Only BLU, the latest restaurant within the Maldives, invitations diners on an unforgettable culinary journey beneath the ocean. Launched on 13 June 2022, Only BLU is among the most sought-after shops within the vacation spot. Surrounded by unique blue hues and a vibrant movement of marine life, this deep-sea eating expertise is a novel method of connecting with nature and with family members.
The restaurant is accessed by way of a picket jetty between the 2 island resorts, OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. As company descend 6.8 meters beneath sea stage, they move by an open kitchen showcasing the cooks’ artistry in an inviting show and are welcomed with canapes and glowing wine.
There is a distinctly ‘solely blue’ vibe with colors, patterns, and textures all chosen to enhance the spectacular ocean vistas. A horseshoe-shaped design ensures each desk has its personal window view of the coral reef. With a 190 sqm eating house and 46 seats, Only BLU is the biggest underneath ocean restaurant within the Maldives.
While the show-stealer is the mesmerising underneath ocean setting, the Modern Gourmet Cuisine is simply as tempting. Dining expertise is personalised with a alternative of seafood and fish, meat and poultry, or vegetarian fare, all paired with crimson and white wines and a collection of beers. On-menu are rigorously crafted dishes reminiscent of,
- Panko and Sesame Crusted Tofu served with enoki mushroom, scallion, and tossed greens
- Maldivian Yellow Fin Tuna Poke served with Peruvian avocado, Spanish onion, mango, and edamame
- Guinea Fowl Ballotine served with foie gras and wild mushroom emulsion, spinach, potato pave, and butter tossed younger root greens
Plates of scrumptious appetisers and mains are stacked in rantangs (picket stands) and positioned on the desk – making a personalised culinary tower that provides a component of visible delight. The sensible and discreet service retains the main focus utterly on savouring the flavours and soaking within the spellbinding marine present.
At OBLU SELECT Lobigili, the Lobi PlanTM contains one complimentary eating expertise at Only BLU for at least 4 days of keep. Dining at Only BLU shouldn’t be included within the Fushi PlanTM. However, company at OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi have the choice of reserving lunch or dinner for an extra cost.
Speciality Food Truck Experience
For these seeking to step out and relish a carefree meal on the seaside, there are two vibrant meals vans – Gaadiya 17 at Lobigili island and The Copper Pot Food Truck at Ailafushi island, which serve grab-and-go model grills.
Gaadiya 17, opened on 13 June 2022, specialises in licensed, farm-raised recreation meat. On the menu are Angus Striploin and Kobe Tataki steaks, Wild Maldivian Lobster, Lagoon Prawns, and Octopus Legs. The Copper Pot Food Truck is all about recent Surf & Turf grills.
These fragrant and succulent dishes might be savoured by the ocean, enveloped in starry skies, mushy music, and a refreshing breeze.
At OBLU SELECT Lobigili, company may also dine at Ylang Ylang all-day restaurant and chill out on the eye-catching Swing Bar with an infinity pool. Dining choices at OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi embrace the Element X Restaurant which serves fashionable Western, Central Asian, and Far Eastern cuisines and X360 Bar that includes a 1000 sqm infinity pool. La Promenade, opened on 11 June 2022, gives an attractive social scene with a café and wine boutique.
Jorge Amaro, the General Manager of OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, says, “Our engineering groups have pulled collectively a outstanding feat with Only BLU – which immerses company in a artistic, soul-warming meals journey. We have curated a world of beautiful flavours at each resorts. Every day brings recent, new eating choices for our company to discover.”
OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi are each positioned in North Malé Atoll, Maldives and are reachable by a handy 15-minutes speedboat journey from Velana International Airport in Malé.