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Understandably people have a lot of questions about food & beverage costs at the Park Hyatt Maldives, given that it’s a secluded resort where you’re literally captive — there are no options to dine off property.
All things considered I thought food & beverage prices at the Park Hyatt Maldives weren’t unreasonable.
The good news is that breakfast is included for most guests. Anyone on a stay paid with cash receives complimentary breakfast, along with Diamond members (that means only non-Diamond members on points stays don’t receive complimentary breakfast).
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s main restaurant, The Dining Room, which overlooks the pool. It has a nice terrace with more than a handful of tables, and then there’s more seating “inside” (though the whole restaurant is open air).
Breakfast at the Park Hyatt Maldives is served daily from 6:30AM until 11:30AM. I know many people are looking to minimize out of pocket costs staying here, in which case I know they often have breakfast very late, so that it’s more of a brunch, and then have something for dinner later on.
I didn’t plan it that way by design, but that’s usually how it worked out for me. I tried to sleep in as much as possible during my stay, and I wasn’t especially hungry for the rest of the day, probably due to the hot climate and the fact that I was just being lazy and lounging around.
Breakfast at the resort is really spectacular, though. It’s a la carte, though you can order as much as you’d like.
The breakfast menu read as follows:
The moment you sit down you’re brought a breakfast tray, which consisted of fresh fruit on the top level, tuna mashuni on the middle level, and pastries on the bottom level. The type of pastries on offer varied every morning. From there your drink order would be taken, and then a food order as well, whenever ready.
The servers recommend ordering either a breakfast “set,” or three or so a la carte items. The size of the items on the menu varied significantly, so in some cases three items would be way too much.
I photographed just about everything my friends and I ate throughout the stay, and I think during that time we covered about the whole menu.
They have a variety of egg dishes, including eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, egg frittata, etc.
Then there were more continental options, including muesli, yogurt, cereal, etc.
For those with more of a sweet tooth, they had waffles, crepes, and french toast (all of which were devilishly good).
Then there were a variety of Asian options. For what it’s worth, the hotel had a lot of Chinese guests, so their Chinese options were on point (though they also had other varieties of Asian cuisine).
But the tuna dishes were hands down my favorite, by a long shot. My mouth is watering as I write about them now.
As I mentioned above, tuna mashuni was always served as part of the “tower” you received when sitting down, though it’s also on the menu if you’d like more of it. I ordered it at least three times, as it was that good.
The Maldivian tuna curry was also exceptional. I had it all but one day.
As far as service during breakfast goes, I’d say it was generally good. The staff did seem to be a bit overwhelmed during peak hours (most people seemed to eat after 9:30AM), though they were always friendly and well intentioned. Each guest has a “host,” so during breakfast the hosts would usually make the rounds to see what people had planned for the day, how everything was, etc. The (excellent) new general manager also came around during breakfast to say hi to everyone.
One of the other cool Diamond perks which the Park Hyatt offers is a complimentary evening happy hour between 5PM and 7PM at the hotel’s bar, located right across from the restaurant. It’s a fun area to sit, as it has a variety of seating options, from a swing of sorts, to comfortable couches.
It directly overlooks the pool on one side.
And it overlooks the beach on the other side (as luck would have it, it’s also the area of the beach with the best sunset views).
As a Diamond member you received one complimentary cocktail from the menu each evening, plus a tasting plate.
The cocktail list read as follows (the complimentary Diamond benefit gets you anything except a champagne cocktail):
It really was lovely to sit at the bar for an hour or two and unwind, and just enjoy the slow pace of life at the resort. While I’m usually easily bored and was kind of worried about what I’d do at a secluded resort for almost a week, I learned to slow down my life, and by the end of my stay I quite enjoyed it.
My favorite drink, no doubt, was the oriental iced tea. Mmmm!
Every night the tasting plate was different, and typically consisted of two savory options and one sweet option. The servers were spot on in describing every detail of each item they brought out.
As I mentioned above, in many cases I just wasn’t very hungry at night, so literally just had breakfast, the Diamond cocktail hour, and then ordered something from the bar menu, like a mini pizza, which more than hit the spot.
A special shout out to Ashish at the bar, who was one of my favorite employees at the resort. He was friendly, good humored, and extremely attentive.
In the next installment I’ll talk more about the other dining options.
Park Hyatt Maldives breakfast bottom line
I was extremely impressed by breakfast at the Park Hyatt. Not only could you order as much as you wanted, but everything tasted top notch, especially the tuna dishes.
While the Diamond happy hour is limited to one drink per person, it was a very nice added perk, especially given the views from the bar area.
If you’re redeeming points to stay at the Park Hyatt, there’s tons of value in being a Diamond member…