This is the restaurant you will be going to for breakfast, lunch or dinner if you are on full board. When you arrive for the first time, you will be assign to a table and you are expected to sit at the same place for every meal. The same waiter will be at your service. I find this a good idea, it makes the tipping easier. You can tip after every meal, at the end of every day, at the end of the trip on your last meal there or every other day. I suggest you give at the end of every day or every other day so that the waiter feels motivated and is not kept waiting... Minimum tip is $1 per meal...
The waiter waiting at my table is Muzey. Seems shy at first but opens up when you start talking and ask about Maldives and life and work. The waiters can tell you much about the country...
Food... well,not bad.. but can get very boring after a week especially breakfast as it tends to be the same thing every day and not much varieties...
Breakfast :7:30am - 9:30am a bit to short a time, i think, since its an island and you are on a holiday and some people tends to sleep late, I think they extend it till 10am. I have no problem being there at 7:30am, as we arealways ready by 7am..
Lunch: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
This was a really nice place to eat, in fact we ate there most nights. One tip is to make sure you get there before 8.30pm otherwise all the tables outside are taken.
Waiters are very efficient and friendly.
Make sure you get some bread as this is what everyone feeds the fish with and you will definately see a reef shark.
When at Sun Island, you'll be sure to see things on the menu you havnt seen before. This was the case when It came to snake. It was Snake Gourd with stuffing. I stuck it on my plate, and tucked in.
After the first bite, I had to wash my mouth out in water...It was absoloutly disgusting. A few days later, snake was on the menu again. This time served with stew. I decided to pass, but hey, why not try yourself?
At the end of the main jetty, there was a lovely Italian restaurant. It is situated ontop of a reef, and there are many fish swimming around it waiting for the staff to feed them. The restaurant isnt all inclusive, so you will need tp pay out a bit. Expect to pay something between $30-$60 for a meal for 2 people.
If you dont feel like eating at the restaurant, you can order a pizza direct to your room. The number is in all of the rooms, so just dial up and order! The pizza boy will then cycle to your room with the pizza on the back of his bike.
The Maaniya Restaurant on Sun Island was a gorgeous place. It is the main restaurant, and those with All Inclusive or Full Board will probably eat here. It is very clean, and open only for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. The only bad thing about the restaurant is that it is very large, so you may find that your table will be situated quite a walk from the buffet stands
Favorite Dish: The dishes served here ranged from curries to roast dinners. It included lots of seafood, pastas and salads. Being a muslim country, it served no pork. Though bacon was made from beef, aswell as sausages.
The fruits availible were very fresh, and sliced only when you want it on your plate.
There are many different types of bread and rolls, so there is always something for everyone.
While the desserts are plentiful, mainly gateauxs and other cakes, you'll find that you wont have the room to try any, after your large meal!
The good thing about this place is that there are plenty of different foods, both for those that dare to try new things, and those that only like the things they know.
Food serve in this resort is good. Is included in the package.
In Maldives, there are different types of meal offered.
All Inclusive refers to 3 meals plus 2 snack. Include drinks, beer and wine (exclude premier brand) in the restaurant and bar. Mini bar soft drinks is included but not the miniature beer in the fridge.
There is a bar where we can sit and drink anytime till 12 midnight. We spend lots of time there, drinking and watching fishes swimming by in the water. Occassionally stingray can be seen gliding past.
Favorite Dish: No Specific dish.
Don't think your jurney on boat will be always the same...you have a lot to do and lot to expect! After a good fishing session (better in the morning), why don't you start thinking of the luch time..? Your Chef has a various culinaire proposals althrough there is fish everywhere! No matter: you will appreciate each meal each day. The group should only work to prepare the table and share the delights with a wonderful panorama behind.
Being where the Maldives is ,means they import evrything from abroad bar fish and coconuts.This means that everything is a lot more expensive especially food and drink.
I would always reccommend going all inclusive if your island does that kind of deal,you will save your self a fortune on soft drinks alone
Lunch menu - Kurumba
The pizzas are big enough to share so only order one!
The toasted sandwiches come with bread rolls and salad and we found sometimes just sharing those were enough after a big breakfast!
The garlic bread they do is gorgeous but not on the menu (you need to ask they dont mind)
They do most things in a sandwich if you ask what you want!
The ice creams are lovely too! dont miss them!
Favorite Dish: The Pizzas!
We went half board on Kurumba and the main buffet restaurant was lovley. The food was great. They catered well for Vegetarians too.
If you want to try out the other restaurants ie
italian, chinese, arabic, indian etc, then you can do and get a 30% discount if you are half board or a.i.
Some who were on b&b said they wished they had done half board and ate in the buffet restaurant as they loved the food there.
This main buffet restaurant has a themed night each evening so you can sample the meals from the other restaurants. They also do a Maldivian evening on the beach.
It is great.
Favorite Dish: We are both Vegetarian and loved the Italian night and the pasta and pizza they did that night, but every night and every themed meal was gorgeous.
I know i mentioned the restaurant before, but i wanted to say the service is very attentive at this resort. When you get to the restaurant-they reserve you a table that's yours throughout your stay. I first thought this was a little silly, but learned to like this system. We had a very friendly waiter, who was quite impressived that we would rather have the Maldivian curries over the pasta. They are quite spicy.
Your last night there, they decorate your table in colored rice. Either writing in English "see you next time" or the equivalent in Italian. We were there over Easter and they had lots of colored eggs and treats.
Also, they have a coffee house/bar that over looks the beach.
The food at Makunudu is extremely good. There is a good variety of food, with a breakfast and lunch buffet and usually a set evening meal, which has two options for each course. There is also a couple of BBQs held each week - one on the Maldivian evening, which also has the staff playing music and dancing. On top of meals, there is afternoon tea and late morning tea (with lovely cake) and the option to order toasties with chips. Lovely cocktails too - try the 'Paradise'.
Favorite Dish: Favourite dishes were the Thai Green Curry and any of the BBQ food.
Desserts were delicious and the food was NOT at all repetitive.
Having had the pleasure to spend an unforgettable experience in Maldives I would suggest you to enjoy a saphari boat, which offer you the possibility to have your meals on board, in a relaxing atmosphere and ...what a panoramic view!
Favorite Dish: We bought something in Male before starting this saphari boat, but most of the time the guys on the boat cooked some fresh fish.
they must have spent ages doing the cakes, they were out of this world, they wasnt just a few but a table full of them, with fresh fruit, you were full after eating here,
Favorite Dish: you cou;ld have as much as you wanted,
There's only one restaurant on Bathala, with sand on the floor, so that you never need to wear shoes - and the meals it serves are all buffet style.
Favorite Dish: I had heard it before: the fish is never exceptional in the Maldives: confirmed! I only really liked uncooked tuna fish. The restaurant's curries were really good, in general, as well as the other western dishes. What made the difference, however, were the sweets... unbelievably delicious - and plenty of them!
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