Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives

Welcome to a whole new world of luxury. Tucked away in the beautiful Baa atoll, this large, pear shaped coral island delivers an idyllic resort setting for Anantara Kihavah Villas, fringed with lush vegetation and combining lavish villas with five star facilities.

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GEO Information

Anantara Kihavah is located in the picturesque Baa Atoll and reached by a scenic 35-minute sea plane flight from Male' International Airport. Glide over the breathtaking waters and tiny islands of the Indian Ocean and touch down beside the welcome jetty, step out onto soft white sands, and let your Anantara Kihavah experience begin.

  • Introduction

    Anantara Kihavah Villas is a breathtaking resort that combines its serene Indian Ocean setting with outstanding villas and luxurious facilities, offering a truly spectacular getaway. Oozing luxury yet traditional style; discover new meanings of paradise and luxurious seclusion at this unforgettable Maldives resort.

    The morning sun dappling the crystal clear waters of a secluded lagoon. Afternoons spent sunbathing by your private infinity pool, just steps from the ocean. An evening stroll across soft white beaches, the moonlight casting shadows on the sand. Nights spent dreaming to the sound of the waves in an overwater villa. Imagine life on a luxurious deserted island - an island of swaying palm trees and unending horizons of blue.

    Expansive space that opens on to brilliant tropical nature, with private pools, high ceilings, timber interiors and marble floors giving you the ultimate in privacy and luxury. Watch the world swim by at the world's only underwater restaurant and wine cellar for a truly unforgettable culinary experience.

    Enjoy idyllic sunsets from your hammock or dining pavilion by the pool. Snorkel through crystal clear waters or float above the surface aboard a private sailboat. Spend the day rejuvenating at the Anantara Spa. Discover new meanings of paradise and luxurious seclusion at one of the foremost Maldives resorts.

  • Underwater Dining

    Sea.Fire. Salt.Sky. The signature Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. dining complex is a one-of-a-kind over and under water dining concept, exclusive to Anantara Kihavah Villas. Imagine roast lamb with rosemary grilled on a Himalayan salt block, bringing an inventive touch and rich taste sensations to your palate. Gaze at angelfish playing along the colourful ocean floor, just metres from your table as you indulge in a decadent molten chocolate cake.

    Sea.

    Descend to the ocean's dazzling depths as you wine and dine at this unique underwater wine cellar and restaurant. Experience the cuisine gourmets relish, whether from the degustation menus paired with premium wines, or classic creations enhanced by the culinary genius of the Master Chef. With service to match a superb culinary repertoire and an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, dining in this unforgettable aquatic setting promises a definite island highlight.

    Fire.

    Prepare yourself for sizzling theatrics in the teppanyaki lounge, as the talented chefs dazzle you with their acrobatic cooking skills. Admire the show as the freshest local rock lobster, best grain fed Japanese beef or catch of the day are grilled to your personal preference.

    Salt.

    An experience beyond comparison. Picture a tender and juicy Red Snapper infused with lemongrass, ginger and coursed black pepper, baking to perfection before your eyes on a Himalayan salt block, to deliver a unique depth and complexity of flavour.

    Sky.

    Climb to the centre of conviviality and discover a rooftop bar with breathtaking island views over the Baa Atoll. Savour succulent cuisine presented on tempting skewers paired with a refreshing juice, cool beer or fine wine, any time of day. Then, as a romantic evening unfolds, soak up an inviting ambience of mellow music as you unwind with exquisite cocktails, spirits and liqueurs.

    Plates

    Start every perfect day with a lavish breakfast selection at the all day dining restaurant. For lunch, enjoy al fresco pastas or gourmet sandwiches on the terrace with a view of the sea. Return in the evening for a romantic candlelit dinner. For connoisseurs desiring local gourmet flair, Plates also offers a selection of Maldivian dishes - a diverse and tantalising cuisine full of fresh seafood and bold aromas.

    Manzaru Pool Bar and Restaurant

    The swim-up pool bar serves a wide variety of refreshments and snacks, while Sunshine Butlers are always on hand with a fruit skewer or cold towel to cool you down. Enjoy a fresh fruit juice or tropical cocktail without ever leaving the water. Or savour a casual lunch of crisp salads and traditional pastas at the poolside. By night, Manzaru transforms into a leisurely Italian delice, where the Italian Chef creates a voyage of regional specialties skillfully crafted from traditional ingredients, to connoisseur olive oil tasting sessions.

