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Plant-based food is becoming more and more popular every year in many countries of the world. The Maldives were no exception. On the resort islands, skilled chefs try to satisfy the needs of each client, including tourists with special culinary preferences.

Therefore, supporters of plant-based nutrition may not be afraid of a trip to distant tropical islands, where the national cuisine usually includes fish. They can be sure that even if the menu does not include vegetarian options, the hotel staff will make every effort to create individual culinary solutions for them.

We bring to your attention a selection of vegan-friendly resorts in the Maldives, visiting which you will be pleasantly surprised at how diverse vegetarian and vegan cuisine can be.


Soneva Fushi

This luxury resort has earned its reputation for luxury villas, some with waterslides that lead directly to the turquoise lagoon, exclusive events and meetings that promote personal development, impeccable service and world-class gastronomy.

Restaurants & Bars Fushi:

  • flying Sauces - international cuisine;
  • Out of the Blue - international, Asian cuisine;
  • Fresh in the Garden - international, vegetarian cuisine, seafood;
  • Shades of Green - international, Maldivian, vegan , vegetarian cuisine;
  • Once Upon a Table - international cuisine;
  • So hands On by Akira - sushi;
  • Mihiree Mithaa - Asian, Mediterranean, international cuisine;
  • So Bespoke - Japanese cuisine;
  • Down to Earth by Ravi - International and South Asian cuisine;
  • So Cool - homemade ice cream and sherbet;
  • By the bar;
  • The bar and cellar;
  • So Delicate - light meat and cheese snacks;
  • So Guilty - chocolate products.

Soneva Fushi
Soneva Fushi

Vegetarian Restaurant Shades of Green, located in Soneva Fushi's own organic garden, 5 unique menus await you from Danish chef Carsten Kyster. The menus are based on the vibrant colors of freshly picked produce (purple, yellow, orange, red and green) and change with the season.

Each colorful menu consists of six dishes - Cleansing, Crispy, Raw, Cereals, Fire, Sweet - and showcases Soneva 's best seasonal vegetables, salads, fruits and herbs. Fushi.

Every meal in Shades of Green starts with a guided tour of the organic garden, where guests can learn more about the dishes on the menu and handpick some of the ingredients for dinner.

How to get there: 30 minutes by seaplane or domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport, then 15 minutes by speedboat.

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Soneva Fushi
Soneva Fushi

Soneva Jani

Another luxury Soneva resort invites guests to enjoy an idyllic retreat in luxurious overwater residences.

Since a varied cuisine that takes into account all the culinary preferences of guests is an integral part of such a holiday, skilled chefs use their skills to create real culinary masterpieces for vacationers.

Restaurants & Bars Jani:

  • Overseas - Southeast Asian and international cuisine;
  • So Wild - cuisine of Southeast Asia;
  • The Crab Shack - international, Asian, Maldivian, Sri Lankan cuisine;
  • So Primitive - international cuisine;
  • Guess Who's Cooking - international cuisine;
  • So Engaging - international cuisine;
  • So Imaginative - international cuisine;
  • So Starstruck - international cuisine;
  • The Gathering Bar - tapas and drinks;
  • North Island - traditional Maldivian cuisine;
  • Director's Cut - Japanese cuisine;
  • Down to Earth - international cuisine;
  • So Cool - ice cream and sorbets;
  • So Guilty - chocolate products;
  • wine Vault.

Soneva Jani
Soneva Jani

Vegetarians should definitely pay attention to the Overseas restaurant, which is managed by the famous Swedish chef and restaurateur Matthias Dahlgren.

Situated above the calm waters of the lagoon, the menu of the restaurant focuses on pescatarian, vegetarian and plant-based dishes. Fish and seafood are caught in local waters in an environmentally friendly way. And organic vegetables, herbs and fruits are harvested in Soneva 's own sustainable gardens. Jani.

How to get there: 35 minutes by seaplane.

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Soneva Jani
Soneva Jani

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences (Amilla Fushi)

Set on a 23 hectare lush, green island, this stylish resort offers guests 67 spacious villas and residences, 3 bubble beach spheres for a unique Amilla-style getaway, glamping, wellness treatments in comfortable Javvu Spa, rich leisure activities, as well as 6 excellent restaurant establishments.

Amilla Fushi Restaurants & Bars:

  • Feeling Koi - Japanese fusion cuisine;
  • East - Indian cuisine;
  • Barolo Grill - Italian cuisine, grill;
  • The Emperor beach club - salads, appetizers, grill;
  • Fresh - diet menus;
  • Chill'd café - salads, rolls, sandwiches, ice cream and sorbets;
  • Joe's Pizza - pizza;
  • Baa Baa bar;
  • Sunset bar;
  • The Cellar Door - wine cellar.

