Best restaurants in Southern Atolls

  • Restaurants in Addu Atoll

    Just Tea

    A local meeting point on the main road between the airport and Hithadhoo, Just Tea is unmarked in English, but is a superb place to try local cooking in a welcoming atmosphere. There's no menu, so just order a tuna curry, a couple of parathas (Indian flat bread) and a few spicy tuna skewers for your own bargain Maldivian feast.

  • Restaurants in Addu Atoll

    Suvadive Cafe

    This rather stylish place arranged around a large ornamental pond is the best choice for a meal on Hithadhoo. The menu is fairly standard international fare: pizzas, pasta, sandwiches and salads, though it pulls a few surprises including Mongolian rice and nasi goreng. There's good coffee and a selection of breakfasts. Look for the Queen on the photo wall.

  • Restaurants in Addu Atoll

    Palm Village

    This very pleasant place on the main road is rightly considered one of Addu City's best restaurants. It's popular with a mixed crowd of local families, young people and the occasional tourist. The food is excellent (particularly the dishes on the tandoori menu) and the place is perfect for a long meal, with fan-cooled niches and a roof terrace.

  • Restaurants in Gnaviyani

    Royal Restaurant

    Overlooking the harbour, this cute restaurant has a lovely location, a raised dais with sea views and shaded gazebos scattered around the palm-strewn garden. It's generally held to be the best restaurant on the island, and even serves up lobster (Rf450-750 depending on its size).

  • Restaurants in Gnaviyani

    Pebbles by Royal

    This very pleasant spot is right next to the gorgeous white-sand Thoondu Beach. It serves up Maldivian standards such as curries, noodles and seafood as well as Illy coffee to appreciative diners seated outside in little thatched gazebos.

  • Restaurants in Gnaviyani

    Boose Dining

    Located in the middle of the island, this friendly garden restaurant has individual booths surrounded by trellises and lots of plant life, making each table feel rather private. The menu offers Maldivian standards such as tuna rice, chili chicken and various biryanis; there's also pizza, salads and breakfast.