ANANTARA KIHAVAH DIVING HOLIDAYS

ANANTARA KIHAVAH IN MALDIVES

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Why you'll love Diving with Anantara Kihavah!

  • On the doorstep of Hanifaru Bay - a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve with some of the most treasured reefs
  • A one-of-a-kind over and underwater dining experience with the resort's four restaurants
  • All villas boast a private pool, indulgent touches of island beauty and complimentary WiFi

Overview Anantara Kihavah

Enjoying a prime location in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll island archipelago and on the doorstep of Hanifaru Bay, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is the perfect place from which to explore the underwater world of the Indian Ocean. Set on Kihavah Huravalhi, one of the most pristine Maldivian islands, the resort is 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, an unforgettable experience in itself as the plane flies over a string of glowing coral islands and Maldives resorts amidst turquoise waters.

79 spacious private pool villas, ranging from 260 to 2,730 square meters, are either poised over the water with sweeping ocean views or nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach.

Snorkel some of the world’s most treasured reefs within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, explore uninhabited islands encircled by abundant reefs home to turtles, eels and beautiful coral formations, or cruise in solitude into a tapestry of unimaginable colours to a glorious Maldivian sunset.

At Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas guests are treated to a host of dining options across various world cuisines. The quartet of restaurants Sea. Fire. Salt. Sky offers a one-of-a-kind over and underwater dining experience. From a mythical escape into the depths of the ocean to reaching for the sky at the rooftop bar, the Indian Ocean unfolds before your eyes in four different ways.

Accommodation At Anantara Kihavah

On your very own stretch of stunning white beach or poised over turquoise water, all of Anantara Kihavah’s luxury villas boast a private pool, indulgent touches of island beauty and complimentary WiFi, to offer you breathtaking accommodation at what is considered one of the best Maldives resorts in this tropical getaway.

All rooms feature king sized beds with the finest cotton and a pillow menu, expansive bathrooms with outdoor shower, bath and rain shower, his and hers walk-in dressing rooms, a private swimming pool and sundeck, a daybed, dining pavilion, complimentary high speed wireless internet access, an iPod docking station, satellite TV with LCD screen and DVD player, a selection of reading materials and board games, and in-suite bar, wine chiller, espresso machine and tea making facilities and your very own villa host.

