Tingle your taste buds with the local Maldivian Cuisine

Maldives was populated over the years by shipwrecked passengers, pirates, kings, queens and salves from all over the world. You can find lineage from European, African and Middle Eastern nations, throughout the Maldives. This meant that food and Maldivian cuisine was greatly influenced by the tastes from its concoction of cultures and races.

Snacks

It is a fact that Maldives has tiny islands, scarce in land area and hence allowing for few animals such as hens, roosters and goats to be used for husbandry. The coral sand was never ideal for planting trees in the smaller islands, further limiting the amount of vegetation that thrives in the Maldives. This also meant, there was limited farming done as well, due to lack of land and rich soil, and the warm equatorial sun throughout the year. The abundant fish life in the surrounding waters of the islands, meant that the main diet of Maldivians, was based on fish. Whether it be fish, lobsters, crabs or cuttlefish and octopus, these are just some of the delicacies from its clean and fresh waters, that can be commonly found at restaurants and cafés today.

maldives traditional food

The local cuisine, is infused with Indian spices and hot chilly tastes from Sri Lanka and with rice as the staple food. The traditional Maldivian diet was tuna curries and a special tuna paste called ‘Rihaakuru’ (which is derived from cooked tuna in water with salt and few spices) along with white rice. Today, one can find an abundance of western dishes and food available all over the Maldives; very much influenced by the international visitors and the booming tourism industry.

Maldives sea food

A lot of the young people of Maldives live on a diet of gourmet coffee and short eats made out of tuna and flour. These short eats are similar to those found in the south Asian region, but, still different, in its fresh tuna and coconut usage. One needs to tickle their palate with these short eats during an evening tea from a local tea shop called ‘Saihotaa” to truly understand the addiction to it.

Maldives Kueh Chap

For you to truly experience the traditional Maldivian cuisine, that is neither spicy nor hot, but as wonderful as a memory that makes you smile, every time you recall; you need to visit some of the inhabited islands, away from the capital city of Male’.

Seared Tuna

The Maldivian people are warm, illuminating and extremely hospitable that you immediately feel “home away from home”, as soon as you set your first step here. So enjoy some romantic holidays, feel being at a private hideaway by leaving your kids’ at a stylish, fun and surprising Kids’ club at your resort; you can be rest assured that your children are safe and enjoying to the max!

Fun side of life at the kids fiendly Maldives

Maldives is one big outdoor adventure playground for kids, with the purest of white sand beaches and the warm and friendly Maldivian people. It has only been a misconception that Maldives is only for those after a relaxing and romantic escape. Instead, it is actually one of the best locations in the world for a family holiday with kids.

Family fun in Maldives

It is the only place where you can experience your own island getaway, staying either in a beach bungalow with your private beach area -where you can relax while watching your kids play on the beach, or a water villa in the middle of the lagoon where you can sit on your villa deck with your family while watching the colorful fish swimming in the shallow waters.

Family Sunset Walk

Some of the best luxury resorts in Maldives are designed with spacious kids’ clubs with all inclusive snack times & refreshments, mini yoga and fitness, playrooms with Wi-Fi and PlayStation, chocolate parties, marine biology classes, Maldivian handicraft and traditions, with Dhivehi lessons and talent shows.

Fisher man catching the fish

Resorts offer special rates and special promotions for kids under certain ages with a discount of some percentage in meals and transfers. There are resorts which offer complimentary meals and transfers with free accommodation for infants with special babysitting packages. Most of the resorts are children friendly with kids clubs.

Water Sport in Maldives

You are assured a holiday of a lifetime in an extraordinary beach destination such as Maldives; and when you’re with kids your trip may not be complete without a dolphin watching tour; as Maldives is one of the best places on the planet to experience these creatures up close. Over 23 different whale and dolphin species (a quarter of the world’s total) live in Maldives which ranks among the top five places on earth for watching dolphins and whales; the species range from the mighty Blue Whale to different varieties of playful and friendly Dolphins.

Sea surfing fun

The Maldivian people are warm, illuminating and extremely hospitable that you immediately feel “home away from home”, as soon as you set your first step here. So enjoy some romantic holidays, feel being at a private hideaway by leaving your kids’ at a stylish, fun and surprising Kids’ club at your resort; you can be rest assured that your children are safe and enjoying to the max!