6 Maldivian Restaurants You Have to See to Believe

The Maldives is blessed with incredible hotels, beaches, bars, and next-level restaurants.

Enjoy fresh, local cuisine prepared by critically acclaimed chefs as you indulge in the unrivalled Maldivian atmosphere. Wherever you choose to dine, whether it is on your own private island, a floating deck, or underwater, you’re sure to have an unforgettable gourmet experience.  


When deciding on which Maldives Island to visit, you want to be sure you pick the one that suits you and your tastes. So here are some of the Maldives’ most exclusive restaurants to help sway your decision…

Nest, Niyama Private Islands

Set up in the treetops, climb into Niyama’s luxury treehouse where you’ll dine nestled in the canopy. Accessed by wooden walkways high above the ground, the best seats in the house are found at the sought-after teppanyaki table.

Feeling KOI, Huvafen Fushi

For those who enjoy seafood, this Japanese-inspired overwater restaurant is perfect. It combines traditional Latin dishes with Japanese delicacies to create exquisite flavours. Huvafen Fushi isn’t just home to incredible cuisine but also the world’s first underwater spa where you can indulge in luxury pamper packages (you must try Teresa Tarmey’s celebrated Signature Facial!).

Ba’theli Restaurant & Lounge, Milaidhoo

Ever dreamt of dining in the middle of the ocean with sparkling seas for as long as the eye can see? Well, the Ba’theli restaurant makes it all possible. Set on three interlinked traditional dhoni fishing boats, sample delicious, modern Maldivian fare - it really is an unforgettable experience.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Experience the finest European cuisine 16-feet below sea level at the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant, Ithaa by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. It was rated the most beautiful restaurant in the world by the New York Daily News and whilst dining, you can expect indulgences such as caviar, cocktails and a six-course dinner menu.

Beach Barbecue, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Ideal for larger groups or families, the beach barbecue at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa is a magical dining experience. Feast on succulent barbecued specialities and freshly caught fish under the stars whilst lying back on Kuda Huraa’s pristine beaches with your toes in the sand.

Piano Deck Dining, Baros Maldives

For a more secluded option, board the wooden Piano Deck just of the coast of Baros Maldives, where your own private chef will serve you the most incredible dishes. This exclusive spot is perfect for the romantic types, offering a once-in-a-lifetime setting for a special occasion. If possible, try to time your dining experience so you can witness the phenomenal Maldivian sunset.


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