Beach Pool Villa
Breakfast in bed at one of these villas in the Maldives is served with a stunning view of the sun rising over endless sparkling waters. Indulge in a sunken bath for two over a shallow pond at the end of a bathroom open to the stars. Soak in the sun on a lounger that hovers over a private infinity pool. The 258 square metre Beach Pool Villas are nestled directly on the sand and are complemented with Thai silks, rich earthy colours and elegant wooded accents. Sail into a good night's sleep aboard an oversized bed dressed in Egyptian cotton with a pillow selected from the luxurious "bedding by design" menu. From Bose sound system and wine chiller, to iPod docking and espresso machine, these Maldives Pool Villas offer every luxury of design and comfort.
Sunset Beach Pool Villa
A fabulous choice for those seeking the best view while staying at this award-winning leading beach resort in the Maldives. Offering all the luxuries of a Beach Pool Villa yet in a prime location to enjoy dramatic Maldivian sunset skies across Baa Atoll right outside your pool villa. Through the front door you enter the spacious hallway equipped with a minibar, wine fridge and refreshment facilities. Leading directly into the bedroom and across the hardwood deck to a private pool and then feeling the cool white sand between your toes, this is the last stop before you dip into the iconic blue Indian Ocean leading to a spectacular house reef for snorkelling. These tropical Maldivian pool villas each boast dramatic bathrooms with water features.
Over Water Pool Villa
From your private pool villa in the Maldives take in the horizon, catch sightings of turtles in the lagoon and dolphins in the Indian Ocean. Glide down steps leading directly from your private sundeck to the sparkling turquoise lagoon. Bright, open rooms are filled with colourful island influences and the sweet fragrance of the tropics. With his and her walk-in wardrobes, wine chillers, private pools and sun decks with views of the unending ocean, the Over Water Pool Villas are built out of groove-lined timber, with high ceilings and hardwood floors. Indulge in a peerless overwater luxury experience unravelling over 259 square metres where you feel at one with the ocean.
Sunset Over Water Pool Villa
Experience the enchantment of over water living while watching the sky transcend from blue to pink to red and dark blue when staying in some of the most sought after pool villas in the Maldives. Revel in the seclusion from the deck of your overwater villa, soak up the dazzling views from your private pool and admire the drama of a changing sky to Maldivian sunset colours. The bathroom features a sunken glass-bottom bathtub revealing absorbing views of the sparkling ocean below as well as beyond the adjacent infinity edge pool. Take in the horizon, catch sightings of turtles in the lagoon and dolphins in the Indian Ocean from your private sundeck or glide from the pool to the ocean down steps leading directly into the inviting Indian Ocean waters.
Family Beach Pool Villa
One of the finest Maldives family resorts in the region, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas maintains spacious Family Beach Pool Villas which are ideal for a luxury family getaway, with 412 square metres of comfortable accommodation for two adults and up to three young children. The master bedroom with a sumptuous king size bed features a bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, alongside an open-air bathtub that is sunken into a shallow pond. The second bedroom features twin single beds and a daybed, and adjoins the second bathroom with both a semi-indoor and outdoor shower. Both bedrooms open onto the generous sun deck, where families can relax on loungers, share a meal in the open-sided dining pavilion, and play in the infinity edge pool that extends out to a white powdery beach.
Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence
Walk barefoot over cool marble floors out to the palm-shaded swinging daybed by the side of your private infinity pool. As one of the best Maldives five star resorts at Anantara Kihavah you can discover new meanings of ‘refresh' under the cascade of your indoor and outdoor rain showers, or soak in the sunken tub of the partially open air bathroom. With 785 square metres of space, an oversized king master bedroom, a double queen guest bedroom as well as a separate living room, Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residences are an ideal choice among Maldives beach hotels for families and small groups. A stay in a Kihavah residence also includes the service of a 24-hour butler whose sole aim is to make your stay at Anantara flawlessly unforgettable.
Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence
A true Maldivian oasis. Decorated in tranquil blues and greens with polished timber interiors, these Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residences boast outdoor daybeds, an expansive living room and 861 square metres of space making them an ideal choice for those interested in a luxurious water villa in the Maldives. Enjoy a private sunset dinner in your over-water dining pavilion - a shadow sweeping below your feet as a graceful manta ray passes under the sea view glass in the floor. Depend upon your faithful butler, exclusive to each of our premier Maldives overwater bungalows, on hand 24 hours a day to fulfill your heart's desires. When the moon rises, take a midnight dip in your private pool with a bottle from the wine chiller, and revel in the stunning beauty of your own island paradise.
Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence
One of a kind and the pinnacle of beachside living with ultimate privacy for families and small groups, this spacious residence comfortably accommodates up to six adults and six children or nine adults and features an inviting indoor and outdoor living space. Three bedrooms, each with en-suite outdoor bathrooms, offer secluded retreats with branded amenities and a spacious walk-in closet. Interiors blend modern conveniences with a fresh, contemporary take on classic Maldivian charm that balances elegant designer fabrics and furnishings against global accents sourced from Thailand, India and Morocco. The Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence also features a connecting door, to an adjoining Beach Pool Villa, increasing the total accommodation option to four bedrooms, perfect for extended family and friends travelling together for an additional two guests. Keeping in the Kihavah spirit, these rooms offer breathtaking views from the beach and refreshing sea breezes.
Edging powdery sands, 1050 square metres of secluded space is imaginatively divided. The central villa with lounge, dining and butler kitchen areas, opens onto covered verandas and expansive gardens that lead to the beach and lagoon. A shaded sala, a large pool and jacuzzi, as well as al fresco dining pavilion and a BBQ station offer spectacular vantage points from which enjoy private outdoor terrace or beach dining day and night. With palm-shaded hammocks and beachside loungers, this three-bedroom Maldivian beach residence offers a slice of exotic paradise steps away from the ocean's edge and serviced by a personal villa host on hand 24 hours a day.

