New champagne masterclasses, beach picnics & private dining available for guests at the luxurious Indian Ocean properties
Sun, sea, sand and sensational food – Anantara Hotels & Resorts knows that a sublime holiday setting needs to come hand in hand with delicious cuisine, and at the group’s three Maldivian properties – Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort , Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives– guests enjoy unparalleled dining experiences.
Whether travellers are looking to enjoy the latest luxury food experiences in this stunning Indian Ocean archipelago, or simply kick back on the pristine white sand with a chilled-out picnic, Anantara Maldives is the ultimate destination for guests who take their food and drink as seriously as their R&R.
Here are just a few experiences guests can look forward to this year:
Dining by Design
Anantara’s signature private dining concept is a must for guests looking for an intimate evening meal with their partner or family. At Anantara’s three luxurious properties in the Maldives, guests are able to choose from a choice of Dining by Design settings, which includes a romantic meal on a secluded beach lit with stars and lanterns.
At all three of the Anantara Maldives properties, guests can experience MOODHU MALAFAI, which translates from Dhivehi into English as the ‘floating beauty’ platform. The ‘floating beauty’ is a beautifully designed wooden deck, which sits on the calm surface of the shimmering lagoon, and provides the ultimate privacy for couples or groups of up to six guests.
At the romantic and adult-only hotel of Anantara Veli, guests may chose a Sand Table experience. During this local-island style of dining, guests will sit at a beach table carved out of sand and dine on seafood, meat and salads while surrounded by flaming torches.
Anantara Dhigu is the perfect choice for families, and Dining by Design options there range from tented hideaways beneath a white canopy on the sand, or a speed boat to a remote island, with a BBQ feast set up for the whole family. Every Dining by Design experience comes with a personal chef and butler, with guests taken on a culinary journey like no other.
Meals at Anantara’s Maldives properties aren’t just a fine-dining affair. Guests staying at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives may wish to try out the properties’ island picnics. Guests will be whisked off to a tiny uninhabited island close to the lagoon, where they’ll enjoy a stretch of soft white sand and crystal clear water all to themselves.
The beach becomes their playground for the day, and guests don’t even have to worry about lunch: a specially prepared picnic gives them a chance to tuck into fresh fruits, seafood, sandwiches and cakes, before stretching out on the sand for a sunbathe, or snorkelling through crystal-clear water.
For guests looking to take the fragrant flavours of the Maldives home, the three Anantara properties also offer signature Spice Spoons cooking classes. These two-hour courses are a great chance for guests to get stuck in to the local cuisine, learning how to cook delicious healthy Maldivian curries and flavour-packed Thai dishes, which are a nod to Anantara’s Thai roots.
After a lesson with the properties’ chefs, guests will have the chance to enjoy their meal overlooking the water, while also returning home with a signature wooden Spice Spoons chopping board and apron, plus the all important recipes.
From laid-back beach dining to tasting menus by moonlight, Anantara’s Maldives properties offer some of the best dining experiences in the Indian Ocean. As Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort , Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives are located a short walk or speedboat away from each other, adult guests are able to try all the restaurants at the properties, if they wish. This means that guests can feast on Thai dishes at overwater restaurant Baan Huraa, steaks and seafood at Sea Fire Salt or Italian classics at the elegant Terrazzo. In fact, there are over nine restaurants to choose from, and for ultimate privacy and relaxation, guests may also try in-room dining at Naladhu Private Island Maldives.
A luxurious stay for every type of traveller
With three luxurious hotels in the Maldives, Anantara Hotels & Resorts offers something for every type of traveller. Just a 35-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in the South Malé Atoll, Anantara Dhigu is a the perfect choice for families, with spacious luxury villas, unrivalled water sports facilities and the Dhoni Children’s Club – the ideal place for younger guests to make friends.
Nearby, Anantara Veli is one of five adult-only islands in the Maldives, and with its sophisticated interiors and tranquil chill-out spaces, it’s the perfect choice for couples and friends looking for a luxurious slow-paced getaway.
For those seeking maximum exclusivity and privacy, the nearby Naladhu Private Island Maldives is made up of just 20 houses and residences. With their own private pool and Indian Ocean views, they are the perfect choice for guests looking for a luxurious castaway experience.
Anantara Dhigu has prices starting from £498 per room, per night; Anantara Veli has prices start from £570 per room, per night; Naladhu Private Island has prices start from £997 per room, per night.
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Oman, Qatar and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.
For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit www.anantara.com.
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