MasterChef Sweden Latest Cook Out In Meeru Island Maldives

Several years ago, when MasterChef Sweden aired for the first time on Swedish National TV, nobody anticipated having a pivotal episode of the competition to be shot here in Meeru Island Resort & spa.

November 2021 saw the Sveriges mästerkock 2021, (MasterChef Sweden 2021) that airs on TV4, its production crew, judges ( from across Sweden such as Mischa Billing, Markus Aujalay, and Tom Sjostedt) and the contests arrive at Meeru for episode 12 of season 11 which was filmed on Meeru Island in the Maldives instead of the studio kitchen in Sweden.

To welcome the team, Meeru Island along with the Maldives Chefs Guild, hosted a Maldivian night themed dinner. The evening kicked off with the contestants arriving at Meeru Island via speed boat while the judges was flown in via domestic seaplane. The Meeru team members’ welcomed the MasterChef team in traditional Maldivian attire, music and drums, handing them delicious coconut-infused drinks.

This was followed by an elegantly prepared buffet dinner of authentic local cuisine, accompanied by the joyous sounds of Bodu Beru played by members of the Meeru team.

For the cooking segment, the team sourced their vegetables, salads, fruits and spices from Meeru’s Organic Gardens. Fish was caught by the contestants themselves using traditional Maldivian hand-reel fishing excursion they took the same day.

The team from Maldives Chefs Guild, along with the incredible multi-national team of chefs of Meeru explained to the contestants how each ingredient was used for their taste. Using the information and tasting, two teams prepared locally themed dishes for the competition at the oceanfront Asian Wok Restaurant. The testing session by the judges was held on the beach, where the gentlemen’s group won the round.

The following morning the elimination round was held at the Pavillion Bar. The contestants had to taste Meeru’s signature curry dish, ‘Kadu Kukulhu’ (a  fish-based dish named Sea Chicken) and write down the ingredients.

The Maldives cooking challenge ended with five contestants qualifying for the next round, where they ended the day sailing into the Maldivian sunset style in the timber yacht Kamana.

See MasterChef Sweden episode 12 of season 11

About Sveriges mästerkock:
MasterChef is a worldwide well-known competitive cooking reality TV show open to amateur and home cooks. The show’s format is now produced in more than 40 countries and airs in over 200 territories, and one of them is MasterChef Sweden which airs on Sweden’s TV4.

About Meeru:
Meeru Island Resort & Spa is a family-friendly private island with separate adults-only areas and facilities, four restaurants and six bars. The resort situated a convenient and scenic 55-minute speedboat transfer from Malé’s Velana International Airport ( IATA: MLE). The island is a tranquil tropical paradise of palm trees, its own lagoon, white sandy beaches, a coral nursery and a choice of beach and overwaters accommodation.

As one of the earliest resorts to be opened in the Maldives, Meeru Island Resort & Spa is known for its efforts to keep the local Maldivian traditions rooted within our services on the island. The island is proud to be one of the first resorts in the Maldives to have opened a museum paying tribute to the age-old customs and traditions of the Maldivians.

The resort has also paid special attention to infusing the local culture, food, and tradition into all the services we provide to our guests. Themed dinner nights and cultural shows are a weekly happening on the island.

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Dine Around Dinners With Meeru s’ All Inclusive Plus Package

As a destination, Meeru is a foodie’s bliss. With two a-la-carte restaurants, six bars, buffet restaurants with them nights and a choice of private dining events, guests can taste the best of local to an international array of cuisine and flavours.

The Dine-Around Dinners
When it comes to the variety and convenience of dining, an experience loved by the Meeru guest is the ‘Dine Around Dinner Experience’ included in the All-Inclusive-Plus package. For guests staying on the All-Inclusive Plus package (AIP), for every 5-night stay on the island, guests can appreciate one dinner at either the Asian Wok or the Hot Rock Restaurant.

Guest staying less than 4 nights on AIP can still enjoy the dine-around experience at the Hot Rock and Asian Wok Restaurant by reservation as an add-on, at USD 69* per person.

Guests staying on FullBord can also join the dine-around experience disregard of the length of their stay by making reservations at USD 89* per person.

This ‘dine-around concept allows Meeru guests to enjoy different arrays of gastronomies in different ambiences. The a-la-caret menus include offerings from Asian, European, and Mediterranean cuisines to regional specialities to touch experiential dinings such as hotpots, teppanyaki and volcano-rock cooking. Having the experience available for dinner also permits our guests to enjoy the daytime relaxing under palms, doing activities, diving, excursions and finish the day with an indulging dinner.

