The Maldives is not really famous for being a party destination. It is more of a retreat from the world, a place where you can rest in peace and quiet, surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature you can find on this tiny planet of ours. The fact that you cannot get an alcoholic drink outside hotels and resorts doesn’t help either.
That being said, there are still a few places where you can have an amazing time once the sun goes down in this island paradise.
For instance, there is the 15Below club, a true, bona fide nightclub and part of the W Retreat & Spa. Its name actually says a lot about its location. Namely, the club is located 15 feet below the ground, or sand in this case. It is an extravagant spot that is truly unlike anything else you have seen in the world.
Marble Hotel is another spot to visit, often featuring a live band and some amazing cocktails. In addition to serving drinks, they also do snacks and the place is most popular as a romantic nightlife spot. At the Bandos Island Resort & Spa, you will find the Sundowners Bar, one of those places that stay with you for the rest of your life. Its location makes it absolutely unique and the cocktails are not half bad either.
Babuna Bar can be found at the Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and it is definitely one of the wilder spots in the country. Music is always lively, the crowds are ready to party and the drinks are not that expensive, at least not by Maldivian standards.