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4 fancy restaurants in the Maldives for the perfect fine dine experience.

A small archipelagic state consisting of 1192 coral islands in South Asia situated in the Indian ocean is the nation of Maldives. The world’s lowest-lying country is a chain of 26 atolls stretching from Ihavandhippolhu Atoll in the north to Addu Atoll in the south lying parallel to the equator. The climate is generally cozy warm in the peak season from November to April with the summer sun shining bright on the lands. the off-season starts from May and extends up until October with showers blessing the islands from heaven above during these months. Though the pricing of your stays here might vary based on the season, the Maldives as a destination is enjoyable year-round.

Wondering what brings tourists from all over the world flocking here, both pre-covid and post covid times? This question would be answered by the two words, Water Villas. Only available here to stay in the Maldives and Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Water Villas are cheaper and easier to access here in this Island nation. The land promises exotic views and instagrammable jaw-dropping luxurious resorts to stay in.

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An added attraction is the seafood that the fishing grounds of the Maldives bring to the dinner table is one the best in the world. The Maldivian cuisine includes a range of freshly prepared fish, crabs, and lobsters. Not a fan of seafood? Not to worry, the resorts here have a good range of vegetarian options to choose from as well. The Maldives is home to a few restaurants that offer a surreal dining experience that is sure to blow your minds. Either handled or visited regularly by chefs who have experience working in Michelin starred kitchens, these restaurants are food heaven. Here is a list of the top restaurants that offer delicacies that are sure to excite your taste buds.

 

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4 fancy restaurants in the Maldives for the perfect fine dine experience

  1. 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, Hurawalhi Island Resort
  2. The Crab Shack, Soneva Jani
  3. So Hands On, Soneva Fushi
  4. Fenesse, Jumeirah Vittaveli

Also read: Top Resorts with the Best Luxurious Villas in the Maldives

1. 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, Hurawalhi Island Resort

The world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, 5.8 undersea restaurant is an absolute fine dining culinary delight at the Hurawalhi Island Resort. Handled by a skilled chef with Bjoern van den Oever who has experience of working in 3 Rosette – and Michelin-starred kitchens and also top notable chefs, including Jens Rittmeyer and Ed Cooney.

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The setup inside the restaurant is very simple and elegant so that you can focus on the outside where the real treasure lies and not miss any of it. Just by making a reservation beforehand at this a la carte restaurant, you can either make your lunch or dinner, a memorable experience to cherish. Want to go on a special lunch or dinner date with your partner? Well, this would be the recommendation for you. You can look forward to a 5-course lunch or 7-course dinner here and pick a vegan, non-vegetarian, or a seafood-free menu for the same. Be sure to dress in your smart casuals and take off your shoes!

2. The Crab Shack, Soneva Jani

Absolutely adorable tiny restaurant built in the smooth sands of Soneva Jani is The Crab Shack. Don’t go by how small the place is, it has big surprises in store for you. Voted best most romantic restaurant , it the perfect place for you to take your lobster for life out for dinner :)Specializing in crab recipes and other seafood, the restaurant has a very simple setup of a shack allowing you to get the best view and to soak in the sounds of nature. It also has an upstairs deck where you can relax and get some fresh air and drinks carefully tended in the bar. Top favorites here are the Sri Lankan Mud Crab curry and a selection of rosés. 

3. So Hands On, Soneva Fushi

One of the most visited resorts by celebrities across the world, Soneva Fushi is the home for the one most sought-after restaurant in the Maldives is So Hands On. It ain’t like any of the traditional restaurants you would visit in your life. Developed in a partnership with three Michelin-starred, Japanese chef Kenji Gyoten, this adds some spice to fine dining. It is here you get to sit at an exclusive sushi counter where the chef prepares your meal while you can watch it live up close. Pick your 4 table mates and you are all set to enjoy this wonder in the culinary universe. Drop by on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday for lunch or dinner to enjoy some good Japanese food.

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Also read : The Maldives Tourism – Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting

4. Fenesse, Jumeirah Vittaveli

Have you always been a fan of French cuisine and fine dining? Then this is the place for you to be. Built with panoramic glass doors intentionally, the place serves french delicacies with a contemporary twist. Frequently visited by Guest Michelin-starred chefs from all over the globe, this restaurant is thriving with innovation and dreams to set new standards in the culinary world. The top recommendations here would be the Kobe beef tartare, organic herb-crusted rack of lamb, and the classic French fish stew bouillabaisse. Be sure to give them a try on your next visit here.

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