Nothing says ‘remote island luxury’ more than the Kanuhura Maldives.

Set within an island just a kilometre long and 200 metres wide, this romantic resort offers a world of possibilities for you to explore.

The small Jehunuhura island is framed by pristine white sand, providing panoramic views of the Indian Ocean for each lucky guest.

The resort underwent comprehensive renovation in 2016, revealing a magnificent fresh look, with contemporary touches whilst maintaining its authentic Maldivian charm. Whichever villa you choose, you can revel in your king-size bed, outdoor shower and pillow menu for the perfect night’s rest.

The Kanuhura offers 80 sun-kissed villas, positioned on both the sunrise and sunset side of the Jehunura island, as well as over the crystal-blue waters of the Indian Ocean. With private decks for each villa or your own personal, white sand beach and lovingly designed interiors, marvel at the home-from-home feel in this tropical paradise. Everything has been taken care of here. From the five unique dining options to the fully-equipped children’s and teens clubs, experience the Maldives in your own way.

Whether you’ve come to soak up the sunshine and switch off from it all by the tranquil infinity pool, or you want to explore everything the Indian Ocean has to offer, the Kanuhura Maldives ticks all the right boxes. If you can’t bear to drag yourself away from your villa and the sunshine, a personal villa host can organise everything your hearts desire 24/7.

From champagne breakfasts to chocolate-dipped strawberries or a relaxing in-villa massage. Get-up-and-go types can choose from private dolphin safaris, night time diving and even private dining on Jehunuhura. There’s enough going on here to enjoy different experiences every day.

Those fanatical about food will devour everything at Kanuhura’s five restaurants, whilst its very own street food market offers deli-style snacks to tempt the taste buds. From fresh Indian Ocean seafood to Italian favourites and perfectly barbecued steaks, enjoy your culinary quest just a stone’s throw from your indulgent villa.


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Accommodation Options

Choose from a selection of 80 luxury beach and over-water villas, either on the island’s coral sand fringe or on a stilted village at the end of a wooden pier.

Beach Bungalow
Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children
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Experience magnificent Indian Ocean views 24/7 from this 59 sq metre bungalow, positioned to offer the best sunsets in the early evening. With a private, semi-outdoor bathroom area, a generous wooden veranda and TV, telephone and complimentary internet access, it’s so easy to feel at home here.
Beach Villa
Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children
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Choose from breathtaking sunrise or sunsets views across the Indian Ocean from your 75 sq metre Beach Villa. With a private wooden veranda providing the perfect walkway to the beach and TV, telephone and complimentary internet access, enjoy your readymade tropical home.
Beach Pool Villa
Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children
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Wake up to stunning sea views or if luxury holidays mean sunsets to you, enjoy the best view of the early evening action from your Beach Pool Villa. With a private plunge pool on your decking area, you can cool off and watch the crystal-clear waters lap against the Kanuhura’s unspoilt beach from the confines of your living space.
Water Villa
Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children
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Book your very own over-water paradise with a 125 sq metre Sunrise Water Villa. Suspended over the resort’s lagoon, you will wake up to panoramic views of the ocean and can soak up the Indian Ocean sunshine from your own private sundeck.
Grand Water Pool Villa
Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children
Grand Water Pool Villa Sunrise
The perfect family hideaway, this 135 sq metre Grand Water Pool Villa is mere seconds from the beach and lagoon via wooden walkway, whilst having your very own plunge pool, sundeck and living space to spend quality time together.
Retreat Beach Pool Villa
Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children
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You’ll immediately feel at home in one of the 152 sq metre Retreat Beach Pool Villas, with a private swimming pool, walled garden and porch area, as well as guaranteed sea views. You’ll have an easy-access walkway to the beach too.
Grand Beach Villa
Sleeps: 4 Adults , 2 Children
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Marvel at the spectacular sunrise scenery from your 225 sq metre Grand Beach Villa, perfect for a larger family getaway. With private veranda and dedicated living space to unwind in, it’s another perfect home-from-home.
Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa
Sleeps: 4 Adults , 4 Children
retreat grand beach pool villa sunrise
With two generously-sized bedrooms and all the outdoor facilities a family could wish for, these 250 sq metre villas have a private terrace with spectacular views and their own swimming pool, perfect for quality time together.
Kanuhura Sanctuary Pool Villa
Sleeps: 3 Adults , 3 Children
kanuhura sanctuary pool villa
These 200 sq metre three-bedroom sanctuaries offer private gardens, pavilions and separate living and dining space, as well as their own swimming pools.
Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa
Sleeps: 8 Adults
retreat family beach pool villa
The most extravagant accommodation at Kanuhura, these three-bedroom 365 sq metre villas are generously proportioned, offering separate living space, private veranda and Indian Ocean views for up to eight people.


Prepare yourself for a different culinary journey every day when you stay at the Kanuhura. Enjoy a great choice of beach grills, wholesome Italian dishes and delicate Asian flavours from the resort’s beachside setting. There’s nothing better than devouring Michelin-quality food and drink whilst hearing the waves lap against the shore. Island living doesn’t get any better than this.


Bottega offers handmade, artisanal Italian pizzas, as well as mouth-watering Mediterranean-inspired seafood dishes in an intimate setting.

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Veli is situated just seconds from the Indian Ocean, offering a string of Asian Fusion specialities, from sushi and Korean-style barbecues to tempting tandoori grills. Veli’s menu is bursting at the seams with flavour.

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Chef’s Herb Garden
Chef’s Herb Garden

If you’re ready and willing to sample new flavours, the Chef’s Herb Garden offers an exotic gastronomic experience. With set menus that change every day, no two meals here are ever the same. This restaurant is exclusively reserved for private dinner bookings so be sure to book ahead!


A Mano
A Mano

A Mano offers the very best in show cooking, with special buffet dinners and themed nights.

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Accessed by boat shuttle that departs Kanuhura every 20 minutes, Drift Beach Grill is a perfect lunchtime spot for a meaty pick-me-up.

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Cowry Club
Cowry Club

The resort’s beach bar and poolside Cowry Club are home to a number of professional mixologists, capable of preparing sumptuous alcoholic beverages, morning, noon and night.

Activities and Entertainment

A getaway to the Kanuhura Maldives can be as active or as tranquil as you desire. There’s plenty of opportunities for island-hopping and exploring the shallow waters and corals of the Lhaviyani Atoll by snorkel. The resort’s PADI-certified diving school, the ‘Sun Dive Center’ offers a great range of diving courses tailored to newcomers and seasoned ‘Divemasters’ alike. Keen anglers will jump at the chance to head out on a boat for a big game fishing excursion, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fish for unique Indian Ocean sea life.

If your luxury holiday to the Maldives is all about spending quality time together, the Kanuhura can arrange for private island picnics, allowing you to leave the resort for the afternoon hand-in-hand and take in your surroundings. Sunset cruises are also an idyllic way to finish any magical day in the Maldives.

On-site, the Kanuhura also has a range of leisure facilities, such as a freshwater swimming pool, floodlit tennis courts, air-conditioned squash courts and a dedicated gym with daily classes led by fully-qualified personal trainers.


The Kanuhura’s Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa transports you to another world of tranquillity thanks to its indulgent range of treatments, tailored to your bespoke requirements. The spa’s staff utilise only premium-quality products such as VOYA, Subtle Energies and Terres D’Afrique for their plethora of massages, facials and unique body wraps.

Put simply, Kokaa is the cherry on top of this magnificent resort, ensuring a renewed balance of mind, body and soul.


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