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The luxurious restaurants of the Maldives resorts serve as a very good bait for tourists. After all, gastronomic pleasure is one of the main ingredients of a perfect holiday. The Maldives are a very wise people. Tourism in the Maldives is built on this wisdom. Each resort strives for a variety of establishments and cuisines to please the most discerning palate. Most Maldivian hotels have a main buffet and à la carte restaurant and a few à la carte only restaurants. Many bars in the Maldives offer a menu of exotic snacks, which is a good alternative to lunch, for example.

Restaurants in the Maldives

Asian, Mediterranean, European, African, and of course Maldivian cuisine in a wide variety and mixture of flavors. Restaurant themed, special offers, complimentary snacks, beachside dinners and dining at a table at an underwater restaurant in the Maldives. All this is possible on the paradise islands, so that you will remember every day with vivid impressions.

YOU & ME by Cocoon Maldives
YOU & ME by Cocoon Maldives

Restaurants in Maldives: prices

Prices in Maldivian restaurants are one of the main questions that interests all travelers. If you choose to stay on a private resort island, you need to be prepared for the fact that restaurants will cost you a pretty penny. As you know, almost all products are imported to the Maldives.

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) or all-inclusive are good options so as not to overpay for food. Otherwise, an average lunch or dinner at a resort can cost between $ 40 and $ 100 (excluding drinks).

For example, at the popular 5-star Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Farumathi's overwater seafood restaurant serves clam soup for $ 18, signature sea bass for $ 42. You can take one of the salads with them, which will cost about $ 15. Please note that in most restaurants in the Maldives, reservations must be made in advance!

What restaurants are there in the Maldives resorts and what are their advantages are, will be discussed further in this article.

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Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Best restaurants for a romantic dinner in the Maldives

Sea.Fire.Salt at Anantara Dhigu Maldives

What could be more beautiful than a Maldivian pink sunset, which is reflected on the water surface? Only if complemented by an exquisite dining experience at the Sea.Fire.Salt of the 5-star Anantara Dhigu Maldives resort. Overlooking the ocean, fresh Maldivian seafood is served here, grilled, tandoor, wok or wood-fired. At Sea.Fire.Salt, you can taste the most delicious steak in the Maldives. The culinary guru reveals to the guests the secrets of the influence of different types of salt on the taste of the dish. Ocean, fire and salt are the main ingredients for your romantic evening at Anantara Dhigu Maldives.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives
Anantara Dhigu Maldives

Kandu Grill at Four Seasons Resort Maldives Kuda Huraa

Quiet distant music, ocean views, your favorite wine and freshly caught fish grilled for you. Kandu Grill at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa offers a romantic evening by the water in a private atmosphere. Be sure to sample the signature platter of meat and seafood.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Edge, Niyama Private Islands Maldives

The two private islands of Niyama Private Islands Maldives offer many opportunities for a better holiday. This includes dining at an exclusive restaurant in the middle of the ocean. Edge is located on an artificial island, 500 meters from the coast. From the resort, you can only get to it by speedboat. Most of the seating is set up outdoors for visitors to enjoy the fresh evening breeze and gaze at the stars. The cuisine is international with an emphasis on seafood. Excellent selection of drinks and wine list.

Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Niyama Private Islands Maldives

The best Maldivian restaurants for the whole family

Magu - the main restaurant of Ayada Maldives

Ayada Maldives offers a true gastronomic journey. The main restaurant, Magu, offers a generous international buffet with a daily changing theme.

For example, the restaurant celebrates international cuisine on Mondays, Mediterranean delicacies on Tuesdays, and Maldivian and Sri Lankan traditional dishes on Wednesdays. Look for an abundance of Turkish national dishes on Thursdays, and on Fridays - the day of Mexican culinary delights. Ayada Maldives can be safely considered the leader of gastronomic diversity in the Maldives. Drink menu and excellent wine list included.

The elegant restaurant is located on the beach, surrounded by lush greenery. It features a central swimming pool with reflective elements. You can book a table on the street under the palm trees or in the air-conditioned pavilion.

