The 7 Best Restaurants in the Maldives for a Dream Holiday


The Maldives is not just about sunbathing and snorkeling. There are some truly remarkable restaurants worth exploring when you’re away from home!

For decades, the Maldives has been regarded as an idyllic tropical getaway, offering guests a chance to revel in its pristine beaches or explore off-the-beaten path destinations within its archipelago of 388 islands. However, it’s now become one of the most sought-after destinations for culinary experiences!

The Maldives offers a wealth of culinary experiences that will leave you craving more. From casual eateries serving up local favorites alongside international cuisine and fusion dishes; to exclusive Michelin star rated eateries providing unparalleled dining experiences – there is something for every palate out in the Indian Ocean!

The Floating Pearl on Male

For those seeking an unforgettable experience, there is no doubt that dining among the serene turquoise waters and spectacular atoll vistas of the Maldives’ western archipelago would be highly recommended.

For dinner at nightfall, head to The Floating Pearl, a restaurant located on the idyllic island of Malé in the country’s capital city. This eatery boasts exquisite views of the city’s skyline set against a backdrop of dazzling hues as well as an array of culinary delights sure to please even the most discerning palate!

Begin your meal with bites from its buffet table, and then move along to select options such as fresh fish or meats prepared in various ways; desserts including unique creations; or perhaps something as simple as a cup of tea? All are available here – so don’t worry if you’re not able to decide which option suits best!

The Market on Male

If you’re an avid traveler, chances are you’ve visited a market before. After all, there’s not much else that can offer the same atmosphere – one so magical and captivating that it cannot be experienced through any other medium!

The Market on Male is a renowned landmark frequented by travelers from across the globe. Visitors flock here for its intoxicating atmosphere; savoring traditional delicacies alongside pampering themselves with spa treatments or indulging in yummy snacks oozing with island flavors. I was thrilled to discover this market during my stay in Male- City of Happiness – where locals come together to explore new experiences and share them with visitors alike!

For instance, if you seek out services at the aptly named Spa on Malé- offering soothing therapies ranging from facials and massages to scrubs and body wraps – you’ll find it nestled in amongst the stalls where local operators sell their wares; offering some truly remarkable deals when traveling abroad. The number of restaurants located within Sundial Mall offers a plethora of options for dining – don’t forget that they provide free shuttle service too!

Oxygen Bar in Malé

Do not let its quirky name fool you – Oxygen Bar is a truly remarkable dining experience! This craft cocktail bar located in Malé, offers up an invigoratingly engaging atmosphere with its eclectic collection of vintage jukeboxes and retro gaming consoles.

Indulge in seven crafted cocktails and munch on gastropub fare from this casual yet stylish eatery. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, then I don’t know what will! Take a seat at one of the centrally located tables or go for something a little more intimate; no matter your choice, be sure to savor each bite along the way! To complete the journey – why not take part in some live music or dancing?

Café on Thinadhoo

Café on Thinadhoo satiated our ‘mild’ requirements with a simple yet sublime setting, which provided a pop of color against the all-white décor; giving off an airy feeling that was conducive to relaxing afternoone meals.

Our menu consisted of classic breakfast fare such as omelette, toasties and egg whites alongside mouthwatering pancakes and crepes – leaving us spoilt for choice!

Our brunch experience at Café on Thinadhoo was nothing short of perfection – each element was executed flawlessly! Our omelette was just how we like it – crispy on the outside yet moist inside! Moreover; our crepe looked incredible too!

Jali Jali on Maa

Jali Jali on Maafushi is one of the most memorable meals I’ve ever had in my life. The food here was sensational and it had undoubtedly been crafted with care and attention – not to mention we chose a delicious set menu that provided more than enough variety for our preferences! In terms of ambience, this establishment boasts a sun-kissed breakwater pool offering an idyllic setting amidst its tropical environs; while the cuisine itself shares equal praise in both categories.

There is no denying that Jali Jali offers up some truly unforgettable experiences: from its unforgettably delicious meals, inviting ambiance and captivating location alongside its friendly staff who go out of their way to ensure that everything runs smoothly – all bringing about a flawless experience for patrons.

If you are seeking for a culinary adventure, then look no further than Jali Jali on Maafushi; let the island’s delicacies transport you into another world where delights abound.

Hulhumale Restaurant

Hulhumale is a quintessential beach restaurant in the Maldives, offering diners a tantalizing view of the oceanic vista while they dine on delicious cuisine featuring delicacies such as squid and octopus.

The ambiance here is as captivating as its scenery: an alluring aqua pool nestled within a tropical garden accompanied by candlelight provides a dreamy setting for meals while providing refuge from the rays’ intensity.

If you desire an indulgent experience that combines sensory stimulation and culinary delight; Hulhumale Restaurant should be your first port of call!

Ava’s Table in Vilyaadhoo

Want to sample some traditional Maldivian cuisine? Then head over to Ava’s Table on Vilyaadhoo Island, where guests can savor authentic dishes from the region.

This restaurant is an island gem that serves up a selection of authentic fare alongside a tempting array of cocktails and spirits for those seeking something more than merely sustenance. All meals are prepared with ingredients sourced from local suppliers; what more could you ask for when dining under the sun in this idyllic locale!

Ava’s Table offers succulent curries, ghee-laden meat dishes and luscious desserts, along with plenty of refreshing beverages including wine, beer and rums in addition to options like fresh juices and soft drinks.


The Maldives is a serene oasis of enchantment and tranquility, offering an idyllic escape from everyday life. This paradise of white sand beaches, tranquil lagoons and captivating coral reefs is a haven for spiritual renewal as much as it is for exploration and relaxation.

As you embark on your dream holiday to the Maldives, indulge yourself in the alluring restaurants of this captivating destination. Gaze out over the azure waters; savour local delicacies; experience culinary delights from around the world – all whilst escaping into an enchanting world of dreams!



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