Top 10 Best Resorts in Maldives for Foodies

Restaurants in the Maldives

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Updated May, 2024

No one can deny that fine dining and top-of-the-range surroundings go hand-in-hand. Where better to enjoy this luxurious combination than in Maldives' fantastic array of luxury resorts? Apart from the exceptional standard of the ingredients and the talents of the Michelin-star-spangled chefs at the culinary cutting edge, as well as the stunning ocean's views, high-quality facilities and fantastic settings, one of the main attractions is the short walk to your room in order to sleep off the rich and plentiful fare available!

Whether you want a gastronomic experience par excellence or delectable 'farm-to-table' fare, our gourmet collection has a hotel to suit your foodie taste. We've compiled a list of Top Ten Gourmet Resorts in the Maldives for you to enjoy, based on a combination of dining and hotel factors, and have even added a few more to the list – well, this is Maldives, after all. Gourmet dining in a beautiful resort; who could ask for more?

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1 Cora Cora Maldives - Premium All-Inclusive Resort

Cora Cora Maldives aerial

Best Experience:   couples, families, solo, foodies, all inclusive, diving, house reef snorkeling, activities

Focused on all inclusive holidays, Cora Cora Maldives is a brand new island resort in Raa Atoll. Stay and play – the resort's Premium All-inclusive concept means the guests can enjoy most thrilling adventures on land and sea as much as you like. Freedom to indulge – all guests are on the Gourmet Meal Plan® , which includes almost everything. Opened 1st October 2021, a contemporary 5-star retreat features 100 villas spred in lush vegetation and spread over an expansive blue lagoon, six dining options, a luxury spa, dive & watersports centre, fitness facilities, outdoor cinema, kids club and heritage museum. Designed for couples and families alike, Cora Cora Maldives offers a vibrant, colourful vacation with an emphasis on excellent, healthy food, a lush interior landscape, and beaches, waters and reefs that are wonderfully preserved. READ FULL REVIEW

The next amazing thing is the food, is all fantastic. With five incredible restaurants and two bars are drawing inspiration from across the globe, and this is reflected in the menus curated for each. Sufra – From a unique breakfast display to an a la carte and buffet is a tribute to different kitchens on the old spice route. Ginger Moon® – An Asian Restaurant offering the flavors of Asia’s legendary markets. Teien® – A Japanese Restaurant that combines Teppanyaki, Sushi and Kushiyaki. Acquapazza® – An Italian Restaurant & Beach Club lifestyle concept serving meals and drinks throughout the day. My Coffee® – A 24-hour flow of craft coffees, Maldivian snacks, ice creams and drinks. With their joyful stories and smiles the F&B staff are the real treat at meal times.


2 Ayada Maldives

Ayada Maldives

Best Experience for: Couples, Family, group holidays, surfing, gourmet food, wellness, All Inclusive

Ayada Maldives is a luxury resort located amid a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in southern Maldives. Remotely located 30 km from the equator, Ayada is the first Turkish themed resort in the Maldives that offers 122 spacious villas and suites, with private pools, butler service and thoughtful five-star detailing. Food lovers can explore the eight restaurants, while those seeking complete relaxation will find their haven in the large spa which boasts a Turkish Hammam and eight private treatment villas. The main goal of the company is high-quality vacation, beautiful nature, amazing design and exceptional service, and we are absolutely sure that Ayada is on the right way

Are you looking for luxury hotels in Maldives with incredible restaurants? Dining at Ayada Maldives is a journey through an unparalleled culinary experience where the chefs strive to offer authenticity and variety with the resort's eight vividly enticing outlets; each with its unique influence. If not convinced yet, Ayada Maldives achieved significant success at the Hotel Asia Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge 2024, securing nine awards. READ FULL REVIEW


3 Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Best Experience: Watersports, Two Pristine Islands perfect for Family & Couples, Luxury Surfing

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.

