he experience is a big part of fine dining. A stellar ambiance enhances the food and drink in a way that makes the entire meal one that you’ll never forget. If you’re eager to try a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience, then you’ll want to make a reservation at SEA restaurant in the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas resort. As the name implies, you’re surrounded by the ocean as you nosh—but this restaurant does it with a twist. While you feast on a menu of international classics and enjoy an extensive wine selection, you do so completely underwater.
SEA offers kaleidoscopic floor-to-ceiling windows that have a crystal-clear view of marine life. There isn’t a bad table in the place, but sitting next to the glazing will give you an up-close view of the nearby coral reefs as well as schools of colorful fish, reef sharks, stingrays, and moray eels that swim by. A mirrored ceiling makes the experience an immersive one—you’ll feel like you’re in The Little Mermaid!
SEA serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The incredible dining atmosphere makes it a splurge; breakfast starts at $200 per person while lunch and dinner start at $295. But for this locale, the price tag might actually be worth it.