A private oasis set over 13 acres in Baa Atoll’s UNESCO biosphere reserve, the Milaidhoo Maldives luxury resort is an incredible location to switch off from the outside world. This year, guests can benefit from its new “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. “Moods” include “Rise and Shine,” “Get into the Milaidhoo Mood,” “Deep Sleep” and “Revitalize and Reset.” Consisting of thoughtfully curated food and drink menus paired with wellness activities, the programs will evoke energized moods, increase concentration and even help to tackle brain fog and anxiety post COVID-19. Meal settings also help to shape moods, with dining options on deserted sandbanks in the middle of the ocean, on the beach or in the privacy of the guests’ villas.
Rise and Shine
This program allows guests to start their day feeling healthy and full of energy. The day begins with an early private yoga class in the Yoga Pavilion, a 30-minute mud application to relieve muscle ache, steam, hot shower and a 45-minute TheraNaka Vigor Back Massage, all before breakfast, which includes fresh, tropical fruit, yogurt, seeds, nuts, caviar, smoked salmon and other island delicacies.
Getting into the Milaidhoo Mood
The program begins with a 60-minute TheraNaka African Awakening Massage at the resort’s over-water Serenity Spa. The treatment is followed by a Breathwork Session with the resident yogi. In the evening, guests can enjoy a sushi-focused dinner aimed to ease digestion with dishes rich in vitamins, omega-3 and nutrients, on their private villa deck.
This program aims to enhance sleeping patterns and maximize an undisturbed night’s sleep. It begins with a peaceful 90-minute Swedish massage in the early evening to physically relax the entire body and ease muscle tension. After that, a light and early dinner of chicken or reef fish is served in the guests’ villa with a menu designed to encourage sleep. Following this, Milaidhoo’s resident yogi leads a private moonlight meditation session for guests on the deck of their villa.
Revitalize and Reset
Aimed specifically toward COVID-19 related health problems such as burnout, anxiety and respiratory issues, guests can now opt for the “Revitalize and Reset” mood, which extends across two to four days. Guests can create their own schedule for the chosen days with a range of relaxing and respiratory-focused treatments to fit their needs.
Rates start from $1,625 per night in a water pool villa on a half-board basis. Mood Dining programs are one-day experiences that start from $435 per person and can be individually enhanced and customized upon request. “Revitalize and Reset” can be used across two to four days and costs $1,170.