The Maldives – How to Dine in Style
Since opening in November 2016, the 5-star St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has truly established itself as a premier private island resort in the Maldives. Situated on its own island, the resort is surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear oceans, luscious rainforest and a thriving marine life, providing guests with all the requirements for a perfectly serene stay.
The peaceful, eco-conscious resort takes inspiration from the island’s natural surroundings, a theme that can be seen throughout the resort. Manta ray-shaped lagoon villas pay homage to the local rays that patrol the calm waters with gentle grace, while a lobster-inspired spa, whale shark-shaped bar and spiral shell library all reflect the island’s marine life and local culture. It’s touches like this that allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the local beauty and tranquillity of the Maldives.
The luxury cuisine
During a stay on this Maldives private island, guests are also spoiled for choice when it comes to culinary delights. Whether you’re looking for a Maldives-inspired romantic dinner for two, an informal gourmet burger or anything in between, the St. Regis Vommuli has you covered, owning some of the best restaurants that can be found in the Maldives.
A variety of in-resort fine dining options are at guests’ disposal, with seven unique dining venues providing world-class food and beverage offerings. The most recent of these is the Teppanyaki-style Japanese restaurant T•Pan. Opened last month, the luxury hideaway provides stunning oceanic views from within its elegant architecture.
Eating here is an immersive experience, as diners stroll through a hidden jungle passage into a lantern-lit entrance, sparking imaginings of Kyoto’s narrow streets. The restaurant’s philosophy encompasses the principles of Japanese Zen and, much like the resort itself, inspiration is taken from the surrounding beach ecosystem.
For instance, the restaurant’s exterior mirrors that of the subtropical ghost crab, while tables are accompanied by Manta-themed chairs in another nod to the manta ray. Coral-inspired ceramic artwork celebrates the reef that surrounds this private island and wiry ceiling lighting brings to mind plankton, the organism that selflessly starts the ocean’s food chain.
With more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality game and a Michelin background, Andrea Montuori has been assigned the role of making T•Pan a success, presenting Omakase menus, Japanese whiskeys and bespoke sake over two Teppan counters that hold a maximum of 16 covers at one time.
Once you’ve sampled the newest fine-dining experience the Maldives has to offer, you won’t be disappointed with the resort’s other eateries. Six other distinct dining venues are on offer, including a modern Italian, an underground wine cellar restaurant, a tropical garden pop-up and the signature overwater bar with sunset views.
Get it booked
At Blend Group we specialise in curating bespoke and memorable experiences for our valued client base of high-net-worth individuals. We’d strongly advise adding the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort to your bucket list so you can enjoy the hottest new restaurant in the Indian Ocean. Please get in touch with us here if you’d like us to put together an experience for you.