Experience imagination turns into reality as a very incredible encounter awaits at the underwater restaurants and bars in the world. Make your dinner all the more special, as you find yourself in the very heart of the sea. The underwater restaurants are not just a feat of modern engineering but aesthetic creation incomparable in their beauty and thrill. In fact, it’s one of the experiences of a lifetime.
The perfect addition to your holiday itinerary, these restaurants offer breathtaking views of the azure waters, coral gardens, and a plethora of marine species inhabiting the underwater world. Do not miss this opportunity of a lifetime!
Here are the best options for the amazing experience of dining at underwater restaurants in the world:
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
Endowed with the title of the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant tops the list of incredible experiences of underwater dining. The award-winning restaurant was one of the first of its kind to have achieved the impossible. Ithaa, in the local Maldivian language of Dhivehi, means ‘mother of pearl’ and is truly a beauty without comparison. It is located in the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel, 16 feet below the sea level.
The restaurant fits the bill for a romantic honeymoon or a celebratory family dinner. The 180-degree views are fascinating, as you can watch the colorful fishes swim by. The food served is mostly European fare with a twist of local flavors. A 6-course meal menu is available for dinner, while lunch is a four-course fare.
Specialties include caviar and Maldivian lobster. You can also enjoy mid-morning cocktails. Or better, book a private session for breakfast, weddings, or other special occasions.
Where: Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives
Al Mahara, Dubai
Like the ostentations and incredible Dubai, Al Mahara is one-of-its-kind. The luxury dining restaurant is built in the middle of the floor-to-ceiling aquarium. Located inside the iconic sail-shaped hotel of Dubai, Burj Al Arab, Al Mahara one of the best underwater dining experiences in the world.
It exactly stands to the expectations of what to expect from a restaurant within Dubai and what is said to be one of the world’s most luxurious hotels.
The illuminated aquarium looks out of the world and the experience is something beyond words. Colorful fishes swimming by lets you feel seated in ‘the oyster shell’ like Al Mahara means in Arabic. Unravel the secrets of the marine world. The la carte menu offers 3-course meals which is well-suited for the restaurant’s ambiance.
Focusing on seafood and other savory delights, the specialties include poached tsarskaya oysters, sea salt–crusted sea bass, line-caught sea bass, and seared Angus beef, along with a variety of drinks.
Where: Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Sea, Anatara Kihavah Villas, Maldives
Blessed with the pristine marine world, Maldives boasts one of the most beautiful undersea restaurants in the world. Named Sea, the restaurant is built in the beautiful resort of Anantara Kihavah, on the Baa Atoll, one of the UNESCO-listed biosphere reserves in the world. Dining in the restaurant is definitely an opportunity of a lifetime. Watch the fishes, colorful coral gardens, and marine species passing by, while your senses are in savory bliss.
The unforgettable dining experience in Maldives is made all the more special with its undersea wine cellar. The sommelier will help you choose the perfect fit with your fare. With more than 250 labels, the wine cellar has classic vintages from 14 different countries. The amazing interiors reflect the surroundings of the Indian Ocean, making for the right setting to enjoy gourmet meals under the sea waves.
Specialties include impeccably plated Maldivian lobster, and pan-seared Japanese wagyu, coupled with desert delights and more. Indulge in a romantic dinner while you create memories for a lifetime.
Where: Anatara Kihavah, Maldives
The list of the best underwater restaurants of the world is not complete, without the mention of the fabulous Subsix. The restaurant and the world’s first underwater club has broken several records, in addition to capture imagination of travelers from around the globe. Meanwhile, it is not just delectable dining, its the unmatched experience. In addition to delicious food, dancing, drinking and partying to some of the grooviest music tempts you to join the excitement.
Located nearly 20 feet below the Indian Ocean, amid pristine coral gardens, Subsix is located on the property of Niyama Resort. Come across the colorful habitants of the coral reefs peeking through the windows. Above all, the interiors are finely-crafted to imitate the azure marine world. Chandeliers look like anemones, as does the walls and décor, moreover even seating is design keeping in mind the look of the water world.
Menus available include – a la carte menu, a subaquatic lunch menu and beverages from all over the world. Champagne breakfasts and special occasions’’ celebrations are also available on request.
Where: Niyama Resort, Maldives
An experience of elegant dining, unlike any other, Ossiano located in the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai is the very definition of the breathtaking. Overlooking the Ambassador Lagoon in the heart of Arabian Sea, the views are nothing short of splendid. Like said before Dubai is truly out of the world, and this undersea restaurant proves its title.
While the sea world overlooks you, savor delicious cuisines from over the world. The restaurant has won a number of accolades for its mouthwatering fare apart from its beautiful setting and ambiance. Seafood is the speciality. While there are impressive cocktail and mocktail creations to go with every meal. In addition, there are options for the non-seafood lover too. Subtle flavors of herbs, fruits, flowers and fragrances make those signature drinks all the more resistible. However, a 3-course lunch or dinner is complete with one of those truly mouthwatering desserts crafted by chefs. Above all, the unforgettable experience is a cherished delight. You must definitely include this on your holiday in Dubai.