Tucked away in the pristine South Ari Atoll, the island of Maafushivaru offers guests an elevated culinary experience in the comforts of the serene resort. Complying with the one-island one-resort concept practised in the Maldives, Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru brings a suite of dining adventures on the property itself, allowing guests to access upscale restaurants and exceptional fine dining within walking distance from their luxurious villas.
During their time at the resort, gourmand travellers can savour globally renowned cuisines in different formats ranging from quick bites to buffet-style dining fit for royalty! This article will discover the exclusive gastronomy available on the island for guests to indulge in.
Moodhu Grill will connect with food lovers in more than one way with its visually pleasing overwater private dining platforms, open-air concept and vibrant coral gardens sitting in the waters. Marked as one of Outrigger’s signature dining experiences, this dining space hosts a classic grill-house, serving freshly prepared delicious bites of lobster, shrimp and choice cuts from the resident butcher. Open exclusively for dinner, guests dining at Moodhu Grill can also delight their palates with marinated Middle Eastern-style kebabs, cooked to the bite in a Tandoor Oven.
Another restaurant offering a unique dinner experience is Art-I-San – Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru’s premier fine dining venue, set at the highest point on the island. Apart from the sumptuous dishes whipped up in the kitchens, guests dining here can take pride in the sweeping views with moonlit ocean vistas and white-topped beaches forming part of the stunning landscape. With a spacious balcony extending outwards, Art-I-San is the ideal place to take up a romantic table with a significant other.
Spotlighting Japanese fusion culture, Koto is a quaint and charming restaurant nestled over the sunset lagoon. Home to a Teppanyaki Table, Koto brings the theatre of food to life with the help of talented chefs, treating guests to an appetizing display before their dishes are presented. In addition to this, Koto is esteemed for its meticulously crafted ‘small plate’ style cuisine and Sake infused cocktails which are guaranteed to exceed guest expectations in their flavourful combinations.
The Cuisine Gallery delivers breakfast and dinner in an international-themed buffet style, enabling guests to sample plates from different parts of the world. The Gallery is further complemented by live cooking stations which provide the opportunity for epicureans to tailor and personalize their dining experience with a myriad of picks to choose from. Run by a creative culinary team, this dining venue will be a tasteful addition to any culinary voyage.
A laid-back and cosy venue, Edgewater is the social hub of Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru. Bringing all-day dining into the picture, guests can get their hands on all lunchtime classics here with daily changing Chef’s specials adding a mysterious and surprising element to the dining experience. With the pool located near the space, guests can unplug with a cocktail by the poolside or simply take in the breezy ambience while sipping on an exotic chilled drink.
Koffee ‘n Chill
Designed as a saviour for all sweet cravings, Koffee ‘n Chill offers all-day desserts and speciality coffees for sweet tooths and caffeine lovers to enjoy after a long day in the sun. Swinging hammocks and plush sofas set the stage for this open-air lounge, allowing guests to unwind with their favourites in an informal atmosphere. Some of the drool-worthy mentions at Koffee ‘n Chill include designer ice cream sundaes’, indulgent patisserie, affogatos and island-made ice creams.