JA Manafaru crowned ‘Best Culinary Resort’ 

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JA Manafaru has been crowned ‘Best Culinary Resort’ in the Maldives at the 2023 TTM Awards.

According to the resort, the accolade is testimony to many years of excellence in developing unique dining experiences by the island’s kitchen team lead by acclaimed Maldivian Executive Chef Moosa Nazeeh. 

“More than any other luxury escape destination, the Maldives is possibly the most demanding of all when it comes to satisfying guest expectations for dining experiences,” said Moosa Nazeeh, Executive Chef. 

“Cooking is personal and a passion for our team who pull on their own experiences gained from many years in high-class kitchens around the world. Our sole objective is to create exceptional cuisine that will elevate the guest experience to new levels, with service that compliments the natural beauty of this paradise island.”

JA Manafaru is an epicurean’s dream, a culinary journey complimented by one of the Maldives’ finest wine cellars. The resort embraces cooking principles founded in tradition and regionality, seamlessly blended with the inclusion of modern international cuisine. 

“The island team understand just how important exceptional dining experiences are to complete your dream holiday, so food and beverage offerings ensure there are options for everyone,” the resort said.

Aside from paying homage to the Arabic, Indian and African origins of Maldivian flavours, guest can enjoy everything from classic comfort food to Asian delicacies, Italian regional specialties, locally caught seafood as well as wellness meals. 

The resort’s In-Villa Dining service turns intimate evenings into romantic moments, whilst the option to ‘Dine by Design’ presents endless possibilities. Its ‘Dine Around’ principle allows all guests to dine in any available restaurant, and on theme nights, no matter what meal plan they are on. Guests can select from the many options available with ‘Dine by Design.’ Whether they wish to dine under the stars, a private wine cellar degustation or castaway feast on a nearby island, the resort’s ‘Dine by Design’ team are on hand to create an unforgettable experience. 

The resort’s ‘Wellness Your Way’ meals menu caters to a variety of eating lifestyles including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and low carb options at all its restaurants.

The TTM Maldives 2023 travel trade show provides a platform for networking, learning, and collaboration among key stakeholders in the travel and hospitality sector. The 7th edition of the TTM Maldives took place from 22 to 23 August with the TTM Awards & Gala Night held on the final day.