Dine Around Asian Wok Meeru Maldives

Dining at the Asian Wok Restaurant & Bar
Setting foot inside Asian Wok during sunset can leave one in awe of the views. The floor-to-ceiling wooden doors at the restaurant that open up to endless unobstructed views of the Maldivian blue oceans, the hundred hues of oranges and pink painted across the skies, at sunset due to the restaurant’s waterfront and elevated position.

You can either settle yourselves at the restaurant for a glass of wine or cocktail to watch the sun go down or be seated for dinner. Asian wok offers an incredible Tepenyaki counter along with a menu of flavorful authentic Asian cuisine. Guests can also take their pick of seafood, or ‘catch of the day here. Whichever menu you choose to go with, a meal at the Asian Wok is an experience in itself.

Dining at the Hot Rock Restaurant & Bar
Hot Rock Restaurant, located on our ‘adults-only side of the island extending to the deck of the infinity pool deck, is also a well-known and favourite spot amongst our guests. Guest can select from Indoor or alfresco seating.

Note: 24 hours pre-booking is required and will be subject to space availability. For dine-around, guests will be ordering off of a special menu designed for the purpose.
Dine-around dinners will not be valid for special events.
Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are available.
Meeru sources food sustainably and some dishes will contain fresh produce from Meeru ‘s organic garden.

*All Price includes 12% GST
Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

Meeru Island’s Thriving Bar Scene

Bars at Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Regarded as one of the best Maldives resorts for relaxation, fun and entertainment, Meeru also affords guests a myriad of drinking and dining experiences — thanks to its top-rated restaurants and bars. 

At Meeru, a delicious selection of international cuisine with dishes from around the world is served up at its dining outlets set in tropical surroundings. When it comes to thirst-quenching, the resort boasts fantastic bars that provide a unique island atmosphere and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. Perfect for mingling with family and friends, sampling delicious cocktails and bites, and enjoying evening entertainment, Meeru’s six stylish bars always have something for everyone to enjoy.


Dhoni Bar: The bar is situated on the beach near the Dhoni Bar Pool, with its Children’s Wading Pool. It is the most chilled-out spot on the island, perfect to cool down from the heat and savour refreshing drinks and tasty snacks. 

Kakuni Bar: Featuring indoor and outdoor seating on a wooden deck, it is the island’s main bar. A range of activities and entertainment are offered here, including a Sports Bar with table tennis, snooker, billiards, football, darts, chess and board games.

Asian Wok Bar: Located inside the overwater Asian Wok Restaurant with scenic ocean views. The menu highlights international tea and coffee specialities, alongside deliciously-crafted cocktails and mocktails. 


Uthuru Bar: One of the resort’s adults-only bars (for 18 years and above) from which to enjoy the breathtaking sunset, famous cocktails and premium spirits. Scheduled evening entertainment also takes place here, offering guests a unique chance to enjoy live music complemented by soothing ocean breezes. 

Hot Rock Bar: Located on the deck of the Hot Rock Restaurant, this bar boasts inspiring vistas of the infinity pool and the ocean serving up international beers, long drinks and fine wines. Poolside service is also available, so guests can relax by the pool while enjoying a drink or two.  

Pavilion Bar: A cosy, little bar amidst towering coconut palm trees serving guests over 18 only. Here, guests enjoy various drinks and booze with the scenery of the resort’s unspoiled, tropical environment.

[Related: 5 Best Locations to Capture a Sunset at Meeru Island »]

Where to stay in the Maldives

Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Looking for a resort from which to explore the best experiences the Maldives has to offer? We are waiting for you. At Meeru Island Resort & Spa, you can enjoy all this idyllic paradise offers, from luxuriating in the beautiful island setting, swimming in the crystal-clear waters to basking in the glorious sun, and so much more. 

Click here to take a look at our special offers and deals. We continue to allow for maximum flexibility for the next normal traveller. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received three days before arrival.

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A World Class Wine Experience Awaits In Meeru

Anyone who has been to Meeru will tell you how wonderful the dining is. The buffet restaurants, a la carte restaurants and bars are truly a credit to our resort, and a definite highlight of every stay. In an effort to elevate your holiday experience, we have introduced the Meeru Wine Trail. This new and exciting experience takes you on a sensory journey, as you sample various excellent wines at some of Meeru’s top locations.

Compromising of a fine selection of premium wines and tapas, the Meeru Wine Trail takes guests to four different venues, where the wines are introduced, served alongside some tapas. At every venue two wines and a tapa is offered, perfect for pairing with the amazing views all around. Only the finest wines, with an overall international critic score of above 80% will be offered to our guests.

