Kanuhura Maldives Best Experience for: Couples, Families, Beach, Diving
GPS coordinates: 5° 31′ 50.35″N, 73° 30′ 18.74″E
There is nothing more magical than being whisked away by private seaplane to the serene shores of Kanuhura Maldives, an island paradise wrapped in the bright hues of a turquoise blue sea and a never-ending sky.
Kanuhura Maldives is a welcoming island retreat, a unique all-villa resort where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated. The island setting is breathtaking and provides a beautiful, tropical backdrop for a world of easygoing elegance, blissfully free of schedules, routines and cares.
Kanuhura Maldives is a very private hideaway with a wide range of relaxations, activities, sports, restaurants and bars. Close by are some of the world’s best diving sites, with the outer reef dropping down nearly 2,000 meters.
Accommodation in Kanuhura Maldives
Enchanting and natural private villas, over the water or on the beach, have all the discreet luxuries and freedoms of modernity -personal villa hosts and the most sensuous bathrooms, semi-open to the sky. On 15 October 2005, the resort emerged from an extensive four-month refurbishment, with Water Villas completely renovated and Beach Villas enhanced using natural materials that blend seamlessly with the stunning natural landscape.
Kanuhura offers 95 Villas and Grand Villas in five different types of accommodation, each surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of the Indian Ocean, and each catering to the individual needs and desires of guests.
The Beach Bungalows, nestled into lush greenery, has direct access to the beach all the way to the glittering lagoon, are available on both sides of the island, towards the sunset or sunrise. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Room Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults;
Beach Villas – The expansive Beach Villas are located on the Eastern side of the island, with direct access to the expanding turquoise lagoon, provides comfort and space to relax and unwind in privacy while soaking in the first rays of sun in the morning. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults;
Beach Pool Villa – Witness the famous Maldivian sunset, while lounging in your private Beach Pool Villa garden with plunge pool. From the bedroom, the deck leads directly to the beautiful outside, where the natural greenery fringes the path to the wide beach and the Indian Ocean. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults;
Grand Beach Villas are the largest villas. With two bedrooms, two large bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath, living room, dining table, veranda and a wide beachfront, the suites offer a ‘home-away-from-home’, especially for long-staying guests (280m2). The private garden area, equipped with veranda and lounges, reaches to the beach and the lagoon, facing the peaceful Maldivian sunrise. The separate, spacious bathrooms connect to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 4 adults and 4 children or 2 adults and 6 children;
Grand Beach Pool Villa – The lavish Grand Beach Pool Villa is an excellent choice for travelling families or companions, offering privacy in two bedroom units, accessible by separate entrance areas but connected by the modern and spacious living room opening to the outdoors, with the generous veranda and private pool, facing the sunset. The separate, spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 4 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 4 children;
Retreat Beach Pool Villa – A true haven with private plunge pool, direct access to the beach and sparkling lagoon, sheltered with a privacy wall, is the Retreat Beach Pool Villa, located on the Eastern side of the island. The extra spacious outdoors provides double day beds and a gazebo as well as sun lounges. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults;
Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa – The ultimate privacy is guaranteed by this luxurious Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa, surrounded by a privacy wall and with two separate bedroom units. Connected by the spacious outdoor garden with plunge pool and plenty of lounge facilities, this retreat is ideal for families with older kids or friends travelling together. The separate, spacious bathrooms open to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 4 adults and 4 children, 2 adults and 6 children;
Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa – A luxury retreat in family setting: three bedrooms (two interconnecting and one separate) with adjacent bathrooms, a spacious living room and a generous outdoor garden with private veranda and pool, all sheltered by a privacy wall. The separate, spacious bathrooms open to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 6 Adults and 2 Children or 4 adults and 4 children. Max Room Capacity: 8 persons;
Sanctuary Pool Villa – An authentic sanctuary to hideaway and unwind within the natural beauty of the Maldives, the sea just a few steps away, secluded for utmost privacy. The Sanctuary Villa provides space for the whole family with three bedrooms, a spacious living and dining room and plenty of outdoor space with a picturesque private pool in the middle of the wooden veranda with bar and live-cooking facilities. Two of the three spacious bathrooms are connected to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 6 Adults and 2 Children or 4 adults and 4 children;
Water Villas are stretched out on the water, set along sun-bleached wooden pontoons. With private sundecks and steps that lead down into the water, each Water Villa offers guests direct access to the lagoon (125m2).
Water Villas with Pool – The exclusive Water Pool Villas are located at the edge of the timber walkway, suspended on stilts into the turquoise lagoon on the Eastern side of Kanuhura. The private sundeck is extended into an overwater plunge pool and hammocks, providing the ultimate Maldivian experience. From the deck, the wooden stairs lead directly into the turquoise lagoon with the coral garden to explore just a few meters away. The Water Pool Villas have an additional living room with library, featuring selected books and the spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air bathtub and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults;
Dining in Kanuhura Maldives
A Mano – Ideally situated on Kanuhura’s powder-white beach and surrounded by idyllic tropical scenery with picture-perfect views of the ocean, A Mano provides diners with an unparalleled casual dining experience either inside the beautiful restaurant or outside under the palm trees. Here, diners are taken on a sensory journey with extraordinary live cooking stations and themed buffets which are sure to dazzle even the most discerning epicures with a host of magnificent dishes that range from the exotic to the familiar.
