In 2016, luxury resort Hurawalhi in the Maldives opened 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the largest all-glass underwater restaurant in the world, according to its website, and it spans 969 square feet.
Other underwater restaurants include Ithaa in Conrad Maldives Rangali Island which is 16 feet below sea level. The 5.8 Undersea restaurant is longer, with four more tables, so it checks off as the largest.
Cross an overwater bridge about 200 feet into the sea, through the mesmerizing glass-floor walkway and make it down the spiral stairs where the glass panel on the wall offers a glimpse of the restaurant.
Right before dinner starts, divers make sure the coral surrounding the restaurant is in good condition. Everyone dines barefoot at the 5.8. As you enter, you’ll be awe-struck by the all-glass, dome-shaped structure with a hardwood floor; there is virtually no obstruction between diners and the sea.
While the meal itself is $280, you can add a wine pairing with hand-selected wines and Champagnes for $99 per person.