Where to Eat Underwater in the Maldives?

Maldives' underwater restaurants lets You eat next to fish in the reef

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Updated Aug, 2022

Ever wonder if you can eat while you’re underwater? Dining under the sea is a growing trend in the Maldives that enables diners to enjoy a great food and incredible underwater views all at once. You do not need to be a diver to eat and drink amid the crystal blue waters of the some of the world's most beautiful destination. Luxury underwater restaurants are the most unique dining experiences in the world and not every day you can say you ate with the fishes. Imagine feasting on oysters while submerged beneath the Indian Ocean, or sipping Dom Pérignon with the company of a sea turtle. Wether you want to have a romantic dinner with your beloved one or take your family for a very special lunch, the handful of underwater restaurants around the Maldives are ready to provide the WOW factor!

F&B outlets is a delightful part of the Maldives hospitality industry but some gourmets can't longer help but crave an out-of-this-world dining experience where the ultra-wealthy can have a truly immersive dine experience. And it’s not beach dining anymore, but the 6 breathtaking underwater restaurants in Maldives must to visit for making your holiday experience on these honeymoon's islands an affair to remember. Send your senses soaring a some meters below the ocean with these an incredible underwater eateries in the Maldives offer the unreal experience of wining and dining under the sea.

1 Only Blu at OBLU SELECT Lobigili & OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Best Experience for: adults only, underwater restaurant, diving, activities, spa

The Only Blu underwater restaurant is accessed through a wooden jetty between the two island resorts, the newest adults-only OBLU SELECT Lobigili and family-friendly OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi, both are nestled near Malé just a 15-minutes speedboat ride from Velana International airport. From unforgettable deep-sea dining to food trucks serving succulent grills on a starlit beach — these two new COLOURS of OBLU resorts have endless culinary delights on offer.

Only Blu is the largest underwater restaurant in the Maldives. Expect a welcome glass of sparkling wine is served on arrival, followed by a selection of the finest hot and cold appetizers served on a three-tier stackable platter. On the menu an impeccable modern gourmet fare and decadent desserts with a pairing of red and white wines, beer and beverages. ONLY BLU curates three-course Prix Fixe menus with the option of Meat, Seafood or Vegetarian menus. LEARN MORE

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2 Ithaa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island


Sitting five metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean, Ithaa is the world's frst undersea restaurant located at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll, offering 180-degree panoramic views of the vibrant coral gardens surrounding it. The food offering is a true delight and features a distinctive set lunch and dinner menus featuring local spices and produce blended with Western infuences matched with fine wines. Means 'mother-of-pearl' in Dhivehi, this amazing restaurant is also open for mid-morning cocktails. Ithaa can be reserved for private dining, weddings and special occasions.

This luxurious and sophisticated Maldivian resort is located on two idyllic islands combining the best beaches and over-water accommodation, both with dense vegetation and palm trees that create a natural tropical paradise. This very prestigious resort annually wins many awards, and suitable for couples and families alike, and Conrad is all about glamorous splendor in a luxury setting with some of the most exciting underwater adventures in the Maldives. The two private islands connected by a 500m bridge and both are designed for true enjoyment. READ FULL REVIEW

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3 5.8 Undersea, Hurawalhi Island Resort


The Hurawalhi's star attraction is the world's largest panoramic underwater restaurant, called '5.8 Undersea', which allows you to dive into gastronomic pleasures to a depth of 5.8 meters. Each dish combines the best ingredients with innovation and style, leading to a showcase of creative modern cuisine combined with an incredible location, wine list and exceptional service. Featuring only 8 tables, and surrounded by hypnotic views of the underwater world, a restaurant with a minimalist design is focused outward; and the prices for romance are high - each table is served only for two guests. The menu concept is a tasting extravaganza from several dishes, also available with wine, and comments by the sommelier.

Hurawalhi in the Maldives - this is incomparable, extraordinary and absolutely original. Ecologically innovative, a new 5*-star resort, the world's largest underwater restaurant, tropical champagne pavilion, stylish villas and politics just over 15 years old, and with no other resorts in the neighborhood as far as the eye can see - Hurawalhi Island Resort offers its own look at Paradise. The so-called reinterpreted Maldives, a truly unique five-star tropical experience, located amidst beautiful coral reefs at Lhaviyani Atoll, opened at the end of 2016. The five-star Hurawalhi resort is accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main airport, and offers 90 villas, including 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas, for grown-ups who are seeking luxury and innovation. READ FULL REVIEW

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4 SEA, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas


Signature The Sea at Anantara Kihavah stands out from all the best dining experience with a seasonal five-course lunch and a set menu for a four-course dinner served in the glittering glass walls three meters below the sea level. Take a table by the window in the Sea for an amazing food at the ocean's bottom without getting wet, where you will dreamily swim by fish while you feast on lobsters or degustation menu, coupled with a good selection of 6,500 bottles of wine. The international gourmet menu accompanied with a choice of wines spanning nine decades is truly world class and paired by their resident Wine Guru.