Anyone signing up for the Wine Trail can expect a world-class gastronomic experience and an evening of ultimate indulgence. The Wine Trail will be happening three times a week from 5.30pm to 7pm, and will be a great way to wrap up the day in paradise. At $118 per person, the Wine Trail provides great value as guests have a chance to sample some of the finest wines in the world. With a minimum guest requirement of 4, the Wine Trail is the perfect activity for a double date!

Guests can reserve by speaking to Guest Service or at Dhoni Bar, Asian Wok, Hot Rock or Uthuru Bar.

Embark On A Culinary Journey With Meeru’s Dine-Around Concept

One of the highlights of every visit to Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the culinary experience. Whether you are dining at the buffet restaurants or a la carte, you are guaranteed delicious food in a beautiful setting. The culinary team at Meeru is always looking to elevate the guest experience by consistently offering delicious food at great value. The most recent innovation is the dine-around concept introduced to the a la carte restaurants: Asian Wok and Hot Rock.

The concept takes guests on a culinary journey, allowing them to sample exquisite cuisines and adding an extra spark to their holidays. On various days of the week, guests can try the variety of set menus at both Hot Rock and Asian Wok, delighting in the abundance of flavour. At the overwater Asian Wok Restaurant, for example, the set menus meander through the Asian region, serving up vibrant dishes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Thai cuisine is on offer with favourites like moo pad mamoung. On Tuesdays and Fridays, patrons can explore Indonesian cuisine, digging into decadent dishes like lobster laksa. Finally, on Wednesdays and Sundays, the culinary train hops over to neighbouring Sri Lanka tabling the contemporary flavours of Ceylon. There is a vegan menu available throughout, and as always, the beautiful views of the sea serve as a backdrop to dine against.

Laurent Ghislain Pacolet, the Food & Beverage Director, spoke on the inspiration behind the concept.

“One of the hot trends and demands currently influencing luxury travel is the dine-around option. Our commitment to offering excellent added value inspired our newly launched dine-around concept. We were also inspired by a desire to uplift the dining experience significantly for guests at our a la carte restaurants. Now, at Asian Wok Restaurant, guests can sample a vast array of the exquisite cuisines that Meeru offers, such as the vitalising senses of Thai cuisine, exciting flavours of Indonesia and epicurean delights from Sri Lanka. At outdoor Hot Rock Restaurant, guests can indulge in fine Western cuisine with some exciting set menus. From classic ‘Homage’ that showcases traditional recipes, ‘Culinary Extravaganza’ which offers an ultimate degustation dining experience from internationally acclaimed signature recipes, to ‘Chef’s Epicurean Medley’ where our Executive Chef created a menu that celebrates classic culinary culture.”

To try out the dine-around concept during your next visit to Meeru, a reservation is required 24 hours in advance. Guests are entitled to one dine-around lunch or dinner for every 5-night per guests’ stay (pre-booking required and subject to space availability) and are not valid for special events.

*Guest staying less than 4 nights can still enjoy the dine around experience at the Hot Rock and Asian Wok Restaurant by reservation as an add-on, at USD 89 per person and USD 69 per person for AIP guests ( Price include 12% GST).

Beyond the Dine-a-round, for all guests, Asian Wok and Hot Rock offers an expanded dining and wine options under its regular a la carte menus.

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Top 3 Experiences For An Amazing Honeymoon In Meeru, Maldives

The Maldives is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. As newly-weds, you can start the adventure that is married life together in a beautiful archipelago. Celebrate this momentous occasion in a tropical paradise fringed by majestic palm-trees, swaying in the sea breeze and inviting you to join in the melody. Connect as you explore the crystal-clear turquoise Indian Ocean, as wondrous and mysterious as love.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the best island in the Maldives to celebrate your honeymoon. Here are three experiences that will make your honeymoon even more special.

Sail, Swim & Soak In The Sun


On our ‘Love Boat’ Daysail Cruise, you get to spend a day out at sea in the company of your partner. Soak in the rays on the deck of our yacht, enjoy the tasty refreshments provided, and snorkel in the sea. If lucky, you will spot some manta rays, playful dolphins, and much of the vibrant marine life. The cruise is the perfect way to enjoy the wonders of nature with the one you love.

Dine On The Beach

Dining on the beach is a quintessential experience that’s a must for every honeymoon. Enjoy a private dinner on the beach as you indulge in an exquisite menu and revel in the breath-taking views all around. This will be a date that you will remember for a lifetime.

