A new dining concept at the Milaidhoo Island Maldives pampers guests into the perfect mood with specially tailored menus and activities, writes WANG SHIMENG
the SAND IS between your toes and the Maldivian sun is on your back, but the busy city life you thought you left behind when your boarded the plane is hampering you from entering a holiday mood. But five-star boutique resort Milaidhoo Island Maldives has just the thing to get you there: an innovative “mood dining” concept.
If the scenic 30-min seaplane ride from the airport or checking into your spacious overwater or beach villa don’t perk up your spirits, check out these special dining experiences: Getting into the Milaidhoo Mood, Deep Sleep, Sunrise Awakening, Curious Adventures and Sunset Chill. Each includes menus curated to positively improve body chemistry and mood, and is paired with activities that enhance the experience.
Ease yourself into a holiday state of mind with Getting into the Milaidhoo Mood. It begins with a peaceful 60-min spa session at the Serenity Spa. Following that, a satiating meal rich in vitamins, omega-3 and nutrients — enjoyed in any spot of your choice — puts you firmly in island mode to savour the “barefoot luxury” resort’s idyllic charm and exhilarating water sports.
Racked up a huge sleep deficit recently? Deep Sleep resets you physically and mentally for sweet slumber. It starts with a relaxing spa treatment in the early evening. A light dinner in your villa features ingredients that contain naturally occurring substances to encourage sleepiness. A private meditation session led by the resort’s resident yogi on the open moonlit deck further calms the mind, followed by a warm scented candlelight bath that triggers drowsiness as the body cools down.
For an extra boost of energy in the morning, opt for Sunrise Awakening. Tuck into breakfast on the private deck of your villa or the beach. Exposure to sunlight produces serotonin, the “happiness hormone” that also helps you feel calm and focused — and ready for some serious relaxation.
Let your Island Host take care of your every need as you luxuriate in your thatched-roof villa, which opens up 180 degrees to your private deck and pool, the beach or the sea beyond.
Milaidhoo is the only resort in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with surrounding coral reefs to make for perfect snorkelling and diving adventures. Three world-class restaurants, wellness activities and island escapades at every turn promise immersive vacation experiences to remember.