Did you know that in Maldives you can not only stay in an overwater villa but also enjoy a fabulous meal in underwater hotels? Have you given a thought towards what charm you might behold when you have a dinner underwater with your loved one? The new-age trend of Maldives holidays has seen a surge in demand for underwater dining at the top restaurants in the country.
Maldives brings you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of underwater dining with exclusive views and exotic cuisine amidst the ocean and marine life, even if you don’t know how to swim. Dining in one of the 6 luxury underwater restaurants of Maldives tour packages is an experience that is worth spending upon.
The Maldivian hospitality and F&B outlets had been the charm of the place for ages. But nothing can match the unique experience of luxury dining in one of the 6 premium underwater restaurants in the country.
Top 6 underwater hotels in Maldives
Staying in a luxury accommodation in Maldives is now a cliché. If you want something extraordinary, check-out these underwater restaurants.
1. Ithaa, Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island
Ithaa at Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives is the first-ever under-ocean restaurant in world. Situated five meters below the Indian Ocean surface, Ithaa, offers a 180-degree panoramic vista of vibrant corals and marine life around it. Apart from the ecstatic view, the food of here is a delight. They have set menus for lunch and dinner featuring the ultimate fusion of Maldivian spices with Western dishes to match their wine collection. Ithaa, meaning the ‘mother-of-pearl’ in Dhivehi offers mid-morning cocktails too.
Ithaa offers the ultimate luxury and sophistication in the Maldivian tropical paradise. You can reserve the underwater hotels for your private parties and wedding dinners. This award-winning restaurant is the pride of Conrad, Rangali island.
2. 5.8 Undersea, Hurawalhi Island Resort
5.8 Undersea at Hurawalhi Island Resort is the largest underwater restaurant in the world with wide-ranging view. Why is it so called?
The award-winning restaurant offer gastronomic delights to the diners at the depth of 5.8 meters below sea level. Each of the dishes served over here is a combination of creativity, style, and exquisite cuisine. which allows you to dive into gastronomic pleasures to a depth of 5.8 meters. Here you will find 8 table amidst the minimal décor, fully focused on the hypnotic Indian Ocean views. Each table here sits only two guests and offers a romantic set up with food and wine.
The Wine Spectator Award Winner, 5.8 Undersea, pairs their culinary items with the best quality wines from all over the world. Even if you are not staying at resort, you are welcome to dine at this property. The all-glass underwater hotel serves inventive 5-course lunch and a7-course dinner buffet to all the fine diners.
3. SEA, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
The SEA at Anantara Kihavah is situated at a depth of three meters below sea level. Its signature dishes and seasonal five-course lunch and four-course dinner menus stand out from all other romantic dining experience in Maldives. You get to enjoy the breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean and its marine life while you savour their speciality dish of lobsters along with their selection of wines. The in-house Wine Guru does all your wine pairing from their collection of 6500 wine bottles.
The restaurant is covered with glittery glass walls to offer the best views of the Indian Ocean to every diner. The charm of dining does not end here. To suit their underwater restaurant, they have the first-ever, underwater wine cellar.
4. SUBSIX, Niyama Private Islands
From Champagne breakfast, glow parties in the evening, subaquatic lunches to gourmet dinners, Subsix by Niyama have it all for you on show. It is probably one of the best underwater restaurants in the world that not only offers the extravagant view of the coral reef theatre but also a glimpse of the night illuminated night sky.
If you are staying at Niyama Private Islands, you can access the Club Six in a speedboat from the island. The restaurant stands in form of a three-story immersed submarine, with Italian chandeliers in the foyer, armchairs like anemone set on a mirror floors, and a décor of seashells, hanging in thousands from the ceiling.
Apart from the divine atmosphere here, Subsix offers the world class cuisine paired with wine. Do you want more? This is the only restaurant in Maldives to offer DJ Night, Glow Party and most importantly a marine life show. It is totally worth to dine here while the marine biologists present their lectures, and you see exotic marine lives like the moray eels or parrot fish swimming past you. Niyama, Private Islands Maldives, the proclaimed Nature’s playground takes luxury to a new level.
5. M6m, by Ozen Life Maadhoo- A Luxury all-inclusive resort
Since its opening in 2016, M6m by Ozen Life Maadhoo has stood as one of best underwater hotels in Maldives to offer a “jewel-in-the-crown” dining experience. This is a two-story restaurant, featuring an upstairs bar and an underwater seafood speciality restaurant. Apart from the phenomenal view, they specialize in seafood cuisine blended with modern touch. You will see shoals of fish swimming by you as you dine on their 5-course menu with wine selections.
M6m is famous for its team of super-efficient, friendly, and impeccable service team. You can get your butler or sommelier to help you with the wine pairing, while you enjoy the magnificent view of your surroundings. They are specialized in making you feel “home-away-from-home”. The best part of dining here is the fact, it does not even take a toll on your pocket.
6. H2O, You and Me, Maldives
H2O is one of the latest romantic dining opportunities in Maldives. Like the property, H2O is an adult-only underwater hotels to offer you intimate fine dining options with free flow of champagne. LAGO has launched its fully submerged underwater restaurant, H2O, located ideally at the bottom of the Uthurumaafaru island lagoon.
Diners here enjoy a 360-degree view of the incredible marine life in the Indian Ocean and a fusion cuisine of Maldivian specialities with International touch. The restaurant has a capacity to seat 20 pax. The restaurant is situated about 100 meters from the resorts, amidst the unspoiled reef. It is the only underwater dining option in Raa Atoll.
If you are planning to travel to Maldives soon, you might want to book yourself a seat in any one of the 6 underwater hotels in Maldives. Each of them promises you and a life-time experience, breath taking marine views, exclusive gourmet, and the best selection of wines.