Dine with sharks at a fine-dining restaurant 16 feet below the Indian Ocean’s
surface while enjoying panoramic views of marine life at this unique
glass-walled and glass-ceiling restaurant
For the ultimate bragging rights, it’s time to dine with the sharks…literally. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is the first of its kind anywhere in the world: a fine-dining experience set 16 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean at the exclusive Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. It offers 180-degree panoramic views of thriving coral gardens and electrifying marine inhabitants: Meyers butterfly fish, red lip parrot fish, spotted unicorn fish, and clown fish. Arrive at “cocktail hour,” between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.—feeding time for finned swimmers. You’ll descend Ithaa’s spiral staircase as Conrad’s marine biologists feed the manta rays and reef sharks who swim past the restaurant’s curved glass windows. Stay for a modern Maldivian dinner—reservations are a must, as there are only 14 seats. Do not take your eyes off the all-glass walls and ceiling as Napoleon wrasses and titan triggerfish zip past. (If you can’t get in for dinner, book a table for lunch, when sunlight adds a glorious shimmer.)
Next up, walk off that decadent meal with a jaunt to the center of the footbridge between the two islands. Nine o’clock is prime time for spotting and catching a glimpse of reef mantas whose wingspan can grow to 11.5 feet as they glide gracefully, occasionally slapping the surface and sending refreshing sea sprays in your direction. Click to explore Conrad Maldives on Rangali Island an idyllic gem in the Indian Ocean | Celebrate luxury.