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