Anantara Kihavah is located in the impressive Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with a reputation as one of the best in the Maldives for marine life. This island is picture perfect in every way, with silky white sandy beaches, an iridescently blue lagoon and an amazing house reef. Anantara is mid-sized so large enough to have your own private space (and bikes to ride) but not too large that you lose that intimate island feel. The service at Anantara is exceptional and your personal Villa Host will look after your every need. This is a fantastic resort for those who enjoy a variety of dining options including the award winning underwater restaurant, Sea.

LOCATION: Baa Atoll

TRANSFER: 35 minute Seaplane

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This stylish island resort has more traditional villas with hand crafted teak furniture decorated with bright colours. Luxurious in feel, each of the 80 beach villas, over-water pool villas and residences each have their own private plunge pool. There is also the main swimming pool which is one of the largest in the Maldives, positioned perfectly by the main restaurant with deck chairs separating it from the lagoon. Boasting the Maldives’ only overwater observatory, this resort is truly spectacular.

One of the best places to watch the beautiful sunset is Anantara’s over-water sunset bar, Sky. Our absolute favourite is the double seater lounges on the upper deck.

VILLAS

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Anantara's luxurious villas and residences are beautifully decorated in a traditional manner all offering private plunge pools and relaxing daybeds. Although traditional in design, they still include all the latest technology including an iPad concierge, iPod dock and Bose sound system. The villas offer the sheer luxury of a king-size bed with crisp white Egyptian cotton sheets, pillow and soap menus, yoga mats, beach bags with sandals and a stocked wine cellar. Did we mention that your Villa Host is available 24 hours.

The Beach Villas are set in lush tropical gardens and are very private. The outdoor area is a beautiful feature with a dining area set underneath a Sala and a romantic double seater swing. The palatial bathroom in the Beach Villas is the star feature of the room, it’s an indoor/outdoor bathroom. It has a double daybed located next to a beautiful water oasis with stepping stones out to the sunken bath and outdoor shower.

Spend an afternoon, relaxing on the gorgeous hand crafted swing, a feature of every villa. Read a book and laze the afternoon away.

The Ocean Villas are also very unique, 'L' shaped with the bedroom on one side and the bathroom on the other. The infinity-edge pool is in the middle of the bedroom and the bathroom and both walls are made of glass, completely folding back so that you have direct access from the bedroom and bathroom to the pool. The Over Water Villas have a sunken bath with an amazing glass bottom. On the deck you'll find a suspended over water hammocks and sunbeds, perfect for relaxing amid the cooling sea breezes. Or take the steps directly from your sundeck into the shallow lagoon to swim with the tropical fish and turtles.

The Residences at Anantara Kihavah, are like no other for those wanting the luxury of more space. You can choose to either surround yourself with the white sandy beaches and lush tropical jungle surroundings or positioned on the calming waters of the lagoon. With multiple bedrooms (two, three and four bedroom Residences), dining areas, over-sized pools and extreme privacy, you'll never want to leave. 


Dining 

The dining at Anantara Kihavah is outstanding with their signature four-in-one dining concept SEA.FIRE.SALT.SKY, a culinary delight to explore. Choose to dine over water or beneath the ocean at Sea, an experience not to be missed. The over water dining hub creates a beautiful atmosphere in the evenings. At Fire, the Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant, dine in the middle of the Indian Ocean whilst your Chef prepares dinner on the grill.

You must dine at Sea at least once, it’s a fantastic experience in evenings as the marine life completely transform from day to night. Night time snorkelling without getting wet!

Salt offers delicious Asian specialties beneath the thatched roof retreat and finally Sky is the place to go for breath-taking sunset followed by amazing stargazing. Home to the Maldives’ first over water observatory, Anantara Kihavah is the best place to learn about the constellations and planets from their SKY Guru.

For a gourmet breakfast enjoy the casual beachside setting of Plates. Open for dinner as well book a candlelit dinner featuring Maldivian specialties and a variety of food themed evenings like Plate’s signature Lobster and Champagne Night. Manzaru offers poolside snacks during the day, then at night it transforms to deliver fine wines and a range of delicious Italian dishes.

A personalised 'Dining by Design' experience is also a must, so let us organise a romantic experience just for you, be that on a private sandbank in the Indian Ocean or sailing on your own yacht. In-Villa Dining is available on request, so you can relax in the privacy of your own villa or dining pavilion.


ACTIVITIES

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Anantara Kihavah's location in the Baa Atoll, means it's renowned for its incredible marine life and beauty. The island also has an amazing natural house reef, known by locals as the Golden Wall, which stretches for approximately two kilometres. The range of water activities is endless from diving, snorkelling, sailing, fishing and even the exploration of a shipwreck for a little adventure. On land there's the choice of beach sports, cooking classes, yoga, tennis and for the children the Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club.

This Kids’ Club is fantastic, catering for children aged 4-12 years old with a full programme of organised activities from private cruises, treasure hunts, water fun, Marine Biologist Programme, Cooking classes, Maldivian Arts and Crafts and even a pamper experience with the Anantara Spa team. Take the family to see a classic movie or a recent blockbuster on the big screen at Cinema Under the Stars, there’s nothing better than watching your favourite movie under the beautiful starry Maldivian sky.

Snorkel the full length of their beautiful house reef and if you’re visiting during Manta season take an excursion to Hanifaru Bay to snorkel with the magnificent manta and whale sharks.

Or simply relax by the beautiful infinity edge main pool with the Sunshine Butlers ready to assist with whatever you need from fresh juice, cold towels, 5 minute back massage and even sunglass cleaning. Anantara Kihavah has one of the longest pools in the Maldives being a cool 49 metres!

  • Diving and Snorkelling (PADI certified), Hawsbill Turtle Quest Snorkel

  • Bio Centre (with resident marine biologist and Coral Adoption Programme)

  • Luxury Yacht Charter, Sunset Cruise Luxury Dhoni Fishing and Big Game Fishing trips

  • Island Hopping, Local Island Excursions, Dolphin Cruise

  • Water Sports – Jetpack Seabob, Jet Ski, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Parasailing

  • Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club and Trampoline Park

  • Slumber Guru

  • Gym, yoga and meditation, Cycling

  • Spice Spoons Cooking Classes

  • Cinema Under the Stars, Stargazing

  • Recreation Area (billiards, badminton, volleyball, tennis, life-sized chess board, Jenga)

  • Anantara Spa, Beauty Salon, Art Studio, Boutique

Try the Slumber Guru treatment, a warm milky bath followed by a massage on your private deck. This in-villa treatment gave me the best night’s sleep of my life!

SPA

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The Anantara Spa is a stunning over-water spa not to be missed. Book a treatment or Spa Journey in one of their six over-water private treatment suites. With an over-water relaxation deck, cold plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers and steam room, this is the perfect place to rejuvenate and recharge as you listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean waves. The treatments focus on using rich local ingredients and offer tailored personalised therapies and signature rituals. And for Honeymooners, there’s romantic rituals designed specifically for couples.

One of our favourites is the Essence of Kihavah Signature Experience, 180 minutes of sheer bliss with a scrub, wrap and finishing with a massage!