Top 10 Bucket-List Dining Experiences in Maldives
29 May 2023
Naza Nazeem

Travel Consultant

Top 10 Bucket-List Dining Experiences in Maldives

Apart from its jaw-dropping natural beauty and luxury villas, the Maldives is also known for some of the world's most extraordinary dining experiences. Join us as we unveil the top 10 bucket list dining experiences in the Maldives, where every bite is a culinary adventure in paradise.

Zipline dining - Soneva Fushi

Experience the world’s first zipline dining experience at Flying Sauces, Soneva Fushi. Glide along the 200-metre zipline route to the resort’s elevated dining platform – at 12 metres above the ground, it has exceptional views across the sparkling ocean.

Treetop dining - Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

The Terra at Waldorf Astoria Maldives is a romantic tree top venue for intimate dining featuring seven handcrafted bamboo pods. Enjoy a delectable bespoke seven-course menu, curated by the resort’s Director of Culinary Chef Ivan Alvarez and his team. Terra delights with the world’s finest ingredients, complemented by an extensive collection of premium wines.

Underwater Dining - Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Dine at the world’s first underwater restaurant at Conrad Maldives, five metres below the surface of the ocean. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant comes with panoramic coral garden views and fusion menus matched with fine wines. The set lunch and dinner menus showcase local flavours blended with Western influences.

Underground wining and dining - Huvafen Fushi Maldives

Wine and dine at the Maldives’ first underground wine cellar at Huvafen Fushi. Eight metres below the ground, Vinum holds daily wine and cheese tastings and offers degustation menus, 6 course gourmet dinners.  With 6000 bottles and with over 638 labels from around the world, it features one of the largest wine collections in the Indian Ocean.

Teppanyaki with a secret wine cellar - Velaa Private Island

A unique, ivory tower at Velaa Private Island takes Japanese teppanyaki to new heights. Below, the resort’s secret cellar houses the most exclusive collection of wine in the Indian Ocean, with a choice of over five hundred wines. Above, a viewing platform offers 360 degree view of the island and ocean.

Cocktails and stargazing - Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

The Sky Bar at Anantara Kihavah is the Maldives’ first over water observatory. Stargaze through the Maldives’ most powerful telescope while sipping on cocktails. The experience is enhanced by the resort’s SKY Guru, who joins you in your discovery of the constellations and planets.

Remote private dinner - Baros Maldives

Just minutes from the Baros shore you will find the Piano Deck – a wooden platform especially made to give you a unique dining experience. Treat your loved one to an unforgettable sunset dinner of reef fish and prawns seasoned with Thai herbs. The Piano Deck is truly a magnificent setting paired with outstanding cuisine.

Sandbank dining - Vakkaru Maldives

Dine under the stars on a secluded sandbank in the stunning Baa Atoll. Indulge in sumptuous culinary delights while taking in magnificent ocean views. Vakkaru can also have a DJ playing your favourite music, as you indulge in sumptuous culinary delights while taking in magnificent ocean views.

Dine on traditional boat - Milaidhoo Maldives

Dine aboard the one-of-a-kind Ba’theli restaurant at Milaidhoo, set overwater featuring gourmet dishes of inspired island cuisine from the Maldivian Spice Route. On the ‘deck’ of the restaurant, the team of chefs deliver an island influenced menu of locally inspired and sourced dishes underneath starry night skies. 

Borderless dining - Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Thani Maldives’ unique borderless dining concept transcends traditional dining boundaries, allowing guests to indulge their senses in a seamless blend of flavours and surroundings. From dining on a private sandbank under the starlit sky to enjoying a romantic meal in a hidden cove, every meal becomes an intimate celebration of luxury and tranquillity. 

Ready to indulge in these incredible dining experiences? Start planning here.