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Dining with the Stars at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island



Conrad Rangali – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is showcasing a series of unique culinary experiences to excite and inspire its guests’ gastronomical journey over the coming months, further enhancing the resorts’ array of outstanding offerings.

From 8 to 20 October 2015, Vilu Restaurant and Bar will be collaborating with Cloudy Bay Wines to offer an innovative menu dedicated to the tender variety of white asparagus. Guests will be invited to enjoy a specially curated set and a la carte menu where white asparagus takes centre stage alongside culinary delicacies such as black truffle, marinated scallops and Maldivian lobster; with each course expertly paired with wines from acclaimed winery Cloudy Bay from Marlborough, New Zealand. Prices for the six course set menu start from $225 per person included paired wines from Cloudy Bay and a la carte dishes start from $15 with paired wines from only $10 per glass.

From 26 to 31 October 2015, renowned Swedish chef Michael Elfwing from award winning Australian restaurant Cape Lodge, will feature at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s globally renowned restaurant Ithaa Undersea Restaurant for the very first time. Ithaa, an architectural marvel that sits five metres below the ocean surface with 180 degree panoramic views of the coral garden, is the perfect setting for Elfwing to showcase his Australian Swedish influenced molecular gastronomy. Highlights of this creative menu will include malossol imperial caviar, seared foie gras with hazelnut espuma, steamed reef fish with lobster and leek terrine, topped off with desserts featuring unusual elements such as crispy parsnip and manjari and Evian water emulsion. Guests can sample Michaels’ culinary creations over a four course lunch with a choice of main dish ($220 per person) or a seven course dinner with a choice of main dish and a glass of rosé champagne ($350 per person).


From 17 to 21 November 2015, Michelin Starred Chef, Stéphane Gaborieau, of Le Pergolèse in Paris, will be bringing his creative talents to two of the resort’s dining venues. At Vilu Restaurant & Bar (17-21 November 2015), guests can enjoy Stéphane’s specially devised set-menu, whilst for wine connoisseurs the set menu at The Wine Cellar (17 & 20 November 2015) has been carefully paired with complementary wines by the resorts’ Head Sommelier, Kamal Malik. Following a successful event held at Conrad Hong Kong in June 2015, Stéphane will now be gracing the Maldives with his culinary delights for the very first time.

The announcement of these innovative culinary experiences adds to the roll call of culinary milestones at the resort, including the one year anniversary of Ufaa restaurant, taking place in September. The popular restaurant, which means ‘happiness’ in Maldivian, marks a successful first year of innovative Chinese cuisine, curated by celebrity chef Jereme Leung. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has also recently won two prestigious accolades at this year’s annual World Travel Awards in the highly coveted categories of Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel and Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel, further strengthening the resort’s culinary credentials.

These events mark an exciting new culinary direction for Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, following the recent announcement of a new Executive Chef, Marco Amarone. From 1 October 2015, Marco will be bringing his wealth of culinary experience to the kitchens of the resort, taking guest’s food and beverage experiences to the next level. Marco joins Conrad Maldives from his homeland of Italy, where he co-owned a restaurant with the Marcopolo Group of Restaurants, Cuneo.

Photos courtesy of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island


Sun Siyam Iru Fushi celebrates World Baking Day with collection of Chief Baker Mohamed Abdulla’s Croissanterie



Sun Siyam Iru Fushi celebrated World Baking Day on May 17, 2024, in style. Guests were treated to a delectable selection of freshly baked croissants, expertly crafted by the esteemed Chief Baker of the resort, Chef Mohamed Abdulla.

World Baking Day is cherished by baking enthusiasts all over the world, and Sun Siyam Iru Fushi went above and beyond to make this year’s celebration unforgettable. Guests at the resort were invited to enjoy a variety of meticulously prepared croissants, created by Chef Mohamed Abdulla and his team. Against the backdrop of the Maldives’ pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, the event not only honoured the art of baking but also showcased the vibrant culinary scene at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.

Chef Mohamed Abdulla, a local from Shaviyani Atoll who is known for his passion for perfection and innovative culinary creations, left no stone unturned in ensuring that each croissant was a masterpiece of flavour and texture. From classic butter croissants to unique savoury and sweet variations, every bite was a delightful symphony of taste sensations, leaving guests craving for more.

“We are delighted to have celebrated World Baking Day with such enthusiasm and creativity by our homegrown talent,” said Mr. Abdulla Atham, Resort Manager of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. “Once again, Chef Mohamed Abdulla and his team have showcased their dedication in delivering exceptional Maldivian culinary experiences to our guests.”

The celebration of World Baking Day at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi was a testament to the resort’s commitment to culinary excellence and guest satisfaction. As a leading luxury resort in the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi continues to captivate visitors with its unmatched hospitality, breathtaking surroundings, and world-class dining experiences.

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Embark on culinary adventure with Ifuru Island Maldives’ new Social House Theme Nights



Ifuru Island Maldives has unveiled its latest culinary offering: Social House theme nights, inviting guests to indulge in a gastronomic journey inspired by the world’s oceans. Each night of the week, guests can immerse themselves in a feast of flavours, expertly curated to showcase the diverse cuisines found along the shores of the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Oceans, and beyond.

