Kandolhu Maldives launches first cookbook HIHsaaKURUN

Kandolhu Maldives has launched its very first cookbook, HIHsaaKURUN by Executive Chef Mickaël Farina.

Kandolhu, a small island resort of only 30 villas, is cleverly arranged to offer maximum privacy yet all within the space of only 200 square meters. It is also home to four gourmet restaurants, boasting the highest restaurant-to-room ratio in the Maldives.

Presenting four unique dining experiences available to all Kandolhu guests, the ambience and menu of each restaurant varies greatly: be entertained with a live show in Banzai, the Japanese teppanyaki, delight in an array of fresh seafood on offer in Sea Grill, sit back and gaze at the sparkling Indian Ocean from the Market or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in Olive with modern Mediterranean dishes on the card.

The hardest decision to make is which to try first!

With so many delicious dishes on offer and frequent guest requests for favourite recipes, the creation of the resort’s very first cookbook evolved naturally. For some time, Executive Chef Mickaël had long dreamt of offering guests the opportunity to take a little slice of paradise back home with them, and so his very first cookbook, HIHsaaKURUN was born.

As a photography enthusiast, this vividly imaged book was captured and created mostly by Mickaël himself, so that guests will not only be able to re-live their holiday memories, but also can recreate some of the flavours of Kandolhu at home. The high res photographs of the resort and local surroundings capture the spirit of Kandolhu and the Maldives, and are the perfect complement to the selection of some of the most popular dishes served up at this exclusive resort.

The sights, tastes and aromas of Kandolhu come alive with each of the its 200 pages you turn.

Ringed by an intricate yet stunning coral garden teeming with colourful reef fish, Kandolhu is a patch of paradise hidden in the North Ari Atoll and accessible by a 25-minute scenic seaplane flight. The resort offers just 30 villas in five different styles — Jacuzzi Beach Villas, Pool Villas, Duplex Pool Villas, Ocean Villas and Ocean Pool Villas — that feature local architecture with modern interiors.

Kandolhu features four à la carte restaurants and a bar as well as beach dining experiences and in-villa dining options. The intimate island resort also has a spa, and offers a range of recreational activities, including diving, snorkelling, water sports and excursions.

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