Discover the world-class Anantara experience on the Maldivian island of Kihavah Huravalhi; an unforgettable resort where you can snorkel some of the Indian Ocean’s most cherished reefs within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Outstanding features of the hotel include its spectacular underwater restaurant, luxurious private villas with stunning beach or ocean views and of course the signature treatments at the overwater spa. As if this all wasn’t paradise enough, the journey to the island is an experience in itself; a memorable 30-minute seaplane flight over coral islands and turquoise waters.
The 79 roomy villas range in size and facilities to suit the needs of your party; with intimate overwater spaces perfect for two, up to four-bedroom villas with space for the whole family. All feature a private pool and those all-important luxurious details, such as espresso machines and complimentary Wifi.
Dining at Anantara Kihavah is a five-star experience, taking you on a gastronomic journey during every meal on the island. The ‘Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky’ dining concept creates four fabulous backdrops: Sea, an underwater gourmet restaurant, Fire, serving Japanese fare in a theatrical Teppanyaki lounge, Salt, an open-air space with Asian flavours on the menu, and finally Sky, for tapas and cocktails with amazing views from the rooftop bar. Poolside and on the beach eateries complete the glorious picture, with bespoke cooking classes available for those who want to try their hand at Maldivian favourites. There are half board and full board meal options at Anatara Kihavah Villas.
If you fancy some quiet time basking by the pool of your private villa, you’ll be able to do so safe in the knowledge that the kids are having a whale of a time at the kids’ club: Thiththi Boli, which means ‘beautiful shells’. And if a night ‘à deux’ is on the cards, a babysitter can be arranged for children over three months. Time together is best enjoyed under the stars with a private movie screening watching a film of your choice with popcorn and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
But of course if you’re in the Maldives, the focus of your stay will be those glorious azure waters, where at Anantara Kihavah you’ll be spoilt for choice given its offerings. Highlights include the Coral Adoption Programme to give guests a better understanding of the delicate ecosystem around them, and the Anantara Dive Centre where you can enrol in a PADI certification course.
79 villas, including the Sunset Over Water Pool Villa with their own overwater deck, private pool and glass-bottom bathtub.
Baa Atoll, 35-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport.