NewsMarch 4, 2020

Vakkaru Maldives Brings “From Fluff to Cut with The Marshmallowist” this Easter

This Easter, Vakkaru Maldives teams up with the UK’s first producer of gourmet marshmallows, The Marshmallowist for an unforgettable Easter in the tropics from 11 to 16 April 2020. The Marshmallowist will be popping up all over the island with bespoke treats such as the “Easter Bunny Hot Chocolate Bar”; “A Very Marshmallowist Masterclass”; “Baileys x The Marshmallowist Cocktails”; and “Easter Beats Pool Party”.

Founded by Oonagh Simms, The Marshmallowist is the first producer of gourmet marshmallows in the UK using premium ingredients – only whole fresh fruits, organic herbs & spices and boutique alcohol – The Marshmallowist combines classic confectionery with unexpected flavours like raspberry and champagne, strawberry and basil, charcoal and jasmine tea and more. Having trained as a chocolatier in Paris, Simms creates Marshmallows with a French soufflé-like texture and a signature London edge. With a flair for the adventurous and a taste for success, The Marshmallowist has collaborated with brands like Alexander McQueen, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Lancome, Roland Mouret and has been featured in publications like VOGUE UK, Wallpaper magazine, The Guardian, The Times, Harper’s BAZAAR, The Economist and more. Simms first recipe book ‘The Marshmallowist’ was published by Penguin Random House and follows her journey from Paris to Portobello Road and includes recipes of her sweet treats.


Full Schedule Below:

12 April 2020

The Marshmallowist Easter Bunny Hot Chocolate Bar at Amaany

Renowned for their gourmet marshmallow hot chocolate, The Marshmallowist brings her signature recipes to Amaany – Vakkaru Maldives’ signature all-day dining restaurant with a pop-up bar on Easter Sunday morning. “A proper hot chocolate is as cosy an indulgence you can have”, says Oonagh Simms as she looks forward to sharing her very indulgent experience like the Love Potion – a rose hot chocolate with torched raspberry and champagne marshmallows, pistachio praline and rose petals, The Marshmallowist’ signature hot chocolate in partnership with Baileys – featured at the ever-popular Baileys Treat Bar in 2018 at Covent Garden over winter – a Baileys adults-only hot chocolate with torched Baileys marshmallows and a S’ mores Hot Chocolate – a classic hot chocolate topped with a torched vanilla marshmallow and a chewy biscuit crumb, for the most decadent start to the Easter festivities.

13 April 2020

A Very Marhsmallowist Masterclass at Vakkaru Reserve & Parrotfish Club

Learn to whip and get your hands messy this Easter as you fluff up your very own gourmet marshmallows with The Marshmallowist. Sign up and join The Marshmallowist as she shares her secrets on how to master marshmallow making – from flavour combinations to whipping the lightest of fluffs and decorating your mallow creation using fresh ingredients from the island’s organic farm, this is your chance to get truly experimental with your confectionery. Each guest can try their hand at all stages of the making process – including boiling up aromatic fruit purees and fluffing the mixture into perfect peaks, hand cutting and taking home their own personalised Marshmallowist mallows.

14 April 2020

Baileys x The Marshmallowist Cocktails at Lagoon Bar

Whilst overlooking a surreal Maldivian sunset at Lagoon Bar, The Marshmallowist together with Vakkaru Maldives’ mixologist will curate three signature drinks based on ingredients harvested from the island’s organic farm. And featuring the celebrated Baileys Chocolat Luxe made from luxurious layers of Baileys irish cream liqueur and real Belgian chocolate resulting in a multi-sensory experience that tastes just like molten chocolate. From torching to infusing and vapouring, marshmallow cocktails will be taking centre stage at Lagoon Bar throughout Easter week.

15 April 2020

The Marshmallowist Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-up Parlour at Cabana’s Pool Side

A limited-edition experience, The Marshmallowist’s fruit-based ice creams will be popping up at Cabana’s poolside ice cream shack joined by a DJ on the decks and a pool party in full swing for some fun in the sun. Using fresh ingredients from the island’s organic farm, this interactive and immersive experience will have guests queuing for delicious toasted vanilla fluff sandwiched between soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies topped with fresh fruit, Easter eggs, chocolate shards and more.

16 April 2020

“Gimme S’More Sugar” Bonfire Movie Night on Cabana Beach

Under the starry skies of the Maldives, Vakkaru Maldives will set the scene for a cosy movie night warmed by a bonfire for guests to toast their own marshmallows. Bringing a social, family- feel to the evening, there will be boards of cracked chocolate shards, handcrafted biscuits and jars spilling out with creative toppings from fairy floss to fresh fruit. Let your imagination go wild and dream up your fantasy S’ more with a little help from The Marshmallowist.

To be part of this cherishable experience, guests can book their stay with Joyous 2020 Offer and enjoy up to 35% off room rates with daily breakfast and dinner when booking directly on

This 2020, Vakkaru Maldives continues with its collection of curated, ultra-immersive and cherishable guest experiences in partnership with guest experiences specialist, The Magnolia Creative Collaborations. Watch out for more experiences from culinary greats, wellness mentors and scent experts, as well as luxurious fashion collaborations and exquisite artisanal pop-ups. Through these experiences, Vakkaru Maldives aims to inspire guests to create timeless memories, effortlessly.