NewsAugust 18, 2020

Aragu at Velaa Private Island Among Top 12 Best Luxury Restaurants in the Maldives 2020

The signature restaurant at Velaa Private Island, Aragu, has been awarded one of Luxury Lifestyle Awards Top 12 Best Luxury Restaurants in the Maldives 2020.

Aragu (meaning “essence”) offers guests two distinct styles of enjoying one dish – a ‘simplistic’ option focusing on the clear taste of individual elements and simple combinations, or a ‘sensational’ option whereby elements are combined to create exciting and harmonious fusions of ingredients.


With a twist on Modern European Cuisine, Aragu is taking its gourmet experience to a new level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Favouring carefully chosen, organic produce from around the world to underline authenticity, chef Gaushan de Silva has created an innovative twist on the evergreens of the Old Continent.

The chef’s classical culinary techniques coupled with contemporary ideas and thoughtfully selected ingredients promise a refreshing yet lavish experience for all guests.