Discover the stars and the sea in the Maldives

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Discover the stars and the sea in the Maldives

Discover the sky at night with Anantara Kihavah. Introducing SKY – the Maldives’ very first over water observatory housing the most powerful telescope in the region. With the Maldives’ located just above the equator and with non-polluted skies; both hemisphere’s stars are clearly visible from Anantara Kihavah, and their latest island offering is well and truly out of this world.


Anantara Kihavah redefines luxury, giving guests the time and opportunity to experience what they have always wondered. Unveiling the new SKY, the Maldives’ only over water observatory combined with a unique luxury cocktail bar, a resident story-telling Sky Guru and housing the most powerful telescope in the region, gaze on the stars as you sip Champagne and revel in the majesty of life.


The SKY lounge is a panoramic lounge perched over the lagoon, featuring raw timber and soft lighting throughout. Laze on the oversized daybeds on the terrace, indulge in scrumptious creative tapas and a sip of island signature cocktail, all accompanied by the Indian Ocean sunset; this is the perfect place to wind down at the end of every day.


The custom-built Ash-dome observatory sits on the roof deck of the Sky Bar surrounded by nothing but open skies and the ocean waves below. The only observatory in the Maldives houses a research-grade 16″ Meade LX200 telescope mounted on a super-giant field tripod. Remote controlled with 360 degrees movement, the powerful telescope opens up a whole new world of wonder.


Sky Guru Shameem shares his passion and expertise of the constellations in weekly stargazing experiences. Sip Champagne or lay back on a circular daybed with the sky above, and let the resident astronomer guide you through.


In addition to fabulously clear skies, summer is a great time to visit the Maldives as the rates are a fraction of what they were during peak season and all the best offers are out. Its also the best time of the year for swimming with manta rays, whale shark spotting and surfing. Anantara Kihavah is located in Baa Atoll and offers the perfect opportunity to watch the manta ray feeding frenzy.


Get up to 30% off your Maldives holiday at Anantara Kihavah, plus get a free upgrade to Full Board when you book with Planet Dive Holidays before the end of the month. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and enjoy the fabulous seas and stars of the Maldives on your next dive holiday!