Resort’s ‘Dusit Safeeru’ (Cultural Ambassadors) have been trained to take the Maldivian experience to another level by sharing knowledge of the country’s culture, history, environment and cuisine in special activities designed to create long-lasting memories for international visitors.
Dusit Thani Maldives, a luxury Thai-inspired resort on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, has introduced a new range of local experiences specially created to give guests a deeper understanding of the country and its unique heritage, customs and traditions.
As part of the initiative, 10 of the resort’s local employees have been appointed as Dusit Safeeru (cultural ambassadors). Each Dusit Safeeru completed a series of lessons in history and culture with renowned Maldivian scholars and local elders before joining together to create several activities which guests can join to learn fascinating facts about the Maldives.
The activities include, amongst others, a complimentary sunset cruise to learn more about the various surrounding islands, spot dolphins and flying fish, and discover the lesser-known features of traditional dhoni boats; a weekly cultural interactive presentation about Mudhdhoo island and the history, culture and music and sports scene of the Maldives; a Maldivian Fisherman Night featuring the country’s best-loved dishes, such as Valho Mas, with a workshop on how to enjoy locally grown, and famously hot, Mirus chilli (which has a Scoville heat grading of around 250,000). The latter will also feature a Bodu Beru drumming session with local musicians. Dusit Safeeru will be on hand to explain the meaning of the songs.
Dusit Safeeru after the Bodu Beru Performance