Say ‘I do’ With A View

What better way to wrap up your honeymoon than by re-creating your wedding day all over again? This time, recite your vows against the backdrop of the sea, as traditional drums beat to the sound of your love. Our symbolic wedding ceremony will add to the memories of your honeymoon.

In Meeru, we honour your honeymoon by providing a complimentary fruit plate and a flower-decorated bed. Should your honeymoon fall over Summer 2020, book now and take advantage of our 20% discount.


Save The Date, Exciting Beach Dinner this September

Experience the luxuries of beach dining in Meeru Island Resort & Spa this September. Dine on the pristine beach, enjoying the alfresco ambience and the company of your loved one. These dinners are an opportunity to unplug, relax and give in to the pleasures of island life.

On September 14, join us for our Full Moon Dinner, which provides an authentic Maldivian dining experience. The glorious view of the moon up above, the sea around you and your partner seated across you makes for a truly romantic evening. Make a reservation.

The Beach BBQ Dinner on September 24 captures the spirit of tropical paradise as it offers indulgent grilled treats served in an exquisite setting. An extra layer of fun is added with this Maldivian-style beach barbecue experience. Make a reservation.

Finally, throughout the month, escape to a private area of the beach for the ultimate romantic experience, a private candlelit dinner. Enjoy an exquisite menu that will delight your taste buds as you celebrate love and magical evenings in paradise. Make a reservation.

Bon Appétit!

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Dine With Us On The Beach This August

We can all agree that every day spent at Meeru Island Resort & Spa is magical. Whether you are spending it on the deck of your villa, in the ocean or on the beach, you are guaranteed a tropical holiday like no other. To elevate your vacation and take it to the next level, our team has prepared beach dinners that add a special spark to your stay.

On August 6, join us at the beachfront for our Seafood Lover’s Dinner. This leisurely affair blends stunning alfresco ambience and delectable meals to make for a delightful evening. On the menu is fresh seafood, expertly and lovingly prepared by our skilled team. | Make a reservation »

Indulge in a culinary experience like no other with our Full Moon Dinner on August 15. At the water’s edge, under the glittering night sky, you can savour delicious meals, with the one you love right at your side. Dine in the most befitting setting, as the waves crash softly around you, and the palm trees sway gently. | Make a reservation »

Finally, on August 25, dine with us at our Beach BBQ Dinner. Delightful company, mouthwatering treats, a beautiful setting, there’s no better way to spend the evening. This will be a unique experience that adds to your many memories of our wonderful island. | Make a reservation »

Bon Appétit!

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Romantic Beach Dinners In Meeru

This July in Meeru Island Resort & Spa, indulge your senses in unique and romantic beach dining experiences. You will love the beautiful views of the ocean and the sky ahead of you, the delicious food prepared for you and the delightful company of your partner.

On July 16, join us for our Full Moon Dinner, as we dine under the bright and starry sky. The picturesque views and the fantastic food guarantee an evening to remember. There is nothing more romantic than enjoying food, looking into your loved one’s eyes as the moon casts its glow on the two of you, and the tropical sounds serenade you.

Just as romantic, our Beach BBQ Dinner on July 27, gives you a chance to enjoy conversation and sizzling, grilled delicacies, paired with the beautiful views of the ocean. This dinner redefines the barbecue experience, adding a sprinkle of romance that makes for a pleasant evening.

Throughout the month, take advantage of our Candle Light Dinner Promotion. This is a guest favourite as it allows the two of you to have a private and intimate dining experience, right on the beach surrounded by extraordinary views. Our professional staff remains at your service throughout the entire dinner. This is the perfect treat for your partner, and a great way to remember your time on our island.

If you are yet to plan your visit to Meeru, have a look at our special offer and book here.

Enchanting Beach Dining In Meeru This May

This May, you can look forward to exceptional beach dining experiences that are sure to please. To add a special touch to your holiday, whether you are celebrating a special day or not, take advantage of these culinary affairs. Served on the beachfront, the alfresco ambience and stunning scenery makes these dinners occasions to remember.

Dine under the moonlight on Saturday, May 18, 2019, with our Full Moon Dinner. Popular for the romance it offers, the Full Moon Dinner is a bucket-list-worthy item during your stay in Meeru. Savour the delicious meal prepared for you by the beach, under the beaming moon. Make a reservation

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, join us for the Beach BBQ Dinner. The finest meats and the freshest seafood are on offer and are grilled to your liking. Our team will be right on hand to attend to your needs. Make a reservation

Throughout the month, request a Candle Light Dinner or a 0.8 Athiri Dinner for a more intimate and private experience. Hosted for just you and your loved one on a secluded area of the beach, these dinners are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Make a reservation

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