“Colonial-inspired details such as classic stripes have been blended with resortstyle materials and details such as abaca, bamboo and rattan. Also, traditional colonial fabrics combined with patterns inspired by the surrounding sea, such as corals, have added a layer of detail to relate to the environment.” Ideal for catching the sunset and chilling over a drink is The Long Bar, a breezy and intimate watering hole warmly lit by sconces affixed to each column. The vertical timber panels, bambooaccented ceiling, seashell terrazzo countertops and the view all come together to celebrate the beauty of Gaia luxury at the resort. Similarly, the dining experience at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo reminds guests of the visual beauty around them while they appreciate their culinary feast. Casual comfort awaits at Yuzu which serves nikkei cuisine, and Yapa, which offers Japanese sake and cocktails with pisco, mezcal or tequila, inviting guests to linger over the lagoon view while ensconced in in-door comfort. Guests who wish to continue their Gaia connection may dine at Thari, which provides rattan chairs and whitewashed teak wood tables for laid-back alfresco seating. e 27 epicureasia.com
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