Bucket List Series: Underwater Dining

Bucket List Series: Underwater Dining
Experience underwater dining at these world class restaurants Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Check out these underwater restaurants that offer a stunning view of the world under the sea

Roshni Subramanian
August 25 , 2019
09 Min Read

Nothing defines luxury like fine dining. More often than not, fine dining is associated with a seven course meal under the stars or a culinary experience at an exorbitantly priced star hotel. But it's high time we revisited this norm. Could you ever imagine dining under the sea? A meal under water, amongst exotic sea creatures is probably something most wouldn't ever dream of. But today it is a reality around the world. If you have a bucket list, add this experience to it. We bring you an underwater dining list like never before.

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Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Rangali Island, Maldives

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Ithaa, owned by Conrad Hotels has been built 16 feet below sea level and is the world’s first underwater restaurant. European cuisine served with an astounding view of exotic marine creatures, Ithaa might charge you a bomb but it’s totally worth the splurge. 

5.8 Undersea Restaurant, Hurawalhi, Maldives

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An all glass underwater restaurant, 5.8 is exactly 5.8 metres below sea level and hence the name. 5.8 may not be the first underwater venture but it sure is a recent addition to a series of underwater villas at Hotel Hurawalhi.This restaurant accommodates around 10 tables and offers a view of the of the coral landscape. The menu not only includes a varied selection of meats and seafood but also manages to give you a taste of the local cuisine 

Subsix,Niyama, Maldives

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A happening nightlife amongst the sea creatures is as bizarre as it sounds, yet it’s an experience that’ll earn you bragging rights for eternity.SUBSIX offers all this and a lot more. Built 20 feet under the Indian Ocean, this ‘underwater playground’ attracts hordes of locals and tourists every year. 

SEA, Kihavah Huravalhi, Maldives

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An underwater paradise with wine cellars and gourmet food. If this is your idea of heaven then you should head to SEA at the Anantara Kihavah Resort. As the name suggests, surrounded by the sea, you can enjoy the best of international cuisine and an exclusive selection of wines here.With a scenic view of the coral reefs and colourful sea creatures a meal at SEA comes with a heavy price tag, but this extravagance is worth each and every penny of yours.

 Under, Norway

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Setting the record as Europe’s first and world’s largest underwater restaurant, ‘Under’ is built 5 metres below the North Sea. Opened in March 2019, this underwater restaurant has become a major tourist attraction in a short span of time. It can accommodate around 40 guests in its dining area. A meal at ‘Under’ may be a little heavy on the pocket but their elaborate 18 course meal makes up for it.

Al Mahara, Dubai

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First of its kind in Dubai, a meal at Al Mahara is a treat to the senses. Located on the ground floor of the Burj Al Arab, Al Mahara serves exquisite North European cuisine. The glam quotient of this one is inimitable. With a view of a floor to ceiling glass aquarium, this is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway.

Coral Reef Restaurant, Orlando, Florida

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Could Disney World be more fun? Well it can and the Coral Reef Restaurant at the Walt Disney World ensures it is. This aquarium restaurant specializes in seafood and offers an up close view of around 4000 odd sea creatures. Their lobster style salad and grilled mahi mahi is a must order.

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