Velaa Private Island to host exclusive culinary experience with Czech Chef Marek Raditsch
Velaa Private Island Maldives is starting off the year with a delicious take over by renowned Czech Chef Marek Raditsch.
The exclusive culinary event will take place on January 20 at the Aragu restaurant.
With a twist on modern European cuisine, the signature Aragu restaurant takes its gourmet experience to a new level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Favouring carefully chosen, organic produce from around the world to underline authenticity, the restaurant’s culinary team has created an innovative twist on the evergreens of the Old Continent.
Executive Chef at Kampa Group for the last 18 years, Raditsch’s international experience includes working at top restaurants such as Copenhagen’s Kong Hans Kaelder and Era Ora — both with one Michelin star. He has also worked at Norwegian restaurant Feinschmecker, which holds one Michelin star, and Bagatelle, which has been awarded two Michelin stars.
Tucked away within the collection of islands that form the northern Noonu atoll, Velaa Private Island is elegantly positioned to overlook enchanting vistas of a cerulean ocean. Its name derived from generations of sea turtles that flock there to nest and hatch; it is comprised of 47 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. The resort also includes a Romantic Pool Residence which can only be reached by boat.
At Velaa Private Island, all details have been considered: each villa comes with a personal butler, all services offered can be tailored to personal specifications. Attention to detail everywhere is also impeccable: stone pavements from the desert in Jordan, Indonesian flowerpots, luxury wood panelling from Borneo, and glimmering Italian marble.
Named one of the world’s Top Five Best Hotels and more recently the ‘Best Wedding Hotel in the Maldives’, Velaa Private Island offers endless exclusive opportunities. These unique offerings include the Maldives’ first and only snow room, the largest and most extensive wine collection in the region, one of the few Maldivian resorts with a private submarine, an extraordinary kids’ club conceptualised as the world’s ideal kids’ club by the owner’s seven-year-old daughter, and the only resort in Asia with a My Blend by Clarins spa.
Personalising and tailoring the entirety of the island depending on specific requirements, there is no limit to ensure the ultimate experience. Guests can sit back in the knowledge that the island’s highly trained and dedicated butlers will cater to each and every whim. Whether it is watching a spectacular fireworks display within the Maldivian night sky, dancing into the early hours with an Al fresco live music event, stepping aboard the island’s private yacht for a glamorous sunset cruise or enjoying a private, open air cinema night, anything is possible. Other interactive activities perfect for private groups include gourmet cooking classes with one of the resort’s chefs or wine tasting within the Maldives’ largest wine cellar.
For those looking to get involved in some Indian Ocean adventure, Velaa’s new high-tech water toys, including the hover board, jetpack and fly board serve as the definitive adrenaline rush. While discovering the wonders beneath the island’s welcoming waters, guests can learn to dive or simply snorkel the coral rainbow.