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Add to Your Bucket List: 5 Romantic Dining Venues in the Maldives

Romantic dining in the Maldives
Add these five romantic dining venues in the Maldives to your bucket list for a perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway.

Snowy-white sand beaches. Pristine turquoise waters. Sunshine all year-long. That’s the Maldives at a glimpse. And these settings make the island archipelago a perfect romantic destination for honeymooners and couples. So, dining in these beautiful settings in the Maldives is the perfect way to treat yourself and your partner for a romantic getaway.

Maybe you already spent a honeymoon or a getaway to the Maldives. Or you’re planning one. Either way, dining at the tropical paradise is an experience in itself. Most resorts around the country offer international cuisine from all over the world. Hence, the Maldives is perfect to enjoy delicacies of your choice in beautiful settings.

The question is, which settings are you looking for? Let’s take the look at 5 bucket list-worthy romantic dining venues in the Maldives.

1. Picnic at a sandbank

Image: Baros Maldives

A picnic at a secluded sandbank in the Maldives is the perfect way to elevate your romantic experience. The experience offers endless views of the Indian Ocean all around you. Moreover, with succulent dishes and wine, this is going to be an experience you will remember forever! This could also be a great venue to ‘pop the question’.

2. Dining in an underwater restaurant

Underwater Romantic Dining Maldives
Image: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

An experience full of luxury. Dining in these luxurious glass underwater restaurants in the Maldives with your partner is the ultimate dining venue. While this won’t cheap, it’s definitely worth every penny. Your only problem would probably be you don’t get to stay there forever.

Where: H2O at You & Me by Cocoon, Ithaa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, 5.8 undersea at Hurawalhi Maldives, M6m at OZEN Maadhoo, SEA at Anantara Kihavah Maldives, and Subsix at Niyama Private Islands.

3. Sunrise Breakfast by the beach

Image: Soneva Jani

Can you think of a better way to start the day? You can enjoy a romantic breakfast by the beach at most of the resorts. Likewise, some guesthouses in local islands also feature restaurants located on the beachside. In addition to that, you can also enjoy a sunrise breakfast on private sandbanks.

4. Floating breakfast in the comfort of your villa

floating breakfast
Image: Coco Collection

Since we’re in a time social distancing is crucial, you can opt to dine in the comfort of your villa. But, if you want to take things further with a twist of romance (or a surprise) for your partner, a floating breakfast in the pool is fun and perfect for your Instagram.

5. Candlelight dinner under the stars on the beach

Candlelight dinner Romantic Dining Maldives
Image: Kuredu Island Resort

Candlelight dinners have long been the classic way to have a romantic evening. But, when you pair it with a sky full of stars and the moonlight, you’re definitely going to feel the difference. If you can’t travel right now to enjoy it on the beach, you can try this at home too!

Also read: Choosing a Villa in the Maldives: Beach, Overwater or Underwater?

Which venue would you choose to have a romantic dinner? Whether it’s on a sandbank or in an underwater restaurant, all these romantic experiences are available in the Maldives.

Feature image by Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

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Marukab Plaza: Your go to City Hotel for Layovers!

Flight delays, cancellations and insanely long lay-overs are all too familiar hurdles for avid travellers.

Have you ever spent a night crouched up at the airport due to long layovers or delays? Although a lengthy layover is predicted, flight cancellations and delays can lead to an uncomfortable night at the airport. Thankfully there is one perfect solution to ensure you never end up sleeping on an uncomfortable chair, bench or even the airport floor. If you ever find yourself in this situation in the Maldives, your best bet is to book with Marukab Plaza.

If you’re travelling in the near future, check your travel itinerary beforehand. For long layovers, or if you’re looking for a nice city hotel, Marukab Plaza is your best bet. At Marukab Plaza, you will get the best of the vibrant capital city of the Maldives. This luxury hotel is located on the north-eastern tip of Male’ city.

Rooms & Accomodation

There is no lack of choice when it comes to Marukab Plaza. With seven different room types to choose from, Marukab Plaza is perfect for groups, families or even solo travellers.

  • Marukab Suite – The Marukab Suite comes with a fully furnished living room, fully equipped kitchen, wardrobes and any other amenities you can think of. The Marukab Suite is perfect if you’re planning to stay in the City for a few days or even months! With all the amenities of a good Airbnb, the Marukab Suite allows you to live comfortably.
  • Premium Room – With 29 sqm of space, the Premium Room is perfect for those travelling for work. In addition to a writing desk, the Premium room also includes a mini-bar as well as ironing facilities. The hotel provides all of the basic amenities for this room category as well as luggage storage and a sofa with a coffee table.
  • Deluxe Balcony Room – If you’re all about the views, get the deluxe balcony room. In addition to the city views through a private balcony, the deluxe balcony room also comes with all of the hotel amenities. Some of these amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, a safe deposit box, a writing desk and ironing facilities.
  • Deluxe Ocean View – There’s nothing quite like having an ocean view in the Maldives. What makes the Deluxe Ocean View different from the Deluxe Balcony room is the view. Although the room does not provide a private balcony, for some travellers it’s all about getting the pretty views.
  • Deluxe Room – The Deluxe Room is perfect for short layovers for couples. In addition to basic hotel amenities, the deluxe room has the beautiful Marukab Plaza design. With big windows and neutral colours filling up the room, your layover worries are taken away.
  • Twin Room – The twin room also has the basic hotel amenities. The twin room is perfect for families or friends who are travelling together, especially if you don’t want to share the bed.
  • Standard Room – The standard room at Marukab is perfect for killing a few hours or a day-long layover in the city. At Marukab Plaza, even the Standard Room comes with hotel amenities, adding a personal touch to your stay!

Dining Options at Marukab Plaza

Your stay at Marukab Plaza is more than just your stay! At this city hotel, you can explore a variety of culinary pleasures as well. Marukab Plaza brings you everything from wild-caught tuna of the Maldives to the warm, fresh flavours of the Mediterranean at the Fig & Olive restaurant.

Additionally, guests are also served amazing coffees and baked goods at the lounge café. The lounge café is beautifully decorated with comfortable seating and notable service.

The Conference Room

Marukab Plaza also offers a beautiful Conference Room. This is the perfect addition for business travellers, or any businessmen looking for a good meeting space. In addition to the Wi-Fi, the Conference Room has a laptop/ computer system, projector, telephone, stationery as well as water.

Marukab Plaza brings you the feel of home away from home while also giving you all the amenities and services of a hotel. From the moment you arrive in the Maldives till your departure, everything is taken care of by the amazing team at the hotel. Here, you can leave all your worries behind as Marukab Plaza also has airport transfers. Gone are the days of worrying about layovers and flight cancellations. Book your stay at Marukab Plaza for a great City hotel experience!

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