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The Club Med Buffet! True Foodie Heaven!
There was just so much food at the Club Med Buffet my mind and stomach spiraled into a state of confusion and glee.
The buffet of the Club Med is a smörgåsbord of the freshest and most delightful seafood preparations. Maldivian and Asian cuisine seems to be the prevalent influences of the buffet. But the menu is ever changing and there is always something new and delightful on the table.
It was our first time and much to our awe to see so much seafood all prepared in both usual and never seen before ways. Each dish was quite interesting. Since maybe it will be our first time to go all out on a tropical island paradise. I am certain that any kind of discerning guest will find a spot here at Club Med’s buffet. Although the problem with buffet food is that its never that fresh, The pickings are never slim there is always something mouthwateringly delightful on sight. Japanese, Chinese, American burgers, pizza and fries. Its all there! We thought that there was no end to this gastronomical fiasco until we found the dessert table. Filled with from what I saw is a ton of baked and sweet goodies. Thank god we availed of the all inclusive package. We’re sure to eat well and good during our Maldives stay! Make sure you try the Indian table also and the local specialties.
Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa Review
Situated amongst lush vegetation and surrounded by flawless white sand, the Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa is the closest you’ll ever get to paradise. A short but scenic seaplane ride from the Male International Airport will take you to this luxurious tropical gem lying in the Dhaalu Atoll.
Once you step inside the premises of the Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa, you’ll be greeted by friendly hotel staff and be spoiled right away with an exotic welcome drink. Talk about arriving in lavish fashion. Your holiday at the Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa will take away all your grievances of the busy urban lifestyle. Here is where you’ll get a once in a lifetime chance of being treated like a king that you sincerely deserve. Opportunities for leisure and relaxation are endless at the Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa.
Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa Accommodations
The Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa boasts a total of 151 five-star holiday homes. Even the standard Beach Villa in this resort are equipped with the best features. There are also Jacuzzi Water Villas and Honeymoon Water Villas, which are built above the water, and has instant access to the lagoon. All water villas in Maldives Vilu Beach Resort and Spa has its own private jacuzzi, en-suite bathrooms, an extended deck overlooking the lagoon, as well as luxury amenities such as satellite television, entertainment system, and mini bar.
For supreme luxury, there are a number of Presidential Water Suites which offer nothing less than utmost privacy. It is situated at the farthest end of the Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa, providing an unparalleled view of the lagoon. The Presidential Water Suite in Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa also has a glass walled living room, fitted with the finest furnishing, and a double leveled timber deck with a private plunge pool.
Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa Dining
There are two restaurants in Maldives Vilu Reef Beach Resort and Spa, each with a unique setting and culinary theme.
The main restaurant, Nautilus, offers a wide buffet selection, from Western and Oriental cuisines, to sumptuous local dishes.
The Sunset Restaurant is set on an open-air deck overlooking the lagoon and ocean. If into seafood and fish, then you’ll definitely enjoy dining here. The menu items here will surely satisfy your picky appetite, with Thai dishes and other Asian specialties.
J Resort Handhufushi Maldives Review
The J Resort Handhufushi in Maldives is a luxurious paradise island located at the country’s Seenu Atoll. It was formerly known as the Herathera Island Resort, a tourist destination widely renowned as one of the best resorts in this Maldives Atoll.
A 20 minute speedboat transfer from the Gan International Airport will take you to the four-star hotel facility that is J Resort Maldives. The island is simply fascinating, with graceful swaying palm trees in its background, as well as long stretches of powdery white sand beach. If you’re looking for something different and unique, then you’ve certainly come to the right place by going on a holiday at the J Resort Handhufushi Maldives.
J Resort Handhufushi Maldives Accommodations
The J Resort Handhufushi Maldives has 273 spacious and comfortable accommodations. There are 153 beach villas and 120 beach villas with jacuzzi, each designed for you to enjoy a tranquil and relaxing ambiance.
Guest rooms in J Resort Handhufushi Maldives are equipped with modern amenities to provide you utmost comfort and luxury. These include LCD televisions, in-room entertainment systems, high-speed internet access, a mini bar and wine cellar, 24 hour room service, and tranquility beds.
J Resort Handhufushi Maldives Resort Activities
A ton of activities for leisure and entertainment are available for your enjoyment during your paradise holiday at J Resort Handhufushi Maldives. The more adventurous individual can indulge in a bunch of water activities such as catamaran sailing, windsurfing, and snorkeling.
