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    Magic is synonymous with Maldives, and if there’s anything apart from accommodation that adds on to it, it is an exquisite dining experience. And it’s not beach dining anymore, but the five breathtaking underwater restaurants in Maldives, which you need to visit for making your holiday experience on the island an affair to remember.

    Five Spectacular Underwater Restaurants In Maldives

    Built feet below the ocean, offering gorgeous views of the marine life through glass ceilings, these restaurants truly redefine the experience of underwater dining in Maldives.

    1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

    Built 16 feet below the sea level, the Ithaa is undoubtedly the best Maldives undersea restaurant, which you need to visit. Offering 180 degree panoramic views of the beautiful sea life, this restaurant provides an absolutely unforgettable experience and is one-of-its-kind on the island.

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    What makes it exclusive is that it can also be booked for private breakfasts, weddings, and other special occasions!

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    Wow Factor: Ithaa is the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant, and is the winner of three Global Awards at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards, 2017.

    Cuisine: European
    Cost: US $195 for lunch, and US $320 for dinner per person (including a glass of champagne)
    Timings: 11:00 AM to 12:00AM every day
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Location: Conrad Rangali Island 20077, Maldives
    Website | Reviews

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    2. Subsix at Niyama Private Islands Maldives

    The Subsix Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives is quite literally the undersea playground and the first underwater nightclub on the island. True to its name, everything from the chairs that look like sea anemones to the shell-shaped bar reflects the aura of the sea. To top it all, the coral-like chandeliers and the ocean blue lighting add up to the mermaid theme, and makes one feel like a part of the undersea life.

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    Apart from lunch, you can either try the Champagne breakfasts here or book the space for special evening themed events, and party like a whale!

    Wow Factor: Set up 20 feet under the Indian Ocean, what makes this restaurant exclusive is not just the dining experience it offers, but also the thrill involved in reaching here. After taking a speedboat, you can make your way for a scrumptious meal here by descending a three-tier staircase.

    Cost: US $72 for two
    Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM for lunch everyday, and 9:00 PM onwards for Underwater Glow Party on every Wednesday and Saturday
    TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
    Location: Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Huluwalu, Dhaalu Atoll 00000, Maldives
    Website | Reviews

    3. SEA at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

    The SEA restaurant at the Anantara Kihavah takes the experience of underwater dining in Maldives to a new level. Apart from offering a spectacular range of wines, which have been spanning nine decades, it also features an excellent array of life swim, dart, and dance while you dine.

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    There is no doubt that this is an extraordinary place to visit with your loved ones for experiencing the underwater life right with your eyes!

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    Wow Factor: Being the world’s first underwater wine cellar, SEA offers a dreamy and an out-of-the-world experience accompanied with international gourmet cuisines.

    Cost: US $200 for breakfast, US $225 for lunch, and US $370 for dinner (approximately)
    Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM for lunch, and 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM for dinner
    TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
    Location: Kihavah Huravalhi Island, 20215, Maldives
    Website | Reviews

    4. 5.8 Undersea Restaurant at Hurawalhi Island Resort

    Dazzling in appearance, and offering an exquisite undersea dining experience, this is one of the exotic Maldives restaurants which is no less than a marvel. While this is a great place for having lunch, it is also an ideal spot for experiencing a sunset dinner.

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    The extensive menu of the restaurant adds on to the lavishness, and makes it an extraordinary culinary treat for you. The prices here might seem too expensive, but believe us the experience is all worth it!

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    Wow Factor: Situated at Hurawalhi Island Resort, 5.8 is the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant Maldives, which offers a class apart experience and a multi-cuisine extravaganza!

    Cuisine: Seafood, European, International, Fusion
    Cost: US $240 for a 4 course lunch, US $330 for a 7 course lunch and dinner respectively for one person
    Timings: 12:30 PM onwards for lunch, 6:15 PM onwards for sunset dinner, and 9:15 PM onwards for moonlit dinner
    TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
    Location: Hurawalhi Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi Island, Maldives
    Website | Reviews

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    5. M6m at Ozen by Atmosphere, Madhoo Islands

    Set amidst the plush ambience and beautiful marine life, Minus Six Meters is the shining gem in Ozen’s crown. It offers an incredible fine dining experience, and exotic seafood cuisine that will leave you smitten with its charm. Adding on to the exclusiveness, you can also dine at the restaurant for free if you stay at the resort for more than four nights.

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    With its location 20 feet under the blue lagoon, it is ideally the most romantic and surreal place to visit with your loved ones!

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    Wow Factor: An exclusive undersea dining spot, Minus Six Meters offers captivating views of the sea turtles, shells, and the other emerald beauties.

    Cuisine: European, Seafood
    Cost: US $100 to US $300 (approximately)
    Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM for lunch, and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for dinner
    TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
    Location: OZEN by Atmosphere, Maadhoo Island, South Malé Atoll, Maadhoo Island 20094, Maldives
    Website | Reviews

    Tips For Visiting The Underwater Restaurants In Maldives

    • If you’re holidaying in Maldives with your family and have kids along, try and visit the Ithaa Restaurant for a lunch as it doesn’t allow children during the dinner hours.
    • All of these restaurants have different timings for lunch and dinner. Don’t forget to check the schedule before you plan a visit.
    • In case you’re not staying at the respective resort of the undersea restaurant you wish to visit, contact the management of the resort and book your transfers & table in advance.
    • Make sure you’re smartly dressed.
    • Capturing memories and your experience at the restaurant is a must. Just make sure you do not act too touristy as it might make the other people around awkward.

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    In love with these undersea restaurants already? Think how amazing it would be when you will actually visit one during your holiday in Maldives!



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