Dining At Anantara Kihavah

Dine amidst angelfish darting through ocean blue. Fiery cuisine and the freshest of seafood. The hues of a Maldivian sunset reflected in tropical cocktails. Experience unique experiences of dining in Maldives luxury as you explore the island’s array of gastronomic journeys, whether underwater, on the beach, or in the privacy of your villa.

From a mythical escape into the depths of the ocean to reaching for the sky at the rooftop bar, the Indian Ocean unfolds before your eyes in four different ways. Family meal times in paradise are deliciously rewarding, with an invitation for children under 12 years to dine with compliments from the children’s menu (except at SEA restaurant).

SEA

Experience the world's first underwater wine cellar and one of only a few underwater restaurants. Prepare to be amazed as a brilliant array of sea life swim, dart and dance before your eyes. The international gourmet menu accompanied with a choice of wines spanning nine decades is truly world class and paired by the resident Wine Guru.

FIRE

The atmosphere is communal and theatrical in the Teppanyaki lounge with a dome ceiling reaching for the sky and a chef that invites the guests to flip an egg and catch it mid-air - a sure fire hit with the children. Menu highlights include 550-day grain fed Wagyu from the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan, certified Angus beef tenderloin and jumbo grilled prawns.

SALT

Asian inspired, red snapper or tender lamb cooked to perfection on a Himalayan salt block, offering unique depth and complexity of flavours. The open air kitchen sizzles with activity while you sit back and enjoy the warm sea breeze beneath an open thatched roof. The resident Salt Sommelier will pair your dish with the perfect seasoning and open your eyes to the fascinating and surprisingly nuanced world of salt.

SKY

Light bites, tropical concoctions, cool beers and wines in the afternoon. As the evening unfolds, relax at this mellow rooftop bar with a selection of shisha flavours, cocktails and liqueurs, including our very own Kihavah Island Tea blending Indian Ocean white rum and Arak with lychee, peach and squeezed lemon lightened with a dash of Earl Grey Tea.

Plates

Start the day with a refreshing breakfast that promises something for every taste. From light yoghurts and fresh fruits to Champagne, soft cheese and eggs made just the way you like them. Relax and enjoy the ocean breeze while we serve your first coffee and fruit juice of the day. Return for a candlelit dinner, savouring a tantalising buffet selection of Maldivian seafood and bold flavours.

Manzaru

Spend sunny days at the pool bar and restaurant while enjoying one of the longest pools in the Maldives, with attentive Sunshine Butlers serving you an array of exotic juices, Mediterranean salads and fresh pastas – as well as to hand you fruit skewers and cold towels. The evening comes alive with the finest Italian fare, comprising a gourmet experience of regional specialities and a fine selection of Mediterranean olive oils.

Dining by Design

As the day slowly drifts away with the setting sun, indulge in the ultimate romantic dining journey. For your personalised experience, a specially devised menu is prepared by a personal chef and served at a table for two, whether on an isolated sandbank in the Indian Ocean or the deck of a private yacht – anywhere of your choosing.

Watersports At Anantara Kihavah

The limitless horizon of water inspires most guests to get their feet wet. Anantara Kihavah offers a range of activities to get you on, in and under the water, whether sailing a boat, casting a fishing line or exploring a long-lost shipwreck or brilliant reefs 30 metres below the sea.

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. 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.

Big Game Fishing

Cast it out and reel it on in - you've probably been fishing before, but never in a setting like this. Take a half-day excursion on the speedboat to reap the bounty of the plentiful Indian Ocean and take part in a local past-time. The expert guides will show you how to reel in some of the sea's thriving sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi and giant trevally.

Bring your catch back with you and the chefs will be happy to prepare it as you wish, or teach you how to cook it yourself, for a uniquely do-it-yourself seafood supper.

Canoeing

Grab your most trusted paddling partner and take out one of the canoes for an afternoon spin on the lagoon. Bring a picnic basket along and find a secluded spot in the sand for private lunch, or work on your tan as you glide over the waters and explore the island from afar.

