NewsNovember 6, 2023

Yianni Giannopoulos Appointed Director of Food & Beverages at Ifuru Island Maldives

Ifuru Island Maldives announces the appointment of Yianni Giannopoulos as the Director of Food & Beverages. With a passion for mixology, Yianni hails from the vibrant shores of Mykonos, Greece, where he mastered his craft at renowned establishments such as ‘The Kastro Bar,’ one of Mykonos’ oldest cocktail bars.

Yianni Giannopoulos, with over three decades of expertise in the hospitality industry, has developed extraordinary techniques in mixology. He views cocktail creation as an art form, carefully combining fruits, vegetables, and diverse flavours to capture the essence of people’s moods in a glass. His journey in the industry began in 1992. Since then, he has been an integral part of prestigious restaurants, bars, and hotels in Mykonos, Bali, Fiji, Germany, Australia, the Philippines, and the Maldives. His expertise extends to menu development, professional training program implementation, ergonomics, bar design, and event activations, collaborating with renowned portfolios such as Pernod-Ricard and Diageo.


Ifuru Island Maldives, nestled in the tranquil Raa Atoll, is an independently owned private island retreat. Embracing a social, fun, lifestyle-centric, and value-driven philosophy, the resort comprises 147 beach suites and villas, all strategically positioned to capture breathtaking sunset views over the pristine beach and the azure Indian Ocean. The resort’s unique offering includes a premium 24-hour all-inclusive program, ‘Exclusively Yours,’ allowing guests to indulge in various culinary delights at six restaurants, including two à la carte options and four bars. Additionally, guests can enjoy daily replenished in-room minibars, ensuring an immersive experience.

For reservations or more information on Ifuru Island Maldives, please call +960 6582 800, email or visit