Aragu restaurant at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives, has been named one of the top restaurants in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list and awards for 2021.

Officially the first and only restaurant in the Maldives to be voted into Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, Aragu at Velaa Private Island offers a fresh Asian twist on modern European cuisine by combining award-winning chef Gaushan de Silva’s passion for culinary art with sustainable practices.

The dining experience seats up to 36 guests and encompasses refined cuisine and bespoke tasting menus that are complemented by a wine list created by Ibrahim Waheed, Food & Beverage Director.

Alongside his team, Waheed offers his expertise and tailor-made service of an extensive and evolving wine collection.

Home to three upscale restaurants, two bars and an exclusive wine cellar, Velaa Private Island’s gastronomic offerings are designed with sophisticated travellers in mind. The resort’s restaurants offer international cuisines with carefully curated recipes ensuring every taste is packed with flavour.

Launched in 2013, this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards were announced on Thursday 25 March during a virtual awards ceremony.