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Arena Beach Restaurant

Ziyaaraiy Magu, 08090
+960 793-3231
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“soup” (14 reviews)
“fruit” (13 reviews)
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International, Italian, Seafood, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Ziyaaraiy Magu, 08090
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Arena for 4 nights. Clean room, good breakfast and friendly staff. However, do not go to Arena for water activities as they don't bring you to intended area for snorkeling such as turtle and nemo reef but instead drop you on some reef...More

Thank Loo D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cuisine is very good. In the evenings you can have a romantic dinner with the lighted candles and live music right near the ocean. You can take the buffet or a la carte dinner.

Thank shishkinajulia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service: 4/5 The waiters are extremely friending, and will help you with everything you need Food Variety: 3/5 Each night there is different food at the buffet. Food Quality: 3/5 The quality of the food sure isn't mind blowing - we mostly ate from the...More

Thank Bradley A
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Buffet is in the open space outside hotel. While we were there, it started to rain a bit and we had to move indoors and wait (unless you dont mind collecting food in the rain) so it was abit letdown. Meat choices were limited to...More

Thank keltan63
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed there 7 nights and had a great breakfast every morning. Lunch a la carte was the best food and very delicious. Dinner buffet was more or less the same every day but still good and affordable.

Thank lisa1210390
Reviewed April 18, 2018

I was told by many a colleague that there's no real way to enjoy the Maldives on a budget. This is thankfully not the case. The Arena Beach Inn offers a very affordable all you can eat buffet for $12 plus tax, a few dollars...More

Thank montash32
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to the buffet twice. There was a fair bit to pick from but nothing expensive. For example: they had bbq but didn't offer steak, prawns or chicken breasts. Overall, value for money ($20 US) each I didn't think it was very good. Expensive...More

Thank Boots S
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and me have tried the buffet dinner at Areena beach restaurant during our 4 days stay at Maafushi. The food is so delicious and there were many varities. The menu is changed every day. On the grill we had whole fish, pineapple and...More

Thank Noran_Farag
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Beachfront location, choose between inside or outside seats. Great view of the ocean and good food. The service is good and prices reasonable.

Thank Olivera I
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We ate here a couple of times when staying in Maafushi. They have nice and tasty food, but you wait an hour always for food, and that is not acceptable. One day we waited 90 min for lunch. Also a thing we will never understand...More

Thank JohanneOgKristian
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animesh b
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
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Yeztin Morrie M | Reviewed this property |
if you will eat at arena beach hotel, late will be 11pm.
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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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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