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Romantic dining destinations in Maldives - Uncover Maldives' Top Romantic Dining Spots

Described as paradise on earth the Maldives is also home to some of Asia's most romantic dining hubs. From resort diners to Male's best eateries here are the most elegant dining venues in the country.


Aioli Restaurant

Occupying pride of place in the country's capital Male the Aioli Restaurant just may be the most popular eatery in all of the Maldives. Known for its charming setting and location the venue specializes in Maldivian fare and seafood dishes while a wide range of western and Asian favourites are also served here. Known for its excellent wine pairings the diner is the best place in the city to enjoy a scrumptious meal with one's loved one without breaking the bank.


Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

Often regarded as one of the most intimate and exclusive dining hubs in the Maldives, it is no surprise that the world's first underwater restaurant is also one of its most romantic eateries. Located on Rangali Island the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant takes seaside dining to new depths with its underwater dining hall. With a handful of tables the venue affords spectacular views of the ocean and its marine occupants who are seen swimming past as diners enjoy their meals. Cocktails and European cuisine reigns supreme at this venue which requires a reservation.


Shell Beans

Another local favourite in Male Shell Beans offers couples two cafes for the price of one in the centre of the Maldivian capital. One cafe occupies Ameenee Magu while the other affords ocean vistas from its location on the number 7 jetty in Male. Trendy and warm Shell Beans are ideal for couples in search of an authentic Maldivian restaurant with ambience while the locale's beverage offerings are nothing to scoff at either.



Located inside the Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives this popular Maldives resort diner is the perfect fix for those in search of authentic Italian fare in a romantic setting. Open for dinner from 6.30pm onwards this seaside restaurant with captivating views across the Indian Ocean offers couples an impressive menu full of tried and true Italian favorites.


Naiboli Bar

Situated in Vabbinfaru the Naiboli Bar is an alfresco restaurant with breathtaking views of the ocean and the beach on which it is located. A hit with local couples as well as tourists the venue not only provides live drumming sessions on Fridays but also offers free Wi-Fi access as well. Also known as one of the area's best bars couples can grab a cocktail before sitting down at the open-air eatery's tastefully designed dinning hall.


Thai Wok

Perfectly suited for couples with a penchant for Asian delicacies the Thai Wok is another favourite diner located in Male. Known for its extensive menu which includes regional cuisines from Sri Lankan and Mongolian dishes to traditional Maldivian dishes the venue's romantic atmosphere sets it apart from similar establishments in the city.


Open – The Grill

Situated in scenic Hembadhu Open – The Grill is a poolside restaurant where alfresco dining takes a decidedly romantic turn. With an enviable location overlooking a lagoon and the venue's swimming pool this stylish designed eatery specialises in South American dishes with authentic flavours. Ideal for dinner for two the open-air restaurant's strong flavoured dishes are some of the most mouth-watering offerings on a Maldivian restaurant menu.