Enjoying a prime location in the Maldives' Baa Atoll island archipelago and on the doorstep of Hanifaru Bay, Anantara Kihavah 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 Male International Airport, an unforgettable experience in itself as the plane flies over a string of glowing coral islands 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 Villas guests are treated to a host of dining options across various world cuisines. Our 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.
Anantara Kihavah Villas key features:
80 beach and over water pool villas
6 dining and entertainment options
Award-winning underwater restaurant and wine cellar
Fitness centre, tennis court, volleyball, badminton, chess, billiards, resort bicycles and swimming pool
Resident Medical Doctor
Elements water sports, dive centre and coral adoption
Children's club and children's activities
Spice Spoons - Anantara cooking school
Over water Anantara Spa
Yoga and meditation classes
Map & Location
Encircled by mystic lagoons and unspoiled crystal shores, Anantara Dhigu Maldives is a heavenly sanctuary on a secluded paradise island with an abundance of luxury amenities. The resort is located on the rim of a tranquil turquoise lagoon, around which sits two other resorts providing an array of dining options.
Travel to the Maldives is simple with regular scheduled flights from around the world landing in Male International Airport daily. Once you touch down, Anantara Dhigu Maldives beach resorts speedboat service will bring you to the resort in a quick 35-minute boat ride.
The resort is located 21 km south of Male International Airport, on a private island and accessible 24 hours by speedboat transfer. Your journey begins with 35-minute scenic speedboat ride along the coast of Male and across the turquoise Indian Ocean waters. Our airport representative will greet you upon immigration and customs clearance at the airport to guide you to our lounge and comfortable speedboats.
Villas / Accommodation
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 our luxury Maldives hotel.
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 Villas you can...
West-facing over water villas offer the perfect stage for romance. Dine on your veranda with the open ocean before you, your meal served in the comfort of your villa in the Maldives. Toast the moment ...
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 ...
Prepare local delicacies in our cooking class with the guidance of our master chef.
Engage with the rich and diverse Maldivian culture through an immersive cooking class. With a myriad of influences from trading nations, Maldivian food is a delight to experience.
Or choose a menu of Thai dishes to perfect a fiery curry or spicy salad. Learn skills to impress friends back home from our friendly and talented chefs.
Choose your preferred dishes for a tailored class using local ingredients. Enjoy your creations with a glass of wine, appreciating the natural beauty of your surrounds. Leave with your newfound skills, recipes, a certificate and Spice Spoons memorabilia.
Private dining moments or friendly gatherings catered for in your villa or residence
Choose to dine in your villa or dining pavilion any time you like. Whether breakfast for the family before a day's excursion or a picnic lunch by the pool, opt for a time that suits you. A selection of favourites is available, and special requests are catered for too.
Make an occasion of dinner with friends as you watch fishes swim by your deck or unwind with a casual get-together in your private sala.
Dining By Design
A perfect combination of romance and gourmet food
Embrace a culinary journey tailored to your desires with a signature Anantara experience Dining by Design.
Natural torches light the way to your beautifully set table on an isolated sandbank. A pristine white tablecloth shimmers gently in the breeze. Let our expert chef prepare carefully crafted Maldivian and fusion cuisine with the freshest local and organic ingredients.
Or step aboard a private yacht to set sail on the Indian Ocean. As sunset approaches, dine on gourmet fare with your loved one with a paintbox of colours streaking the sky. Add a fine wine from our award-winning wine cellar to complement the meal.
Devise your perfect menu along with the chef and be served in your choice of location by a private butler.
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 our resident Wine Guru.
The atmosphere is communal and theatrical in our 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.
Asian inspired, red snapper or tender lamb cooked to perfection on a Himalayan salt block, offering unique depth and complexity of flavors. The open air kitchen sizzles with activity while you sit back and enjoy the warm sea breeze beneath an open-thatched roof. Our resident Salt Sommelier will pair your dish with the perfect seasoning and open your eyes to the fascinating and surprisingly nuanced world of salt.
Light bites, tropical concoctions, cool beers and wines in the afternoon. As the evening unfolds, relax at our 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.
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 tantalizing buffet selection of Maldivian seafood and bold flavours.
Spend sunny days at our 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 specialties and a fine selection of Mediterranean olive oils.
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 our speedboat to reap the bounty of the plentiful Indian Ocean and take part in a local past-time. Our 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 our 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.
Grab your most trusted paddling partner and take out one of our 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.
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 has long been an integral part of the sea-faring culture of the Maldives. At Anantara, we invite you to take the once-in-a-lifetime chance to set sail in one of the world's most stunning marine destinations aboard a graceful catamarans or our 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, we can customise an excursion suited to your tastes.
Play among the manta rays or watch a clownfish darting through his sea anemone. 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.
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.
Stroll across the jetty to 6 over-water treatment suites at Anantara Spa and reward yourself with the lavish attention of professional therapists.In this peaceful sanctuary, we have created a space to renew and rejuvenate your inner sense of wellbeing. Amongst Maldives spa resorts we offer you a unique experience where the focus is only on you.
Let us nurture and inspire you in the world's most desirable paradise with treatments that draw from the wisdom of the earth, using the healing properties of natural ingredients to enrich, detoxify, polish and restore. Experience a soothing touch, delivered with luxuriant oils produced from indigenous sources, as we invite you to depart from the world and experience a relaxing transformation.
Spa Facilities: 6 Private over water treatment suites. Manicure, Pedicure and Beauty Salon Expansive over-water relaxation deck Jacuzzi and cold plunge pools for relaxation before or after treatments Steam Room Spa Boutique Shop
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