Ayada Maldives
Ayada Maldives

Thila at Kurumba Maldives Resort

The luxurious Kurumba Maldives Resort boasts seven gourmet dining options and an excellent selection of all-inclusive dining options. Thila's main restaurant serves delicious continental breakfast in a buffet, as well as à la carte service. For dinner, seafood specialties, grilled Maldivian delicacies and decadent desserts are served. The restaurant offers an excellent variety of vegetarian and children's menus.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Vista Del Mar, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi's beachfront restaurant offers the opportunity to simultaneously enjoy unrivaled flavors and views of the sea horizon. Vista Del Mar specializes in world cuisine with a Spanish twist. Interactive cooking stations, original cold snacks with gourmet cheese, delicacies, and desserts. From sashimi to pizza and pasta. A culinary abundance with ocean views.

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Original Maldivian Resorts Restaurants

Yasmeen Restaurant, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is a modern, overly luxurious resort with 11 restaurants. Among them can be distinguished an exquisite institution of Mediterranean cuisine, decorated in Arabic style. The décor of Yasmeen Restaurant is complemented by historical artifacts and antiques. You find yourself in an ancient Arab village dwelling, which serves freshly baked bread on the wood, juicy meat and seafood cooked over coals.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Terra, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Terra is an exclusive restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. Its originality lies in the fact that you will enjoy your dinner at the treetop level. At this height, bamboo gazebos with tables were erected. There are stunning views of the island and the ocean from there. Gourmet dishes of different cuisines, an extensive collection of premium wines, a glass of signature Krug champagne in the middle of nature and complete privacy.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Botanica, One & Only Reethi Rah

The delightful Botanica Garden Restaurant at One & Only Reethi Rah features a unique concept of signature vegetarian and contemporary international cuisine, created by renowned chef Brent Savage.

Aromatic herbs, exotic fruits and fresh vegetables that are used in the preparation are grown right in the luxurious garden of the restaurant. There, among the dense tropical greenery, there are several tables. Freshly caught fish and seafood are perfectly blended with organic ingredients. The culinary delights are accompanied by an extensive wine list.

One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah

Onu Restaurant, Vakkaru Maldives

A cozy island-style restaurant built of bamboo amidst the lush jungle of the luxurious Vakkaru Maldives resort. Onu Restaurant invites diners to enjoy its tranquil atmosphere surrounded by tropical gardens. Here you can get acquainted with the flavors of Southeast Asia. Take a gastronomic journey through Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. In the open kitchen, you can watch the creation of gastronomic masterpieces. Scenic garden views and outdoor seating.

Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives

Restaurants at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Sea. Fire. Spice. Sky. Four words - four original concepts of the luxury resort Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Each of the establishments is original in its own way.

  • Sea. An underwater restaurant and the world's first underwater wine cellar. Only floor-to-ceiling glass panels separate from the diversity of the Indian Ocean fauna. The menu of international and Maldivian cuisine will delight you with a wide variety. Savor the Sea's specialties, sea bass, Scottish salmon and lobster salad.
  • Fire. Japanese restaurant in Teppanyaki. A cozy terrace above the water, where you can spend a wonderful evening with the sound of the ocean, watching freshly caught seafood being cooked.
  • Spice. Asian cuisine with Maldivian sunset views. The gourmet island-style restaurant is located above the water. Taste tender lamb cooked on a Himalayan salt stove.
  • Sky. The newest telescope, the only one in the Maldives. It can be enjoyed at the Sky Cocktail Bar. Observing the stars, we get closer to them. The Sky Guru will accompany you on an extraordinary journey and share his knowledge of galaxies.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Best Maldivian restaurants above the lagoon

Muraka at Mirihi Island Resort

Muraka is a gourmet restaurant that you can visit while relaxing at the small fashionable Mirihi Island Resort. An idyllic place where time stands still and you enjoy stunning views of the Indian Ocean while savoring the signature creations of one of the finest Maldivian chefs. The award-winning restaurant offers a gourmet seafood menu and international wines. Try the restaurant's specialties - yellowfin tuna tartare and veal steak fried in triple gin. Weekly lobster menu on Tuesdays.

