The Maldives islands have a lot to offer in terms of tropical beauty, with pristine beaches and lush tropical landscapes. Even more so, there’s a substantial amount of marine life that resides in the sanctuary provided by Maldivian waters. One thing that the Maldives doesn’t get enough credit for is featuring an incredible selection of unique and fascinating restaurants.


If you’re a fan of Thai cuisine, Baan Huraa is one of the essential places for Thai food in the Maldives. The restaurant is part of the Naladhu Maldives resort and is situated over a lagoon. The restaurant is built almost solely out of teak, and is one of the finest examples of romantic dining Maldives has to offer. The cuisine here contains everything Thailand has to offer on the culinary realm, featuring food from the north as well as the south of the nation.


For something a little more adventurous, head to Muraka, an establishment that serves an international selection of food in a seemingly rustic setting. Given that the Maldives are a collection of islands, the restaurant has a particular emphasis on sea-food.


If you’re looking for a distinct café experience on a tropical paradise, then keep an eye out for Shell Beans, a franchise that has two establishments in the Maldives, one in the capital island of Male and the second on Ameenee Magu Island. The café is popular with a wide variety of people ranging from local students to expats. The diverse menu contains popular main courses from all over the world, ranging from pasta to tandoori chicken. The café is iconic for its ‘croissantwiches’, which are, you guessed it, sandwiches made out of croissants. Many would tell you that Shell Beans is the best café in Maldives.


No matter what kind of food you are looking for, there’s a very high chance you will find your cuisine of choice in the Maldives, maybe even in an establishment whose architecture will blow your mind.


Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.