    Dining By Design

    This signature Anantara experience is not to be missed. Simply select your dream location - be it an idyllic beach setting, a verdant island hideaway or the privacy of your villa to host an unforgettable gourmet dining experience and the dedicated Anantara team of chefs and butlers will take care of everything else.

    In-Villa Dining

    All day/all night, in-villa Dining at Anantara Kihavah is a fine-dining experience within the comfort of your villa or residence. Choose from an extensive menu featuring Western and Asian favorites.

  • Activities & Recreation

    Rediscover what it means to relax. Or, let the stunning island surroundings invigorate you with the resort's vast array of activities on offer. Sail through the earth's most stunning tropical paradise, where you can feel as though the waves belong only to you. Take up windsurfing on the placid lagoon. Dive into the unexplored world of marine life in the crystal-clear waters. Stroll through the markets of bustling Male', one of the world's most unique capital cities. Explore even more undiscovered islands. Days spent at Anantara Kihavah Villas can be as leisurely or as active as you choose.

    Dive Centre and Marine Lab

    A long-time magnet for scuba divers and snorkellers alike, the Maldives are home to a magnificent array of wildlife. A trip below the surface reveals an explosion of colour, from tropical fish to coral gardens. The Maldives are the only habitat where whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, appear all year round. You are likely to encounter these magnificent creatures up close at the protected dive site, just a short boat trip from the resort.

    Whatever your level of experience, Anantara's Dive Centre will make you feel at home under the waves. Enrol in a PADI certification course to earn a license recognised internationally, opening up a whole new world for your discovery. Or, for a leisurely afternoon of wildlife exploration, sign up for a Bubblemaker intro course. For more experienced divers, Anantara offers access and transport to a number of nearby reefs. Discuss with the dive master to customise your ideal dive excursion at one of the world's most fascinating diving destinations.

    Orientation Dives

    All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in the Maldives. The orientation dive consists of a dive on the nearby house reef or another local dive site with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you're ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications.

    PADI Diving Courses

    PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the largest and most well-respected diving association in the world. PADI instructors are well-trained and very knowledgeable, so you will always be in safe hands. Anantara's Dive Centre offers a number of PADI courses, from Open Water Diver certification for novices all the way to Rescue Diver for scuba experts. The Dive Centre will do their best to find a programme and instructor that fits your experience and goals. Small class sizes mean safe, comfortable and enjoyable lessons and no one could ask for a better or more beautiful classroom than the great Indian Ocean.

    Snorkelling

    Get up close to the exotic aquatic life of the Maldives at the leisurely pace of snorkeling. Be amazed at the tranquil, crystal clear waters of the island offering unrivalled opportunities to swim with the oceans most amazing creatures.

    Windsurfing, Kayaking & Canoeing

    Feel the wind in your hair as you windsurf across the wide open ocean. Go for a leisurely paddle or bring a picnic basket along and find a secluded spot in the sand for private lunch. Sit-atop kayaks, whether tandem or solo, transparent or solid, all are one of the best ways to experience the beauty of this Maldivian paradise at your own pace. Explore secluded beaches and hidden lagoons, or simply drift over the clear blue waters gazing at the marine life teeming below.

    Sailing

    Set sail in one of the world's most stunning marine destinations aboard a graceful catamaran or private yacht. Whether you are a sailing expert, or a novice explorer eager to soak up the sun and the sights and leave the steering to the skipper, an unforgettable sailing excursion can be customized to suit your taste.

    Big Game Fishing

    Fishing at a whole new level! Take a half-day excursion by speedboat where expert guides will show you how to reel in some of the sea's thriving sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahimahi and giant trevally. Bring your catch back with you and the chefs will be happy to prepare it as you wish or even teach you how to cook it yourself!

    Swimming

    Take a dip in the impressive infinity pool that seems to meld into the ocean horizon. Sunshine Butlers are on hand to cater to your every wish, from fresh fruit juices to cold towels, five-minute back massages and sunglasses cleaning. Find your personal soundtrack by borrowing one of the pool's iPods: from jazz to hip hop, each colour is loaded with a different style of music.

