We work with some of the best hotels in the world, a number of which are real favourites for their incredible gastronomy. Trying out amazing cooking classes whilst on holiday, with creative chefs introducing you to new local ingredients and learning about the flavours of authentic regional cuisine, is a highlight of travelling to far off lands. We have a whole host of fabulous experiences for foodies up our sleeves, which you’ll be sure to devour on your next trip.
Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives
Lily Beach on the stunning Huvahendhoo Island in the South East Ari Atoll brings a premium all-inclusive concept to the Maldives without any compromise on luxury.
Attracting guests from far and wide it’s a diver’s paradise with an abundance of watersports to show guests the best of the bright blue waters and the marine life below. Lily Beach has an excellent house reef, only metres from the shore, so you can snorkel or dive straight from the beach, and often there are sightings of stingrays and manta rays.
Two freshwater swimming pools are perfect for cool dips between sunbathing sessions, and kids have a fantastic time exploring the shores with the Turtles Kids’ Club. Take yourself far away from the outside world to this haven of luxury.
Lily Beach - Best Bites:
What makes Lily Beach really stand out on the luxury scene in the Maldives is its exquisite gourmet dining and we have put together our Lily Beach Best Bites, to give you a taste of what to expect!
Fresh lobster from Lily Maa’s live lobster tank:
A mouth-watering feast from a restaurant that is renowned as the seafood lover’s candy shop. You will select your lobster straight from the tank and have it cooked to perfection just the way you like it.
Indian and Chinese Fusion Dishes at Tamarind
Dine in Tamarind at least once during your stay to experience the finest Indian and Chinese fusion dishes – the food here is really something special and a reason to stay in itself.
World Cuisine and Wine Pairing at Lily Maa
Lily Maa is famous for its fantastic chefs’ feasts and each day is themed on a different world cuisine, taking you on a culinary journey at every meal. For an even greater dining pleasure, pair your delicious dinner with a premium wine from their selection of over 80 from all around the world.
Dine in Blissful Sunshine at Vibes Bar
Snug sun loungers and shady parasols at Vibes Bar keep the feel wonderfully relaxed for an appetising beachfront lunch. Vibes Bar is cool and inviting and becomes the place to be for a fun evening of cocktails and music.
Teppanyaki – a Culinary Spectacle at AQVA Bar
Skilled teppanyaki chefs give an extraordinary culinary display as they expertly prepare fresh Japanese cuisine right before your eyes on a griddle at your table.
Tasting Menu by Moonlight at Les Turquoise D’Aqua
For an evening of romance in a peaceful setting under the moonlight, Les Turquoise D’Aqua couples a five-course degustation menu with exquisite wine.
Eden Roc At Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Designed to evoke the elegance and sophistication of the French Riviera, with a colourful Caribbean twist, this sublime Relais & Châteaux property is the hottest hotel on the exclusive Cap Cana Estate. The sumptuous cottage-style suites all come equipped with their own private pool, gazebo, outdoor rain shower, marble Jacuzzi bath and personal spa area – intimacy and seclusion is paramount. Superb dining and faultless service complete the look for this dazzling Dominican resort and as you would expect from a member of Relais & Châteaux, they take their food seriously at Eden Roc.
Down at the beach, the sublime oceanfront La Palapa mixes it up with fresh seafood, Italian specialities and innovative fusion cuisine, whilst the new Caletón Grill brings the first taste of Peruvian Nikkei cooking techniques to the Caribbean. Chef Gianluca Re Fraschini and his team serve up some stunning dishes at the wonderful Mediterraneo restaurant, where you can indulge in a delectable four-course dinner from a lovely terrace overlooking the pool and gardens. An intimate private dinner with wine-pairing at the cosy La Cava, home to the Dominican Republic’s most extensive wine collection, feels very special. Then, after dinner, enjoy live piano music at the stylish Riva Bar, inspired by the glamorous ‘60s heyday of the Côte d’Azur.
Eat Me: Fish and Seafood Parillada of lobster, langoustine, Sanchez prawns, octopus and the fresh fish of the day (La Palapa)
Drink Me: Baron de Ladoucette Pouilly-Fume, Loire, France - 2011, Sauvignon Blanc (La Cava)
Holiday Indulgence: Grand Marnier, dates and Cognac soufflé with Tahiti vanilla ice cream (Mediterraneo)
Caribbean Cocktail: Jamaica Julep- white & dark rum, ginger beer, Lime, mint sprig, sugar cane and exotic fruit (Riva Bar)
Per Aquum Niyama, Maldives
A haven of luxury in the paradise of the Maldvies, Niyama is a real escape; you will instantly feel in another world. Consisting of two islands, CHILL is ideal for couples wanting an über chic and intimate escape, and PLAY has been designed with families in mind. The food here is absolutely superb with nine restaurants and destination dining to choose from – hover over the water, submerge beneath the sea, soar among the treetops , or dance with the flames.