Mirihi Island Resort
Mirihi Island Resort

Baan Huraa, Anantara Veli Maldives

Anantara Veli Maldives, an exclusive resort for adults, invites you to enjoy delicious Thai cuisine in a teak restaurant built on stilts above the water. Spicy flavors of Thailand with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Deep-fried shrimp cutlets, egg rolls, steamed dumplings and other goodies from Thai haute cuisine. Baan Huraa will surprise you with its variety.

Anantara Veli Maldives
Anantara Veli Maldives

Azzurro Bar & Restaurant, Angsana Velavaru

The Azzurro Bar & Restaurant at the luxurious Angsana Velavaru Resort serves a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can choose your favorite drink or exotic cocktail in the restaurant bar for exquisite dishes in an original presentation. Amazing tastes and elegant interiors overlooking the blue lagoon.

Angsana Velavaru
Angsana Velavaru

The best underwater restaurants in the Maldives

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Rangali Island

Underwater restaurants began their history in the Maldives, more specifically at the Conrad Rangali Island resort. It was here that the first underwater restaurant was established. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant remains the resort's trademark today. The restaurant resembles a huge transparent capsule. Not only the walls, but also the ceiling offers views of the ocean underwater world. Ithaa offers an extensive menu of European and Maldivian cuisine.

Conrad Rangali Island
Conrad Rangali Island

Subsix, Niyama

Three floors down below the ocean surface and you are presented with an original interior with glass panels. This is a luxurious restaurant at the 5-star resort Niyama Private Islands Maldives. Watch the variety of marine life in the comfort of your gourmet dining experience. Try the chef's best suggestions - crab ravioli, thorny lobster medallion, or fried scallops.

Niyama Private Islands Maldives
Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Japanese cuisine in the Maldives

Shimizu, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers an abundance of Japanese cuisine at the authentic Shimizu Restaurant. It serves locally caught lobster and fish. Shimizu boasts upscale Teppanyaki stations, an interactive sushi bar and an excellent a la carte menu. The restaurant sommelier will help you navigate the extensive range of premium sake and Japanese whiskeys.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Origami, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Another decent Japanese restaurant has opened its doors at Anantara Veli Maldives. Not only the cuisine, but also the Japanese style of the restaurant immerses you in the right atmosphere. At Origami, you can always enjoy fresh sashimi and sushi, king crab from Alaska, gourmet teppanyaki beef and other delicacies.

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Best Indian restaurants in Maldives

Baraabaru, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Baraabaru Indian Restaurant at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is the recipient of multiple awards. This is a sophisticated place with extraordinary culinary experience, where Indian spices are perfectly combined with Maldivian seafood. Among the main dishes at Baraabaru are authentic Indian thali and raan kebab.

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Tradition Saffron, Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

An Indian restaurant at Ozen Reserve Bolifushi is dedicated to exploring the flavors of saffron. This magical spice is one of the most valuable in the world. In India, saffron is considered a great gift from Mother Nature. Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine with spicy flavors at Tradition Saffron Restaurant. It is set in a lush seaside outdoor garden. Live music will add the atmosphere to your Indian-style evening.

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi
Ozen Reserve Bolifushi

Italian restaurants in Maldives

Isoletta, Vakkaru Maldives

The atmosphere of sunny Tuscany and modern Italian design. All this is in Vakkaru Maldives' original Isoletta restaurant. Mediterranean cuisine in a wide variety at the resort's main pool. Enjoy an original presentation, green surroundings and a rich wine list.

Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives

Gusto, Baglioni Resort Maldives

An Italian luxury hotel chain owns the new Baglioni Resort Maldives. Therefore, the resort's establishments are a real culinary discovery for connoisseurs of Italian cuisine. In particular, the main restaurant Gusto offers an extensive menu. It will be the perfect romantic evening with a view of the stars, spiced with Mediterranean spices over a glass of excellent Italian wine.

Baglioni Resort Maldives
Baglioni Resort Maldives

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