[WORLDKINGS] Top attractive culinary destinations in the world – P8 - Ithaa Restaurant (Maldives): Enjoy delicious food in the heart of the ocean


(WorldKings.org) The Maldives is a country of superlatives in many ways. Five-star resorts on paradisiac islands surrounded by turquoise water are paired with stunning sea life and world-class cuisine. The Maldives are expected to offer the best and most exclusive experiences one can think of and dining is no exception. Therefore, it comes with no surprise that also the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, the world’s first undersea restaurant, is located at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a 5-star resort island in South Ari Atoll in the Maldives.



Opened in 2005, Ithaa (which means ‘mother of pearl’ in Dhivehi, the local language) charges a premium for its meals, but they might cost less than one would expect for an underwater dinner. They start in price at about $120 US for lunch for hotel guests. The restaurant serves contemporary fusion Maldivian cuisine with Western and Asian influences. Advance reservations are necessary.



If culinary experiences are an essential part of your life and also your travels, you should definitely check out this award-winning undersea restaurant. As the world’s first of its kind, it offers all the luxury you can think of. In Dhivehi, the native language of the Maldives, Ithaa means mother of pearls. Located five meters below sea level, the restaurant offers 180-degree panoramic views of sea life. Check out the coral garden around you and observe sharks, fish and turtles while sipping your cocktail and enjoying dinner.



The meal includes seven courses, so you will be able to try lots of different tastes, from caviar to foie gras and from prawn tartar to premium steaks. Guests should not miss out on the cheese and wine, as the Ithaa Undersea restaurant also offers up to 100 of the world’s best types of cheese and owns an undersea wine cellar with more than 20 000 bottles of the best wines. No wonder this restaurant has received numerous awards like “Global restaurant of the year” in 2017.


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