As for dining options, you are lucky, Niyama has such a starry food choice, all with different settings and food offerings. Hover over the water. Submerge beneath the sea. Soar among the treetops at Nest or dance with the flames at Tribal. Select your perfect setting – or let your fantasies create a new dining reality and every night can see you trying something new. Your culinary adventure knows no bounds at Niyama, home to nine unique restaurants in Maldives with distinct destination dining experiences. The informal Deli is a great way of getting a really good value sandwich on the go. Not to be missed is Subsix, the underwater bar and music lounge. READ FULL REVIEW


4 Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Best Experience:   for Couples (only), Privacy and Tranquillity, Fine Dining, Activities

For an unforgettable beach experience, like anywhere else, go to Anantara Veli Maldives - quite simply because the resort ticks all the boxes and brings the best of both worlds together. The hotel 'for adults only' is ideal for couples who prefer not to force children to interrupt their hard earned vacation. Not one, but two magnificent islands to relax with the healing properties of massage, facial and Ayurveda. A total of seven restaurants share your meals between them. Possibility to make the most of the water surroundings with surfing, deep-sea fishing and sailing. And, of course, there are ideal pristine sands, clear turquoise waters and iconic water bungalows, that makes the Maldives so desirable destination - all encompassed by five-star hospitality and luxury. And the last reason to book is an exellent location. Anantara Veli is 30 minutes by speedboat from Male airport.  READ FULL REVIEW


5 Lily Beach Resort and Spa - All Inclusive

lily beach resort

Best Experience:   for Families, House Reef Snorkeling, All Inclusive

Today, Lily Beach Resort and Spa ranks among the leading resorts in the country with Premium All Inclusive, which was the result of an excellent redesign and reconstruction of the hotel. Reopened in 2009 as a 5-star resort, Lily Beach is a romantic place for a family holiday with All Inclusive that includes food, drinks and various activities. The stylish and spacious rooms have open air bathrooms with hydromassage baths, outdoor terraces with direct access to the ocean or to the beach, as well as other facilities: from sunscreen and quality toiletries to the packed mini bars and large flat-screen TVs. The resort's family facilities include a kid's buffet in the restaurant, a swimming pool and a game club. Active guests can enjoy land and water sports, while couples have many romantic options and places to seclude.

Buffets are very good and varied, using quality ingredients in everything from fresh fruit juices to prime cheeses. For a change on offer 2 barbecue parties with exotic dishes such as ostrich meat and kangaroo along with lobsters and tiger shrimps. The resort's owner is a fan of food and made dining a special service point providing guests with only the best and most diverse products, so expect a section of chilled cheese with more than 30 world cheeses (although not all are labeled), a good selection of old and new wines, a large tank with live lobsters and even a fun children's buffet full of favorite children's goodies. Adult culinary stations include snacks, salads and there are several cuisines such as barbecue, sushi, meat sliced ??and a delicious roast provide a great dining experience. READ FULL REVIEW


6 Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Luxury Resort

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Best Experience:  Honeymoon, Family, Wateк Villas, Spa, Beaches

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, the flagship property in The Sun Siyam Resorts' collection, is located in the northern Noonu Atoll, and is accessible by a 40-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives main Malé Airport. Surrounded by seemingly untouched environs of the scenic Noonu atoll, this 221-room resort offers what is arguably the best local resort in the country, including 2 swimming pools, diving center PADI , and the awarded largest spa in the country.

With over 14 dining and bar destinations, there are an impressive dining options on the island, although the menu prices are high even for a luxury resort. This is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives and here guests have a wider choice of cusines and beverage options. On the other hand, the buffet breakfast is one of the best and varied in the country. There is an excellent selection of dishes, with huge portions of healthy food, seafood, hot dishes and pastries, as well as a fine assortment of Maldives fare. Be prepared to pay more, although ... prices above average are largely due to the high cost of transporting products to the island. READ FULL REVIEW


7 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Best Experience:   Ultimate Luxury, Over Water Villas, Privacy and Tranquillity, spa, Wildlife, swimming with mantas

Nestled within the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers an idyllic retreat with 80 spacious private pool sanctuaries and ultra-luxe residences poised over water or nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach. The resort homes many magnificent attractions including the world’s first oceanic underwater restaurant and wine cellar, first over water dome stargazing observatory in the Maldives, and the most stunning house reef.

