Anantara Kihavah’s SEA Restaurant Offers Maldives’ First Underwater Dining

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, which has established an international renown for pioneering innovative dining experiences, is now introducing a completely new epicurean experience—beneath the water, at a depth of six meters. This event marks the inaugural truly immersive dining experience underwater in the Maldives. A limited number of guests will be transported to the resort’s SEA Underwater Restaurant, situated beneath the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, via the 3D sensory dining system. While there, they will be immersed in a captivating marine environment and indulged in a memorable sensory feast with an enthralling “Message in a Bottle” themed meal.

SEA Underwater Restaurant is renowned for its exceptional 3D dining experience that transports diners to a heavenly ocean setting. Through the glass windows, patrons can observe tropical fish, sharks, and turtles swimming by while they indulge in gourmet fare accompanied by fine wines. This ambiance not only captivates the senses but also provides the ideal backdrop for the evening’s aquatic adventure.

Beyond being a mere dining experience, The Message in a Bottle presents an intellectual journey, a sensory extravaganza, and a persuasive appeal for the conservation of the Earth’s most invaluable resource—the oceans. Consider an aquatic expedition that fuses the enchantment of illusion, the skill of narrative construction, and the advancements of state-of-the-art 3D technology. Envision an exquisite dining experience and a visual exhibition that surpasses all expectations when an intimate gathering of sixteen guests partakes in a six-course, two-hour voyage of exploration and amusement.

The evening’s enchanted expedition commences with a foreshadowing sign when a fairy arrives to our present by an Avatar from the future. A message-in-a-bottle is delivered by the the fairy, containing a sincere entreaty to safeguard our planet and preserve our oceans. Once the fairy has demonstrated how non-sustainable practices are slowly harming the planet, she proceeds to inform the audience of some straightforward measures that can be implemented to halt the damage and reverse its effects. The above-mentioned message regarding sustainability permeates every aspect of the evening’s captivating experience, including the meticulously crafted dishes that comprise the opulent meal as well as the visual effects.

While admiring the spectacle unfolding in their vicinity, patrons are indulged in an exquisite variety of dishes specially prepared by Executive Chef Joachim Textor to transport them to various locations—from the polar to the deep sea, and from the shore to the coral reef. Every dish serves as a symbolic representation of a different aspect of ocean conservation. These representations are executed in a gourmet manner that is both captivating and enchanted, utilizing seafood sourced from around the world and an assortment of unexpected elements. While partaking in delectable fare, the patrons are not simply passive observers; rather, they are completely engrossed in the performance through the completion of interactive tasks, such as “playing with your food.”

The narrative includes the recently published reef study, an undertaking of unprecedented scientific evaluation and comprehensive research on the award-winning house reef at Anantara Kihavah. This study was carried out by renowned marine biologists over the course of 2022 and 2023. Consistent with the evening’s overarching motif, the principal aim of the book is to communicate a persuasive discourse concerning the admiration and preservation of reefs.

Every Wednesday and Saturday night until March 2024, this extraordinary culinary excursion is available for USD 450++ per adult and USD 200++ per child aged 8 to 11 years. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is not to be missed. It combines the excitement of dining in an underwater restaurant set on the edge of an award-winning house reef, the pleasure of indulging in exquisitely prepared seafood accompanied by fine wines, and the immersion in an epic 3D adventure. Contact us at +960 664 4111,, or for further details or to make a reservation.


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