The lavish green surrounding soothed my eyes as soon as I entered the main gate of Dusai Resort. Located in the heart of our tea-capital, near Moulovibazar city, this resort took my heart out as I almost choked in joy after discovering the exceptionally well-designed surroundings. Inaugurated in October 2013, I can assure that this resort is one of a kind in our country.
Inspired by the exquisite designs of the world-class resorts of Bali, Indonesia; Dusai embodies style, ingenuity and elegance. Starting from the attractive reception lounge to the deluxe cottages; the Jacuzzi to the infinity swimming pool; the Banana Leaf Restaurant to the hotel building- everything is in harmony with the nature. Use of woods, bamboos and straw to design the roofs of the special cottages make this resort more nature-friendly.
Once you enter any of the rooms of a deluxe cottage, you will find a touch of sophistication in every single element. The illuminating light shades, well-organised beds, exclusive bathroom fittings, an open balcony attached to an outdoor sauna - all these create a perfect holiday ambience.
Apart from the beautiful surrounding and charming cottages, Dusai contains an exclusive Thai Spa where the guests can de-stress themselves by enjoying the authentic spa experience. Along with all the delicacies mentioned above, this gorgeous resort offered me with a memorable culinary journey with their wide range of food items. While I gulped the well-cooked stuffed lobster for lunch, my husband savored the delightful taste of sea-food fried rice. If I am ever asked to rate the catering services of Dusai, I would not take a moment more to rate it 4 out of 5 at once!
As soon as the daylight faded away and I stepped outside my cottage, I could see a series of lanterns illuminating the pathways of the resort. There was a bar-b-q party going on and we could listen to soft music while walking through the resort's lanes. I forgot when I last saw a clear and dust-free sky in Dhaka but that night, I was mesmerised to stand under a sky full of millions twinkling stars and a half-hearted moon smiling at us. The sound of the crickets and the mild lights from the fireflies embellished the night.
However, as all good things come to an end, our trip ended with a simple breakfast buffet at Banana Leaf Restaurant. During our journey back to Dhaka, we realized how badly we needed this short yet invigorating vacation!
The writer is communication associate at South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) and can be reached at [email protected]