Anantara’s Maldivian Paradise

Explore pristine beaches and beautiful nature in luxury

Located on the Maldives’ Baa Atoll island archipelago, the Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is simply heaven on earth.

With 79 villas and residences, the luxurious resort is accessible only by a 35-minute seaplane flight from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Throughout, Kihavah is accentuated with understated teakwood furniture, ocean-view beds, expansive bathrooms, mosaic-tiled pools, and 360-degree views of the white, sandy beach.

But the best of Kihavah is that it is home to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that is inhabited by protected marine life. From May to November, plankton in the reserve blooms, attracting mantas by the hundreds, accompanied by feeding whale sharks. Nature enthusiasts are sure to be thrilled, as Kihavah has a resident marine biologist, ready to assist in deeper explorations of Hanifaru Bay’s beautiful, rare sights.

Kihavah also has a water sports center and offers scuba diving and freediving excursions. Other notable diversions include snorkeling, local island excursions, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, and big game fishing. For those who love cooking, Kihavah has the Spice Spoons Cooking school, guided by an expert chef who tailors courses to individual preferences and skill levels. Guests can choose from Maldivian and Thai food courses to take their newfound skills back home. For more relaxing moments, there is also the Anantara Spa, highly commended for its use of indigenous and ancient treatments that utilizes the healing properties of natural ingredients.

Dining at Kihavah is stylish yet relaxed, with the four main options fittingly named Sea, Fire, Salt, and Sky. Sea is the world’s first underwater wine cellar and one of only a few underwater restaurants globally. Fire is a Teppanyaki restaurant for Japanese food enthusiasts. Salt offers tasty Asian cuisine while Sky is a mellow rooftop bar perfect for drinking in the starry night sky.

For those fortunate ones who are in love, Kihavah is the perfect place for memorable wedding ceremonies, proposals, honeymoons, and anniversaries.

Other nearby Anantara offerings include Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, located on Dhigufinolhu Island, Anantara Veli Maldives Villas, and Naladhu Maldives. For reservations, please call +960 664 4111 or e-mail

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Published 27th June 2017