Four Feasts for Foodies
1 - Families love the cosiness of the tree house-style Nest, offering an imaginative Asian menu and upper deck with tables among the treetops.
2 - Subsix is the perfect place for a special occasion and will be a once in a lifetime experience, set six metres under the water with stunning views of the surrounding marine life, the view from your table has never been so extraordinary.
3 - We love Edge, set half a kilometre out to sea and only accessible by boat, you’ll be spoilt with fine-dining atop the Maldives’ crystal waters. Its isolated location and unbelievable views make it one of the most unique dining experiences imaginable.
4 - Niyama specialises in ‘Destination Dining’, whether it’s preparing your gourmet picnic lunch on a deserted sandbank or whatever your dream may be, they’ll make it come true.
Montpellier Plantation, Nevis
Montpelier Plantation is the foodie hot spot of Nevis, where guests are spoilt for choice with three superb restaurants promising innovative cuisine. Being a Relais & Châteaux member, good food and a romantic ambience are a given, but Montpelier’s elegant terrace where guests enjoy cocktails and canapés before dinner has a wonderful atmosphere that really makes this hotel stand out. Montpelier Plantation is a real favourite amongst our clients who are seeking tranquillity and gracious hospitality. Serious foodies will love the gourmet five-course tasting menu at Mill Privée, a converted 300 year old sugar mill, with an intimate ambience and spectacular cuisine. Make sure you indulge in a rum tasting session here – an absolute must in the Caribbean.
Silversea, Worldwide Cruises
Sail Away with Silversea
On board Silversea’s intimate cruise ships you’ll be swept away on a luxury voyage of discovery to hidden gems beyond the reach of larger ships. This is the most glamourous and unique way to explore the world. From the spacious suites to the flawless butler service and extensive range of curated excursions, a Silversea cruise is an outstanding travelling experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Guests delight at the opportunity to order room service at any time of day or night, to dine out on your private veranda with unlimited Champagne at your fingertips as part of the generous all-inclusive programme. Every minibar is completely personalised and no extravagance is too much - that’s all part of the Silversea experience.
As partners with Relais & Châteaux, Silversea pride themselves on achieving culinary excellence, and their unique fine dining experiences are always a real highlight. Innovative chefs create sumptuous feasts for guests to indulge in, making hopping back on board at the end of each day’s sightseeing, even more appealing.
Hot Rocks is an amazing open-air dining experience – a preheated volcanic rock is brought to your table, allowing you to cook your steak exactly to your liking right at your own table - a really different and delicious end to a glorious day.
Shangri-La's Le Toussrock Resort & Spa
This exclusive hotel in the beautiful Indian Ocean is a little piece of heaven, elegant in design and immersed in nature. Fastidious foodies will take great pleasure in tasting the various flavours and fresh ingredients from the five exceptional restaurants serving international cuisine. At Shangri-La you will be taken on a culinary journey of discovery, with a different gourmet experience each day…
The stunning Safran restaurant overlooking Hibiscus Bay, with a copper clad tandoori oven, will take you on a sensory journey to India with its delectable set menu of Indian classics.
Settling into life at the beautiful Shangri-La?
Kushi is a specialised Japanese restaurant with a sushi bar manned by a master sushi chef, as well as serving signature kobe and wagyu beef menus plus a wide variety of sake and cocktails. Overlooking the stunning lagoon and Ilot Mangénie, you can also enjoy a unique yakiniku dining experience that includes a built-in grill at each table, and a traditional Omakase set menu offering chef’s daily seafood specials.
Chilling out on the breathtaking beach?
We love the concept of the Republik Beach Club & Grill, with its relaxed beachfront setting, resident DJ and fresh barbecue delights. The blend of arts and gastronomy works really well from the décor and the live music to the creative menu and talented mixologist behind the bar.
Want to drink in those fabulous Mauritius views?
For a romantic lunch, Shangri-La’s private island, Îlot Mangénie, offers the freshest ingredients in a serene setting with views of the Indian Ocean.