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences
Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

The resort restaurants offer specialized menus from the Wellness program your Way, which covers all sorts of special food styles, including plant-based dishes. So, the general menu for fans of plant foods includes a variety of salads and soups, burgers and sandwiches, pasta and risotto, Asian dishes, cauliflower steak, sushi and much more. Vegetarian menus are available throughout the resort, however items vary by restaurant.

How to get there: 30 minutes by seaplane or domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport, then 10 minutes by speedboat.

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Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences
Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

Hurawalhi Island Resort

This romantic resort is for guests over 15 years of age. Here travelers can expect beautiful beach and ocean villas, a wide range of spa pleasures , sports activities, numerous excursions, shallow lagoons and vibrant coral reefs, professional photo shoots , excellent food and other 5-star vacation privileges.

Hurawalhi Restaurants & Bars Island Resort:

  • 8 Undersea Restaurant;
  • Kashibo - Asian cuisine;
  • Kanneli - international cuisine;
  • Champagne pavilion;
  • Junk Food Kitchen (part of Coco Bar) - fast food that will appeal to both vegans and meat lovers.

Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

Beyond Junk food Kitchen, vegetarian cuisine featured in 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, hidden at a depth of 6 meters in ocean waters. Here visitors will be offered two separately designed menus for lunch and dinner, including gourmet dishes from herbal ingredients.

How to get there: 40 minutes by seaplane.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort
Hurawalhi Island Resort

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Laviani Atoll, this resort offers 172 private villas with direct access to a pristine white beach and blue ocean waters.

In addition to comfortable accommodation, a variety of entertainment and excursions, as well as a high level of service, the resort strives to please guests with culinary diversity.

Restaurants & Bars of Kanifushi:

  • Dining - Asian, Maldivian and European cuisine;
  • Ceylon Bliss - Sri Lankan cuisine;
  • Sunset Pool Bar - fusion , Asian and Mediterranean dishes, barbecue;
  • The Spice - Asian, Maldivian and European cuisine;
  • Pier Six - seafood delicacies;
  • Teppanyaki Grill - Japanese cuisine;
  • Just Veg - vegetarian cuisine;
  • Bar The Liquid.

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

A pleasant find for vegetarians will be a restaurant with the eloquent name Just Veg, whose menu includes recipes from the Mediterranean, Arabic and Indian regions, combined with the latest culinary trends. There is also an extensive wine and cocktail list.

The institution is considered the first vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives and was awarded honorary awards from the travel portal TripAdvisor.

How to get there: 35 minutes by seaplane.

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Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Huvadhoo Atoll , 55 km from the equator, this luxury sandals hotel caters for families and couples alike.

At your service:

  • 50 comfortable villas;
  • 5 star dive center;
  • with pa-salon Vidhun with five spa treatment villas for couples;
  • swimming pools and a 24-hour fitness center;
  • yoga studio;
  • library;
  • a living reef filled with marine life and much more.

Restaurants and bars at Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa :

  • The Dining Room - international cuisine;
  • The Island Grill - seafood, grilled meat dishes;
  • Koi @ The Drift - Japanese cuisine;
  • Chef's Garden Treehouse - dishes made with local organic garden ingredients;
  • The Bar - light snacks and refreshing drinks;
  • The Dhoni.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Restaurant The Dining Room is located next to the infinity pool and offers guests a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful ocean views, an extensive list of fine wines and the opportunity to experience cuisines from around the world.

For vegetarian guests, the restaurant has a separate menu with a wide selection of appropriate dishes: from light salads and soups to pizza and pasta, as well as wonderful fruit and chocolate desserts and ice cream.

Smart casual attire is required to enter the restaurant.

How to get there: by domestic flight to Kooddoo Island Airport (60 minutes), then by speedboat to Huvadhoo Island (30 minutes).

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

This luxury resort is nestled on a private island in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

At guests' disposal: 80 spacious villas and residences, an overwater spa, 7 restaurants and bars, a pristine house reef, an observatory, bicycles and a wide range of entertainment.

Anantara Restaurants & Bars Kihavah:

  • Sea - Maldivian and international cuisine;
  • Sky - drinks and snacks;
  • Fire - Japanese cuisine, teppanyaki;
  • Spice - cuisine of Asia;
  • Plates - Maldivian and international cuisine;
  • Manzaru - cuisine of Italy and the Mediterranean.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

The pride of the resort is the Sea restaurant, located under water. Its menu contains vegetarian options, including organic salads and beetroot carpaccio, tomato and avocado tartare, truffle potato soup, herb risotto with parmesan and vegetables.

How to get there: 30 minutes by seaplane or domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Airport (about 20 minutes), then 20 minutes by speedboat.

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Ayada Maldives

This resort is located on the unspoiled Gaafu Atoll Dhaalu in the south of the country and offers travelers an idyllic holiday in Maldivian style.

First of all, guests can expect large villas with private infinity pools, an award-winning AySpa, a house reef inhabited by living corals, a wide variety of water sports, excursions and other activities.

