Baan Huraa

Veligandu, maldives

Veligandu is an island in the Maldives that’s sure to leave guests feeling calm and refreshed. It may be remotely located in the South Male Atoll, but comfort and luxury are readily available. Take the Anantara Veli Resort, which not only offers elegant lodging, but also unique dining choices.

If you’re in the mood for Asian flavors, one of the resort’s leading restaurants is Baan Huraa. Found above stilts on the beach, it is a cozy, open-air space where one can enjoy lovingly prepared meals, as well as the decadent ocean scenery. From Veli, the restaurant is only a short stroll across a wooden bridge. Take a 10-minute swim or two-minute boat ride and you’ll be in Dhigu, another upscale island resort managed by Anantara.

Baan Huraa serves authentic Thai food, like soft shell crabs with Tom Yum sauce, deep-fried shrimp cakes, and stir-fried chicken with basil. The restaurant’s chefs can prepare southern recipes like meat in coconut curry sauce, or a bunch of spicy dishes common in northern Thailand. To cap off the meal, you should definitely have dessert. We recommend a traditional dessert, sticky rice with mango strips. Mouth watering yet?

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