Velaa Private Island to host four-hands dining experience with Michelin-starred chefs

Velaa Private Island has launched a four-hands dining experience featuring international Michelin-starred chefs.

Throughout November, each guest chef will collaborate with the island’s Executive Chef Gaushan De Silva on a gastronomic menu. Visiting chefs include Brian Mark Hansen from Denmark’s one Michelin-starred Søllerød Kro, Alain Alders from Netherlands’ one Michelin-starred De Vrienden van Jacob, Tristan Brandt from Germany’s two Michelin-starred Opus V, and Valentino Cassanelli from Italy’s one Michelin-starred Lux Lucis.

Dishes prepared will be served at three of the resort’s dining venues, including Tavaru, Athiri and Aragu restaurant.

These intimate seven-course degustations will be further elevated by wines, which have been hand-picked by intentionally-renowned wine makers from five of the world’s most prestigious estates. The visiting wine makers include Vincenzo D’andrea from Italy’s Bibi Graetz, Rajat Parr from the American Domaine de la Côte, Frédéric Engerer from France’s Artémis Domaines, Rodolphe Péters from Champagne Pierre Péters, and Álvaro Palacios from Spain’s Bodega Álvaro Palacios.

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.

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 high-tech water toys, including the hover board, jetpack and fly board serve as the definitive adrenaline rush. Whilst discovering the wonders beneath the island’s welcoming waters, guests can learn to dive or simply snorkel the coral rainbow.

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