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Beach Kitchen

It’s quite possible that you will be treated to a free show while you’re enjoying your breakfast, for example, when a group of dolphins leap playfully out of the water right in front of your eyes. At Beach Kitchen, you have a front-row seat with a view over the sea or right next to the pool. Quite aside from the great views, Beach Kitchen is the culinary center of Finolhu. In the morning, at lunchtime and in the evening, local and international dishes are freshly prepared. Available at various buffet sections, the wide selection of dishes caters to the tastes and preferences of diners as varied and discerning as vegans, vegetarians, and fish or meat lovers. Each evening, our chef de cuisine and his team serve culinary specialities from different regions of the world: Asian, Maldivian, Italian, Seafood and more.


Finolhu’s fine dining restaurant is the award-winning Kanusan. Located on stilts and surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the restaurant is accessible via a short wooden walkway. With its own sushi area as well as an aperitif bar, Kanusan is famous for its classical and modern Japanese cuisine. Would you like to try a taste? How about Salmon Yuan Yaki, a mouth-watering dish of grilled salmon with puree of daikon, citrus fruits and Parmesan? Atmospherically designed with dimmed lights and an ocean breeze, Kanusan is an enchanting place where romance is always in the air, whether that means a first date, an anniversary or even a proposal.

Arabian Grill

Step into the Arabian Grill, and let our chefs take you on a culinary adventure across North Africa and the Middle East. A sensual festival for the ears, the nose, the eyes and, of course, the palate awaits you. When the sound of fresh fish sizzling on the table mixes with the gentle lapping of ocean waves; when the alluring aromas of exotic spices such as cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon and turmeric unfold an olfactory feeling of anticipation; when mezze plates of fish, meat and vegetables serve up a feast for the eyes; and when a tajine with lime, apricots and walnuts or perhaps the best hummus outside of Tunisia and Morocco treat you to a taste sensation; then your culinary journey has arrived at its destination – the Arabian Grill.

Crab shack

Every day should include a little time for daydreaming. Whether you take a 20-minute leisurely stroll across the sandbank or a 5-minute ride in our traditional wooden boat, you’ll find yourself drifting into your very own island dream. With its wooden planks and palm tree thatch roof, the Crab Shack oozes rustic charm. Gazing dreamily out across the lagoon while enjoying mango papaya salad, piri-piri chicken and a glass of chilled rosé wine with your feet in the sand is the stuff that daydreams are made of! And when the sun sets, parties on the beach at Crab Shack bring dreams of Ibiza and Mykonos wafting through the night.

Beach Club

This is where the action takes place after the sun sets. If you want to enjoy your evening on the beach listening to casual music and sipping on exotic cocktails, then this is the right place for you. The Beach Club is the heart of the resort. It gives Finolhu a distinctive character that sets it apart from the other resorts in the Maldives. Dance barefoot in the sand to the beats of the best DJs or look out to the horizon from the upper deck while enjoying a shisha. This is where you’ll find your “happiness”. And if you want somewhere to relax and read in peace and comfort during the day, head up to the air-conditioned library in the upper part of the bar. Food and drinks are also available there.

Milk Lab

Wherever your path may lead you on Finolhu, you will always pass the Milk LAB. And this is insanely convenient. A shake after your tennis match. A protein drink after your workout. An espresso in between. Or just a juice to cool you down for a moment! Our milk bar tender is waiting to serve you! And here you can also buy the little things that make your great holiday pleasures safer, from sunscreen to souvenirs.

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