Baan Huraa, South Male Atoll
South Male Atoll
Tel: 960 664 4100
Concierge.com's insider take:
Long narrow walking bridges link both Anantara Veli and Naladhu resorts to this free-standing Thai eatery. The Bangkok-based owners scoured the city for top talent, so you'll get authentic dishes like rice-paper-wrapped marinated white prawns with sweet mango chile, pad thai noodles, and the perennial favorite: green papaya salad with marinated flame-grilled chicken. Main courses are meant to be shared, hence the generous portions of braised pork curry with tamarind and cinnamon, and wok-tossed lobster tail with galangal, green peppercorn, hot basil, and chile flakes. Linger over desserts of mango and sticky rice in the open-air, antique-filled dining room while watching for dolphins to swim past.
Open daily noon to 2:30 pm and 7 to 10:30 pm.