Niyama Private Islands Maldives has introduced two new dining Pop Ups – Took Took Asian Street Food on the Beach and Rum, Ribs and Reggae at the resort’s Surf Shack. Both are evening dining experiences, each taking place one night a week throughout the year.
TOOK TOOK – STREET FOOD ON THE BEACH
Now guests can savour Asian street food dishes on the beach, prepared and grilled over coals by Niyama’s chefs at Took Took, the resort’s new bespoke red tuk tuk. Guests can sit at tables under bamboo tepee frames draped in fairy lights with hurricane lamps lighting up the open air dining area. Or they can relax on soft cherry red loungers with their toes in the sand.
The once-a-week mobile dining event offers an 8 course menu of elevated Asian street food, which takes its inspiration from the street food scenes in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta and Beijing. Dishes include oyster tempura with tonkatsu sauce, century egg and fermented pork sausage, Thai style prawn and abalone ceviche and Xinjiang lamb skewer with cumin, Szechuan pepper and chilli. The experience costs £132 per head (US$ 165).
RUM, RIBS & REGGAE
Every week a new wave of surf fans can enjoy unlimited sundowners and BBQ at the Rum, Ribs and Reggae Party at the resort’s Surf Shack, which overlooks Niyama’s very own surfable wave – Vodi. As the sun sets, guests can enjoy rum cocktails flavoured with passionfruit, citrus, and cinnamon accompanied by a choice of five differently marinated ribs plus sides and the reggae tunes of resort DJ Fajja. The Surf Shack has a laid back vibe with loungers, swings and hammocks overlooking the ocean. The experience costs £123 per person (US$154) for unlimited BBQ and cocktails from 6.30pm to 10.00pm.
Niyama Private Islands has a wide variety of restaurants and dining experiences across its two islands. Guests can savour Asian avant-garde cuisine in a treetop setting at Nest and African meets South American dining amidst blazing fires in the jungle at Tribal. Under and over the sea they can indulge in Champagne breakfasts six metres below the ocean’s surface at Subsix and modern fine dining located half a kilometre from shore at Edge.
Niyama Private Islands is 40-minute shared seaplane flight from Malé or a 30-minute domestic flight to Dhaalu Airport. Nightly rates start from £560 based on two sharing a Beach Villa with breakfast and dinner including taxes and fees