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Discover The Maldivian Getaway With A Ballet Twist

When Steph Theodosiou was asked if she would like to attend a beginner’s ballet class at Sadler’s Wells with a Royal Ballet-trained dancer, her immediate answer was, of course, yes! The Shangri-La...
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Heaven on Earth: The Maldives

Whether you're looking to dive, dine or detox, the Maldives has you covered. Rose Dykins finds her own slice of paradise. From the passenger seats of a tiny DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplane, I’m transfixed by...
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4 recipes for a Maldivian feast

Looking for a taste of the exotic? We have all the recipes you need to cook up your own Maldivian feast. Bis Keemiyaa - tuna and egg pastries Fihunu mas - Maldivian grillled fish Dhon...
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The majesty of the Maldives

You know just one thing- you want to visit this beautiful Indian Ocean archipelago. And we know what to do and where to chill out when you get there. As your plane comes into land, the Maldives...
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Paradise found… in the Maldives

 Looking for the best place to stay in the Maldives? Look no further than Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts. Your only challenge will be choosing which of its three luxurious island-resorts to base...
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Fihunu mas – Maldivian grilled fish

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the fish: 2 fresh red chillies (or to taste) 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced 1 tsp ground cumin 2 curry leaves, washed and dried 1 tsp black...
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Dhon riha – Maldivian tuna curry

Serves 4 as part of a meal INGREDIENTS ¼ tbsp ground turmeric salt, to taste 200g coconut meat, fresh or frozen 400ml thick coconut milk 200ml thin coconut milk ½ tbsp ground...
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Bis keemiyaa – tuna and egg pastries

Tuna is a staple part of the Maldivian diet and these bis keemiyaa are an old favourite. A pastry envelope with a tuna and egg filling, these are great as a snack or canapé. Serves a crowd as a...
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Dhonkeyo kahuru – banana fritters

Get a taste of the Maldives with these delicious banana fritters. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 5 very ripe bananas, mashed 115g caster sugar 275g plain flour 100g coconut meat, fresh or frozen a few...