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How Maldives Resorts Celebrated World Food Day 2020

Gili Lankanfushi celebrates World Food Day
How three resorts in the Maldives; Six Senses Laamu, Gili Lankanfushi and Meeru Island Resort celebrated the World Food Day 2020.

Resorts in the Maldives celebrated World Food Day on 16th October 2020. The international day marks the founding date of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. We have picked posts on social media to show you how 3 resorts in the Maldives are celebrating World Food Day.

But wait! before we dive into that, here’s 3 quick facts about Maldivian food:

  • Maldivian cuisine (or Dhivehi cuisine) is based mainly on three ingredients; coconut, fish, and starches
  • CNN included the Maldivian curry (Mas Riha) among the “Delicious curry dishes from around the world
  • Maldivian cuisine is a mix of Arabic, Indian, Sri Lankan, and also oriental influences

Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi celebrated World Food Day by “being kind and nourishing the body with fresh food”. The resort said in a Facebook post that food safety is everyone’s business and it is a shared responsibility between governments, producers, and consumers. Furthermore, Gili Lankanfushi emphasized everybody has a vital role to play from farm to table; to ensure the food we consume is safe and will not cause damages to our health.

Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu posted a photo of Baithul; the resort’s very own ‘food hero’. Baithul been with the since its opening 9 years ago. And according to the resort, the gardening genius helps provide sustainable and nourishing food for the resort’s hosts and guests. Likewise, Baithul is responsible for the relationship the Six Senses Laamu’s culinary team and the gardening team has.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa

The Meeru family celebrated World Food Day by focusing on the sustainable food choices made on the island. The homegrown fruits and vegetables at Meeru Island Resort & Spa are produced without any chemicals or pesticides. In addition to that, the resort opts for locally sourced tuna. The resort said that they hope to do the best they can for the environment while making it more safe and healthy for guests and team members.

How did you celebrate World Food Day? In case you didn’t know, this year’s theme for the day is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together”.

Feature image by Gili Lankanfushi
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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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