Monday: Indian Ocean Extravaganza

Kick-start the week with a celebration of Indian and African culinary traditions. Dive into a rich array of fragrant curries, from creamy butter chicken to spicy vindaloo, complemented by tantalising African delicacies such as peri peri chicken and bobotie.

Tuesday: Mediterranean Sea Delights

Transport your taste buds to the shores of the Mediterranean with an array of vibrant dishes bursting with freshness. Indulge in crisp Greek salads drizzled with olive oil, succulent grilled fish seasoned with aromatic herbs, and hearty Moroccan tangines brimming with tender meats and aromatic spices.

Wednesday: South China Sea Fusion

Experience the culinary melting pot of the South China Sea with an enticing fusion of flavors from Thailand, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Delight in the zesty tang of Thai green curry, the savoury satisfaction of Chinese dim sum, the fragrant aromas of Vietnamese pho, and the bold flavours of Filipino adobo.

Thursday: Pacific Ocean Fusion

Embark on a journey across the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, where the culinary landscapes of Peru, Japan, Hawaii, and beyond converge. Sample the freshness of Peruvian ceviche, the artistry of Japanese sushi, the vibrancy of Hawaiian poke bowls, and the eclectic flavours of North American and Chilean cuisine.

Friday: Night of the Atlantic Oceans

Experience the best of the Atlantic Oceans with a sumptuous spread of hearty meats and traditional dishes from France, Argentina, Brazil, the UK, and Spain. Indulge in sizzling steaks from Argentina, tender coq au vin from France, feijoada from Brazil, comforting shepherd’s pie from the UK, and flavourful paella from Spain.

Saturday: International BBQ – White Party

Join us for a lively International BBQ featuring a white-themed party, where guests can indulge in a variety of grilled specialties from around the world, set against the backdrop of Ifuru Island’s breathtaking scenery. Indulge in an array of grilled delights from around the globe, from smoky American ribs and juicy Australian prawns to succulent South African braai and tender Argentine asado, all while dressed in your finest white attire.

Sunday: Maldivian & Seafood Extravaganza

Wind down the week with a leisurely afternoon by the pool, accompanied by a feast of Maldivian specialties and fresh seafood delights. Enjoy an array of freshly caught fish, grilled lobster, and savory tuna dishes, alongside traditional Maldivian favorites like mas huni and garudhiya.

“We are thrilled to introduce our Social House theme nights, offering guests a culinary voyage across the world’s oceans where guests can explore the vibrant tastes of the oceans without ever leaving the island,” said Rochelle Kilgariff, General Manager of Ifuru Island Maldives.

“Each evening promises a unique journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of flavors from around the world,” said the Executive Chef of Ifuru Island Maldives.

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Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives invites chocolate lovers to savour sweetness on World Chocolate Day



Sun Siyam Iru Fushi invites chocolate lovers to embark on the ultimate cocoa adventure during World Chocolate Day on July 7th, 2024 while turning up the sweetness with a line-up of exclusive events featuring the Luchie Suguitan, the genius chocolatier and co-founder of Co-Chocolat, a premium chocolate maker based in Dubai.

The day’s festivities will include:

  • Morning Event: Guests will kick start their day with a tantalizing Vegan Chocolate breakfast presentation at Iru restaurant, featuring a variety of delectable creations showcasing Co Chocolat’s artisanal expertise against the stunning Maldivian backdrop.
  • Afternoon Event: In the afternoon, guests can join a Vegan Chocolate Cooking Class Demo Presentation with Luchie. Participants will learn to craft two signature desserts, from rich truffles to elegant soufflés, amidst the island’s picturesque scenery.
  • Evening Event: As the sun sets, indulge in a Vegan Chocolate Dessert presentation during the dinner buffet at Iru restaurant. Luchie will showcase a selection of sumptuous chocolate delights, promising an unforgettable gastronomic experience under the stars.

Luchie Suguitan’s journey to co-founding Co-Chocolat with her sister Eman began with a quest for healthy chocolates. Disappointed by the lack of options during their travels, they ventured to the Philippines to study cacao farming. Their experience led to the establishment of OPM in 2016, supporting Filipino cacao farmers. Today, with the support of 42 impact investors from various countries, Luchie and Eman continue to champion fine cocoa and healthy chocolates through Co-Chocolat. Their dedication to sourcing premium ingredients and promoting sustainable farming practices has not only elevated the chocolate-making process but also created a community-driven brand focused on delivering exceptional taste and nutritional value. Co-Chocolat’s chocolates are crafted in micro-batches, ensuring each piece is a testament to quality and care. By sourcing beans from small-holding farmers who take pride in their produce, the brand not only supports local communities but also ensures the premium quality of its chocolates. With a commitment to transparency and traceability, Co-Chocolat invites consumers to not only indulge in delicious treats but also to support a sustainable and socially responsible chocolate-making process.

“We are thrilled to partner with Luchie Suguitan and Co Chocolat to celebrate World Chocolate Day in true Maldivian style,” said Abdulla Atham, Resort Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. “This extraordinary event exemplifies our commitment to delivering exceptional culinary experiences that elevate the senses and create lasting memories for our guests.”

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to embark on a chocolate-filled journey of discovery at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Book your stay now and immerse yourself in the ultimate chocolate lover’s paradise amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Maldives. For more information about the World Chocolate Day celebration or to book your stay please click here.

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