The Maldives has been one among the world’s premier luxury travel destinations for many years with more and more GCC travellers heading to those beautiful coral islands to take in the sun, sea and sand in one among the various resorts available. Popular with divers, honeymooners and paradise beach lovers alike, the Maldives offers unrivalled luxury and therefore the chance to possess a true ‘holiday of a lifetime’ experience for its visitors. Here, resorts offer everything from secluded peace to inspiring adventures (both above and below the water) and an increasing number also are watching how they cater for travellers with special requests like being ‘Vegan’.
One of the greatest joys of travel is experiencing the culinary delights of a new city or town. Given more travellers than ever are trying to find vegan-friendly spots while they globetrot around the world, we have done a round-up of the absolute best resorts for your next vegan holidays to Maldives. Munch your heart away!
Atmosphere Kanifushi, Kanifushi Island
While you might have come to the Maldives for the exotic tropical views, the exquisite fine dining experiences at Atmosphere Kanifushi will take you on an equally memorable culinary journey. Vegans and vegetarians love it here.
Redefining contemporary vegetarian cuisine, Atmosphere Kanifushi was the first resort in the Maldives to introduce an all Veg restaurant – Just Veg in 2014. Since then, the Just Veg restaurant has won accolades for its excellent food and been voted as the top restaurant in the Maldives on TripAdvisor. With an inspired mix of mouth-watering Mediterranean, Arabic and Indian meat/fish-free cuisine, as well as vegan and Jain cuisine. Foodies have flocked to taste the delicious dishes on offer.
Some of the other must-try restaurants with delectable vegetarian cuisines here at the resort are Pier Six, a charming over-water dining complex designed in the shape of a native Manta Ray, and The Sunset Pool Bar that sets the perfect tone for beachside relaxation with spectacular views of the shimmering lagoon.
OBLU SELECT Sangeli, Sangeli Island
Meanwhile, OBLU Select at Sangeli takes you on an exclusive romantic culinary journey with its exquisite combination of sumptuous buffet, vegan and vegetarian dishes, live cooking stations, and theme nights. Situated at the North-Western tip of Malé Atoll, the island of Sangeli, home to OBLU Select, is a five-star resort.
Following on from the success of Just Veg at Atmosphere Kanifushi, Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts included Simply Veg as one of the dining options at OBLU Select at Sangeli. Simply Veg is a pure vegetarian restaurant with a stunning location and plenty of vegan options available. It’s not just the vegan food you’ll love here, the convenient location (just a short speedboat ride from Male), the selection of beach or over water villas and the ‘Premium All Inclusive’ concept make this a great choice in the Maldives.
VARU by Atmosphere, Madivaru Island
VARU by Atmosphere, the five-star resort offering a premium plan – VARU Plan, is nestled in the pristine Indian Oceans of the Maldives.
Indulge in a gastronomical experience at VARU by Atmosphere, with the best Maldives restaurants – Lime & Chilli, the all-day dining main restaurant and Kaagé, the signature VARU restaurant, that bring the world to you on a plate through choicest vegan and vegetarian gourmet experiences. Choose from the finest of culinary creations that span from Indian subcontinent, Africa, Arabia, and the Far East, creating a burst of flavors and a fascinating taste palette. Enjoy sumptuous lunch and dinner spreads with enchanting presentations complemented by pristine views to create that special memory for the ages.
All of these resorts from Atmosphere are the ideal destination for the whole family to relax, keeping their minds at rest that they are in the safest of surroundings while creating exceptional memories to last a lifetime. It’s hard not to love this place with the carefree vibes, flowing vegan food and drinks and a typical Maldivian picture postcard landscape.