by Jonathan Vatner | July 01, 2005
Ithaa restaurantVisitors to the Maldives who just can’t seem to get enough time underwater now can spend an entire evening 15 feet below sea level. Ithaa, which means “pearl” in Dhivehi, the language of the islands, opened to considerable fanfare in April at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa.
    Up to 14 diners can feast on 270-degree views of aquatic life while enjoying contemporary Maldivian cuisine, combining local flavors with a Western aesthetic. Insiders recommend the poached breast of chicken filled with stewed dates and pickled lime, served in a mild curry.