Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Surrounded by nothing but turquoise lagoon which melts into sapphire blue, the island of Kihavah and its pure white sands rise up out of the ocean like a mirage. For centuries, Arab traders en route to the Far East took shelter on the island, a lush paradise blessed by coconut, papaya and mango trees. Navigating archipelago to archipelago by the stars, the seafarers were also drawn by the riches of the ocean surrounding the island – where a prehistoric volcano sank back into the depths, leaving blooming corals and a wealth of lagoon fish.
Wishing to keep the pristine nature of the island intact, not one tree has been moved – as evidenced by the villas growing up around them. The design pays homage to the seafarers of old, fusing Indian Ocean, Arab and Portuguese motifs with indigenous materials.
Located on the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas invites you to imagine your own paradise. Snorkel with mantas and Hawksbill sea turtles. Stargaze into the night. Dine on a deserted sandbank or beneath the ocean’s surface at this luxury resort in the Maldives.
BEACH POOL VILLA
Hidden away on the lush fringe of the island and opening onto soft white sands, your Beach Pool Villa is a private sanctuary of indulgence. Spend the day floating on your plunge pool with over water loungers. Wander into the nearby ocean.
SUNSET BEACH POOL VILLA
They say that Maldivian sunsets are among the world’s most mesmerising. Located near the equator, fiery hues paint the sky as herons still on the beach in acknowledgement of such beauty. Take a stroll on soft white sands as baby reef sharks swim nearby.
FAMILY BEACH POOL VILLA
Two interconnected villas with a shared sundeck and pool offer plenty of room for families of up to six. The master bedroom’s ensuite features an al fresco soaking tub, while the twin room’s ensuite features both indoor and outdoor rain showers, as well as thoughtful children’s amenities.
TWO BEDROOM BEACH POOL RESIDENCE
With indulgent touches of island beauty, unwind in a private space that features all the luxuries of a Beach Pool Villa, yet with a larger swimming pool and expansive outdoor deck.
OVER WATER POOL VILLA
Fanning out like a peacock’s plume over the brilliant lagoon, Over Water Pool Villas are a distinctly Maldivian luxury. Wake up to ocean views. Slide open floor-to-ceiling doors and jump into your infinity-edge pool.
SUNSET OVER WATER POOL VILLA
West-facing over water villas offer the perfect stage for romance. Dine on your veranda with the open ocean before you, your meal served by your Villa Host. Toast the moment with a select vintage from your chilled wine collection.
Engage with the rich and diverse Maldivian culture through an immersive cooking class. With a myriad of influences from trading nations, Maldivian food is a delight to experience.
Choose to dine in your villa or dining pavilion any time you like. Whether breakfast for the family before a day’s excursion or a picnic lunch by the pool, opt for a time that suits you. A selection of favourites is available, and special requests are catered for too.
DINING BY DESIGN
Natural torches light the way to your beautifully set table on an isolated sandbank. A pristine white tablecloth shimmers gently in the breeze. Let our expert chef prepare carefully crafted Maldivian and fusion cuisine with the freshest local and organic ingredients.
The ambiance at Manzaru changes throughout the day, from poolside refreshments and snacks in the sun to enchanted evenings with fine wines and cuisine.
Breakfasts to suit all palates are available daily at Plates, from light yoghurts and fresh fruits to Champagne, soft cheese and eggs made just the way you like them. Kickstart your day with a freshly brewed coffee or refreshing juice.
Spot dolphins only metres from shore. These friendly mammals play in their natural habitat near the resort. Stay dry on board one of our boats as you watch spontaneous and breathtaking displays.
The waters around Anantara Kihavah are perfect for beginner or experienced paddle boarders. A standing position gives you a unique peek into a myriad of fishes, turtles and rays that populate the area. Watch the water turn from turquoise to blue as you paddle to deeper waters. A calming experience full of wonder.
Glide across the crystal-clear waters of the Baa Atoll for a different perspective of aquatic life. Sit atop a solid or transparent vessel and soak up the quiet ambiance of secluded lagoons at your own pace.
Take off at speed on one of our twin Seadoos with our experienced guide by your side. Whether an experienced rider or beginner, we’ll brief you at the resort so you can have a safe, exhilarating ride. Create ripples across the open ocean as the breeze blows through your hair.
Zoom through the water like a dolphin with the environmentally friendly jetpack Seabob. Dip below the surface to discover new depths. Your eyes are protected by a mask and you can quietly move at speed to take in more than you thought possible.
Anantara Kihavah is surrounded by reefs where five species of sea turtle feed and rest. Grab a pair of fins and snorkel to explore their habitat and meet these docile creatures. Hawksbill turtles are friendly and commonly seen.
Taking the importance of a good night’s rest to a whole new level, this evening villa ritual begins with a soak in a luxuriant essential oil bath surrounded by candles. Let go of all tension in a deeply relaxing massage using lavender essential oil.
Experience the healing properties of indigenous plants and fruits. Reconnect with body and mind through transformative treatments.
Surrender to relaxation with outstanding ocean views. Over water suites ensure privacy as expert hands massage your stresses away. A quiet ambiance and the gentle movements of the marine life below add a calming atmosphere to each spa journey.
- SPECIAL NOTES
Seaplane transfers are available during day light only (6 Am to 4:30 Pm).
Resort can also be reached by Domestic Air + Speedboat Transfer.
On your arrival to Male International Airport – Resort representative will welcome you to the resort transfers or at the Resort Airport Counter No. 08.
- EARLY BIRD OFFER
Plan your ultimate getaway 2019 with Simplifly Maldives & save
- 20% off on villa rates to book 180 days prior to the arrival date.
- 10% off on villa rates to book 75 days prior to the arrival date.