Nightlife in Maldives: Where to Go When the Sun Goes Down

Some of the hip spots for relishing the nightlife in Maldives are listed below.


1. Kurumba

Location: Vihamanaafushi, North Male Atoll
Timings: 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM every day
Approximate cost: MVR 900 for two
Kurumba Nightclub Maldives, Nightlife in Maldives

2. Subsix

Location: Huluwalu, Dhaalu Atoll
Timings: Wednesday and Saturday only, 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Approximate cost: MVR 1100 for two
Dress code: Smart casual
Subsix Nightclub Maldives, Maldives nightlife

3. 15 Below

Location: W Maldives, Fesdu Island
Timings: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Approximate cost: MVR 1100 for two
Dress code: Casual

15 Below Nightclub Maldives, Nightlife in Maldives

4. Babuna Bar

Location: Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives
Timings: 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM (White Night Parties on Fridays)
Approximate cost: MVR 800 for two
Babuna Bar Maldives, Maldives Nightlife


1. Moodhu Bar and Restaurant

Location: Reethi Beach Resort, Baa Atoll, North Province
Timings: Open 24 hours
Approximate cost: MVR 1000 for two
Dress code: Resort casual
Moodhu Bar and Restaurant Maldives, Nightlife in Maldives

2. Club Med Kani

Location: Kaafu Atoll, North Central Province
Timings: Open 24 hours
Approximate cost: MVR 1200 for two
Club Med Kani Maldives, Maldives Nightlife

3. Paradise Island Resort

Location: K. Lankanfinolhu, North Male Atoll
Timings: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM for the bar, timings vary for the restaurants

Paradise Island Resort Maldives, Nightlife in Maldives

Some other resorts where nightlife in Maldives is worth mentioning include Huvafen Fushi in North Male Atoll, Sun Island Resort & Spa, Conrad Maldives on Rangali Island and The Lux Resort in South Ari Atoll.


Apart from all the clubbing, dining and drinking, there are some other fun activities too in which you can indulge in the Maldives' nightlife. 

1. Outdoor Cinema

Jungle Cinema, Gili Lankanfushi: More appropriate for couples
Location: Lankanfushi Island, North Malé Atoll
Timings: Open 24 hours
Cost: MVR 800
Cinema Paradiso, Soneva Fushi: This place is more family-friendly as they screen kids movies too.
Location: Kunfunadhoo Island Baa Atoll, Maldives
Cinema Paradiso Maldives, Maldives Nightlife

2. Crab Racing

Yes, you read that right! You can indulge in crab racing in the evenings in the Maldives! It's a favourite pastime of the Maldivians. Some crabs are placed inside a circular boundary and allowed to go in random directions - the first one to cross the boundary line wins. You can choose your crab, and if it succeeds, you get attractive prizes! Many hotels and resorts offer this unusual yet fun activity like Kaani Beach Hotel in Maafushi Island, Babuna Bar, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in South Male Atoll, etc. If you are sojourning on a local island, then you can find locals arranging crab races sometimes, and you can also take part and add to your nightlife in Maldives.
Approximate cost: Resorts charge a fee for the activity, but locals organise it free of cost.

Crab Racing in Maldives, Nightlife in Maldives

3. Karaoke Room

Location: Aaavee Nature's Paradise, Dhoores Island, Dhaalu Atoll
Timings: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM every day
Approximate cost: MVR 800 for two

Karaoke Room Aaavee Maldives, Maldives Nightlife

4. Night Fishing

Approximate cost: Varies according to the hotel or resort. In general, it is MVR 540 and above. 
Night Fishing in Maldives, Nightlife in Maldives

Nightlife in Maldives for Couples and Singles

The Maldives islands are a favourite honeymoon destination for couples all around the world - no doubt, the remote islands with private beaches, the overwater villas and everything else makes for a perfect romantic set up. In addition to visiting any of the clubs, couples can opt for special candlelight dinners on beaches or gardens. Most of the resorts and guesthouses generally make arrangements for these.

Singles, whether on a solo trip or with a gang of friends, can also have some fun nights clubbing but some resorts are specially designed for couples. So, don't be surprised if all the people that you can find around you are lovebirds!

Nightlife for Couples in Maldives, Maldives Nightlife


  • In Maldives, most of the clubs and bars are located inside the resorts on private islands. On the islands inhabited by locals, you will hardly find a pub, and even if you do, they won't serve alcoholic drinks because except for the resorts, it is mostly a dry nation. However, this does not require you to stay at these resorts to enjoy their nightlife - you can choose to stay on a local island and travel to these places in the evenings. Don't plan on carrying a bottle of wine back to your guesthouse because that's illegal! 

  • Unless you stay at a resort, you have to be very careful about your attire. In general, anything that reveals the shoulders or knees is unacceptable, for both men and women. Better keep your pretty off-shoulder top or LBD for partying elsewhere. Or an alternative could be to go and change at the resort! Though most of the clubs have a casual dress code, dressing up is also preferred. Avoid high heels.

  • Some islands set their own time which is one or two hours ahead of the standard Maldivian time to let their guests enjoy more time out in the sun. So, always make prior enquiries to avoid ending up at the wrong time.

  • If you find it difficult to order your favourite drink at these nightclubs, you can use the Maldives language guide to sail you through it smoothly!
So, start deciding which of these party places you want to visit and enjoy the nightlife in Maldives. Those people who told you that the scintillating island has nothing to offer in terms of nightly entertainment, it's time to prove them wrong!

This post was published by Sinorita Naskar

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