The Chef’s Herb Garden offers gourmet gypsetters an extraordinary private culinary experience surrounded by gentle candlelight in Kanuhura’s magnificent herb garden. This exclusive venue allows guests to celebrate a special occasion—or simply enjoy a unique experience—in style under the exceptional Maldivian night sky in this private oasis. At the heart of this unconventional dining experience is a specifically tailored, seasonal set menu that centres on beautifully prepared dishes that are sure to be no less than extraordinary.
Bottega – Delectable, satisfying and undeniably moreish, each of the masterfully created Italian dishes at Bottega are made with beautifully fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Immerse yourself in the tantalising flavours of Italy with unparalleled Mediterranean dishes, wonderfully simple, yet sublime, salads, mouthwatering pastas and gourmet pizzas that are sure to have you coming back for more. Pair any of the meals with one of the exceptional imported wines from the wine cellar for a truly phenomenal culinary experience.
Veli Café – Set on a deck above the beach, this is one of the most romantic spots on the island. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner. Open for lunch and dinner.
Drift – Savour a day of barefoot frivolity on Jehunuhura as you make the most of the signature cocktails and delicious grilled fare at Drift. Make the most of a day spent in paradise; enjoy a lazy lunch at Drift, unwind on the sunbeds under the palm trees and immerse yourself in the topaz-blue water as you enjoy the serenity of this magical place where the cocktails are sublime and the food is spectacular.
Deli – Sometimes the quintessential, carefree island lifestyle calls for a simple, light lunch or a sneaky sweet treat instead of a full, lavish sit-down meal. That’s why Kanuhura has an exceptional Deli that serves up everything from healthy drinks, delicious light lunches, freshly-baked treats and ice cream to aromatic teas, coffees and artisanal picnic baskets for the ultimate languid lunch enjoyed in a special spot on the magical tropical island.
In-Villa Dining caters for breakfast, light snacks, romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of guests’ villas or at various locations on the island. Available 24-hours.
Weddings and Honeymoons in Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura Maldives is already one of the most romantic settings in the world, and the resort and its staff do their utmost to make every couple’s special day completely unique and special. With the resort’s spectacular setting, the celebration can only be magical. Couples have a choice of two styles of wedding in different venues, and they need only to express their wishes to the resort Wedding Coordinator who will create the wedding of their dreams.
It should be noted that this is a ceremonial, rather than legal, wedding: couples exchange vows in front of a Maldivian Master of Ceremonies and celebrate with the feast of their choice. Photography and video packages can be arranged upon request.
Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa is one of the largest Asian-style spas in the Maldives, with beautifully designed wooden interiors creating a sanctuary for relaxation and overall wellness. Set in its own lavish pavilion and featuring beautifully designed wooden interiors, Kanuhura Spa houses eight beautifully appointed treatment rooms complete with private outdoor garden shower, half of which are designed for couples to have side-by-side therapies. Spa products are specially blended with fragrant essential oils of flowers, spices, herbs, fruits and plants from all over the world.
Treatment bookings can be made at the Kanuhura Spa reception upon arrival or by contacting the resort in advance.
Sports and Activities in Kanuhura Maldives
Long a favorite destination for generations of travelers seeking the ultimate escape, Kanuhura’s relaxed and welcoming ambience allows for moments of spontaneous fun and adventure.
Close to some of the world’s finest diving sites, scuba and snorkeling enthusiasts explore shipwrecks and coral reefs. Others fall into a state of bliss at the award-winning Spa, renowned for its Southeast Asia-influenced treatments.
From sublime pursuits of yoga, guests revel in the chilled-out and adventurous spirit of Kanuhura.
Room amenities: air-conditioning, safe, ceiling fan, satellite television, DVD and stereo, player, IDD telephone, ADSL internet, in-villa, bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, smoke detectors, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky.
General: 24-hour reception, newly weds’ apartment, air conditioner, for non-smokers, dedicated smoking area, express registration, luggage storage room, restaurant, swim-up bar, family rooms, beach bar, a la carte restaurants, Beach front, Beach, Pool/beach towels
Entertainment and sports: billiards, children playground, fitness centre, table tennis, tennis court, children’s swimming pool, mini club
Services: transport from/to the airport, breakfast room service, Wi-Fi Internet
Paid services: beauty parlour, hairdressing parlour, SPA centre, massage, telephone and fax, washing service, shops, babysitting, tennis court, diving, all kinds of water sports, business centre , conference hall, tennis rackets and balls, transport from/to the airport, Fishing
Kanuhura Maldives is located on the eastern rim of Lhaviyani Atoll, on its own private island. The island measures approximately 1000 meters in length and 200 meters in width, with a north-south orientation.
Travel is by seaplane and is about 40 minutes from the international airport at the Maldives capital, Male. The seaplanes privately run by Maldivian Air Taxi Services, operate a schedule to accommodate international arrivals and departures. A private waiting lounge is available for guests of Kanuhura Maldives.
Distance from downtown area: Male’130 km
Distance from airport: Male’ (MLE)130 km
Reception desk hours
From: 00:00 o’clock
To: 24:00 o’clock
Hotel policy: Free Wi-Fi, Pets are not allowed.
Policy about booking cancellation: .
Check-in from: 14:00 o’clock
Check-out until: 12:00 o’clock
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