Top 5 Underwater Restaurants
In our previous article, we talked about Top 5 Rooftop Bars. Since that’s about being on the top, now let us see a different version of gastronomy by being at the bottom. Let us take you to the Top 5 Underwater Restaurants and ‘not literally wet in the water’. Not a scuba diver or a swimmer? No worries. These restaurants will take you underwater without the fear of drowning or getting wet.
First on our list as ranking the 5th spot is located 500m from shore and 20 feet down the Indian Ocean. Subsix is the oldest and world’s first underwater club. Wherein in 2014, they also surprised travelers with the first underwater spa as well. To spice up the club, they have restyled the services of the club with weekly hosts, live DJs and now, private functions are now accepted such as wedding receptions and birthday parties.
(For reference: Niyama, Embudhufushi, Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives/niyama.peraquum.com/00 960 6762 828)
#4 Al Mahara
The luxurious hotel in Dubai known as “Burj Al Arab” had stylized their dining experience with an underwater vibe from its floor-to-ceiling aquarium. Stepping inside the restaurant feels like entering an underwater shipcraft where chairs are circulating the aquarium, the dim lights give the aquarium the whole ownership and dominance to take in charge with the crystal effect lightings which gives out a nice reflection to the whole restaurant. Since it’s a dining experience on a 7 star hotel expect much from the price.
(For reference: Ground Floor,Burj Al Arab – إمارة دبيّ – United Arab Emirates/Al Mahara Website/+971 4 301 7600)
#3 Cargo Hold Restaurant
Afraid of Sharks? Not anymore. Feel safe dining while sharks are all over the place or right next to you. Durban had extended their dining experience with Cargo Hold Restaurant at The Phantom Ship. The Menu offers a range of mouthwatering food and it gets creepier because it shares stories and spooky tales about the ship. What makes this underwater ranked the 3rd spot? It’s the sunken ship decor and the presence of the shark.
(For reference: The Phantom Ship, uShaka Marine World, 1 Bell St, Durban, 4001, South Africa/
www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/+27 31 328 8065)
#2 Sea-Anantara Kihavah Villas
Maldives just keep getting the underwater recognition. As the 2nd place goes to their Anantara Kihavah Villas underwater restaurant, Sea. Where Tripadvisor consumer reviews keep saying they had experienced more than a five star hotel can offer with their stay here. However, it’s only open for lunch and dinner. They let their customers stay educated with the Maldivian reef fishes book that you will surely love to know what fish just passed by
(For reference: Kihavah Huravalhi Island, 20215, Maldives/kihavah-maldives.anantara.com/+960 660-1020)
#1 Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
And of course, nothing’s new. Maldives still took the top spot for the best underwater restaurant with their Ithaa Undersea Restaurant located at Alifu Dhaalu Atoll. The restaurant doesn’t need lights, imagine the 270 degree view of marine life of Maldives shine on the place with crystal water lightings while being 16 feet below. Diners almost forgot about eating while their attention were grabbed as they mesmerized the underwater scene.
As you will notice, Maldives has once again conquered this list with the Top from the 5th, 2nd and 1st Spot. What do we expect from the world’s richest marine life? To learn more about the country, click here: http://travelobservers.com/6-facts-about-maldives/.
This page alone was not enough to briefly explain the menu, services of each underwater restaurants, bars and clubs on the list. We just gave you the summary of what the place is known for.
Please be notified, that the listing is not biased or based from nothing but random guessing or self proclaimed choice. The Top 5 Underwater Restaurants in this article were based on reviews, consumers and traveler’s choice. Feel free to share your experience with any of these restaurants below.