You might have heard that the mighty land of Atlantis is submerged into the sea; behold, as you might see the extravagant world under the waters of the Indian Ocean – the Maldives’ underwater restaurants. This is not Atlantis, but a place where you experience being served in luxuries like gods lavishing dynamic cuisines with the teal view above your heads and high-spirited marine lives seemingly flying from coral to coral in their very own lovely reefs.
The underwater restaurant is an ultimate experience that will give you a new definition of magnificence.
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Which Maldive island has an underwater restaurant?
With the luxurious stops you can stay for vacations, there are few that offer a unique experience in the islands of the Maldives. Amongst the top resorts in Maldives, several islands have underwater restaurants. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Atoll has the first restaurant with a 360-degree, all-glass, panoramic view of the sea. The sight of the calming blue color of the sea decorated with various species of fish swimming over your heads enlivening your romantic meals.
This idea of submerging the dining hall to the depths of the sea has become very remarkable and has been adapted and emulated with innovations giving rise to new others. The competition of underwater restaurants has made all of them worthy of visiting as they all flaunt features of sophistication and elegance.
How many restaurants in the Maldives offer underwater dining?
The idea of situating a dining hall has become very exceptional that has attracted patronage from people seeking eccentric experiences in their appetizing journey. As this idea is growing prominent, expect that there will be more restaurants, or other establishments, that will apply and innovate the idea of maximizing the ambient vibe of the azure depths of the sea.
Your vacation getaway will no longer be defined by the top Maldives resorts alone but will be relished with your dining experience as well with the underwater dining experience from these 7 famous underwater restaurants:
5.8 Undersea, Hurawalhi Island Resort
H2O by Chef Andrea Berton, YOU & ME MALDIVES
Ithaa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
M6m, by OZEN LIFE MAADHOO - A Luxury All-Inclusive Resort
Only Blu, OBLU SELECT Lobigili & OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi
SEA, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
SUBSIX, Niyama Private Islands
Must-Visit Underwater Restaurants in Maldives
For a more cool, unworldly vacation experience, choose Maldives underwater hotel and dine in underwater restaurants. Spice up your meals with the tranquilizing atmosphere of the deep sea as your dining table is situated on the seafloor itself.
As underwater restaurants abound in the Maldives, each has remarkable features worth visiting.
1. 5.8 Undersea, Hurawalhi Island Resort
Feast on creative modern cuisines combined with the world’s largest panoramic view of the ocean garden at Hurawalhi Island Resort. This restaurant is immersed in the depths of its name – 5.8 Undersea, indicating 5.8 meters under the surface of the sea.
This romantic restaurant has 8 tables served for two guests, perfect for soulmates who want to enjoy a menu of adorable dishes paired with wine.
2. H2O by Chef Andrea Berton, YOU & ME MALDIVES
3. Ithaa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Lying five meters under the sea with 180 degrees panoramic view of enlivening marine life, the Alif Dhaal Atoll has Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s Ithaa. Its name translates to “mother-of-pearl” in Dhivehi.
Their main menu featuring their local spices in compliment with Western influence with the finest wines could bring the best of your gourmet satisfaction.
4. M6m, by OZEN LIFE MAADHOO - A Luxury All Inclusive Resort
The M6m, indicating ‘minus six meters,’ is exclusively serving exotic modern seafood delights for lunch and dinner.
M6m is a specialty seafood restaurant of the South Malé Atoll that serves an astounding degustation menu with five-course meals complimented with wine combinations.
5. Only Blu, OBLU SELECT Lobigili & OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi
Brace yourself with wine served upon arrival to Only Blu followed by the house's best hot and cold appetizers richly served on a three-tier stack of platters.
Their menu is comprised of gourmet fare and desserts paired with red wine, white wine, beer, and other beverages of your choice. Only Blu offers three courses of Prix Fixe with options of Meat, Seafood, or Vegetarian dishes.
6. SEA, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Relish the seasonal five-course menu for lunch and dinner with four courses served within the glass walls painted with a sea view three meters under the waves of the sea.
Choose to feast on the degustation or lobster menu with a wide selection of more than six thousand supreme bottles of wine spanning nine decades of sweetness in the stash of their resident Wine Guru at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
7. SUBSIX, Niyama Private Islands
Dive into the first-ever underwater nightclub and restaurant with divine gourmet dinners and rock glow parties to light up the reed at Subsix. Located at the prestigious Niyama Private Islands, accessible by boat, ski, or yacht, this three-story club, and restaurant with mirror floors and abstract chandeliers makes the place surreal.
The interior designs assimilate the beauty of the sea garden with seashells that abound on the ceiling. Experience the fanatical wine degustation, modern gourmet dinners with champagne with all the marine biology party with you under the sea.
How Do You Get Into An Underwater Restaurant?
You may choose to stay in the Maldives water villa, beach bungalow, or other luxury hotel and resort and still have memorable visits to underwater restaurants. Generally, these underwater restaurants are connected to resorts and beaches, but you may book your visit in advance. You may reserve a spot with your travel agency to secure a table.
From one island to another, or from other resorts and beaches, you may choose to take a scenic plane ride to your underwater restaurant destination.
You may also lease a water ride with a ski, a yacht, or a boat, fully up to your choice of experience.
Generally, these underwater luxury sites have structures above the water connected to the shore with a jetty, otherwise, a water vessel is necessary.
Tips for Visiting the Underwater Restaurants in Maldives
With different features and innovations among these famous restaurants, we understand how excited you have become.
TIPS for visiting underwater restaurants in the Maldives:
Plan the visit ahead of time and book a seat.
Arrange your transportation in advance to secure your booking.
Consult the experts which will sate you best in your culinary journey.
Read reviews, blogs, or recommendations from people.
If with kids, consider the restaurant's ability to serve kids.