Maldives restaurants with phenomenal views

Experience the luxury of the restaurants of the Maldives.

Dine on an island paradise at one of the Maldives’ stunning resorts, sip cocktails on the beach, experience a romantic dinner at an exclusive restaurant and enjoy a six-course meal under the sea.

At these top restaurants you can try local dishes, unique fusions and foods from across the globe.

Image: Muraka

Maldives restaurants


5.8 Undersea

Experience fine dining like never before and feast on fresh ingredients 5.8 metres below the ocean’s surface.

5.8 Undersea is the world’s largest underwater restaurant, serving gastronomical dishes with multi-course tastings and modern cuisine.

Hurawalhi Maldives Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi Island



Sip on fine wine from an international wine list at one of the eight exclusive tables along the decked terrace at Muraka.

Watch the sunset as you dine on international dishes that have a focus on seafood, such as pink peppercorn-crusted Maldivian tuna loin.

Muraka, Mirihi Island Resort, South Ari Atoll


Sea House Cafe

The open air deck shows off stunning views of the Malé harbour. The relaxed atmosphere and stylish decor bring in both locals and visitors to the island.

The food varies from traditional Maldivian breakfasts to Asian cuisines. Enjoy a mocktail at sunset or watch the planes take off.

1st floor, Hulhumale Ferry Terminal, Marine Drive, Malé


Reethi Restaurant

Reethi serves contemporary dishes fusing Asian, French and Italian cuisines.

Inside, the black and gold patterned columns tower above and floor-to-ceiling-glass walls showcase the kitchen.

The restaurant also has a walk-in wine room that holds 18,000 bottles.

One&Only Reethi Rah Resort, Reethi Rah Island, North Malé Atoll



This underwater restaurant was voted the “most beautiful restaurant in the world” by the New York Daily News in 2014.

It sits five metres below the water and offers 180° views of the underwater world. Ithaa serves contemporary European cuisine with a six-course dinner menu and a four-course menu for lunch.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Rangali Island


Velaavani Bar

Sip on cocktails as you overlook the lagoon and the house reef and keep you eyes peeled for dolphins and turtles.

Snacks are available to accompany exotic cocktails, beer and wine.

Angsana Ihuru, North Malé Atoll



Ufaa means “happiness” in Maldivian and this restaurant has embraced that feeling with an interesting fusion of Sri Lankan, Indian and Mediterranean cuisines.

The menu changes daily but focuses on fresh, organic produce and seafood. Meals can be enjoyed on the white sand under a tent or beside the infinity pool.

Makunufushi, Cocoa Island Hotel, Cocoa Island


Naiboli Bar

All-day dining is available on the beach with an offering of light meals, appetisers and cocktails.

Feel the ocean breeze as you check out the surf and stop by on a Friday to watch the Bodu Beru, a drumming musical performance in ethnic costumes.

Vabbinfaru Island, North Malé Atoll

Food tours and cooking classes

Experience a private cooking class with a local family to learn about Maldivian cuisine.

Maldivian private cooking and Islamic culture experience
Maldivian private cooking and Islamic culture experience


Maldives dining experience with a local family
Maldives dining experience with a local family


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