Alila Kothaifaru Maldives has unveiled The Shack, a novel experience for guests on a deserted sandbank. Enclosed by panoramic landscapes of the Maldives, particularly the blue turquoise waters guests can unwind and commemorate their special moments at The Shack while immersing in the natural splendour of the beautiful archipelago. Designed as an understated yet sophisticated venue, The Shack will add another level to the luxurious offerings available at Alila Kothaifaru.
Reached by a short five-minute ride from the resort, guests will be taken aback by the picturesque beauty of the scene, with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and a teeming house reef beckoning them to jump right into the crystalline waters. A drop of white in a sea of blue, the dining experience completely captures the connection with the ocean, with its open kitchen and bar letting the ocean breeze sweep right into the venue.
The exclusive 360 degree views can also be enjoyed from a daybed or swing hammock as well, slowly taking in the ambience while unplugging and harmonizing with the ambience. Other than indulgent dining, guests can also follow up on a pampering session at Sandbank Spa by Spa Alila or explore the majestic house reef of the island through an unforgettable snorkelling or diving excursion.
Two distinct trips to The Shack are offered by Alila Kothaifaru every day. Each 4-hour day trip will include a set lunch or dinner menu with the highlight being the Josper Charcoal Grill Experience, where a medley of meats and seafood options sourced from local, sustainable producers will be grilled to perfection in a Josper charcoal oven. The traditional cooking practice enables meats to be seared quickly at astonishing heat of up to 500 degrees Celsius, packing in the juices while infusing the air with delicious smoky aromas.
Sumptuous meals can be paired with a wide selection of drinks and beverages from The Shack Bar including a myriad of crafty cocktail concoctions. All cocktails available at the bar are made from natural and organic ingredients with premium spirits used to concoct exotic drinks. As a special inclusion, The Shack Bar offers its signature infused cocktails which are a must-try for all visitors.
Apart from the set menus, guests can also curate special moments by opting for any of the following The Shack Signature Dining Experiences.
In a dreamy island-style picnic setting immersed in endless views of the ocean, guests can enjoy a heart-warming picnic whether it be solo, as a couple or as a family. A bento box filled with a plethora of delicious light bites, desserts, fresh healthy juices and more will be supplied to elevate the blissful moments.
A one-of-a-kind dining experience in the middle of the Indian Ocean, guests can indulge in an exquisite beach barbecue cooked by a private chef. A perfect place to celebrate with loved ones, the timeless memories will be further intensified by a dramatic sunset on the horizon.
The Sandbank Spa Experience
Taking relaxation to the next level, guests can find solace in the natural solitude of the island, a place where time stands still and a sense of peace and wellbeing lingers in the air. With a suitable ambience in place, guests can embark on their journey to reconnect with the mind, body and spirit guided by Spa Alila therapists. An array of tailored treatments including massages, meditation, foot reflexology and more can be taken up at the spa.
Renew the vows and exchanges once more in a pristine destination. Guests can reiterate their ‘I Dos’ on the sandbank with an island-style ceremony arranged for the occasion. Under tropical skies and shimmering ocean expanses, the cherished moment will be uplifted further by the rhythmic beats of Boduberu drums. Guests can also choose to share the joyous moments with family and friends and seal the treasured day with an extravagant dining experience on the island. Apart from all these experiences, The Shack can also be booked for private functions as well.