    Watersports available:

    ~ Scuba Diving (incl Nitrox)
    ~ Snorkelling
    ~ Water Skiing
    ~ Wake Boarding
    ~ Mono Skiing
    ~ Knee Boarding
    ~ Seabobs
    ~ Parasailing
    ~ Catamaran Sailing
    ~ Kite Surfing
    ~ Windsurfing
    ~ Kayaking
    ~ Canoeing

    Excursions

    Explore the pristine Maldives islands on one of the resort's wide choice of excursions, be it Reef or Big Game Fishing, visiting a desert island for the ultimate privacy, a fun snorkeling trip, discovering local culture on an island hopping tour, or joining the Bio Adventures in one off their Turtle Quests, Dolphin Discoveries, or Marine photo excursions. For the ultimate luxury, charter your own Private Yacht.

    Beach Sports

    String up the nets and break out the suntan lotion for a full range of beach sports and activities. Feel the sand between your toes as you ground the perfect spike in a beach volleyball tournament or knock a winning birdie over the badminton net. For a leisurely afternoon, bowl a set of petanque or challenge your partner to a table tennis match.

    Tennis

    Fine tune your forehand volley on the resort's tennis courts. Work up a sweat with a morning game of doubles and cool off with a jump in the pool and the rehydration of a freshly-squeezed tropical fruit juice.

    Yoga

    Draw inspiration from the beauty of your island surroundings with guided sessions in tranquil yoga, with group and private sessions available. Rediscover your inner harmony with gentle guided meditation and deep breathing exercises.

    Fitness

    A fully equipped gym with treadmills, free weights, bicycles and other strength-training and cardio equipment. Borrow an iPod filled with adrenaline-pumping workout tunes, or catch up with the news or the latest HBO movies while you work out in paradise.

    Cooking Class

    Whether you're eager to learn the secrets of the traditional Maldivian huni havaadhu curry or to grill the fresh tuna you caught this afternoon, the professional chefs at Plates will be pleased to take you under their wings and reveal a few kitchen tips and secrets. Just let them know what piques your culinary curiosity and the chefs will design a cooking lesson suited to your tastes.

    Kihavah Kids Club

    Open for children from the ages of 3 to 12, the Kihavah Kids Club has a full range of fun and enriching activities to keep young guests occupied. With their very own Kid's Club House and children's pool, the youngest guests will make new friends and enjoy their holiday just as much as their parents. Under the supervision of the Kids' Coordinator, children can take part in beach games, arts and crafts and an array of other activities to ensure they're always having fun - even when you're spending the afternoon at the spa or taking a diving lesson. Childcare services are also available.

    Library and Business Centre

    A quiet spot to enjoy a book or magazine. Check out the local interest section for background on the island's fauna, flora, history and culture. The library also provides computers with high-speed internet so you can keep up with business or catch up with friends.

    Meeting Facilities

    For meetings that surpass all expectations, schedule your next business retreat at Anantara Kihavah Villas. The four large meeting rooms feature a break-out pantry, Wi-Fi internet and a full range of audio visual equipment. The Business Centre staff is always on hand to smooth out the details.

    Facilities available:

    ~ Dive Center
    ~ Water Sports Center
    ~ Marine Lab
    ~ Swimming Pool
    ~ Fitness Center
    ~ Tennis Courts
    ~ Kids Club
    ~ Business Center
    ~ Library
    ~ Boutique

  • Anantara Spa

    Stroll across the jetty to 6 over-water treatment suites at Anantara Spa and reward yourself with the lavish attention of professional therapists. Experience soothing touch, delivered with luxuriant oils drawn from indigenous sources. Now that you are settled into the rhythms of a Maldivian paradise, take your senses to another level with therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments to balance and calm your spirit.

    Tune into the revitalizing rhythm of the greatest paradise on earth. Synchronize with nature at Anantara's Spa sanctuary, where island wellness is expressed through a revelation of coconut's generous healing benefits. Soak up unique reflections of local tradition in sublime luxury through diverse indigenous journeys, complemented by a range of eclectic worldly therapies that promote advanced holistic health.

