World-class diving and aquatic adventures await above and below, from exploring the house reef to flyboarding and sailing.
Anantara Kihavah – Maldives
The romantic and exclusive Anantara Kihavah is a destination where powder-white sands, turquoise lagoon and deep azure blue stretch out to infinity. The marine wildlife adventures are second to none, owing to its spectacular location in the Baa Atoll. Whether you swim with manta rays in the tranquil lagoon, choose from a melange of water sports or simply soak up endless summer days on the beach, you‘ll never be bored. When not exploring the island, the resort has six exemplary restaurants and bars to choose from and a luxe overwater spa that is pure bliss.
An unblemished island in the Indian Ocean, Kihavah is near the Sri Lankan coast with its nearest international airport in the capital of Male. Located on one of the best dive spots in the Baa Atoll, Maldives, it is home to a colourful aquatic utopia of coral gardens, tropical fish and benthic sea dwellers. Journey there on a 35-minute seaplane ride over postcard-perfect islands and get your taste of what is to come.
The resort’s Maldivian-inspired architecture makes it easy to connect with the ocean, land and sky, as well as, the people and their stories. Decorated in a neutral colour palette using contrasting tones, the hotel presents a timeless sophistication that is a signature of the Anantara style. Use of natural local materials can be seen throughout, in hardwood floors, high vaulted ceilings and shaded daybed salas. Great to know is that the villas have been placed around the island’s flora with minimal disruption.
Facilities & services at Anantara Kihavah
With an impressive 21 Conde Nast Traveller Awards under its belt as of 2019, the resort’s facilities and services are faultless with ample to keep you entertained throughout your stay. Some above-water activities and venues we recommend are open-air classic cinema, Maldivian arts studio & gallery, sleep guru, swimming pool with overwater hammocks, Kids’ club, Muay Thai boxing, recreation room and billiards room. Villas often have a Host, and there is a concierge IPad service.
* Amenities include: restaurant, bar, laundry, room service, WiFi, pool, tennis court, diving centre, fitness centre, observatory, kids’ club, and spa
Spa & wellness
Anantara is renowned for its creative, cutting-edge approach to wellness. Reached at the end of a jetty, you can relax with Ayurvedic healing through singing bowls and a floral foot ritual. It is also home to Cocoon, one of the first high-end Medi spas with treatments like vitamin IV infusion and non-surgical sculpting. With its dreamy overwater location, you can unwind on the spacious relaxation deck, in the plunge pool or perhaps the stand-up paddleboard yoga is your thing.
Diving & watersports
The ‘golden wall’ as it is known among local divers, is an endangered coral reef in the house lagoon and a diver’s dream. You can assist the resorts marine biologists in propagating the coral gardens and preserve this beautiful island heritage.
Elements Dive & Watersports Centre are fully equipped offering: snorkelling excursions with a marine biologist, open water PADI diving, flyboarding, visits to local islands, fishing, sailing, and champagne infused sunset cruises, to name a few.
Food & beverage
Eating at Anantara ranges from casual poolside Italian at Manzara to romantic à la carte on private sandbanks. Plates serves continental cold and hot breakfasts, as well as dim sum and Asian noodle soup, with a glass of champagne, as you do. At the main restaurant hub, there are four ways to take in the aquatic surroundings while you dine.
The sea-inspired Fire is where you go for Teppanyaki. Spice serves Asian fusion with sunset panoramas. The famous underwater Sea restaurant offers a world-class lineup of haute cuisine dishes with wine-pairings from the novel underwater cellar. Seeing the kaleidoscope of fish unfold around you as you dine is something quite spectacular. Sky’s rooftop cocktail bar is purpose-built with an observatory stargazing while you sip. Virtually untouched by light pollution this is a magical end to your evening.
For further culinary adventures, go behind the kitchen doors with Spice Spoons’ cooking classes and get an insight into the local cuisine.
Anantara Kihavah Luxury Accommodation
Scattered around the island are 80 villas and residences each offering a unique island perspective. Secluded beach pool villas are canopied beneath lush palms, while overwater villas hover above the lagoon’s waters looking out to an unending horizon.
They all, however, enjoy modern comforts with scenic en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, bathtubs for two, WiFi, entertainment system, iPod dock, an espresso machine, stocked mini-bar and wine fridge. Some of them have outdoor jacuzzis and hammocks. For the quintessential overwater experience, opt for ones with a glass-bottomed bathtub or glass-viewing floor panels.
Beach Pool Villas & Residences
Overwater Pool Villas & Residences
Your money’s worth
The room typically includes breakfast, free WiFi, stocked minibar and a Villa Host available 24-hours a day. However, send us your enquiry and our experts will advise you on the best possible options and rates available to you.
The resort is not well-equipped for guests with disabilities. Children are well catered for in the villas and Kid’s club which hosts cooking, arts and crafts, and Thai boxing classes.
Offers and packages for Anantara Kihavah
Discounts may be available for advance and long-stay bookings, as well as tailor-made packages that include other countries. Make sure to enquire with us for more details.
Book your Anantara Kihavah stay
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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
The resort caters for the whole family with kid’s club, cooking classes and organic gardening, plus many fun water activities
A romantic getaway with private dining, sunset cruises and couples massage as some of the highlights to enjoy together
Watch the sun sink over the lagoon horizon and peek into the starry night sky from the resort’s rooftop observatory
+44 (0) 20 3745 6457
53-59 Chandos Place,