The wildlife of the island may surprise you with its diversity. So, in the shallow water around the island, you can encounter blacktip and white reef sharks, sea turtles, rays and many other ocean inhabitants. And during a beach holiday, gray herons and crabs, garden lizards and harmless fruit bats can accompany you.

By the way, Ayada Maldives is one of the 25 Best Resorts in the World by TripAdvisor and a Traveler's Award Winner Choice 2021.

Ayada Maldives
Ayada Maldives

For gourmets, the resort has 8 locations, each offering a different cuisine and unique gastronomic experience:

  • Ocean Breeze - European cuisine, seafood;
  • Mizu - Japanese teppanyaki grill, fish, meat and vegetarian options;
  • Kai - Far Eastern and Asian cuisine;
  • Zero Degree - international cuisine;
  • Magu - international cuisine with daily changing themes;
  • Sea Salt - grilled meat and seafood;
  • Ottoman Lounge - a traditional Turkish cafe with fine Turkish teas and coffees presented in silverware;
  • Ile De Joie is a cheese and wine bar.

Each restaurant uses fresh organic ingredients from the local garden and island farms to make the food authentic and delicious.

The resort partners with local farmers to ensure that only the finest fruits and vegetables are on your plate. Restaurants have many creative ways to present them in salads, soups, burgers, vegan sushi and other dishes, as well as soft drinks. Vegetarian options are available upon request at most of the above restaurants.

How to get there: 55 minutes by domestic flight, then 50 minutes by speedboat.

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Ayada Maldives
Ayada Maldives

Kurumba Maldives

This wonderful, fun resort has been hosting guests for over 40 years, and they certainly know how to find the key to the heart of every guest.

Convenient location, large rooms, a large selection of restaurants and entertainment activities make Kurumba Maldives is a great location for a family holiday.

Meal plans available at the resort include half board , full board plus and all inclusive ". And local restaurants can cater for most dietary needs, be it gluten-free, halal, Jain and other vacationer preferences.

The resort has the following restaurants and bars:

  • Vihamanaa - international cuisine;
  • Thila - grill and seafood;
  • Hamakaze - teppanyaki;
  • Al Qasr - cuisine of the Middle East;
  • Mahal - cuisine of North and South India;
  • Khing Thai - traditional Thai cuisine;
  • Café - sandwiches, burgers and everyday food;
  • Kandu - a bar with cocktails and performances by the best live bands and DJs;
  • Athiri - beach bar with various snacks;
  • Fez - hookah and light snacks.

Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

The menu of almost all the establishments of the island has a huge variety of both vegan and vegetarian dishes, including all kinds of salads, gazpacho and homemade pasta, vegetarian rolls, soups, burgers and sandwiches, pizza and desserts.

How to get there: 10 minutes by speedboat.

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Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

OBLU SELECT at Sangeli

The hospitable resort of North Male Atoll offers guests a carefree holiday in one of its 137 stylish, cozy villas.

Despite the fact that the resort positions itself as a place for family vacations, travelers looking for a romantic getaway will also be taken care of here. They are offered Sangeli Water Suites with Pool located on One Island Banyan Island for adults only.

In addition to comfortable accommodation, spa treatments , diving , snorkeling and specialized restaurant and bar establishments await guests, namely:

  • The Courtyard - international cuisine;
  • Just Grill - fresh seafood and grilled meat;
  • bar The Sangs - snacks and cocktails;
  • bar The Rock - drinks;
  • Bar One Banyan Island - drinks.

OBLU SELECT at Sangeli
OBLU SELECT at Sangeli

For vegetarians, the best choice would be a restaurant with the eloquent name Simply. Veg offers modern vegetarian cuisine with original flavors and artistic presentation. The vegetarian menu includes a mix of Asian and European dishes.

Restaurant located on Island One Banyan. Advance booking is required for lunch and dinner.

How to get there: 50 minutes by speedboat.

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OBLU SELECT at Sangeli
OBLU SELECT at Sangeli

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

This resort and spa is part of the North Male Atoll. It is adults only and ideal for couples and honeymooners.

For seven years in a row, the resort has confirmed its impeccable reputation with high ratings from TripAdvisor and has won numerous awards.

In the seven restaurants and bars of the resort you can find dishes and drinks for every taste:

  • Oceans - international cuisine;
  • Suan Bua - authentic Thai cuisine;
  • La Brezza - Italian cuisine;
  • Al Khaimah - Arabic cuisine;
  • Bar Viu;
  • Waves pool bar;
  • Lobby bar Giraavaru.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

Restaurant La Brezza overlooking the pool and ocean, serves sumptuous Italian cuisine and seafood specialties, including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The menu has vegetarian options such as mixed salad, minestrone soup, spaghetti, three types of pizza (Margherita, vegetable and cheese), as well as several types of side dishes and desserts. There is a good wine list.

How to get there: 15 minutes by speedboat.

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Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives


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