If you’re looking for the most jaw-dropping travel experiences, heading for the Maldives is a no-brainer. These paradise islands are known for their stunning views, luxurious resorts – and out-of-this-world dining experiences. Here are a few of the most extravagant restaurants in the Maldives.
Fresh in the Garden – Soneva Fushi
Fresh in the Garden is the amazing treetop restaurant of the Soneva Fushi resort. The elevated venue offers sweeping vistas of the surrounding jungles. The kitchen serves Mediterranean inspired cuisine prepared from the produce freshly picked from the resort island’s own verdant gardens. Definitely one of the most scenic restaurants in the Maldives.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – Conrad Maldives
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is without a doubt one of the most iconic restaurants in the Maldives. Located at the Conrad resort, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant sits five metres below sea level and offers 180-degree views of the surrounding waters. The award-winning restaurant serves European cuisine in a set-menu format.
So Starstruck – Soneva Jani
Soneva Jani takes moonlight dining to a whole new level! The resort’s So Starstruck dining experience invites guests to dine at Soneva Jani’s private overwater Observatory. The Observatory boasts the largest telescope in the Maldives and the dining deck allows guests to marvel at the starry skies while enjoying Soneva’s five-star cuisine.
1 OAK Beach Club – Finolhu
It’s a dinner and a show in Finohu! When it comes to showmanship, this retro glam resort boasts one of the most extravagant restaurants in the Maldives. 1 OAK Beach Club hosts out-of-this-world nightly entertainment ranging from acrobats, mermaids and stilt walkers. The venue offers gourmet dining, craft cocktails and superb wine paring as well as treating diners to panoramic views of the beach and ocean.
Feeling Koi – Amilla Fushi
Feeling Koi is the signature restaurant of the Amilla Fushi resort. The stunning overwater restaurant serves sophisticated Japanese cuisine with a playful Latin twist. The venue features tables right on the water’s edge and a climate-controlled Sake library which also doubles as a private dining room. There’s also a lounge bar hidden downstairs, offering an enticing mix of DJ sets and Japanese whiskeys. Feeling Koi can be reached via jetty over the ocean lagoon. If you prefer to make an entrance, you can also access the overwater venue by a speedboat or seaplane.
The Gathering – Soneva Jani
The Maldives are all about the overwater bungalows. The three-storey Gathering in Soneva Jani offers you an amazing culinary journey surrounded by water on all sides. This overwater venue is dedicated to “drinking, dining, socializing, and daydreaming” with cuisine ranging from grilled-to-order seafood to Asian buffet dinners. Whether your here for drinks or dinner, The Gathering is one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the Maldives.
Fish & Crab Shack – Finolhu
Don’t let the humble name fool you – Finohu’s Fish & Crab Shack is easily one of the most scenic restaurants in the Maldives. The restaurant is set on Finolhu’s pristine one-kilometre long sandbar and offers an irresistible mix of retro rustic and beachside glam. The restaurant serves local seafood and amazing cocktails and is accessible by the resort’s private boat.
Sohab’s Restaurant – Soneva Fushi
Sohab’s Restaurant is one of the best and most exclusive restaurants in the Maldives. Headed by Chef Sohab, heralded as the best chef in the Maldives, the beachfront venue sits on a deserted island 15 minutes from the Soneva Fushi resort island by speedboat. Open for up to 18 diners two nights a week, Sohab’s Restaurant serves traditional Maldivian cuisine and guests are treated to an introduction to the stars above by the resort’s resident astronomer.