The land where a rich abundance of natural beauty compliment so wholly the man made marvels of luxury and comfort is where the perfect memories are easily created. In the embrace of the surreal experience of the perfect island getaway, one will find the ultimate bliss of enjoying the best things that this life has to offer. The Maldives Islands is certainly rich with breathtaking stretches of lapis lazuli blue ocean waves that fringe and ripple upon milky white shores, traditions and culture of the beautiful local population and their toothsome concoctions of rich flavor and taste. In terms of accommodation, many Maldives resorts provide excellent cuisine, both local as well as international, specially luxury resorts like the Anantara Dhigu, Maldives.

To experience a gastronomical fantasy of high appeal while indulging in the great beauty of the islands and the opulence of the island resorts is truly worthwhile when in this land of sunshine and warmth. The Maldivian cuisines are rich with the fine taste of the oriental and are essentially built around three key cornerstones, which are coconut, fish and starches.

Coconut is predominantly used in three forms in the Maldivian cuisine. Grated coconut features largely in most dishes while the creamy coconut milk which is obtained by soaking the grated coconut in water prior to squeezing out the liquid goodness out of it is also used to add much flavour and texture to their dishes and when fried dishes are on the menu, the Maldivians use coconut oil to get the job done.

Another important ingredient in the Maldivian cuisine is fish which is undoubtedly found in abundance in this island country. The Skipjack Tuna being the favourite among the locals, other forms of fish such as Little Tunny, Yellowfish Tuna, Frigate Tuna, Wahoo, Mackerel Scad, Mahi Mahi and Bigeye Scad are also frequently used. The processed form of tuna which is popularly known as Maldive Fish is also used in the forms of scrapings or shavings in the local cuisine.

Rice, Taro, Sweet Potato, Cassava, Breadfruit and Screwpine are the starchy items that provide wholesome goodness to the meals of the Maldivians and all of this can be experienced to your heart’s content while you are experiencing the flavorsome facet of Maldives.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.