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Coolest underwater restaurants in Maldives

If you’ve stayed in one of the underwater hotels, you’ll have experienced some of the magic of what it’s like to dine at one of the underwater restaurants in Maldives. It’s not every day you get to experience the beauty of the deep blue with such clarity at your leisure. Under our ‘Perfect Match’ campaign in association with Visa Lounge and OneAbove DMC, we bring you the list of the top coolest underwater restaurants in Maldives for all your clients who are busy creating a ‘to-do list’ for Maldives.

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

1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Ithaa Underwater restaurant Maldives

Located five metres below the surface of pristine turquoise waters in the Indian Ocean, just off Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, is the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. Surrounded by vibrant coral gardens, diners can enjoy a panoramic ceiling of marine life while they enjoy a four-course lunch menu or a seven-course dinner menu. Look out for incredible dishes such as saffron champagne risotto, Maldivian lobster carpaccio and salty caramel sable.

Ithaa can be booked for a private breakfast, weddings or other special occasions and is also open for mid-morning cocktails.

2. 5.8 Undersea Restaurant – Hurawalhi Island Resort

5.8 underwater restaurant Maldives

This incredible dining spot accommodates only 16 guests at a time for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menus include rich seafood dishes and indulgent alternatives such as Kobe beef and veal carpaccio alongside meticulous wine pairings.

Placed by a heavy-lift ship 5.8 metres below the surface of the sea, vast panoramic windows and acrylic arches allow visitors to view the incredible Maldivian coral reefs teeming with wildlife, such as manta and eagle rays, tuna fish, sharks, parrotfish, groupers, eels, turtles and snappers.

3. SEA – Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

SEA - Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

The Anantara Kihavah Resort in the Maldives is home to one of the first underwater wine cellars as well as a sommelier who will carefully create the perfect pairing to go with your meal.

The SEA restaurant sits on the ocean floor and offers guests 360° views of local marine life from the edge of the reef, which is also one of the best scuba diving spots in the area. Various corals and sea fans cover the reef and sharks, turtles, triggerfish and trumpetfish can be seen from the window tables.

The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature a varied spread of dishes from around the world with a focus on seafood dishes at lunch. Highlights include a Wagyu Beef Wellington, poached lobster medallion and red mullet filet wrapped in a lobster carpaccio.

4. SUBSIX – Niyama Private Islands

Subsix Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

Six metres below the surface of the Indian Ocean lies Subsix — an elegant restaurant 500 metres offshore from the Per Aquum Niyama Resort in the Maldives.

Accessible only by a speedboat transfer, guests of the hotel will be able to enjoy a champagne breakfast, a ‘subaquatic lunch’ of light seafood dishes or evening cocktails, making it a must-see for those exploring the Maldives on a luxury yacht.

The themed interior accentuates the submarine atmosphere, featuring a clam-inspired bar, soft ‘anemone’ seating, a canopy of capiz shells and floor to ceiling glass windows with incredible underwater views.

The surrounding reef is home to more than 90 species of coral and guests can hope to see hawksbill turtles, parrotfish, moray eels, groupers and butterflyfish among others.

Formerly a nightclub, the space can now be booked for private own events, including weddings, wine tastings, marine biology tours and parties.

5. M6m – OZEN Life Maadhoo

Ozen by Atmosphere underwater restaurants Maldives

This is an unmissable experience. The OZEN LIFE MAADHOO’s signature underwater restaurant, M6m (Minus Six Metres), is the jewel in the crown of their fine-dining experiences. The experience will be unlike any other as you are treated to gourmet specialities while gazing at the aquatic life around you.  Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and the breath-taking Maldivian underwater world, you will be pampered with exceptionally masterful seafood dishes and perfect wine pairings. A once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget!

Just a short boat ride to the middle of the lagoon is the entrance to the fully submerged restaurant giving diners a 360-degree view of the Maldives’ breath-taking environment.

6. H2O by Chef Andrea Berton – You & Me Maldives

H2O by Chef Andrea Berton - You & Me Maldives

Dining at adult-exclusive You & Me Maldives is a gastronomic affair offering a selection of five restaurants with a gourmet range of Italian to Japanese specialities. Celebrating a special lunch or dinner during your stay, You & Me offer an unmissable opportunity to experience dining underwater in their incredible restaurant.

7. IMMERSE…LATITUDE 4°- Huvafen Fushi Maldives


This new ‘pop-down’ restaurant will transform the resort’s underwater spa into a private gastronomical experience, in which guests are transported to a dining space surrounded by tropical water just 4° from the equator.

As part of the experience, guests descend a few steps below the boardwalk to discover the private dining room below. Here, positioned beside a panoramic window, an elegantly dressed dining table provides uninterrupted views of the reef nightlife, while subtle mood lighting accentuates the illuminated seascape beyond.

Expert tips before you book your clients at any of these underwater restaurants in Maldives.

You can always connect with a Maldives travel specialist like OneAbove for more information and bookings.

  • All of the above mentioned undersea/underwater restaurants in Maldives have different timings for lunch and dinner. do check the schedule before you book a table for your client at any of these restaurants.
  • In case your client is not staying at the respective resort of the underwater restaurant they wish to visit, contact the hotel management of the resort to book their transfers and table in advance.
  • All the above restaurants have strict dress codes. Inform your clients beforehand to dress smartly while visiting these underwater restaurants in Maldives.
  • If your client is travelling to Maldives with family and kids, try to book them at Ithaa Restaurant for lunch as the restaurant doesn’t allow children during dinner hours.

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