Anantara Kihavah Maldives

Surrounded by nothing but a turquoise lagoon which melts into sapphire blue, the island of Kihavah and its pure white sands rise 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 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, Simply, Anantara Kihavah singles out “green” efforts. The resort was built on the site of a former coconut plantation, but not a single tree was cut down during the construction, giving the palm-fringed island a well-established sense of unexplored. stuffed with palm trees. The paths between the trees are looped under canopy foliage, and some palms have become an integral part of some villas, with the light hand of architects.

Setting a new precedent in naturally inspired design and luxurious living in the greatest aquatic paradise on earth, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas unveiled in 2021 a collection of the largest private pool residences in the world with the completed renovation of the resort’s two-bedroom overwater pool residences, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas invites you to imagine your own paradise. Dive or swim in the best house-reef in the Maldives. Snorkel with mantas rays and home to hundreds of tropical fish, Hawksbill Turtles, Nurse and Reef Sharks. Guests can snorkel or dive the protected reef directly from the resort’s powdery white sand beach. A vertical section of the house reef known as the Golden Wall descends to a depth of 30 metres, with most of the living marine community found at shallower depths. Dominated by widespread colonies of soft corals in multiple colours, the predominant gold and yellow variations make it clear to any diver why this reef is called the Golden Wall, Stargaze into the night. Dine on a deserted sandbank or beneath the ocean’s surface at this luxury resort in the Maldives

Take an exhilarating 35-minute seaplane journey over crystal clear atolls to reach the resort from Velana International Airport which is125 km away. Guests of Kihavah are entitled to access the VIP Seaplane Lounge stocked with complimentary drinks and light refreshments.

Ecological impulses of the hotel easily go beyond the architecture. The kitchen is stocked with organic vegetables grown on the island’s farm and recycled materials are widely used, the ambience of Kihavah is stylish yet relaxed. Candles light the tables, and the gentle, tropical breeze and sounds of the ocean form the ultimate backdrop for you to enjoy your meal. There is a wide range of motorised water sports, and divers must see the principle of passive interaction with sea life. Marine biologist, hired by the hotel, oversees the restoration of coral reefs.

Anantara Kihavah Villas are surrounded by the azure waters of Baa Atoll. The natural atoll is home to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, making it a peaceful haven for protected marine life. Plankton blooms during May to November attracting mantas by the hundreds, often accompanied by whale sharks feeding alongside them, Explore uninhabited islands or cruise in solitude as you take in a spectacular sunset.

The resort newly transformed to 2 – 3- and 4-bedroom pool residences in 2021 and offers the world’s first oceanic underwater restaurant, wine cellar, stargazing observatory, and house reef, as well as the best of Maldives experience package.

Award-winning luxury Maldives resort, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas earns a gold win for being voted as the best luxury hotel in the Maldives in the 2022 DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards. Anantara Spa offers a range of activities to add adrenaline to your stay, such as waterspouts and relaxation.


Spacious villas, large private pools and cool open spaces culminate in the ultimate tranquil paradise of Anantara Kihavah, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary. Choose from 80 exclusive villas and residences either suspended above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, or along a pristine beachfront address cradled by lush greenery. Enjoy the pleasure of having all your needs taken care of by your Villa Host throughout your stay.

Choose from 80 Villas and Residences either floating over the water or along a pristine stretch of sand.

Rooms & Villas


Set on the edge of the palm-fringed island, each spacious beach villa offers258 square metres of space to enjoy. Spend the day basking in the sun on your private deck with your own pool. Savour the privacy of the surrounding lush gardens. Dark and light colour schemes in the bedroom create a contemporary island feeling. The bathroom offers indoor and outdoor showers as well as a bathtub made for two.

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Tucked away within lush tropical surroundings yet with direct access to the white sand beach and the most spectacular Maldivian sunset views. Bask in absolute privacy in the sunset villas which offer all the luxuries of a Beach Pool Villa.

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Experience over water living with an endless horizon of iconic blue ocean in these 267 square metre havens poised over the sea. Enter your private pool from the bedroom, bathroom or outdoor deck, and look out to the tranquil waters. Sink into the hammock from your deck and see below as marine life swims in crystalline waters.

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Enjoy all the luxuries of the Over Water Pool Villa yet with panoramic views of the most spectacular Maldivian sunsets setting over the Indian Ocean. King size beds, a private pool and glass bottomed bathtub are just some of the added pleasures to enjoy whilst calling this luxury villa your home away from home.

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Ideally suited for families, the villa features a separate kids’ sleeping quarters, creating a cozy space where the little ones could be at play or at rest, whilst parents unwind with some me-time.

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Uncover a truly serene retreat just steps from a pristine white beach, where ample space and privacy are assured for every member of the family. A 12-metreswimming pool runs alongside an extensive outdoor sun terrace, complete with shaded dining Sala, outdoor barbecue pit and a sunken dining lounge. The villa includes of two separate bedrooms – one King and one Twin, whilst an added sleeping room suitable for one adult is found within the interconnecting space between both bedrooms.

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Set at the very end of the boardwalk, the Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence offers commanding views of the open ocean. And with each ensuite bedroom at either end featuring its own outdoor living area, private or shared moments can be savoured. Come together for meals served indoors or out under the stars. Bask in ocean breezes in the infinity pool perched over water or in the shade of the daybed Sala. Delight in glimpses of sea turtles swimming below through glass-viewing panels from your luxurious residence in the Maldives. A private butler is available 24-hours a day.

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At 1,330 sqm, these residences offer the luxury of space, with shared indoor and outdoor areas and private bedroom sanctuaries to retire to. High vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors at this Maldives beach resort ensure cool lounging in throughout the day. Savour exciting gastronomy on your spacious deck under the stars. Enjoy a late-night soak in the sunken bathtub with fragrant Elemis products.

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An ultimate private haven for families and small groups, this spacious residence comfortably accommodates up to six adults and six children or nine adults. Three bedrooms, each with en-suite outdoor bathrooms, are complemented by a central villa with lounge and dining and butler kitchen areas. Covered verandas and expansive gardens lead directly to the beach and lagoon. A shaded Sala, a large pool and Jacuzzi, as well as al-fresco dining pavilion offer spectacular vantage points from which to enjoy quality time together.

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Four bedrooms unfold across a landscaped garden and feature inviting outdoor and indoor living spaces. The largest residence on the island combines the Three Bedroom Residence and an extra Beach Pool Villa, interconnected and complete with its own expansive pool and sundeck. Perfect for extended families or groups of friends of up to12, revel in lush, cool spaces, high-tech comforts, and a Villa Host at your disposal. Guests can relax with two infinity pools and a choice of dining areas.

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