Private Dining at Villa Nautica
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.
There’s nothing more memorable on an island holiday than eating outdoors on the beach or discovering a new cuisine.
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.
Candlelit beach dinner
Our candlelit beach dinners are the quintessential island experience: set out under the stars, the night is all yours… Simply let us know when you’d like to book a beach dinner. Loved by couples celebrating anniversaries and honeymooners (who receive one complimentary dinner on the beach if they book a honeymoon direct), our beach dinners are magical. We love nothing more than to spoil our guests, so the rest is a surprise!
Barefoot dining at its best, a ‘dig-in-dinner’ is especially created on the beach for you…
A specially dug table and chairs in the sand is quite simply the most authentic way to experience dining on the sand under a balmy night sky. Set up especially for you in a secluded beach location – it’s always surprise so we’ll leave you do discover the rest!
Seafood lunch at sea
Authentic and relaxing, our private seafood lunch at sea is a treat. Enjoy the freshest catch of the day on our traditional Maldivian-style, wooden houseboat. Have a quick swim or snorkel to cool off and then sit down for a seafood lunch or celebratory lunch to remember, particularly if it’s a special birthday or anniversary.
Our seafood dinner at sea is an utterly romantic treat: we’ll sail you out to our traditional Maldivian-style, wooden houseboat at sundown for cocktails, followed by a seafood dinner to by lantern light. Milestone celebration? Anniversary? Elopement? Be sure to book a Dhoni dinner one evening… or better still, book a Night on the Waves and be lulled to sleep by the rhythmical ebb and flow of the tides.
Oriental night experience
Villa Nautica’s Japanese restaurant offers a complete à la carte menu with a variety of dishes. Experience the excitement of live teppanyaki-style cooking, a fast-growing global trend. Watch highly skilled chefs prepare and cook your meal in front of you – a unique experience that combines the best of traditional and modern Japanese cooking techniques. A private dining area may be booked ahead.
Private BBQ on the beach
Our laid-back, private barbeques under the stars are ideal for multigenerational families or for entertaining new friends you’ve met on the island. Informal and fun, our barbeques are set up in various locations and especially enjoyed by teens who want to socialise with holiday friends.
Lobster dinner at Farumathi
Farumathi is our seafood restaurant spectacularly located over the water on the edge of the reef. It offers a unique dining experience with a relaxed ambience and serves a variety of seafood, including the Maldivian lobster. A private dining area may be booked ahead.
A more personal and relaxed option for meals: wicker baskets are stocked with delicious seasonal snacking delights and all the provisions necessary for a secluded picnic on the seawall.