Kayaking

Enjoy a tranquil morning of gliding around the lagoon, or pick up the speed and find a fun new way to get your afternoon workout. Sit-atop kayaks, whether tandem or solo, transparent or solid, are one of the best ways to experience the beauty of our 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

Sailing has long been an integral part of the sea-faring culture of the Maldives. At Anantara, you are invited to take the once-in-a-lifetime chance to set sail in one of the world's most stunning marine destinations aboard a graceful catamaran or private yacht. Whether you are a sea-hardened sailing expert, ready to embark on a solo voyage into the horizon, or a novice landlubber, eager to soak up the sun and the sights and leave the steering to the skipper, customised excursions are suited to your tastes.

Snorkelling

Play among the manta rays or watch a clownfish darting through his sea anemone. Spot a whale shark lurking in the shallows. Borrow a pair of fins and a snorkel to get up close to the exotic aquatic life of the Maldives without the weight of a scuba tank. The tranquil, crystal clear waters of the island offer unrivalled opportunities for fish viewing.

Windsurfing

Skip along the glassy surface of the ocean, the breeze whipping through your hair, your heart pounding. Windsurfing is the closest you can get to flying, with you feet still planted firmly on the ground - or rather, on the water! With all the power of the wind behind you, and your expert instructors showing you the way, you'll be skimming across the mirror-like surface of the lagoon in no time.

Other Activities At Anantara Kihavah

Rediscover what it means to relax. Or, let the stunning island surroundings invigorate you with an array of Maldives resort activities. 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 Maldives Villas can be as leisurely or as active as you choose.

The setting is tranquil, but recreation and fun are always close by. Every day, Anantara features a range of organised and do-it-yourself activities in the gorgeous surrounds of one of the leading 5-star hotels in Maldives for both business and leisure.
Bask on the edge of infinity beside an outdoor pool that seems to meld into the ocean horizon. More than just a place to swim a few laps, the Kihavah pool is a true refuge of relaxation. The 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.
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.
Draw inspiration from the beauty of your island surroundings with guided sessions in tranquil yoga. Join a group lesson or arrange for a private session to perfect your warrior pose. You can also rediscover your inner harmony with gentle guided meditation and deep breathing exercises.
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 pétanque or challenge your partner to a table tennis match.
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.
With treadmills, free weights, bicycles and other strength-training and cardio equipment, you can keep up your fitness routine, even on holiday. Borrow an iPod filled with adrenaline-pumping workout tunes, or catch up with the news or the latest HBO movies while you burn some serious calories.
The resort is also home to the Maldives' very first over water observatory housing the most powerful telescope in the region. 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.

For The Family

Children’s Club

Welcome to “Thiththi Boli” which means “Beautiful Shells”. It’s a great escape from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm for kids from 3 years to 11 years while mum and dad are doing “grown-up things”.

Here you will meet Little Hermie and his friends Mishell, Cookie Crab, Captain Red Claw and much more as we explore everything there is to do on our island. Make new friends, explore new places and get crafty with our qualified child supervisors. Every day of the week has a different theme and is like an adventure playground.

Children’s Menu

Our restaurants feature a delicious range of child-friendly dishes to ensure that our younger diners are satisfied by their favourites each and every meal time.

Babysitting

For children 3 months and older, our babysitting service allows parents to enjoy precious time alone in between our many family-friendly experiences. At Anantara Kihavah Villas our professional babysitters are trained in First Aid and CPR, with experience in safely entertaining and taking care of little ones. Please note that there is an hourly fee for babysitting services and a maximum of two children per babysitter.

Family Cinema Under the Stars

For a memorable family night, the private alfresco cinema screenings amidst the coconut palms come with a sofa big enough for the whole family. Choose your film in advance from family-friendly favourites, golden oldies to the most recent blockbusters and watch them together on a big screen with popcorn, chocolate dipped strawberries and more!

Muay Thai Boxing

Anantara Kihavah’s child-friendly coach turns Thailand’s indigenous martial art form into a playful activity to keep the little ones fit, motivated and full of energy. Muay Thai is also a great family bonding experience and exercise to develop coordination, strength, flexibility and endurance.

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