J Resort Handhufushi Maldives has its own dive facility, which conducts all diving activities and excursions in the nearby sites. Those who want to have extreme privacy and relaxation can always get a massage in the spa or play some pool in the game lounge. Either way, the numerous facilities in J Resort Handhufushi Maldives will guarantee that your vacation here in paradise never goes dull.
For more information on Scuba Diving Holidays in Maldives, you may visit www.maldivesdivetravel.com.
The Lily Beach Resort with its amazing reputation on luxury resorts has a arrived in the Maldives.
A highly reputable Beach Resort chain combined with the best tropical island paradise in the world. Expect nothing typical from the Lily Beach Resort. A platinum plan resort the first of its kind in the Maldives.
The Lily Beach Resort is located at the south-eastern Ari Atoll of the Maldives. From the Male international airport it is a 25 minute scenic flight via seaplane. While on the plane guests will see the wonderful delightful beauty of the Maldives. All those tropical islands, sandbars and reef formations.
The Lily Beach Resort Accommodation and Cuisine.
The Lily Beach Resort has been upgraded to the highest level of luxury in the Maldives. The materials used in the villas are all natural and so are the public areas. The design of the villas say a lot about the fusion of technology and luxury that does not disrupt the flow of tranquility that nature provides. Wood, different kinds of natural stones coupled with a modern design makes the ambiance in the Lily Beach Resort adorable and instantly relaxing.
What is a great tropical island paradise without great food. Dining at the Lily Beach Resort is a unique experience because of the “Platinum Plan Inclusion”
The “Platinum Plan” is a Premium All-Inclusive Plan, offering the discerning traveler absolute value-for-money and a hassle-free holiday with uninhibited enjoyment and peace of mind.
All premium brands of Alcohol, Beer & Liqueur. The Spirit our main bar – remains open until 01.00 am
Good variety of fine quality red/white/rosé wines
Combination of á la carte and sumptuous buffet breakfast and lunch PLUS fine dining dinner experiences at the main restaurant.
Mid afternoon snacks on the beach (two locations) with fresh juices and cold towels.
One á la carte fine dining dinner experience at our Specialty Restaurant Tamarind once during stay per person.
Four brands of cigarettes during stay.
Internet access on the entire island including villas.
Visit to a local fishing village & snorkeling at the Corel Carden once during stay with snacks, soft drinks and mineral water.
Sunset fishing once during stay.
Airport meet and greet on arrival and departure.
Unlimited Cocktails and Signature Drinks.
The spa of the Lily Beach Resort is called the Tamara which is sanskrit for “Lily”. The Tamara is guided by its philosophy on capturing the positive energies of the universe and rerouting them to the body. The Tamara offers state of the art rituals, treatments, wraps and scrubs. All of which are going to take the toll of the urban grind away. The Tamara also includes treatments from the world renowned treatment brand “Terrake”
For more information on the Lily Beach Resort and Spa. Visit www.lilybeachmaldives.com
Conrad Hilton Maldives
On the spectacular Rangali island where paradise can be found lies the Conrad Maldives Hilton.
Discover the most romantic island resort paradise hotel in the Maldives and make the perfect romantic getaway with Conrad Maldives Hilton.
The Conrad Maldives Hilton offers the most sophisticated and delightfully romantic settings in the Maldives. Famous for its orientation called “barefoot luxury” feel at one with your surroundings with the one you love. The Conrad Maldives Hilton is set on not just one but two private islands that come with an amazing house reef and miles of powder white sand. The two islands of the Conrad Maldives Hilton is surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and a turquoise lagoon. It is no surprise that the Conrad Maldives Hilton has already been voted twice for “Best Hotel In The World”.
The Conrad Maldives Hilton Accommodation and Cuisine.
Each of the 150 villas of the Conrad Maldives Hilton portray the resorts contemporary and tranquil style. Even the fixtures can entice relaxation, Most of the guests that frequent the Maldives recommend a Water Villa to fully experience the serenity that only the Maldives can bring. All the villas are designed in such a way to sit in perfect harmony with the tropical island paradise that is the Conrad Maldives Hilton.
Of course no tropical island paradise experience would be complete without great food. The Conrad Maldives Hilton houses the best restaurants in the Maldives, Only the Conrad Maldives Hilton has a underwater restaurant called the Ithaa. Dine 16 feet below the sea with a 180 degree view of he reef and the spectacular marine life. A great many restaurant are available at the Conrad Maldives Hilton and each of them offers a delightful culinary experience.
The Conrad Maldives Hilton Resort Recreation Activities.