    Spa Treatments

    Essence of Kihavah Signature Experience
    An invigorating ritual inspired by the healing powers of fresh island produce. This indigenous Signature Experience uses the freshest and most potent ingredients Kihavah Huravalhi Island has to offer, leaving you in an elevated state of complete bliss. Includes Floral Foot Ritual, Coconut & Lime Polish, Coconut & Ginger Body Cocoon, Kihavah Aroma Massage.

  • Environment Preservation

    The Maldivian Islands are one of nature's most beautiful treasures and Anantara Kihavah Villas is helping to keep it that way. As the lowest-lying nation in the world, the Maldives is extremely vulnerable to the effects of global warming. The diverse and fragile flora and fauna of the area are sensitive to the habits of human residents and visitors. That is why Anantara Kihavah Villas is a green-thinking resort. The Green Initiative is their way of helping to protect the natural beauty of Baa Atoll by lessening the impact the resort has on the environment.

    You'll notice that motorised water sports are not on offer, as they destroy the reefs and upset the rhythms of aquatic wildlife. The resident dive centre encourages divers to interact passively with the underwater world, in a way that is safe for both the diver and the marine life. Anantara Kihavah also makes an effort to reduce unnecessary packaging and waste and to use recycled materials wherever possible. The resort grows as much of their produce as possible onsite at the organic vegetable farm.

     

    Weddings

    The fantasy of a romantic Maldivian wedding celebration unravels in an array of momentous experiences at Anantara Kihavah Villas. Whether you're here to celebrate your vows, honeymoon in paradise or honor an anniversary, your dreams will come true at this idyllic island resort. Write your own Wedding story at Anantara Kihavah.

    Plan your ceremony on an exotic beach scene, as you cruise into blissful serenity, or perhaps you'd prefer to immerse yourselves in a kaleidoscope of Indian Ocean beauty. Anantara Kihavah offers Beach, Underwater, and Private Yacht Weddings, or their unique Wedding by Design which will recreate your own personal dream wedding scenario. Toast your love, whether new or decades old, with glasses of champagne that reflect hints of a fairytale sunset. Dine on a starlit beach, deserted island or in intimate ocean seclusion, as the resort team brings freshly caught seafood and discerning world flavours to conclude the rapturous celebrations.

     

    Coral Adoption Programme

    Beneath the shimmering waters that surround the island archipelago of the Maldives Baa Atoll region, a fragile world quietly rebuilds itself. Coral reefs, the most diverse type of marine habitat, protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Kihavah Villas and guard Kihavah Huravalhi Island's crystal-clear lagoon. They also support an astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre-looking molluscs. But for all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to extreme weather and sudden environmental changes. In June 2011, UNESCO declared the Baa Atoll a Biosphere Reserve.

    In its commitment to protect the environment, Anantara Kihavah Villas has initiated the Coral Adoption Programme, a long-term plan designed to share learning experiences with guests, accelerate the regeneration of coral growth in the atoll reef, and ultimately ensure the future of this unique Maldivian destination.

    During the construction of Anantara Kihavah Villas in November 2010, the resident Marine Biologist created coral gardens and attached coral to iron frames in the middle of the Over-Water Pool Villas, joining an arrangement that will resemble the in Anantara. Environmentally friendly and designed to promote the flow of water and nutrients, the frames are covered in sand to encourage coral to grow faster than it would naturally. This was done to prevent more damage to the Baa Atoll's fragile marine ecosystem.

    Participate in reef creation and contribute to the ongoing conservation effort at Anantara Kihavah Villas by adopting a coral frame. Take part in the Coral Adoption Programme by transplanting coral onto your frame with the help of the resident Marine Biologist in the shallow waters of the lagoon. This area is shallow enough to perform the operation with a mask and snorkel. Once the coral has been attached, the frame is moved to its new permanent home in the centre of the resort's Over-Water Pool Villas.

    Monitor the growth of your adopted coral frame online as Anantara's Marine Biologist uploads images on a regular basis. Or make a return trip to the resort to see how much the reef has grown. Observe it from the jetty or put on a pair of flippers and explore the lagoon by following an easy yet rewarding snorkelling trail.

     

    Celebrate your Wedding in Anantara Kihavah's unique underwater venue - Salt..

