The one-resort-one-island concept practised in the Maldives means that dining is exclusively available on the island, with resorts delivering several different restaurants to suit guests’ tastebuds. Guests will often find a number of iconic venues dotted across the property, each characterized by its own unique elements or cuisines. Hence, Maldives is also a well-loved destination by gourmands as they can truly indulge in food while enjoying the beauty of the landscape as well.
One such resort that houses a quite few dining spaces is Lily Beach Resort & Spa in South Ari Atoll. Home to 7 dining experiences, guests and especially food connoisseurs will be spoiled for choice with fine a fine selection of flavours to tantalize the tastebuds.
The sand-floored buffet-style restaurant, Lily Maa will appeal to all epicureans with the chance to explore a different world cuisine every day of the week. Guests can delight in thematic nights here too while pairing their delicious dishes with an exclusive collection of 80 premium wines from all four corners of the globe. The restaurant also features a live lobster tank, where lobster lovers can pick their favourite lobster and have it cooked by the culinary team to their preferences.
The Tamarind restaurant is renowned for two things: its visually aesthetic surroundings and interiors and the fine dining opportunities presented at the venue. Sitting on stilts overlooking the ocean, the sound of waves lapping below will add a constant soundtrack to the dining experience and guests can catch some remarkable sunsets while dining at Tamarind. The interiors will be equally eye-catching with a grand chandelier complete with golden garland décor hoisted elegantly above the cooking station.
As for gastronomy, guests will be offered a sumptuous menu that merges the flavours and spices of Indian and Thai cuisines by serving a sublime choice of popular Asian dishes. Guests can always elevate their mealtimes by opting for a bottle of premium wine from the resort’s stellar wine cellar.
Every evening, the theatrical art of Teppanyaki takes centre stage at the AQVA Bar where skilled teppanyaki chefs will entice palates at the live cooking station. Guests can look forward to a memorable culinary show here as chefs whip up lavish dinners using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Every delicacy from lobster to the finest Wagyu beef will be available on the extensive menu as guests watch their choices come to life while seated around the teppan iron griddle.
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A romantic setting for an intimate occasion, this dining experience is ideal for those looking to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Consisting of a five-course degustation menu, the experience is uplifted further by a selection of exquisite wines and a picturesque moonlit ambience to set the mood.
A sprawling deck area and swimming pools as well as numerous entertainment and recreational facilities set the stage for the Vibes Bar. A lively venue for young people and families to enjoy together, guests can dig into light bites and refreshments here throughout the day. Once dark, the Vibes Bar transforms into a hub of entertainment with exotic concoctions by bartenders and beats from DJs keeping the spirits high.
An infinity pool is the winning element of this adults-only bar where guests can enjoy sunsets or recline on a lounger in a totally unplugged state. Designed to provide a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere, a plethora of light options will be available for dinner including cocktails, coffee and more.
The airy, sand-floored bar is where to drop by for a classy drink with rich cocktails and drinks featured on the menu. The bar exudes an opulent charm with its shell designs hanging low from the ceilings and a multi-coloured bar. Guests can also catch glimpse of the azure waters here by lounging around on the outdoor terrace.