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Anantara Kihavah

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In the Baa Atoll, 35 minutes by seaplane from Male airport, the all-villa Anantara Kihavah offers a wide selection of luxurious, spacious accommodation built in traditional style with timber and thatch. This secluded, exclusive resort offers memorable holiday experiences with award-winning dining and, being located in a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, ensures the discovery of the thriving marine life in the surrounding house reef.

One of the few luxury island resorts where the pristine white sand beach surrounds the entire island, Anantara Kihavah offers just 89 private pool villas, but with no less than 9 different types. The island is suited for couples as well as families with a wide choice of activities for all tastes and ages. Other unique facilities include an underwater restaurant and Maldives' first over-water observatory - 'sky', the most powerful telescope in the region.

Accommodation is extremely spacious and includes lead-in Beach Pool Villas and Over Water Pool Villas that are some 260m2, both sleeping up to 2 adults & 2 children. We also particularly like the two-bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa, while six stunning two and three-bedroom Residences provide options for larger families. All villas boast a large infinity pool, expansive sundeck with daybeds, hammocks and sun loungers as well as a dining pavilion.

Many award-winning dining options await at Anantara Kihavah. 'Sea' is a one-of-a-kind over and underwater restaurant, which also has the world's first underwater wine cellar. 'Fire' is the resort's Teppanyaki restaurant, 'Salt' offers Asian flavors, while 'Sky' has international tapas and snacks from its rooftop location. 'Plates', the main restaurant, provides international and Maldivian cuisine, while 'Manzaru' has all-day snacks, but becomes gourmet Italian cuisine each evening. Should you seek a private romantic meal on your Maldives honeymoon, a specially designed menu can be created and served in a choice of island locations.

A comprehensive choice of resort activities caters to all tastes, from tennis, badminton, volleyball and an open-air cinema 'on land', to an array of water sports including snorkeling with a marine biologist to scuba diving courses. Sunset cruises and excursions to Hanifaru Bay can be arranged, as can cookery classes and wine tasting. The Thiththi Boli kids club provides a daily activity program for younger guests, while the Anantara Spa offers six over-water treatment pavilions and a range of signature treatments.

Anantara Kihavah is the perfect island paradise for a luxury family holiday in the Maldives. Sail, fish, swim, scuba dive, relax on the beach or your private deck, enjoy a spa treatment, and delight in a host of award-winning dining options. Being located so close to the equator and with non-polluted skies, Anantara Kihavah's unique new observatory, 'Sky', lets guests discover the stars from both hemispheres. Combined with a luxury cocktail bar and resident astronomer, this has to be the perfect place to do a bit of star-gazing!

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  • Luxurious all-villa resort on a truly stunning island
  • Accommodates families and couples in perfect harmony
  • Dazzling white sand beach encircles the whole island
  • Overwater spa has treatment rooms with glass-bottomed floors
  • Remote location ensures you'll be mesmerized by a sky full of stars

At a glance

  • 89 Pool Villas
  • All Ages
  • All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • B&B - Full Board

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"Visit between May and October to see the amazing sight of manta rays gathering in nearby Hanifaru Bay."

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