A full belly, a couple of lazy afternoons maybe reading a good book. Guests of the Conrad Maldives Hilton are recommended to try the “Sunrise Snorkeling” for a romantic experience. For those who crave for adventure, “Big Game Fishing” and Scuba Diving are amazing choices. But the best of the recreational activities in the Conrad Maldives Hilton is probably the “Private Yacht Cruises” and “Glass Bottom Boat Trips” Either way fun in the sun is certain and a perfect experience to remember for a lifetime is bound to happen at the dreamy Conrad Maldives Hilton. Lets us not forget the world class The Spa Retreat for unwinding away the toll of the urban grind at the tip of the island for those rejuvenating treatments. The Over-Water Spa for those romantics that want to celebrate the art of love and is the epitome of barefoot luxury with glass bottom floors to view the relaxing and captivating underwater world below.
A real paradise in the Maldives that so beautiful that upon seeing the island a feeling of tranquility settles you down.
Yes you have arrived at the Anantara Dhigu Maldives. Endless ocean of relaxation and wonder.
The Anantara Dhigu is a resort paradise that is surrounded by delightful turquoise clear waters and laden with the finest power white sand. Choose a water villa for maximum island paradise enjoyment, ease away the toll of the urban grind with morning swims, barefoot walks, excursion meals on deserted islands. The possibilities of sinking into paradise are limitless. Open your heart and mind and let the Anantara Dhigu of the Maldives take you in.
Anantara Dhigu is located at the Dhigu island of the Southern Male Atoll. The resorts comes with its own Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa, Maldives. It only takes a brief 35 minutes via speedboat from the Male International Airport, from there guests will be able to witness the natural beauty and clear blue waters of the Maldives.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Accommodations
The Anantara Dhigu has a variety of villas that are usually available at most Maldives hotels. Take your pick from stylish villas to the highly recommended over the water suites or over-sized luxurious beach bungalows that fringe the turquoise lagoons. The spa of the Anantara Dhigu is also a sight to behold, it is famous for its wide range of unwinding and rejuvenating treatments but the spa itself is a delightful place with glass floors revealing numerous marine life like puffer fish, sting rays and baby reef sharks. Yikes!
Anantara Dhigu Maldives Cuisine and Resort Activities
Of course any great experience should always be coupled with great food. The Anantara Dhigu sports a wide array of top notch cafes and restaurants all of which are certain to cater to the palates and mood of all guests. Experience a great Maldivian morning at the Fushi cafe’ and then try some fresh seafood scooped straight from the ocean at the Fuddan Fusion grill. Get a taste of delightful Italian food a the Terrazo then maybe have a few cocktails and snacks by the pool at the Aqua bar. Thai food at its finest at the Baan Huraa and of course a picnic dinner at your own stretch of sand on a deserted island with Dining By Design. The experience of dining in the Maldives is best with great activities for full on delightful memories. Try scuba diving because the dive spots of the Maldives and particularly around the Anantara Dhigu are considered to be one of the best in the world. Snorkel, Surf or just lay around the beach under the coconut trees. Anything you do at the Anantara Dhigu you do in paradise.
For more information about Anantara Dhigu Maldives. Please visit www.dhigu-maldives.anantara.com
Deep End Restaurant At The Taj Exotica Hotel
Along with the many well regarded restaurants at the Taj Exotica is the Deep End restaurant. The Deep End restaurant is more on the formal side of dining. So leave your sandy swim wear and board shorts behind for a formal dining experience on Frette linen set tables and a very long intense wine list that includes classics like Robert Mondavi To-Kalon I-Block Fumé Blanc.
Upon entering the Deep End restaurant you realize that the restaurant is actually a overwater dining room. With that great ambiance and tropical island dining feel is exceptional food. Along with all the great wine and dine at the Deep End, guests get to experience the great flavors with a romantically lit, marble and polised woods, and tables spread out a nice distance from one another.
We highly recommend the Moroccan-spiced spiny lobster medallions, fresh barramundi in a warm Seville orange mustard fizz.
With great wine comes great foie gras and its the best of the best of both at the Deep End restaurant. The menu is a long long list of tempting and mouthwatering courses and deserts. I reckon that guests should frequent the Deep End and try something new because its just so confusing. But as the food arrive the table coupled with your choice of wine, all that confusion becomes a great big blanket of culinary comfort and amazement. Choosing your meal will is going to be a tad taxing as you get a sensory taste crave overload upon gazing on the long list of gastronomical wonders to arrive at your table.
When we left, we were always given 2 small jars of lovely ground coffee, to enjoy the next morning, wrapped in sellophane and tied with gold twine. The service needless to say was amazing.
It is always a good idea to go back again and again for another delightful culinary and relaxing experience at the Deep End restaurant of the Taj Exotica Maldives.