    Embrace your wedding dreams with a dazzling underwater fantasy, as the resort team embellishes your special day from start to finish with an unrivalled blend of ocean experiences. Encase yourselves in a whirlwind cocoon of romance as you descend to the underwater restaurant and wine cellar, to be encircled by a panorama of marine life swimming peacefully all around.

     

  • Wonderful Trip

    Thank you so so so much for your help and all my family would like to thank you for your help organising this wonderful trip! Looking forward to work with you on future trips. What places other than the Maldives do you recommend?

     

    Great Location

    You chose a great location for us… Thanks..

     

    Amazing Vacation

    Dear all, Thanks a lot - we had a really amazing vacation! Pls kindly note that our next vacation will be to Mauritius and Seychelles. Hope you will asist me with the same level hotel like Anantara Kihavah!

     

    Anantara Kihavah is Great

    Thank you for your kind hospitality and all your efforts. Anantara Kihavah is great and everyone is having a good time.

     

    Amazing Experience

    Missing Maldives already! We're absolutely satisfied with our trip to Maldives, what a very amazing experience! Would love to visit Maldives again, thinking about next year, also this time will bring my two kids along :).. I bet they also will love it! Will spread the words about Maldives and Blu Maldives to our circle of friends and family. Thanks again for providing the good service to ensure our holiday went smoothly.

     

    Beautiful Resort

    We are still mesmerized by our time at Anantara Kihavah. We really enjoyed our time there and we couldn't thank you enough for recommending us such a beautiful resort. The people are very nice and friendly, and we are really fond of some of them there. Really truly amazing 1st time experience in Maldives.

     

Rooms & Suites

Set on Anantara Kihavah's glorious white beaches or stilted above the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, each of the impressive villas is complete with its own private pool, complimentary cable internet connection, luxurious surroundings, and touches of island beauty. Moroccan and Indian influences blend harmoniously with the calm, open surroundings, creating a unique style and warmth.

• Private swimming pool • Wooden balcony with relaxation space • King size beds • Pillow menu available • Expansive seating and lounging areas • His & Hers wardrobe space • Open air bathroom, indoor shower, outdoor bath and rain shower • Bathrobes and slippers • iPod docking station • Satellite TV with LCD screen • BOSE surround sound system • High-speed internet access • In-suite bar, wine chiller and espresso machine

Three Bedroom Presidential Beach Residence

This one of a kind palatial sanctuary takes the ultimate island lifestyle to a whole new level. Edging 76 metres of powdery sands, 2,736 square metres of decadent space is imaginatively divided, including three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two private infinity-edge pools, two separate Jacuzzi pools, a spacious living hall, a semi-outdoor message

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Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence

Positioned for prime sunset views and perfect for families, the impressive 861 sqm Two-Bedroom Over-Water Pool Residence, decorated in tranquil blues and greens with polished timber interiors, includes an expansive living room prefaced by a foyer with seating area, two private pools with outdoor daybeds and over-water dining pavilion complete

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Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

Discover a Maldivian hideaway brought to life with Indian and Moroccan decorative accents. Walk barefoot over cool marble floors out to the palm-shaded swinging daybed by the side of your private infinity pool. Soak in the sunken tub of the partially open-air bathroom or refresh under your indoor and outdoor rain showers. With 785 sqm

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Over Water Pool Villa

Ease into your personal sanctuary over the Indian Ocean in Anantara's 259 sqm Over-Water Pool Villas. Enjoy spacious interiors and high ceilings of whitewashed, groove-lined timber. Take a refreshing dip in your private pool, or swing without a care in the world on a hammock suspended over the sparkling ocean. Sink into the day beds of the

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Family Beach Pool Villa

The 412 sqm Family Beach Pool Villas are a haven of relaxation for small groups of friends or families - they include an additional interconnecting bedroom, providing plenty of space for you and your loved ones. The master bedroom with a sumptuous king size bed features a bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, alongside an open air bathtub

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Beach Pool Villa

Revel in your own private escape directly on the beach, in the 258 sqm Beach Pool Villas, featuring a private infinity pool. Rooms are complemented with Thai silks, rich earthy colors and elegant wooded accents and are complete with an oversized bed dressed in Egyptian cotton with a pillow selected from the luxurious "bedding by design" menu.

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