Nourishing dishes crafted to heal from the inside out in spectacular Maldives setting
The Maldives’ iconic idyll Amilla Fushi has unveiled a serene timber-clad Wellness Café and juice bar at its banyan-shaded Javvu Spa, adding a nurturing new dining destination to the island’s inviting wellbeing journey. Centred on balancing wellness of the body and mind with nutritious whole food, the new health haven offers a unique restorative experience through natural light-and-bright fare, without compromising on flavour.
Dedicated to sourcing unprocessed seasonal ingredients, the Wellness Café caters for those on the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet alongside an artful mix of organic, paleo, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free snacks. Guests can relish a curated menu that promotes natural healing through gut-friendly, immune-boosting super foods with minimal salt and free from refined sugars. Cooking and preparation techniques have also been carefully selected in order to retain nutritional value and showcase the natural flavours of the ingredients.
Packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients, enticing dishes include poke reef fish with pickled jalapeño, wakame salad, beetroot, avocado, MCT oil and ginger; beef carpaccio in MCT oil, capers, spinach, black olives and parmesan; and grilled chicken in coconut oil, Asian cabbage and pumpkin seeds. The juice bar meanwhile offers a host of carefully-crafted elixirs: Cold-pressed superfood juices, nourishing protein smoothies, detox tonics and SupremeBeing ketogenic shakes provide vital nutrients, leaving guests feeling energised, powered up and ready to continue their wellness journey in the island’s embrace. For the ultimate anti-aging, neuro-protective and anti-inflammatory boost, Amilla’s signature ‘Investment Smoothies’, The Vault and Amilla Timeless, are packed with superfoods, micronutrients and probiotics to promote and protect gut health from the inside out.
Nestled amongst trees in a serene spot next to Javvu Spa, yet close to the water’s edge, the Wellness Café is open daily for drinks and snacks (10am-6pm) and lunch (1pm-3pm). In addition to the new Wellness Café, Javvu Spa features 10 treatment pods; a yoga pavilion; fitness centre; a wet area; and a private training studio. Javvu’s holistic approach is complemented by an integrated spa menu of blissful pampering, featuring results-driven treatments from a carefully curated edit of world-class brands and ancient healing and energy therapies. Most recently, Javvu became the first spa in the Maldives to introduce therapeutic treatments incorporating activated hemp-based products with cannabidiol (CBD).