Underwater restaurant Maldives at the uber fancy PER AQUUM Niyama resort in Maldives, tourists frolic between two private islands.
They have lots of dining choices, but by far the most unique is Subsix underwater Restaurant, a gourmet six (hence the name) meters (about 20 feet) beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean.
In order to even see Subsix, visitors must come by speedboat. It’s a 40 minute trip from the capital, Malé, or a 15 minute one from Niyama Resort’s islands.
The entrance to the restaurant is inconspicuous, just a mysterious pair of doors atop a short dock. Once there, they descend three stories beneath the waves into the “clam-shaped” bar.
The building (constructed on land then sunk below the waves) sits central to a thriving coral reef.
Sea anemone chairs and soft blue light invite the diners into the ocean world, not to mention the Hawkbill turtles, eels, and parrotfish swimming just beyond the glass.
Subsix underwater restaurant In Maldives
Underwater playground for Champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, weekly glow parties, wine tastings and destination dining.
As with most of the underwater hot spots, Subsix restaurant is hard to get to, which only contributes to its exclusivity and appeal.
The Maldives underwater restaurant bar club is in the Indian Ocean in a coral reef amongst eels, sharks, and turtles.
The reef has been tended to by a marine biologist, and as it grows around the restaurant the marine life will proliferate and bloom.
Italian abstract chandeliers illuminate the descent like shining coral. In the depths, hide away in the swooping curves of the clam-inspired bar, tucked into the soft anemone chairs beneath the soft waves of capiz shells draped from the ceiling.
Dive into Champagne breakfasts, subaquatic lunches, gourmet dinners and glow parties illuminating the night alongside the theatre of the reef.
Subsix allegedly only closes once the last guest has left, so you can party with the fish as late as you like.
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, minorhotels.com, atlasobscura.com