Food of Fuvahmulah are hearty, flavorful and comforting. Inspired by South Asian cuisine and locally grown staples, it’s a journey you must experience. Whether you are wanting to explore the local gourmet or enjoy the breeze by the beach or just a change of diet for a while, there is plenty to experience in Fuvahmulah.
Here are our top picks for dine around the island.
Pleasantly located at the North eastern beach with spacious gardens that lead directly to the beach. Presents a tasty range of local standards such as curries, noodles and seafood as well as Illy coffee. Enjoy the lunch breeze seated outside in little thatched gazebos, or treat yourself for a candlelit beach dinner with your feet underneath the sand.
Alongside the harbor Royal restaurant claims a prime location, a raised dais overlooking the popular tiger shark dive point. Decorated with shaded gazebos scattered around the palm-strewn garden, It’s generally held to be one of the best on the island. A range of local and international items are on the menu and even serves up lobster. It’s conveniently located for a quick snack between dives or for more formal hearty dinner.
Another island favorite, located just in front of the airstrip or a 2 minute drive from the harbor is the Real Breeze Restaurant. Flavorful meals, snacks and drinks are served along with signature Indian and Asian menus. Dinner at Real Breeze is best enjoyed at the open deck upstairs that gives you a romantic sky view and under the stars dining.
Chope is a pastry and a coffee shop at the center of the island. Serving a variety of cold and hot coffee and mocktails, it’s a chic hangout spot for pastries and drinks. Known for its stylish decor and interior it’s the most trendy barista in town. Bring your laptop, connect to WiFi and settle your office over at the high seating by the windows.
Zeppelin is the islands’ newest, most happening hideout located in a quiet oasis at the islands center. Featuring standalone thatched-gazebos separated for privacy it serves Italian coffee, fresh juices and quesadillas as well as a light snack menu. Zeppelin also features an exclusive sheesha lounge where you can sing and chill out with friends.
Monte Rosa is one of the best dinning spots on the island. Located near the Maaneyre dive point and beach this is a great place for lunch and drinks.
Several more intimate diners serving local and asian influenced favorites are found in every corner of the island. Don’t forget to try the roadside food carts and stop by for a young coconut after the dive.