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Sponsored by: Arena Beach Restaurant

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1. Ala Carte
1. Ala Carte
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2. Mouth-watering
2. Mouth-watering
Really good! Here's something else you could say instead of delicious.
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3. Refreshing
3. Refreshing
Here's a delicious way to cool down on a hot summer day
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been on Maafushi for 2 weeks and just returned to cold Germany. We had Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Arena Beach Restaurant. All in all we have been there 10 times because the meals are good and it is next to the...beach. The Service is beautifull there. The waiters are very polite and professional. Especially when you are Served by SUDEEP, big thanks to you for this awesome time. We can fully recommend this Restaurant to All visitors of Maafushi.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2021

We had breakfast there, and really good. They had lots of variety, fruit, sweets, chocolate, local food, coffee, freshly made omelettes... and more!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in general on the island is poor so this place wasn't necessarily any worse but still not very good. Very expensive drinks. $5 for a virgin mojito which wasn't even drinkable.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 23 November 2021 via mobile

Very diverse buffet in the evening, delicious main menu, the fruit salad is amazing, the juices menu is also very diverse!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 14 November 2021

Very good service, Good dinner buffet at a very reasonable price. Good variety and good Indian food.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

We wanted to go to this restaurant but as soon as we were there it was over crowded so we avoided the place. And the menu was basic but given the price it was okay.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 July 2021

AT the beginning, I found it challenging to have some acceptable food options in Maafushi, until I found this restaurant. good quality, fair prices (relatively). some good live music every other day. it's definitely a good choice in Maafushi.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 12 July 2021

Our experience was awful. The dining area was crawling with cats. Most restaurants on the Maldives discourage cat feeding during meals, but this place seemed to encourage it. The food was okay but it was ruined by the cat fights and the 12+ cats lurking...around. Disgusting. We waited forever for the check. We will not be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 June 2021

Almost everyday during our vacation we ate at this restaurant..the food so delicious.. yummy..the best food at the island..so fresh..and the people very friendly...we really recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021

Very well located, staff very friendly and helpful. The room (with a view) was terrific, very functional. All the employees were good, specific Mr Paul and Rashid from the reception who helped with a situation that we have, but also the cleaning guys, the personal...in the beach bar. The drinks and food were very tasty. The souvenir shop guy very friendly also. Everything related to the Arena Services (the water sports, staff from Diving, shops) all very good. We definitely recommend this Hotel and would like to comeback next year (we already made the reservation). Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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28 December 2019|
Response from FrontOffice S | Property representative |
Dear OnAir6011, Warm Greetings from Arena Hotels! Our meal times are as follows. Breakfast = 0700hrs to 1000hrs Lunch = 1200hrs to 1500hrs Dinner = 1830hrs to 2200hrs Thank you. Kind regards, Jailam Amir Sales... More
18 July 2019|
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Response from TeemHen | Reviewed this property |
It cost exactly as much as in the other restaurants too. If I remember right something between to 8-12$/person.
10 December 2018|
Response from yustia | Reviewed this property |
They are accepting USD even at small bakery so no need to worry.
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Arena Beach Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4