The Wine Room Of The Taj Exotica
Take your Maldives dining experience to the next level with the highly exclusive Wine Room of the Taj Exotica!
Famous for spoiling its guests with the best cuisine and a selection of only the finest!
The Taj Exotica has numerous jewels on its culinary and amazing dining experience crown. One of which the most sought after is their wine room, It is very exclusive and requires a long line of reservations.
The interior of the wine room of the Maldives is a sight to behold. Built with white washed stone walls and conspicuous candle slots following a kind of medieval theme. From there a meticulously set table with candles and beaded place mats await. A personalized menu written on a scroll that looks like the declaration of independence the menu of course is requested upon reservation.
Each meal course shall be paired with its own appropriate wine. The Veuve Clicquet for starters has heavenly and you get that feeling that its only going to get better from there.
The wine room of the Taj Exotica delivers a delightful wine and dine experience and so much more, more in the presence of its cheery bar manager that does amazing card tricks. The experience at the wine room is sure to embed as a experience to be remembered forever.
For more information about the Taj Exotica, visit their webpage.
Shangri-La Villingilli Resort Maldives
Branded as the first international luxury resort despite being the youngest of the lot. The Shangri-La standard is now set at the the Maldives.
The Shangri-La Villingilli Resort is comprised of a delightful collection of impressive villas that is synonymous to the luxury Shangri-La is known for. Villas include all the amenities you can expect from a luxury hotel, like high speed internet, flat screens, bose sound systems, private sun decks and swimming pools.
Shangri-La Villingilli Resort Facilities
The Shangri-La Villingilli Resort transcends a feeling of tranquility throughout the resort. The Pool villa and the Villa Laau in particular is the most expensive but the most capable and luxurious. For the more adventurous guests there is scuba diving, sailing, sports fishing, kayaking and even a day cruise on which lunch is served on the equator. For those seeking the ultimate unwind and rejuvenation the Shangri-La Villingilli Resort’s Chi Spa offers a plethora of world famous treatments from the four hour long Himalayan Blue Moon Ritual to the oil infused soak tub, healing stone and mud body mask. All of which are guaranteed to rejuvenate the Maldivian traveller.
Shangri-La Villingilli Resort Cuisine
The Shangri-La Villingilli Resort has two main restaurants the Javvu and the Khazaanaga there is also a total of four lounge-bars, all of which serve a great selection of drinks both non alcoholic and alcoholic the flavors and the mix drinks mostly are unique and were only concocted in the Maldives.
Easy breezy side of amazing cuisine offered by the Taj Exotica Resort.
Open air! Fresh Seafood! Great Ambiance! and most importantly great food!
The 24 degrees‘ casual dining experience but it is in no way lax about its service and its food. Besides the menu chefs are ever ready to comply with its customers’ gourmand whims. Just like any other great restaurant with great reputation, The quality of the 24 degrees restaurant is always stellar despite its wide menu of pan-Asian and International fare. Presentation and freshness is always noticeably top notch.
Breakfast at the 24 degrees follows suit on the saying “with breakfast always eat like a king” This becomes apparent upon settling yourself on one of their early morning table settings. The sunrise table has a bowl of fresh smelling bread and you immediately notice the large array of dairy products and pastries besides your typical special omelets and morning meats. There were items on the menu that seemed to be gastronomical marvels and quite irresistible to be brutally honest. Items like the egg white only omelet with roma tomatoes and basil, banana hot cakes with berries and cream, exotic fruits or should I say local that can also be delightful shakes, lentil cakes and chili sauce and of course a lot of crispy cured bacon. Eat like a king! you wont regret it at the 24 degrees Taj Exotica Resort.
Sunset comes and dinner is upon the guests of the 24 degrees. Dinner is was as enticing and delightful as the breakfast. Menu items that were noteworthy were the delectable meats such as duck, veal and a ton of fresh and perfectly prepared seafood for those who want to go light. But those menu items that stood out and proved to be memorable and highly recommended was the curry and the pepper crusted tuna in herb and butter sauce. There was of course a great variety when in comes to wine, ranging from $40 to a mind numbing $1200 a bottle. The price for it all was of course a bit steep but it is quite mitigated by the quality and the constant assurance that you will get delightful meals each and every time.
Dreamy desserts at the 24 degrees restaurant come in the likes of Passion Fruit Brulee, Baked Lemon Grass Tarts with Vanilla beach ice cream and chocolate parfaits with macerated fruits! Yum!
Do not miss out on this culinary wonder of the Taj Exotica Resort at the Maldives! For information about holidays in the Maldives, click here!