Eat well, Feel well: Introducing Milaidhoo Island Maldives New ‘Mood Dining’ Programmes

The resort’s wellness programmes pair food with spa sessions and meditation to help energise your mind and tackle anxiety

Milaidhoo Island Maldives is a private oasis set over 13 acres (5.2 hectares) atop the Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. While it’s already an incredible location to fully switch off from the outside world, the resort wants to further boost your experience with its new and improved wellness programmes that pair food with spa sessions and meditation.

Called “Mood Dining”, the series of dining and wellness packages is based on the theory that certain foods can affect body chemistry and in turn alter a person’s mood. Together with thoughtfully curated food and drink menus paired with wellness activities, the aim is to help you feel energised, increase concentration, and tackle “brain fog” and anxiety post-Covid. Guests can also choose from a variety of meal settings, with options of dining on deserted sandbanks in the middle of the ocean, on a beach or in the privacy of their own villa.

The various Moods include: “Rise and Shine”, “Get into the Milaidhoo Mood”, “Deep Sleep” and brand new “Revitalise and Reset”. “Get into the Milaidhoo Mood”, for example, is perfect for those looking to overcome jet lag and ease into the holiday mindset. It begins with a TheraNaka African Awakening Massage followed by a Breathwork Session with Milaidhoo’s resident yogi. In the evening, a sushi-focussed dinner – aimed to ease digestion with dishes rich in vitamins, omega 3 and nutrients – can be enjoyed on guests’ private villa deck.

“Revitalise and Reset” Mood can be spread across two to four days, allowing guests to create their own schedule of treatments to fit their needs. Brain fog and feelings of anxiety are targeted during a 30-minute breathing workshop at sunrise led by Milaidhoo’s resident yogi. 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 offered throughout the programme to cleanse the body.

Guests can ease themselves into a comforting bath featuring soothing Elemis spa products, and then rehydrate on fresh fruit juice and roasted coconut slices grown on the island. A 30-minute gentle dry-skin brushing treatment is also included which increases lymphatic circulation and prepares the skin for a 90-minute, full-body intuitive massage.

Milaidhoo Island Maldives 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. Rates start from $1,625 per night in a Water Pool Villa on a half board, two-person sharing basis. Mood Dining programmes are one-day experiences and start from US$435 per person and can be individually enhanced and customised upon request. “Revitalise and Reset” programme can be used across two to four days and costs US$1,170. For more information, visit www.milaidhoo.com.

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