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I’m not much of a food critic, but the food at Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef is simply out of this world!

When you go to the Maldives, you better pick a resort where the food is good. This is because once you are on the island, there are no other food source except what’s available at the restaurants on the island.

Because you are paying for a luxurious experience in the Maldives, nothing comes cheap. And that includes food. Breakfast is usually included as part of your hotel package, so make sure you and your kids get up to have them before you start the fun activities.

Luckily for us, the food on our island’s only restaurants was AMAZING!!

Each morning, we wake up looking forward to breakfast.  There are only two restaurants on our island, Latitude, and Open The Grill. Latitude serves more Asian cuisines from countries along the Indian Ocean rim like India and Japan, while Open the Grill offers an al fresco dining experience in the evening serving grilled and Teppanyaki dishes.

Latitude
Breakfast is served only at Latitude between 7am and 10am.  Luckily, they offer an assortment of breakfast choices, from the international style with pancakes, waffles and American breakfast to more traditional ones like Japanese bento breakfast and Maldivian style breakfast.

Latitude

Lunch is usually a simple affair of pasta and pizzas as we are always in and out of the ocean, on the beach or by the pool.  We eat whenever hunger strikes and the staff on the island always oblige with our requests. Luckily, I also heeded some friendly advice and packed along snacks for the duration of our trip. If you have a child who has a very strong preference for certain food, I strongly suggest you pack them to stave off hunger tantrums. After all, you ARE on an island and there are no convenient stores around. A trip off the island can easily cost you US$70 per person – too costly to just get a pack of chips!

And if you were to purchase it from the hotel, it could easily cost you US$10 a pack!

Latitude

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