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6 Underwater Restaurants In Maldives In 2024

The Maldives is known to enchant anyone that visits. Fondly called the Paradise on Earth, the islands in Maldives are known for their out of the world snorkelling, scuba diving and ocean cruises experiences. The water villas in Maldives dubbed as the epitome of Luxury is not the only experience folks look forward to anymore. Some exquisite dining experiences add a feather to the hats of some of the resorts in the private islands. When we mean exquisite, we don’t just mean the beautiful beachfront candlelight dinner events, but also the breathtaking underwater restaurants in the Maldives. Here are some suggestions for the best underwater dining in Maldives to explore during your honeymoon vacation in the Island nations.

Built below the ocean, offering grand views of the marine life through glass ceilings, these restaurants truly redefine the meaning of underwater dining.

Take a glimpse at the list of 6 impressive underwater restaurants in the Maldives to experience in your trip to the Maldives in 2024.

6 underwater restaurants to Visit in the Maldives in 2024

  1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
  2. Subsix at Niyama Maldives – Huluwalu
  3. SEA – Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
  4. 5.8 Undersea Restaurant – Hurawalhi Maldives
  5. Minus Six Meters Underwater Restaurant
  6. H2O Underwater Restaurant – You & Me by Cocoon Maldives

1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Supplying 180-degree panoramic sights of the stunning sea life, the Ithaa is a surreal experience undersea. Built 16 feet below sea level, this is undoubtedly one of the best underwater restaurants in Maldives, offering brilliant underwater experiences. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant can be booked for private events like weddings, birthdays and other festivities. Ithaa is the world’s first underwater restaurant that is completely made of glass, sounds great, right? 

LocationTimingsApproximate Cost
Conrad Rangali Island 20077, Maldives11:00 AM to 12:00 AM every dayINR 14,000/- for lunch, and INR 25,000/-

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Interesting facts about Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

  • The dining experience at Ithaa is only open to guests who are staying at the Conrad resort. 
  • Three Global awards winner at the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards. 
  • Cuisine – Maldivian-European fusion cuisine 
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2. Subsix – Niyama Private Islands Maldives

True to its name, the decor reflects the aura of the sea- from the chairs that look like sea anemones to the shell-shaped bar. To get to the restaurant you descend a 3 tier staircase that is lit by dramatic, abstract chandeliers. This restaurant also has a mermaid theme that feels very real with the ocean blue lighting and coral-like chandeliers. The interior is adorned with low-hanging capiz shells that give you perfect Maldives luxury dining along with the feel of ocean all around you, literally.  Built 20 feet below the sea level, this is one of the most pocket-friendly underwater restaurants in The Maldives. 

LocationTimingsApproximate Cost
Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Huluwalu, Dhaalu Atoll 00000, Maldives12:00 PM to 12:00 AM INR 6,000/-
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Interesting facts about Subsix

  • The restaurant is set 500 meters away from the mainland and can be reached only by speedboat.
  • This underground playground is the first underwater nightclub on the island.
  • Every Wednesdays and Saturdays underwater Glow Parties are organised.
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3. SEA – Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

This restaurant is defined by its four-in-one dining, Anantara’s signature concept – Sea, Sky, Salt and Fire. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will find exotic dishes ranging from the Maldivian Lobster to the Japanese Wagyu. This restaurant is situated on the Ocean floor itself and modern-day, mirrored interior gives a feeling of an extra-sized restaurant when compared to Subsix and Ithaa. You can watch the tropical fish, turtles and shark swim by as you enjoy Maldives unique dining experience at its most exquisite. The menu highlights among the visitors are Lobster salad, Scottish Salmon, Sea Bass, Chocolate Bomb Explosion to name a few.  SEA is truly one of its kind experience. 

LocationTimingsApproximate Cost
Kihavah Huravalhi Island, 20215, Maldives12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, and 6:30 PM to 10:30 PMINR 15,000/-
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Interesting facts about SEA

  • SEA is the world’s first underwater Wine Cellar 
  • Voted for 4 consecutive years- World’s Best Underwater Restaurant.
  • This was first constructed on a nearby island and in later 2010, the air which enabled the restaurant to float on the water was replaced with sand allowing the restaurant to sink to the Ocean floor. 
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4. 5.8 Undersea Restaurant – Hurawalhi Maldives 

The best time to visit the restaurant is for dinner. You get to appreciate the surroundings in daylight and be astonished by the transformation of the landscape during sunset. The restaurant extends ever-changing set menus that are planned around the chef’s culinary experimentation and seasonality. The restaurant charms the diners with a multi-course tasting spectacle. This restaurant is 5.8 meters below sea level, and hence the name. Get ready to have ultimate underwater dining in Maldives with your loved one and create some unforgettable memories.

