Thousands of idyllic islands and kaleidoscopic coral atolls make up the Maldives; synonymous with paradise and bonded by a warm hospitality, it is a haven for deep-sea diving and high-end dining.
Cuisine is unsurprisingly based on seafood, including tuna and Wahoo, flavoured with coconut and fiery spices reminiscent of those found in its Indian Ocean neighbour, Sri Lanka. The Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is where you may experience traditional Maldivian cuisine, as well as international favourites, infused with a welcoming service and a modern dining experience.
From a flawless Maldivian lobster dish, to a delicious Pan Asian-inspired beef won ton with egg noodles, the passionate culinary team at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi offer guests the chance to learn how to harmonise flavours and textures in a range of international styles. Watch as the master chefs prepare dishes, all produced with local ingredients, to create tantalising appetisers, main courses and tempting desserts. Once prepared, indulge in your fresh meal for a unique dining experience to remember, with toes in the sand should you wish.
Each stylish restaurant at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi has its own character and signature dishes, from the bold Pan Asian flavours of Johara, to the freshly based pastries and treats at Azara, set beside the oceanfront. Gastronomic indulgence is favoured here, with regular theme nights to allow guests to try a variety of cuisines and dining styles, including the extravagant Lobster and Champagne beach feast, to the relaxed, Maldivian night with Bodu Beru dummers and a spectacular sunset as backdrop. Take a journey across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean with traditional Italian pasta dishes and delightful Spanish Tapas, served at Mumayaz’s Mediterranean Themed Night.
The only way to finalise your delicious meal and admire the amber glow of the Maldivian sunset over the island is to indulge in a classic cocktail with a twist. The Mixology Masterclass invites guests to join the expert mixologists at Khibar, a chic beachfront bar with relaxed ambience, for an evening of shaking and stirring to impress your next dinner guests with more than just a vodka and juice. Learn the insider secrets on how to create the perfect cocktail with home-infused vodkas and premium spirits, from the timeless martini and mojito, to exotic fruit daiquiris, or even your own mix!
Dining by Design
For romantic occasions, or simply a treat to yourself, the Dining by Design program at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi incorporates delicious dining with exclusive island experiences, including sunrise breakfast to private beach BBQs. Take a traditional Maldivian dhoni to one of the secluded, uninhabited islands that surround this picturesque resort, and enjoy the Private Island Experience picnic hamper prepared by the chef, complete with fine wines of your choice and the opportunity to snorkel the multi-hued coral waters. Groups and families may board the private luxury cruiser for a dinner cruise beneath the stars, ideal for a special celebration.