Whether you have a meal underwater or on land, Anantara Kihavah boasts a spectacular dining options for truly unique Maldives restaurants. At the award-winning underwater restaurant and wine cellar, SEA, savour contemporary European cuisine and wine pairings. Metres above sea level, FIRE and SPICE serves READ FULL REVIEW


8 Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives – A Premium All-Inclusive Resort

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives – A Premium All-Inclusive Resort

Best Experience:  for Couples, Beach, Family, Activities, All-Inclusive

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives - A Premium All-Inclusive Resort are separate beach villas idyllically stretching along a hypnotic two-kilometer turquoise lagoon and showcasing luxurious living spaces with an emphasis on Maldivian interiors that offer a hassle-free 5 * star spa experience with a premium All-inclusive plan - Platinum Plus. All Inclusive 'Platinum Plus' includes a seaplane transfer, a fine collection of premium wines and spirits, a mixture of buffet, haute cuisine and themed nights, club entertainment and an abundance of exciting activities, ranging from sightseeing, sunset fishing, to unlimited snorkeling trips and non-motorized water sports!

Expect the amazing gastronomic adventures in Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives: food is diverse, delicious and quality. Especially impressive drinks. The resort is also home to the first PURE vegetarian restaurant in the Maldives, aptly named 'Just Veg', offering exquisite vegetarian food, including recipes for strict vegetarians and vegans, all of which can be enjoyed in a beautiful setting with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Menu items range from Mediterranean, Arabic, Indian (including Jain Cuisine) to strict vegetarian dishes. JUST VEG redefines contemporary non-meat cuisine by experimenting with original and surprising flavor combinations. It aims to elevate 100% meat-free cookery to a new high, which will delight the discerning palates of all tastes, whether it is a devout vegetarian or a committed carnivore! READ FULL REVIEW


9 Huvafen Fushi

Huvafen Fushi water villa

Best Experience:   Overwater Bungalows, Undewater Spa, Beaches, Gourmet Dining

Located just 30 minutes by speedboat from the main airport, Huvafen Fushi ideally mixes Maldivian style with hip and chic features; thatched villas on the outside and on the inside, unique amenities, sophisticated design, contemporary furniture, high-tech equipment, and last but not least cool events which all contribute to make Huvafen Fushi a truly dreamy island. Encircled by one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, this private island paradise is home to the world's first and only underwater spa, and with only 44 rooms it is the ultimate in luxurious privacy and intimacy. With 21 years and above guests only policy, Huvafen Fushi has been crowned the Most Romantic Resort at the annual Maldives Travel Awards 2017.

Dining at Huvafen Fushi are among the best in Maldives. The bar and six absolutely different restaurants nourish the strength of the guests. Whether it's international cuisine in Celsius, fish and seafood in Salt - a high-quality food is 100% healthy at Raw or pizza from a wood-burning oven, the taste buds do not stop being active before starting to work in a reinforced mode, after tasting the offering of the Vinum wine cellar, that has an unusual collection of 600 bottles of wine. READ FULL REVIEW


10 Kuramathi Maldives

Kuramathi Maldives

Best Experience for:  Couples, Family, Foodies, Beach, All Inclusive, Diving, House Reef Snorkeling

Strips of pristine beaches, world-class diving, fine dining and knockout spa, Kuramathi Maldives is rated one of the best hotels in the Maldives and with good reason. Kuramathi is one of the Maldives' most popular resorts and it's perfect if you're looking for variety alongside relaxation. Here, pathways weave through lush foliage, leading to the excellent facilities that are dotted around this large island. There are two oceanfront infinity pools plus a lagoon-style pool shaded by palm trees, and snorkelling on the stunning house reef is possible straight from the beach

But have you heard that Kuramathi has a host of excellent restaurants and bars offering a range of cuisine to suit all palates. Whether you visit Kuramathi for a romantic getaway or a family seeking to enjoy quality time together, be sure don't miss out on world-class culinary offerings. You'll be spoilt for choice. READ FULL REVIEW


11 Hurawalhi Island Resort

undersea fine dining

Best Experience: There are no kids on the island - this is a big plus; a magnificent large overwater villas with stunning views of the lagoon; Superb house reef snorkeling, a fantastic '5.8 Undersea' restaurant

Hurawalhi Island Resort 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. Officially inaugurated in January 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. The villas are stylishly and beautifully conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views. There is an ocean of delights to take in at Hurawalhi: dining at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, snuggling up with your darling under a blanket or sparkling stars on the iconic Dream Island sandbank, falling in love with the plethora of marine life on the island’s doorstep – in fact, one visit to the resort is hardly enough to experience it all. READ FULL REVIEW


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