Destination Dining in The Maldives at Huvafen Fushi

After experiencing ultimate spa luxury at the World’s First Underwater Spa, it was time for Mr O’T and I to scope out Huvafen Fushi’s destination dining options. Given the resort is on the smaller side, I was pleasantly surprised at quite how many dining options are available to guests.  

destination dining


RAW is located on its own overwater pavilion and is Huvafen Fushi’s signature raw food restaurant. Offering guests a relaxed yet idyllic setting, the restaurant is rustic chic at its best.  

destination dining

To escape the heat, you may want to sit inside where you can still lap up the stunning aquatic landscape, but without suffering from the heat of the midday sun.

destination dining

The chefs only use organic produce at RAW, with their main focus on serving healthy and nutritious protein. This type of food concept isn’t for everyone but it’s ideal for health conscious guests and those who prefer a vegetarian lifestyle where no meat, seafood or eggs are used.

destination dining

The menu isn’t extensive but what RAW does offer is quite simply mouthwatering. I recommend the zucchini, cucumber and tomato lasagne served with walnut, ricotta cheese and arugula pesto and the reef fish carpaccio with pomegranate and pink peppercorns which is heaven on a plate.

destination dining


RAW only serves food at lunchtime but it’s overwater bar is open until the early hours of the morning. The views from here speak for themselves and until the sun begins to set, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have the entire area to yourself.

destination dining

destination dining

Mr O’T and I enjoyed a wonderful sunset at RAW Bar after feeding the stingrays which occurs daily at 6:30pm.

destination dining

destination dining


Celsius is the only restaurant on the island open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whilst it isn’t set over the water, the majority of tables are on the beach, offering guests a unique ‘foot in sand’ experience with spectacular views to boot.

destination dining

destination dining

Breakfast is a combination of buffet and a la carte hot and cold dishes whilst lunch and dinner are geared for an international palate.

destination dining

destination dining


Umbar offers residents a chilled, open air, beachside hangout and is located right next to the hotel’s main infinity pool. 

destination dining

destination dining

The bartender serves some fantastic cocktails and it’s an ideal chill out area for taking time out from sunbathing.

destination dining

You can also order Italian food from the hotel’s resident Italian restaurant, Fogliani’s. Martini and pizza anyone?

destination dining


Vinum is one of Huvafen Fushi’ more unique destination dining options. Located 8 metres beneath the Indian Ocean, VINUM is home to more than 6,000 prestigious wines from around the world and numerous bottles of champagne.

destination dining

The venue is a cool and sophisticated change from the resort’s other restaurants, offering guests a more unique and intimate dining experience.

destination dining

Special dinners are held at VINUM once a week where a culinary chef and sommelier are on hand to take you through an exquisite dining experience. You can also hire the venue out separately for a private meal with that special someone. 

destination dining


SALT depicts moonlight dining down to a T and is Huvafen Fushi’s over the water fine dining restaurant. 

destination dining

destination dining

Specialising in seafood cuisine, this is one breathtaking restaurant not to be missed.

destination dining

The chefs also operate an open-air kitchen policy, so you can watch them hard at work, if you’re not too busy staring into each others eyes 😉.

destination dining

Huvafen Fushi really is your one-way ticket to hideaway bliss in the Maldives. Offering guests an incredible array of destination dining options and unique bucket list experiences, including the World’s First Underwater Spa, your every wish really is catered to at this stunning Maldives resort. 

Are you tempted to visit Huvafen Fushi in The Maldives?

Maggie O xox

Please note: This post is part of a content collaboration campaign with The Turquoise Holiday Company and my stay here was complimentary. All views however are my own. To book your own fabulous holiday to Huvafen Fushi, speak to the travel connoisseurs at

Stay for 7 nights at Huvafen Fushi from £3,295 per person which includes a 30% discount and free upgrade to half board! 



  1. May 2, 2017 / 8:22 am

    I love how dining in The Maldives is a multi-sensory experience!

    • May 3, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      I know right?! It really is unlike anywhere else and I love how dining over the water feels so romantic and special too

  2. Suze - Luxury Columnist
    May 2, 2017 / 11:03 am

    How fun to feed the stingrays at RAW bar! The reef carpaccio sounds delicious

    • May 3, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      It was really fun Suze – I was a little hesitant at first but they really were harmless!

    • May 10, 2017 / 6:57 am

      Thanks Violette – it really was an incredible hotel!!

  3. May 4, 2017 / 8:44 am

    Impressive how many dining options are on offer at Huvafen Fushi – love the look of the food at RAW! Have a nice weekend!

    Miriam xx

    • May 10, 2017 / 6:57 am

      I was very surprised too especially given how small and intimate the resort is! Thank you Miriam I hope you had a lovely one too! Xx

  4. May 4, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Food looks amazing in the Maldives. We just returned from French Polynesia and while I wasn’t overly disappointed by the food, it definitely wasn’t this creative either.

    • May 10, 2017 / 6:56 am

      That’s true actually I didn’t find the choice of food that extensive in French Polynesia. How was your time there and which resort did you stay at?

  5. Gabrielle
    May 4, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Umbar’s location next to the infinity pool makes it shoot right to the top of the list, the ultimate position for a poolside drink! I swear I fall a little more in love with your blog each and every week….

    • May 10, 2017 / 6:55 am

      You are so incredible kind and sweet Gabrielle – your comment really has made my day! Poolside bars really don’t come much better than Umbar 🙂 xx

  6. May 9, 2017 / 12:14 am

    Dying to visit the Maldives. It looks so peaceful there! I love how relaxed all the dining options look. The feet in sand restaurant sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    TFM – Life & Style

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:31 am

      I couldn’t recommend the Maldives more Shannon – it is absolute paradise!!! The food and service are second to none too – definitely one of the most memorable holidays of my life!

  7. May 10, 2017 / 8:38 am

    Oh wow this place looks absolutely stunning, especially the gorgeous sunsets!

    • May 15, 2017 / 9:28 am

      It was phenomenal Becky! The sunsets were out of this world and the food and setting were all just incredible!

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