Experience an inspirational wedding with dazzling reef views in the exclusive underwater restaurant and wine cellar, SEA Learn more

Discover Anantara Kihavah, a boutique hotel with all the advantages of a paradise island of dreams you can imagine - white beaches with fringed palm trees, turquoise waters, dedicated butlers, fine dining and luxurious Over Water Villas - and you will not be disappointed. In fact, the reality will surpass all your fantasies with an underwater wine cellar, six over water spa suites, and a 49-meter long, one of the longest in the Maldives, infinity swimming pool. Set on Kihavah Huravalhi, one of the most pristine Maldivian Islands, the resort is 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, an unforgettable experience in itself as the plane flies over a string of glowing coral islands and Maldives resorts amidst turquoise waters. Comprising 74 one-bedroom villas, four two-bedroom residences and a three-bedroom residence, each hideaway boasts large personal infinity-edge pools, dining pavilions, expansive wooden sundecks and ample lounging areas complete with swinging daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers. READ FULL REVIEW

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5 SUBSIX, Niyama Private Islands


Dive into Champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, gourmet dinners and glow parties illuminating the night alongside the theatre of the reef at Subsix. Located at Niyama Private Islands, the club is accessible by boat and the guests well shaken by speedboat are then immersed in the submarine of the three-story Subsix. Mirror floors and Italian abstract chandeliers add a surreal shine to the fantastic foyer, and inside the club guests sit in anemone-like armchairs under a thousand strings of seashells strung over the ceiling. If you want a frezy night of insanity the club has a weekly Glow Party and DJ nights, and also wine degustations and marine biologist lectures, but a worthy show of parrot fish, moray eels and other exotic marine life is much more attractive than happens on the dance floor.

Proclaiming itself "Nature's playground", Niyama Private Islands Maldives takes barefoot luxury to an exotic new level. Its two islands Chill and Play, one with a family focus and the other dedicated to couples are a tropical paradise with lush vegetation, ivory white beaches, crystal clear waters and endless views out over the Indian Ocean. The resort is a mix of modern and traditional Maldivian design and facilities, with a distinctive edgy feel, where guests are wonderfully looked after, choosing between total privacy and an extraordinary range of activities. From the pool and the bar on the west side to the spa rooms with a continuous view of the white waves breaking about the reef, to the offshore restaurant with its underwater club, Niyama really exudes the paradise Maldives. READ FULL REVIEW

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6 M6m, by OZEN LIFE MAADHOO - A Luxury All Inclusive Resort


Open for lunch and dinner M6m (Minus Six Meters) is exclusive underwater restaurant and it is without a doubt the jewel in the crown of the fine dining experiences at OZEN. This specialty seafood restaurant showcases beautiful underwater views whilst you enjoy exceptionally exotic modern seafood cuisine! This place is phenomenal and the whole experience is amazing from the bar upstairs to the underwater restaurant. Plenty of fish go by as you dine here with amazing degustation menu (one or two) 5 course meal and perfect wine combinations. Super service in fantastic surroundings. The staff as everywhere else at Ozen provide impeccable and friendly service, serving a beautiful range of food and wine at M6m.

With the incredible Atmosphere's INDULGENCE PLAN, including diving and underwater dining OZEN LIFE MAADHOO, the first OZEN resort, a favourite amongst Maldives 5 star resorts, is a tranquil palm-painted oasis of elegance set in the exotic turquoise hues of South Malé Atoll. Dotted with 94 gracefully designed villas and one exclusive Residence, the resort offers inspiring experiences and a vibrant island lifestyle. With an exceptional uniquely luxury all-inclusive experience all the elements of an uber-luxe holiday, from underwater dining at M6m to exhilarating ocean excursions, combine to form an idyllic Maldives stay. READ FULL REVIEW

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7 H2O by Chef Andrea Berton, YOU & ME MALDIVES


The newest resort oozes romance, with drop-dead gorgeous villas and free flow champagne, not to mention an intimate fine dining designer restaurant, H2O by Chef Andrea Berton, which is fully submerged underwater at the bottom of the island’s lagoon. The resort's H2O treats diners to a 360-degree view of the Maldives' incredible marine environment, as they dine on gourmet cuisine that's unrivalled in the Maldives. With a capacity of 20 pax and a specialized set menu, you are given the opportunity to observe the breathtaking marine environment of Maldives while indulging in some exquisite meals. Located just 100 metres from the hotel, on the stunning, unspoilt reef, H2O by Chef Andrea Berton is the only underwater restaurant in Raa Atoll and world's first underwater restaurant branded and supervised by a Michelin starred chef.

You & Me by Cocoon Maldives is the brand newest luxury, “adults only” resort for honeymooners and couples, opened on February 1, 2019. Set on a private island in Raa Atoll of the northern Maldives, You & Me by Cocoon offering a secluded, romantic hideaway in luxurious, “rustic-chic” style surroundings. With the spacious 109 Villas - 99 are over water and 10 are on the beach, six dining options provide world class cuisine in stunning settings, the over-water Orchid Spa, the large swimming pool and water sports centre, the resort offers one of the hottest go-to spots for honeymooners. If you're looking for five star standards and service in a lush world of unsurpassed tropical beauty, look no further. READ FULL REVIEW

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