Cuisine of Maldives

The cuisine of Maldives is a rich assortment of traditional cuisine and comprises three main components: tuna, coconut and rice. In the past, Maldivians depended on fish and coconuts, breadfruit, millet and tubers. Over time, foreigners influenced the cuisine of Maldives, as the country lay on an important path of ancient trade and travel. The cuisine of Maldives, with its foreign influences, is a distinctive blend with its own flavours, symbolizing a unique culinary identity. In addition to fish, coconuts and rice, local dishes are heavy on vegetables and spices. Maldivians use fresh ingredients in their cooking and follow their finest traditions to make a wide range of delicious dishes.

Some of their favorite dishes are as follows:

'Mas huni' is a blend of tuna, coconut and chili, which is loved by all Maldivians. It is more like a salad and requires very little time to prepare. This dish is eaten for breakfast with 'roshi' or chapatti and black tea.
'Kulhi' in Dhivehi, means hot or spicy and 'mas' means fish. Every single Maldivian enjoys this dish. It is easy to prepare and simply delicious. This dish can be eaten for breakfast with roshi or chapatti, or for dinner with 'roshi' or rice.

From time in memorial, Maldivians have been fishing and drying or smoking tuna. The fishes that have been smoked are used to make dishes like 'mas huni'. Raw tuna is used to prepare 'garudhiya'. This dish is highly valued and eaten by Maldivians almost every day.

List of Maldives Resorts

Total Numbers : (12) Resort(s)

Conrad Rangali Island Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Luxury

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu


Region : Baa Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic

Fun Island Resort


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Dive Resort,Families,Long Stay Ambiance : Romantic ,Casual,Family

Iru Fushi Beach Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : Noonu Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations,Dive Resort,Water Sport Ambiance : Romantic ,Luxury,Casual

Kandooma Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,Families Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Rustic,Casual,Family

Rihiveli Beach Resort Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Wave Surfing,Dive Resort Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Rustic,Casual,Family

Centara Grand Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : South Male Atoll Recommended : Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Casual,Family

Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : North Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations,Dive Resort Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Luxury

Kuredu Island Resort Maldives


Region : Lhaviyani Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Honeymooners ,spa & relaxations,Long Stay Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic

Sheraton Resort and Spa Maldives


Region : North Male Atoll Recommended : Honeymooners ,Luxury Holidays,spa & relaxations,Dive Resort,Water Sport,Families,Meeting & Conferences Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Luxury,Family

Sun Island Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : South Ari Atoll Recommended : Honeymooners ,Business Stay,Water Sport,Families,Long Stay,Meeting & Conferences Ambiance : Quiet ,Romantic ,Casual,Family

Paradise Island Resort & Spa Maldives


Region : North Male Atoll Recommended : Beach ,Luxury Holidays,Business Stay,Families Ambiance : Quiet ,Business