try it for yourself with this recipe here, and you'll see what we mean.

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