The Vilu Bar at Kandolhu Island

Kandolhu Island presents the authentic Maldivian hospitality paired with luxury and intuitive service. Fringed by a house reef offering underwater adventures and a plethora of dining options, this tiny island is ideal for visitors seeking a private hideout.

Located by the waterfront, Vilu Bar is a prime spot to get your fix anytime from its extensive list of classic sippers and their inventive spins. Refreshers popular among visitors include Peach and Basil Smash, Kandolhu Sangria, Mango, Thyme & Cracked Black Pepper, Orange & Cinnamon Mojito, and Coral Reef Colada. Vilu Bar hosts exclusive events including movie nights under the starlit sky and cocktail soirees that gaze towards the expanse of the beach.

Vilu Bar features a variety of cocktails and visitors are able to request bartenders for personal blends such as the Port with Love, a signature creation by head bartender Deshan.

Bring the flavors of Vilu Bar to your home with the recipe below:

Peach and Basil Smash

40 ml London Dry Gin

20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice

20 ml Peach Puree

Small Handful Basil Leaves

  1. Combine ingredients of gin, lemon juice and peach puree
  2. Shake with ice and strain over ice.
  3. Pour in a whiskey tumbler.
  4. Garnish with Basil leaf and lemon twist

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