Discover a stay at the Maldives resort now offering an innovative mood dining programme – an experience designed to pair specific foods with spa treatments and meditation to help induce specific moods and mindsets
Bad moods, be gone. A private oasis set over 13 acres atop the Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Milaidhoo Island Maldives’s pristine beauty is an incredible location to fully switch off from the outside world – and now, there’s even more incentive to book a relaxing stay.
This year, along with its truly stunning surroundings, guests can benefit from new and improved ‘Mood Dining’ offerings – a series of dining and wellness packages based on the theory that certain foods can affect body chemistry and in turn alter a person’s mood through the magic of nutrition.
The new ‘Moods,’ which aim to help reduce stress and undo pandemic side effects, include ‘Rise and Shine’, ‘Get into the Milaidhoo Mood’, ‘Deep Sleep’ and brand new ‘Revitalise and Reset’.
Consisting of thoughtfully curated food and drink menus paired with wellness activities, the programmes will evoke moods of feeling energised, to increased concentration and even helping to tackle ‘brain fog’ and anxiety post Covid.
Meal settings also help to shape moods, with options of dining on deserted sandbanks in the middle of the ocean, on a beach or on in privacy of guests’ own villa. For those looking to overcome jetlag and ease into the holiday mindset ‘Getting into The Milaidhoo Mood’ offers just that and begins with a TheraNaka African Awakening Massage followed by a Breathwork Session with the resident Yogi.
In the evening a sushi focused dinner, aimed to ease digestion with dishes rich in vitamins, omega 3 and nutrients can be enjoyed on guests’ private villa deck. Aimed specifically towards Covid19 related health problems such as burnout, anxiety and respiratory issues, ‘Revitalise and Reset’ mood can be used across two to four days allowing guests to create their own schedule of treatments across those days to fit their needs. Brain fog and feelings of anxiety are targeted during a 30-minute breathing workshop at sun rise led by Milaidhoo’s resident Yogi.
The development of self-awareness and self-control through breathing can also help guests to overcome stressful and challenging situations in their own daily life. A private sunrise yoga session and meditation on the secluded sandbank can be arranged followed by a healthy breakfast. Daily detox juices or teas are also offer throughout the programme, cleansing the body physically.
Perfect for relaxing in-between activities, guests can ease themselves into a comforting bath during the programme, featuring soothing Elemis spa products and rehydrate on fresh fruit juice and roasted coconut slices, grown on the island.
As well as this, guests who book the programme will enjoy a 30-minute gentle dry-skin brushing treatment aimed to help increase lymphatic circulation before switching off for a 1hour 30-minute, full body intuitive massage.
Start the adventure
Getting there: Milaidhoo can be easily reached via a 30-minute seaplane from the international airport in Male or a 15-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo domestic airport in Baa Atoll, followed by a 15-minute speedboat to Milaidhoo Island.
How: Rates start from $1,625 per night in a Water Pool Villa on a half board basis, based on two sharing. Mood Dining programmes are one day experiences and start from USD 435 per person and can be individually enhanced and customised upon request. ‘Revitalise and Reset’ can be used across two to four days and costs USD 1170. Find out more via www.milaidhoo.com.