Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, Kanuhura Maldives offers the full Indian Ocean castaway-chic experience. Extensively renovated, in 2016, the lifestyle resort offers a celebration of luxurious island living. Kanuhura Maldives is a place to escape and unwind from everyday life in a free-spirited, exclusive and laid-back atmosphere.
The island resort includes exclusive access to Jehunuhura and Masleggihura, two private islands surrounded by stunning tropical flora and fauna. Dotted along the world-famous Kanuhura beach, all 80 villas boast breathtaking views of the lagoon. The villas’ furnishings are inspired by the island’s natural environment, enhanced by soft colours and natural materials. Each beach and water villa has a semi-open bathroom with bathtub, plus a verandah that reaches to the beach or lagoon.
Kanuhura is noteworthy for its exceptional cuisine and extensive variety of culinary experiences. Restaurants include A Mano, offering international dishes; Bottega, serving up Italian cuisine; Veli, which specialises in modern Asian-fusion food, an open kitchen and yakiniku-style tables; the Chef’s Herbs Garden for fresh, natural dishes; and grill restaurant Drift, on the island
At the Kokaa Wellness Retreat & Spa, guests seeking pampering and relaxation will find a diverse range of around 60 treatments from across the world, within beautifully designed modern interiors. Kanuhura also offers a fully equipped fitness centre, beauty salon, bridal room, sauna, cold plunge pools and whirlpool baths.
A wide array of sports and leisure activities are available, including snorkelling tours, big game fishing, island hopping, island picnics and sunset cruises as well as watersports such as speedboat excursions, waterskiing, wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, jet skiing and windsurfing. Kanuhura also has an infinity pool, two tennis courts, a boutique, games room, as well as bikes for every guest. The children’s club offers a programme of educational experiences, unlimited nature discoveries and fun games for youngsters aged four to 11.
The Sunset Dolphin Cruise — on a traditional dhoni boat — visiting two private islands for a unique picnic experience
Need to know
• 80 beach and water villas
• 8 restaurants and bars
• Private islands Jehunuhura and Masleggihura
• Kokaa Wellness Retreat & Spa
• Beauty salon and bridal room
• Swimming pool
• Fitness centre
• Two floodlit tennis courts
• Games room
• Watersports and dive centre
• Kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling equipment