Not new but still impressive Ithaa, the unique Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa undersea restaurant on the Rangali Island (that opened in April 2005). Ithaa — a word meaning “pearl” in the local Dhivehi language — is a tiny restaurant (seats only 12 people), but it offers diners a “spectacular underwater view of colorful fish, sharks and other sea life in the surrounding coral reefs through curved, transparent acrylic walls.” Guests begin their visits with drinks on a deck overhanging the Indian Ocean, then descend to the restaurant (16 feet underwater) via a spiral staircase, where they indulge in meals of contemporary Maldivian fusion cuisine served in four courses. (The cost per person for dinner ranges from $187 to $220.) ENJOY!!!!