Enjoy food that is prepared with the freshest ingredients, taste the tropics with amazing cocktails! Read on to know about Food and drink in the Maldives.
The Maldives is a tropical destination, surrounded by sea, features a vibrant cuisine that is based on fresh seafood and many other ingredients found in the tropics. The food culture is so unique here and it is mainly influenced by the Indian subcontinent.
Food items you should try
The Maldives is a destination that will certainly be a treat for seafood lovers. Thelui Mas, Mas Huni, Kulhimas are some of fish based dishes you should try. Bandukeyo Bondibai, Dhonkeyo are some of the desserts made from breadfruit and bananas.
Toddy tapped from palm trees is a popular mildly alcoholic beverage you can find in the Maldives. But, other than this you can’t buy any kind of alcoholic drinks at the populated islands of the Maldives except Resort properties. Maldives resort packages offered at resort properties the likes of Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives often include free cocktails. You could taste unique cocktails in these properties; some of them are even made from tropical ingredients such as toddy and coconut water.
You don’t really have to tip in the Maldives since restaurants usually include 10-15 of your bill as service charge and local cafes do not expect tips.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media.