A marshmallow of a time in the Maldives: Maamunagau Resort

InterContinental Maldives The Retreat

Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Oonagh Simms The Marshmallowist
Oonagh Simms The Marshmallowist

Maldives Hot Chocolate Bar

Escape the everyday as InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort hosts a series of bespoke guest experiences throughout 2022 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.

Curating a bespoke line up of pop-up experiences all over the island, guests will be able to experience sweet treats from Oonagh Simms, Founder of The Marshmallowist. From a pop-up hot chocolate bar to a marshmallow masterclass for adults and children, from a cocktail experience overlooking a breathtaking Maldivian sunset to a bonfire movie night under the stars whilst roasting gourmet S’mores, to ending on a sugar high with a pop-up ice cream parlour by the pool for a splashing good time.

 InterContinental Maldives Aerial View of the Lighthouse Portrait
InterContinental Maldives Aerial View of the Lighthouse Portrait

Having trained as a chocolatier in Paris, Simms creates marshmallows with a French soufflé-like texture and a signature London edge using only premium whole fresh fruits, organic herbs and spices and boutique alcohol. Combining classic confectionery with unexpected flavours like raspberry and champagne, strawberry and basil, charcoal and jasmine tea and more, guests can look forward to tropical Maldivian flavours being introduced for the first time. With a flair for the adventurous and a taste for success, Simms published her first recipe book, The Marshmallowist, with Penguin Random House that follows her journey from Paris to Portobello Road. Brands like Alexander McQueen, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Lancome, Roland Mouret and more have specially commissioned bespoke flavours and publications like VOGUE, Wallpaper, The Guardian, The Times, Harper’s BAZAAR, The Economist and more have featured the sweet treat. Hailed by The Observer as, ‘the best marshmallows in town’, guests at InterContinental Maldives will be in for a week-long sweet mallow escape.

1st March 2022

Hot Chocolate Bar

Renowned for their gourmet marshmallow hot chocolate, The Marshmallowist will bring their signature experience with a pop-up hot chocolate bar for breakfast. “A proper hot chocolate is as cosy an indulgence as you can have”, says Simms as she looks forward to sharing her very indulgent 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 morning. Look out for the beautifully presented Love Potion – a rose hot chocolate with torched raspberry and champagne marshmallows drizzled with pistachio praline and rose petals. Truly an experience that will take your breath away.

2nd March 2022

A Very Mallow Masterclass

From fluff to cut, adults and children will learn to create their very own gourmet marshmallows with The Marshmallowist. Sharing secrets on mastering the art of marshmallow making – from flavour combinations to whipping the lightest of fluffs, from boiling up aromatic fruit purees and fluffing the mixture into perfect peaks, from hand-cutting and decorating your mallow creations using fresh ingredients, be immersed in a truly unique experience with confectionery.

3rd March 2022

The Marshmallowist Cocktail Experience
The Marshmallowist Cocktail Experience

Cocktails & Mallow Dreams

Shaking up perceptions of how one enjoys marshmallows, guests will be invited to join The Marshmallowist and our mixologists for specially concocted cocktails whilst overlooking a breathtaking Maldivian sunset. From smokey campfire cocktails to glam martini’s, experience your favourite tipple – a little sweeter!

4th March 2022

“Gimme S’More Sugar” Bonfire Movie Night

Under the starry skies of the Maldives, cosy up by the bonfire for freshly toasted marshmallows and a movie. There will be boards of cracked chocolate shards, handcrafted biscuits and jars filled with creative toppings from fairy floss to fresh fruit. Let your imagination run wild and dream up your fantasy S’more with a little help from The Marshmallowist.

5th March 2022

Mallow Beats & Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-up Parlour

This limited-edition experience will see The Marshmallowist’s fruit-based ice cream and cookie sandwiches pop-up alongside our Resident DJ, free-flowing Champagne and more for a fun-filled afternoon in the sun. Using only the finest fresh ingredients, guests will be in for a treat of a lifetime! Savour delicious toasted vanilla fluff sandwiched between soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies topped with fresh fruit, chocolate shards and more.

To experience a sweet mallow escape with The Marshmallowist, book the ‘Extend A Night On Us’ package and enjoy an extended stay with savings on your fourth night and seaplane transfers for two adults.

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort in partnership with guest experiences specialist, The Magnolia Creative Collaborations, aims to inspire guests by creating exceptional experiences for a lifetime of memories.

For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book this incredible holiday contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.

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