Let’s start with the fact that the Fish and Crab Shack is half way along Finolhu’s 1.8km sand bank (see photo). You will never find a setting even similar. Unique – tick.

Finolhu changed the concept of a Maldives island resort with its chic retro beach club theme on what is now the grooviest island in the Maldives. There’s nothing else like it. Unique- tick.

The Fish & Crab Shack itself gives you the ultimate laid-back dining experience, eating lunch with your toes in the sand or dangling in the water. Combined with the above, unique- tick.

Of course, then there’s the food. Maybe a cold appetizer like Yellowfin tartare, Alaskan crab or the simple pleasure of a Bucket of prawns. Or a hot starter such as Sautéed calamari, butter, garlic and ginger, or Coconut Prawns.

There’s the ever-so-slightly-daunting Seafood Sampler for Two (if you can share) with steamed kingcrab, seared tuna, salmon ceviche, scallop ceviche, reef fish sashimi, Pacific rock oysters, green lip mussels, crispy tuna roll, fried calamari, sautéed prawns – and more.

Or some crab? Perhaps the famous Crab Shack Salad with King crab, Asian mixed leaves, grapefruit and fennel, or an Alaskan King crab Caesar, with a whiff of tarragon. And if that’s not enough for crab lovers, topping the Shack’s delicious hit parade are the Crab Curry and and Crab Tacos. Unique – tick.

There are so many fabulous dining options at Finolhu with the chilled-out Baa Baa Beach Club at its heart. There is the star dining venue Kanusan that spans three areas: a vibrant overwater bar area; a relaxed indoor space and an al fresco lower deck for a theatricality of Asian spirit. The boutique-style Baahaa Grill restaurant celebrates the legendary spice blends of pre-Moorish North Africa, while Finolhu’s old-school tuck shop, Milk Bar treats holiday makers with a range of guilt-free wraps, smoothies, and Bodyism Shakes to carefree ice creams or amazing coffees.

But it is the Fish and Crab Shack on Finolhu’s spectacular sand bank that offers the ultimate Finolhu experience of delicious seafood with your feet in the sand and smooth beats in the air.

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