The Maldives is a destination famous for its endless beaches and blue skies, which some might class as the perfect landscape in which to enjoy a refreshing drink. Picture reclining in your seat, favourite cocktail in hand, as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean – what could be more idyllic? We’ve compiled a list of the Top 5 Bars in the Maldives, so you won’t have to waste one moment in your quest for the perfect sundowner.
As the world’s first underwater club, you may imagine that Subsix draws in quite a crowd. In fact, some of the world’s biggest pop icons have already performed there, including Tinie Tempah and the Black Eyed Peas. Boasting a chic interior, Subsix is furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing an underwater paradise, filled with an abundance of mesmerising sea life. Having opened in the Niyama resort, you can expect unparalleled luxury in this unique venue, not to mention a host of delicious drinks including exotic cocktails.
Situated in the Veligandu Island Resort, it’s no surprise that the Thundi Bar is utterly decadent and sleek. The bar is situated on a deck overlooking the lagoon, providing the perfect location for you to enjoy a relaxing drink. Whether you fancy a pre-dinner glass of wine or after-hours cheeky cocktail, the choice is yours with the bar’s comprehensive drinks list. The Thundi Bar is impossibly romantic, making it the ideal venue to bring loved ones to.
Meaning ‘shallow bay’ in Dhivehi – the national language of the Maldives – the Velaavani Bar is set on the waterfront and offers an unforgettable experience to patrons. You won’t fail to be mesmerised by the gentle waters of the Indian Ocean as you sit back and enjoy your favourite beverage. Peruse the well-stocked bar and choose your sin, whether it is an ice cold beer or exotic cocktail; a range of nibbles and snacks are also on offer if you fancy something tasty to accompany your drink. If you’re lucky you may even spot some turtles and dolphins from this wonderful bar.
Boasting a tempting range of snacks, light meals and of course drinks, the Naiboli Bar is a great place to go for a relaxing experience. Situated within the famously luxurious Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, you can expect the ultimate in decadence at this bar. Gaze out at the Indian Ocean as you eat and drink your way into an unforgettable Maldivian evening.
Lattitude, located within the Coco Bodu Hithi resort, is situated next to the hotel’s infinity pool, which at night lights up like the starry sky. Enjoy an exciting range of drinks here, from the variety of liquors on offer to a menu of tropical cocktails; whatever you order is guaranteed to be utterly delicious. Each drink is mixed to perfection by the bar’s talented mixologists, who will also be happy to whip up a drink tailored to your individual tastes and preference. Delicious!
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