Villa Nautica, the Maldives / Dining
Our five superb restaurants showcase global cuisines, including authentic Japanese- and Italian-inspired dining. Our Maldivian dishes are fragrant with traditional spices and we enjoy an abundance of seafood caught by local fishermen in the waters that surround the island. Fresh produce is handpicked daily by chefs from our organic gardens or markets in Malé.
There’s nothing more memorable on an island holiday than eating outdoors on the beach or discovering a new cuisine.
Whether it’s an interactive teppanyaki-style dinner, a seafood lunch at sea on our traditional Maldivian fishing boat, or a private barbeque under a thousand stars as the air fills with the fragrant scent of our flower gardens, you’re spoilt for choice at Villa Nautica.
Bageecha offers all-day dining in its crisp and breezy blue-and-white interiors. Our food is a celebration of our location, with ingredients sustainably sourced from our organic gardens and surrounding oceans.
Catering for those staying in our Water Villas, our sophisticated but relaxed overwater restaurant, The Lagoon, serves signature Maldivian dishes. Enjoy uninterrupted dawn-to-dusk ocean views.
Ristorante al Tramonto
With an open-air terrace illuminated by lanterns, and a menu inspired by authentic Italian dining, Ristorante al Tramonto is the perfect setting to enjoy panoramic views of pastel-coloured skies at sunset.
A sophisticated dining experience with delicious sushi and tempura dishes, as well as locally sourced fish and meats prepared on the teppanyaki grill, Fukuya Teppanyaki promises authentic Japanese cooking with a side of theatre.
Villa Nautica’s speciality seafood restaurant offers lunch and dinner in a bustling marina fish market-style setting buzzing with energy. It attracts both internationals and Malé locals to feast at this vivacious haunt.
Dhaavani Coffee Shop
Discerning coffee lovers are in for a reassuring surprise… traditionally the Maldives has been strong on teas, but our coffee culture is equally vibrant so our expertly trained baristas serve a world-class coffee. Dhaavani is also open 24/7 for delicious light meals.
Captain's Bar (Hulhangu Bar)
Chic quayside lifestyle at its best: step off our jetty to a warm welcome at the Captain’s Bar. Your glamorous island holiday starts here and we’re always open for poolside cocktails or even a good coffee. Come sunset, this is the place to be: everything happens here.
Beach lovers and friends drift by all day to soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere at our Beach Bar, especially after the adrenaline rush of our water sports. Enjoy ice-cold drinks with your feet in the sand while cooling off in the fresh sea breeze.
Our little paradise
Voyageur2201 - March 2020
What can I say? Everything was perfect! From the warm welcome of the staff the first day to the last day!!! It was a long trip (3 planes and 1 boat) but it was really worth it. The island is so beautiful. We spent our days swimming and snorkeling in crystal waters, we saw sharks, stingrays, turtles, hundreds of colorful fishes. We had a great vacation! I recommend this hotel and we will surely come back in the future.