The turquoise waters of the Maldives embrace a tropical sanctuary, boasting picturesque landscapes, palm-fringed islands, and enchanting ring-shaped coral islets. An epitome of honeymoon getaways, the Maldives is revered for its idyllic beach experiences, luxurious indulgence, and secluded hideaways. In the heart of the Baa Atoll, the recently unveiled Avani+Fares Maldives resort beckons, providing a serene retreat with its array of modern-designed lodgings, catering to diverse travelers.
A Perfect Oasis for Every Traveler
A harmonious blend of opulence and nature’s allure, Avani+Fares Maldives resort stands as an extraordinary addition to the Avani Hotels & Resorts portfolio. Its serene villas boast private sundecks and plunge pools, and breathtaking views of picturesque lagoons create a haven of relaxation. The resort’s diverse offerings of over 15 studios, villas, and pavilions promise tailor-made experiences for each guest. The splendid four-bedroom beach pavilion can accommodate families with children. Hidden amidst lush palms, the beachfront villas grant seamless access to the pristine white sands and the enchanting ocean beyond.
Thrilling Adventures in the Marine Wonderland
Avani+Fares Maldives offers an array of thrilling adventures amidst the marine wonderland of the Baa Atoll. As part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the resort’s house reef presents a mesmerizing underwater world, inviting guests of all ages to explore with provided snorkeling equipment or diving lessons. Armed with underwater cameras, visitors can capture captivating images of reef sharks, colorful corals, and an array of fish. At the water activities center, you can glide through the water in glass-bottomed kayaks or on stand-up paddleboards or can try your hand at surfing, waterskiing, or jet skiing for bigger thrills. For a more leisurely experience, embark on the playful inflatable raft ride. Another must-do adventure is the manta ray snorkeling excursion, which is often accompanied by sightings of the playful spinner dolphins.
Culinary Delights at Seven Restaurants
Avani+Fares Maldives boasts seven restaurants that provide a diverse culinary journey to guests. With panoramic views of the ocean, beachfront dining offers a spectacular setting for a meal to remember. Indulge in pan-Asian delicacies, fresh seafood, and an array of kombuchas for refreshing afternoon delights. Don’t miss the chef’s house-made chocolate-covered orange peels, a creative and delightful repurposing of orange peel leftovers. The resort also offers the first kids’-only restaurant in the Maldives, where everything, from tables and chairs to countertops, is kid-sized. For adults, the culinary journey continues with romantic candle-lit gourmet dinners on the beach with spectacular sunset views.
Chosen for their gourmet dining experiences and global cuisine inspirations, here are a few of the best restaurants in the USA.
Aldama (Brooklyn, New York)
Aldama is all about ambitious Mexican cuisine. Don’t miss the daikon tostada, mole negro, and the taco de trompo, featuring flank steak, pork belly, pineapple-serrano gel, and adobo on an heirloom corn tortilla.
Benu (San Francisco, California)
Benu, helmed by award-winning Chef Corey Lee, exemplifies culinary perfection. Lee’s meticulous preparations and contemporary interpretations of classics like Korean beef barbecue and xiao long bao have earned the restaurant three Michelin stars.
Camphor (Los Angeles, California)
Camphor, a Michelin-starred gem, merges French techniques with South Asian flavors. Chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George create a symphony of taste, offering timeless preparations like lentils and lamb with hints of cumin and cardamom.
Daru (Washington, D.C.)
Daru surprises and entices diners with regional Indian flavors. Using unexpected American ingredients, Chef Suresh Sundas creates remarkable dishes like naan brushed with za’atar olive oil and tandoori-grilled chicken tacos.
Le Bernardin (New York City, New York)
The three Michelin-starred Le Bernardin has flourished under the leadership of Chef Eric Ripert. The seafood shines through, with delicate offerings like scallop carpaccio with basil julienne or pan-roasted Dover sole with green olives and sherry emulsion.
Merois (West Hollywood, California)
Merois brings Wolfgang Puck’s culinary prowess to new heights with its Asian-inspired menu. Alongside its elegant décor, the restaurant offers delicacies like sashimi and flavorful red Thai curry with sea bream, shrimp, and lemongrass-coconut broth.
Moon Rabbit (Washington, D.C.)
The Wharf, Moon Rabbit brings Vietnamese cuisine to a new height. Famed chef, Kevin Tien intertwines Vietnamese and Louisiana flavors. The menu encourages exploring and sharing a variety of dishes inspired by Tien’s upbringing.
Providence (Los Angeles, California)
Helmed by Chef Michael Cimarusti, two Michelin-starred Providence is a seafood lover’s haven, with an ever-changing menu, Indulge in salt-roasted Santa Barbara spot prawns or Pacific oysters with caviar and Champagne butter.
Yolan (Nashville, Tennessee)
Yolan presents an Italian fine-dining scene. Along with a glass-domed cheese cave, Chef Tony Mantuano offers a tasting menu featuring Roman classics like cotoletta alla Milanese, cacio-e-pepe, and bucatini all’amatriciana.
Zou Zou’s (New York City, New York)
Zou Zou’s presents a charming Eastern Mediterranean dining experience. Impressive dips like whipped ricotta with saffron apricots and hummus with black garlic, and dishes like the duck borek and Yemeni au poivre kebab showcase the chef’s culinary prowess.