Editor's PickJanuary 2, 2022

Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Gourmet Resorts Where You Can Experience the Finest Culinary Journey!

The Maldives, set in endless turquoise waters and white sand beaches is a showstopping destination for vacations amongst travellers around the globe.

In between sun, sand, relaxation and crystalline waters with snorkelling and diving, the resorts are an abode to award-winning restaurant scenes including unusual dining spaces and master chefs where they craft the finest meals and dishes for their guests.


Here is an array of resorts where you can embark on the best dining experiences in the Maldives.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Leading wine and dine destination itself, Conrad Maldives offers the ultimate culinary journey with a choice of 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, including Ithaa – the world’s first all-glass undersea dining experience. 

Ithaa Restaurant will inspire your senses through the distinctive lunch and dinner menus featuring local spices and produce blended with Western influences matched with fine wines all the while surrounded by panoramic coral garden views. 

Ufaa by celebrity chef Jereme Leung is an innovative culinary concept featuring elevated flavours from the distinctive cultures and provinces of China. You can expect iconic Chinese dishes with a game of mahjong in the teahouse. 

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

The culinary adventure knows no bounds at Niyama, home to nine unique restaurants in the Maldives with distinct destination dining experiences, it will leave your taste buds amazed. 

Subsix is an underwater playground for Champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, weekly glow parties, wine tastings and destination dining and Edge is modern fine dining, set half a kilometre out in the ocean and accessible only by boat. 

Nest, perched in the trees is one of the most dazzling Asian restaurants in the Maldives where you can explore the surreal six metres high or tucked between serpentine vines on the forest floor.

Hurawalhi Island Resort

Culinary journeys above and below the sea, Hurawalhi Island Resort offers exquisite wine and dine options

Kashibo – A sizzling fusion of Asian cuisine hits the spot with a picture-perfect setting and a divine dining menu where diners can indulge in mouth-watering Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian-inspired dishes. 

5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the world’s largest all glass-encased underwater restaurant will dazzle diners with a multi-course tasting extravaganza garnished with a state-of-the-art location highlighting exceptional seafood, meat and farm-fresh produce.

Velaa Private Island

With three dining options available on the island, each restaurant offers guests a very unique culinary experience.

Athiri is the main restaurant serving pastas, burrata pizzas and juicy burgers. Tavaru has a teppanyaki grill for fresh Maldivian lobster, and Wagyu served on the third floor of the most exclusive wine library in the Indian Ocean with vintages from Bordeaux to Yarra Valley.

Cheval Blanc Randheli

At Cheval Blanc Randheli, every craving will be satisfied with 5 restaurants and 3 bars offering creativity and pure celebration of taste pamper taste buds.

Perched on stilts and basking in the glow of the blue lagoon, Deelani is a lively Mediterranean restaurant serving flavours of the sea, inspired by Italian signatures.

Named after Château Cheval Blanc’s sought-after vintage, Le 1947 presents elegant French gastronomy in an haute-design ambience. Facing a lush, tropical garden, discerning palates are delighted with a playful experience of taste.