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Maldivian Delicacies And Insights Into Local Culture – The Whole Experience At Park Hyatt Maldives


Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is setting a trend for the new year by encouraging their guests to savor the taste of local cuisine with the introduction of its ‘Traditional Maldivian Family Feasts’. These culinary wonders open up the opportunity for guests to sample local dishes accompanied by Maldivian hosts who will enlighten them about the art of Maldivian cuisine and culture.

Directed by a Maldivian member of the Hadahaa team, this expedition into a menu of hand selected Maldivian dishes is expected to set a new trend and to encourage other restaurants to take up the local spread. A rather unexplored category of dishes globally, they are light and aromatic, with the use of lime paired with spices such as curry leaves (Hikandhi Faiy) and Maldivian chili (Githeyo Mirus).

The coconut is a Maldivian favorite and is one of the mainly used ingredients in both sweet and luscious courses. Locally caught fresh fish like tuna is also a key ingredient, often matched with an arrangement of salads and vegetable curries. Whilst guests can recognize some of ingredients, they will also be sampling other unfamiliar components such as ‘Kopee’ (Broccoleaf), a dark curly leaf similar to kale.

With such an abundant variety of flavors on offer, it could get confusing to choose dishes that go well with each other. Taking this into consideration, the host will recommend combinations according to the guests’ preference, in order to put together their ideal dish from the assortment of dishes and make their experience uniquely exquisite.

Knives and forks will be put aside for the more adventurous guests who are willing to embrace true Maldivian table etiquette which encourages handling food with hands instead of using cutlery.

In addition to assisting the guests with their choice of dish, each table host will spend time talking to guests about the culture in Maldives. From discussions of how food is collected and prepared to explaining the every-day family life of the average Maldivian, how special holidays are celebrated and the country’s diverse history. Guests will have a greater understanding of the fascinating culture in the small island nation.

Traditional Maldivian Family Feasts take place every Sunday and are open to all guests (welcoming up to eight at a time) costing USD 100/£81* per person. Alternatively, guests can reserve a private Traditional Maldivian Dining Experience for USD 120/£97 per person. Nightly starting rates at Park Hyatt Maldives starts at USD 830/£675* per villa, inclusive of Breakfast. Meal plans up to All Inclusive are available.

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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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