Indulging in the culinary delights of the Maldives is a journey as enchanting as the archipelago itself. From resort extravaganzas to private beach dinners and local island flavours, this guide unravels the gastronomic adventures that await!

Private Resort Dining

When you stay at a private island resort, most of your meals will be at the onsite Maldives restaurants. The good news is, when you choose the right resort, there will be plenty of options! International buffets, à-la-carte wonders, and traditional Maldivian dishes paint a palate-pleasing picture. You can also enjoy contemporary vegetarian cuisine, relish fresh seafood, and savour the succulence of grilled meat, ensuring your taste buds embark on a global journey without leaving the comfort of your resort.

Choosing All-Inclusive

Elevate your dining experience by opting for a premium all-inclusive package at resorts like OBLU SELECT Sangeli. Beyond a diverse array of meals throughout the day, these packages offer plenty of savings and indulgences. These can include a selection of premium spirits, wines, and beers, complemented by unlimited cocktails and mocktails. Choose a package that transcends dining, encompassing perks like the complimentary use of snorkelling gear, non-motorised water sports, an exciting excursion, airport transfers by speedboat, spa discounts and more.

Private Dining

For an intimate rendezvous in paradise, experience the realm of private dining in Maldives offered at private resorts. Picture beachfront dinners, meals on secluded sandbanks, or romantic cruises under the starlit Maldivian sky. For a perfect start to the morning, you can try a ‘floating breakfast’ in your private villa’s pool, a unique experience that fuses a luxury stay and culinary delights! Enjoy the art of bespoke dining as the islands cater to your desires, creating moments that linger as treasured memories.

Local Island Dining

Maldives Cuisines
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Venture beyond the resort confines to discover the exotic flavours of the Maldives on local islands. In bustling Male, the capital, you can combine a day of sightseeing with some foodie adventures; visit the quaint restaurants and cafes to try traditional delicacies like Hedhikaa (snacks), Mas Huni (tuna-based breakfast dish), Garudhiya (fish broth), and the aromatic Mas Riha (tuna curry). Immerse yourself in the warmth of Maldivian hospitality as you explore a diverse culinary landscape.