LocationTimingsApproximate Cost
Hurawalhi Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi Island, Maldives12:30 PM to 9:15 PM INR 20,000/-
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Interesting facts about 5.8 Undersea Restaurant

  • Worlds largest all-glass undersea restaurant Maldives
  • Only guests above 15 are allowed to dine here. 
  • Hurawalhi Maldives tries to keep the private nature of dining at an underwater restaurant and hence guests who are dining are only allowed at the restaurant. 

5. Minus Six Meter – OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo

The exclusive Maldives underwater restaurant is with no doubt the gem of the fine dining experiences at OZEN. Open for lunch and dinner, this seafood restaurant has stunning underwater views which you will enjoy with exceptionally fascinating Modern Seafood cuisine! Set 20 feet below the blue lagoon, the restaurant offers brilliant glimpses of the shells, sea turtles, and other exotic marine life. Minus six-meter, lovingly called M6m, is known for its over the top marriage proposals played out by guests working alongside the staff. It is a perfect Maldives restaurant with a view to crave on!

LocationTimingsApproximate Cost
OZEN by Atmosphere, Maadhoo Island, South Mal- Atoll, Maadhoo Island 20094, Maldives12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PMINR 10,000/-

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Interesting facts about Minus Six Meter

  • Dining at the restaurant is complimentary if you book for minimin four nights stay. 
  • The first underwater restaurant covered in an All-Inclusive Plan

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6. H2O – You & Me by Cocoon Maldives 

Comparatively a new resort, this exudes romance, with grand villas and complimentary champagne, not to mention a special fine dining signature restaurant. With a capacity of 20, H2O treats diners to the view of the Maldives’ unbelievable marine environment while they dine on delicious Maldives underwater cuisine. The restaurant is located 100 meters from the resort on an unspoilt, stunning reef. A first of its kind, You & Me by Cocoon’s uniqueness is the 360-degree view of the Maldives’ exotic marine environment, as they enjoy a tasty spread.

LocationTimingsApproximate Cost
You & Me Maldives, Uthurumaafaru, Ungoofaaru 05060, Maldives12:00 PM to 2:30 PM, and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PMINR 9,000/-
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Interesting facts about H2O

  • You & Me Maldives is an Adults only resort catering to honeymooners and couples.
  • The only underwater restaurant in Raa Atoll  
  • The lift allows accessibility for diners with disabilities

FAQs about Underwater Restaurants in Maldives

Q: What are underwater restaurants in Maldives?

A: In the Maldives, underwater restaurants are dining establishments located beneath the surface of the ocean, usually in an enclosed room with wide windows that provide views of the surrounding aquatic life. It is a great way to make some amazing memories with your loved ones.

Q: Are children allowed in Maldives underwater restaurants?

A: It depends on the restaurant policy. Some Maldives underwater restaurants do not allow children, whereas others do. It’s advisable to check with the restaurant in advance to find out what their policy is.

Q: What should I wear to a Maldives underwater restaurant?

A: Most Maldives underwater restaurants have a dress code, which is often smart casual or resort wear. It’s advisable to check with the restaurant ahead of time to find out what their dress policy is.

Q: What is Dubai’s most popular underwater restaurant?

A: The most popular underwater restaurant in Dubai is Ossiano. It is located in Atlantis, The Palm, and offers a unique dining experience with views of the Ambassador Lagoon.

Q: How can I get to an underwater restaurant in the Maldives?

A: The majority of underwater restaurants in the Maldives are located at luxury resorts and are only accessible to resort guests. Some restaurants may charge an extra price for transportation to and from the restaurant.

Q: What are some popular underwater restaurants across the world?

A: Other popular underwater restaurants in the world besides the Maldives include The Underwater Room in Tanzania, and Ossiano in Dubai.

So, there you go, our guide to the best underwater restaurants in the Maldives. All of which awaits the memorable island escape, where outstanding under-the-sea dining can be enjoyed beside the archipelago’s beautiful beaches, turquoise waters and luxurious resorts. Feel free to check out our Maldives packages or honeymoon packages for Maldives.

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