WALDORF ASTORIA MALDIVES ITHAAFUSHI: RENOWNED RESTAURANTS AND BEST DINING IN THE MALDIVES
RENOWNED RESTAURANTS AND BEST DINING IN THE MALDIVES
Sprawling across 3 islands in the heart of South Male atoll, 30 mins by a luxury yacht transfer from Velana International Airport (MLE) is Hilton’s iconic luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Welcoming its first guests on 1st of July 2019, Ithaafushi Island is an escape for families and couples seeking space and exclusivity.
The islands comprise of 122 Beach Villas, Over-Water Villas and Reef Villas, each featuring its own private infinity pool, outdoor deck, swinging daybed, dining gazebo and outdoor showers. Ithaafushi is a tranquil escape with an unparalleled commitment to personal service for guests of all generations.
Written by: Shanoon Khalid
Exceptional Best-in-Class Culinary Experiences – Restaurants of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives will let you indulge in 11 extraordinary dining venues on Ithaafushi Island. Each restaurant and bar is a landmark which is a first of its kind in the Maldives. Some of the distinctive dining experiences Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers are:
Tree Top Dining – Terra
Terra features spectacular views of the ocean and the horizon with the most futuristic dining concept in the Maldives. Elevate your table, and your spirit, by dining surrounded by the trees meters above the ground. Terra is open for dinner with a selection of 5, 7 or 10 course degustation menu with wine pairing experience.
Fine-Dining in a Cave
The Rock features exquisite food and wine pairing in a tranquil setting. Find your refuge inside The Rock cave, an impressive rock formation on Ithaafushi Island where the best culinary secrets are an interaction with the Chef and Sommelier.
Teleport to Ancient Arabia:
Yasmeen will take you back in time to a traditional Arabian village fitted with antique décor. It is as if it was built by winds and sands. The restaurant will let you indulge in authentic Middle Eastern flatbreads and mezzes. Three custom built bread ovens including a 100-year-old oven perfectly preparing crispy Peking duck. A transformational experience of unforgettable Arabian Nights.
Let your food be guided by a Michelin Starred Chef:
The Ledge, a poolside bar and grill serving snack and comfort food during the day transforms into an intimate grill in the evening. This restaurant, led by the famous Michelin Star Chef Dave Pynt is part of the global partnership of Waldorf with famous Chefs around the world, ready to bring exceptional culinary experiences to your palates.
Picture Perfect Champagne Sunsets:
Amber offers a unique selection of Champagne and sparkling wines. This is where you end your day with a glass of bubbles in your hand and relax to the tune of chill out music. And for the Shisha passionates, water pipes are complementing this modern and trendy lounge with a prime location.
Garden to Table:
Wellness & Healthy garden cuisines for the holistic and natural dishes. Glow serves the freshest ingredients harvested from the resort’s herbal garden. The favourite spot after a relaxing spa treatment, Glow resembles the verdant veranda we all have dreamt about.
From Asia to Europe:
Take a seat in the relaxing dining room or on the beachside terrace before indulging in a variety of carefully curated culinary delights at the Tasting Table, where you can enjoy your breakfast accompanied by a glorious sunrise or embrace the sunset views as the restaurant transforms into a beachside dining venue serving international favourites.
The Social Hub:
Relax your soul in this serene lounge. The Peacock Alley with ocean views and live music, is the social hub of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives, where you can sip hand-crafted, barrel-aged, one-of-a-kind concoctions.
Heart of the Island:
Relax in the vibrant and cozy ambiance of Nava, the island's playground which is a sensory feast with art, live music, refreshing cocktails, wood-fired pizzas and small bites in an effortlessly chic setting that will stimulate your senses to a fantastic experience.
With an ambience reminiscent of the Shanghai times. Enjoy contemporary Chinese fine-dining beautifully paired with specialised Chinese tea from the finest tea collection in the Maldives first classic wood-fired oven restaurant.
First Floating Zuma in the World (coming soon)
Zuma Maldives, inspired by traditional izakayas and its magnificent surroundings, is further improved with natural materials and Maldivian design expertise. This breathtaking setting, along with the floating Zuma concept, will be a sensory joy for luxury connoisseurs all over the world.