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Arena Beach Restaurant

Ziyaaraiy Magu, 08090
+960 793-3231
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (31 reviews)
“soup” (15 reviews)
“fruit” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ziyaaraiy Magu, 08090
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this restaurant for a dinner buffet. We had an amazing dinner on this island with a live music. Most of the times this restaurant is crowded.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dharanikilli
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friends and I tried their buffet at about USD15 whivhbis affordable and value for money. There is a live tempura station (vegetables only, such as eggplant, cauliflower and bell peppers) and grill station (the tuna's great!). The buffet spread is decent, I especially enjoy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sleepykittymeow
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dishes were a little overcooked, bland taste and was more for eating-because-you're-hungry then a real taste kick. We appreciated the live cooking by the chef of our pasta dishes. A great location with many features with room for improvement.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank babanossi
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this restaurant is overated.. The food is not as great as it claimed...the choices are quite limited,,the night we visited there were no fish at all...only checken and beef,, The chiken berbecue is of mediocre quality...so are most foods... It is quite crowded...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank flybr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an expat and I work in Maldives, I visited so many places here and I can say that this is one of the best! The buffet is excellent and very cheap, the atmosphere is typical Maldivian, you have dinner on the beach and you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Eleonora P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outdoor restaurant connected to Arena hotel. The location is great by the beach but there ends the advantages. It’s easy to understand that having a good restaurant at a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean can be challenging. Nevertheless...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AnneliN34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got a wonderful dinner in Arena, Buffett, amazing price as well, taking in consideration the offer available, and diversity. 12 USD personagens + drinks, its a good price for pleasure provided. Staff simpathic, but to slow with drinks, please, make sure you dont finish...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q3661RMdanielm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Could have had potential, but the choice is limited, the taste is not special. They serve buffet style. Additionally they have a hard time when it tends to get busy and plates are empty rapidly and then the buffet choice is very limited. Takes also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank eklaver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here every night we were in Maafushi. $12 buffet was great value and different menu each night. Staff are very friendly as well. Seating under the tents or closer to the beach with a breeze. They also do a-la-carte if you don’t want...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidwH5800XK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch at this restaurant every day during our vacation in Maafushi. Excellent food/milkshakes and OK prices. Highly recommended. - The service could be faster...

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chgusta
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December 9, 2018|
Response from yustia | Reviewed this property |
They are accepting USD even at small bakery so no need to worry.
December 21, 2017|
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Response from TonyMadelin | Reviewed this property |
We always did the buffet, but there was always lots of options. The food was very good.
Dhruvesh h
November 19, 2017|
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Response from maudi14 | Reviewed this property |
It's a mix buffet in general but I believe you can find some Indian food in a la carte menu..the chef comes from Sri Lanka so I'm pretty sure he added some Indian dishes in the menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ziyaaraiy Magu, 08090
  • Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  South Male Atoll  >  Maafushi Island
  • Phone Number: +960 793-3231
The luxurious property offers 50 Deluxe Rooms with unique stunning views not available from any other location in the island. Seven “Double Deluxe Rooms” with a balcony offer a city view full of coconut trees swaying gently in the breeze while Nine “Double Deluxe Rooms” have balconies open out to a breathtaking view of the island’s beautiful turquoise lagoon stretching out across the Indian Ocean. Furthermore, Arena Beach Hotel also has two “Super Deluxe” Sea View rooms that provides exactly what the name promises. For those who want the ultimate in privacy and luxury lodgings, Arena Beach Hotel has a unique room on the very top of the seven-story hotel aptly named “Grand Deluxe” Aerial View Room. We’ll let your imagination fill in the details of this unique room.
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