About Time You Tried: Mystery Dining in the MaldivesBy Angelica Malin
Fancy something different? Well, it’s about time you tried a “blind dining” experience at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa for something truly once-in-a-lifetime. Here’s what you need to know:
New for 2016, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has launched a 24-hour dining extravaganza. Yes, that’s right – 24-hours of feasting. The foodie adventure includes a blindfolded gourmet dinner on the beach, champagne breakfast and more.
Your 24 hours of food heaven starts with a cocktail and canapé pairing on the island’s sugar-soft beach – think lapping waves and the most beautiful sunsets whilst you enjoy a delicious fruity cocktail.
Once sufficiently merry, you’ll be escorted to a private location on the beach and blindfolded! With senses heightened and flavours intensified, you will be treated to a 3-course banquet crafted from your favourite ingredients.
Just imagine: the sounds of the waves lapping at the shore, the feeling of the gentle breeze on the skin and the rubbing of sand between the toes – the sole accompaniment to a sumptuous and sense-awakening dinner in the dark.
The experience continues the following morning with a champagne breakfast, served in your villa, for ultimate privacy. After which, you can take a stroll with the chef through Hadahaa’s hydroponic garden where you will learn about this innovative plant growing method and the various edible specimens growing in the garden, before relishing a healthy three-course gourmet lunch. After all that feasting, you may well need it.
You may then choose to work up an appetite again by exploring some of the Maldives’ best snorkelling sites, or taking part in a spot of water sports at the Park Hyatt’s private new water-sports island, before rounding off your culinary journey with afternoon tea above the sea in The Drift water villa. Sounds like heaven, right?
Price: US $670 /£458* per couple. 24-hour advance reservation is required. Nightly starting rates at Park Hyatt Maldives are from US $830/£568* per villa, inclusive of Breakfast. For more information and to book visit here.